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  1. you can probably get an original factory shifter from semo or perogies but it won't be cheap.
  2. yes those are seat belt bolts but they should go into a round nut plate that is welded to the body. you should also have the holes for the seat . you might want to look carefully to see if that piece has been replaced you can always try tony gerace at gerace restorations as well . tell him mustang mike says the sushi bar misses him. this is from a 70 mustang but i dont remember which model
  3. What do you want to know besides just the seat code?
  4. Unfortunately, in the link you posted it does not say if the bels palsey went away on its own or required medication to make it go away and it oes not say that it ever went away. The problem is that bels palsey that is caused by the vaccine, may be a more serious form, and without any more info, it may be a permanent condition, so a lot more info regarding the outcome of patients that got bels palsey from the shot is needed. Also, the likely hood of the patients getting bels palsey naturally soon after they received the shot are astronomically small, therefore, it is reasonable to deduce that at least in the majority of the cases, the bels palsey was caused by the shot.
  5. ...or for even more fun you can buy a 351 and stroke it to 410!
  6. make sure the interior never had armor all or other silicone based product on it.
  7. i have an instrument cluster and the glove box side if you need.
  8. That's funny, and it reminds me of guys renting Shelby's, then taking the engine out and replacing it with another stock one, lol.
  9. They didn't say, but one possibility is that ACC cost less, so possibly that started to take away enough business from Distinctive that it was no longer profitable enough to make carpet. I asked either ACC or Distinctive (can't remember which one now) what they used for a mold on the Mustangs, and they said they used Mustang floor pans, but of course they had them reinforced somehow.
  10. Irregardless of where they get it, it is low quality, and that is really all that matters, however, with the hundreds of carpet mfg's in the US, I'm quite confident that ACC can get a higher quality (denser weave) carpet. The home carpet mfg's offer that option, so I can't fathom the auto carpet mills not offering that option, since it is likely just a matter of changing the computer program to a higher density. The fact is that ACC was selling the same low quality carpet they are now when Distinctive Industries was selling their high quality, high density carpet, therefore, that is proof that at least at that time, a higher quality carpet than ACC offered could be made, and for reasons only known to ACC, they intentionally decided to use a low quality carpet, it's that simple. Also, ever since Distinctive stopped making carpet, ACC has no need to offer a high quality carpet, because they pretty much have the automotive carpet market all to themselves. We had the biggest vintage Mustang restoration shop in California for 20 years, and there were numerous customers that told us they didn't like the ACC carpet because of the things I mentioned, and we told them that unfortunately, that was the best brand available at that time. When I heard from Distinctive that they were going to stop making carpet, I asked them if they would be interested in selling us all their carpet equipment because we didn't like the quality of the ACC carpet, but unfortunately, they had gotten rid of it all by that time.
  11. very nice work, but can't wait until you get to the engine portion, lol.
  12. no problem, hope it helps. lots of people here will have good suggestions.
  13. One of the biggest issues is that it is much less dense than factory carpet. Distinctive carpet is the same density as factory. When the crappy acc carpet is installed, one can in fact see between the carpet strands to the backing where it goes over the trans tunnel when the sun is on it. To try and counter the fact that their carpet is ow quality, acc eventually came up with their "mass backing" option as a bad aid in an attempt to compensate for the low density (fibers per inch) of their carpet. Just because it may be easy to install by no way means that it is high quality carpet, and in fact, one of the reasons it is easy to install is because it is low quality. Since it is low density, it conforms easier to contours, just like a piece of plastic the thickness of a piece of paper would conform to contours much easier than one that is 1/4" thick. Can the average person visually see the difference, no, as long as they are not looking at the trans tunnel in the daylight, so their carpet is not useless by a long way, but it is still very low quality when compared to distinctive brand and factory, and I try to use the highest quality parts available whenever possible and feasible, but since distinctive no longer makes carpet, acc is the only other one I use when I can't find a shop that has left over distinctive carpet, but that does not mean I like it.
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