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Kyle T

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Kyle T last won the day on July 25 2020

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    Kyle T
  • Birthday 10/18/1958

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    A long time 69 Mach 1 owner
  • Location
    Orlando, Fl
  • Interests
    Motocross, Adventure Racing, Mountain Biking, kayaking, hiking,
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer

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  1. LOL, only just over 400. It was a tremendous amount for a 351W when I built the motor in the mid 80's but it just seems pitiful these days. I'm looking to move up to a streetable 427W in the near future so I won't have to be embarrassed when I get the same question. :-) Kyle T
  2. I'm running Hedman long tube with a Unisteer rack and toploader manual tranny. No fitment issues. Kyle T
  3. Well, ok but, I'm in Orlando and it may be a while before we get a break in the rain. The wheels are American Racing VN427P polished Shelby Cobra wheels. They came at a premium but I decided I would only be buying once and I might as well buy exactly what I wanted. I didn't want to be second guessing later because I cheapened out. I think I made the right decision for a change. :-) They are essentially Halibrand replica licensed by Shelby. So period correct. My car originally had the chrome sport wheels like Brian's (see above) and I wanted to keep the chrome look. I don't think I ever saw polished Halibrand wheels until I saw the VN427P wheels. I really like them. Kyle T
  4. I agonized over which wheels to buy for over a year when I realized I would have to upgrade to fit rear disks. Finally pulled the trigger. 17x8 in the front and 17x9.5 in the back with Front 17X8 245/45 4.5" BS Rear 17X9 285/40 5.5" BS No fit issues and I love the new look. Kyle
  5. Nice, I was wondering what mine sounded like. I have the same exhaust behind Hedman headers. When I am playing around like you were I absolutely love the sound but most of the time (stuck in traffic) I wish it was a tad quieter. KT
  6. I looked. I think I lucked out and cashed in on someone else's mistake. They still list the carpet I bought but now the price is $314.99. Still the best price around. https://www.ecklers.com/1969-mustang-mach-1-fastback-molded-nylon-carpet-set-with-mass-backing-red-inserts-44-456685-1.html Kyle T.
  7. I got a hell of a deal on an ACC mass backed carpet. I got a unsolicited add from Eckler's and it had some mustang stuff so I looked close enough to spy a mass backed carpet for $211. Mine was 50 years old and past due. Further research led me to find out it was really from ACC and coincided with ACC's part number for their best carpet which is usually sold for about $375. I took the risk and I am glad I did. Looks and fit great. I'm not sure it's still available but if it is you can't go wrong. Straight from Eckler's invoice: Part # Description Ordered Subtotal 44-524048-1 1969 Mustang Fastback Complete Carpet 1.00 211.88 Good Luck, Kyle T
  8. I've had my Mach 1 since April of 77. It sat for years at a time and just became that much cooler to own. When I did have it running it wasn't a great driver until I upgraded to a rack-n-pinion about six years ago. Now I look forward to every minute driving it. Just wish it had air conditioning this time of year. Oh, I did manage to drive it to lunch today to meet an old friend that hadn't seen the car in 20 years. She was blow away. Moral of the story is that finally going restomod brought back the thrill of driving the old beast. Kyle T
  9. I went with the power rack by Unisteer. It was the single best improvement I have ever done to the car in terms of making it more more fun to cruise around in. Very easy to install too. Only a little grinding. Some will be quick to let you know that the rack will reduce your turning radius but I'm here to tell you that it still turns a lot sharper than my new F150! Now that thing is annoying in parking lots. Kyle T
  10. I had my mine painted in 1984 and still don't see any wear on edge of the blackout. Now the rest of the car is certainly ready for new paint but that edge isn't a problem area. --Kyle T--
  11. I also went with the Unisteer. I can't say enough about how much it improved my car. As mentioned the turning radius may be a little larger but since my daily driver is a F150 my mustang still turns tight by comparison and I'm good with it. I am now making plans for the same upgrade on an old Ranchero. Kyle T.
  12. I installed Unisteer's power rack in my Mach with a 351W. I also run Headman headers and a top loader. I had to do a little relief grinding on the rack's frame to get clearance for one of the wheel alignment bolts and other than that it fit right in. Car drives great and it think it was by far the best mod I've done to my car. Kyle T.
  13. When you short the wire at the oil sending unit to ground the gauge pegs out like that. It's one way to test to see if your gauge is working. If your sending unit is shorting out it will have the same effect. You could also have a short in the wire somewhere along the line. At any rate it is going to ground. Kyle T
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