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  1. Glad you found it. Sometimes it's hard to chase down those electrical gremlins.
  2. As Midlife states, when you ground either socket pins you are essentially completing the circut directly at that bulb which circumvents the way the system would seek ground normally. It will always test good that way. Remember the brown parking wire is positive and seeks ground thru the white/blue and white/green passing thru other bulbs to get there. That ground connection can come from the ground wire for the hood signal lights if you have them or the dash ground, etc. The directional switch in the column plays games with the + and - when LH or RH the blinker is on. It's a mess, if you ask me.
  3. Did a stock 1970 351C (m-code) engine have a carb spacer or some kind of egr plate, or was the carb mounted directly on the intake manifold? Thanks
  4. The 70 side marker wiring is a rube golderberg. Ford engineers were trying to be clevor by making the side markers blink alternately with the front and rear markers. I don't care if the side markers flash alternately with the front and rear markers. So, I just converted my 70 parking light wiring over to work as it does in a 69 and 71-73 years. I used 69 front markers with three wire plugs (the plug includes the ground wire whereas the 70 marker does not). I changed the 70 front marker harness from a two plug connector to a three plug and wired the third plug wire (ground) from the 69 front marker to chassis ground by way of the new three plug connector on the 70 harness . I then rewired the LH green/white and RH blue/white front and rear side marker wires to go to chassis ground. I left the brown (parking light) wire alone as it is. That's all. Now the side markers work only as parking lights and no longer flash alternately with the front and rear markers (same as it does on the 69, 71-73 cars), and chasing down ground and bulb issues is much more straight forward and easier.
  5. 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.
  6. Thanks. Unfortunately it does not work with A/C installed.
  7. Hmm. Curious why? Appreciate if you would elaborate why you don't "trust" it. I not all that experienced with it. Thanks
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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