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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from SM69Mach in 1970 mach resto   
    That looks awesome! Great work. My 69 is acapulco as well. Love the colour.
    ..John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from RPM in 69 Convertible build   
    Looking mighty good Kris...keep posting the pics!
    ..John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from bigmal in 69 Fuel Sender   
    I installed two SPI units in my 69 fastback and both failed with sunken plastic floats.
    Then i went to scott drake..they sell two different ones..the cheapie and a stainless steel one. I bought the stainless steel unit several years back and it has been fine.
     
    John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Chelby-Ann in Front End Alignment - BAD NEWS   
    That is one nice stang...
    John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from quoriSer in WTB 1970 temperature gauge.   
    Need a temperature gauge...black ...from a tach dash non deluxe car. Thanks....John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from AMBISBUTS in WTB 1970 temperature gauge.   
    Need a temperature gauge...black ...from a tach dash non deluxe car. Thanks....John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from AWilliamgax in WTB 1970 blue seatbelts complete   
    Just finishing up a 70 and need blue seatbelts or at least a decent set to get restored...thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Lucieswide in TKO 600 conversion in 69 fastback   
    Just checking in for feedback on this conversion. Car presently has a C4 in it but with 3.55's i'm turning @ 2800 at just over 60mph. Combine that with a set of flowmaster 40's and the drive can be quite aggravating.
    With a .64 overdrive in the TKO i can get the rpm down to the 1700-1800 range which would be great.
     
    I've received quotes from American powertrain and one other supplier.
     
    American powertrain can supply me with the TKO 600, the modular T6061 crossmember, urethane mount, backup light harness etc.
    Other than a hydraulic clutch setup they don't offer any mechanical linkage for this package.
     
    I will shorten my own driveshaft; the trans comes with the short input shaft so i won't need a spacer plate and can bolt it directly to a factory bellhousing.I have a flywheel and will supply my own clutch.
     
    The case will be "streamlined" by AP to fit the tunnel and the shifter will be located to utilize the factory position in the console.
     
    Amerian powertrain does not, for some reason, supply a chrome Hurst shifter nor the correct round 69 one whereas Modern Driveline does.
     
    I have Flotech long tubes on the car so i'm thinking that the z bar style linkage may have an interference problem.
     
    Looking for feedback from anyone who has done this conversion.
     
    Thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Siburthuts in WTB 1970 blue seatbelts complete   
    Just finishing up a 70 and need blue seatbelts or at least a decent set to get restored...thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from napedVem in WTB 1970 blue seatbelts complete   
    Just finishing up a 70 and need blue seatbelts or at least a decent set to get restored...thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from rapedVem in WTB 1970 blue seatbelts complete   
    Just finishing up a 70 and need blue seatbelts or at least a decent set to get restored...thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from ncdruroSor in WTB 1970 blue seatbelts complete   
    Just finishing up a 70 and need blue seatbelts or at least a decent set to get restored...thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Siburthuts in 70 fastback 351C clutch return springs   
    Just installed a new clutch/pressure plate on the 70. The springs were not correct for the car and were gobbled up with some tie wraps. I ordered the correct springs. A small one for the clutch fork. I installed it form the little hole in the clutch fork forward to the hole in the Z bar. Keeps the rod from flopping around.
     
    The other one, part number C9ZZ-7523-A I believe goes in a hole in the top portion of the z bar back to the firewall. Anyone have good pics of these springs correctly installed.
     
    Also my understanding is that there should be about .080 clearance between the clutch rod and where it fits in the clutch fork for freeplay?
     
    Thanks...john
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from diegozisy in 70 fastback 351C clutch return springs   
    Just installed a new clutch/pressure plate on the 70. The springs were not correct for the car and were gobbled up with some tie wraps. I ordered the correct springs. A small one for the clutch fork. I installed it form the little hole in the clutch fork forward to the hole in the Z bar. Keeps the rod from flopping around.
     
    The other one, part number C9ZZ-7523-A I believe goes in a hole in the top portion of the z bar back to the firewall. Anyone have good pics of these springs correctly installed.
     
    Also my understanding is that there should be about .080 clearance between the clutch rod and where it fits in the clutch fork for freeplay?
     
    Thanks...john
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Wotreksvfp in 70 fastback 351C clutch return springs   
    Just installed a new clutch/pressure plate on the 70. The springs were not correct for the car and were gobbled up with some tie wraps. I ordered the correct springs. A small one for the clutch fork. I installed it form the little hole in the clutch fork forward to the hole in the Z bar. Keeps the rod from flopping around.
     
    The other one, part number C9ZZ-7523-A I believe goes in a hole in the top portion of the z bar back to the firewall. Anyone have good pics of these springs correctly installed.
     
    Also my understanding is that there should be about .080 clearance between the clutch rod and where it fits in the clutch fork for freeplay?
     
    Thanks...john
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    Rcodenewf reacted to Max Power in ~ 1969 Building the mighty 428CJ : Tips and Tricks   
    Or tap them and fill them with pipe plugs. That's what I do.
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    Rcodenewf reacted to stangnet33 in 69 Black Jade Rebirth   
    Looks awesome ! great choice on the rims :)
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from 69MC in Found my Build Sheet !!!   
    69 Rcode Dearborn car with build sheet under the carpet front passenger side.
     
    John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from rosalindet16 in Chrome shifter bezel installation 69   
    How do you fasten this piece in place? http://www.themustangshop.ca/product/302184/658537
     
    Just installed a tremec tko 600 in to my 69 fastback. I still have the automatic console with the automatic insert.
     
    I see that the above chrome bezel needs to be installed however there are no holes nor locations pins.
     
    I have the 70 hurst boot installed and 538-4106 shifter. I know there's a difference in the automatic vs standard console insert in the slant of the opening I believe.
     
    I may stand corrected on that one.
     
    Thanks....John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from stephanienl69 in Chrome shifter bezel installation 69   
    How do you fasten this piece in place? http://www.themustangshop.ca/product/302184/658537
     
    Just installed a tremec tko 600 in to my 69 fastback. I still have the automatic console with the automatic insert.
     
    I see that the above chrome bezel needs to be installed however there are no holes nor locations pins.
     
    I have the 70 hurst boot installed and 538-4106 shifter. I know there's a difference in the automatic vs standard console insert in the slant of the opening I believe.
     
    I may stand corrected on that one.
     
    Thanks....John
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    Rcodenewf reacted to latoracing in 1970 Convertible Restoration   
    Due to gravity, the more wire you melt in the weld puddle, the more chance you have of it dripping out of the hole. I'm not suggesting a lot less wire, just enough to make it hotter than you would normally weld. The welding shied gas is another issue, as it is heaver than air. For up side down welds I will turn up the flow rate by 5psi to help. Keeping your nozzle extremely close to the puddle really helps. Get some scrap and try it. With my Miller (running .030" wire) I usually weld thin metal on 2 for amps and 3.5 for wire speed. Up side down, I turn the wire speed down to 3 (if that makes any since)
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Raven R code in Our Family Mustang Project. 1969 428CJ Q Code Mach 1   
    The blue/dark blue smoke you might be seeing could be the choke set up too rich. What you don't want is the fresh engine being subjected to an over rich condition which could wash the cylinder walls of its lubrication.
     
    Try not to let the engine idle for extended periods of time while fresh. Set the carb, timing, check all fluid levels and get her out and working to seat those rings.
     
    Access to a dyno would be awesome to do a few wide open throttle pulls and seat the rings.
     
    On automatic stangs I usually disconnect the kickdown rod and do some brisk pulls from a standstill to put the engine under a load, then back off on the throttle completely and let the car slow down to a crawl and repeat several times again.
     
    Works for me and I've been successful in not creating oil burners.
     
    Remember....after a rebuild get that engine under a load and avoid multiple startups.
     
    Hope this helps....john
     
    And 390mach1...yep, install the engine and trans as an assembly. It works for me.
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from 42ITUS in Please offer your opinion on color   
    I'm an acapulco blue guy...but then you're not asking about blues. While both colours are awesome i think with the black treatment you're adding you can't go wrong with that Lexus colour...it's awesome.
     
    ...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from Miltonlob in 69 clutch pedal   
    Hello. Anyone have just a clutch pedal kicking around for a 69. I already have the brake pedal and the hangars are the same.
     
    Willing to trade for something if I have what you're looking for or i'll buy outright.
     
    Doing a C4 to TKO conversion.
     
    Thanks...John
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    Rcodenewf got a reaction from 9RO1M in 69 Black Jade Grande project   
    That car is just awesome. Paint appears to be top notch. Nice panel gaps. It certainly shows the work you've put into it.
     
    John
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