Fox Body Mustang Project – Brake Master Cylinder Part 2

I wish I could say that part 2 is the final video of the brake master cylinder replacement on the Fox Body Mustang project….but alas, the saga continues. I have documented the latest hurdles, mistakes, mishaps, etc. here.

I swear I have plans to write something new and original (and hopefully interesting) on the blog soon, but lately my free time has been mostly occupied by troubleshooting issues (often self-inflicted) on the project car. I can’t complain though. I am learning. Thanks for watching and thanks for reading. Cheers.

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Fox Body Mustang Project – Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Part 1

My latest efforts on the Fox Body Mustang project = attempting to replace the brake master cylinder. I managed to make some headway on addressing some more rust issues as well as getting the brake master cylinder and brake booster out. The latest video is up on the TacoPotatoMustang YouTube channel. Thanks for reading, thanks for watching!

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Fox Body Mustang Project: A Small Victory Followed by Multiple Little Failures/Delays

My latest efforts on the Fox Body Mustang Project AKA Zorro Blanco, include successfully replacing the lower door hinge tension spring, which means that my driver side door no longer closes on its own every time I open it.

After that, I attempted a few other repairs/fixes….all of which failed or have been temporarily delayed. My troubleshooting efforts will continue this week undoubtedly.

Thanks for reading, thanks for watching, leave a comment and let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions. Cheers!

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Puppy Departure & Fox Body Mustang Progress

After seven weeks, the last two of which were pretty bonkers, we finally said goodbye to the foster puppy goon squad. We had a lot of fun times but we also lost a lot of sleep and probably gained quite a few gray hairs. We’re glad we could help out the Fredericksburg SPCA, but not so sure we’ll be repeating the experience any time again. A couple of puppies are a lot to manage. Six puppies was overwhelming. As of last Friday, Lady’s puppies are all with their next foster homes and last I heard, at least one had found a forever home. Here’s a few of my favorite recent pics.

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Partially due to the puppies, I wasn’t able to make a ton of progress on the Fox Body Mustang project. I did manage to do a few small things and record, edit, and publish some new videos though. Have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching and for reading!

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Fox Body Mustang Project – Progress Continues

I made some more progress, of the slow and steady variety, on the Fox Body Mustang project over the past couple of weeks. Here are my latest videos documenting that progress. Thanks for watching, thanks for reading, let me know what you think!

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Fox Body Mustang Project – Wires & Rust

I made some more slow and steady progress on the Fox Body Mustang Project this past weekend, documented in my latest video from the TacoPotatoMustang YouTube channel. Thanks for watching. More Argentina photos coming soon!

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Argentina Continued – Glacier Trekking

Continuing from my last post on our Argentina trip (in February, pre-COVID 19 travel restrictions) – once we landed on the glacier side of the water, we were given helmets and climbing harnesses. From the beach, we hiked a beautiful trail that ran alongside the glacier, stopping briefly to drink some fresh spring water and to take some photos.

We were given crampons before stepping onto the glacier. Safety first.

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The next three plus hours were spent trekking all over the glacier. It was cold, windy, and exhausting, but also absolutely invigorating. The views, the colors (the blues especially), the sensory overload, and the blue hues. Did I mention the blue? Look at it. It looks like windshield wiper fluid but it’s natural!

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We ate our lunch in a spot that was as good as any on the glacier, close to this little “river”.

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Beyond the cold temps, wind, and whole being in motion, it was so exhausting because you brain is just being worked the entire time. Going up and down steep grades in the crampons requires constant attentiveness, so you avoid spraining or breaking an ankle. I think I managed to only fall once the entire trek but I tend to be more on the careful side. If you ever find yourself in Calafate, I highly recommend doing one of the treks that puts you further onto the glacier. We saw some tourist groups that only went onto the glacier briefly and not very far. I’m sure they had a nice experience as well but being so far onto the glacier felt like being on a different planet. It was incredible. Also, did I mention exhausting?

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The remainder of our time in Calafate wasn’t quite as intense. We walked around the town center area some more, tried some restaurants, and also ended up doing a short hosted tour near Lago Argentino. The tour also included an educational element visiting some eons old cave painting sites near the coast of the lake. Again with the amazing colors.

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Why don’t we get cool, quirky VW pickup trucks like this in the U.S.?

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Calafate is amazing. Add it to your bucket list. When the world is hopefully more “back to normal” some day, you should visit. Thanks for reading.

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Fox Body Mustang Project: Slow & Steady Progress

I made a little bit of progress on the Fox Body Mustang Project over the past weekend. Updates include removing the air silencer to free up a little bit more power, trying to trace the alternator power wire and figure out where the hell it goes, removal of most of the body molding stripe, and a little bit of work on some of the rust on the apron. Not a ton of huge accomplishments to report, just some little things that will eventually add up to getting the car where I want it to be.

Anyways, here’s the latest video:

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DudeStang – Raceseng Shift Boot Collar

Just a quick update to share my latest video from the TacoPotatoMustang YouTube Channel. I recently added a shift boot collar to my 2014 Mustang GT (AKA the DudeStang) from Raceseng. I also have a weighted shift knob from Raceseng that I love (I made a video on that a while back, before I started incorporating cool intros and music and what not, thanks to my awesome wife. Check it out here.)They make some really cool, high quality products. Have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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