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  1. So how to do you change out without drain? Guess could slip out drive shaft and let drain out tranny
  2. Thanks for response Brian. To be clear you use the same product in both transmission and rear end?
  3. Hey guys, been a while since I have posted. I have taken on an 99% original 70 Boss 302, Grabber Green beauty that has been setting for 45 years. It is actually in really good shape. It was parked in 1979 in running condition and has been cranked only a couple of times since. The car belongs to a good friend of mine who is seriously ill and I would like to get it running again for him so he can drive it again in case things go south. He last drove it as a college student back in 1979. I am having difficulty determining the correct fluids for the rear end and 4 speed manual transmission. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Rick
  4. Thanks Rich. Have not checked site in a while. Been busy!
  5. I have used Quiet Ride Solutions kits for my nephews 73’ Mach. They have been good fit and complete. It comes with detailed instructions and maps of where to put the dynamat strips under the insulation. Before and after noise was amazing difference. I am building a 68 Fastback currently and will use it on the entire car. Here is a pic of the floor of my nephews car when we finished. Overall a very positive experience with their product.
  6. Yeah we are a house full of engineers. We can draw anything. Makes for fun days in the shop and with the printer.
  7. My son who owns a 69 Mach 1 designed and 3d printed a cup holder for his cousins 73 Mach 1 that fit in the ash tray. Could easily be done for 69 as well. He even put the pony logo on it. To be clear no money exchanged hands as might be breaking some copy right law with the horse! LOL. Just an idea to add to the conversation. With todays 3d printing technology, the materials and quality can be really nice
  8. Scotty is actually in Oxford North of Raleigh. He had about everything you could need and is is usually for sell. I have bought several things from him and always received good parts.
  9. I too had the same problem on my sons car. We fabricated a patch as I considered replacing the whole panel but the complexity of it interfacing with surrounding panels and rockers led me to my choice. However you must have side cowls removed to repair like this. Also make sure to put sealant on screw holes as they will leak when water runs down the cowls.
  10. I recently used a product called Acoustishield from Quiet Ride Solutions on my nephews 73 Mach 1. It was a little pricey but is a custom kit for your specific car. It comes with precut labeled dynamat strips to be placed throughout the car to reduce vibration and noise. A precut heat shield insulation is then placed over that with extremely tacky spray glue. Finally, a seam tape is used to cover all remaining seams. I was very impressed with ease of installations, instructions and quality of product. Might want to take a look. Wish I knew about it when I did my boys 69 Mach 1s. Will definitely use on future cars. You can buy just a particular area package or the entire car. After just doing the floor pan and tunnel area his car went from being difficult to hear each other inside to being able to carry on a comfortable conversation with a 351 Cleveland rumbling. Here’s a couple of pics during our floor pan install. Cheers!
  11. Yes it is amazing! Created a lifetime of memories.
  12. Right. My kids laugh at me when I told them we used punch cards to run computer programs!
  13. Very nice! Probably going to try one of these in the future. Thanks for the info.
  14. I am also an engineer so that is not an issue. Just trying to understand how they are tying it in. I assume you have to cut the existing connector from the harness? Thanks Rick
  15. Have you determined what wiring needs to be done. Can you add tach to a non tach car by just running extra wire? Does it connect somehow to the existing harness connector for instrument cluster? Thanks Rick
  16. I have seen these also but has anyone tried them already?
  17. Does anyone have experience using precision gages in instrument clusters in lieu of the older technology. In particular the oil pressure and temperature gages would be nice to have numerical readings. Both my sons 69 Mach 1 have oil pressure, temp, alternator, fuel gage, and speedometer. I’m also interested in doing a conversion for my 68 Fastback. I’ve seen some listings for replacement gages across the board but was not sure about quality. I would prefer not to add other gages hanging from dash or some other place in the interior. Maybe someone can share their thoughts or ideas? Thanks Rick
  18. No we did not go. But want too next year.
  19. Took a picture today of both son’s cars against the Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop in our back yard. Thought they turned out well!
  20. I quit and ran my own company for almost 20 years. We specialized in robotics and industrial automation (hence the call sign Robotman). Sold the company and retired in 2014. Been working on cars with my teenage boys since.
  21. It is gold and black. The black is reflective in the light. TJs is a small shop but very effective in getting what you need.
  22. My first professional job was for B&W Nuclear Technologies who later was purchased by Framatome in 1995. I left in 1997. Small world.
  23. Where in Virginia? We live in Forest right outside of Lynchburg.
  24. Terry Epperly is the owner. Great guy, very knowledgeable and helpful with anything to do with classic mustangs.
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