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  1. I am sorry to hear about your friend. They (dogs, cats, etc.) are such a big part of our lives--like a friend, family, companion, etc. Unfortunately, gone too quickly. It is always so hard to say goodbye but worth having them in your lives even for a short time.
  2. Congratulations! Enjoy your project.
  3. I installed the Tank Armor in 2015 and really like it. I like that I can place tools, parts, Beach chairs, etc. in my trunk and not worry so much about the fuel tank being damaged. I have a tendency to throw things in without thinking.Unfortunately, I neglected to paint the tank armor before installing it. This would not have been an issue, but I developed a very small pin hole in the trunk (not visible due to mat placed in the trunk area) which widened over time and allowed water to get into the trunk area. The tank armor is a little bit rusted now. I am getting the trunk holds repaired this spring and having the tank armor cleaned up and painted. The damage to the tank armor is completely my error and not due to the manufacturer of Tank Armor.
  4. I have the same issue. I forget and bump my head getting out of the car. The bruise reminds me for a few days to watch my head and then I forget until the next time!. I think I just get used to having the top down and not having to worry about my head. My seats are the ones that came with the car. I like the idea of the padding and will probably do that as well.
  5. Thank you everyone for all your suggestions and advice. After looking at everyones’s suggestions from this forum as well as on the vintage mustang forum, I ended up buying the 164 teeth (28oz) flywheel rather than buy both the 157 and 164 and return the one not used. The install was this week along with a new clutch linkage and clutch pressure plate, fork, etc. The mechanics asked me how did I know which flywheel to get since it was perfect. Also, how did I manage to order all the needed parts to rebuild the clutch linkage. I told them that I had the help of some great experienced owners and mechanics. Thank you everyone - I greatly appreciate your help! This forum and all the great people who are so willing to give their time and help make owning and enjoying my mustang so much better.
  6. Hello, I am replacing my clutch and all linkages on my 69 convertible in a few weeks. The mechanic thinks that the flywheel may need to be replaced at that time., but we are not sure until he gets into it. We don’t know if the current flywheel was resurfaced 1 or a couple of times. Due to time constraints, I need to purchase a replacement flywheel ahead of time. One issue is that I don’t know if my flywheel is a 57 or 64 tooth one. I cannot get to the car to check. The car is garaged in another state and no one can get into the garage to check for me. I get to the car until the day of repair work. As far as we know, the car is stock. This may be a very dumb question, but would anyone know what flywheel would have been installed for a 1969 3 speed manual transmission 302? Thank you in advance,
  7. I received an Altec Lansing Boomjacket (portable Bluetooth waterproof speaker) for Christmas one year. I made a bracket to hang it underneath the glove box. The bracket is not permanently mounted to the car or the speaker. This allows me to remove the speaker to recharge the battery, as needed. Btw, the charge lasts quite a while. The sounds is amazing and can be very loud, if desired. It doesn’t look bad in the car-it blends in. It is not the perfect sound system as compared to installing new speakers but it is perfect for our use.
  8. I believe you are correct that you don't need a relay with stock lights. I should have been more clear in my earlier post regarding the need for a relay. I decided to upgrade my headlights (4) from stock to halogens (Hella H1 and Koito). Because of the upgrade, it was strongly recommended that I install relays. Other friends (1967 and 1968 Mustangs) had upgraded their headlights to halogens and did not install relays. They experienced what KMD88 described in his earlier post - the lights cutting out and then later coming back on again. I do agree with barnett468 that you should check for bad/worn parts or loose connections. I am new to this and could be completely wrong about the relays. I hope you figure out what it is and don't have a repeat. Not fun going dark unexpectedly while going down the highway.
  9. I am considering having some body work (it’s never some!) done on my car as well as upgrade to power steering. Does anyone have some advice on restoration shops they prefer and have good experiences with in the Houston area? Thank you in advance. Mine is a 69 convertible 302 3 speed manual.
  10. As RPM said, you need a relay. I upgraded the lights to halogen on my 69 and needed to install two relays. The older wiring harnesses are not able to handle newer headlights which is why they cut out. I wish I could explain it better. I suggest taking a look at Daniel stern lighting.co m. He explains it so much better than I ever could. Also, vintage mustang forum has some great threads that discuss why the headlamps cut out, the need for relays, and provide solutions.
  11. Thank you. That's good to know about the dual friction and not needing it. I will look into the diaphragm clutch. I am learning on the go about clutches! Thank you for your help. Thank you, that's good to know about the original vs repo linkage pats. My clutch has always been a bit stiff so I wonder if my pressure plate that is a little different. Thank you for the info about a the two brands. Thank you for your help.
  12. I have been shopping for parts to fix up my clutch linkage. I have found a few NOS clutch forks, a clutch equalizer bar mount (engine side), and a zbar (equalizer bar). Should I put in NOS when I can find them or does it really matter? The rest of the parts will be reproductions. Also, what do you all think of the Centerforce dual friction clutch? Thank you in advance for your help. The car is a 69 convertible with a 302 manual 3 transmission. No AC or power steering.
  13. I have been shopping for parts to fix up my clutch linkage. I have found a few NOS clutch forks, a clutch equalizer bar mount (engine side), and a zbar (equalizer bar). Should I put in NOS when I can find them or does it really matter? The rest of the parts will be reproductions. Also, what do you all think of the Centerforce dual friction clutch? Thank you in advance for your help. The car is a 69 convertible with a 302 manual 3 transmission. No AC or power steering.
  14. I believe you are correct that the hole was worn in the center of the clutch fork. I am attaching a few photos of the clutch fork, as requested. They are not the best since I didn't have the car jacked up high enough. Also, I haven't removed the clutch fork yet and the dust cover is in the way. It almost appears as if they welded another nut on the clutch fork due to the octagonal shape. The welded nut on the lower clutch rod appears to fit into the fork perfectly (until it snapped!). I believe that because the clutch fork was fitted with the nut and also due to the equalizer bar (zbar) bushings being worn out contributed to the rod snapping.
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