My 71 mustang and the occasionally good thought

This is my blog. It will tell whoever is reading it all about how the process of restoration on my '71 mustang is going, as well as an occasional good thought.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More work!

Well, hello everyone!
I have gotten tired of being greeted by an ugly monkey, and tired of the last post, so I will now update you as to the progress on my engine!......WITH PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

I put the camshaft into it.
I put the crankshaft into it.

I put the pistons into it.

I Put the timing chain and ataching sprockets on
I put the oil pump on.(the thing sticking up in the air)

I cleaned and put on the oil pan(and oil pan plug)

I put on the timing chain cover.(blue thing)

I put on the water pump.(silver thing) and the vibration dampner.

I put on the heads.

I put in the lifters and pushrods.(all the rods in the last pic)

I just put on the rocker arms.(and they are giving me trouble)
Next comes the Intake manifold.....

And I'm almost done!!!! I still have to find the right paint.

In other venues of interest, My dad has finished working on the boat's trailer. So hopefully we can take it out today YAY!!!!!!!

Edit: We just took it out and it runs great! It is a seventeen foot American runabout with an eighty-five horsepower engine. I ran it up to speed and we could definatly ski behind it!!

I have just come back from Boy scout camp in Cour'delane Idaho. It was the most Awsome camp that anyone in the troop has ever gone to. For starters, it was the last week of camp, so they were blowing the rest of their budget on good food and all sorts of fun stuff. Also the staff was all crazy because they all knew they would go home soon, so they just wanted to have fun. We all had much fun and I took the Motorboating, small boat sailing, waterskiing and shotgun merit badges. The first three of which are being put to good use soon:) Our troop organized an 80-90 person CTF game that was totally awsome, we canoed across the lake and slept overnight at an out-post 4 miles away, and we were the most awsome troop there. much fun:)

Anyways, I suppose that I should go now, and let you read this, so goodbye every one!!!!!!!!

I"LL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

work work work work work work......

Well everyone, I've officially started working full time this summer. I'm working with my dad in seattle, doing maintenance on about 6 residential/commercial buildings. That entails everything from painting to setting up wi-fi for tenents. So I'm writing this on the ferry again after getting up at 5:00 in the morning. Fun. Sorry if this isn't very well written, but I AM getting up at 5:00....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....oh, sorry, must have drifted off.....So I'll leave you with a picture of a geezer monkey. Have fun out there!!!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006


well I'm off to visit relatives and light fireworks all day long....WOO!!!!!!!

So i'll leave you with a picture....

Don't hurt yourselves out there!!!

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