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

    69 mach 408w build

  3. 7 points
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

  4. 7 points
    69Stanger408

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    She deserved to come out of the garage and take in the sun
  5. 7 points
    Been away from here for a while, but finished up the interior this weekend
  6. 7 points
    unilec

    Christmas Joy

    Just finished my tree decoration.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...….
  9. 6 points
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

    Well I’m pleased to say that the car came back to me 2 weeks ago from the paint shop. I’m so pleased with it, the paint finish from the shop is just sublime. Now for the hard work of putting it call back together. Chris
  10. 6 points
    Here are the photos with the new LED Headlights.
  11. 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....
  12. 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.
  13. 6 points
    Replaced my old gauges with Dakota Digital RTX Vintage Series. Definitely and awesome product, super easy to calibrate on your phone.
  14. 6 points
    a friend of mine, who loves photography took pictures of my car. looks pretty good!
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 5 points
    We do things differently at MTF, we take of the customer first, then deal with the manufacturer :)
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    Midlife

    Always make sure you use the proper fuses

    A new meaning for the term "bullet connectors".
  32. 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.
  33. 5 points
    69Stanger408

    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    Getting closer.....
  34. 5 points
    MAC390

    The cars together outside the house

    First pic of the cars together.
  35. 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
  36. 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...
  37. 5 points
    Ridge Runner

    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    You do not want to search ,hot tranny
  38. 5 points
    Midlife

    Softer ride

    I'd recommend stepping up to a used Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car.
  39. 4 points
    Machspeed

    Boss Run

    Brother's 70 Boss 302. Just play'in around. Those aren't pizza cutter tires on the rear either!
  40. 4 points
    paulb

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    A little update, engine wiring 99%done, fuel tank mounted, battery cradle modified and fitted, fan shroud made and fitted, air intake modified and fitted, just have some bonnet clearance issues to sort, first engine startup IMG_4958.MOV
  41. 4 points
    I am going to go ahead with the 69 hood with a 71 ram air top skin ,this will be a steel hood and later pull a mold so i can make them in fiberglass. I peeled the top skin off the 69 hood ,had a lite rust film in the inside of the underbracing so i took my little sand blast pot to it in a small spot just to see how it would clean up . It cleaned up very well with no pitting so this under brace is good to go . This is a very straight underbrace ,i will finish blasting it then i will epoxy primer before i put the 71 73 top on . I used my small angle grinder and ground through the edges of the 69 top ,the fold over only had 3 spot welds and two of them didnt hold .the peak of the hood had about 8 spot welds that i ground through and the top skin just fell off ,the glue ford had used let go a long time ago .
  42. 4 points
    newstang

    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.
  43. 4 points
    latoracing

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    When you get to do tedious jobs, there isn't a lot to share that is exciting. With a couple of delays I'm finally able to get on with the return fuel line. I'm using a stock 3/8" stainless line for the return, which is going to look really good. I did some bend manipulation to the prebent tube and drilled a 3/4" hole in the back of the torque box for it to pass through. Both lines fit through the stock oval front hole, which took a little bit of time so both tubes are not bound tight. Spent a while looking through the inter web to find some appropriate clamps, which I didn't find. The closest clamp I found was 1/4" and 3/8", no dual 3/8" clamps sooo.... A little tooling and creativity with some stainless sheet and we have clamps. I have to cut and bubble flair the new tube for its attachment up front and get it all bolted down to stay.
  44. 4 points
    Silverjade

    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
  45. 4 points
    Midlife

    What should I fix first?

    What to fix first? Make sure your checkbook and/or savings account is 3x larger than what you think it needs to be.
  46. 4 points
    Ridge Runner

    Best bumpers?

    All our rears may be a tad wide ,just have to deal with it
  47. 4 points
    Oh you silly people ,complaining about a .10 tax ...come on out to Cali. We will show what a gas tax really is haha! Wait a minute ...that aint funny :(
  48. 4 points
    bigmal

    Chasing a Vibration - Flex Plate?

    Well I finished my rebuild and ran it today for the first time. I ended up installing a new correct flex plate which is a different bolt spacing to the original and the torque converter wouldn't fit. As this is the correct flex plate I bought a new torque converter which is substantially larger and 2500rpm stall. Engine was rebuild +.020 with 2V heads (were 4V) and some other bibs and bobs. Spent way more than I wanted to. ……………….It runs like a top. No vibration and more power. I also installed an electric fuel pump and my starting problems are gone. Definitely a worthwhile venture. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I wish I could pinpoint exactly what was the cause of the vibration but very happy it's gone.
  49. 4 points
    Shep69

    Happy 50th

    Celebrating the 50th birthday of my mustang today. I purchased it over 10 years ago from Oregon and shipped it to Australia where it’s had a well deserved restoration. I hope I look this good when I turn 50 in a couple of years lol.
  50. 4 points
    bryonbush

    New fastback

    Picked up this 69 yesterday. Typical rust in spots from a car that's been in a barn for 20+ years. Had a 302 w 3 speed manual and 9" rear. Non PS&PB. Guy bought it from original owners son, cleaned it up, then burned up the rear end doing burnouts. He pulled the motor and never did anything with it. I really would like to make a trans am themed car out of this.


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