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  1. Is there more than one drum brake shoe size for a 69 9in? My car was originally a 2v 351 car and since I put bigger disks up front I figured I could just rebuild the rear drums to stock. I took the rear brakes apart years ago to have the housing acid dipped and the center section rebuild, and all the brake parts found their way into a larger pile of brake parts from different cars. The parts stores wants to know what carb the car has but doesn't specify whether their shoes are for a 8in, or if there where different size shoes for 9in's, other than the larger shoes are no longer available. What size do I need?
  2. I'm done using CJ, their website is the easiest to use, but they are a little higher with their prices and everything is back ordered. My hood took 8 weeks! Even bumper bolts were back ordered a month. Laurel Mountain Mustang, Virginia Classic Mustang, Mustangs Unlimited, and Mustangs Plus. I try to spend with them all.
  3. It was a little closer than I thought, but it killed my Friday evening.
  4. Focus on that one car until it's done. I've been on and off with mine for just under 15 years. I've never driven it and have 20k wrapped up in it. If I hadn't bought 16 other projects in that time it would have been done years ago.
  5. It was a mustang II in primer. Possibly a king cobra, it was a hatch back with the duck tail spoiler.
  6. I love GT-40s, but I love the 69/70 mustang too. I just hope they used a dynacorn body for it. It might grow on me, but looking at a stock body of a 69 or 70 I can't help but know Ford hit the nail on the head with it. I feel bad for everyone who's had to design the mustang afterwards because the bar was set so high that I don't think that it can ever be eclipsed. How great would it have been if Ford ran that body style for 14 years like they did the fox body?
  7. You have to buy sound deadener and line the inside of one. Holy crap I've used 36 sheets of the Jegs knock-off dynamat stuff, and I need to buy more. Has anyone else used this stuff before? Are you happy with it? Is there anything else I should do to make this car more comfortable before I try to rack up a million miles driving the shit out of this 14 year project when I get it done?
  8. So I get a call tonight on my way to the garage from a friend telling me I need to call another friend because he has a lead on a barn find Shelby. (It's about a three hour round trip.) They can't tell me what year, the one said it looked rough and was missing the engine, and they both were wanting me to head there immediately. It was then when I realized that something had changed in me. All I wanted to do was go to my car and work on it. For years I'd get leads and race to the car in a panic. I'm going to go check it out tomorrow, but it will be my last wild goose chase if it is a coupe with an R model valance. If I don't scoop it up and it's a real Shelby I'll post the details here for one of you guys (phone number if I can get one, or directions if you live close enough, along with a VIN number.)
  9. So after 14 years of being taken apart, I can't remember if there was one on the car when I began or if I lost it. I don't want to use an adjustable one. What have you guys done. My car has front power disks, and drums in the rear. What sucks is I have a bunch of NOS ones from 1982 Ford trucks, thinking I could use one being that trucks normally have v-8s and are light in the ass, kind of like mustangs. I talked to a couple friends and they acted like every car has a specifically designed proportioning valve for every engine and brake set up a maker offers.
  10. Can someone tell me what color the dash is supposed to be painted.
  11. Am I the only one being forced to get a more affordable daily driver because of gas prices? I've only had my super duty a couple of months, but $200 a week is killing me. I've had to pull a 65 coupe with a 200 from next to the barn into the garage to work on. The 69 is going to have to wait a little longer.
  12. Do you remember how great it used to be? Way back before ebay, and the big car auctions drove all the prices through the roof?
  13. 30, I went to U.T.I. out of high school for auto mechanics, spent 6 years in the Corps working on KC-130's. Went to Wyotech to learn auto-body, on again off again going to University of Cincinnati. No woman, no kids, too many projects. Driving a truck for a construction company for money to finish my 69. Hoping it will be good enough that people will pay me to work on their old Fords.
  14. Has this 69 been discussed? I think it is in Australia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH4f9eQysBM
  15. Whachyou talkin bout esse? That sheet is tight. I can picture me and my chollos rollin in that custom. That is a Mexican hot rod gentlemen. I was pretty sure until I saw the Aztec warrior on the trunk, then I was 100%. Another Mexican will buy it. It reminds me of a 67 GT350 I saw on a used car lot in National City on the south side of San Diego. That same yellow with bright red stripes 007 painted on it like a race car, the 289 hipo gone with a 351 windsor in it's place. It had 69 or 70 buckets in it, it made me want to puke, but there was a Mexican guy going on and on about how it was his dream car. He was so enamored by how it was fixed I swear he would have tried to have sex with it, I had never seen anyone so excited about anything. They wanted 17k for it.
  16. Daily driver in crappy weather, 95 Bronco. Hopefully Saturday I'll trade it in on a 98 Super Duty 4x4 with a power stroke. On nice days, a 65 fastback until the 69 is done.
  17. Politics, money, and religion are three topics that will create polarity in the forum. I'd hate to see people lose sight of what matters most in life, 69/70 mustangs.
  18. I was just going to use an oxy acetylene torch to blow some holes in it. Just kidding. I will know what it has in it, and maybe if others don't I could have some fun, maybe make a few bucks.
  19. I've been watching for Mark VIIIs and Navigators for a few years now, it's a cheap way to get 4v 4.6s and some of the Navigators had 4v 5.4s. The only problem is they are either beat to hell, or in like new condition. I have a feeling the 4v motors will be just as sought after as the 289 hipos, and cobra jets. If any more rounds of cash for clunkers come around it'll make even more of them scrap.
  20. From what I remember mine has the scoop, and the plate that holds the vacuum flapper, but I think the air cleaner base wasn't originally a shaker air cleaner and was just made to hold the scoop. I scored a 428 last fall and wanted to have the badges on it, but I didn't want to drill into the scoop if it was a boss part.
  21. A previous owner added a shaker to my mach and it doesn't have holes for the engine badge on it. I've owned the car for 13 years so I know it's an original shaker from 69/70. I was curious if all non-boss 302 shakers had the holes for the engine badge, or if that was an option?
  22. I hope your luck is better than mine with those chain stores and their carb kits. A few carbs back (03 or 04), I took the carb with me so all the numbers could be read to get the right kit, and they still gave me the wrong one. It was towards the end of reassembly and the last few parts were different, I gave it a try, and it didn't work. Of course you can't return it if it's been opened, so I had to eat it. Now I just go to speed shops to get the rebuild kits, they sell the real Holley kits, and if they screw it up (which none have) they are more willing to correct the issue at no cost to me.
  23. If I don't buy this car it will wind up being crushed. The thought of that makes me want to puke. It was only $500. Jholmes, already got it covered, years ago I bought a pair of 69 boss 302 heads and an intake.
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