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About jmlay

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    v8 powered poster
  • Birthday 02/03/1971


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    The Colony, TX
  1. I think your going to find the rust through is mush larger that you think. As stated get all of the rust and start poking around with a pick of screw driver to see what it thin and needs to be replaced. Do it once and not need to go back in a few years and do it again.
  2. Brake problems

    I think I would see info it cleans up with some emery cloth
  3. Not true. My 1993 ranger with the 4.0 had rear drums.
  4. Car Hauler

    If the trailer is going to be inside the wood will last much longer than if left outside, either way I would use some type of sealer as well if going wood. 18’ will work but will be tight especially if it is a dovetail trailer. 18’ does not provide allot of room to move the load around to balance the weight. Last trailer I had was an 18’ with a dovetail and the one axle sat on the dovetail. Personally I would not buy a trailer with a dovetail again. If more clearance is needed loading drop the jack and jack up the front of the trailer while hitched to the tow vehicle. If the option presents itself opt for a C channel -vs- angle iron frame.
  5. Which idler arm

  6. Which idler arm

    Both links are to the same. That being said I moog has a history of quality and likely what I would choose. Also keep in mind these manufactures sell parts to your neighborhood auto parts store. No need to buy from one of the online mustang parts vendors.
  7. Aluminum and pot metal repair

    Seems bit pricy but if you save a party at would it wise not be usable, like the common racks in headlight buckets, it may be well worth the $65 a pound. https://www.aluminumrepair.com/buy-now/
  8. Aluminum and pot metal repair

    Almost seems too good to be true. I was thinking this would be perfect to fix a broken ear on a c6 I have stashed away. Might have to look into this. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Oil Capacity

    Hi volume is pump is more efficient than the return. Thus the sump may become uncovered at high rpm, sucking air.
  10. Onto My Next Issue Brakes.

    A residual pressure valve should exist in the path of the rear breaks, either in the master or inline. This keeps some pressure so the pistons in the rear cylinders do not retract all of the way. Worth checking. Also the shoes need to bee properly adjusted, slight drag. I like adjusting them close the backing up and stopping with steady but agrssive pressure for the final self adjustment. This is assuming the mechanicals inside the drum are in good working condition, make sure the adjuster have plenty of antisense as well as where the shoes and backing plates meet are lubed well.
  11. what's the MPG on your 428CJ?

    I can’t speak for my 428cj because it is still in pieces.... But all of the above is better that my Lightning @12.5-13 mpg. And I take it easy.
  12. Lights Vs Temp Sensor

    I infer the temp you are seeing is from the aftermarket gauge. Run temp wires from the sender as well as ground directly to the engine block or the battery, bring the engine up to temp, turn the lights on, monitor the temp reading. If this is a ground issue bypassing the car wiring will show it.
  13. I believe your index, or rear support bracket, is incorrect. For a R or Q code it should look like the one below. It should also be phosphate and oil finished IF looking for original look.:
  14. Mine had a rubber strip that wrapped around the edge of the glass, no adhesive whatsoever.