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  1. 5 points
    Midlife

    I'm OK

    After nine months of everything put into storage, it has now returned, and I'm now back in harness refurbishment operation as of Feb. 23, 2020.
  2. 3 points
    We dropped the motor in, installed the transmission and the instrument cluster!
  3. 2 points
    aslanefe

    Door Glass Alignment

    I do not understand how moving the bottom of vertical guides do not move the top of the glass in or out especially if the window is in up position. It should move the glass but may be not enough movement for it to sit on the weatherstrip right. If the movement you get is not enough, you can put shims under the plastic guides to tilt the glass. I use hard plastic package material to make thin strips of shims (with a slot for the plastic guides to go through) and paper masking tape to make up the thickness I need. If you put shims under the lower outboard plastics and upper inboard ones, you will move the top of the glass inboard a little bit (this will also reduce the sloppiness). You can also put shims under the top bolts that attach the C-channel to glass (shim goes between the glass and the C-channel bracket) to move the top of the glass inboard. You can use fender/alignment shims or make your own from sheet metal. I assume you will be installing new reproduction outside felts made by Repops. These felts are not as thick as the originals and your glass may not touch them and seal when up (I think I have pictures comparing the the Repops to original in one of my posts here if you want to see the difference). Repops felts made 4-5 years ago were correct thickness, but not anymore. I recommend installing the felts before you adjust the glass. If the glass is not sealing to the felt when up, you have to bend the tab on the door where the vertical channels are attached, or cut the top mounting piece of the channel and weld it after you moved the vertical part outboard a little bit to get the glass closer to the felt and seal. Adjusting aftermarket glass while using aftermarket felt is a long frustrating job (having felt with correct thickness makes it a little easier). If your car is a coupe, it is more work to get the quarter glass to seal with felt and weatherstrip. I went through this on a coupe last year (original glass, Repops felt) and had to do all the tricks I posted above to get the glasses aligned and seal. I wish you a lot of patience and good luck.
  4. 2 points
    mustangstofear

    67 fastback

    It looks like our customer has decided he wants us to paint the car. Original he just wanted all the body work done and in final primer. He just bought a wrecked 2020 GT convertible with 1200 miles on it for the drive train. Price wise he's came out pretty good. 8400.00 for a Gen 3 with a 10R80 is a good deal :)
  5. 2 points
    Okay. I am really getting excited! The paint is on and it looks fantastic! Still needs color sanding. Need to paint a few more parts and paint the black Shaker hood stripe. Cant wait to get her one install the steering and suspension and put her down on wheels.
  6. 1 point
    Looks great.
  7. 1 point
    cavboy78

    50th birthday thread

    A day late posting, but Roxy turned 50 yesterday! The second picture is the day i bought her in 2007 after a 16 month deployment to Afghanistan (and a gift to myself). The last shows her nestled in with the rest of the corral (Rowdy and Rhonda).
  8. 1 point
    mustangstofear

    67 fastback

    U-Pol is done on the fenders.
  9. 1 point
    JET 445

    67 fastback

    Those old colors will not do it justice, I used a new colour that looks a bit like an old color but much more vibrant.
  10. 1 point
    aslanefe

    EFI fuel filter placement.

    I believe vacuum canister in passenger wheel well is a factory AC thing, not 69 vs 70.
  11. 1 point
    Mike65

    EFI fuel filter placement.

    Thanks for the links Grabber70Mach, that looks like a good place to put it.
  12. 1 point
    Yes, you can check the resistance in the magnetic pickup using an ohm meter. If MSD doesn't list values for the correct range you can search for that information for a Ford magnetic pickup used in Duraspark ignitions during the 1970's. I think the MSD magnetic pickup is a Ford style. At least that's what it looks like.
  13. 1 point
    Grabber70Mach

    EFI fuel filter placement.

    I really like what Sven did on his 70 in his Night Mission 302 blog. http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2017/01/fuel-system-install-part-1-rear-soft.html?m=1 http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2017/02/fuel-system-install-part-2-hard-lines.html?m=1 Part one has a good picture of his placement. I'm planning on going this route with mine with a few changes incorporating the in tank pump and possibly the routing to the engine compartment area.
  14. 1 point
    1969Fstback

    SSBC Disc brakes woes

    One thing to keep in mind, for GT conversion you have to run 18 inch wheels. Seems like 17 factory wheels would clear but not all after market.
  15. 1 point
    MN69Grande

    Strud Rod Bushings

    +1 on changing over to solid type adjustables with a joint. I got mine from Rosehill performance and they made a huge difference. I think you can't go wrong with open tracker or street or tracks either. TCP also used to sell them I think. If you really want a change go with roller spring perches and lower control arms.
  16. 1 point
    Brought the car home today. Moving on to the next phase... get it off the body cart and install steering, suspension and tires.
  17. 1 point
    1969Fstback

    SSBC Disc brakes woes

    I have 69 drum spindles. I had to press the backer plate of the hub. I went with mustang Steve's GT brake brackets. If I remember right, I bought 2007 gt calibers (take offs) from ebay for about 125 shipped with pads. They came with the caliper brackets and all. I sourced rotors from some place, but they are 2007 rotors. All and all for brackets, calipers, rotors and all I got about 500 in the complete set. The Steve kit came with centering ring that goes on the hub and fills the gap between the rotor and the hub.
  18. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    It is a new repo bezel housing
  19. 1 point
    Mystang

    Break In Oil

    I'm sorry I missed your post and question. Any assembly lube should stay put for that length of time. But before you start the engine, you should prime it by turning the oil pump to circulate oil through the entire oil system. This can be achieved by removing the distributor and turning the oil pump with a relatively inexpensive tool like Melling Engine Priming Tools PT11 you can buy at Summit for $20. with it you can run the pump using a hand held drill, works great. This puts oil all the way up to the rockers, after filling all of the lubrication passages. Also, you can check your oil pressure before start-up, either with an existing gauge or by replacing the oil pressure pick-up unit (on the block) with a testing gauge.
  20. 1 point
    Mystang

    MSD No Spark Intermittent fault Issue.

    Usually it will be the pick-up. I've had the same thing happen to me a couple times over the years. The last time was on my 69 convert. Brand new dizzy, ran fine for a few months. Then it would start and run fine till it warmed-up under the hood (not over heated) and it would die and not start until it cooled off. Now I keep a replacement dizzy in the garage. (Plug and play) I also have an extra coil, but I would start with the pick-up/distributor every time.
  21. 1 point
    danno

    MSD No Spark Intermittent fault Issue.

    Coils are a likely place for intermittent problems. It sounds like you changed the coil, though. If you changed the coil and the problem still happens, then the second chance is the wires going to the coil. One idea is to install a test wire from the coil to inside of the car. Monitor the voltage on the coil with a voltmeter. See what the voltage is when the car runs, and see what it is when the car does not work. The paper clip trick works well, but it is a simple test of the system for a very short period of time. When the coil fires 4000 times a minute, it will heat up and react differently.
  22. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    We got the instrument cluster all refurbished. Tested all light bulbs and gauges. Replaced lenses, bezels, circuit board, and voltage regulator. Blasted and painted all the metal housings and of course turned the odometer to zero. Ready to install!
  23. 1 point
    mustangstofear

    Crane urinals

  24. 1 point
    I think Mach1 Driver is right. Your options will probably come down to try another pick up coil, if that doesn't fix it, then another ignition box. If when there is no spark and you immediately do the paperclip test and that triggers the MSD box, I'd suspect the magnetic pick up again. I've been using the MSD 6ALN with good luck. It's basically a more robust version of the 6AL. Performance is the same as a 6A or 6AL, just built more robust for dirt circle track racing. They're more expensive so wait for a sale if you can. I recently purchased another one for another project. At least the 6ALN doesn't have a label anywhere that indicates made in China.
  25. 1 point
    It's not complete yet. I'm building the quarter extensions out of sheet metal and re-shaping everything to fit together. My car is back on the rotisserie and another convertible is going on the chassis table for a bunch of metal parts. I'll get back to mine sometime.
  26. 1 point
    Grabber70Mach

    Last Call for the Shop Dog

    Sorry to hear about your loss, there always there to listen when no one else will
  27. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    Rear bumper - close fit or fiberglass

    Nice work to get a new bumper to him. I am going to buy one shortly, but all of this beach talk has distracted me. Taking the wife to Myrtle Beach for the weekend....supposed to snow in Charlotte. Saturday is National Margarita Day, so headed to Margaritaville, will be thinking of you all......
  28. 1 point
    mustangstofear

    67 fastback

    We should have the 69 poster, Contact susie and she can send you a Free one :)
  29. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    He is ready to fire it up now that’s for sure. Putting the motor in today hopefully.
  30. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    You know that saying ,he'l grow into it ? Haha! Started building my nephew a 65 fast back conversion ,had him cut the coupe apart and trim it out and we fit the panels together ,he has been sanding all the new metal by hand ! We are having all kinds of fun .
  31. 1 point
    well Dad, you wont have to worry when he goes out on a date, lol
  32. 1 point
    Only one 69 at the show.
  33. 1 point
    RPM

    Strud Rod Bushings

    Solid adjustable rod ends are preferred by many as it keeps the lower control arm where it belongs. Full rubber is too flexible (imo) and (some say) full poly too stiff and might break the strut rod at the threads. I've read where one poly half and one rubber half were used on each side for a happy medium. I have rod ends and like them.
  34. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    I don’t think Mike will fit in the back seat!
  35. 1 point
    newstang

    Your gonna hate me now

    these days any of the big three are appreciated over this hunk of shit that passed me on the highway, looks like he has an old tv antenna screwed into his trunk,,,
  36. 1 point
    Both of mine are fberglass, still had to work them. One is from MTF, the other out of California, can let you know if interested


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