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  1. I meant to write this last winter. Previously, I had installed Led bulbs for the front turn signals in order to make them more visible, but still felt that other vehicles couldn’t see them well enough. I purchased and installed the VintageLed Daytime Running Lights on my 1969. I had some difficulty with one of the lights that had to do with my car’s socket. The connector would not stay seated in the socket. Gary responded immediately and talked me through the solution. Since installing them, the brightness is amazing as well as how well the lights work. I can’t say enough about how pleased I am with the customer service, the design, and workmanship.
  2. Thank you. It is the correct one-double checked with John at Open Tracker. He had a good suggestion.
  3. I was having an OpenTracker roller idler arm installed on my 1969 Mustang (conv. 302 manual transmission manual steering). The mechanic called and told me that he cannot get it to work. Something about the bracket not being able to be bolted (mostly the lower bolt). He said that the rest of the idler arm gets in the way so that the bolt cannot fit. They were going to try and take apart the idler arm to install the bracket first and then reattach the rest of the idler arm. I haven’t see it yet and don’t have photo. Has anyone had any issue with installing the roller idler arm. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Also- if only Installing two rear tires, why would you need an alignment if there were no issues? My thought would be no needed. Btw-I posted this on the Vintage-Mustang Forum to hopefully get some help. I apologize for the duplication if you are on both forums.
  4. Thank you very much for the information and the tips for installing it. Looking forward to seeing your future progress on your car.
  5. I’ve enjoyed following your progress. I have a 69 convertible ( Wimbledon white). I love the green, though . Someone has a green one beautifully restored in the houston area. I had a question about firewall insulation. What did you use? Mine doesn’t have any and it I feel it In The summer months. (Photo of green mustang is not mine. Mine is the white one and not as beautifully fully restored as yours.)
  6. I tested the Iphone5 with the cheaper network (FreedomPop) in the trunk. It did not work like my Iphone 7 with Tmobile in the trunk. It could be the Iphone5 or the network or the trunk location. The car is now in a very deep garage under the house and is not getting a good signal. This summer, it worked outside much better. Sadly, the car won't be out of the garage until March/April to do a better test. BTW, the FreedomPop version I use is the $5-6 a month one.
  7. I just checked on the trunk method a few minutes ago. I put my iphone in the trunk and closed it. I used another device to utilize the FindMyIphone app. It worked. Keep in mind that i used an iphone 7 with a Tmobile network. My older one (Iphone 5) that I use in the mustang was dead (battery dead) because the car battery is disconnected for the winter. I am going to charge up the older iphone with the cheaper network and try it again later. I don't think it makes a difference but I will let you know. Originally, I had the older iphone mounted under the dash. I wired a cigarette charger type socket into the harness and plugged the phone in for constant charge. It works very well, but I might try the trunk method for a more secure location. I don't know about the headlights under a fender location--my concern would be moisture getting to the phone.
  8. An Iphone would work. Take an old Iphone with FindMyIphone app installed on it. Pay for a very cheap cell phone service (FreedomPop) is one. Wire it to 12volts and place it in a spot that is not easily discovered. You can track the Iphone using your other Iphone, Ipad or other apple product. It works nicely. I don't know if you could use another type of phone with a similar app.
  9. 1969 original horn ring.C9AA013A800-A. For Ford Mustang Cougar Falcon 1968 1969. $50
  10. I am offering this steering wheel and pad for free. I am asking for the recipient to pay the shipping costs. This steering wheel came out of a 1969 Mustang, however, I don't think it was original to the car. Ford two spoke steering wheel with Horn pad-black. This is an original steering wheel for a Ford Mustang, Fairlane, Torino, or Galaxie. The back of the steering wheel does have some cracks. The horn pad works although there is wear on one side. The center emblem has some wear. It is in good condition, overall. Shipping is from 02563.
  11. I went through this in 2006. It is very scary. The hardest part can be waiting to hear the biopsy results and what treatment is the best. Take your time to get more information before committing to a course of treatment. Try to be patient with each other and take care of yourselves--yes, even you as the spouse need to make sure you are ok. You will get through this together. I will be praying for you and your family.
  12. Too funny. I started snickering before even playing the video! Thank you for the laugh!
  13. That is awful. I hope that you get some compensation from insurance. Its’s odd that they put a cheap lock on after breaking into your storage unit. If you haven’t already, you might speak to the police to see if they have any information about this happening to other people. I am really sorry this happened on you.
  14. I am so sorry. I can only imagine what you are going through right now. What a truly crappy thing to happen. This truly stinks, but I am glad that you didn’t lose your car. There are some real ass***** out there. I hope that things get better.
  15. 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.
  16. Congratulations! Enjoy your project.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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,
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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