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I just reunited with my sn95. Its been baking in the sun for 7 years. Not run or moved. Just got her towed to my garage. mods are: msd, coil, distributer, plugs and wires, full off road exhaust, headers, cold air intake, pullys, 373s. she looks bad. However that is going to change. So...my question is, how should I go about starting her up? My plan is, new battery, then turn her over. but before I do that should I.flush and replace fluids? or can I give her a quick start to here how she is running?
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I just reunited with my sn95. Its been baking in the sun for 7 years. Not run or moved. Just got her towed to my garage. mods are: msd, coil, distributer, plugs and wires, full off road exhaust, headers, cold air intake, pullys, 373s. she looks bad. However that is going to change. So...my question is, how should I go about starting her up? My plan is, new battery, then turn her over. but before I do that should I.flush and replace fluids? or can I give her a quick start to here how she is running?
I put some brake fluid, Marvel Mystery oil, or just plain motor oil in the cylinders and turn it over by hand first. Let it sit a few days then remove the plugs and spin it over with the starter (also disconnect the coil) to blow the fluid out of the cylinders or risk blowing out the head gaskets (My dad may have learned this the hard way). After that you need to change the oil. You should probably set cyl 1 to tdc, remove the distributor and prime the oil pump with an electric drill until you see oil pressure on your gauge. The next thing you want to do is clean out the fuel tank especially if there is still fuel in it. Then change your fuel filter, after that's done cycle the ignition a few times to pressurize your fuel system. Check for leaks then see if she'll start! If it doesn't or runs rough pull your plugs out and see if you are getting fuel. You may need to remove your fuel rail and injectors to clean them up a bit. Good luck! I speak from experience my dad just fired up my Mustang that's been sitting for 10 years after following all the steps above she fired right up!
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Been saying single digit coming for 2 years.....it's for sure coming now! lol
Don't worry....it's only a boat anchor! All it said on the dyno was........average!!
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I put some brake fluid, Marvel Mystery oil, or just plain motor oil in the cylinders and turn it over by hand first. Let it sit a few days then remove the plugs and spin it over with the starter (also disconnect the coil) to blow the fluid out of the cylinders or risk blowing out the head gaskets (My dad may have learned this the hard way). After that you need to change the oil. You should probably set cyl 1 to tdc, remove the distributor and prime the oil pump with an electric drill until you see oil pressure on your gauge. The next thing you want to do is clean out the fuel tank especially if there is still fuel in it. Then change your fuel filter, after that's done cycle the ignition a few times to pressurize your fuel system. Check for leaks then see if she'll start! If it doesn't or runs rough pull your plugs out and see if you are getting fuel. You may need to remove your fuel rail and injectors to clean them up a bit. Good luck! I speak from experience my dad just fired up my Mustang that's been sitting for 10 years after following all the steps above she fired right up!
Right on target as he asked plenty of questions when he started here and so far he has done a spectacular job.

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Right on target as he asked plenty of questions when he started here and so far he has done a spectacular job.

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Thanks for the compliment Smurf! I learned from the best.

doityeadoit, you should start a build thread with plenty of pictures of your project so we can keep track of the progress. I know I'm not alone in saying we really enjoy watching neglected 'Stangs being put back on the road were they belong. Make sure you post up a video of that first start, we'd love to see it!
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I put some brake fluid, Marvel Mystery oil, or just plain motor oil in the cylinders and turn it over by hand first. Let it sit a few days then remove the plugs and spin it over with the starter (also disconnect the coil) to blow the fluid out of the cylinders or risk blowing out the head gaskets (My dad may have learned this the hard way). After that you need to change the oil. You should probably set cyl 1 to tdc, remove the distributor and prime the oil pump with an electric drill until you see oil pressure on your gauge. The next thing you want to do is clean out the fuel tank especially if there is still fuel in it. Then change your fuel filter, after that's done cycle the ignition a few times to pressurize your fuel system. Check for leaks then see if she'll start! If it doesn't or runs rough pull your plugs out and see if you are getting fuel. You may need to remove your fuel rail and injectors to clean them up a bit. Good luck! I speak from experience my dad just fired up my Mustang that's been sitting for 10 years after following all the steps above she fired right up!
Ok thank you overbudget. Sounds like a lot of steps but also sounds like it is well worth it. I can handle that. I appreciate the feed back. Out of curiosity, why brake fluid? Does it master what type? Also how do I turn out over from the starter?
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Thanks for the compliment Smurf! I learned from the best.

doityeadoit, you should start a build thread with plenty of pictures of your project so we can keep track of the progress. I know I'm not alone in saying we really enjoy watching neglected 'Stangs being put back on the road were they belong. Make sure you post up a video of that first start, we'd love to see it!
I hadn't really thought of that but it would be the least I could do since I'm sure ill be asking many questions. It may be a drawn out built but I have no time restriction, yet. Looking forward to it.
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Ok thank you overbudget. Sounds like a lot of steps but also sounds like it is well worth it. I can handle that. I appreciate the feed back. Out of curiosity, why brake fluid? Does it master what type? Also how do I turn out over from the starter?
Just cheap parts store brand DOT 3 will work fine. Brake fluid works well because it draws out moisture, and has a way of working deep into the piston rings to loosen them up. Turn it over with the key... One more thing before you turn it over remove your fuel pump relay. I forgot to mention it earlier but if you turn the key on with the fuel pump connected it will suck up all of the crap in the bottom of your tank and potentially ruin the pump and stop up your lines. You also will need to pick up a new fuel pump sock filter since I'm sure yours has seen better days. When you drop the tank remove the pump and set it in fresh gas or B12 chem-tool this will loosen up any deposits that may be stuck in the pump itself. After it soaks for a few tap it gently and the crud should fall out of it. After that you may want to hot wire it and pump some clean gas through it just to make sure it works and is thoroughly clean before you reinstall it.
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