1972 Mercury Montego GT 429 Updates – July 2014
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1972 Montego GT 429 – July 2014 Updates
Parts used for the 521 motor
521 stroker kit
Custom grind cam by Lunati
Edelbrock heads (Assembled)
Torker II manifold
Pics taken of the machined block – with crank and cam installed 7-2-14
July 7th – the motor is almost done.
7-1-14 Paint coil bracket and motor mount pieces
7-7-14 Brought my motor back to the shop
7-10-2014 Wetsanded and polished the front of the heads
Alternator bracket before sandblasting and painting
Cut the wires to fit to make them clean looking as possible. Hard to do on a Ford.
Above 2 pics taken July 21
July 21 – Finally got the evaporator case installed. Took the case apart and took the evaporator in to get it checked out. An A/C shop said it was fine.
I polished the main lines of the evaporator. Need to get a new expansion valve and POA valve.
Power steering pump and cooler before
July 22nd – received my new power steering pump. Have it prepped (along with stripping the dip stick) and ready for paint.
Just got it in about an hour ago.
My original pump on the left. I mixed up some paint to match the original color they used on the power steering pumps. I made up a basecoat/clearcoat. The original was a single stage paint. Notice the factory run.
All the parts freshened up and repainted before reassembly
July 23, 2014 – power steering pump back together
July 23rd marks the day that I bought the car one year ago.