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  1. 3 points

    69 Convertible build

    That will make a nice donor car for the rebuild. :)
  2. 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.
  3. 2 points

    Wheel Play – Options?

    Unfortunately, steering boxes can not be fully rebuilt, and typically are never as good as new when they are "rebuilt", because the worm gears wear and are not available, and when they wear, the steering will still have play, but some people try to reduce this play by over tightening the adjustment. This being said, a steering box that has play in the bearings will have less play after they are replaced. If one wants to properly rebuild a steering box that has worn gears, they can send the gears out to have then welded and refaced, however, this is a fairly expensive operation, but it shouldn't need to be done again until long after most of us are dead and buried.
  4. 2 points
    Bolted on a wilwood master cylinder, powder coated the dash vents and now I'm replacing the felt lining
  5. 1 point

    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.
  6. 1 point

    69 Convertible build

    Me too. Probably my favorite body style besides the 67-70’s.
  7. 1 point

    Fitting a Brake Light to the Spoiler

    I have a jar of pennies I can send you. shipping them would cost more than they're worth :-)
  8. 1 point

    New Valves in not-new heads

    That's a good plan to start with. I used graphite spray for this purpose when I ran the cylinder shop for an engine machining company.
  9. 1 point

    Fitting a Brake Light to the Spoiler

    At least you guys have euro's, pounds, and AD's to throw around. Right now, I'm trying to find another penny so I can rub the two of them together...
  10. 1 point

    Fitting a Brake Light to the Spoiler

    Funny, I just looked up the exchange rate and its .69 to the USD dont feel bad, we have the same issue with euro and pound.
  11. 1 point

    New Valves in not-new heads

    Lapping them will tell you if everything is correct or not with the seats and valve face. I always lap them but you do not need to blue them and this can actually inerfere with the lapping process. Also, not all cylinder head machinists do the same level of quality, therefore, it is entirely possible that if you have them redone, they might not be as good as the are now, and if this occurs, you would have paid to have a lesser quality job done on them.
  12. 1 point

    Power Window Options

    Glue has come a long way in the last 50 years, so don't be afraid to use it. I'd use whatever style is currently in car. No need to buy more stuff than you need to. I used a Spal conversion kit, and put the switches in the center console.
  13. 1 point

    In need of help - Engine noise

    Great news. In your video, it sounded like the old familiar fuel pump noise.
  14. 1 point

    In need of help - Engine noise

    fantastic news!
  15. 1 point

    In need of help - Engine noise

    You nailed it. So grateful I thought I was up for another rebuild. I took the old fuel pump off and blanked the hole. Quiet as a mouse. Thanks.
  16. 1 point

    69 Convertible build

    Also added a new mustang to the family 2019 GT Premium with everything.
  17. 1 point

    69 Convertible build

    New floors installed and my son being my helper drilling out the rear seat back spot welds to work on the axle tunnel. I didn’t get any pictures of the repairs made to the tunnel but have some with the seat back pulled out and reinstalled. Replaced the taillight panel also.
  18. 1 point

    I dont know how i feel about this mustang,,

    Fixed your typo.
  19. 1 point

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    That’s what I have 2 boys who build cars for!
  20. 1 point
    No pictures, CV? Shame on you! Respectfully, the Evil One.
  21. 1 point

    Fitech vs Sniper vs ?

    I went with the Holley Sniper with Holley EFI fuel tank and the Holley Dual-Sync Distributor, all is controlled via the integrated ECU and touch screen. I have it connected to a performance built 4R70W AOD trans, which sync's to the ECU as well as the trans ECU (adjustable shift points). Engine is a 408 Stroker Windsor.
  22. 1 point

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    who's gonna mow the other half of that lawn :-)
  23. 1 point

    Window bushings

    Thank you bro, this helps a TON!!!
  24. 1 point

    Who has an aftermarket brake booster?

    I used what used to be GPS, now LEEDS. They are out of Niagra NY. I bought the booster, master cylinder and pedal assembly. All pretty reasonable. So far so good. I had to cut part of the dash away to make it fit and they provide the pattern. I think that works with any of these. I still have my FMX in the car. Not sure if that will make a difference. https://leedbrakes.com/
  25. 1 point

    Make parking brake switch

    Here is how you reproduce the not yet reproduced 69-70 parking brake switch. Make the ABS body and the end by 3D printing. Make a bending jig to bend the beryllium copper contact to right shape and bend the contact strips. Heat treat the contact. Assemble and secure the parts. You are done. Changed the original design a little bit so the contact does not break due to fatigue like the originals did. Cycled the black switch 2500 times on the 70 Cougar pedal I have off the car; it did not brake and did not stop working so installed it on my 69 Grande. Left to right on the pictures below are; broken original switch, 3D printed ABS parts, contact, final product.
  26. 1 point

    It is Time

    Funny how you forget stuff. I completely forgot about this 70 notch back I owned for maybe 6 months in Houston around maybe 1985??. Was just looking at old pictures. Was a factory shaker, 4 bbl and 4 gear. I wasn't making enough money to rub two nickels together and simply couldn't afford to keep it running. One of my proudest moments in life was when my beautiful bride grabbed major 2nd gear rubber in this car! Really wish I kept it, but I don't see how it would have been possible with just starting out life and upcoming family. It's a good memory.

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