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Old 07-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Mustangs been sitting for a Year! :(

However, I have a new engine and I'm about to swap the parts over to it to drop it in. But, my question is: What should I look at because it's been sitting? I'm going through the tank and fuel lines before i start it up, but what else should i look for?! I'm getting real close to get it up and running.. Just on the home stretch and need to finish up! Thanks for the help yall!
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Definitely clean fuel lines and tank. Other than that with dropping a new engine I imagine you are adding all New fluids, I.e. coolant and oil.

Might drain and fill tranny with fresh fluid while you're at it.
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My 95 Cobra sat for longer than that... bad time in my life... Anyway fuel filter, all new fluids and probably a good idea to do the brakes/bleed them. Tires might have flat spots if you haven't been moving it back and forth.
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thanks guys! I am definitely flushing All the fluid and its been moved around a bit so no flat spots thankfully. But I think ill do the brakes. No point in messing something up later ya know? Also can you check out this CL link? I need to know if thats a good deal. I have the clutch out already so im thinking of getting it! Thanks a bunch!
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I have a 96 mustang with a 98 V8 in it. can i still use it if its 99-04?
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My car sat for 18 months and even with a good engine, it just won't start. So if you left gas in it, you might want to check/replace the fuel pump while you're at it cleaning the lines and tank. Just in case.
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The dude on there needs to let you know what flywheel size he bought it for. up to 01 they used 10.5" flywheels, from 01.5-up they used 11" flywheels.

Your car SHOULD have a 10.5" flywheel in it and I'd honestly get this kit.
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The dude on there needs to let you know what flywheel size he bought it for. up to 01 they used 10.5" flywheels, from 01.5-up they used 11" flywheels.

Your car SHOULD have a 10.5" flywheel in it and I'd honestly get this kit.

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Ill ask this guy about it and if it is a 10.5 how can i find out that mine is a 10.5? I have it out, so is it etched in it or something??
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If its out of a 98 it is a 10.5" setup. Or you can measure...
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If its out of a 98 it is a 10.5" setup. Or you can measure...
Ill definitely look into it man. Thanks!
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I had mine in storage for a little over 3 years! New fluids, check rubber for dry rot and dry gas if the tank was under 3/4 full and the car was not in climate control storage.
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I had mine in storage for a little over 3 years! New fluids, check rubber for dry rot and dry gas if the tank was under 3/4 full and the car was not in climate control storage.
So should i dump my gas? Or what? Think it's still good?
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So should i dump my gas? Or what? Think it's still good?
Dump it for sure
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If your tank isn’t full and was not in a controlled temperature the chances of condensation forming are high, especially with the added ethanol in today’s gas. I didn’t drain mine as I have a CC storage facility with Lucas fuel treatment and I could tell that I should have drained the fuel! Your judgment call…
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Drain your fuel. Fuel nowadays had a short shelf life. It starts to go bad fast. Smell in the tank is it sweet? Not to mention the possibility of corrosion or some crud settling in the tank. Just drop it an drain it. Do yourself a favor when u have it out and put in a bigger fuel pump.
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When you do the brakes be sure to drain all the fluid and flush the system. I just spent the weekend putting on all new calipers, pads, lines, and hoses because I never thought to change the brake fluid. Brake fluid can boil as your brakes are used and the boiling releases condensation in the line that will cause you one heck of a nightmare. I never through $10 of brake fluid and an hour to bleed everything could save $650+ in a completely new brake system (minus master cyl)
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Great info guys! i will definitely dump the gas then, as well as look for a bigger fuel pump. what size should i be looking at? I have aspirations for making this Stang over 500 rwhp so should i just grab a big enough fuel pump for that or just grab a bigger one than stock for now? Also I will do everything i need to do with the brakes. new fluid and all. Its been covered but outside in the snow and rain and sun, so Whatever I need to do to have it working properly, I'll do. This is great though! Awesome info
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255lph fuel pump or bigger should support what u want.
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Good choice.
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255lph fuel pump or bigger should support what u want.

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