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About jholmes217

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    v8 powered poster
  • Birthday 01/26/1967

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    Yelm, Washington
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    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
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    Army JROTC teacher

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  1. I have USAA also, but they sent me to American Collectors Insurance for my classic cars, not Hagerty. Did USAA switch to Hagerty?
  2. Combine all three previous responses, and you should be good. I like the Robert Shaw thermostats. They have the hole already that 1969_Mach1 mentioned.
  3. Probably for the best. It rained the whole time, and only 15 cars showed up. Five of those were from my Mustang club. A 68 coupe was the only classic Mustang.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Our dogs get car sick, so they aren't allowed to ride in the Mach 1.
  8. jholmes217


    What size tire are you looking for?
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Love it! I'm a model builder also, even at 50 years old!
  14. 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/
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