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Old 05-25-2016, 02:59 PM
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79 Stars and Stripes restoration

Folks,
Picked this one up last weekend. My buddy has owned it for several years, but it's been laid up. Other plans keep getting in the way, and he begged me to take it away.

What I know. 1979, non powerslot. Ford 351. Trailer is original and in decent structural shape.
Stringers supposedly replaced (I see evidence of that).
Engine supposedly ran 3 years ago (not seeing evidence of that).

Tarp had failed. It's wet. Floorboard is toast and home to an ant colony.

But. It's complete. ~860 hours on the clock.

I couldn't quite steal it, but I didn't pay a lot.
Ideally I would like to get it running and pass it along to someone else to do the cosmetics.

Without further ado. Here are the pics upon arrival at the shop.

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Old 05-25-2016, 03:02 PM
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Got started with pulling the ant farm out and the remains of the seats; wanted to see what is truly there, and see what some cleaning would do for her. Decided to just do the left hand side for before and afters
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:03 PM
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A quick once over with some 105 and a wool pad reveals the gelcoat is salvageable.


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Old 05-25-2016, 03:03 PM
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:04 PM
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Figured I would see what happened with that crusty critter of an engine - definitely a concern. But hey. Ford small block. Should be easy.


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Old 05-25-2016, 03:05 PM
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Pulled the plugs. 7 of the 8 looked great. #1 however, didn't look so hot.


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Old 05-25-2016, 03:10 PM
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Uh oh. This isn't good. Grab the oil squirted and spray a couple teaspoons in each cylinder, try to rotate engine by hand. No go, in forward or reverse.

She's now being drenched in marvel mystery oil, and we will see if I can get her unseized.

Plan on shining the rest of the hull this weekend, figuring out how bad the stringers are, and then decide how deep I want to go with this project.

I do intend to sell, so if anyone is interested at any stage, let me know. I'll make you a good deal. Obviously the more I do, the more it's worth.





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Old 05-27-2016, 10:42 AM
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Yuk.

Looks bad!
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:09 AM
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Poor vinegar in the cylinders and let it soak over night. That will break it loose. Then rotate by hand and oil the cylinders and when you think you're done, oil them some more. Change the oil often the first few uses.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:17 AM
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Boy Good luck. Sounds like fun
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