I was at the shop late yesterday and realized that it has been a while since I have posted any news about the Mustang. It’s been busy around the shop the last few weeks, but we have still been able to put in a few hours here and there on the Mustang. So progress has been made, it’s just that the stuff that we have been doing hasn’t been particularly glamours or photogenic. To rectify this oversight, here are three photographs of the Mustang, unrelated except for the fact that I remember to take them before I went home.
The first picture shows the transmission cooler, the small radiator looking thing with the two silver lines attached, installed and plumbed. The transmission cooler’s function is to cool the hot automatic transmission fluid, extending the life of the transmission. The harder the transmission has to work, the more it needs cooling. With as much power as this beast makes, it needs cooling indeed.
The second photograph shows the front valiance installed. That is one more step in getting the nose finished up and looking as buttoned down as the rear.
The last picture shows the instrument cluster installed. It looks a little drab in this shot because, despite my best efforts, a body shop is a dirty place and the dash is covered in dust. A quick wipe with a damp cloth and a squirt of vinyl protectant will perk it right up though.
Next week the car gets loaded onto a trailer and hauled off to have the headers and exhaust system installed. That will take a few days, but after that, when the car gets back to the shop, we might be ready to spark the ol’ girl up.
On a build like this, when the car is running you really are in the home stretch. I hope Cassie and Karl have found a place to hang the keys.