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  1. I totally need new quarterpanels
  2. Here is a photo of the front tire nearly touching the arm. Is this enough gap?
  3. Also, can anyone tell me why the rear wheels appear to be not centered in the wheel well? The quarters and wheel lips had some amateur bodywork before I bought the car many years ago, so maybe that isn't helping. FYI, the wheelbase checks out at an even 108" on both sides. Could it have something to do with the leaf springs and the rusty rear torque boxes?
  4. I just installed 14x7 Magnum 500's with 225/70-14 Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires on my 69 Mach, front and rear. The suspension is all stock. The inside of the front tires only have about 1/4" to 3/8" clearance to the arm. Not sure if the tires will rub the arm while driving. Does anyone have any experience with this? Hopefully that little bit of clearance is enough. Thoughts? Should I get a set of spacers? Thanks.
  5. Ok thanks. I'll let it run a while.
  6. I have a project car 69 Mach with a 351W from an 87 Bronco, and a C6 from an early 80s van. The shifter goes through the gears fine but it won't change gears. I have never run the engine and transmission combination yet, since this is a new build. The engine starts and idles just fine, however the transmission doesn't even sound like it's shifting into gear. I initially put about 7 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission, then checked the dipstick which was pretty full. I assume you have to run the engine for a while in order to distribute the fluid into the transmission? I obviously still have at least 3 or 4 quarts of transmission fluid yet to add. I have run the engine for a few minutes here and there, however since I do not have the full exhaust on, I am hesitant to keep running it. I do have long tube headers on so I think it should be fine to run it longer if needed. Can anyone tell me how long I need to run it in order to disperse the transmission fluid enough so that I can add the remaining fluid in? Or are there any other thoughts on this issue?
  7. Good stuff, thanks. So if the 12v coil wire is not what I need to send the ignition signal to the MSD, where would I get the 12v ignition circuit from? Would I run a 12v ignition switched accessory circuit from the under-dash fuse panel?
  8. Jeez right back at you my friend. If I had it all together I wouldn't have to ask for your help. I'm sorry to have wasted your time. In respect of everyone's time, I was trying to keep my back story brief and mistakenly left out the origin of the replacement engine. I do value the sage advice from you and others on this site, so please forgive my incomplete description of my situation and continue to offer any suggestions you might have to help me out. I'm still very new to troubleshooting electrical problems and ignition, please bear with me.
  9. Thanks. I ran a new wire to the MSD from the old tan/brown coil wire, from the 4-wire harness at the firewall but it sounds like I'll need to run a new one directly from the ignition switch. The MSD receives power and ground directly from the battery. The MSD then sends a feed via two wires to the coil. I also have a circuit run to the electric choke on the carb, separate from the MSD. There are feeds from the MSD for tachometer etc which are not yet connected. The unit is a Digital 6AL MSD electronic ignition. The engine was pulled from a 1987 Bronco and still has the electronic ignition distributor with no points. The coil is also stock.
  10. Thank you both very much. I will try that idea to run the temporary wire and find the open circuit. I do have a tach and the MSD has an input for it, but I didn't connect it yet. Do I need to connect the tachometer to complete the C circuit?
  11. Thanks everyone. It was a bad ground at the battery, then a bad starter solenoid. Took care of both issues and now it cranks nice and fires once, but wont start. Could it be the ignition switch is bad?
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