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  1. mqu02

    Stock exhaust system

    Just throwing this out there as something to think about. JBA makes a complete shorty exhaust system with 2.5" SS pipes that is designed to fit our cars. It probably won't make as much power as a long tube header system, but will be close, and should handle 400 hp pretty easily. It has a great, deep sound, that isn't obnoxious like many out there (you will have no problem having a conversation inside the car). I installed it on my 351, and I have no regrets whatsoever. I am sure you can find this system significantly cheaper than Amazon, and it was just what came up first on my search: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040Z8XRI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050SI59U/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N5JNTG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Shelby Harnesses - how do they work?

    I can't help you with answering how a Shelby style harness works, but FWIW, I had the belts in my cars restored, and they turned out really good. They look & work like new, which is exactly what I was after. There are several companies out there that do this, and I had mine done by Python Restoration. http://www.pythonrestoration.com/
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    Starter Solenoid

    I had a similar problem as you with a repro solenoid I purchased to look correct on the car (battery drain, not turning over, etc). I did some research on the forums and found out the horror stories about the cheaper solenoids available, and purchased a factory Ford Motorcraft unit from NPD (one of the higher priced options available). My problem was solved immediately, and had never came back.
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    1969 Heater Box Question

    The '69 & '70 heater boxes are virtually identical, and yes, both of them have one design for heat only, and another design that is heat & AC. Those two styles are completely different from each other. Also, yes, the position of the resistor pack that the heater box connector plugs into changes when the box is AC vice non-AC? I have an example of each, and feel free to let me know if you would like a picture of anything.
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    Motor Mounts

    I'm pretty sure you would need the insulator as the support bracket should be what connects it to the frame. Also, there are two both a big block and small block version of that bracket, and they look virtually identical. The only difference is the position of one of the side holes that connects it to the frame, and it changes the rotation angle of the bracket. if your current motor mount bolts up without binding, you probably have the right one. One last item, these are a lot of threads about the engine sitting too low in these cars. I can't recall ever seeing one about them being too high. The abuse these cars got over the years made it pretty easy for the motor to sit lower in its cradle naturally. One of my cars had been hit in the front, and I spent quite awhile trying to find ways to fix it. I had the same problem as you with the fan hitting the bottom of the shroud, and I had everything adjusted to the max but it wasn't enough.
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    Looking for Gauges with Tach

    The factory tach instrument panel has got pretty hard to find, and I am pretty sure they are not being reproduced. I saw one sell on eBay around a month ago for around $900, which seems to be around the going rate. I would watch eBay closely, as well as putting up some wanted ads on the Mustang sites. If you add it, Midlife can convert the main harness, then if you want it factory, you need a different under hood harness, plus a different alternator harness. It isn't a problem if you are replacing those anyway (which usually has to be done), and I would also recommend Tachman if you find a cluster and need it restored.
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    Window Crank/Handle

    From my experience, it isn't a difference in overall length, it is a difference in height off the door panel. The speaker grills on a '69 are raised up off the door panel, and some of the door handles from the era are flatter when you look at them from the side. Those hit the speaker grills, and wear a radius across them (I removed this exact combination from the drivers side of my car when I got it). I just pulled up my order history, and I ordered NPD Part #23342-4B & 23352-3A. These cleared my factory speaker grills, and look & work perfect. I would have no problem recommending them over a used one somewhere, and they might even be cheaper too.
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    Looking for heater Controls

    No problem, and I just fired you an email.
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    Looking for heater Controls

    I have a couple heat only styles, and I think even an extra AC version too. I can send pictures if you are interested.
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    Engine Oil Dipstick tube

    No problem at all, and glad it helped you out. Running low on oil is never good, so great to hear you are back in business.
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    Engine Oil Dipstick tube

    If you are calculating it from the top of the shroud (where it seats against the tube when installed), then yes, you are correct with the 20 3/8" length.
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    Engine Oil Dipstick tube

    I am looking at a C9OE-6750-B dipstick, and the length from the tip to the top of the shroud (installed height/length) is approx. 22 3/4". I do have an extra one if you need it. Also, the upper limit (full mark) of the dipstick is 2 7/16" from the tip.
  13. I have a '69 pedal assembly out of a car, and have noticed this on other cars many times. I can see on the pedal assembly why it is happening, and am thinking about modifying it to keep the pedals inline (because I am kind of OCD). Would there be any downside to doing that assuming the clutch is adjusted correctly underneath?
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    What's the best colour for my 69 Mach 1?

    I am pretty positive that isn't a correct Silver Jade, and I can see why you didn't like it (it looks like Grabber Green to me). When Silver Jade is done correctly it looks pretty good to most people. Coincidentally, I have both a Silver Jade & a Black Jade Mach 1. Here they are beside each other, and the picture makes the Black Jade car look a lot darker than it actually is.
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    What's the best colour for my 69 Mach 1?

    Another vote here for Black Jade, and I would highly recommend BC/CC vs. SS. I have yet to to take a good picture of mine, but with a good coat of wax, it looks menacing and rich at the same time. It is kind of like a custom color, and you never see anything like it.