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    Recently, I bought a car that's been in the family since new - 1966. It was barely driven, and has just 30,000 miles on it. Granted, the original six cylinder was removed in the early 70s and replaced with a 302. I took ownership of it about 2 weeks ago, and I plan on using MTurk earnings to slowly get it ready, and possibly to share some insight with others.

    Here is a picture of it when it used to frequent shows:


    And here is the most recent picture I have of it at the moment:


    As you can see, it hasn't been given the attention in deserves for over 5 years. With the Turk earnings, I plan to do a front disc brake conversion, replace the spark plugs and wires, buy new tires, and get a set of Cragars to give it that 70's street machine look. Provided Flora makes an exception and allows this thread to stay open (given it isn't an item of sorts) I will continue to update on it every so often. I plan to have it ready to go by the end of the summer. An estimated $2.5k is needed.
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    Putting a '65 Mustang back on the road with Mturk earnings: http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php...MTurk-earnings

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    It's perfectly fine! It'll stay up as long as you want. This thread is about mturk goals and that's your goal!

    Can't wait to see the update! It's a beautiful car. It's a great project that you will have fun watching it come alive.

    Keep us updated!

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    First update: getting a fuel siphoning system tomorrow to drain the tank. Anyone who's done it before knows how fun it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac View Post
    First update: getting a fuel siphoning system tomorrow to drain the tank. Anyone who's done it before knows how fun it is.
    $40
    My PE for today is $12 because I'm juggling tech school with my full time job. I'm got to put that towards the plugs and wires. After that I will probably save up for tires, and lastly for front disc conversion. This may be my last update for awhile because I have a few real life things to tend to first. I'll have more pictures of the actual, cleaned off car after I get it out.
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    I'm going to hopefully have the opportunity today to set aside some time and get it running. I'll record it if I can. With all said so far - I'm about $100 into it of the $2000 total. Oil change, plugs and wires, and the siphon pump. I realize this is turning more into a DIY project than it is an actual goal so my apologies.
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    She's alive! She spit a bit of gas and a little fire at me in the process. Family never told me they had it build like a race car. I'll record it next time when I get the chance. Up next: saving up for a disc conversion.
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    It looks like I've run into a setback- I have to find a specific part for the front brakes in order to do the disc brake conversion. I've been trying to find it everywhere I can think of, to no avail. If I can't find one used, this will be about a $500 part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac View Post
    It looks like I've run into a setback- I have to find a specific part for the front brakes in order to do the disc brake conversion. I've been trying to find it everywhere I can think of, to no avail. If I can't find one used, this will be about a $500 part.
    SPOILER:
    Found a set for just $60. Facebook parts swap groups are a life saver. $210/$2500
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    The car wouldn't stay running today. Think a float in the carb is stuck. It's also taking forever to turn over and I haven't put the new plugs on but I should. I might need to add a new fuel pump and filter to the parts list which is another $200 or so. No major problems, just the typical symptoms of a car sitting for a decade.
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    Done some unexpected work on the carb, and trying to work out a few ghosts lying in the rear end and driveshaft. This is the first time in about a month I've had the chance to touch the car, otherwise it's still running good.
    ETA: You can see how long this car has been sitting just by looking at the fingerprint marks I left on the air cleaner.
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