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Everything posted by barnett468

  1. if you need another intake i may have a nice original one for $250.00
  2. the most original appearing aftermarket deluxe door panel for a 69/70 mustang used to come from virginia mustang and had a white plastic backing. i would sometimes need to bend the upper edge in some that the window felt stapled to, to get the right angle. tmi has the best sewing because their lines are always straight. american cushion industries has the most accurate seat foam in the world bar none. if you want concourse quality interior, you can buy the original material and give it to tmi and they will sew it up for you for the same price they charge for their seat covers complete.
  3. the only special order colors i have seen on a mustang were all from a t bird.
  4. whatever you do, i would first fill in all the holes you do not plan to use, and fix any small dents/dings.
  5. I would use either of the 2.87 gear trannies because they have a numerically lower first gear, so it is actually usable because you can go faster than 6 mph before you have to shift. A 3.27 or or numerically higher first gear is good for steep hill climbing or a lame V8 or even lamer 6 cylinder engine. T5 Z SPEC . . . . 2.95, 1.94, 1.34, 1.00, 0.63 TKX . . . . . . . . . .2.87, 1.89, 1.28, 1.00, .068
  6. I don't understand what you are doing or what all of your questions are Chris Straub can make a custom cam if you want. I would also run around 10" of 3" tube off the back of your headers before you sleeve it down to 2.5.
  7. I'm just waiting for someone to post that lame "chevy engineers" essay on timing now, lol.
  8. NEVER EVER use manifold vacuum for vacuum advance on a car that has a centrifugal advance distributor and single port vacuum advance unit, EVER, unless you like having over 30 degrees of advance at idle, so your engine may idle like crap at idle. Also, ported vacuum has absolutely ZERO to do with emissions. .
  9. you can probably get an original factory shifter from semo or perogies but it won't be cheap.
  10. 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
  11. What do you want to know besides just the seat code?
  12. 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.
  13. ...or for even more fun you can buy a 351 and stroke it to 410!
  14. make sure the interior never had armor all or other silicone based product on it.
  15. i have an instrument cluster and the glove box side if you need.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. very nice work, but can't wait until you get to the engine portion, lol.
  20. no problem, hope it helps. lots of people here will have good suggestions.
  21. 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.
  22. It depends on several factors like what trans and gears you have and if you will be doing a lot of high speed freeway driving vs around town driving etc. Pros - more power Cons - bad gas mileage Mahle pistons, lunati/morel or johnson hydraulic roller lifters, lunati https://www.lunatipower.com/voodoo-hydraulic-roller-cam-ford-351w-302-h-o-262-270.html or similar howards hydraulic roller cam, howards push rods, 3.25 - 3:43 gears if you have a 3 speed auto, posi if you plan to hammer it hard from a stop, edelbrock big valve heads, hedman elite headers of any length with remflex gaskets, around 9.5 compression, 0 deck the block, felpro "s" intake gaskets, budget eagle rods and crank, arp oil pump drive, blueprinted mellings high volume oil pump, have the block machined for an oil seal, performer rpm intake (air gap if you have hood clearance) or similar in another brand, rollmaster timing chain, scorpion lifters (you need the endurance ones if you use stock steel valve covers, and with that cam you could use a higher ratio arm to get more valve lift. i would break it in with joe gibbs break in oil then switch to a group IV synthetic oil most likely 5/40 or 10/40.
  23. unless you plan on road racing it and getting the brakes hot, any brand name brake fluid is fine, just do not use silicone fluid.
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