73 Mustang Heater Box Part 5 – Clean Up

I know…I know…it’s a bit of let down moving back to the heater box for #ProjectSportsRoof when the beautiful 351 Cleveland that’s going to power the 73 Mustang is sitting in the garage waiting to roar back to life, but the heater box has to get done.

As I showed you in the previous heater box post is was pretty much a mess.  So after accessing the damage and apply epoxy to the broken pieces, I needed to clean it up before applying the fiberglass.  Here’s a little look at that:

 

I need give a bit of caution here when doing the cleaning.  Take a look at the part numbers on the heater box:

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Those number are no longer there.  The Simple Green clean removed them.   I’ll mention again that this is not a concourse restoration, but nonetheless it’s always sad when you change or remove something that original that didn’t need to be.  Yes it’s just the heater box and not something anyone is going to notice, but I know it’s gone as do you and all 17k members of this blog.

Coming up next on AG Car Restoration is fiberglass repair of the heater box and maybe I’ll sneak in sometime on the Cleveland.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1973 Mustang 351 Cleveland is BACK!!!

We interrupt this Heater Box restoration for an important announcement.

THE 351 CLEVELAND IS BACK!!!

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The main piece of this project if finally complete. 

Here’s what we have now:
351C bored .040
Crank .020 and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Double Roller Timing Chain

Here’s what I’m going to add:
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

Heads have been restored and upgrade as follows:
Bronze valve guide, stainless 1 piece valves,  MATCHING retainers, a proper 3 angle valve job,
springs matched to cam and set up to proper height and pressure checked and hardened seats.

Here a more complete look:


The change in the bore only increased the CID (Cubic Inch Displacement) from 352 – 358 and that’s not a lot.  But keep in mind that this is a 1972 engine and the 351C with a 4bbl carb was rated at 285 bph @ 5400 rmps (The Boss 351 was rated at 330bhp @ 5400).    So I’m guessing with the Crank .020 milled, Edelbrock 4bbl  800 CFM, Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold and the slight change in displacement that the horse power of this 1972 Cleveland will be about 300 hp – maybe.

Keep checking back as I have to finish the heater box, engine bay and the top half of the 351C.  Lots of fun coming up!!!

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1973 Mustang Heater Box Part 4

With the heater box for #ProjectSportsRoof out form under the dash, I now have to do the repairs and replace the heater core.

Here’s what needs to be done and I pull the heater core.

 


Coming up is the fiberglass work to fix and seal up the heater box.

Thanks for reading.
Tim

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1973 Mustang Original Invoice and Window Sticker – Marti Auto Works

1 day ago I didn’t purchase the window sticker for 1970 Mustang but I did for # ProjectSportsRoof. Check it out: 1973 Mustang SportsRoof Window Sticker.
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1973 Mustang Original Invoice and Window Sticker – Marti Auto Works

I’ve mentioned a few times here on Average Guy’s Car Restoration the great work that Marti Auto Works does to help car owners discover information about their Mustangs and other Fords that are important to being able to restore the cars and even help establish a value.  They own the rights to the Ford databases and records prior to 1974 (some models up to 1989).  These guys have everything..I mean everything.  Give them the VIN number and they’ll pile on the data (it’s not free but very reasonable).  They are authorized by Ford to reproduce window stickers and Protector Plates (identification plates that go on the inside door jamb) and more.

I didn’t purchase the window sticker for 1970 Mustang but I did for #ProjectSportsRoof.  Check it out:

1973 Mustang SportsRoof Window Sticker.

1973 Mustang SportsRoof Window Sticker.

That’s pretty cool but if you want the coolest thing (in my opinion) that they offer it is this:

The original Invoice!!!

The original Invoice!!!

This is the original – THE ORIGINAL – not a copy, not a reproduction – but the original – complete with pen/pencil marks and water stains – tucked way in a folder – invoice for my car.  That is beyond awesome.  The edges of the form didn’t make it into the scan but it all there.

The fact that it still exist is unbelievable and that I was able to purchase was great.  It’s a great piece to have and I couldn’t appreciate the folks at Marti Auto Works more!!!!!      

Check out the cost of 10 gallons of gas – $4.00!!!

Thanks for reading

Tim

You can find Marti Auto Works @   http://www.martiauto.com/

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Interior Help for the 1973 Mustang

While the block is out for machining I can turn my attention to one of the MANY other sub-projects  on #ProjectSportsRoof.

If you’ve followed the blog you know that I’ve tackled the heater box (more to come on that) and as well as cleaning up the engine bay.  As you’ve seen the interior needs work.  I’ve completed floor pans (sealed/coated), new under-layment and new carpet.  That was just the beginning, so much more to do on the inside.

One thing that makes restoring the interior go a bit smoother is having all the little things like screws and other fasteners.   That’s where AMK Products comes in.

I saw an AMK commercial on one of the car restoration shows.

I saw an AMK commercial on one of the car restoration shows.

Here’s a brief look at what it contains:


 It is pretty complete and well labeled for application.  You can find more on their website.  Go to https://www.amkproducts.com .

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Stairway To Car Doors

It seems that car culture here in Arizona is everywhere.  (Or is it just me?)  I always have my eye peeled for cool cars and car artifacts, I’m sure my wife thinks I need therapy, sometimes they pop up in surprising places.

In a recent trip to the cool Southern Arizona town of Bisbee – which is right next door to Lowell, AZ (check out my post –  click – Road Tripping – Cars – Lowell, Az. we ran across something unique.

Bisbee is a mining town build, mostly, on the side of a mountain.  One of its main attractions are the many stairs that you can climb to reach different street levels.

So many stairs that they hold the Bisbee 1000 – The Great Stair Climb annually an it’s a big deal!!

Stairs!!!

Stairs!!!

Well the stairs we claimed only number 181 and well.. they are pretty steep.  As we climbed I had to stop twice…to view the follow….not because I was winded…much!!!

Check these out these yard gates:

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Cool!!!

Thought I’d share these.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1973 Mustang Heater Box Part 3

Thanks for checking in on #ProjectSportsRoof.  I’m working on the heater box and it is now out from under the dash.

Although the box was easy to remove, unfortunately that might have been because the two brackets that hold the unit to the firewall were broken and dropped down only hanging by the A/C block still sticking through slot in the firewall.

Take a look:

 

 The rust isn’t too bad.  I’ll clean that up and see how much damage exist, cut out what I can and make a patch for it.   You can clearly see the condition of the brackets and the box.

Coming up next I attempt the repairs.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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I’m finishing the labeling of the components for the heater box before I pull it out.  These videos help with replacing any “left over” parts and memory joggers.

Unfortunately I did discover an area of rust and that is never a good thing!!!

Take a look:

 

 

Coming up next the box comes out and we take a good look at it.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Check this Out! Renault uncovers the stunning Trezor concept in Paris

Awesome concept car!!!

The Renault Trezor's single-piece roof lifts for entry and exit

The Renault Trezor’s single-piece roof lifts for entry and exit(Credit: Scott Collie/New Atlas)

The Volkswagen I.D. concept may be as important as the Beetle (according to Volkswagen, anyway), but it’s not the prettiest all-electric concept car in Paris, not by a long shot. A real contender for that title is the Renault Trezor, a gloriously curvy, 350-hp grand tourer with clamshell roof, Formula E-based powertrain and “Multi-Sense” autonomous technologies. If this is what the future looks like, we can’t wait to go there.

The Trezor picks up where Renault left off with the passion-red 2010 DeZir concept in terms of swoopy, show-stopping design. Renault says that in the same way the DeZir influenced the styling elements of future products, like the 2012-introduced Clio and 2015 Kadjar, the Trezor will inform the shape of things to come.

And that’s great news because the Trezor is easily one of the sexiest cars on display in one of the world’s sexiest cities, a city that’s currently playing host to both the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile and Fashion Week. The Trezor would feel comfortable at either.

As we reported way back in 2010, the DeZir was inspired by “falling in love.” It’s been five years, that love is running deeper than ever and now blossoms into “maturity and commitment” in the Trezor. In other words, the DeZir was red-hot lust embodied, and the Trezor is a stronger, committed relationship (that clearly hasn’t lost a step in the sex and passion departments). It’s all very fitting for a Paris debut.

Like the DeZir, the Trezor is defined by voluptuous front and rear fenders, which come across more smooth and sensual than muscular. The new concept stretches out more dramatically than the DeZir, its long, flowing hood teaming with a roofline that slowly descends to the rear bulge between the fenders.

Renault Trezor

Though still a two-seater, the new, 185-in (4,700 mm) concept is more than a foot and a half (475 mm) longer than its 2010 predecessor and sits on a wheelbase with an extra 7.6 in (194 mm). The 80.6-in (2,048 mm) front and 83-in (2,106 mm) rear tracks work with that wheelbase to grab hold of the road with the custom Continental tires.

Up front, the Trezor is defined by the cavernous side intakes dropping down from the sharp headlamps and the curved indentation created with help from the chin down below. The rear-end design includes a fiber optic lighting fixture with integrated laser light. “Under braking, the torsion and stacking of the optical fibers creates an interesting visual effect and increases the intensity of the light,” Renault syas of the design.

Renault Trezor at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

The low-stance carbon fiber bodywork delivers a slippery drag coefficient of 0.22 and helps keep weight to 3,527-lb (1,600-kg) in conjunction with the carbon monocoque.

The Trezor gives off a first impression of being a full-blown supercar, and word of an F1-influenced powertrain temporarily supports that idea. The electric engine is more modest in output, though, a rear-mounted 349-hp unit derived from the same technology that drove the Renault e.dams car to two Formula E championships. Its 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque help it fire to 62 mph (100 km/h) in four seconds flat.

Renault Trezor

Individual front and rear battery packs help keep the motor spinning and weight distributed evenly. A Formula E-derived energy recovery braking system helps to extend time between mandatory recharges. In place of the usual fuel filler door on a gas vehicle, Renault has an analog battery level indicator, a refreshingly simple alternative to the ubiquitous smartphone app with systems info.

The Trezor looks like the type of sporting GT that you’d look forward to driving from point to point (and points beyond), but it does include Multi-Sense autonomous mode, along with neutral and sport modes. The steering wheel doesn’t tuck away, like in the VW I.D. and other concepts, instead widening out to open up a better view of the dashboard. The newest front passenger can use the digital dash for watching video content, playing games or doing all those other things one would do on any digital display. The exterior lighting pattern changes in autonomous mode as a signal to other road users.

Before driver and passenger start kicking back and watching video content on the dash display, they need to saddle up into the cabin through the lifting single-piece roof/hood. With no doors to open, the driver and passenger straddle the leather-wrapped sides to get in, a throwback to classic race cars. Inside, Renault takes the bucket seat to a new level with its full-wrapping driver and passenger pockets trimmed in warm, supple red leather.

Renault Trezor interior

The wooden dashboard was designed in conjunction with French wooden bicycle company KEIM Cycles, its specially prepared ash wood structure supporting the large L-shaped central OLED UHD touch display and control center and digital instrument panel. The multimedia system automatically recognizes the driver’s smartphone, and apps are exported to the vehicle display for him or her to organize and use as desired.

The red wood of the dashboard extends forward under the hood, wrapping a pair of custom suitcases snugly. Leather straps hold that luggage in place.

The Trezor makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which opened to the press on Thursday. We pretty much gave up any sliver of hope of production the minute we saw it, but Renault does say the car “previews trends likely to be seen in future Renault models.” So there’s that.

Take a look at the Trezor in action below:


SOURCE: http://newatlas.com/renault-trezor-concept/45688/

Thanks for reading.
Tim

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