As I march down the dark path that is the diagnostic process to find out the health of the 351 Cleveland, the first steps are to clean up a few leaks (mainly so it doesn’t bleed fluids all over the garage floor and driveway) and replace the points and condenser with a Petronix system.
If you are not familiar Petronix it’s a simple electronic ignition system (as compared with a MSD electronic ignition system) that keeps your car looking stock, as it all tucks under the distributor cap.
First I need to trouble a few leaks. If you wonder why I’m whispering in the any of the video it’s because to avoid the 100 plus temps I get started early.
Of course the power steering has nothing to do with the engine, but it is substantial and annoying. As a side note, when is a garage not a garage? When it’s the most used entry way into your home. Hence the desire to tackle these leaks before move the Mustang under cover. Of course I can put something on the floor but you know as well as I do, that doesn’t matter, because one of the unpublished laws of physics, that goes something like “Car fluids defy all published laws of physics and go where the hell they want.”
Here is the power steering cleaned up a bit.
Now we’ve got one more leak to take care of and that is the valve covers. Check it out:
I’ll get Part II post up here shortly. I’m breaking it up as too many videos tend to slow the loading on the page.
Thanks for reading.