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RogerC last won the day on February 1

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  1. RogerC

    lowering compression

    Recommended Required reading, 351C Performance Tuning and Re-Building.pdf
  2. X2, they are distinctly different due to the bigger column with the ignition switch on 70s.
  3. RogerC

    Fastback inner rockers

    The modeling wouldn’t be so easy but the FEA wouldn’t be that difficult either and the results would easily show the differences. Was meaning to post later but my oldest daughter went into labor with our 2nd grandchild. Bored and posting from the waiting room.
  4. RogerC

    Fastback inner rockers

    SFCs only provide minimal improvement to torsional stiffness but will not eliminate it. By virtue of adding 2 more longitudinal structural members between rocker rails reduces the span of the floor laterally which reduces flexing slightly. Where those members are attached determines the degree to which improvement is seen. I'm currently going through Ansys FEA training at work and could illustrate this if I had the time to set it up but I have a more pressing company project, the reason for training. Having dabbled in FEA with a few different CAD programs it would be easy to see the difference.
  5. RogerC

    70 break and clutch assembly

    You've got that reversed. 1st pic - My rebuilt oem manual brake pedal, clutch pedal and bracket. Hole to right of red clip in pic is where power brake pedals mount. 2nd pic - A 70 setup on right with power brake pedal.
  6. RogerC

    70 break and clutch assembly

    There are 4 brake pedals manual brakes & manual transmission manual brakes & automatic transmission power brakes & manual transmission power brakes & automatic transmission Manual brake pedals ride on the clutch pedal shaft on a manual transmission car and on a dummy shaft on an automatic transmission car. Power brake pedals ride on a dummy shaft high up on the pedal bracket for both transmissions however the foot pad is different for each. There may also be differences in master cylinders between each of the 4 combinations. Completely doable, just make sure you have the right combination. And yes, you can cut down the foot pad on an automatic pedal for a manual application.
  7. RogerC

    Fastback inner rockers

    I ran 2x3 tube the full length of the rocker and even with the bottom of the pinch weld on mine much like the vert inside rockers. The seat pans and torque boxes were notched out to fit. It started out that way and escalated into more as I wanted more structure in the car. The car has no flex at all now. Only pic I have is poor and blurry.
  8. RogerC

    69 Coupe restore

    Welcome to mustangs. It looks like you're coming along pretty good. The paint looks great!
  9. RogerC

    69 Vert project

    They are not reproduced for hardtops & verts. Have to find good used or make own. I had to repair the lower part of the left one on mine. Sorry, no finished pics at this time
  10. RogerC

    Craig from New Zealand

    My vote is black. That color is sharp!
  11. RogerC

    1969 Dash Grounding

    Yup, if everything is painted you're not getting good continuity between the lower dash and the body, need some bare metal at those contact points. There's at least 3 places that I can recall where the dash harness grounds to the lower dash
  12. RogerC

    Why are oil pans so darn expensive?

    I've been looking on ebay for a cheap one to modify. I've found most want almost the same money for a used one as new plus $30 or more in shipping. I have found a new one at a decent price including shipping. I don't really need one, I have 2, one on the engine and an oem version with a sump baffle. Not sure about the quality & fit. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Sump-Black-Oil-Pan-Stock-Capacity-Cleveland-1970-1982-Ford-351C-M-400/223076957692?hash=item33f06c3dfc:g:4xoAAOSwrVRbWhM1:rk:2:pf:0
  13. RogerC

    Ever want to punch one of these guys ?

    Wow, the idiocy with that guy. I used to work on garbage trucks (Waste Management). Learned mig & stick welding ojt. Currently design 15,000 lb jet engine and gas turbine engine shipping stands and containers with loaded weight at 30,000 lbs +. These are 99% mig welded and tested to 6g of total weight downforce. These carry engines from GE, P&W, RR and other engines & transmissions from Oshkosh. Dude has his head up his arse. Adding the armoring company I used to work for designing armored truck configurations and discreet armor packages for luxury cars. These consisted of mig welded 304SS, Domex and Armox armor plating.
  14. RogerC

    Happy 50th

    Vic's is a 70, hence his 11/69 date. But yeah, his turns 49.