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    MN69Grande got a reaction from stangman69 in Fun home video   
    Saw this on you tube.  I thought they did a nice job.  Car looks great.  
     
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in Corona Planning   
    I've come up with the following plan to deal with the Corona Virus.
    I'm telling my wife we need to practice 'social distancing' and I'll be in the garage for the next 6 weeks.  I've stock piled all the major supplies of shop towels, pumice soap, and beer (probably Dos Equis).  I've moved the big screen into the garage for news updates and old Chevy Chase films.  And she should be on the look out for emergency supplies that will be marked Summit Racing, Jegs, CJ Pony Parts, and NPD.  With a little luck and some time the car and I will get through this pandemic with some decent upgrades completed.

    I'll let you all know how it goes.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Caseyrhe in Corona Planning   
    I've come up with the following plan to deal with the Corona Virus.
    I'm telling my wife we need to practice 'social distancing' and I'll be in the garage for the next 6 weeks.  I've stock piled all the major supplies of shop towels, pumice soap, and beer (probably Dos Equis).  I've moved the big screen into the garage for news updates and old Chevy Chase films.  And she should be on the look out for emergency supplies that will be marked Summit Racing, Jegs, CJ Pony Parts, and NPD.  With a little luck and some time the car and I will get through this pandemic with some decent upgrades completed.

    I'll let you all know how it goes.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in What did you do to/for your Mustang today?   
    For the first time in nearly 25 years I have working courtesy lights, clock, map light, and cigarette lighter.  It's funny how these smaller things make the car feel way more complete.  Also I pulled out a poorly wired remote door lock setup that never did work right.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in Strud Rod Bushings   
    +1 on changing over to solid type adjustables with a joint.  I got mine from Rosehill performance and they made a huge difference.  I think you can't go wrong with open tracker or street or tracks either.  TCP also used to sell them I think.
    If you really want a change go with roller spring perches and lower control arms.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Topher26041 in Headers   
    I second or third the heddman's.  I've been running them 7 years.  Mine are ceramic coated.  They have been pretty good to work with even with an after market rack and pinion.  I have run the quiter versions of flow masters (50 series) and now run dynomax VTs.  The flow masters had a good mellow tone without a lot of drown.  The dynomaxes are more fun because they are quiter when cruising but when u stand on the throttle a valve opens under pressure and they make a lot more noise.  Not as much as magna flow but it is fun in a tunnel or by stone walls. 
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from ralt962 in Conversion to Disc Brakes   
    I have a similar kit as Mike65(Installed about 2012).  They work pretty well.  But I will say I did have one caliper have a seal fail on me already.  Could be my driving though.  The nice thing is I could get the parts from Napa to fix it.  They can get similar calipers, pads, etc as this was optional equipment on a few cars from I think 1965 through 1968. 
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from stangs-R-me in Fuel Neck Filler Mods?   
    Hi stang-R-me.  I ordered and installed your insert.  It works very well.  One of my favorite mods.  People at the local show think I'm nuts when i say 'let me show you the fuel filler it's a neat trick'.  I used a punch to hold it in position then JB welded it.  It's held for 2 summers and looks as strong as when I put it in.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from stangs-R-me in What did you do to/for your Mustang today?   
    Changed the Jets in the Holley... to make it run worse I guess.  Tomorrow I'll go back to the previous ones.  Also installed a new fuel filler neck with the over flow prevention mod Stangs-R-me came up with.  Hopefully I'll test that out next week.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from bigmal in Donuts are the best breakfast   
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in Donuts are the best breakfast   
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from bigmal in What did you do to/for your Mustang today?   
    Changed the Jets in the Holley... to make it run worse I guess.  Tomorrow I'll go back to the previous ones.  Also installed a new fuel filler neck with the over flow prevention mod Stangs-R-me came up with.  Hopefully I'll test that out next week.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from SM69Mach in It's Back! So WTF Happened?   
    Glad the site is back up.  Weird that they didn't give you notice.  Thanks for the working to get us back.  This is one of the best communities out there.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Bill Bailey in Grandpa's Mustang   
    I've seen part numbers for stripe kits like that but I've never seen an actual car with them.  When I was trying to get Grande stripes I bought a NOS kit with lines similar (different colors) to that.  I wonder if anyone still has a car with stripes like that showing.
     
    Update: Found the part number not that it matters C9ZZ6520000X White/Gold.  I think the one on your car would have been C9ZZ6520000W
     
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from SM69Mach in What did you do to/for your Mustang today?   
    Working on putting a Unisteer R&P in.  Unfortunately the box is missing some parts and has some of the wrong parts.  So I get to call them tomorrow and see what can be done.  Also replaced the motor mounts because they looked suspect.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in Suspension for the every day driver   
    Not saying that stock bushing freeze up, lock, or don't allow any movement.  Just that the freedom of movement between a rubber bushing and roller bearing is quite noticeable.  I've never seen a posting anywhere that the user said they wish they hadn't done it or didn't notice improvement.  It is a couple hundred bucks that could be spent elsewhere so decisions for each owner to make.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from mwye0627 in Winter Needs to be done already   
    For all you users out on the West Coast or in the south, here's what April sometimes looks like in the north.... Blizzard time.
     

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    MN69Grande got a reaction from sixt9stang in 3g alternator   
    I used a PA Performance kit and it was a snap.  They run like $35.  You replace the voltage regulator and harness.  I got like a Windstar or Taurus 130 amp Alternator from a used parts place.  Works great.  2 quick notes.
    1.) Upgrade your charging cable.  I got 6 gauge with a mega fuse from summit.
    2.) Your ampmeter won't work after the conversion.  You can get a converted Voltmeter  From Rocketman.  Great easy upgrade.
     
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-810002
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/AWW-500689
    http://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-volt-all
    https://www.cjponyparts.com/pa-performance-alternator-conversion-kit-allows-use-of-3g-130-amp-alternator-1965-1985/p/ALTCK/
    I used an Alternator from a 90s Windstar I think.  The only change for me was I had to use a bolt and nut on the lower alternator/bracket connection because the new Alternator didn't have a threaded hole.  Instead it was smooth so I got a longer bolt and a nut and it worked fine.  Which alternator did you get?  I read somewhere DOHC late 90s Taurus alternators work well (I only see the Sable below).  The one I got for a Windstar worked well.  I'll post a part number tomorrow.
    From a Stangnet forum- https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/3g-swap-these-the-basic-steps.866228/
    Here is a list of vehicles that have the 3G alternator, most are 130A, but some might be 110A:

    94-96 Mustang 3.8 V-6
    94-95 Mustang 5.0
    94-96 Thunderbird 3.8 V-6 (non SC)
    95-96 Windstar 3.0 V-6 (most are 3.8's)
    93-96 E/F series Trucks/Vans 4.9 L6*
    96 Sable 3.0 V-6
    94-96 Cougar 3.8 V-6
    *Probably the best one if you can get it (should be easy to find, too) is off the E/F series...this series uses a threaded top ear like the stocker on the Mustang....E/F series with threaded ear uses metric bolt. ALSO, make sure the E/F series is 130 Amps and NOT 95.""
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from JayEstes in Tips for tightening Alternator belt?   
    Well.  I'm sure there are other ways.  But I got so sick of belt squeak for both the Alternator and PS that I bought this tool.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/35438209
    You put it on the inside of the pulleys and use a wrench to have it push out until there is enough tension on the belt.  Tighten your bolts, un-tighten and remove the tool.   Makes it SO easy and nice to do by yourself. 
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Bob & Sue in Tips for tightening Alternator belt?   
    Well.  I'm sure there are other ways.  But I got so sick of belt squeak for both the Alternator and PS that I bought this tool.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/35438209
    You put it on the inside of the pulleys and use a wrench to have it push out until there is enough tension on the belt.  Tighten your bolts, un-tighten and remove the tool.   Makes it SO easy and nice to do by yourself. 
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Tips for tightening Alternator belt?   
    Well.  I'm sure there are other ways.  But I got so sick of belt squeak for both the Alternator and PS that I bought this tool.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/35438209
    You put it on the inside of the pulleys and use a wrench to have it push out until there is enough tension on the belt.  Tighten your bolts, un-tighten and remove the tool.   Makes it SO easy and nice to do by yourself. 
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from stangs-R-me in Fuel Neck Filler Mods?   
    This is just a guess, but I would assume they have a lot of  government compliance they have to go through selling primarily fuel related auto/industrial equipment parts vs niche hobby restoration parts.  There is probably a lot of liability involved.  My guess is they have had issues in the past or great concerns in this area; probably why they would have the type of insurance they do.  Just a guess, but the US is a pretty litigious place.  So since they probably aren't interested in entering the Austrian market they most likely just have a policy to turn down small purchase requests as the liability of getting sued is well beyond the small earnings potential.  Especially if they haven't got through any compliance testing for foreign markets.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from RPM in Santa brought Mustang parts!   
    This year each kid got me a new Fender badge and together they got me a set of front splash guards.  Though at this point I have more parts than I have time.  So who knows when that stuff will get installed.
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    MN69Grande got a reaction from Caseyrhe in Happy Thanksgiving   
    X3 hope everyone has a great day.

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