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  • Spaghetti for dinner!
    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
    My Mach's restoration progress
    My Sprint's restoration progress
    I wish Americans wouldn't take advice on complex social issues from people that make their living from the talents they learned in kindergarten; singing, dancing, coloring, playing pretend, tossing balls, telling jokes...
    Pay attention to the people who think and highlight honesty.

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    • Brian and I were trying to figure out what we were going to do to cover up all the wires in the trunk and we found out about Mustang to Fear's trunk kit for the coupe. At the time we inquired they only had one made for the Eleanor style taillights. Rich said he was going to make one for the stock taillights and we also received the first gas filler neck cover.





      We still have to make a bracket to mount the computer and control panel behind the the Mustang to Fear trunk panel kit.

      You can read all about the install How to Finish Off Your 1967-1968 Mustang?s Trunk
      Rusty Gillis

      Gillis Performance Restorations
      727-847-7973
      www.gillisrestorations.com

      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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      • I decided to mount the wiring behind the seat on the plywood board that came with the Mustangs to Fear trunk kit.



        I replaced the coil packs and plug wires but still have a lot to do under the hood.



        Rusty Gillis

        Gillis Performance Restorations
        727-847-7973
        www.gillisrestorations.com

        Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
        Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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        • We installed the Dakota Digital gauges awhile back but I never did get a photo. Now I need to get a battery installed in the trunk so I can see them in color!



          Rusty Gillis

          Gillis Performance Restorations
          727-847-7973
          www.gillisrestorations.com

          Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
          Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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          • I like the way the gauges fit into that dash. That's real sharp.
            Rick Stevens
            Billet Fluid Line Clamps: www.lsbilletworks.com

            - FFR Mark III Cobra Replica (aka Rayne)
            - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
            - 2012 F250 Powerstroke

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            • Mustang to Fear dash pad came in a long time ago and is a very well made dash pad. Now if I can only get the wiring straightened out under the dash I can install it.



              Rusty Gillis

              Gillis Performance Restorations
              727-847-7973
              www.gillisrestorations.com

              Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
              Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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              • I ran out of room at the shop so I moved this to my house and started working on it again on the weekends.





                I had a hard time finding a master cylinder that would clear the cam cover and did a search on line and found this Bronco II master cylinder and it fits.



                Rusty Gillis

                Gillis Performance Restorations
                727-847-7973
                www.gillisrestorations.com

                Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                • That MC looks like it was designed to fit there, good choice.
                  '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
                  My Mach's restoration progress
                  My Sprint's restoration progress
                  I wish Americans wouldn't take advice on complex social issues from people that make their living from the talents they learned in kindergarten; singing, dancing, coloring, playing pretend, tossing balls, telling jokes...
                  Pay attention to the people who think and highlight honesty.

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                  • That is one sweet look'in stang

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                    • I have been using a board to hold up the deck lid after searching I found these struts from Mustangs Unlimited





                      My intake was cracked while I was replacing it I found a good place for the AC valve



                      New intake



                      Rusty Gillis

                      Gillis Performance Restorations
                      727-847-7973
                      www.gillisrestorations.com

                      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                      • Next problem I had was none of the brackets for the alternator would work so we had to cut and modify the first one to fit. Sorry no photo






                        Rusty Gillis

                        Gillis Performance Restorations
                        727-847-7973
                        www.gillisrestorations.com

                        Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                        Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                        • I bought stainless steel transmission cooler lines for the AOD but they didn't fit so I made my own









                          Rusty Gillis

                          Gillis Performance Restorations
                          727-847-7973
                          www.gillisrestorations.com

                          Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                          Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                          • I ordered a set of Vintage LEDs taillights







                            Rusty Gillis

                            Gillis Performance Restorations
                            727-847-7973
                            www.gillisrestorations.com

                            Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                            Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                            • Rusty,
                              I sure hope and wish you to get this wonderful project done enough to enjoy driving it a bit, before you're too old to! This has certainly been quite a long one, with many detours and changes along the way! While I'm well aware of the enjoyment you get from planning and doing the fiddling, I also know that you love to drive!
                              Just Sayin'
                              Gene
                              To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
                              '68 coupe/5.0/T5
                              '69 F250
                              '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
                              '03 Miata (wife's ride)

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                              • Originally posted by horseballz View Post
                                Rusty,
                                I sure hope and wish you to get this wonderful project done enough to enjoy driving it a bit, before you're too old to! This has certainly been quite a long one, with many detours and changes along the way! While I'm well aware of the enjoyment you get from planning and doing the fiddling, I also know that you love to drive!
                                Just Sayin'
                                Gene
                                Gene,
                                You are right it has been a very long project and I'm tired of working on it I want to drive it. I have too many personal projects and spend to much time on customer cars. My wife wanted me to have it finished this year and it's almost over. I will be close but I don't see how I can make it. I'm working on the Mustang II and the 68 Coupe to finish both of them asap.
                                Rusty
                                Rusty Gillis

                                Gillis Performance Restorations
                                727-847-7973
                                www.gillisrestorations.com

                                Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                                Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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