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    bigmal reacted to copb8 in Help Me Diagnose FMX Vibration   
    FINALLY! After jack with it for just over 2 YEARS I have a smooth running transmission. And like I had been saying over and over again, it was the torque converter. They finally pulled the trans again and rebuilt the converter. Now it runs as smoothly as it did when I first brought it in to fix it shifting and leaking.
    It'll be nice to go down the road and not be pissed off every time I get above 2150 RPMs.
     
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    bigmal got a reaction from RussDee in 69 Restomod (UK)   
    Very nice, but are you sure those pictures are in the UK. That's blue sky. 
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    bigmal reacted to Vicfreg in Custom Console   
    yes, figured that. I will find some cup holders and do a couple test cuts.....
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    bigmal reacted to kblagron in Custom Console   
    That is nice!  What does the knob above the cup holders do?
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    bigmal reacted to RPM in Custom Console   
    Nice work bigmal. Wish I could use that idea, but I've got a one piece seat riser that takes up that area under the console. 
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    bigmal reacted to TexasEd in Custom Console   
    I love this.  This is much more appealing to me than what is out there.
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    bigmal got a reaction from RPM in Custom Console   
    I also added cup holders to my 69 consul. I used the wood insert from a 70 without the seat belt hole

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    bigmal got a reaction from TexasEd in Custom Console   
    I also added cup holders to my 69 consul. I used the wood insert from a 70 without the seat belt hole

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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Custom Console   
    I also added cup holders to my 69 consul. I used the wood insert from a 70 without the seat belt hole

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    bigmal got a reaction from RPM in Panhard Rod - Seaking advice   
    I have a 3/4 rear bar and not really happy with the way it's set up. Instead of loops at the end of the bar that the bolt and rubbers go in to, it has a strait bar that a rubber bush clamps around.
    You slide the bush further it to make it stiffer. I was reversing around a very uneven driveway and heard a bang. The rubber had come off the end of the bar. A very poor set up. I will take your advice and try with the bar off. I may consider a thinner bar with the loop ends as well.
    Thanks Bob
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    bigmal reacted to latoracing in Panhard Rod - Seaking advice   
    The V-Band clamp on Vic's set-up really helped in getting the system in and out of the car numerous times. Once the over the axle portion was where is should be, the rest had to be finessed into position. There is a lot of clearance between the bars, nothing is close in this area. Now the tips, thats another story.

     

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    bigmal reacted to Vicfreg in Panhard Rod - Seaking advice   
    That picture really shows it all.  The drivers side exhaust needs to run in between the top, fixed bar (the black one) and the lower, movable bar (aluminum one).    I didn't want to install a 4 link or Watts Link as you need to modify the trunk floor, and with a convertible, that trunk area interface is rare sheet metal and did not want to fuss with it.
     
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    bigmal reacted to Vicfreg in Panhard Rod - Seaking advice   
    Literature
    Track Bar = Panhard Bar
    7903-PHLM10.pdf PHL_DS_WEB.pdf 1970_TA_Mustang_Suspension.pdf
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    bigmal reacted to Vicfreg in Panhard Rod - Seaking advice   
    I have one on both of my cars. The original Boss 302 suspension book has the details on how to make one.   I used Chris Alston Chassisworks stuff, and I like it.  It is adjustable.   The panhard bar keeps the axle centered under cornering, similar to a Watts Link.   I think it feels more stable.  
    Some pics of mine attached.  Some literature attached.
     
     



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    bigmal reacted to skidmarky in Space saver spare?   
    https://www.roadkillcustoms.com/wheel-bolt-pattern-cross-reference/5x4.5-wheel-bolt-pattern-5x114.3mm-5x4.50-inches/
    Go this off the old interweb. You can search by bolt pattern and see what vehicles use it. Might be a little outdated as the newest vehicle I see is '08.
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    bigmal reacted to Vicfreg in Space saver spare?   
    That's pretty cool, a Continental Kit, on what looks like a '69 Fairlane, Aussie Style.....
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    bigmal got a reaction from RPM in Space saver spare?   
    I think we've been focusing on the spare being in the boot. I have the solution!

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    bigmal reacted to Midlife in Space saver spare?   
    That must be a 73 model, when the manufacturers were forced to add 5 mph bumpers!
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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Space saver spare?   
    I think we've been focusing on the spare being in the boot. I have the solution!

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    bigmal reacted to Midlife in Space saver spare?   
    I got a couple of spare tires, located just above my belt.  Unfortunately, they are not space savers by any definition...*sigh*
    Sorry I can't help you further.
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    bigmal reacted to Shep69 in Shelby Drop questions.......again   
    I didn’t even know that pedders sold shocks for our mustangs Mal. That’s good to know. My front springs are pedders and it rides nice. 
    I did the shelby drop many years ago and it made a big difference. I just wish I had have welded the plates into the shock towers . Oh well next time . 
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    bigmal reacted to RPM in Odd question   
    For those outstanding drivers who use their high beams in the fog. 
     
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    bigmal reacted to Ridge Runner in Odd question   
    I once had a guy ask me why i had mustang script letters on a challenger / my 69 Mach 1
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    bigmal reacted to Midlife in Odd question   
    Who ever told you that they didn't make Mustang convertibles in 1969 is just odd and should never be listened to seriously.
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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Shelby Drop questions.......again   
    Well I completed the Shelby drop and I'm very happy with the outcome. Big improvement in handling and just a poofteenth lower. It was really quite a simple job.
    As some background, I rebuilt the front end 5 years ago and replaced everything. After about a year it developed a clunk over bumps which I couldn't locate. This prompted me to do the drop and have a good look for the source of the clunk. It became obvous very quickly. One of the new Scott Drake shocks had failed leaking fluid over the rubbers which destroyed them leaving them metal to metal. As annoyed as I was that new shocks failed I was happy to find my problem.
    I bought a new set of Gabriel shocks thinking they were a reasonable brand. As I took one out of the box it wasn't fully extended. As I moved it, it shot the centre out exploding oil everywhere. It filled my eyes, covered everything including the ceiling, cars and colectables. After I realised my eyes didn't hurt, I cleaned myself up and everything else. I complained to the vendor and recieved a full refund and $250 for my trouble. I have since bought Pedders shocks and I'm very happy with them. FYI, I now know Grabiel are cheap Chinese crap and I'll never go near them again.

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