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Offline A12pilot

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68-390 Engine details
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »
Hey Folks,

 I got the 68 all wet sanded and polished up and will be starting into the drivetrain this month.  I've done some research but can't seem to find many answers to my questions.  Most would probably be answered with a detailing guide.  And speaking of that, I see the Cobra Jet one that was recently posted (and incredible work, BTW!!!!!) and was curious if any of those details are applicable to my 68 390 4spd GT?  My car was built at Dearborn.   Are there any good photos out of there of a correctly detailed 68 390?  I'm curious as to things like overspray on the exhaust manifolds, bellhousing, painted dipstick, etc.  Thanks for any help!!!!  I just registered my car to be in the Class of 68 at MCACN this November.  I unveiled my A12 Super Bee last year and I took home a Gold, so I have a reputation to uphold!!! HA!!!!  Thanks guys.....

Cheers

Dave
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 01:34:57 PM by J_Speegle »
Dave
-1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee -MCACN Gold 2017
-1968 Mustang S-Code GT Fastback
 (8F02S)..390-4spd, deluxe interior, both consoles,  convenience group,  reflective group, 8000 rpm tach,  AM 8-Track, fold down seat,  tinted glass,  all paperwork/ numbers matching, built late December

Offline Coralsnake

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Re: 390 Engine details
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 01:30:44 PM »
They are going to be very similar.

Offline preaction

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Re: 68-390 Engine details
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »
Where did you do your research ?
8R02S125064- January 6 1968  SJ   7F93S591808 - April 28 1967  Dearborn   7F91S544039 - December 17 1966 Dearborn

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Re: 68-390 Engine details
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 06:38:13 PM »
A bunch of searches on this site,  VMF,  and a few others.  Seeing a fully restored or survivor car would answer most of my questions.  I'll keep on searching.

Cheers
Dave
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-1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee -MCACN Gold 2017
-1968 Mustang S-Code GT Fastback
 (8F02S)..390-4spd, deluxe interior, both consoles,  convenience group,  reflective group, 8000 rpm tach,  AM 8-Track, fold down seat,  tinted glass,  all paperwork/ numbers matching, built late December

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Re: 68-390 Engine details
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 06:52:51 PM »
Agree with Pete the details will be very similar since they were built in the same plant along side so to speak.

Remember things like the valve cover gasket to stamped steel valve cover staples. Correct finishing of the PVS (ported vacuum switch), engine lift hooks will be different and heat shields and related parts are different. Think the vacuum hoses would be the solid stripes (Pete will confirm or correct) rather than the ones marked MX.

Just what comes to mind at the moment

Some might suggest using Mike's car as an example but consider that it was done a number of years ago and I'm pretty sure we would do some things differently if built today

Jeff Speegle

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