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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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    Ignition kill switch with key

    Yeah I get it, the switch is a push on, push off switch that operates a valve. Simple and works as long as they don't know where the switch is located. Of course an ignition kill switch doesn't work if they know where it is either. I disable the fuel, the ignition, and lock the transmission in park, but they can still get it with a tow truck.
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    Ignition kill switch with key

    That sounds interesting- what sort of gas valve?
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    Ignition kill switch with key

    Go to your local auto parts store- Auto Zone, Advance or the like. 30-50 amps is way more than you need. It will be bigger and bulkier and more difficult to hide. 15-20 amps is adequate as the ignition coil you are disabling will probably be below the 9A range. All you need is SPST (two terminals). More terminals are ok but again take up more space and you will only use two.
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    Ignition kill switch with key

    I guess you could use an aftermarket door lock system for under $40 to do the switching. This shows how a factory system (and presumably an aftermarket system also) is easily hacked:
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    Turn Signal Side Markers... question

    The third light in series will help brighten-up the marker lights and all should return to normal operation. I suspect that's why they only did this for one year- one little change to the circuit and odd things occur.
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    Turn Signal Side Markers... question

    We need all the facts. So its a 70 and the marker light wiring isn't modified, and it has incandescent lights? If the above is true then look at the attached pdf. The "left marker" lights are in series with the left front turn, left dash, and left hood lights. Under this condition the left marker lights should be bright. If you've modified something then all bets are off and your guess is as good as mine. For everyone else not following this, the 70 has an oddball system where the marker lights flash alternately with the turn signals, but only when the headlights or park lights are on. 70 MACH EXT LITES 3,4 SIMPLIFIED.pdf
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    Ignition kill switch with key

    Here is what I believe the easiest way to disable the car. You can use any kind of switch you like- toggle, key, etc. What sort of coil do you have? I ask because the switch has to have a high enough amp rating to run the coil. The car will crank but not start.The disadvantage of this circuit is that if the ignition switch is left on by the thief, then the coil is left on, and could over heat, but I've been using this system on various cars since the 60s with no problem. It works by shorting the points. If the points don't open and close, then the coil doesn't work- it must be pulsing DC to create a continuing spark. KILL SWITCH (3).pdf
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    Turn Signal Side Markers... question

    remind us- is this a 69 or 70?
  9. maybe this: https://www.harborfreight.com/45-piece-threaded-insert-riveter-kit-1210.html?cid=paid_google|*PLA+-+All+Products+-+Lower+Sales+Items|New+Products+-+(2)+Price+%2410-30|1210&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&mkwid=s|pcrid|318476002941|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|slid||product|1210|pgrid|63088204546|ptaid|aud-454408222021:pla-297893668988|&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8_zux8DU4AIVELbICh13WA7iEAQYAyABEgKyDPD_BwE
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    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    Ridge, thanks for that picture of the bottom of a vert- that really shows what I wanted to see. I'd like to do inner convertible rockers to my fast back and add the boxes to the bottom as shown here. Since we're all about hijacking threads here it begs the question- is the exhaust routed next to the driveshaft and above the plate that connects the two boxes? If so, could you fit 3" pipes in there?
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    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    Machspeed, could you share some details on the screw jack? Like the thread diameter and pitch, rod length, the lengths of the inner and outer tubes, and the length of the crank. Does it crank easily? Would you change anything? I assume it has a nut welded to the top of the inner tube, and a nut welded to the rod near the top, and there are a number of ways to attach the top nut/crank. The rod must spin freely in the top cap- and never fall through.
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    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    This link is what I assume to be Ridge's original thread on the rotis: https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/build-your-own-universal-rotisserie.882074/. Machspeed, would you like to fill us in on the differences? I don't understand the basics I guess; why the hydraulic jack and the screw jack? I would guess the screw jack is for fine balancing and the hydraulic is to lift it up near the spin position? How high does the car start off the ground- did you have it on a rolling table or something?
  13. Hmm good catch. It looks like it may be bolted horizontally all the way in the back- frame rail to frame rail.
  14. The Roadster Shop's complete chassis is a novel idea. It seems to go over the front frame rails and inboard of the rear rails- and leaves the originals in place. Its a bit pricey at $12k. I prefer to leave my car closer to stock with improvements (ok, you can call them bandaids) to the original. This is pretty cool though. I wonder how it would hold up under chassis torsion tests?