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  1. 4 points

    The Bitch is Back!

    Welp, since I had nothing else to do I figured I might as well swap out the old small 13" 2001 Cobra front brakes and make some brackets to mount 14.2" rotors and 4 piston Brembo calipers. I used 1/2" MDF to get the pattern correct, then made the brackets out of 6061-T6. I used the steel spindle bracket from the Cobra calipers, and had to clock the caliper so the aluminum bracket isn't symmetrical. I've got good pedal feel so I believe I'll take it for a spin tomorrow.
  2. 3 points

    What did you do to/for your Mustang today?

    I finally placed my order for new wheels and tires. I ordered Specialty Magnum 500 from Summit with 235/60 on 15x7 for the front and 245/60 on 15x8 for the rear. I orignally wanted to go 15x8 all around but a combination of hearing there could be fit issues with 15x8 on the front and that it just looks better staggered got me to this point. I'm getting Cooper Cobras from Discount Tire Direct. This will probably blow my car budget for 2019 and since it is ready to drive other than wheels and tires I am pretty excited.
  3. 2 points
    Hey guys! Been a long time... For those that don't remember me, I bought/built a 69 Mustang Coupe back in 08, and I was active on the forum here till about 2014. I had started a documentary project/blog that my Mustang was featured in, and switched over about a third of the way through to a 300zx Twin Turbo to build for road racing (then sold my Stang in 2014 to continue funding the film) - Original Documentary/Z Build Thread The years went by, and I got less and less active on car forums in general... but I was recently closing down an old email address, and came across a PM notification from member RPM on here he sent me 3 years ago! Thought I'd log in and say hello to you all, and let you know that I never gave up on the documentary, and after all these years it's finally finished and I'm planning to independently release it this summer! Was a lot of ups and downs both making the film, and subsequently trying to release it (you can read more here if interested), but I couldn't be more proud of the way it came out. Check the trailer below (feel free to subscribe/visit the website/social media/etc.), and drop a comment here to say hi if you remember me, lol. Hope you're all well! -Jay Despite The Loss Official Trailer
  4. 2 points

    Craig from New Zealand

    Just got a new batch of MTF emblems in.
  5. 2 points

    Transmission coolers

    Or as we call it in June, July and August...Hell. But on the positive side, no humidity or insects.
  6. 2 points
    @1969_Mach1 Ended up ordering the wheels from Summit. They beat out CJPony price and delivery. The tires were ordered from Discount Tire Direct. CJPony did have best price on center caps and lug nuts though.
  7. 2 points

    Paul's 69 Mach1

  8. 2 points

    69 Vert project

    Im quickly going broke! I dont know where another $7K just went, but this damn thing should be driving around by now ! just ordered rear leafs, another vintage air unit, and those AN fittings will slowly kill your wallet. hey, anybody have a mass air meter and tube for a 93?
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  10. 2 points
    Spent the entire day today scraping sealant and under coating. Son was home from school, so he got a scrapper too!!! Just about have it knocked out. Not a fun job. Bummer was finding rust on passenger side floor panels, front and rear. I was not expecting that. Just ordered up a couple of replacements. Interestingly, the rust is isolated to specific areas so no need to replace the whole panel. I'll likely just make patch panels.
  11. 2 points

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    Is that measurement taken with the weight on the leaf springs ? If so you are good
  12. 1 point

    69 coupe from SVK

    Finally done with floor pans! Still have to fabricate both seat platforms, and by this I’m thinking to delete openings for seat fasteners in floor pan and modify seat platform. Now working on tail frame part - weir distorted frame arches. I’m adding extra stiffening plate because I have no idea what is the cause of this damage. Also, I’m starting to measure out position of elements for panhard bar on frame.
  13. 1 point

    Transmission coolers

    That’s a very clean installation
  14. 1 point
    This is what you do when the old wheels don't fit over your new brakes
  15. 1 point

    69 Vert project

    had some spare upper control arms that were no good so why not make a quick tranny mount/
  16. 1 point
    Something similar on the Pinto site I am on. Been down for almost 2 weeks, just came back up today. This is a partial quote of what is going on there. "Site was down due to overuse of server resources again. We are close to having to upgrade to a full virtual private host. Our database is now 20 years old (very large) and contains much knowledge that is still relevant to all our cars. I cannot pair down the database so we must move. " Don't know if this site is already on a vph or not. If not, maybe something to look into? But while losing the pictures sucks, losing this site would suck way worse. IMHO. Russ
  17. 1 point

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Now that I've gotten to this rabbit hole, nothing to do but jump in head first. Had a couple of ideas on how the tips should look. From a sharp edge to a flat transition inside to a plain rolled single pipe to Vic's choice of double wall with a 1/8" radius edge. I did a very rough mock-up of what it will entail. The radius will be formed from 1/4" stainless rod, flush on the outside and inside. To make this a little more interesting, I really didn't want a straight edge miter on the tips but thought it might flow a little better with the same radius as the rear valance. Subtle but different. Starting out with my sharpie I drew center lines on the 3" tube and drew a guesstimate of what the curvature of the valance would be. It doesn't look like much of a radius, but it ends up being quite a bit. Sand fit mark, sand fit mark... back and forth for a little bit and the tip started to get the shape I was looking for. They are fitting nicely now without hardly any gaps. Having the outsides fairly well done I wanted to check the locations of the new holes I'm fixing to cut. I drew a centerline on the inside of the valance and lined up the paper template over my scribed marks. The inside of the eclipse is what I marked for removal. Before I get to chopping new holes I needed to prep the back-up light holes for deletion. The little eyebrows are going away along with all the holes. Lots and lots of planishing to get these stamped in details back flat and contoured. I got them into a semi workable condition, trimmed the holes a little and it's about ready for some patches to be formed. I'll get the paint removed from these areas and get the patches welded in place. The welds will shrink and I hope that it takes care of the overly stretched material. Small holes, lots of hammering and metal finishing.
  18. 1 point

    69 Vert project

    test fit the rear backing plates for the disc. also got the stainless steel cheapo headers on.
  19. 1 point
    Right now it is just 4 tiress strapped together. They are black with white letters. Looking at pics today to decide RWL in or out. I lean towards out most of the time but sometimes this generation of car looks better with them out. I'll post pics when I have the wheels.
  20. 1 point

    69 Vert project

    yeah, I am :-)
  21. 1 point

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    My DS came from a 2 door 1996. Don't know if it matters.
  22. 1 point
    So, I'm making some progress now. Rotisserie built and car mounted. Spoke with media blaster just yesterday. Will likely be taking it in for blasting before months end. This car has been stored away since the early 80's and I long to drive her again. Turned 59 last month, males in my family don't have good longevity. Race for time....LOL!
  23. 1 point

    69 coupe from SVK

    Thanks Ed, Mike 65, I found Czech company that sells vintage Mustang part in Prague and requested floor pan, so I’m looking forward to get answer. My progress is gonna slow down little bit, I need to finish my air system – need to build air dryer to be able spray at home. I´m finally done with engine bay welding and could try out my body filler on battery holder area. Marking for Shelby drop is done, but I didn’t find the right drill bit size at home so I have to buy one. Started to fabricate subframe connectors...
  24. 1 point
    Drilled the Ford bolt pattern in some 14.2" front rotors. Awaiting some 4 piston Brembo calipers. Think I'll use the 13" that were on the front, in tree back.
  25. 1 point

    69 coupe from SVK

    After blasting I sprayed epoxy primer to seal the surface. In shock tower I spotted some weird sharp edge around one of spot welds. When car came back home I stripped this area and did penetration test to confirm my concerns. In total I found 1 crack on left and 2 cracks on right shock tower. So next step … shock tower reinforcement.