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  1. 2 points
    Vicfreg

    351W aluminum intake

    Here is my previous post 69 coupe from SVK - Page 3 - Project Progress Forum - 69stang.com and 1969stang.com The 1969 and 1970 Mustang Supersite
  2. 2 points
    After carefully scraping off the loose stuff, I put my DynaMat right over that stuff.
  3. 2 points
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    TJ Mustang in Salem, VA
  4. 2 points
    I had installed small speakers inside the kick panel vents which still let me use the vents when needed. The small speakers did not sound decent so I decided to increase the speaker size while keeping them functional. So I modified the vents to mount pod I manufactured which holds 5.25" speakers. Now I have bigger speakers and vent is still functional (it does not open all the way, just about half way now). While I was covered in resin, I decided to make a pod that replaces the whole vent and let me mount up to 7" diameter speaker on my 1970 vert. You remove your vent, install this pod which acts like a cabin for your speaker). One for right side, one for left side (which are mirror images of each other). Then decided to see why the clock on the vert was not working; opened it up and found a gear had broken spindle. Does anybody have any old clock mechanism that I can use parts from, may someone who converted to quartz etc? While I was working on the vert, I decided to polish the windshield trim. the one on right is polished, the one on left not yet. As you all know one think leads to another, so while I was at it I decided to take the vert apart and restore it while changing the color back to it's original competition yellow. Looks like it is going to need some (maybe a lot more than some) rust repair/metal replacements. I will be changing it a little bit, will use modern cloth top with glass, will change the upholstery and door panel designs to vinyl/cloth and make them resemble 1980s Recaros.
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    30 years of collecting crap will get you this. Built the big garage 25 years ago, took a while but its full. Added a "mezzanine" when my company moved us out of our building, let us take anything we wanted, got a lot of cabinets, shelfs, etc.
  6. 2 points
    aslanefe

    69 clutch/brake pedal assembly

    RPM, those are real clean fingers; that means you neglecting the Mustang and not getting your hands dirty.
  7. 2 points
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

    Quick update, the car is still in the body/paint shop, progress a little slow, but some decent progress finally being made now. Panels all lined up and the doors had a lot of work on them to retain the original skins.
  8. 2 points
    Midlife

    69 Headlight switch wiring

    Mach1Driver: Showoff. *G*
  9. 1 point
    Midlife

    Mustang Memories- please post your own

    Ummm...those mud flaps don't look particularly effective for some reason.
  10. 1 point
    rwcstang

    Synthetics fuels

    I follow this channel in youtube and I thought this was very interesting, this may and possibly save the gasoline engine:
  11. 1 point
    Mike65

    Mustang Memories- please post your own

    Her are a couple pics of the 68 GT Coupe I had back in the 80's.
  12. 1 point
    After changing the water pump, I no longer had coolant pooling on top of the timing cover behind the pump, but now I have oil pooling! Got everything cleaned off, then started the car and watched. Started seeing oil begin weeping through a tiny hairline crack on top of the timing cover and running to the area where the pooling was located. Stopped the engine, cleaned everything off, sprayed some carb cleaner just to wipe it down, and then applied a small thin bit of Quick Steel high heat putty to the crack and smoothed it like drywall mud. I let it sit for two hours (package said one), and then fired it back up. Voila! No more oil pooling! I feel good about my fix, as the timing chain cover does not have a lot of pressure to it, and it was just a tiny crack. That was 4 days ago. I've driven it every day, and have been checking. Still no leak! Hooray! The picture show the pooling, although there was usually much more than this! The crack was up at the top of the cover, near the bolt.
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    RPM

    looking for stock 69 big block air cleaner

    Give Paul at Mustang MD a call at 818-367-0055.
  15. 1 point
    Bill is interesting to talk to. I have bought several items from him. I needed a air cleaner base and lid and snorkel for my R code. Some of those repro parts are fiberglass and I did not like that idea. Very nice quality and Bill has them made by the original contractor to Ford. Bill seldom answers the phone but will return your call. Good luck. Dave R.
  16. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    351W aluminum intake

    Yes, I tried 2 modern master cylinders out as the stock one was really close to my shock tower with my dual brake booster. I got one for a mid-1990's Ford Explorer and one from a mid-1990's Ford Ranger. I used the reservoir from one, and the body from another. I used the body that had the fittings connections on the drivers side, and the flat reservoir. After I did that, I figured out the one in the link below would fit directly. You need to get the metric standard brake line adaptors. The bore and rod length are the same as the '70 Mustang. The only modification I had to do was slightly enlarge the mounting holes. I think I did a post on this, I will look for it. Dorman M390269 New Brake Master Cylinder
  17. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    I quit and ran my own company for almost 20 years. We specialized in robotics and industrial automation (hence the call sign Robotman). Sold the company and retired in 2014. Been working on cars with my teenage boys since.
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    rwcstang

    Only in California ? Maybe a city near you

    that sucks! reminds me of this video how you can't purchase and install tesla parts yourself and need to take it to a service center.
  19. 1 point
    It is gold and black. The black is reflective in the light. TJs is a small shop but very effective in getting what you need.
  20. 1 point
    This is a shame, the place where hot-rodding started. John Milner is rolling over in his grave....
  21. 1 point
    PPG Primer and Single Stage Black Satin
  22. 1 point
    Mike65

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    In Horse Pasture, just west of Martinsville. We are about 10 - 15 minutes from the Martinsville Speedway.
  23. 1 point
    Vicfreg

    Power Steering Kit

    I did a Borgeson conversion on my '68 and my '70. I used a GM style steering pump, and the manual centerlink and Pitman Arm. I also used Open Tracker roller idler arm. The Borgeson setup likes a lot of Caster. The steering column cut was not a big issue. I used the Borgeson lower bearing setup to keep the steering shaft aligned. Make sure you get the 6 cylinder hoses, as they are longer. Otherwise if you have headers the hoses will need to be wrapped in heat shield. On my '70, I ran the hoses in my fenderwells. I used AN bulkhead fittings and Earls Power steering hose and fittings. Works great, and is out of the way. Also on my'70 I used Global West "+3" UCAs, which have the center of the UCA at the ball joint moved back. So, they have a "built in" 3 degrees of Caster. This will avoid front wheel interference issues. Pic #1 - Steering Column Bushing Pic #2 - Hoses in Drivers Side Fenderwell Pic #3 - CVF Serpentine Belt System with GM Pump
  24. 1 point
    Yes it is, and yes it is! Even more exciting, my car was chosen to be in the Mustang Featured Area at the May 2 Caffeine & Octane! Gulp! Time to get to cleaning!!
  25. 1 point
    rwcstang

    What did you do to/for your Mustang today?

    Received my Brembo Cobra R Calipers last Friday but the right caliper corssover brake line was damaged during shipping. Luckily, LMR is sending a replacement caliper from Brembo.
  26. 1 point
    RobotMan

    My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

    We picked up Mike’s car from detailer who touched up nicks in paint and striped the car. Almost done!
  27. 1 point
    det0326

    Power Steering Kit

    I have since sold that car but I don't ever remember having to steer it back straight, if it didn't come back dead center it was by such a small amount I never noticed it. Turning radius was just like stock box, stop to stop.
  28. 1 point
    Midlife

    69 clutch/brake pedal assembly

    OMG! I hope you tightened that nut on the accessory post and used a second nut as a jamb nut! You should be reported to the wiring Gods as a derelict. *G*
  29. 1 point
    RPM

    69 clutch/brake pedal assembly

    Hope I'm not too late.
  30. 1 point
    rwcstang

    wilwood brakes or SOT Brakes

    Thanks RPM, After looking at all the options, I was between SOT or Mustang Steve KIT, so I decided its best to stay with the OEM stuff. I wanted to pull the trigger for 14" Brembo adapter kit with Mustang Steve but I like how the 13"s rotors fit with my car. maybe down the line ill buy and upgrade to 14" brake kit but felt the 13" brake kit was sufficient in what I wanted to do with the car. since wheel Clearance is a huge issue when going with 4-6 piston calipers I decided to do some digging and found 2000 cobra r calipers might be the one, only a few places carry the kit and Ford Of Europe still sells them. after reading this link: http://www.terminator-cobra.com/brakes & wheels.htm and reaching out to a few owners on a few new edge forums who have this kit, the mount points are the same as the PBR Cobra calipers and retains the 13" rotor which is the mach/cobra rotors. The Vintage Venom Kit I have has the same mount points as the new edge and same rotor size, so it stays within the OEM specs. so hoping this should be an easy swap or I would need to create a new set of brackets like you created. only difference between mustang steves kit, is my kit has spacer that rides between the rotor hat and hub to accommodate the new edge track width and requires me to run 99-04 wheels so this helps me keep the fr500s. Currently bought a set of Cobra r Calipers from LMR and should be here within a few days. will update soon and possibly create a new thread on this install.
  31. 1 point
    jmlay

    Power Steering Kit

    I suppose anything may be adapted. But if it were easy I think we would have a vendor selling the 71 up conversion already. The 71 up box mounts higher, frame rail and shock towers changes to accommodate this. Also the frame rails are further apart on a 71,72,73, thus more room for the box.
  32. 1 point
    dmck

    69 Headlight switch wiring

    Try this.... its simpler to understand.... 69 Ignition Switch connections..odt
  33. 1 point
    RPM

    Mustang 2 front end question

    I'm not MII literate, but it looks oem to me. I not aware of any MII aftermarket kits that use stamped metal crossmembers like you have. If you're planning on using the front suspension I'd address the holes where the upper control arms mount. Those holes should be oval so the bolts are captive, and not open where the bolts could slide out if then come loose.
  34. 1 point
    RogerC

    Mustang 2 front end question

    Actual mustang II? At least the crossmember looks to be a factory piece. Hubs are 5 lug though.
  35. 1 point
    Ed, it should not be any more complicated then what I did to my 69 Coupe which was originally equipped with a C-4 auto even though my car was an almost bare shell when I acquired it. I also installed a hydraulic clutch & had a roller bearing conversion performed on the pedal hanger.
  36. 1 point
    1969_Mach1

    Power Steering Kit

    I installed a Borgeson kit on my 196 Mach 1, 351W and 4sp car. The car also has JBA short headers. I installed the Borgeson kit before Open Track Racing offered a modified Z-bar so I had to modify my own. It works just fine. My concerns with the Borgeson power steering: 1. When collapsing the column to fit the Borgeson steering box the inner and outer column shafts fit loosely and rattle. This is because the plastic rings Ford installs to lock the inner and outer column shafts together end up in a new position where they no longer serve part of their purpose. This thread by another member shows the plastic rings for the inner column shaft. Collapsible Steering shaft bushings - 1969-70 Technical Forum - 69stang.com and 1969stang.com The 1969 and 1970 Mustang Supersite 2. The steering for the most part does not return to center. This bothers some, but I'm okay with it. 3. If you want one finger Cadillac style power steering, then this will be fine. There is absolutely no road feel in the steering wheel. I tried reducing the pump pressure, but it's either Cadillac style power steering or no assist at idle. I likely would never do the conversion again. And if this ever has any issues I'll go back to the stock steering box.
  37. 1 point
    RPM

    wilwood brakes or SOT Brakes

    Wilwood usually has excellent drawings with measurements on their site. Adding to the sticker shock of that kit, it doesn't include brackets as it's intended to upgrade a 94-04 Mustang.
  38. 1 point
    Mach1 Driver

    69 Headlight switch wiring

    Wire diagrams show you how it's wired with colors and plugs, etc., while the schematics below show you how it works by showing the internal switching of components. They also greatly simplify what the wire diagram is showing, removing the problem of not seeing the forest for the trees. All five pages showing the entire car are in the section "How To" under the post "A Real Schematic". Most of the time you really need both a wire diagram and a schematic. Interior lights are on page 2 and exterior lights are on page 3:
  39. 1 point
    Nice starting point.
  40. 1 point
    RPM

    wilwood brakes or SOT Brakes

    When I went to the 13 inch Cobras my home fabbed brackets were modeled after Mustang Steve's. When my brother sent me pics of 14.2" front rotors I lost my mind and bought thr Brembos. I reused the bracket that bolts to the spindle, and made the caliper bracket from half inch thick 6061-T6 aluminium, after making a template from MDF.
  41. 1 point
    TexasEd

    New headers on the way

    Fitment was great. I had to pass the drivers side up from under the car because of the brake booster being in the way and you have to tighten spark plugs 7&8 with a wrench attached to the spark plug socket but other than that it was easy.
  42. 1 point
    It looks like the white clip is broken off and as far as I know you need a new speedo cable
  43. 1 point
    copb8

    Which paint colour - help me decide

    Restomod = Grey/Black!
  44. 1 point
    Dwight_87

    Which paint colour - help me decide

    I'm for blue. He is more spectacular. You can also try to help me or use it play chef. I want to start, but I don't know all the details
  45. 1 point
    That is a Dream shop latoracing. BTW, you do incredible work- if only I had a little bit (a miniscule bit) of your skill ;)
  46. 1 point
    I upgraded my shop recently, went from 1,500sqft to 2,400sqft out in the country away from city taxes and such. You really don't know what all you have until you have to move it in one week. Went from nothing in the way... ... to having to get everything under roof. Our old property sold rather quickly and our new place was on the verge of being completed. A month and a half later, things are starting to get put in place, but there is still a bunch of stuff to go through before it is completely opperational. Got to get the lift put back together and finish wiring the rest of the building, construct the restroom and small office, go through some more boxes... this is taking forever.
  47. 1 point
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

    I was being optimistic to be fair, but I have aligned most of the panels and striped a few down to bare metal. Major jobs are the Door skin to change, hood front to sort (minor dents) and the repro fender to sort out. my guy is pretty fast and he has capacity now, so that’s why it’s gone a little earlier then I expected it he re-painted my Mach 1 about 12 months ago so I know his work. Just need to decide on paint colour, I’m really torn on colour, Wish me luck Chris
  48. 1 point
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

    Car went off he body/paint shop today, hopefully get her back in about 6 weeks with nice shiny paint work
  49. 1 point
    Mike65

    69 Coupe Project.

    My 69 Coupe is going to be used as a weekend cruiser. I used Opentracker Racing's street performance upper & lower control arms, 1 1/8" front sway bar, performance coil springs, Shelby/Arning UCA drop, manual steering w/ roller idler arm, & adjustable strut rods. I also had the steering box rebuilt by Chockostang, & added front power disc brakes.
  50. 0 points
    detompkins

    1969 Boss 302

    Car is for sale again. Purchaser was unable to complete the sale. I have quite a lot of extras that go with the car. Good driving and showing car. Call for more info and a copy of Marti report. (713)598-5833


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