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  1. Johns Summer of 69

    Vintage Air control panel lighting

    I have my old harness in a box. I'm hoping this will be in it. Thanks for the collective knowledge
  2. Johns Summer of 69

    Mounting of modern single DIN radio

    Thanks everyone for your help. I'll post some pics of the work. Hopefully this weekend
  3. Johns Summer of 69

    Mounting of modern single DIN radio

    Thanks. I know there is a "shelf" that the radio can sit on, but do I need something to replace the metal bracket from the original radio?
  4. Johns Summer of 69

    Vintage Air control panel lighting

    The wires I have (American Autowire) are grey that say on the side "dash lights" with the shielded female end of the bullet connector. Do anyone have a part number or link to the wire/socket?
  5. Johns Summer of 69

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    The progress is looking great. I totally understand the "rain" issue. I live in the Greenville (SC) area and the amount of rain that has fallen is out of control
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    Largest Rear Tires I Can run on the Rear

    Not sure if this helps with your applications. I currently have the on the back 255/40/18 with no rub issues. The fronts I did have the roll the front fenders
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    Also this weekend I started working on finishing up the stereo. I worked on the kick panel speakers and wiring. I would have worked on the package tray and rear speakers, but one of the speakers is defective and has to be replaced. I'm hoping to get some answers to questions I have on some installation challenges and get the radio in this coming weekend. FYI this design makes for a VERY tight fit with the parking brake.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    So you can see its been a while since I have been able to get back to this. Christmas and other projects have eaten away my time and money, PLUS the rain that keeps coming back. I got the final pieces that hopefully will allow me to start driving this without fear of potholes or sudden stops. First was the brakes. The jokers that the previous owner used did such a poor job on the brake upgrade that I have spent many hours and dollars correcting. I had to replace the master cylinder, brake lines (they split the heads), proportioning valve, and finally the brake arm because NONE of them were correct for this car. Technically its still not the way I would have done it since the front and back calipers are the same size. Its currently a lot better but I still need to work with the brake bias. Next was the front suspension. They cut the springs at least 2 inches, plus the 1.75 Shelby drop made for a butt-clenching ride with any road construction/pot holes/etc. So now I have all new factory suspension with Eibach Performance springs. I have new tires coming on Wednesday to replace the destroyed tires.
  9. Johns Summer of 69

    Vintage Air control panel lighting

    In my efforts to complete the dash I have run into a problem that I can't get a solution to... I had the car rewired and have 3 dash light wires that need a home. Mainly, I am trying to "light" the air controls. There appears to be a round hole in the center of the back that I am presuming is for a bulb. But I don't have a bulb socket, or wire for it. I am also presuming that one of the dash wires on the harness is for that, but need to know what I need to get to make it all work and what exactly are the 3 dash wires for. Thanks
  10. I am hoping this weekend to install my CD player in my car. Looking for tips/tricks for how to secure it properly. I have the correct bezel for it, and have removed the metal original housing. Any pics (without the bezel) would be great to show your work. Thanks for everyone's help
  11. Johns Summer of 69

    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    I am 100% behind this brand - https://www.morrisclassic.com. I met the owner personally and can say his products are top quality. I have them in my 69. I have the Retrobelt (bought them before I found Morris) in my 1964 Mustang and was NOT impressed. Basically the same price, but no comparison in quality
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Its great to see this project continue to progress!
  13. So as I begin to actually put some miles on the car, the front has developed a bad squeak coming from the lower control arm. The previous owner had the front end rebuilt. All parts appear to be new. Since the pivot on the lower control arm cannot be lubricated, could it be something like the spring perch? Any thoughts, ideas or solutions? If the general thought is the spring perch, should I make the upgrade with the needle-bearing version?
  14. Johns Summer of 69

    1970 Quarter Windows Trim?

    looks like they might have them https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/15794-Moulding-/-Trim-Vertical-Door-Glass-To-Quarter-Glass-Driver-Side-Grade-A-Used-1970-Mercury-Cougar-/-1970-Ford-Mustang.html?attribs=79 https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/70qglasstrimps.html?attribs=79
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    Thanks I have been driving it a few days a week to work out all the bugs. New projects have cropped up.
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