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badmav70
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From: pittsburgh, usa
Registered: May 2003

posted 09-05-2003 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for badmav70   Click Here to Email badmav70     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi all, im fairly new to this board and thought id say hi first off..

i have 2 78 II's one coupe and one hatchback with t-tops, unfortunaly both of thease cars have been sitting for a few years, well now id like to get them going again in some form, i'll never get out of them what i have into, and i can't bring myself to junk them to many fond memorys..
my hatchback is a 6cyl 4-speed, the car was running well when i parked it,the reason i stopped driving it was because the gas tank filter crumbled appart inside the tank and i got tired of cleaning out the carb every week, no matter how many filters i had in the line it still got to the carb... but the day i put it where it is sitting there was a metal scrapeing noise comming from the motor i think, it was a constant scrape and not like a wrapping and there is oil in it, any ideas on what it may be? or things i may want to check before i try to get it running again?

my other car is a 78 coupe with a 4cyl 4-speed, it also ran well when parked, i stopped driving it because i needed the gas tank for my hatchback. the body is pretty solid and it probably wouldn't take too much to get it going again.. but i need a good tank and sending unit does anyone remanufacture thease? got one they can sell me cheap, im unemployed and can't afford much.. also can i get the in-tank filter?
thanks in advance for your help and segestions

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69.5 maverick
77 granada 250 4-door 4-speed no ps no pb
2 78 mustang II's one t-top and one coupe
87 t-bird 5.0L (for sale cheap!)
89 mustang lx 5.0
90 bronco II

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 09-06-2003 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

It's hard to diagnose an engine noise without being there. Throw a mechanical oil pressure gauge and see what that says.

Take the gas tank off and give it a good rinsing out, then keep a good quality fuel filter before the fuel pump and you should be all set.

Good luck on the job hunt.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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