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  1. 69RavenConv

    Ignition key light bulb

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    Ignition key light bulb

    I have that option on my car but of course I can't find any pictures ... I seem to recall that the 1895 bulb goes in a can that attaches to the switch. The can has a small hole in the side that directs the light down into the switch instead of lighting up the whole area behind the lower dash. The effect is that the key slot and the outline of the cylinder are illuminated with the headlight switch. I suspect that part is nearly impossible to find but could be fabricated pretty easily. I'll try to find some time to pull the switch and get some pics in the next few days. Happy birthday!
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    Flooding in Strathmore

    No, that ain't right. I hope your home and the important stuff escaped too much damage. Stay safe.
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    Remote Mirror for 69 Mustang

    +1 on the Torino mirrors if you want remote passenger control. There's a few threads about those out there. That won't solve the vibration problem, though - I get it too at certain times, when my speed and RPMs align just right - the mirrors are a blur. Not sure what can be done for that. You could look at modern mirrors but I think the unique profile of our doors can be a problem when it comes to transplanting just any mirror. Have you thought about just calling the guy in the Chevy on your cell phone and asking him what's back there?
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    69 mach 408w build

    The badges are great! Nice touch.
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    S*it happens! :(

    Crap, my stomach hurts. What was the malfunction?
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    Yeah I’m still alive. Current project 68 f100

    Good to hear from you - nice truck! I would love to find a old pickup project but the salt-monster eats all of them where I live.
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    50th birthday thread

    Smoky burnouts wouldn't have anything to do with it, would they?
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    Home Shop Air System upgrades - help

    That's an old That's an old home brewing trick - I would have never thought of it for air. We use them to rapidly cool the wort (unfermented beer) after boiling it. Called wort chillers...
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    2nd Boss 302 Gathering - France - 8 Sept 2018

    Awesome. My good friend had a Grabber Yellow 1970 Boss 302 back in the day. He let me drive it around the beach in Connecticut (slowly). Probably the first and last time I'll get to drive an original Boss. Really cool cars. Driving a 1971 Boss 351 is on my bucket list.
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    1969 convertible header install.

    I forget - is your car a Z-bar?
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    Should I recore my original radiator?

    It sounds like your engine is mostly stock like mine. I went with this one, it 's a drop in replacement and looks stock. Works fine with my 300hp 302. Of course, radiators are like motor oil, people get passionate about them :) Decide what you want, what you need, and how much you want to spend.
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    Should I recore my original radiator?

    It really comes down to what you want. If I could recore an original for the same price as replacing it, I would. But originality is important to me, and "things are only original once" - when you scrap a C9ZEJ1 it's gone forever. (I will admit that due to cost, I replaced mine with a stock look-alike but kept the original for possible repair later.) Other folks couldn't care less, and would rather have the peace of mind of a new, and probably better, modern radiator. Neither way is right or wrong, it's what makes sense to you.
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    My Hagerty Premiums went up 20% this year...

    I just looked and my rates didn't change from last year so you're probably right, they're compensating for the flood damage in your area. I don't know anything about American Collector's.
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    Rear drum lockout system?

    It might work. I wonder how the rear circuit would respond if there is nowhere for brake fluid to flow? It could prevent pedal movement? And remember to switch it back on. A dumba$$ like me would forget and drive around with disabled brakes for weeks at a time.
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    Wiring a 69 Dash speaker

    If I follow you correctly, your radio should have 6 wires - a 2-pin connector for power (+12V and GND) and a 4-pin connector for the speakers. There is also another single wire for the lamp. I'm at work so I can't verify wire colors but it's probably on the web somewhere. I would assume Painless included the stereo option but I have no knowledge. The 2-pin power should be there. There were/are OEM door harnesses that include the speaker and courtesy light wires for cars that had those things. You can buy repops from any vendor or you can fabricate them. There was no provision for a dash speaker on the stereo radios. I would leave it out - but if you really want one, use a real 2-channel speaker (or 2 individual speakers) and splice into the left and right channels accordingly. You do NOT want to tie the right and left channel wires together at a common center speaker. I don't recall the physical size but all the parts vendors sell speakers that fit,. FWIW, I bought one of those 2-channel dash speakers because I didn't want to cut my doors. The sound is pretty awful, I hope they've improved since I bought mine. I toy with the idea of vent panel pods but have never pulled the trigger. I drive a vert, so I mostly listen to the great outdoors when I drive anyway.
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    Rear drum lockout system?

    Wouldn't a line lock setup like drag racers use work? Locks the front lines instead of disabling the rears but the result is about the same.
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    Wiring a 69 Dash speaker

    The dash speaker was mono and had a 2-pin connector that went directly to the radio. The stereo radios have a 4-pin connector for the speakers - two wires for the left channel and two for the right channel. The dash speaker was deleted for stereo. You could add one of those aftermarket dual-cone dash speakers, and splice into the right and left channels in the harness. I've also seen people mount two small speakers side by side in the dash for right and left. Don't know that I would want that personally.
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    Intake By-Pass Tube Size - C5AE9425C

    Hi guys, I exchanged e-mails with Bswor, the site owner and admin, and he felt he fixed Rich's problem. If it's not fixed, we'll have to address it again. RPM and I can reach out to the admin.s and see if we can get it fixed.
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    Period Correct Alternator

    Oh yeah, and who knew Washington was the Sunshine State in 1968? (j/k)
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    Period Correct Alternator

    It looks original but appears to have been refurbished? I think the fan blades were originally gold dichromate finish. Can you find any manufacturer marks on it anywhere? I think they had an ink stamp and Ford tags on the wires that may be gone or painted over. Let us know what you find.
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    70 Convertible top replacement

    That kit looks familiar...
  23. I've run a set of 14" BFG Radial T/As on my convertible for about 4 years and have no complaints. It's not a performance car, though, so I don't run it hard by any means so YMMV. I've heard good things about the Coopers as well but have no first hand experience.
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    70 Convertible top replacement

    Yeah, I think they fit over some protruding bolts on the frame and help with alignment.
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    70 Convertible top replacement

    Here's the jig Ridge Runner was talking about. It'll put your bows in proper alignment before you staple the top to it.