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Jimjific last won the day on October 19 2019

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About Jimjific

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  • Birthday 05/03/1969

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    69 Fastback, 302, at, Winter Blue
  • Location
    Ravena, NY
  • Interests
    Firefighting, Cars, Rockets
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer

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  1. Bob, Yes, I still have times where I miss that car. I had it set up really well and being that is was a plain Jane 302 fastback I didn't mind mods to it. Also, I still find myself thinking I have a tool that was lost in the fire. I did buy this with the insurance Money from the car. As the picture shows, it was from Florida. NY does not have palm trees. It was from a collector that passed away. It was a really nice car, but it never really felt like it was mine since it was already restored. Plus, the motor must have had 11:1 or more compression since it would ping even with the best gas I could find. The estate guy told me they ran 100 octane in it. So.... I sold it about two months ago. I am not kidding when I say it took only 20 minutes to sell it on Craigslist. I couldn't believe it. Ended up getting this about a month ago. 67 GT Cougar. Early production car. Got it from an original family out of Colorado. It is probably the most original Mustang/Cougar I have ever owned. XR-7's hadn't come out yet but the guys aunt put about every other option in it. It even has a working tilt away wheel. I've been really enjoying this car, nothing feels like a big block car. Jim
  2. Bob, Thanks for the compliments. Maybe if I was retired and not doing a ton of other things I could makes some and get a few bucks. On a tangent discussion of front strut rods, I currently have a 67 Cougar GT. 67 cougars use an articulated strut rod where the joint is near the arm. I'm not exactly sure how this helps especially since it is not a ball but an axial joint. Jim
  3. I thought about, but I'm not sure I could do it and make any money. It would be fun though. Jim
  4. Kris, Well.... It was holding up fine and I drove it hard. I also did coil overs, and a rack system. But then I had a garage fie and lost everything in it including my 1969 fastback. I got the car out but not far enough away and it caught fire. Engine compartment up to interior dash. At the time, I wish I had known I wasn't going to keep the car since I would have taken these off as well as the custom rack setup. Insurance would have never known the difference. Anyway, from what I used it, it worked great and really freed up the suspension. Best handling Mustang I've ever had. Jim
  5. Hello all, I just re-imported all the images to this thread that were lost during the sites upgrade. Makes this thread more interesting than imagining what the parts look like. Jim
  6. Thanks everyone. The sting is lessening over time but every once in a while I think of something else that was in there that I lost and it all comes back. I got really tired of hearing that night from others that it is just "stuff" and it can be replaced. Well, some of that "stuff" were items like the tool box that my now passed mother gave me, the antique tap and die set I had that came in a wood box or the battery charger I still had from when I was a kid. And let's not forget all the hand tools that I have busted knuckles with for over 20 or 30 years. I know most on this site get it, since we work on our cars. It is good to be part of the Brotherhood of the Garage. I will keep updating as I go through the insurance process. Thanks again, Jim
  7. I haven't posted here in quite a while and I wish it was for better reasons. Well, the worst thing that could ever happen, happened to me last Sunday. My garage had an electrical fire and I lost every tool I had. I also lost my 69 Mustang Fastback and 87 Honda Magna. I ran into the garage to save the Mustang and got it out but because of other vehicles in the driveway, I couldn't get it far enough away. By the time I started moving the other cars, the Mustang was in flames. I had posted in the past a lot of the custom modifications I have done to this car including rack and pinion steering, strut rods and monte carlo bar. To say that I am down is an understatement. Jim
  8. Although cool, there are a lot of things I can do with $200. Very low on my list. Jim
  9. Grabber70Mach, Sorry about that. I don't use the site a ton anymore after all of my old posts got removed since the site update. I also didn't know that my message box was full. Apparently the update made several duplicates of messages. Anyway, I deleted a bunch of them. I e-mailed Larry just before Carlisle to see if he was going down there. Send me a message to refresh what rack parts you are referring. Jim
  10. Why is Pack adding thumbnails to my post? I tried to edit them out and it won't let me. Jim
  11. Bill, welcome to the site. I live just south of Albany. Unfortunately I won't be much help on the shop advice since I haven't had to use one yet.
  12. "Build us a New cool Chin spoiler Ridge LOL" I second that thought! Jim
  13. jfried,I don't know why this didn't pop into my head earlier but I have the bracket set up for the Randells Rack that I am not going to be using and would let go for a good price since it is just collecting dust. The bracket has the rack in it still but there is something wrong with it. Randells Rack uses the modified "J" car rack. I still have the tie rods too. You would need from Randall only the rack, a pump and steering linkage. It might be a way to get into a rack set up pretty cheap. Let me know if you are interested and I can get you pictures of what I have. Jim
  14. Max, Are you happy with the Performer RPM heads and your build? Jim
  15. jfried, "J" cars are a GM platform from 80's thru the 90's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_J_platform Although Randalls Rack uses a "J" car rack, it is modified and you are subject to dealing with him only if you have problems. From my experience, this wasn't the best experience I've had with a vendor. My "J" car rack is located further back and is used just as it came out of the box so I can go to NAPA and get a replacement for about $100 if need be. I'd point you to my install but since the new site changeover, all of my posts are gone. Jim
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