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  1. 3 points
    I live in Ridgefield WA. Just north of Portland OR. I bought the car as a "drove when parked" situation near San Francisco. Had no idea if I could get it running. 351 cleveland 2V. not original engine. After entirely new fuel system from gas tank to carburetor, and a fixing a massive leak at the shifter on the FMX, I have it running and driving. I've spent about $8,000 at CJ Pony parts already just on the interior parts (interior was completely trashed.) Still thinking about how I want to attack the restoration. 20211106_170749.mp4
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    Mach1 Driver

    Talk me out of painting my car

    Biden and the Dems happened. Uncontrolled spending. Here, let me give you some money. Two centuries ago, a somewhat obscure Scotsman named Tytler made this profound observation: "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.
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    69Mach1 M code

    Hurst shift lever

    Thank you to everyone who responded to this thread, and for taking the time for the photos and measurements. It was very informative and hopefully will help someone in the same situation in the future. I ended up ordering the installation kit # 3735587. The shifter lined up with the console installed.
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    Paul's 69 Mach1

    We’ll after having it for 13 years and rebuild over the last eight,she’s finally registered and driving , it’s been a long road.
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    70 coupe electrical issues

    Update on 70 Coupe Project: OK...so I've owned the car for a year now and you already read about the electrical issues early on. Over spring and summer, I resolved a terrible overheating problem that in the end I attributed to just a plain old radiator and a collapsing lower radiator hose and got it purring like a kitten with a terrible breaking up / weak spark issue. I tried to resolve the dreaded leaking FMX transmission, but think it's still leaking from pan. And finally, last weekend I replaced the 52 yr old 85 lb spring rate rear leaf springs with Detroit Eaton 70 Competition Suspension 138 lb spring rate springs and dual exhaust shackles and got on my old school Keystone Klassic wheels with BFG Radial T/As. Love the rear stance and the ride is great. Think I'm going to cut 1/4 to 1/2 coil out of new front springs to bring it down 1/2 to 1 inch. Very happy with progress and soon moving on to stripping off the original ugly green paint. Going with a bright pearl white or white metallic. And also new carpet, front seat covers, and dash pad. Having a great time working on an old mustang again. Cheers to you all until next update.
  7. 2 points

    Talk me out of painting my car

    Assuming you have the cash on hand & found someone reputable. I would take headliner & windshield out & have it painted. Install a new headliner & glass, then reassemble. Everything else may be done as time & $ permit. maybe you will not have shinny bumpers to match the shiny new paint but in time you will.
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    I go every year. Lots to do over the 3 day event. Every year the Carlisle All Fords event has a theme and features certain Fords with a large indoor representation of those cars in building T. This year the Carlisle is recognizing the 60 year anniversary of the Shelby Mustang. In 2021, Carlisle recognized the 50th year anniversary of the 1971-1973 Mustang body style. I was invited to bring my 1973 convertible and join the many other 71-73 Mustangs on display and featured in the 50th year anniversary of the 1971-1973 Mustang event. Besides the massive swap meet area, and cars for sale, there are lots of vendors. On Saturday and Sunday there is a huge car show. I am member of the First State Mustang and Fords, a local club here in Delaware. We rent a spot, as do many other clubs, and step up a large tent where club members and guests can eat and relax. Let me know if you decide to go this year.
  9. 2 points

    Trunk Carpet Kit / Results?

    The floor is screwed down to oak cross members. The amp cover is sourced from a Marine supplier, it is a hatch used on boats.
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Update on the 'Vert project. Had the painters come by and take a look at the car, so it looks like I am finally going to get the car painted. So, I am working off a list of some mini projects that I can do now that will save me from doing later. Got out my dash panel and mounted my Dakota Digital/VHX stuff. Fit nicely. Plugged in the ethernet wire and started the car, and the dash went live. Yay! I don't have the dash insert installed. It is going to be painted, not woodgrain.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I searched eBay, craigslist and facebook across the country and finally found a Mach 1 set for sale 2000 miles away. Was about to pull the trigger and deal with the inconvenience and pay the shipping when I decided to do a WTB locally. I found these Grande seats just a few miles away. It is the first dollar I have spend on parts for the car. I expect to spend many more dollars in the future (sigh).
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    Paul's 69 Mach1

    This is the only photo I have atm, wires for control box all run under the console on the trans tunnel, rear seat has a decent gap on the hump. Their encased in a zip loom protector, so if need I can open it up easily. The main battery leads run up either side of the floor
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    Power Door Locks

    The ‘70 Lincolns and Thunderbirds had power door locks that used vacuum actuators. They are similar to shaker hood ram air mid plate flapper actuators. I am for sure not interested in that! There are some nice retrofit kits that have a remote control and other features like trunk lid and ignition cut off. I am likely headed that way https://autoworksparts.com/product/1969-1970-mustang-power-door-lock-kit
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    Talk me out of painting my car

    heard back from the shop today and the earliest they can get me in is 8-12 months from now with a 6-12 month turnaround after that. I'm going to put my car back together and drive it until they are ready and pull the interior back out before they get it.
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    Actually fog light end interior light switches
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    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Nice job it looks great.
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    I would check with Dan at Chockostang. http://www.chockostangclassicmustang.com/
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    69Mach1 M code

    Driveshaft question

    I've referred to Explorer's as Exploder's since the Firestone fiasco. Rather fitting.
  19. 1 point

    Talk me out of painting my car

    If you have the skills you can paint it yourself several times over for 10k in materials
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    Panhard Rod - Seaking advice

    I have a 3/4 rear bar and not really happy with the way it's set up. Instead of loops at the end of the bar that the bolt and rubbers go in to, it has a strait bar that a rubber bush clamps around. You slide the bush further it to make it stiffer. I was reversing around a very uneven driveway and heard a bang. The rubber had come off the end of the bar. A very poor set up. I will take your advice and try with the bar off. I may consider a thinner bar with the loop ends as well. Thanks Bob
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    Panhard Rod - Seaking advice

    The V-Band clamp on Vic's set-up really helped in getting the system in and out of the car numerous times. Once the over the axle portion was where is should be, the rest had to be finessed into position. There is a lot of clearance between the bars, nothing is close in this area. Now the tips, thats another story.
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    Panhard Rod - Seaking advice

    I have one on both of my cars. The original Boss 302 suspension book has the details on how to make one. I used Chris Alston Chassisworks stuff, and I like it. It is adjustable. The panhard bar keeps the axle centered under cornering, similar to a Watts Link. I think it feels more stable. Some pics of mine attached. Some literature attached.
  24. 1 point

    69 quarter scoop chrome attachment

    What part are you describing when you say quarter scoop? I'm picturing the 69 sportsroof rear quarter fake scoop. I have one of mine out now to tighten the black inserts because they are loose and rattle a little but there is no chrome around these parts. Edit - thinking now that this is the coupe trim?
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    Boss 302 Chassis/Engine PDF

    Just wanted to share this with you all, if you're looking for the these books in pdf form. BOSS302ChassisMod.pdf BOSS302EngineMod.pdf
  26. 1 point
    Rich Ackermann

    Custom driveshaft or use a oem

    I have a 408 Cleveland with a Tremec TKO 500 5 spd that I bought from MDL. I have an Eaton True Track anti-slip with 3.70 gears and Yukon (N case like) casing. The Tremec and the Yukon have 1350s. When pushing 500+- HP, MDL recommended the following (custom built) driveshaft... It was not cheap, but then again neither is the cost of repair should one blow up as a result of under sizing it. Aluminum Driveshaft 3.5" tube, 31 spline forged yoke, 1350 U-joints (under 700hp up to 58") High speed balanced * Drive shaft is measured and built once the transmission has been installed.
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    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Just finished the stereo and boot install
  28. 1 point

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Rear seat / side panels and door trims back from trimmers, came up well, almost ready for the road
  29. 1 point

    1970 Grande seat frames same as Mach 1?

    The only reason I ask is the Grande seats always seem wider in the pictures. Is the foam different? This is the Mach 1 I picked up.
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    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Air box finished, came out pretty good
  31. 0 points
    Ridge Runner

    Talk me out of painting my car

    I just bought a gallon of torch red for a 2005 Gt i just bought ,for the paint and adatives and one gallon of primer it was $1100. ,i still have to by clear and buffing supplies . I used to be able to paint a car for 300 ...what the hell happened?

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