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jholmes217 last won the day on December 23 2017

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About jholmes217

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    v8 powered poster
  • Birthday 01/26/1967

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    Yelm, Washington
  • Interests
    1969 428 Cobra Jet Q code
    4 speed Toploader with 3:50 Traction Lock
    Black Jade Original Color


  • Biography
    U.S. Army retired
  • Location
    Yelm, WA.
  • Interests
    69 Mustangs, horse riding, military history, plastic models, guns, and fishing
  • Occupation
    Army JROTC teacher
  1. Flyer attached. Show is April 28th at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, WA. Proceeds go towards the JROTC, Band Boosters, and Auto Shop Club programs. MTHS 2018 Car Show.pdf
  2. Engine Rebuild Update

    I had a Comp Extreme Energy 274H in a 302 a few years ago. Nice choppy idle, and pulled strong from idle to 5500 RPM. Really came on strong at about 1500 RPM.
  3. 351w heads on 302

    You want the 1969 or 1970 (maybe later 1970s heads also) heads with the larger valves. Later 351W heads are the same as 302 heads. You will also want to use the Felpro #1250 intake manifold gasket as the coolant passage on the heads and intake manifold are different, but this gasket will work. Racers used to port the heads and use bigger valves in these heads before aluminum heads became available. Last time I used these heads (1970 heads) they had 1.94 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves. Many would also "shave" them to bring compression up.
  4. Dogs and Mustangs

    Our dogs get car sick, so they aren't allowed to ride in the Mach 1.
  5. Tires

    What size tire are you looking for?
  6. Santa brought Mustang parts!

    Many Mustang owners have also used a parts car to restore theirs, or have collected parts "just in case." I'm guilty of the latter. If you post the parts you are looking for in the classifieds section of this forum, you will probably gets some some responses. Welcome to the forum by the way!
  7. Santa brought Mustang parts!

    There are all kinds of places for original and reproduction Mustang parts. CJ Pony Parts, Mustangs Unlimited, National Parts Depot, Mustang Depot, and Virginia Classic Mustangs I think are the most popular. Make sure you read product reviews. Some of the reproduction parts aren't of the best quality.
  8. Anyone here in Ireland?

    Took a 4 day vacation to Dublin about 10 years ago. Go to the Guinness Brewery. They have a "Hop on-Hop Off tour bus that makes seeing the sites very easy. I did 26 years in the army, and I have to say Dublin is the friendliest city I've been to.
  9. Helped my son build a Boss 429 engine this evening

    If I'm looking to add extra details such as spark plug wires and hoses, or photo-etched detail kits, I go to this web site: https://www.squadron.com/category-s/3448.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIquD-oJLB2AIVCKvsCh0V9wVBEAAYASAAEgLiHfD_BwE#?filters=filter.Brand=SQUADRON TOOLS÷SQUADRON PRODUCTS|page=1
  10. Helped my son build a Boss 429 engine this evening

    Love it! I'm a model builder also, even at 50 years old!
  11. Maybe I'm the only one on the planet...

    I mainly like the sportsroof for 1969 and 1970, but the Mexican Shelby Mustangs are pretty sharp looking. http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1708-a-1969-mexican-shelby-thats-one-of-306/
  12. Trunk Letters

    Be careful if you use an aftermarket letter kit. I bought one, and one letter was crooked due to a pin not being in the correct location on the letter. I believe it was ordered from CJ Pony Parts.
  13. 302 Distributor position

    Pull out #1 spark plug, and put your thumb over the hole. Turn the engine over until you feel a push of air on your thumb so you know that is compression stroke with the piston coming up. Continue to turn the engine over until it goes to TDC on the balancer, then continue to 10 degrees past TDC. Then lift the distributor out, and sink it back in with the rotor pointed at #1. You shouldn't have to take off the fan and shroud for this.
  14. 302 Distributor position

    Try this. Put it back at top dead center on the balancer, then continue to turn the crank until 10 degrees advance is at the pointer. Now drop in your distributor with the rotor pointed at number 1, then set your timing as normal. You shouldn't have to advance it near as much.
  15. Santa brought Mustang parts!

    Santa brought me a set of Mach 1 floor mats, and a trunk dress up kit (tire cover and hold down, jack bag, trunk mat,) a set of blank keys, and a CJ Pony Parts gift car! What Mustang stuff did you guys and gals get?