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  1. Rich Ackermann

    Best rear gear manufacter

    I really like my Eaton Truetrac hemispherical limited slip. I have pair it with a set of Yukon 3.50 ring and pinion gears. The Eaton acts like a open rear until you get on it.
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    Borgeson PS pressure reduction

    Thanks. Unfortunately it does not work with A/C installed.
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    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    Hmm. Curious why? Appreciate if you would elaborate why you don't "trust" it. I not all that experienced with it. Thanks
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    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    I am sure I paid for the house visit too.
  5. Are any members going to the Mustang Owner's Museum Concord, N.C. on April 16-20. They will have a track day at the Charlotte Speedway. Car show at the Museum site, Banquet, track day, tour of Petty Racing. Daniel Carpenter will have a Mustang collection of his own. Let me know if anyone is going maybe we can meet up. https://www.mustangownersmuseum.com/grand-opening--55-years-of-mustang-event.html EVENT SCHEDULE Tuesday April 16, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Welcome Party at Cabarrus Brewing Company 6PM The brewery is located in the historic Gibson Mill complex in Concord, NC. This facility, formally an old mill, now houses not only the Brewing company, it is home to the Auto Barn and a huge antique market. This local brewery will be offering beer tours and food trucks. Guests will also receive an event pint glass. Cabarrus Brewing Company 329 McGill Ave, Concord, NC 28027 Wednesday April 17, 2019 (National Mustang Day) Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Seminars in Media Center Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 10AM-8PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Museum 9AM (1st 500 registered attendees) National Mustang Day Birthday Party 6PM 6PM-7PM No Host Bar 7PM-10PM Dinner Dinner at Cabarrus Arena featuring Special Guest Speakers Cabarrus Arena 4751 Highway 49 N, Concord, NC 28025 Thursday April 18, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Open Track Event at Charlotte Motor Speedway 8AM-5PM Guest Speakers at Media Center 10AM-3PM Drifting Expositions on Roval Guinness World Record Parade of Mustangs @ CMS 6PM (Current World Record is 960 Mustangs held by Ford Mexico) Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-8PM Friday April 19, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Open Track Event at Charlotte Motor Speedway 8AM-5PM Guest Speakers at Media Center 10AM-3PM Drifting Expositions on Roval Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-4PM Hall of Fame Dinner at the Mustang Owner's Museum 7PM-10PM Hall of Fame inductees will be the Special Guest Speakers - Gale Halderman, John Clor, and Kevin & Shelli Marti. We are currently working on speakers for the Lee Iaccoca and Carroll Shelby inductions. Saturday April 20, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Parade Laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway 12PM Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-8PM Saturday Night Banquet at Cabarrus Arena 6-7PM No Host Bar 7-8PM Dinner 8-9PM Presentations of the building of the Museum, along with the Museum staff. Cabarrus Arena 4751 Highway 49 N, Concord, NC 28025
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    New welder

    Just picked up a Lencospot Mark II Autobody Dual-Spot Welder Model L4000 for $400. Anybody have or used one before? I am not an experienced welder. Any advice and pointers on how to use it would be appreciated.
  7. Rich Ackermann

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    The guy spent a full 8 hours doing the car inside, out and underneath, and a bunch of other parts, and then debris clean up afterward. Cost $1,200. He removed much of the undercoating and sound deadening in the wheel wells and firewall. The guy said that it is hard to get it all off. I did tell him to skip the floor pans since they were going to be replaced.
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    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    I recently had my 70 mach dustless media blasted right in my driveway. Dustless uses a mixture of water with a rust inhibitor. It does not create any heat, so no possibility of warping. I had it done two months ago and I am pleased with the result. Although I have to say it still created a mess of the area and I am still blowing media out of the car's nooks and crannies. I have not primed it yet and still no flash rust. Getting ready to sand and prime it. I plan on using a gallon of Evercoat super build 4:1 with a quart of 4:1 catalyst and then work up to a 2k primer for blocking.
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    Poor low RPM assist with new Borgeson Box

    I'll post what I find out.. Update: I found this on a Bronco aftermarket website: https://www.wildhorses4x4.com/product/Steering_Pump_Bracket_Kit/Bronco_Extreme_Duty_Steering_Pumps The pump bracket should work with the Saginaw press-fit style pump that comes with the Borgeson kit. Not sure about the bracket to the block, but it looks like it would be easy to modify if need be and for $60 I may give it a try. Found this on another site, where someone adapted a 460ci bracket from a 78-79 E350 to their 351M Bronco.
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    Poor low RPM assist with new Borgeson Box

    I am considering installing a Borgeson P/S conversion kit in my 70 Mach 1 Cleveland 351C 4v with Manual P/S (e.g. Tremec 5 spd so no Z-bar, Borgeson, Global West). I understand the Saginaw pump Borgeson uses higher pressure pump than the stock Ford OEM type. By using the Ford pump does not provide as much power assist at low RMPs. Anyone using.. the Ford OEM or the Saginaw pump that Borgeson provides with the manual conversion kit on their Cleveland? Second question, Borgeson does not have a P/S pump bracket for their Saginaw pump when installing it on a 351C. March Performance has one that works with the Saginaw on Cleveland non-A/C cars only. Anyone, find a Saginaw pump bracket that works on a 351C with A/C (either Stock or aftermarket A/C like Classic Air) or is my only option to use the stock Ford pump and brackets with A/C and the Borgeson P/S conversion kit and live with less power assist at low RPMs? Thanks, Rich
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    Borgeson PS pressure reduction

    Hello nickjames138, I am considering installing the same setup you have in my 70 Mach 1 Cleveland 351C 4v with Manual P/S (e.g. Borgeson, Global West). I understand the Saginaw pump Borgeson uses higher pressure pump than the stock Ford OEM type. By using the Ford pump does not provide as much power assist at low RMPs. Which pump are you using.. the Ford OEM or the Saginaw pump that Borgeson provides with the manual conversion kit? Second question, Borgeson does not have a P/S pump bracket for their Saginaw pump when installing it on a 351C. March Performance has one that works with the Saginaw on non-A/C cars only. Anyone, find a Saginaw pump bracket that works on a 351C with A/C (either Stock or aftermarket A/C like Classic Air) or is my only option to use the stock Ford pump and brackets with A/C and the Borgeson P/S conversion kit and live with less power assist at low RPMs? Thanks, Rich
  12. Rich Ackermann

    1970 Mustang Exterior Lights (turn signals)

    Aside from the exterior lighting harnesses, there are many differences between the 69 and 70 models. For example, the Mach 1 had wire provision for the grill sport lamps and on/off switch on the dash, The headlight switch is different (unique)... it mounts like a 69, but internally operates like a 71-73 switch. Also, the ignition wiring is completely different because of the 70s column ignition and neutral safety switch. For the CD to work you must run the Forel installation. There are two parts first the actual diagram files and then the PDF Owner Guard (registration) software. Finally, you must install separately Adobe "Acrobat Reader DC". Then launch the PDF Owner Guard icon and register your copy using the registration key in your CD case. It's well worth the time to figure out what's broken and get it working. Anyway here are copies of the Exterior lights wiring diagrams for the 69 & 70 models.
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    1970 Mustang Exterior Lights (turn signals)

    I have installed a number of the forel cds for my 73 and 70 mach and a couple of master parts list cds as well. I can send you a scanned copy of the exterior electrical diags from my cd. I am also a computer professional, maybe I can walk you thru the install.
  14. Rich Ackermann

    1970 Mustang Exterior Lights (turn signals)

    I use the color diagram CD from a company call Forel publishing. They send you the installation CD with a license key. Worked fine on Windows 10. Also had to call or email them once and their support was very helpful. Btw: I made the parking light mods to my front and rear harnesses to make them work in parallel like the 69s do and it worked great. I should mention i have only bench tested the electrical at the point.
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    My new 1970 M-Code Mach 1 Project

    Removed the radiator support, Inner fender apron, and cowl....
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