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  1. 7 points

    Christmas Joy

    Just finished my tree decoration.
  2. 7 points
    After fixing the prior accident damages on left rear quarter, left door, and a few common rust repairs and some panel alignment, I decided to take care of the old respray paint and painted to original color in base coat/clear coat. Then decided to take care of the knocking original 302 (due to broken piston skirt) by replacing it with an early 80s 302 I had. Converted to manual steering using parts from one of my other cars while keeping the power steering box. Then grafted a Prius electric steering to my original column. Had been daily driving it for the last 8 months with the original upholstery. Decided that it is time to update the upholstery. They do not reproduce 69 Grande upholstery in nugget gold, so bought some material and made my own.
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    Rich Ackermann

    My new 1970 M-Code Mach 1 Project

    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.
  5. 4 points

    NYS does it again

    i dont know if anyone watched that golden glob crap, but Ricky Gervais is the man, watch as every hollywwod ahole crawls out of their skin in outrage. They dont like when they are the ones being mocked.
  6. 4 points

    Boss Run

    Brother's 70 Boss 302. Just play'in around. Those aren't pizza cutter tires on the rear either!
  7. 4 points
    With my shoulder feeling much better this morning,i had help flipping it up right and got some epoxy on it . Blocked off the scoops and built the edges to 3 /16 thick so i can make the mold with finished edges ,lots of block sanding now .
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    My car is 51 today

    If I'm reading the date code correctly, today is 51 years since that glorious day in Metuchen. (I winder if that is an oxymoron) :) JIM P.S. Dog is not original equipment
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    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    Got her home from paint, time to reassemble for good.
  10. 4 points

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    Getting closer.....
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    Installed the water pump, intake manifold, distributor, & dip stick.
  13. 3 points

    69 Convertible build

    That will make a nice donor car for the rebuild. :)
  14. 3 points

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Let the grinding "fun" begin...
  15. 2 points

    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,,,
  16. 2 points

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Wow, unbelievable. Bigmal on the forum said that the fires were close and smoke in the air for weeks.
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    Radiator inlet and outlet

    ford contour fans fit the 24" radiator. you can get them shipped from the us. the only other fan that might fit that will flow around as much air is a sidewinder. https://the-fan-man.com/product/side-winder-electric-fan-kit/
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    First block sanding with 180 grit . Nice and flat except for what looks like two thumb prints at each rear corner . It will get primed one more time and then blocked wet starting with 400 then 600 then 1000 ,that should take out the two marks at the rear ,if it doesnt i will leave them because i will still have to block sand the mold and they will then be a high spot and easily sand out and them buff. ,still have one scoop to block but my fingers are raw and burn like fire
  19. 2 points

    69 Convertible build

    I've been on this site for a long time and haven't made a build progress page so I figured it was about time I got around to doing it. My car has been off the road since 1975 and was stored inside an upholstery shop since the early 80's. I attached a picture of what it looked like when I first rolled it out of the building, it has 53,000 original miles. I've had the car since 2010 but progress was slow due to moving from Texas to Oklahoma. I had to put the car in storage for a yr and a half after I moved until we bought a new house so I had somewhere to put it. After that I got busy working on the house and building a shop so I had a place to work on my car. Now that most of my non car projects are completed I have been back working on the 69 trying to get the body work finished up so I can get it back on the road. Nearly all the parts that on the car have been rebuilt and are ready to install. I still have a little body work to do but can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  20. 2 points
    Edges are rolled and the front lip is spot welded . I made a slight V in the peak ,it was to flat looking . I still have to figure out how to finish off the rear ,it has a 3/4 inch rise like a cowl induction hood but much lower . I did manage to get two very slight dings in the top edge but i am really happy so far
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    1969 -70 hood ,with 1971 -73 top

    I though it is right side up to people from "Down Under".
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    Finished Heim Joint Struts

    Bob, Yes, I still have times where I miss that car. I had it set up really well and being that is was a plain Jane 302 fastback I didn't mind mods to it. Also, I still find myself thinking I have a tool that was lost in the fire. I did buy this with the insurance Money from the car. As the picture shows, it was from Florida. NY does not have palm trees. It was from a collector that passed away. It was a really nice car, but it never really felt like it was mine since it was already restored. Plus, the motor must have had 11:1 or more compression since it would ping even with the best gas I could find. The estate guy told me they ran 100 octane in it. So.... I sold it about two months ago. I am not kidding when I say it took only 20 minutes to sell it on Craigslist. I couldn't believe it. Ended up getting this about a month ago. 67 GT Cougar. Early production car. Got it from an original family out of Colorado. It is probably the most original Mustang/Cougar I have ever owned. XR-7's hadn't come out yet but the guys aunt put about every other option in it. It even has a working tilt away wheel. I've been really enjoying this car, nothing feels like a big block car. Jim
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    Ridge Runner

    When you think you’re cool.

    Hood not latched in this pic ,but Like this ?
  25. 2 points


    Must be nice :)
  26. 2 points

    Who makes the best headliners?

    Why do you say they copied you? It doesn't look like MTF headliner, its made differently and according to you its not as good, so is nobody else allowed to make a 1 piece hahah. I'm enjoying mine and it looks great, and once again it shipped free so no worries to me on that part. As for reviews I've seen many that are happy with the TMI one and gripe about MTFs price so I guess its all about perspective and for you since its a competitor you're not happy about it haha.
  27. 2 points

    69 mach 408w build

    750hp/595ft-lbs Power was inline with race gas until the point the 850 was just limiting the motor which from memory was down around 6000 rpm. Ran the engine initially on the shops carb with race gas because they knew it worked and didn't want to potentially fight carb unknowns during initial power up/breakin. Tune is really conservative on the e85. Power was above my goal and it wasn't worth the extra tune time to me...
  28. 2 points

    69 Vert project

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    I am assuming you are talking about a 1969 fastback (Sportsroof) model and those came with two spacers fitting between the column bracket and where it attaches to the pedal support under the dash. It is an aluminum spacer and it is 1" x1" square and I think 3/8" thick and for some reason Ford wanted the column lower on Sportsroof models. If you remove those spacers the steering wheel will move up about 3/4"-1". That might be enough to help. That's what I did on my 1969 Mach 1. After you remove those spacers you will need to replace the small trim panel below the column and that round/oval rubber trim piece that fits over the column with those for a coupe. But, those are being reproduced and relatively inexpensive. After you are finished. from the engine compartment side of the firewall, make certain the steering shaft is fairly centered in the column. You might need to loosen the column floor mount and readjust it a little.
  30. 2 points

    There goes my baby

    Nice that the sale went smoothly Jim. And you can rest assured knowing Johnny's car helped buy the property.
  31. 2 points

    New Valves in not-new heads

    If you correctly blue the valves i.e. apply it correctly, very thin - tap the valve up and down a couple of times without rotating it and it shows a correct seat, then lapping the valves will achieve nothing extra.
  32. 2 points

    69 Convertible build

    Also added a new mustang to the family 2019 GT Premium with everything.
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    NASCAR engine 69 Fastback

    I would also add: -insurance sufficient funds in the glove compartment for bribing the local constabulary when caught speeding
  34. 1 point

    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.
  35. 1 point

    AC Condenser Question

    I am running a FiTech fuel command center that has been modified. I pulled out the float/valve assembly, and installed a full flow return line. I did this after talking to the FiTech folks at the Hot Rod Power Tour last year. The new fuel command center has this modification from the factory, and is much sleeker looking. I had already purchased it, so I am going to give it a try. Will get it started at Mikes (latoracing) in about 2 weeks, so will let you know. I may want to get a copy of your tuning settings if you have driven with it for a while.
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    bought them in germany
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    69-70 Daytime Running Lights

    They will work on 1970 Mustangs. The key for the 70s is that you need to replace the side marker bulbs with my isolated LED side marker lights. Check the link below. https://vintageleds.com/1970 Since the side markers are tied to the running lights and turn signals, you will need the isolated LEDs for the front and the rear. Thanks Gary
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    1969 -70 hood ,with 1971 -73 top

    And if you get half his wits, we can then call you a half-wit!
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    1969 -70 hood ,with 1971 -73 top

    Jim, you're in California, that's the norm :)
  40. 1 point

    Adding a Horn relay

    I did it also. The horns would start with a normal sound, and a tenth second later would be a sick buzz like an alarm clock. They were not getting enough current through the horn switch and wires. I added a relay at the horns, like the headlight relay.
  41. 1 point

    Lower clutch rod snapped

    to get the cotter pin in when also using the potatoe chip washer you can install the flat washer then squeeze on the outsde of the flat washer and the outside of the rod etc then install the cotter pin.
  42. 1 point

    Aquarius is on the way!

    Is that for the old p/s ram cylinder for the stock p/s?.
  43. 1 point

    Brothers 69 Mach

    Rear fin, trunk weatherstrip, and trunk cleaned out.
  44. 1 point

    Front suspension ideas...

    I would recommend call all the different companies yourself. I did that and ended up with Street or Track coil over set up. Shaun was awesome to work with and is very knowledgeable about mustang suspension and can talk through many options that he can offer. I would also price the options yourself as I started looking at just upgraded stock parts and ended up going coil overs based on the pricing and what I wanted from my car. I have no regrets and 100% completely happy with my set up. Car rides awesome and have no issues. Good luck, lots of options out there.
  45. 1 point
    They follow thr contour of the tail light panel. 69 is curved and 70 is flat.
  46. 1 point

    69 Mach 1 Re-restore Restomod

    It's been a while. Work has been crazy and when the photos all disappeared, I was a little demotivated. So in the past year, I stripped and refinished the engine compartment. Self-etching primer, then gray primer. Then semi-gloss black.
  47. 1 point

    Bump steer?

    Round file or use a die grinder if you make the hole larger all around that effects the side to side and the up and down location. just elongate the hole a little one the one you drilled a bit off till you can slide the bolts in Bob
  48. 1 point

    MTF might recognize this

    The owner just sent me the results. He got first place and best paint .
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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!
  50. 1 point

    Completed some oil pans

    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making. just got them back from plating

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