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  1. stangs-R-me

    Tyres for Mach 1 225 r15

    I ran 225/70-14's all around on my car for the past 35 years. No problem with fit ever. As of last fall, I upgraded to 225/60-15's on 15x7" rims all around that are an inch wider but 0.77" shorter. I was tempted to go with 235/60-15's all around (0.3" shorter than 225/70-14) but decided against it due to the fact that I still have manual steering and thought this may be too wide. 255/60-15 is going to be a 27.05" tall tire (approx. 1" taller than 235/60-15) and is the maximum recommended width for a 7" wide rim. Whether it will fit out back with a 4.25" back space (or even different backspacing), I can't help you there. Doug
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    Finally completed I think

    Wow, excellent job and in such short time considering what you started with. Paint and panel fit is exceptional as others mentioned ... o/a very well done. Doug
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    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    On the Scott Drake Set, the trans tunnel mount bracket is flat:
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    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    I'm on FB, but have never been active. It was someone on a late model Mustang forum that abandoned the forum and started a FB page instead that got me to join. I find his page really annoying, and not at all useful / functional like a forum. As others have said, too many idiots posting dumb comments or inaccurate information. I don't have the spare time to follow the lives of FB friends nor do I have the time or even feel compelled to post anything about my daily life. So back to the FORUM … how do I fix my avatar ?? See that some of you have already done so, but don't see how to do it in my settings. Doug
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    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    Did not mention this in my earlier post on June 19th, but the Scott Drake 3-PT Kit is also made by Seatbelt Solutions also. Still no complaints, absolutely love them. Doug
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    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    My drivers side retractor squeaked quite a bit too when new. Sprayed WD40 on both sides of the mechanism and has been perfectly quiet ever since. Doug
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    Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    I'm sure having the insert in there helps a bit, but having a new neck and cap is even more important. I went one step further and tested the cap & neck for leakage with water prior to installing. Obviously blew it out real good with compressed air afterward then let it air dry for a few days before actually installing. As I filled it likely fuller than it had been in years, I hammered on it a bit between the gas station and home and did not see or smell any gas around or below the cap when I got back home. So I'm really pleased with that as well. Doug
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    Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    Well it took me a while, but I finally burned my full tank of gas from last fall down enough to go to the gas station and try this thing out first hand. Certainly did not help that I had my driver's seat out for rebuilding until early May, then was out of town for 4 weekends between then and now. So …. put unleaded nozzle in and locked it in at 2nd from max flow as I normally do on all my modern cars and stood back. Pumped in 13+ gallons and nozzle shut off like it does on a modern car with absolutely no drama … I.E. any splash or even the slightest amount of fuel past the insert that I could see. Had only driven 106 miles, so obviously was not as full on last fill up, and probably has not been for many years. Always figured it got around 10 MPG's so it will be interesting to see what it really gets now that I've got consistent shut-off at the pump. As much as I dreaded filling this car up (before yesterday), I can now say this has got to be one of ... if not THE MOST SATISFYING RESULT(s) of ANY MOD I've ever done to this car !! Doug
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    Horns blow fuses

    Does your car have or did it have factory A/C ?? If so, that metal spacer spaces the horn out so it does not hit the A/C dryer. Do not discard this spacer, they are not being reproduced and go for decent $$ on e-bay. Doug
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    Horns blow fuses

    My brother in law had this bumper sticker on a few of his cars … HORN BROKE, WATCH FOR FINGER … always got a kick out of that. As far as troubleshooting your horns, I think everyone else pretty much covered that. Doug
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    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    Put the Scott Drake / Seatbelt Solutions 3-point kits in my '69 Hardtop and used "as supplied" (no drop link) and the stock 3 mounting points. Buckles will even reach the holsters in the console when fully extended (last pic SD is on left / OE Ford Deluxe on right … even look similar). Other bonus is the SD buckles do not RATTLE in the console holsters while driving like my OE ones did. Only mod was I had to ream out the ends on both the retractors and the inner belts to fit the O.E. shoulder mounting bolts. Both my wife and I have no problem adjusting them for similar fit / comfort compared to our daily driver's. Interestingly, my '70 Mach 1 sourced seats in my Hardtop do not hit the retractors like Shep69 and other fastback owners have stated. They are close, but no interference when all the way back (seat is FULL BACK in 1st pic). This really makes no sense since the FB & HT are supposed to use the same floor & rockers where the CV is different and even the OE Ford HT/FB retractors will not fit a CV. Doug
  12. Here's the "Charcoal" version ... I'd be torn between this and the Silver one (a few posts up) And I suppose I should also post the Black version ...
  13. Prior to the change I drove my 30 year old tires 180 miles round trip to a car show in August ... including a stretch of 70 MPH interstate !! I'm very happy with the quality of the Legendary GT9 wheels, Lug Nuts, and Center Caps. They ARE made in China, and Legendary is a division of Scott Drake as you thought. I'm kinda glad the LW60 wheels were not yet available when I ordered the GT9's. I would have likely gone with them, especially now that I've seen actual pictures of all the color variations on vendor sites. But having the GT9's mounted for 6 months, I am so glad I tried something new. Totally changed the look of the car that I've been used to for the past 35 years and everyone that has seen it is impressed / thinks I made a great choice, especially vs. plain ol' Magnums that I also was considering Back to the LW60's ... The polished / clear coated aluminum rim is a better match to the OE trim rings than a "Chrome rim" which is what you get in a 15x7" Steel Repro 10 slot wheel ... just ends up being too much chrome IMO. But since these LW60 wheels are not offered with a Chrome Center, it will be more of an appearance change on your Mach 1 that did not offer a painted center option. I don't think any of the LW60 options have fully painted centers though, the 10 hole openings are polished making them kinda like the optional body color painted wheels that came with the chrome trim around each opening (which was a rare option available on all '69 Mustangs including Mach 1). With some matching paint and some tedious masking, this "body-color" look could be applied to a set of these LW60's. Suppose someone could also re-paint the whole wheel center Argent to duplicate the GT wheel look too. Legendary does not state if either the 'silver" or "charcoal" options is actually a match to Ford Argent or not ... kinda looks to me that Argent would fall somewhere between these two colors. Doug
  14. Looking at your pics, It certainly looks like those 275's will be rubbing on the quarters once you get some weight in the car. YES, the tire needs to fit up inside the wheel wells ... that is unless you are putting old school AIR SHOCKS on which was the cheap way to avoid rubbing in the 70's. Whether 275's with the right offset can be made to fit your car without any kind of body or suspension mods, that I can't help you with. Doug
  15. 225/60-15 = 5.31" Section Height & 25.63" Dia. (stock '69 Shelby) 235/45-17 = 4.16" Section Height & 25.33" Dia 245/45-17 = 4.34" Section Height & 25.68" Dia. 255/45-17 = 4.52" Section Height & 26.04" Dia. 265/40 or 265/45 do not exist on Tire Rack so likely do not exist at all 275/50-15 = 5.41" Section Height & 25.83" Dia. (your existing rears) 275/40-17 = 4.33" Section Height & 25.66" Dia. but needs a 9-11" Wide rim so not an option for use with the 17x8" GT9. However if you can find a 9" rim with the right offset, I'd guess it would fit as it is slightly shorter than your 15's that you say DO fit. As far as the front's, CJPP offers the 245/45-17's as an option, so they must have experience with these fitting something ... most likely a '69-70. Doug
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