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  1. Sorry I’ve not posted in here for ages… Car was more or less ready at end of September and was getting it ready for a large local show over here in England. Basically I never got there because ihas all sorts of issues with my C4, which I bought used and was supposed to have been rebuilt….needless to say it screwed up, so no show… Collected the box and TQ today, so that will be going back in over next 2 weeks or so, when I get a spare moment. In the meanwhile, I’ve been busy tidying up/fitting new interior parts eg one piece headliner, BMW E30 seats, 3 point sets belts, gauge pod etc and tidy up engine bay wiring etc chris
  2. A quick update: 1-the 408 stroker finally arrived in the crate across the pond after 9 month of delays, shipping issues etc 2-taken some times to get the various ancillary parts, shipping to U.K. is a real pain; JBA shorties etc 3-engine fitted and hoping to fire it up in next 3/4 weeks 4-just collecting the other parts to complete the car e.g glass will go in next 2/3 weeks car is booked into a major U.K. classic car show on 10 `July so has to be ready, but not sure if I’m going to make it chris
  3. Thanks for the reply. That sucks with your brakes. I restored a 70 Mach 1 with power brakes circa 3 years ago, didn’t have any issues, so I really hope I don’t get any grief with this power brake conversion. If I do find any issues, I’ll remember your advice and yes they’re w nightmare to take out with engine in, it’s bad enough trying to put it in, with engine out ! Chris
  4. RPM , thanks, I’ll try that chrus
  5. Cool idea on 3D printing
  6. Wow this is some build. Awesome work !
  7. staffy

    Our new garage

    Nice space, I wished in the U.K. we could get that kind of space
  8. Hi All, I just putting my car back together post it’s resto. I have taken off the power steering and put it to a manual box and changed the pitman arm, drag link etc Kept the original column. having out it back together it looks like the internal rotating part of the column is ‘“catching’” the Lowe part of the fixed outer column as it exists the sleeve near to the coupler. This does not seem right to me, am I right to think this and what do you guys think I should do ? (apologies for my tech terms here, not sure I’ve got them all OK (I'm from the U.K. !) Chris
  9. Been making steady but what seems like slow progress over the last 2 months, whilst waiting for some parts to come over via US. New brake lines installed. Had a right game bench bleeding the master cylinder but all done now. Wiring harness is in and connected - thanks to Randy at Midlife for the refurb one, top drawer as usual - all electrics work fine All lights now working including my new sequential LED’s - love them ! Original column refurbed and manual steering all now complete - but I think the internal column is way to close the external housing nr to the coupling - I’ll put a post up in tech parts of forum - any thoughts ? (going to EPAS later down the line) the 408W stroker is about to land via US to Felixstowe U.K. in the next 10 days, been a long time coming, then I’ll fit it and hopefully drive it around the block Chris
  10. On my fastback, The weather strip should sit in a channel on the bottom of the door, but they never fit properly, us the 3M weatherstrip adhesive, it’s a horrible job though and I’ve never found a good way to do it yet https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/691436111
  11. Great work and nice to see another mustang in Europe (i’m in the U.K. and restoring a ‘69 fastback chris
  12. For the first time in 3 yrs the car is back in terra firms, slowly putting it back together - just trying to find all those bits you think you saved/took off, but can’t find in the myriad of boxes…
  13. A U.K. supplier as link below, not sure if Nathan still makes them as he was only selling the odd pair http://www.brightlight-customs.co.uk/1969.html
  14. That’s great work on the battery/wiring, I think you’ve sold me on relocating it to the trunk
  15. Sorry it’s been a fair time since I’ve updated progress. Relatively slow progress we work has been so busy, but I’ve started the long refit process: street or track front suspension in rear suspension in with axle fuel tank and lines in Changes to manual steering, quick rack, ready for EPAS later down the line Just trying to work out the brake lines and prop valve (bought a booster via mustang steve, we manual before) rear lights, bumper and new flush lenses with LED’s in just keep working up my new parts list, stuff is so hard to get over to U.K. at the moment, having to work 2 months in advance. 408W engine via Blueprint is on 5 month lead time (ordered 2 months ago) Chris
  16. Great work on the mirrors and air box. That’s one sweet looking ride
  17. Thanks for the replies guys, need that motivation to keep me going in those long cold English winters !
  18. Well I’m pleased to say that the car came back to me 2 weeks ago from the paint shop. I’m so pleased with it, the paint finish from the shop is just sublime. Now for the hard work of putting it call back together. Chris
  19. Pleased to say she’s finally been painted, found far more to do, new taillight panel, original LHD fender, original RHD door repairs etc, but finally she’s done. for those who may to know about the colour, I choose a VW pepper grey colour, hint of a gold pearlescent in the sun I’m so happy !
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