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Cruzzar

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    Building cars/hot rods for 40 years
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    Visalia, Calif.
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    Cars and airplanes
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    High School CAD teacher

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  1. I had the same problem with a GM turbohyrdromatic 350 transmission and I was able to purchase a special tool that could remove the old seal and it could install a new seal without dissembling the trans, just remove the shift arm from the end of the shift selector shaft and it would sorta of screw itself into the seal and then you would would tighten it up and it would pull the seal out. I forgot where I got the tool from but you could check online or take it to a transmission shop ant they could replace it without a taking off the pan off.
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    headlight and rock shield trim on 1970

    The headlight trim is soft aluminum that is anodized. I took it to a shop that does anodizing and they tried to strip it an said they couldn't (the acid did not remove the original coating). I took some fine wet and dry sandpaper and literally sanded off the original coating and polished it back to a high luster and then clearcoated it with the same material that I put on the car. The aluminum is a soft aluminum and polishes out easily.
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    Ford racing vs Ron Francis

    In the case of the coyote it has an mechanical internal pressure switch, other cars use an electrical switch that requires an wire connection to the compressor besides the one for the magnetic clutch.
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    Ford racing vs Ron Francis

    Your older compressors/ac systems regulate the temp. by you turning a temperature switch and the compressor will cycle (the clutch) on and off to maintain the temperature. All coyotes as well as a lot of other cars now have variable displacement compressors. Internally they are capable of changing the stroke of the pistons and instead of cycling the clutch on and off, the compressor will vary the pressure (by changing the piston's stroke). Once you turn the AC system on the clutch engages and stays engaged until you physically turn the system off. Vintage air has their reasons for not using this type of compressor and recommend you use a conventional compressor that they supply.You can read up about it on their web site, they basically don't like the temperature of the system to be possibly controlled with two different types of controls, changing the displacement and cycling the clutch on and off. Newstang, I am glad your system is working . I have talked with several people doing just as you are and they have not experienced any problems. I am planning on doing the same.
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    Ford racing vs Ron Francis

    Just to let you know, if you order their complete wiring kit for the coyote and a complete kit for the fuse panel (includes all the wiring and plugs) it comes in a box with a shipping weight of about 55 pounds. No way around the issue of making anybodys' wiring any lighter but I was a little surprised at the total weight. Are you going to install AC and any thoughts on using the variable displacement AC pump that the coyote comes with or will you replace it with another conventional unit?
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    Ford racing vs Ron Francis

    My current project is still under construction ( '53 Studebaker with a 2013 coyote) so I can't comment on the installation of their complete wiring kit for a fuel injected engine into a classic car. I have used their wiring kits on at least 5 other cars that I have built (all carbureted) with the last being my '70 fastback. I can say the wire quality and the ease of installation is tops. The one item that I think is significant with the Ron Francis kit for the coyote is that you can order the wiring looms extra length so you can put the pcm and fuse panel where you want them. I put mine under the back seat in my current project. On my '70 FB I used their 24/7 fuse panel and mounted it on the passenger side kick panel high enough so you could not see it. It is attached with a strong magnet and a long enough lead of wire that if you need to check a fuse you just reach up and pull it down and at that point you can easily see every fuse and change it when you are in a comfortable position. Nothing like trying to get to the stock fuse panel behind the clutch pedal. If you use the Ford racing package you are limited to where you can put the pcm unless you wish to cut and extend every wire in the loom. To obtain my motor I purchased a wrecked 2013 Mustang GT so I was able to get the complete motor, drive by wire pedal assembly, pcm, water and oil senders, both oxy. sensors, mass airflow sensor, alternator, and starter. If you purchase a crate motor then these are additional item that you would have to purchase. With the Ford racing package you get an air cleaner that I doubt that you could use on the mustang. In regards to the pcm, I simply sent the one from my 2013 GT to Ron Francis and they reprogram it with the same program that you would get with the Ford Racing pcm. I believe that for me it was cheaper to obtain a wrecked GT for its parts than to purchase the required items new. I am also able to use the 6 way power seats and the Ron Francis kit will now support the 6 speed auto trans if that is the way you want to go. I don't believe using the GT's 6 speed manual trans is an option because of the shifter position is so far back but I could be wrong. I hope this give some insight as to your purchase. By the way my '70 Mustang was recently sold to one of your mates down under so it might show up at one of you meets down there. Its the one pictured above.
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    Grille trim

    Aslanefe, sorry for the slow response, I am just getting back online from a laptop dying on me. I think I just used some of the clear that I was shooting on my body panels. PPG clearcoat.
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    Grille trim

    Shelbyshelby, , sorry for the slow response, my laptop took a dive on me and I am just getting back online. It's been about 6 years ago that I redid my trim and I think that I started with 320 and worked up to about 2000. Just try not to induce any more scratches than necessary, it will just take you more time to sand out even thou it is really soft aluminum.
  9. I'm with Ridge Runner, these extension can be twisted carefully. I was able to realign my '70's extension to fit the fender contour and match the spoiler at the same time. I could be the silver one has bondo but that can easily be removed and determined if it is been damaged in an accident.
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    Grille trim

    I took fine wet and dry sandpaper and sanded off the clear anodizing coating which left a pure aluminum finish. This aluminum is an almost deadsoft aluminum and can be polished up easily by hand. I clearcoated mine after polishing it (use a good degreaser/wax remover before clearcoating it to remove any wax residue from the polish. I drove the car to shows for about 5 years with no degradation .
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    Electric fuel pump mounting

    Try to mount it in a rubber isolated mount. I did this and you could still hear it at idle and I had a relative loud exhaust system. If you mount it directly to the metal body you will probably not be happy. Just my $.o2 worth.
  12. Any chance that you are going to put subframe connectors on your car. Before I installed mine I routed my battery cable down thru the bottom of the trunk area right into the middle of the subframe connector and thru the middle of the connector up into the front sub frame and than it exited close to where the starter terminal was located. This took a little planning and I did weld in 3/4" emt to form a continuous tube from trunk to where it exited the front sub frame close to the starter. Probably a lot more work that routing the cable internally but it really is a clean, simple path for your cables.
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    Transmission Centered in Tunnel?

    As I recall mine was not exactly centered but I can't tell you by how much. What is important is that the center line of engine and transmission be perpendicular to the rear end's center line.
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    IFS front suspension

    Most of your IFS applications can be ordered with a power or manual rack since they are basically based on the Mustang II front end geomentry. You will probably have to contact the manufactures to see if they can be connected with the stock column. Be sure you ask specific questions that include will it fit if I use headers, stock z bar (if using a manual trans), etc. Do a search on here to git others opinions as to whose IFS installation positions the motor in the lowest position and any installation problems. Instead of a hydraulic power rack you might want to consider an Electric Power Steering installation and not have to install a power steering pump and hoses on the engine.
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    Differences in oil pans?

    Ilalojamesliz, sent you a pm.
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