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jholmes217 last won the day on October 8 2016

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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. Various Parts for sale

    I need a passenger side horn if you still have the horns.
  2. Small emblem or Mustang script

    Have you thought about a couple of Mustang cloth patches? Wouldn't have to worry about base making the metal emblems rattle then.
  3. Champion Radiator mc 338

    I just checked the Champion web site. The radiator I put in my small block car wasn't the 338 as it was a 20 inch radiator. I tried a 338 in my 428 Cobra Jet car and it as too think to fit in the saddles, so I used the 338 as partial trading material for a FE dual quad intake manifold. Sorry I gave you wrong information earlier.
  4. Champion Radiator mc 338

    If I remember correctly, I put one of those in a small block 1969 Mustang I sold in 2013, to fund Mach 1 parts. I had to drill new holes in the radiator to match the holes in the shroud. It was an easy fix, and that radiator worked great.
  5. New Radiator Help

    I have the big block version of this. Probably 750 miles since putting it in to replace a leaky radiator. Fit in the saddles perfectly. I'm running it with a 1969 reproduction fan and clutch, reproduction fan shroud, Edelbrock water pump, and 195 degree thermostat. Stays nice and cool, even in heavy traffic during the summer.
  6. Horn doesn't blow when rim blow switch depressed.

    My horn hasn't worked since I bought the car in 2010. It is an original rim blow steering wheel (unknown if it is original to my specific car or not.) I replaced the rim blow switch over the weekend (2nd time. 1st time I ruined the switch!) This time I'm pretty confident I didn't mess up the switch. I scraped or filed all rough spots in the "track" that the switch goes in, then used dish soap to lube it up so it would slide in easier. Push on the switch, and nothing.Now if I take the wheel off and take the screws out of the ends of the wire and touch them to the contact points on the inside of the steering column and push the horn switch, the horns work. So, I thinking either something is missing, or worn down too much to make contact somewhere.Anyone else have this issue and fix it?
  7. Horn doesn't blow when rim blow switch depressed.

    Tony, did you fix your horn? I'm having the same issue, and wondering how I should proceed.
  8. '70 Tach problem

    I honestly don't know Bill. Lots of differences between 1969 and 1970. For example, the 1970 428 Cobra Jet with manual transmission came with a dual point distributor, and my 1969 came with a single point distributor. If you don't have them already, I advise you get a set of the Ford 1970 shop manuals and wire diagrams. I only have the 1969 set, so I can't check for you. Also, you should join the 428 Cobra Jet registry.
  9. '70 Tach problem

    A lot of aftermarket distributors and ignition boxes need a full 12 volts to operate correctly, such as MSD, Petronix 2 and 3, etc. To do this, the resister wire in the ignition had to be bypassed or eliminated. If you don't do this correctly, it can mess up the factory tach, and this may be why you have the problem your facing now. This is why I prefer Mallory Unilite distributors. They don't need 12 volts, and work fine with the resistor wire in place. My original 428 Cobra Jet 4 speed distributor is wrapped up and stored in the garage for safe keeping in case I want to go back to it for a restoration at a later date. For now, I'm enjoying electronic ignition that works with the resister wire, works with the factory tach, and is short enough to work with a oval air cleaner. Disregard the ballast resistor or the right side in the picture. It's disconnected.
  10. What direct fit Aluminum Radiator is there

    I recommend you try a clutch fan set up. I was running a factory shroud, Edelbrock water pump, Robert Shaw 195 thermostat, and a flex fan. My car overheated in a parade. I put a 428 Cobra Jet reproduction clutch fan on, and now it stays nice and cool.
  11. Car Show in Rainier, WA. on September 2nd

    Maybe next year. My Veterans of Foreign Wars Post does this every Labor Day weekend.
  12. Car show in Rainier, WA. on September 2nd hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5580. Money raised goes towards veterans in need and the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Lewis. Hope to see some of you there!
  13. Opinions needed

    I personally like the gold stripes better on a black Mach 1. If your selling, see about having the wheels powdered coated in a aluminum or chrome/polished aluminum color. Might be cheaper than buying new wheels.
  14. New MSD Distributor Help

    Don't know if this will work with an MSD, but worked great with a Accell dizzy when I couldn't get an engine to fire. Set it back to top dead center on number 1, then drop the dizzy back in with the rotor pointed at number 1. Now, turn the key on, but don't crank it. Now aim your timing light at the balancer. Turn it slowly until clockwise until your timing light flashes. It should fire from there, and then set the timing. Most books from the day say to set the timing at 6 degrees, but with todays gas, seems 10 degrees or more work better now in my opinion.
  15. I just buy some fuel line hose from your local parts dealer. I used 3/8 hose and cut to fit. They have elbows and adapters if you need it to make a sharp curve or change sizes.