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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. Grandpa's 1969 Mustang

    Wow, even has hubcaps! Nice story, congratulations. We look forward to your progress.
  2. best rear bumper

    I just saw NPD advertise 69 Mustang bumpers on My Classic Car. All I can say is inexpensive and shiney!
  3. Ignition Coil Options

    Well, what are you going to be doing, and is it OK if it doesn't look like a conventional coil? The first one is for high vibration like off road or marine applications, the second gives more current, and the 3rd and 4th are for high RPM and long duration like road course or circle track. Personally I wouldn't go with any of those, and if I wanted to stay with MSD I'd go with their Blaster 2.
  4. Turn signals not working

    I haven't looked at the marker light in ages. The diagram shows a ground wire and one to power the bulb. I'm not certain if the ground side is also grounded at the receptacle. It doesn't make a lot of sense for Ford to do both, and if it isn't it makes the 70 circuit easier to construct- the only change would have been wire. I think its more likely that you have bad ground(s). Clean and reattach. Disconnect the battery and do ohmmeter tests from the bulb ground contact points to the chassis. Also check the grounds from the engine to firewall, and at every light. The big culprits are the 1157 bulbs which have two filaments and a common ground. If you loose the ground to that bulb the power goes through the unused filament and to another bulb in the circuit. There are lots of them, and the combinations are very hard to predict.
  5. Turn signals not working

    Above you state "everything stays illuminated (no blinking)". It is normal for the tail lights to stop blinking when pressing the brake, but hood and front turn signals should continue to flash. The marker lights should not flash on a 69. Since this all started with side marker lights, it could be that they installed 70 side marker lights on your 69. The 69 has a wire to the bulb and a ground. The 70 doesn't have a ground- it has a wire leading in and out. You can see the explanation of this rather bizarre 70 circuit in How To "1970 Mustang Exterior Lights" if interested. Do the usual stuff- check all connections and check grounds at every bulb.
  6. Best manufacturer for NEW AOD?

    Describe the tranny...and "everything" please
  7. Intermittent ignition issue

    That's what I'd like to know- for a 351W with a roller cam
  8. Hood Hinge

    They look like Dynacorn, but I couldn't be sure so I got them from WCCC because of their description: Improved reproduction right and left hand hood hinges for the Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang. Much heavier duty compared to the originals, thicker metal and slightly wider hinge bars. These hinges weigh 4.35 lbs, originals weigh 3.2 lbs. Hood hinge rivets have the 'plus' markings like seen on the 1969-70 hinges. Save your hinge springs, these do not come with the new springs. it will be easier to fit and adjust these hinges prior to installing the springs on them. We use an old section of seat belt for removing and installing hood hinge springs. If you only need one, we sell these individually as well. Here is a helpful youtube video that will shoe you how to adjust your hood. BTW, that's 36% beefier than production hinges
  9. Been a long time since I've been here

  10. Hood Hinge

    These are the best I've found https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/12539-Hood-Hinges-Driver-and-Passenger-PREMIUM-PAIR-Repro-1967-1970-Mercury-Cougar-/-1967-1970-Ford-Mustang.html?attribs=88
  11. Garage Art

    lumpy in all the right places
  12. Upgrading old 8 track player

    It takes forever to get it done, but mine is waiting in line for an upgrade from AM/8 track to AM/FM/8 track/USB/bluetooth with additional power output http://www.barrys8trackrepair.com/
  13. Asbestos Warning - Underbody Deadener

    In the appliance industry asbestos wasn't removed from products until the mid 80s as I recall. We were in lock step with other American industries at the time.
  14. 6R80 transmission

    I've been leaning toward a 4R70W because it bolts right up to a 351W, but wonder what has been done lately with the 6R80? Its a 6 speed Ford that is wider for most of its length and about 100 lbs heavier, but a little shorter. The only hit I got in a search here was behind a Coyote in 69 Mach with extensive metal rebuild. Does anyone know of a more conventional swap of one of these beasts into a classic? My guess is that the tunnel is too small.