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  1. 3 points
    CG in TX

    Late model Mustang seat swap

    I installed 08 Mustang seats with TMI retro Mach 1 seat covers in my 69 fastback. I had to cut out the front seat platforms for the correct height. I love the look for a custom and much better than stock seats.
  2. 3 points
    Well. I'm sure there are other ways. But I got so sick of belt squeak for both the Alternator and PS that I bought this tool. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/35438209 You put it on the inside of the pulleys and use a wrench to have it push out until there is enough tension on the belt. Tighten your bolts, un-tighten and remove the tool. Makes it SO easy and nice to do by yourself.
  3. 3 points
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    Mike and I installed the upper cowl today. Moving along!
  4. 3 points
    Midlife

    Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    Now you tell me. I removed all of my undercoating by rubbing it with a rag soaked in gasoline. I hereby bequeath any residual scrap wiring and Mustang schematics and catalogs to 1869stang.com and any debts to RPM. May I Rest In Peace.
  5. 3 points
    Ridge Runner

    Dogs and Mustangs

    Every one needs a lap dog
  6. 3 points
    RPM

    Dogs and Mustangs

    I hired me a new shop foreman about a month ago. She's a keeper.
  7. 3 points
    69ShelbyGT350H

    1969 Shelby GT350H Build

    Fitting the body panels
  8. 2 points
    Shep69

    Door Glass Came Unglued Today

    You place the pvc pipe on the vertical adjusting bars that the U shaped brackets slide up and down. By slicing down one side of the pipe you can push it over the vertical bars and it fits snug . It’s a bit of trial and error to get the pipe to the height you want.
  9. 2 points
    Shep69

    Door Glass Came Unglued Today

    Another reason these brackets can come off is due to the fact that when you wind the window down it bottoms out on the rubber stop . If you overwind going down it puts pressure on the brackets. I cut some 15mm pvc pipe and cut it down the length . I put this on both front and rear bars so when you wind the window down the brackets hit the top of the pipe instead of centre of the window hitting the rubber stop. This also helps with the felts at the end of the door not getting hooked up all the time.
  10. 2 points
    bigmal

    Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    There are some very sad stories here. My heart brakes for everyone who has lost loved ones. It's made even worse that this was known about and they continued to use it and some countries still do. If any good comes from this it will raise a little awareness of the prolific use of asbestos and the care needed when working around it.
  11. 2 points
    Vicfreg

    Dogs and Mustangs

    The old Lab came down to the shop today to see what was going on. Miserable rainy day in NC, so she was not interested in going outside. Figured others might have some Canine helpers in the restoration shop...,
  12. 2 points
    Ash

    Not A Build Thread But A Tribute.

    Here's the kit that Mark used. It says they offer international post. They use a Walbro pump so can easily be upgraded or replaced. https://www.efihardware.com/products/c471/Fuel-Tank-Conversion-Kits
  13. 2 points
    bigmal

    Door Alignment Issues

    Took two seconds and the issue with the window is fixed. Thanks.
  14. 2 points
    Front end bolted back up .
  15. 2 points
    Converting my standard hood to a shaker hood. Who doesn't like a shaker sticking out the hood!!! I purchased the Scott Drake surround . It cost me a lot of money and its the biggest piece of shit . Im embarrassed to even put it on but thats all that was available. I welded in patches to fill the holes were the original scoop indicator lamps went.
  16. 2 points
    bigmal

    Not A Build Thread But A Tribute.

    I've been told I can't refer to my wife as 'my current wife'. I think she reads too much into it.
  17. 2 points
    69RavenConv

    Dogs and Mustangs

    Cute but can she bust a rusty muffler hanger loose? Oh never mind, I see she's the shop foreman, so she just tells YOU which rusty hanger to bust loose....
  18. 2 points
    Mike65

    Dogs and Mustangs

    Our Husky was my Mustang dog until she passed away last June. Here she is taking a break from her guard dog duties.
  19. 2 points
    Ridge Runner

    Dogs and Mustangs

    My two are always on the job ,they are just taking a break at the moment
  20. 2 points
    69RavenConv

    door hinge

    Replacing the OEM style pins and bronze bushings is also an option for less money. That's what I did. https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/bush.html Granted, it's not nearly as robust as the grease filled zerk kits but it is a lot cheaper. When these cars were daily drivers and the doors were getting opened and closed a dozen times a day, 365 days a year, the hinges wore out. I figure my car is now a toy that gets driven a a couple dozen times a year so the OEM style should last me a lifetime. The zerk style would probably last 5 lifetimes but that's more than I'm going to need. :)
  21. 2 points
    Mike65

    door hinge

    I would rebuild the ones you have & contact MUSTANGSTEVE about getting the parts to have greasable door hinges with the zerk fittings. Either you can DIY or have MUSTANGSTEVE do it. Here is a link to his page. https://www.mustangsteve.com/hinge.html
  22. 2 points
    Mach1 Driver

    Convertible rockers

    I found this template for cutting the console: Jim Osborn Reproductions Convertible Console Cutting Template Its for a 65-66, but the profile seems to match. I'm sure its safer to just make a cardboard template using a Home Depot contour gauge:
  23. 2 points
    MAC390

    All American Car Show Australia

    Big show put on by the Mustang Owners Club OF NSW. On top of a major shopping mall in the car park area. 100 degrees f , bloody hot , My Dodge Charger R/T won 2 trophies. Here's some pics of the 69-70 Mustangs and some convertibles
  24. 2 points
    Vicfreg

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Underdash wiring is finally done!. Will put steering column, brake pedal and accelerator pedal in next. I am going to leave dash out when the car goes to paint. Moving to under the car for my transmission speed sensor and backup light switch wiring, then to the trunk, then engine goes in!
  25. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    Yes. There are 2 sizes. I used 3/8” for the starter. You also need to make sure you get a boot with it for both sides.
  26. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Hi. New member here. A fellow forum member told me about this site, so I will be posting my project details here over the next months (years). My car is a "F" code 1970 convertible, originally a auto/AC car with power top. 2 years ago, I obtained the car from a storage building in Las Vegas, from a friend who had an older family member who had give up on the project. I loaded the car into a POD, and transported it back home to North Carolina. Over the past 2 years, I have been sorting and refinishing parts, and this week, had my friend at LatoRacing (forum member) come out and get the car to sort out the sheet metal work that needs to be done. I will post some pics of the find, the transport, and progress since I obtained the car, and once caught up with that, will have LatoRacing post pictures of the progress. Current plan is to build a Mach I style convertible, with a 393 stroker, C-6, 4 link rear, and rack and pinion/coil over front end. Engine, trans, and interior are done and ready to be installed. Look forward to documenting my project. Regards, Vic
  27. 1 point
    RPM

    The Bitch is Back!

    Installed a backup camera as the view out the back of these cars is less than stellar. I'm not sure where the final resting place will be for the screen, but I do know I'm not too keen on looking at the obnoxious screen when I'm not backing up. EZ PZ to install and the screen turns on when the trans is put into reverse. The camera lens is above the O of California on the license plate.
  28. 1 point
    Not the professional look but works for me. Find a spot where a wood wedge will fit and drive it in. I find uses for these wedge's in many situations. They won't break anything and usually don't leave any marks behind. Brian
  29. 1 point
    latoracing

    1970 Grabber Green Project

    I removed 1" from the part I cut off, figured it would be "easier" to line up the outside first. I tried to remove a section from the middle of the bumper end, (black sharpie marks) but that just made a mess. So, I continued to cut pieces off of it, all the flanges and the inner section became scrap. I took some 11ga and got to forming the fill-in areas for the sides. Lots of beating and bending, tack welded and hammered on it some more. After a while i had something resembling a bumper end. Once I kinda liked the shape I went and welded it together and rough trimmed it in place. In fitting it to the quarter and end cap, I made it really close so I don't have to guess where it fits. I plan on opening the gap up a little later on. I've had this end on and off countless times, I might tack weld it in place once I get to fitting the inner portion. A little grinding and it is looking a little better. I'm not totally sold on the way this is looking, the end cap to bumper doesn't flow, but there is a little more to add to the profile. Guess I'll continue in this direction. Where the valance to quarter fits, the bumper has a rather large hump that I don't like either. In fitting all this stuff really tight, and what I'm fixing to do to the quarter extensions, I'm probably going to weld the rear valance to the car. Not my favorite thing to do, but it would blend much better... I have some more forming to do to get the inner portion of the bumper fabricated, starting from flat sheet should be fun! More metal madness to come...
  30. 1 point
    simplyj

    Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    The industry defensive argument is that the heat generated from braking causes asbestos to be converted to forsterite, a non-carcinogenic mineral. Most "experts" that have not been paid by the automotive industry don't put quite the same faith in the total conversion, nor do I, but there is some evidence to support it. I generally look at the arguments about asbestos exposure the same way as cigarette smoking; we all know people who smoked like chimneys their entire lives and didn't die from lung cancer and yet we accept that smoking is dangerous. I don't smoke. I also try to avoid inhaling asbestos. Statistically, I will likely die from something else and yet I don't feel like rolling the dice on this one. Speaking of brakes, I'll leave this little nugget right here... 1966 Bendix memo (brake manufacturer).
  31. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    I ground off the "loop" that is used for the "J-bolt" that holds the spare tire down. If you look at the other pictures, I have underlying spacer boards that run from front to back in the trunk, and I positioned them to go around any "bumps" in the trunk floor.
  32. 1 point
    Shep69

    Door Alignment Issues

    When I had my brackets out I found the threads to be pretty average probably due to being aluminium and overtightened at some stage. I ended up putting helicoils in all the brackets. Those things work great.
  33. 1 point
    Reaper69

    Door Alignment Issues

    Way oldn but the best could be to align the back by the latch. Then if the front is off at the bottom adjust the fender in or out. 2 bolts at the bottom.
  34. 1 point
    TinMan

    Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    For what it's worth. I grew up in a three bay garage owned by my Dad in the 70s. Any time we'd pull a drum off a car, we'd grab an air hose and make this huge black cloud of brake dust, then just walk through it. My Dad did have two "spots" on his lungs when he was in his late 80s. That's after 50+ years of doing the same thing. Sure, I'd avoid asbestos but there's quite a few of us that are still around.
  35. 1 point
    I'm new here and I found this forum while doing research for 70 heater core replacement video. I did find it here. I ordered a bushing kit for my sloppy gear shift for my automatic transmission. Yesterday I reassembled my instrument cluster with a new circuit board, lenses and led bulbs. I also worked on the engine bay wiring and installed a refurbished Dixco hood tach from The Tachman. I had to remove my MSD 6AL tach adapter and rewire directly from the 6AL box for the new upgrade. Anyone need a working 8920 tach adaptor? I'm in the middle of a restoration and I've disassembled and painted and putting it back together now. Rob
  36. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    Not A Build Thread But A Tribute.

    Thanks for posting this so we can all see what transpired over the years with your restoration project. I complain about driving to NPD in Charlotte which is 45 minutes away... you are probably 4500 miles away.. that is a real challenge. Hope the recovery from the back surgery is meeting your expectations and that you will be up and around soon. Vic
  37. 1 point
    Shep69

    Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    Thanks for the heads up Bigmal. A Bit late for the mustang but my 56 F-100 has a lot of this stuff under it so I will need to be careful when getting it off.
  38. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    Mike and I just finished the torque boxes and repair of one of the side vent panels. We actually fabricated and welded in the raised drip edge on the panel. That was fun!
  39. 1 point
    jholmes217

    Dogs and Mustangs

    Our dogs get car sick, so they aren't allowed to ride in the Mach 1.
  40. 1 point
    aslanefe

    Door Alignment Issues

    Even if yours don't have the bolt, roll the window down a little and twist by holding bottom and top of the door at the back. It may take some muscle but it works.
  41. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    Getting Ya Stripes On

    Mark, what a great color combination. Awesome...
  42. 1 point
    stangs-R-me

    Getting Ya Stripes On

    Wow, that really did turn out nice. Gulfstream is a great color and the gold stripes really look good on it. So many close upshots of different areas you've been working on over the past months that it is a treat to finally see a few shots of the whole car completed. A job well done !! Doug
  43. 1 point
    Mike65

    Getting Ya Stripes On

    Car looks great, love the color.
  44. 1 point
    MAC390

    Getting Ya Stripes On

    Real nice car Mark. You should be so proud of your work.
  45. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    Mach 1

    Not sure about Mach 1 for an electric vehicle... Hmmmm. I think there is already an Mach electric vehicle.... Go Speed Racer....
  46. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Dogs and Mustangs

    I think the little one is part cat ,i have never seen a dog that can twist like that
  47. 1 point
    There is somthing very different about the red one ,almost looks like a 70 from the back. Loom inside your quarter ,does it look damaged ? It may be pushed in and the extension also
  48. 1 point
    69ShelbyGT350H

    1969 Shelby GT350H Build

    The car and all the parts are in the garage. Painted the satin black parts today.
  49. 1 point
    Mike65

    Garage Art

    I only have a 1 car garage so it is hard to find space to hang things. 1st pic, vintage Mustang poster, 2nd pic, Ford parts used here sign, 3rd pic, All american muscle classic Mustang sign (I also have a denim shirt with the same logo), Mustang clock, Mustang fender emblem from my car, & Carol Shelby 65 GT-350 commemorative plate.,
  50. 1 point
    That's because it IS your cluster. I found the pic doing a Google image search, and it traces back to a post you made on this forum :-).


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