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  1. 9 points
    I will just leave this here
  2. 7 points
    69Stanger408

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    She deserved to come out of the garage and take in the sun
  3. 7 points
    Been away from here for a while, but finished up the interior this weekend
  4. 7 points
    unilec

    Christmas Joy

    Just finished my tree decoration.
  5. 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.
  6. 7 points
    ray1970

    Finally completed I think

    Finely completed only if.. You never drive it. Never look at it . Never look at another mustang. Never get a parts catalog in the mail. Never go on the internet. Never wake up in the middle of the night. Never find yourself with a pile of money with nothing to really do with it. If you can live by these rules you are safe...….
  7. 6 points
    Here are the photos with the new LED Headlights.
  8. 6 points
    BuckeyeDemon

    69 mach 408w build

    a couple of updates if anyone is still out there.... restored a 78 honda cb550 four. was simply a means of getting a little time away from the falcon....
  9. 6 points
    Len69Coupe

    It's finally running :)

    So after 5 years of not having a running engine in my Mustang we finally got the new one going. Life get's in the way and before you know it time has flown by. Of course it didn't just fire right up with no problems though. 1st we had a bad coil which took a few hours to figure out. Then we had the firing order screwed up. It has a Trick Flow Stage 1 cam which complicated the matter. It would run on the Trick Flow and stock firing order, but was backfiring pretty bad. Took my son and I a day to figure out that the firing order goes counterclockwise, not clockwise, duh! It's actually my fault, but in my defense it's been 40 years since I even thought about a firing order, lol. I still have some wiring to clean up and a whole lot of body work to go, but it's a huge step for me and has me motivated to get it done. Thanks to the forum and especially Mach1 Driver for his awesome wiring diagram.
  10. 6 points
    Replaced my old gauges with Dakota Digital RTX Vintage Series. Definitely and awesome product, super easy to calibrate on your phone.
  11. 6 points
    a friend of mine, who loves photography took pictures of my car. looks pretty good!
  12. 6 points
    Whipped up a little handy dandy hood puller this morning ,yanked that sucker right out like a tooth ! Only problem i could find with the hood was i was light on the gel coat on one of the scoops but that is not a problem ,i just have to take a little more care spraying up in there in the mold . I sat it on the 70 ,nothing bolted down and it just about a perfect fit .i even held the headlight buckets in place to get some pics . I will have to pull out one of my 69 and bolt it all down ,hinges and all
  13. 6 points
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    Pretty cool pic from last night. Mike working in blaster with car in foreground at night!
  14. 6 points
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    Mike took a cool pic today in the shop. His car body in the background with his brother’s Mach in the foreground.
  15. 6 points
    Rsanter

    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
  16. 5 points
    I had a customer just 2 weeks ago that fried a wire at the starter solenoid. What was unusual was that it was the I (Ignition) line, typically brown or red/green. First time I heard of this problem in 13 years of working on harnesses. Scratched my head a bit, and came up with a reason, but I wasn't too happy with the explanation. This line burned half-way through the harness. Yesterday, another customer called me with the identical problem! After some back and forth, he confirmed that it was the I line that got fried. This one got fried all the way to the connector to the underdash harness. What is further unusual, is that both were 1967's (Yes, this is a 69/70 forum but hold that thought...) Both customers had starting problems: #1 ran out of gas, and cranked the car excessively trying to get it to start. #2 cranked the car, but the starter solenoid stuck (welded itself inside the solenoid). Hmmm...a clue here! Both cases had the wire insulation burn as though it was a short. But...that line goes to the coil, so there shouldn't be a short when one is sending 12V to the coil. But there is...the coil is only 1.5 to 0.6 ohms (depending upon model) and from there it goes to the points. Now then, the points are closed (grounded) 7/8ths of the time, and 1/8th of the time they open allowing high voltage to leak from the coil to the spark plugs. The majority of the time, the points act as a ground. Aha! Sending 12V through a 1.5 ohm system yields 8 amps of current through an 18 gauge wire, enough to cause the wire to get hot and insulation to burn off. So there you have it...the reason why one is told not to excessively crank the starter is not related to the starter or the battery, but to prevent excessive current from passing through a thin wire for longer than a couple of seconds. This is also the reason why aftermarket ignition systems want to use 14 or lower gauge wires from the I post to their system. And this has nothing to do with the year Mustang: they all will exhibit this problem if the starter sticks or you crank the car excessively at one time. I bet you didn't know this, eh?
  17. 5 points
    Caseyrhe

    Life’s Challenges

    Sue had her last round of chemo today, got to ting the bell. Just wrapping up the cold caps now. Yahoo!!!!! Meet with radiation team in 2 weeks, so hopeful for a good 2021 Thanks guys for all the thoughts and prayers
  18. 5 points
    mustangstofear

    Craig from New Zealand

    National Mustang Convention in New Zealand won best in show, best in class and entrance choice. Another show with 100k spectators won Top 20 for Fords. Craig has done very well at all the shows.
  19. 5 points
    I always wanted to add motorized side view mirrors to our cars. Well in my case my 1970 Mach 1 project car. I have seen posts where folks have adapted 2015 Mustang side view mirrors to a 1969 Mustang, but I wanted to have a more original look. Well with some research, a few parts from a (non-Ford) donor car and some fabrication and experimentation, I made it work. As an added bonus, I incorporated sequential LED directional lights to the package. I made very little mods to the original mirror. Obviously a hole thru the inside of the pedestal and the housing where the two meet for the wires. Also needed to fashion a custom mount bracket inside to mount the motor and mirror. Check out the video attachment file at the bottom of the passenger side it in operation..... Motorized Side View Mirrrors.mp4
  20. 5 points
    fvike

    Crashed my Fastback - The rebuild thread

    I'm a bit embarrassed that it's been 16 months since my last post. A lot have happened since then, but not so much with the Mustang. But there is some progress. In October last year I became a father for the second time, so now I got two boys that keeps me away from the garage. It's how it goes. With the Mustang, I've been chipping away at the ole' block that is the wireing harness. It's just that when I'm away from it a while, I kinda gotta start from scratch the next time to get the overview. Anyway, here's some pictures. Programmed the instrument panel contact Placed the Autocoolguy fan controller behind the drivers headlight splash shield. Mounted the fenders and headlight buckets to get the placement of them for the headlight wireing. Also did the blackout on the part of the headlight buckets which is behind the grille. I've done some more minor stuff too, bet not everything is photographed. I hope to move forward at a steadier pace than what I have been.
  21. 5 points
    copb8

    Projects pending pandemic

    Not directly Mustang related but it stores a mustang so there's that. I've been wanting to have a nice finished garage ever since we built out house 15 years ago so I finally got off my duff and did it. All new paint top to bottom, new cabinets, big screen TV, and professionally done floors. Couldn't be happier with the results. Now I make my wife take her shoes off when she come in it from the house Mustang related I've installed an electric trunk release, retrosound stereo, chased squeaks and rattles, had the exhaust reworked.... Been a product season for me.
  22. 5 points
    latoracing

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Patch is all ready to tack in place. There is some tape on the back holding it up. The general fit, tack, beat, repeat until it is all fully welded. A little sanding and its ready for more beating. Sanding the inside is helpful to get a smooth finish. Between filing off the proud weld, more beating and a ton of planishing it looks presentable. Once again, I left some of the minor imperfections that will only require some putty to get ready for primer. There are a couple of places I'm going to take care of while I'm at it, then it"s on to the passenger side fender.
  23. 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.
  24. 5 points
    We do things differently at MTF, we take of the customer first, then deal with the manufacturer :)
  25. 5 points
    Ridge Runner

    67 fast back unavailable part

    A member on another forum was needing this part ,it is the inner rear door post for a 67 68 fast back ,they are available only in a full door frame kit . A couple of paper templates ,a little bead rolling and a usable part came to be .they are not exact but if you cant find them you has to make um
  26. 5 points
    Still doing a bit of finishing off with the conversion. The original plastic cover that goes around the steering column no longer fits so I had to make one. I chose steel because it’s easiest to work with. I’d hate to be paying me by the hour. Probably 40 hours in this. I’m a bit slow and drink too much. Pretty happy with how it turned out
  27. 5 points
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    Mike and I got the car off of rotisserie onto lift. Put front wheels on car and ready to put rear end and suspension in place. Was exciting to see new wheels on car.
  28. 5 points
  29. 5 points
    Midlife

    Always make sure you use the proper fuses

    A new meaning for the term "bullet connectors".
  30. 5 points
    Mike65

    Mike65's 69 Coupe build

    Today was a nice day so I rolled the engine out of the garage & installed the valve covers & the headers. The bottom end is stock, the heads are Ford Racing M-6049-X306 w/Ford Racing 1.6 roller rockers, cam is Ford Racing M-6250-B303, & the headers are Hedman 88408 Shorties.
  31. 5 points
    69Stanger408

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    Getting closer.....
  32. 5 points
    MAC390

    The cars together outside the house

    First pic of the cars together.
  33. 5 points
    Ridge Runner

    Score

    The guy just sent me a couple of pics of the last 67 conversion i did and it is really looking good ,black with silver stripes and red interior
  34. 5 points
    Midlife

    1970 Cougar turn signals

    You probably need to ask on a Cougar forum. I just work on wires; I don't have access to the various cars to give you an answer as to where things go. That said, you should talk to my wife: she tells me where to go all the time...and it is usually only one place...
  35. 5 points
    Ridge Runner

    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    You do not want to search ,hot tranny
  36. 5 points
    Midlife

    Softer ride

    I'd recommend stepping up to a used Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car.
  37. 4 points
    RPM

    So Kamela and Joe...

    Gun deaths per capita are low compared to other deaths in the US. As far as related to other countries, somebody's gonna be at the top and bottom of the list. Being worst on the list doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing. The most gun restrictive cities in the US have the highest murders. Being on top of that list is a bad thing. Hell, living in those cities is a bad thing.
  38. 4 points
    New rack & pinion being installed. Old steering system was totally worn out.
  39. 4 points
    Caseyrhe

    70 Landau Coupe Special

    Bought this car last year for 400.00, as a parts car. After getting it home and getting the 4 five gallon buckets worth of old acorns, rat and squirrel crap, and ?? it looked to good to part her out. When I got brave enough to take out the back seat and venture into the trunk, there I found the rest of the interior pieces, exterior trim, light buckets, and another 2 five gallon buckets of nuts and crap. I stripped her down, went thru all the wiring, and got all the electrical working. I replaced the drivers side floor pan and off to paint and body she went. Rust was minimal, with just a few patches in the normal rusted out spots and a new used top of course. She came home today.
  40. 4 points
    Rocket30

    50th birthday thread

    Here's mine built Feb 24th and is now enjoying Western Australia.
  41. 4 points
    Flanders

    EFI Conversion: it's ALIVE!

    I'll post more details once I get a chance to sit down and sort though things, however it's ALIVE after the first turn of the key. Inglese intake, Holley Terminator X ECU. I had to re-do the IAC wiring (the idle is a bit high in my first start-up video here) so my idle rpm and idle a/f are bang on. It's coil- for spark, so dual-sync distributor is next... hopefully link works: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pjxve7SniZCodY1X9
  42. 4 points
    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 home and install the steering and suspension and put her down on wheels.
  43. 4 points
    Theres always the "cut and fit" option for a steel bumper.
  44. 4 points
    RPM

    1969 -70 hood ,with 1971 -73 top

    And half the knowledge, and half the Ford parts, and half the land...
  45. 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 .
  46. 4 points
    Ridge Runner

    Best bumpers?

    All our rears may be a tad wide ,just have to deal with it
  47. 4 points
    RPM

    Question for RPM

    Dude, I'll be 63 in a few months, and I've had more than a couple of concussions. I can't remember where my car keys are. And I lived across the street from the dealership in 1979! And had them do some body work on my pickup. Sheesh. My neighbor worked for them back in the day, but he's at the doctor. When he calls me back I'll let you know.
  48. 4 points
    1969_Mach1: I don't have a problem with MTF when they respond with something that they sell that they can help with the problem of the original poster. I think most people here know that MTF is also a vendor and what they have to offer must be taken with the appropriate care one would take with any vendor. If they offered items that were entirely inappropriate or irrelevant to the thread, then I would have a problem as well. My casual interpretation/reading of their posts is that they are trying to offer help with the obvious bias of supporting things that they know work and provide in their high-end products. I don't think that this is too awful to make a stink about. The phrase is "caveat emptor". I hope that my advice that I present to this forum is not construed as well as hyping my products or services, although that is an ulterior motive for joining. I try not to shill my services unnecessarily and only when it is appropriate. I believe MTF is doing the same. Just my humble opinion. Written with respect and humbleness, Midlife.
  49. 4 points
    bigmal

    Advice on painting rocker covers

    Thanks for the suggestions. I went down the wrinkle black path and it looks great.
  50. 4 points
    Added rear window louvers, rear spoiler, and new wheels. Before and after pics


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