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  1. Decided to finally get around to do a little paint correction, the car had scratches, swirls, and blue and red marks around the car. I washed and clay bared the car then decided to try the Mequiar's DA Microfiber two step detailer. (Correction Compound D300 & Finishing Wax D301). I have read good things about it, and it produces low dust residue when removing the compound. The only thing I did not like was how hard the compound was to buff off. Overall, I liked the product, and the results.
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    Received the plans. They will save me some time, but was it worth the money? I'll make a cardboard console mockup over the weekend, and report back. -MMW
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    Update: He replied back to me on Youtube, and I was able to purchase a set of plans. I should have them this week, and I'll report back.
  4. Decided to work on the MACH 1 trim. They where not on the car when I bought it. Luckily all the pieces where there, just scratched up. I took some steel wool, and cleaned up the MACH 1 down to the bare metal. Then Masked those letters, scuffed, primed, painted. The paint is Krylon Metallic dark metal #2769, and the Krylon clear coat on top. I think this color works well with the wheels. The Chrome strips where in ok shape, I might replace them, but they will work for now. All the studs had to be repaired, so I drilled them out, and epoxied some bolt onto the trim. As for the clips, I was able to find some at NAPA #665-1917 that worked.
  5. I'll make a parts list and take some more I'll be happy to post more info on my trunk finish out. Don't be afraid of the trunk money... . Most of the time he is on the laptop and can be distracted easily. Here is more info on the overflow bottle - link
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    He has replied back to me, let see if I can get a template.
  7. My garage was smelling like gas, ALOT! So I decided to investigate and dig into the fuel lines, and gas tank. Poor wiring and the wrong type of hoses, gas seeping from the connections, and the main fuel line routed next to the drive shaft!!! Bought some SS 3/8 PTFE Hose and 6AN fittings, and bulk head connectors from Hot Rod Fuel Hose. I also used these nifty connectors in the engine bay from Hotrod Hippie. I have had fuel smell from tank vents in the past, so I decided to go overkill on the tank vent hose. Using some 5/16 Gates Barricade Injection Fuel hose, overkill, but I had some from another project.) to a Newton TPV6 Pressure release valve, then to a hardline loop and draining out the rear of the car. More info on the GT500 hardline loop here: link The Newton valve is cool, it opens when you have pressure, and closes when things cool off. So no gas tank vent smell in the garage. The PO had purchased a new Tanks Inc system with a in tank pump. The only negative about this tank set up is having all the connections on top, so something needed to be done to protect those connections. The sound of the pump was also noisy. I added some sound deadener to the top of the tank and the entire trunk area. I also started to work on finishing out the trunk with a false floor. With the new floor, sound deadener, and a rubber mat - I can't hear the pump. I have zero smell now, and I think the Sniper is running better.
  8. There is a local guy in the mustang club that has done the Terlingua race a few times. I've been to chili cook-off, but that was decades ago! They do have these stickers on Etsy.
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    He seems to be on Youtube
  10. Some more progress photos. Tires that came on the car where dry-rotted. Decided to go up a rim size, 15x8 U.S. Mags Rambler U111 Gunmetal with Machined Lip Wheels Rear - P235/60R-15 BFGOODRICH RADIAL T/A (28.9) Front - P215/60R-15 BFGOODRICH RADIAL T/A (26.9)
  11. Don't forget to figure in your tire size. Plenty of online calculators to compute this. I have a T5Z behind my 351 Cleveland, with a 9inch 3.00 open diff. My TZ5 is the following: T5Z (MDL purchase)- 2.95, 1.94, 1.34, 1, .63 OD Rear - P235/60R-15 BFGOODRICH RADIAL T/A (28.9) Front - P215/60R-15 BFGOODRICH RADIAL T/A (26.9) Currently when I shift into 5th, the RPS drop below 2000K, at 75MPH. The Cleveland does not like that, it likes higher RPMs. 4th gear is used the most on the highway. Planning on changing out the 3:00, leaning towards 3:55. I still want a usable 1st gear.
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    Seems he is in Ft.Worth, I’ll ask the local mustang crowd if they know him.
  13. Have done two of the Modern Drive line conversions. Love the T5Z in my current build, what I don't like is the cable clutch they sell. If I were to do it over, I would go with mustang steve's set up, or full hydraulics. What rear end do you have? Might want to consider that too with the T5Z. I have a 3.0 rear, and it's great on the highway in 5th gear. I think 3:25 - or 3:50 would be perfect with a t-5.
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