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  1. 3 points
    paulb

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Been busy building an airbox so the boss scoop is functional and engine can have clean air, taken a while, still needs painting just trying to decide either silver or black? And finished the gauges
  2. 2 points
    I've found it useful in compacting all the BS my boss keeps giving me, so some day soon, I can give it back to him to cram it up his ass
  3. 2 points
    I'd hang on to the press. You can do more with it than you think, and not just axle bearings. If you rebuild your own differential, it's needed, manual trans, it's needed, a simple distributor gear change or removal and installation, it's needed. Need to dimple a piece of thin wall tubing or thin sheet metal, the press can do it with a little creative setup. It will also straighten or bend thick steel pieces. Need to modify an air cleaner base so it drops down a little more, you can do that with the hydraulic press. Want to change out some rubber suspension bushings, the press is needed or at least makes the job much easier. So there are many uses for it, not just axle bearings.
  4. 2 points
    staffy

    69 Restomod (UK)

    Well I’m pleased to say that the car came back to me 2 weeks ago from the paint shop. I’m so pleased with it, the paint finish from the shop is just sublime. Now for the hard work of putting it call back together. Chris
  5. 2 points
    paulb

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Bit of an update, side windows in, central locking in, head unit in, almost finished wiring.
  6. 1 point
    Before you cut anything out My recommendation would be to make a detailed diagram & note measurements as well as cross measurements. These measurements will help determine if the car is currently strait & square, or if adjustments need to be made. ASSUMING everything is where is should be they will help you get the new parts in the correct position. 69 & 70 are the same dimensions. Measurement "H", in the diagram below is correct, however, they are measuring from the incorrect hole, it should be the hole in front of the tunnel brace. I would also measure the distance between the top of the aprons in multiple identifiable locations, inside bend NOT the holes. Then cross measure from the firewall to the front of the apron.
  7. 1 point
    Mach1 Driver

    Fixing the Instrument Panel

    This may be more detail than you want or need, but it is sure to have information you can't get elsewhere. The attached Word file describes how to test all the electrical parts of the instrument panel (for a non-tach version). 69-70 instrument gauge cluster3.docx
  8. 1 point
    Blue70coupe

    splash shields

    I couldn't find any pictures online but Brian Conway posted a picture of what I needed. I wasn't sure how the splash shields in front of the headlights were to be installed. But thanks to his picture, I have a rough idea of how it should be installed.
  9. 1 point
    GypsyR

    157 or 164 tooth flexplate?

    On it. If it were me and I didn't want to try a 3.8 flexplate I'd knock a weight off. Then I'd find a ball bearing that fit in the middle of the flexplate (maybe with some temporary glue) and set it up like I was hand balancing a motorcycle or bicycle wheel. That way I could grind off a tad bit more steel if I weren't happy with how neutral it turned out to be. Kind of curious how you ended up with a custom balance engine but it wasn't dynamically balanced before you got your hands on it. My local guy won't balance a crank unless you have all the involved rotating parts there for him.
  10. 1 point
    This is the 'Red Arrow' press I referred to earlier. Made in the last century and certainly looks to have a purpose other than pressing bearings. Brian
  11. 1 point
    EastYorkStang

    Starter issues

    Will look into both of those. Thought of putting in a 1993 Mustang starter.
  12. 1 point
    It's also a very useful torture tool to extract information.
  13. 1 point
    69RavenConv

    Replacement Gages

    Back in college, I remember the machines that punched the cards collected all the little punch-outs in a waste basket inside the cabinet. We called them "beta particles". If you dumped a bunch of beta particles in somebody's car, there wasn't a vacuum cleaner made that could get them all out. Or so I've heard.
  14. 1 point
    Midlife

    Replacement Gages

    I used used punch cards as book marks until the Amazon Kindle came out... They are also quite useful for ad-hoc length markers: mark any appropriate length you want and use it where metal rulers are either too big or aren't allowed. When going out to sea and measuring printed fathometer outputs, we used a ten-spacer to mark up punch cards that could be put onto the electrostatically burned paper and read depths down to 2 fathoms accuracy.
  15. 1 point
    1969_Mach1

    Starter issues

    You might need to get away from a stock style starter and move to a permanent magnet gear reduction starter. They're smaller in size so are less prone to heat soak from close proximity to headers. Powermaster usually offers several options.
  16. 1 point
    Mike65

    Moving out of NJ soon.

    Thanks guys, moving day is just a couple weeks away.
  17. 1 point
    Mike65

    Moving out of NJ soon.

    Two weeks ago we put our home in NJ up for sale, & today we got an offer on it for what we were asking for it. Our house in Southern Virginia that we have been renovating for the last year, short of a few ceiling fans & a couple light fixtures is ready to move into. So in about one month we will be moving out of NJ to southern Virginia just west of Martinsville in a small town called Horsepasture. The house is 1350 sq ft ranch with a full basement & a 1 car carport on 1 acre of land & has room for a 2 car garage.
  18. 1 point
    Hendu

    My 1970 Mustang

    I just bought a 1970 mustang coupe with 302 car running good but carb leaks should I upgrade to a four barrel or leave at 2
  19. 1 point
    f the other gauges work, then replacing the IVR with an aftermarket replacement won't help, and actually slows down the gauges at start-up. As said previously, if the float isn't full of gas, then bending the float arm or MeterMatch is probably the solution. If you need to buy a new sender go with NPDs best (call them). None of the replacement senders match the OEM according to Rick , the owner of NPD. The following may be of interest: Edit: I removed the diagram and data from below, because with further testing done today, I found that both the OEM and aftermarket IVRs bring the gauges up to their operating ranges in about the same time. That was unexpected given the higher voltage for the OEM version just after start-up. What I found interesting was that the aftermarket IVR gave lower values when on high- about two needle widths lower. This may take a bit more investigation, because the OEM version of the IVR was outputting 5v continuous on high, but I'm not yet certain if the aftermarket IVR got loaded down and dropped it's output when on high, because it was also 5v ...when on low.
  20. 1 point
    Mach1 Driver

    Replacement Gages

    That's because we have incredibly good taste, and are modest as well.
  21. 1 point
    Kris

    69 70 rear quarter glass nylon rollers

    I built some of of uhmw plastic. I found 2 holes saws that were the correct size and built them. One for the base and one for the side that goes in the track. I drilled part way from both directions the correct depth of the original. Then I counter suck a hole in it to and put a stainless 1/4” bolt in with a lock nut. It looks large in the picture but is the same outer diameter as the factory, just round. It travels good in the track with no issues that I’ve noticed.
  22. 1 point
    Are you talking about the rollers that are installed with swaged stand off to the glass frame and slide inside the 3 rails? If so, I could not find any reproductions. I had a couple which had the springed edges broken. So I 3D printed a couple from ABS, ground the swaged part of the stand off, drilled a hole through the stand off and tapped it. Installed the 3D printed roller using the modified stand off and a bolt. Have been using them for a few years now and still working (but the rear windows do not get rolled up and down a lot).
  23. 1 point
    This was discussed on the old FE forum. I do recall that the universal cross flows are quite a bit shorter than the stock rad. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/febigblockold/viewtopic.php?f=21142&t=2478&p=15696&hilit=griffin#p15696
  24. 1 point
    New seats arrived. Sending them to upholsterer to be wrapped in white leather w grabber blue stitching. I’ll finally be able to properly use the race harnesses.
  25. 1 point
    RPM

    Replacement Gages

    I'm amazed at the number of engineers who are into classic Mustangs. Impressive.
  26. 1 point
    rwcstang

    suspension/steering upgrade

    FYI to anyone debating a SOT CoilOver kit: SOT will be doing a price increase after their current stock is done. So best to pull the trigger now!
  27. 1 point
    Mike65

    69 Restomod (UK)

    Looks awesome.
  28. 1 point
    Caseyrhe

    69 Restomod (UK)

    It is the hard part, but seeing daily progression, keeps the drive going. Don’t let the little steps backwards frustrate you, we have all had them. Paint looks awesome!!
  29. 1 point
    Grabber70Mach

    69 Restomod (UK)

    You have good reason to be pleased it looks great.
  30. 1 point
    When I first got the press I was having a little fun with my younger son by crushing some little stuff like a water bottle plastic cap, a folded up shoelace and a small screw I think. I asked something about the press on the garage journal site and I posted how my son and i were having some fun with it and big mistake. Those people don't have a sense of humor and were practically throwing stones for saying that... That's not a toy, you can get seriously hurt and so on. Very helpful site but damn...
  31. 1 point
    What the F... Progress?? First time powering up the AAW harness. Got head lights, tail lights, horn, heater fan, radio, interior lights and voltmeter working. Hazards only work with parking lights, so there is some gremlins yet. I have a lot of grounds to go over. But it's huge for me to finally be able to power up stuff. It's been over a year since the last update, and I have been doing stuff, but I never did feel it was enough to make a post about. Still there is work to be done on the harness, but a big step was made today.
  32. 1 point
    paulb

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Converting mirrors to power, used Toyota Corolla motors with a little modification, still have to get mirrors cut
  33. 1 point
    Grabber70Mach

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Digging the color that came out looking really good.
  34. 1 point
    West Coast Classic Cougars has a video with information on Brake Boosters, differences and a little on master cylinders. The Bendix booster does not use a space/filter assembly between the master cyl and booster like the MIdland booster. Did you accidentally install the spacer/filter assembly on the Bendix booster?
  35. 1 point
    Ash

    Paul's 69 Mach1

    Making some good progress, Paul! I drove in the left lane twice in the US without realising what I was doing. Driving head on into on coming traffic. I didn't think I was doing anything wrong until the last second. 4 days of flights travel with next no sleep does that though. I have 3 LHD cars, after a week it becomes second nature driving around here in Aus. Look like a fool though to get in at the servo when you go to the wrong side of the car and there is no steering wheel in front of you. I do that all the time getting into my RHD cars now. The weirdest sensation of all is changing gears with the opposite hand. That feels all back to front more to me than the seating position.


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