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5 hours ago, Mountaineerfan said:

Got the car back from the transmission shop yesterday.  Rebuilt C4, after losing all forward gears.  Wow, it has more power now than in the previous 8 years I've driven it!  My 17 year old griped at me for smoking the tires as I pulled out of his work when I stopped to show him that it was working! :)

Installed new front parking brake cable, now does anyone have any idea why the foot pedal doesn't seem to be catching when I push it to the floor?

There are a few moving/sliding parts on the parking brake pedal that corrode and freeze when not used for a while. I would remove the pedal and lube it. Removing it makes it easy to see the mechanism and apply lube to where it needs. The release handle spring might be broken too if the handle does not go back in after you release it.

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45 minutes ago, Machspeed said:

Epoxy primed a bunch of parts last night. The glossy sheen should dull to a satin finish.....I hope. 

 

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Nice Machspeed. I've not done any painting yet so this will seem like a stupid question: I see your test pattern up on the door, but looking at the parts I'm surprised there isn't more over-spray. So you just sprayed them as the picture shows and there isn't any need to cover anything else to protect it, like the car, etc.?

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Very little overspray and I didn't cover anything. I did keep the gun in a direction such that nothing would be bothered and I held the parts in hand while I strategically sprayed them. I did spray the rear end housing right where it's positioned. Cheap Harbor Freight gun....lol!  

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9 hours ago, rwcstang said:

Replaced my old gauges with Dakota Digital RTX Vintage Series. Definitely and awesome product, super easy to calibrate on your phone. 

 

that looks awesome.  Maybe one day....

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Mines been in the shop a few months. She got a NARDI steering wheel, modern BAER brakes in front, 18” Halibrand  wheels wrapped in modern MICHELINs.

last year I gave her new speakers & amp, EIBACH shocks, sway bars & springs w 1.5” drop in front cus she was riding way high when I got her

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New oil pressure sender and now I don't think the engine is about to blow.  Yippee

So, finally got car on the road Saturday morning. Cars and Coffee in nearby Oviedo, Florida.

Good crowd, lots of pent up demand.

Any day you can drive your Mustang is a good day.

 

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I stumbled upon these- they look like they would work: https://corvetteparts.com/item/bezel-pair-seatbelt-outlet-at-roof-trim-black-1978-1982.

This is the seatbelt arrangement that is sometimes used: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sdk-sb3pbkpbsb, but if you look at the end of the belt that attaches to the left of the drivers seat- its the bracket on the bottom right, I'm wondering why it isn't more decorative? Its intended to swing back to get the belt out of the way when a rear passenger gets in. Does someone make a more attractive seatbelt end that swings?

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Spent 6 hours re-painting my center console. Also sprayed my oil breather cap flat black (think I need to re-do it at I believe the correct color for the cap should be gloss black...but I am unsure). I also have several parts on the way from deadnutson (breather hose, NOS breather grommet, and convertible top zipper pull). Did a lot of research last night and created a list of what parts I need to get the engine how I want it to look.

I will post pics of the console tomorrow...got a wicked sunburn today while working on the console...so I am pretty tiered. 

Edit: Here are the pictures. Just for peoples information...this car has a standard interior...so it did not come with a console originally. However, I got lucky a while back and found this at a swap meet for pretty cheap...so I could not pass it up :)

 

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Add the picture of the console - as promised

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