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    SWPruett reacted to bswor in Bandwidth issue   
    Paid for the next tier which has unmetered bandwidth (another $10 a month for a total of $30).  One issue down.  Still need to upgrade the forum software to keep the spam out.  That will be fun for another day/2days back and forth with their support.
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    SWPruett reacted to bswor in Bandwidth issue   
    I am about to switch the hosting over to amazon web services in the next few days for some bandwidth breathing room.   Then I'll have to work with the forum software customer service to make the upgrades compatible with a new version of PHP so we can finally secure the website away from the bots that have been eating the bandwidth.  The current hosting company has been less than useful unfortunately.
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    SWPruett got a reaction from RPM in Bandwidth issue   
    This is depressing as well as infuriating……
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    SWPruett reacted to 70Boss351 in Carpet Install   
    I installed ACC mass-backed carpet, that I purchased from RockAuto, in my convertible. I also had dynamat installed. I wouldn't use the mass-backed if I was to do it over. The extra density won't help quiet a convertible and the extra thickness makes it more difficult to fit and lay flat. One tool that helped the install was a heat-gun to warm-up and soften the back to get wrinkles out and better contour the carpet to the floor. Definitely cut the door sills LAST after everything such as the seats and seat belts are installed.
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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
    Car headed to the shop today for the convertible top and a few other items....
     
     



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    SWPruett reacted to Machspeed in Bandwidth issue   
    Glad to see the site back up! Seriously need to do something about this. To my knowledge, this is the only 69/70 Mustang website and there is a wealth of knowledge here. Would really hate to see it go by the wayside. What do we need to do to resolve this once and for all?
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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in RandyatBBY's 1970 Sportsroof   
    That looks like a '69 bracket in your picture.
    The '70 version of that bracket is in the diagram below, with my pencil pointing at it. They serve the same purpose, which is to tie the forward facing part of the under column bracket to the clutch/brake pedal support bracket.  This is only on the drivers side of the column.  The diagram is from the Orange "Chassis" Assembly Manual.
    The '69 column also has an upper column bracket. The '70 column doesn't have that, instead uses threaded bosses on the column that attach the column to the lower column support.   
    For some reason, on the '70, Ford decided to change the design to anchor the column differently.  In the assembly drawings, the '70 small bracket (3B139) has a small diamond next to it, which means that it had to be installed per some specific instructions to meet government safety standards.  This is because it is tied into the function of the collapsing steering column, which has to be anchored inside the car to prevent rearward movement into the passenger compartment.   This started in 1968, which also delivered such goodies as padded dashes, shoulder belts, padded steering wheel centers, side marker lights, etc, etc...
    Anyway, the 2 pictures you posted yesterday are the '70 bracket.  
     
     
     
     

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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in Sunvisor Issue   
    Thanks for the info.  I have found another manufacturer set of visors, and will try them.  I am not thrilled about taking off my visor brackets and header piece after I spent a couple hours getting it perfectly aligned.  Ugh...
    I will post some info on how it works out....
    Vic
     
     
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    SWPruett reacted to ThePoose in Sunvisor Issue   
    I used just the tiniest bit of AGS Brake Lube. I didn't want them to flop around, but they seem to stay in position. Time will tell if it was a poor decision. 
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    SWPruett got a reaction from Sulphur2 in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    Hey Folks!
    Just jumping on this thread before the next bandwidth collapse to show my appreciation and HUGE tip-of-the-hat to Jim and these astounding quality interior panels he's made!  My set showed up in perfect order with a new set a hockey stick trim and they all fit perfectly!  SO much better quality than the old factory parts!  Thanks for (another) awesome set of parts Jim!
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    SWPruett reacted to RPM in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    This is the only product I had to choose from my shop. 

     
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    SWPruett reacted to Ridge Runner in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    What RPM said ! There is a plastic primer you can get at your local automotive paint supplier also but i cant remember the name of it . Scuff with a green scotch brite first 
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    SWPruett reacted to Sulphur2 in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    My sail panels finally got to Adelaide a couple of weeks ago - Thanks Jim. Great job!
    Would you be interested in looking at the 69 Fastback front seat back. I believe they were fiberglass?  TMI have repos so I could get them sent to you to use - I'm sure yours will be so much better with the texture, etc
    Cheers, Jon
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    SWPruett got a reaction from RPM in 1970 Mach 1 - Texas Car   
    NEVER even crossed my mind!  Thanks!
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    SWPruett reacted to AusTex70 in 1970 Mach 1 - Texas Car   
    RockAuto had the best price on carpet kits.
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    SWPruett got a reaction from kblagron in 1970 Mach 1 - Texas Car   
    Looks great!  Out of curiosity, did you order your carpet kit direct from ACC or through one of the many vendors?
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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
    Nearly finished on the outside.  Just need to install my door handles.
    Got my convertible rear trim on.  Also installed my shaker assembly.  It is an aftermarket item, so a few tweaks and it fits pretty well.
     




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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
    Putting my headlights in, these are black, 7 inch LED motorcycle headlights.  The horizontal bar is a white LED.  I have that connected to my fog light switch, instead of using it as a DRL.
    This way I can run in the early evening with just the white horizontal LED on, and no parking lot or headlights.  Should look pretty cool.

     

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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
    I started putting on my black powder coat trim on today, as you know, the lower Grill moulding is a real pain in the neck to install and takes lots of patience. But I think it’s coming out good, hood molding goes on next.
     
     


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    SWPruett reacted to RPM in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    I told you he has skills. 
     
     
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    SWPruett got a reaction from bigmal in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    Hey Folks!
    Just jumping on this thread before the next bandwidth collapse to show my appreciation and HUGE tip-of-the-hat to Jim and these astounding quality interior panels he's made!  My set showed up in perfect order with a new set a hockey stick trim and they all fit perfectly!  SO much better quality than the old factory parts!  Thanks for (another) awesome set of parts Jim!
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    SWPruett got a reaction from RPM in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    Hey Folks!
    Just jumping on this thread before the next bandwidth collapse to show my appreciation and HUGE tip-of-the-hat to Jim and these astounding quality interior panels he's made!  My set showed up in perfect order with a new set a hockey stick trim and they all fit perfectly!  SO much better quality than the old factory parts!  Thanks for (another) awesome set of parts Jim!
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    SWPruett got a reaction from Ridge Runner in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
    Hey Folks!
    Just jumping on this thread before the next bandwidth collapse to show my appreciation and HUGE tip-of-the-hat to Jim and these astounding quality interior panels he's made!  My set showed up in perfect order with a new set a hockey stick trim and they all fit perfectly!  SO much better quality than the old factory parts!  Thanks for (another) awesome set of parts Jim!
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    SWPruett reacted to Vicfreg in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
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    SWPruett reacted to BuckeyeDemon in 69 mach 408w build   
    I was able to get to the track for a test and tune night for its first three passes.
    The launch limiter was set at 3500rpm initially thinking that was conservative, but it was blowing the tires off in the first two gears on those two passes.  The car was 100% as I drive it on the street (even tire pressure and shock settings).  On the third pass i just took off easy.
    Ran almost 135mph on the second pass and 136 mph on the third pass.  
    I have everything to be legal to faster than 9.99 and 135 except the paper work for roll cage cert and the competition license.
     

     

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