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  1. 2 points
    Mach1 Driver

    Car Won't Start

    Its my fault for not asking for the complete picture BEFORE giving advice. I often assume people know more than they do. When I was 10, I had a pretty good understanding of how electrical things worked and hot wired my Dad's car just to see if I could. I didn't want to drive it- and I never told him. A friend asked why I didn't just make another key- and I never understood that attitude. Electrical stuff was cool and I guess that's why I became an electrical engineer. I've had a Snickers bar and am back to my old self...that's my old grouchy self. I'll help when I can, but stay off my lawn ;)
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    Craig from New Zealand

    It's getting there.
  3. 2 points

    Craig from New Zealand

    Getting closer.
  4. 2 points
    I believe they are called frame bolts ,they sort of have a taperd end where they thread in . They are the same thread as a fender bolt and if you are not worried about being original you can use a fender bolt
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    Lower Radiator hose spring

    I dont know why none of the hoses come without a spring in the hose anymore. the rubber is no stronger and probably softer than before, so i doubt technology will be there for us when it collapses and overheats. So in case you cant find one ( like me) here is how i made mine in 2 min. 3/32 stainless steel tig wire 1" black pipe and vise grips/ Problem solved! Pics are out of order, but you get the point,
  6. 1 point

    Car Won't Start

    Jeez right back at you my friend. If I had it all together I wouldn't have to ask for your help. I'm sorry to have wasted your time. In respect of everyone's time, I was trying to keep my back story brief and mistakenly left out the origin of the replacement engine. I do value the sage advice from you and others on this site, so please forgive my incomplete description of my situation and continue to offer any suggestions you might have to help me out. I'm still very new to troubleshooting electrical problems and ignition, please bear with me.
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    Alternator questions

    Get it tested dont you want to know for sure that’s the issue before spending money
  8. 1 point

    Craig from New Zealand

    Front is done :)
  9. 1 point
    Brian Conway

    4sp Toploader Gear Oil

    I have used both of these with no problem. I run a stock RUG-AE2 4 speed and the stock OE 4 speed shifter. Brian
  10. 1 point
    Good input but thinking it's temp and will go the same way as photo bucket. I'm one of those whom lost some pics in my build thread. However, I don't find my build thread to be as knowledge packed as others. Still, I want to post on my build. We have a half dozen or so build threads on here that I think are of absolute importance and would hate to see them loose anymore pictures. Those threads bring people to this site seeking out wisdom and "how to" info. Some use the site, in part, for advertising their business's. If money is a fix, can we not just take up a small collection from the regulars, or maybe just those posting in the build threads. I would gladly contribute. How much do we need on a yearly basis?
  11. 1 point
    Graft a late model one from Classic Design :)
  12. 1 point

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    We finished removing and welding a new roof skin to replace the one with 50 drilled holes and bondo stalagtites hanging from the ceiling. Mike was excited initially as he had a temporary sunroof!
  13. 1 point
    Dash is complete. Assembled it today. Tested it out. All good. If the gauges don’t work now, it’s something else.
  14. 1 point

    Craig from New Zealand

  15. 1 point

    1 Wire Alternator

    you get rid of all of it. cap off any wires coming from the ignition switch that go to the stator. yellow wire to bat terminal on alt, white wire goes to single terminal on top of alt, green wire really not used but goes to "Alt" dash light. of course, run the 4ga battery cable to the battery.
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    Craig from New Zealand

    Front end is coming along.
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    Aaaand... it’s wired. Good news! Dash lights aren’t shorting to ground! Branching the grounds and dash light power took forever... I started on it at around 5pm and finished around 10pm. Breaks in there, but not many. @Midlife buddy... you aren’t charging enough!
  18. 1 point

    Craig from New Zealand

    Hey Rich! With a deadline looming, and all hands on deck, are you now going to blow a gasket (so to speak) and cause turmoil for the cameras, like all the restoration car shows on TV?
  19. 1 point

    Craig from New Zealand

    All hands on deck to make the deadline :)
  20. 1 point
    Print Dad

    Need a spark plug gap for my engine

    Hello Big Duke6 I have been running fords since the mid 60's and NEVER had much luck with CHampion plugs in a Ford. I think a good starting point for the gap is 35 and then you can adjust after running the motor and reading the plugs. There are a lot of charts that will show the color of the porcelain after running. I think 35 is a good starting gap - make sure the plug wires are run to the correct plug. You would be surprised how well the motor may seem to run with 2 wires crossed Best of LUck - Sam
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    Brake pressure specs

    unfortunately it's not quite that simple, but if you have crappy shoes in the front, or ones that are for road racing etc, then yes, pads with higher initial grip when cold will help. if it takes an unusual amount of force to lock the brakes in general with the power booster, then you need a smaller master or a higher power booster as well. also, i'm not positive how the gm prop valve system works works and this may be contributing to the problem. i would have used a 69 or 70 ford prop valve setup.
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    69 coupe build

    Back to making a few mods to the 69 ... been a while but... a Holley Sniper EFI setup has been installed. so i have a mighty Demon 750 annular carb for sale. I will be moving to the Holley dualsync distributor and Digital6+ at a later date. The dualsync /Digital6+ will replace my Mallory MaxFire distributor and coil setup. Currently the Holley Sniper EFI is running great, one of the best mods i have ever done.
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    JET 445

    Rust Repair, Lower Rear QTR Panel?

    Only patch as much as you have to, as the other guys said they are not stamped that well but with a bit of work you can make them look good.
  24. 1 point
    Rich Ackermann

    Fastback inner rockers

    I have only replaced an inner rocker in my 73 vert. It was a lot of work and a lot of spot welds. They were not from Dynacorn and were three pieces welded together. On a 73 vert you have to use coupe/fastback floors which required modification to the lip on the outer edge. I am now replacing the floor pan in my 70 Mach and was planning to use SFCs, but now you have me thinking. Look forward to following this thread closely.
  25. 1 point

    Mustang Golden 50th Birthdays

    Mine is the 2nd June next year. My wife gets annoyed that I remember the mustang's birthday and not hers. They get like that.