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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by rmdhokie on April 9th 2012, 7:09 am

T.Hadley wrote:The Boy and his II did great today, runner up, 120.00 bucks and a trophy, He went red in the final by 2 thousandths of a second, and ran right on his number of 13.11 some video to follow


That's awesome! Proud dad I'm sure. He's already won enough money to pay for the paint job cheers
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on April 9th 2012, 11:32 pm

13.11 is hauling arse!
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Post by T.Hadley on April 9th 2012, 11:57 pm

Thanks guys, yes very proud dad..

The car has run the best of 13.06 @ 106, On the day above it ran the best of 13.09 @ 105.

When we get a 3800 stall converter in it, it should run around 12.60's and that's on pump gas 87 octane.

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Post by T.Hadley on April 10th 2012, 2:04 am

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Post by moparman on April 18th 2012, 11:34 am

Congratulations! Thats an awesome father son project! I just read your entire post from begining to end. it's very informative, and i thank you for it. I'm getting ready to build my truck. I'm thinking of painting it black. On page 6 it shows where you sanded through to the between coats. What did you do to fix it or what can I do so I don't do this when i paint my truck?

Thanks and again, awesome post!
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Post by T.Hadley on April 18th 2012, 3:49 pm

Thanks for the feed back, I'm glad you find the information helpful.

It has been an awesome project for my son and I.

I never found a fix for the sand through and it only seems to show on the dark colors, and I think it is just the different layers of paint drying at different rates, on our car almost a year later I can not see any of that now, so I think as the paint cures it all blends in.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 27th 2012, 4:04 pm

Any new project lately?
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Post by T.Hadley on December 18th 2012, 5:27 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Any new project lately?

SORRY for not checking in more often, I have changed jobs and work nights at the moment, the mustang is all put away for the winter, my boy is across the state at collage and doing really well, no new projects at this time we are just doing winter work on the 95 mustang race car, for the up coming season. nothing pic worthy... Very Happy
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Post by T.Hadley on March 19th 2016, 2:05 am

So the paint on the mustang is failing but I'm not sure why, it has developed small blisters all over. Crying or Very sad
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 23rd 2016, 8:01 pm

Im shocked. Mine is holding up great.
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Post by wantajav on March 24th 2016, 5:55 pm

First off: Great work great car you and your son have there.

No expert here, but I wonder if you take the corner of an X acto knife and pop open one bubble what do you see?

--if it is all black paint lifted and the grey primer is solid underneath, then maybe you have a top coat issue. If you did use Paint + penetrol and not much MS maybe that is your issue, penetrol can only be used as a levelor and not as the base thinner....compatibility or off gassing issue

---if black and grey come off together down to bare metal --- it is prep work on the metal, or old paint like lacquer lifting through your new paint. The Mustang II was probably acrylic enamel OEM but maybe got repainted in lacquer at some point

---if there still is black paint under the blister then maybe too many coats of black at once or the first coats didn't dry all the way.

STILL great work, just refinish like Samilcar or paint with a Summit kit and HF gun.

Good luck

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Post by T.Hadley on March 31st 2016, 4:18 am

Thanks for the feed back, I have not had time to mess with it, but we will get to it and post up on here with what we find.

I'm building another new race car a 1972 Maverick
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 1st 2016, 12:06 pm

man its been a looooong time since we have all been on this. Looking forward to seeing the Maverick. Those were great cars that didn't get a whole lot of love.
How is your son going? Is he still racing?
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Post by T.Hadley on April 3rd 2016, 3:34 am

It sure has been awhile, life happens..

my son is doing great he has finished collage, has his degree and is working, he has not raced to much because of collage but my guess he will get out more now.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 5th 2016, 10:41 pm

I had some cracking/checking and chipping on the top of my driver side fender and cowl panel. I actually sanded and painted there last week. I want to hit it with more paint, but it just keeps raining everyday here. I have taken zero care of my paint, and the car has always been outside.

If it's just one or two small spots, I would repair them and not worry. Was the car outside?
Congrats on the education and job.
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Post by T.Hadley on May 26th 2016, 4:54 am

sorry I don't get on here as often lately. yes the car had to set out side for 2.5 years it did have a car cover on it but the paint still failed in some spots, and in all fairness it never got any wax put on it.I don't know if that would have made ant difference or not
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