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  1. Yeah, you can just leave the cables loose enough that you can take them.off without having to loosen the nut.
  2. If the shift shaft is leaking, the valve body needs to be removed to change the seal but it's not complicated. Also, the bolt holes in the pan are sometimes warped from people over tightening them, but they can be straightened, or you can get a new steel or aluminum one.
  3. Here's the method I use for flat tappet and roller cam engines. 1. Use Joe Gibbs 30w Break In Oil 2. Remove thermostat. 3. Retighten all hose clamps 4. Use straight water in cooling system. 5. Spin oil pump drive counter clockwise with a big drill for 30 seconds. 6. Rotate crank 1/2 turn and spin oil pump for 5 seconds. 7. Rotate crank 1/2 turn and spin oil pump for 5 seconds. 8. Rotate crank 1/2 turn and spin oil pump for 5 seconds. 9.Reinstall distributor. 10. Remove all plug wire except for number 1. 11. Remove vacuum line from distributor and leave it off and plug the vacuum fitting. 12. Connect timing lite and have someone turn the engine over, or jump it at the solenoid, and set timing to 8 degrees btdc. 13. Look inside carb and open throttle to insure the carb is squirting gas. 14. Place a fan on a stool etc in front of the radiator so it is blowing on the rad. 15. Put on some protective goggles. 16. Have someone start the car while you work the throttle. Once it starts, immediately rev it to around 2000 - 2500 rpm and set the idle screw to keep it there. If you have a choke, you can monitor it to make sure it eventually opens or you can disconnect it and operate it by hand for a minute or 2 until the engine warms up slightly, then leave it open. Monitor the engine rpm and keep it the same, because it will rev higher after a couple minutes, then it may rev a little higher agai after 5 or 10 minutes. 16. Let it run for 25 minutes. 13. If the carb is squirting gas, have someone start the engine, and
  4. All spray can paint is crap. Catalyzed paint is the most durable. You may also have a paint reaction spraying some paints over the existing crappy paint, so you will have to try a small area first.
  5. Unfortunately, guessing isn't going to help.
  6. xlnt,...you are doing a great job! If this virus lasts long enough, you should have your car fully restored by the time it's gone!
  7. The thick spring is supposed to stay in its original location and you should use the original thick spring. The original thin spring was the one I wanted you to replace with one of your new, thin, silver or blue springs.
  8. Oh there's definitely more than one way the thingy can go in, and they even have books on the subject.
  9. In the example below, the mechanical rotor/advance unit is positioned in the 15L slot. This will provide more advance than the 10L slot. This rotor unit can be removed and rotated 180 degrees so it will then be in the 10L slot.
  10. No. Unfortunately that is common with some mfg's, where they make a part that will fit one specific year or group of years, but can either also be made to fit other years, and they will include those "other" years in their description, or it won't fit "other" years and they simply assumed it would etc. In fact, a 69/70 tank will also bolt right into all the earlier Mustangs as well, ad vise versa. The only way to find out if they knew about the difference is to email them and ask them. I seriously doubt that at this point in time, they are not aware of the difference, and that they should note it in their application info, ie "This tank will also fit a 69, but require the use of a 70 filler tube.", etc.
  11. These are not results. These are just the steps of the test. I need to know exactly what the engine did as far as changing rpm and running smoothly or running rough when you advanced the timing. The purpose is to run as much advance as the engine will tolerate. If the engine does not have enough timing, the engine rpm will increase as the advance increases until the engine gets as much advance as it should have. Once the engine has as much advance as it should have, the rpm will either not increase much more if you continue to advance the timing, or the rpm will not increase at all, or the engine will start to run a little rough. The higher vacuum at idle suggests that it did not have enough timing at idle if the engine rpm is the same at idle as it was before the test. If this is the csse, it is good, however, it still needs to be determined if the engine has enough advance at around 2000 to 2500 rpm or too much advance at that rpm, or just the right amount of advance at that rpm. Typically, it should have around 30 degrees of total advance at around 2500 rpm. If it only has 20, I can guarantee you it will run better at high rpm with more advance. If it needs more advance at high rpm, you will need to check the position of the rotor in the distributor. There are 2 different positions it can be placed in. One position gives it more advance at high rpm only . Neither position will affect the amount of timing it has at idle. Basically, you can set the engine rpm to around 2200 to 2500 rpm, then start advabcing the timing until the rpm stops increasing very.much as you give it more advance. In other words the rpm may increase by 300 if you give it 4 more degrees of advance but may only increase by 100 if you keep turning the distributor to give it another 4 degrees of advance. When this happens, it shows that 4 more degrees of advance is what it wants and 8 degrees of of advance is a little too much. If you try this method, do it a few times, meaning that you leave the engine running, and retard the timing after each time after you advance the distributor until the engine finally no longer increases much in rpm. Basically slowly twist the distributor back and forth until you think it runs the best, then tell us how much advance it has.at high rpm and at idle. This info will tell us what you need to do with the distributor. Also, again you changed the wrong spring.
  12. 1. Every guy that wants a performance car, likes to have light weight parts, however, there are some instances, where it is more prudent to go with stock, heavy parts that are guaranteed not to fail, instead of the newest fancy, ultra light weight ones, which definitely have a potential to fail, especial where suspension is concerned. If you install a light with hood and it flies off the car at 60 miles an hour, you can still drive the car, however, if you install light weight suspension springs and one of them breaks, not only can you no longer drive the car, it can also cause damage to the car and quite possibly cause you to crash into something or someone. Also, I guarantee you with 110% certainty, that you will not be able to feel a noticeable difference in the suspension feel between a steel spring and a composite one, and the lighter springs will not lower your 1/4 mile t one tiny bit. 2. Xlnt, choice, and glad you looked into it a bit more. 3. Don't forget to consider reinforcing the upper shock mount hole due to the stiffer shocks and springs, and if your shock pushes thru the hole, it will be much harder to repair.
  13. I just posted about the fuses, lol. No need to switch to a different box, and that is way too much unnecessary cost and labor. If you simply clean the tabs on the box that are corroded, it will work for many years if you live in an area that is dry like the Desert, and if you live where it is humid or are near the ocean, you can put a little Dielectric grease on the tabs with a Q Tip or small tip screw driver after you clean them, and this will help protect them from the humidity. The Dielectric grease is available at most auto parts stores, and is a silicone base, and is hard to wash off your hands or other surfaces it gets on. Also, avoid getting it on any painted surface.
  14. 1. I'm glad it has improved, so you are saying that it no longer stalls when it is hot and it also now restarts easily when it is hot? 2. I wanted you to remove the THIN spring in your distributor, not the thick one. Even though your car has improved, your timing "curve" is probably not as good as it could be, and an incorrect timing curve can cause the engine to run hotter than it otherwise would, and cause it to have less power than it should, and will cause it to get worse mileage. 3. What was the results of the timing test I posted? 4. That's very good, and is a noticeable improvement. A typical engine with a stock camshaft, should have around a minimum of 18 hg. Does your engine have a performance camshaft? 5. Remove the fuses that are for the clock and lighter and see if the tabs in the fuse block that holds them are rusty. This is the first place to look because they often are after 40 years, and if they get rusty, they can cause odd problems. You can clean the tabs with a small sharp pick or a small bit on a dreme tool etc.
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