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About thegizmo

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  • Birthday 09/23/1959

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    Victoria, Texas
  1. Subscribed! Looking forward to this build Darkman!
  2. Thanks JET, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I use Firefox too but I think the issue was more behind the scenes with the Forum Woohoo! Just logged in without having to reset my password!! Thanks Rich for your efforts and thanks bswor (I'm assuming you fixed mine when you fixed Rich's)!!
  3. This picture is a picture of it with the rusted portion still in it. The below picture is after removal of the remnants. It appears to be clean. I looked for a defining line that may indicate there is still more in it, maybe if the PO put in a smaller pipe inside the original one instead of removing it but it sure seems to be all clean. Since Gordonr's is 5/8 I'll do some more investigating. I'll let you know what I find.
  4. Thanks Rich, and no problem on the hijack. Be nice to just be able to login without having to reset our passwords every time. RPM, I stand corrected.....technically. lol Gordonr, many thanks for that. I will try to get some pictures up of the differences and see what you think. I've looked closely at the opening and there sure doesn't seem to be any remnants of the old pipe left in it. Thanks again for your help.
  5. Lol, well, technically you are correct RPM. However, staying on land and traveling, let's say, south/southwest a bit you land in Victoria, high and dry. Hi Rich, Yeah I saw your post earlier in the Members Only area so I posted mine also. At the very bottom of the page is a Contact Us link. Does anyone know if that will be received by an Admin?
  6. Thanks Midlife but that doesn't seem to work. It was worth a shot though. I appreciate the input.
  7. We'd love to have you in Texas RPM. Just shake off all the Kalifornia dust first. lol Hopefully an admin will swing by and fix the login issue. Gets old having to reset the password each time.
  8. Messing with posting. Let's see how this turns out. Looks like I may have smudged the bumper when doing the license plate. It's actually straight.
  9. Thanks for the welcome RPM, I appreciate it. I wasn't sure if I was allowed to post pictures yet but I'll give it a go as soon as I can get registered with a hosting site. Been trying Flickr but it isn't cooperating. Also, anyone know a reason 1969stang.com isn't saving my login info? I keep having to reset my password when I want to login. My first vehicle (purchased with my own money) was a '75 F150 with a 390. Been a fan ever since. Oh, and I put the location in my profile. Southeast Texas, couple hours south of Houston.
  10. Thank you barnett468. I will sure keep that in mind and appreciate the offer. I'm hoping to be able to get it running before starting other repairs and this by-pass tube is my first step. Forrest
  11. Hi Guys, Been lurking about 4 years and appreciate all the knowledge of the members. I'm looking forward to jumping into the restoration fray with you all. I finally bought my dream car, a 69 Mach 1, S Code, back in May 2018. Looks to be mostly complete but there are some questions and work needed. The intake is stamped with C5AE9425C which I'm suspecting may not be the original one but I'm not too worried about that at the moment. Everything I've read says the water pump by-pass tube at the front of the intake for the 390 should be 5/8" in diameter. I ordered a replacement ( C5AZ-8555-A) and confirmed that it is 5/8". However, it is noticeably larger than the hole in the intake. I removed the old rusted piece that was left in it but it still seems too small to accept the replacement even though they are supposed to be a tight pressed fit. Can anyone tell me if the C5 intake takes a smaller size by-pass tube? Thanks in advance for the help. Hope to be able to contribute one of these days. Forrest
  12. lol, it would be indeed! Well, I finally became the proud owner of a 69 Mach 1 S Code on May 30th and it will need some TLC so I will be making use of your index for sure.
  13. This is my favorite build thread and I often thought Buckeye should somehow self publish this thread as a book. I'd buy a copy. Especially with all full blown glossy pictures. Awesome indexing as well Mach1! Thanks for that.
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