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    I'm a retired engineer who is the original owner of an unmodified 69 Mach1 351w, H code with an FMX. It was a daily driver for many years and now that I'm retired I intend to restore the car of my youth.

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  1. Mach1 Driver

    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    I had to go look to see what you meant: the stiff arm is moved from the door side to the tunnel, and needs to be moved back 6" to match the position it had on the door side. Makes sense and thanks for the tip. I like the hidden reel with lap/shoulder combination and plan to do that per the article from seatbeltstore, but it didn't mention moving the stiff arm back.
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    Happy 50th

    And that makes it 50 years old. Beautiful color, and I like the hood tach- who made it? From the dates I'd say your 11/15/68 is one of the first and vifreg's 11/17/69 is one of the last (and not quite 50 yet).
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    Happy 50th

    HUH?? 1969+50=2019 What am I missing? Today's date is November 17, 2018. Mine was born on March 19, 1969 and will be 50 this coming March. That is correct isn't it guys? Vic, if your build date is November 17, 1969 then your car turns 49 today. Shep didn't say what his build date was, but it had to be some time in 1968 for it to be 50 years old. Just sayin' ;)
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    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    I believe this may be the part: https://corvetteparts.com/item/bezel-pair-seatbelt-outlet-at-roof-trim-black-1978-1982
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    Show off your home brew tools!

    Thanks Ridge, as you use it let us know if you think about it
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    Show off your home brew tools!

    I looked at those- do the blades last as long as they claim?
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    Show off your home brew tools!

    nice, how thick is the material you bent?
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    Sub-frame connectors

    I understand why people want these but the only test I've seen shows that SFCs do absolutely nothing (ZERO) for torsional twist. In another discussion I've seen math presented that shows why its not possible. The engineer presenting the math professes that it may do something for the longitudinal rigidity, but no one can/has tested for that. This falls into the category of: if it makes you happy, do it. What does work are convertible inside rockers, but they also take considerably more effort to install. Its what Ford did to stiffen the car when they took the roof off. Street or Track has a good article on how to install them (in a fast back) on their website under "Other Stuff".
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Ohhh, that looks good- what mods did you do to make those fit?
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    1970 Mustang Exterior Lights (turn signals)

    LOL, yes it was intentional. Someone must have thought it was really cool. I haven't looked into it, but I would rewire it like a 69 and use all LEDs. They aren't that different. You'll need a 69 wire diagram. How electrically savvy are you? Is that something you would attempt?
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    New Headlights Setup?

    Holy cow, are 100w bulbs legal here? Those are really bright. The highest wattage I've seen for sale in the US are 60/55w
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    Hi Amps, need serpentine

    Well, everyone has their own opinion. I based my opinion on the amperage spreadsheet, and the break-even speed where battery power is no longer needed. There isn't any guess work, the variable is what you turn on, and that is shown. I haven't given up- BUT no one has mentioned using a dual groove V belt pulley. I had to stand in front of the car for a while before I went "WELL DUH!!!" The alternator pulley is closest to the engine. The next one out is for the power steering. They both have the same diameter crankshaft pulley. All I have to do is get a longer power steering belt and make it reach over to a second groove on the alternator pulley on the other side of the engine. No new water pump or crankshaft pulleys are needed. The A/C pulleys are not affected. I talked with PA Performance and they said that a 130A alternator will work with a two groove pulley and they sell them that way. This would be a really easy way to eliminate the need for a serpentine system, electric fans, new Sanden type A/C compressor and potentially a different PS pump. The car will look almost completely stock, have around 100 more amps available, and is exactly what I'm looking for.
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    New Headlights Setup?

    Nope, all but one I've seen is not tested by DOT (and you wouldn't want the one that is). The 69s use an odd size and unless a production car goes into production with them no manufacturer can afford to get them approved. So what you get with these little companies is something that does not meet any standard. Many throw too much light up and in fog or rain conditions it reflects back and obscures the drivers vision. I will bite the bullet and go with halogen, and increase my alternator amps.
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    Hi Amps, need serpentine

    The DHP doesn't appear on their site, even with a search. I'm interested in Holley's Sniper, and like all the EFIs it doesn't like points either, as it doesn't get a clean tach signal. However you can use PertronixII as a points replacement and that signal will work with the Sniper. I'll see if your description from page 11 of your build makes more sense now that I know columns have been deleted. Thanks
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    Hi Amps, need serpentine

    Thanks for the pictures vicfreq. The spreadsheet you posted doesn't match the description on page 11(?) of your build so I'll need to get back to you on that but we are a little busy right now. Thanks for all the input. It looks like you've got a Fitech command center- how do you like their EFI?