1973 Mustang – Engine Bay Work

If you look back at #ProjectSportsRoof post you’ll see the condition engine bay.  During those videos I mentioned that I was going to clean it up and hit it with a rattle can.  Again this isn’t going to be a concours restoration, it’s going to look nice and it’s going to get driving and it’s going to sound awesome and yes it will be entered in to local car shows and a trip now and then down the strip!!!

Here is the engine bay work.

Here is the right side?

Right side - Before

Right side – Before


Right side shock tower – painted in Ford Blue


Right Side After

One more After

One more after for the right side


Here is the left side:


Left side after

Left Side After

Left Side After

Left Side Shock Tower

Left Side Shock Tower

Here a quick little video showing the wire work in the engine bay.

I’ve got a a little more work up near the firewall before I’m done.

Still have a little more electrical work to do as well.

Coming up more on the heater box and final components going on the 351C.

Thanks for reading.


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4 Responses to 1973 Mustang – Engine Bay Work

  1. Tim Sweet says:

    from Reddit – SayWhatIsABigW via /r/FirstGenMustang

    That wiring looks like a mess. I ended up buying a new harness for my engine bay for my 65.

    • Tim Sweet says:

      from Reddit – AGCarRestore[S]

      Surprisingly for a 73 year car – the electrical is still pretty simple under the hood.

  2. Bill says:

    I’m impressed! You did a great job with little expense.

    Please don’t resort to butt splices, scotchloks, and and multiple crimps! If you want to ‘rebuild’ the harness you can pigtail with solder joints and heatshrink, etc.

    BUT, if insulation is brittle, save your headaches and get a harness!

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