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  1. What to do and see in St Louis - April 2018

    Sounds like fun ... welcome to the states and Happy B-Day !! Doug
  2. Electric choke

    THIS ... I added a Holley Electric Choke Kit to my 4150 carb back in 2012. Ran the power wire to the STATOR terminal on the alternator and it works just fine. My 1985 5.0L Mustang with factory Holley 4180 carb had the choke hooked up to the STATOR terminal too. Why not try the SIMPLEST SOLUTION before reinventing the wheel ?? You are not going to damage the choke or the alternator giving it a shot ... a few feet of wire, some terminals, electrical tape wrap and maybe an hour of time and you can duplicate what I did. Could probably rig something up temporarily to test it out in less than 10 minutes. Not the best pic, but you can see my custom wrapped harness with black & red wires (ground & stator) attached to the back of the alternator. It then snakes up over the intake and back to the choke. Doug
  3. Export brace reinforcement plate?

    I put mine on the bottom as this was the only way I could get it to simply fit without any modification to the car. Looks fine and likely adds some rigidity but not as much as it would were it welded in place with the flange at the firewall.
  4. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    I ordered 1 each of the '65-66 & '67-68 22 Gallon Tank conversion necks from CJP yesterday and should have next Thursday. Hopefully they are both PLATED (as shown in the CJP video) and the insert goes up and past the bend without extra effort. Doug
  5. 1969 GT500 Gas Tank Vent Tube / Fuel Vapor Line

    Part of this GT500 recall / modification is that you need to change of the "vented" type gas cap for a "non-vented" one. GT500's had the "vent-dent" in the neck just like all other '69-70 Mustangs (instructions even state to flatten the dent out), so theoretically it should have already came with a non-vented cap. With the "vent-dent" in the neck, the O.E.M. standard '69-70 Screw-On Mustang gas caps were all non-vented as are the repro's. Mach 1 & GT POP-OPEN caps were all non-vented as would be the repro versions if you install the now "show-car only" plunger assembly instead of using the screw on cap they also supply with the kit. I have a Scott Drake repro GT pop-open on my car and I assumed the screw-on cap supplied was non-vented, but it is NOT so the search was on for a non-vented version. I would assume '67-70 Cougars had the vent dent neck too, so I went on WCCC site and found pics of used necks ... '67-68 does not appear to have the vent dent, but the 1969 and 1970 ones did. So you would think there would be vented caps for '67-68 & non-vented for '69-70, but instead WCCC (and Stant) just list the same vented / anti-surge one for all '67-70. Which I suppose vent dent or not a vented cap will work ... just don't try and use a non-vented cap without a vent dent filler neck. Searching e-bay and Stant's site, I was not having much luck finding a non-vented cap that would fit. The common "non-vented" one that does have some Ford applications including 1970 Cougar with CA Emissions (Stant 10632) is a smaller diameter, so it will not work. The '71-73 Cougar cap (Stant 10810, actually for '71-82 Cougar as well as other Fords) is considered an "emissions cap" and has some sort of valve in it. This cap fits, and the "valve" allows air in but not out (makes sense as these cars have a charcoal canister to trap fumes), so it is suitable for this non-vented application since the vent tube will do all the breathing. The cap that came with my Scott Drake repro pop-open is on the left. As you can see, it is different than the Stant vented cap so obviously made by a different mfr. Also has no stamping on front stating it is "vented" like the Stant cap even though it has a similar spring loaded valve in the center that definitely vents.
  6. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    Now that I've got samples of all years in hand, I went and borrowed the new pump nozzle again from the gas station to test insert location on all these other necks. Also was able to try the nozzle with the neck installed on my car ... something I could not do last time as I only had the nozzle for a few hours. When I last had the nozzle I was test fitting with it parallel with the bend in the neck ... but with a POP-OPEN style CAP, nozzle needs to be off to one side or the other. Something I certainly never thought of until now, but thankfully the insert location allows this. Also tested nozzle in the 65-66 & 67-68 necks offset like this and it should not be an issue on these with pop-open caps either.
  7. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    Got the '67-68 and 1970 Scott Drake necks in an the '67-68 is PLATED and made by the same company as the 65-66 & 1969 PLATED necks however disappointingly the 1970 is PAINTED even though the SD site states it is plated ... http://www.drakeautomotivegroup.com/Store/Product/D0ZZ-9034-A.aspx?wid=141 This 1970 neck is the first one I've seen made by CORVEX ... paint job almost looks brushed on. This was the most $$ spent on a neck so far and also the shoddiest workmanship. It is also more oval shaped in the bend so insert was going to require some extra massaging to get past the bend like the 67-68 Goodmark painted neck. Painted one I bought from CJP a while back was cheaper, insert slipped past bend, and was far nicer / on par with the other painted necks. A premium price for the Scott Drake name and this piece of junk will be sent back. Did a little more digging on CORVEX and this series of filler neck P/N's (T01A,B,C,D) are associated with DII ... aka Dynacorn. The PLATED '67-68 neck is a nice piece and also has no issue with getting insert up and around bend (unlike the Goodmark painted version).
  8. Wife got a new toy

    My DD is a 2016 base model Ecoboost with 6-speed manual, got 37k miles on it already and is one of the best daily driver's I've ever had. That being a Premium GT and a ragtop to boot, all that much better ... you are going to love that car !! I agree it would be better with a manual, but I could live with an A/T if it were the only option too. Doug
  9. Winter Needs to be done already

    Worst storm / most snow of the '17-18 season came to our city in North-East Wisconsin on Sunday ... 12" was what the neighbor measured. North and West of us got even more. Four of us were planning on going down to Madison on Sunday for a concert, meeting up with two others coming up from Dubuque, IA. This included 3 non-cancelable $130 rooms for Sunday night. The Dubuque couple ended up finding 4 others to go with them so not a total waste and they all had a great time. Band we were going to see was Houndsmouth and none of the 6 from Dubuque had ever heard of them but were all fans come the end of the night ... guess they put on a great show. Just don't expect weather this time of year to screw up plans like this in the mid-west. April snow fall to date broke an early 1900's record in Green Bay, WI. I've got my driver's seat out giving it a complete overhaul, so in a way I'm happy weather is another reason keeping it in the garage. Late 80's vintage replacement Mach 1 upholstery (real Comfortweave) is in near perfect shape, but original foam & burlap has been crumbling for many years. Ordered up foam, spring sets, burlap, felt to replace jute edging, etc. ... still waiting on CJP to ship the seat back spring sets though; they are running over a week late from Dynacorn. Doug
  10. Dont ,just dont ,that is all

    Beat me to it too !!
  11. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    Got inserts staked and JB Welded in the painted '65-66 and '67-68 necks over the weekend and I'm happy to report that the "4 inch syringe extension" worked great with the JB Weld. Also brought an insert with me to work this morning to see if it could be crimped down further to fit up the Scott Drake Plated '65-66 neck that uses 2-1/8" O.D. tubing instead of 2-1/4". Crimped it down as far as the die set I used before would go and this was not far enough. Grabbed the next smaller die set and continued to crimp it down until it finally would slide up the neck. Final crimp dia. ended up being 1.980" (vs. 2.093" that works for the 2-1/4" O.D. necks). Supposedly this Scott Drake neck is a very close reproduction to the O.E. neck, so I'd guess (hope) that this diameter would be good for an O.E. '64.5 to 66 neck too. I plan on ordering '67-68 and 1970 Scott Drake necks as well as the '65-66 & '67-68 22 Gal tank conversion necks this week to verify these are all really plated and that there are no fitment issues of the insert. Anyone that bought an insert kit that would like a COMPLETE NECK with INSERT instead let me know. Once insert kit is received back, I will give you a full $29.00 CREDIT towards the purchase of a complete neck. Thanks, Doug
  12. 1969 GT500 Gas Tank Vent Tube / Fuel Vapor Line

    Thanks for the kind words, I'm real pleased with the results. The in the trunk tube is the pre-bent line from CJP / Classic Tube mentioned in the first post. The outside inverted flare tube I got from Autozone ... part # PA-540, guessing PA stands for "Poly Armor" which is the outer bronze coating 5 = 5/16" and 40 is 40". Never seen tubing like this before and I even asked if they had regular galvanized tubing and the counter guy said no, but maybe it could be special ordered. I don't normally shop there, but was running late and my regular store (Carquest, know the owner real well) had already closed. Doug
  13. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    I've had a couple of local Mustang owners asking for complete necks with inserts installed, so that was also why I was researching necks and what is available. Ideally I'd prefer to offer these as Galvanized or Zinc Plated only, but with all the various mfr's. and re-sellers of these things, it might be hard to actually go this route unless I were to strip and re-plate painted necks myself. The Goodmark Necks were supposedly Galvanized, but both the '67-68 and '69 Goodmark neck from same supplier were Painted ... my guess is Goodmark is just a reseller and switched mfr's. So far the CJP FFP3 and the S-D C9ZZ-9034-A are zinc plated (CF028C '69 neck from same mfr.), as is the '65-66 S-D neck in the prior post (CF028A, again same mfr.), and the '67-68 S-D neck in the post below (FF028B). Also, from pictures anyway, it appears the 22 Gallon conversion necks (1970 Tank in 65-66 or 67-68) are zinc plated or galvanized. Complete Necks with Insert Installed Pricing: '65-66 Painted ... $90.00 + shipping '65-66 Plated ... $98.00 + shipping '65-66 w/ 1970 22 Gal Tank ... $119.00 + shipping (assume to be plated and provided I can get insert up neck) '67-68 Painted ... $97.00 + shipping '67-68 Plated ... $94.00 + shipping '67-68 w/ 22 Gal Tank ... $119.00 + shipping (assume to be plated and provided I can get insert up neck) 1969 Painted ... $93.00 + shipping 1969 Plated ... $89.00 + shipping 1970 Painted ... $95.00 + shipping 1970 Plated ... $**.** + shipping (need to find a plated version to sell) USPS Shipping Lower 48 States ... $14.00 (1 or 2 '65-66 necks or 1 to 3 '67-70 necks) ** OR ** Insert Kit for your installation ... $24.00 NET + shipping USPS Shipping Lower 48 States ... $5.00 for 1-2 Kits or $8.00 for 3-4 kits NOTE that paint gets disturbed on painted necks where insert is staked in place. I will touch up these areas with silver paint on the outside to prevent corrosion, however color / brightness of my touch up does not match mfr. applied paint (of the 4 painted necks I've bought so far, there are at least 2 different silvers used). However, with the bracing in the trunk on either side of the neck view of the stake mark locations are not something anyone will notice unless they are looking for it. Send me a PM if interested. Doug
  14. Fuel Neck Filler Mods?

    It has been a few weeks and all sold inserts have shipped ... 22 so far ... and I still have some to sell if anyone is interested. Anyway, I was researching classic Mustang filler necks and discovered that '65-66 necks are quite a bit longer than '69 & '70 and '67-68 falls somewhere in-between. I've only messed with '69-70 necks so far and I'm claiming this mod should work on all '65-70 Mustang & Cougar necks. So I ordered up two different '65-66 necks (1 each painted & zinc plated) and a painted '67-68 neck to see if I need to revise my instructions at all. Last night I successfully got the inserts staked in place in one of the '65-65 necks and the '67-68 neck. The plated '65-66 neck from Scott-Drake is supposed to be a very close copy to O.E. and uses 2-1/8" tubing (instead of 2-1/4") and is expanded out to 2-1/4" to meet up with the hose at the tank. For the insert to fit up this neck (and likely any O.E. '65-66 neck) it will need to be crimped down further to fit and I plan on playing with this on the crimper at work next week. The painted '67-68 neck had a slightly tighter & longer bend than the '69 & '70 necks and was more oval shaped in the bend. To get insert up and around the bend, I had to hammer the top and bottom flanges of the insert a bit to make it somewhat oval shaped and also put the neck in a vise (with soft jaws) to squeeze/flex the oval shape in order to get it to go around the bend. Do-able, but definitely trickier / more work than the '69 or '70 necks and is overall about an inch longer than the '69 neck. The painted '65-66 neck has two bends in it but they are more of a mandrel type (tube stayed more round) so the insert freely slid up past both. It is almost 3" longer than the '69 neck, so this added length and two bends made it even trickier when trying to hold the insert in place while putting the rear retaining stake marks in. Other issue with these longer necks is getting the JB Weld up to the back side of the insert. The Syringe I'm supplying is just long enough for the '69 Neck, so I had to either find a longer syringe (unlikely) or come up with a way to extend the tip. Bought some 1/4" & 5/16" I.D. poly tubing at Menards ... a 4" long piece of 1/4" is the extension and a 3/4" long piece of 5/16" as a coupler will work perfectly for the '65-66 and only adds $0.06 cost to the kit. For the '67-68 2" extension is ideal, and 1" would be helpful for a '69 neck though not necessary. Doug
  15. Grandpa's Mustang

    After seeing that floor, I was going to say check the cowl ... that is great news that cowl is good. Doug