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  1. Brad lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency
    5 points
  2. Shot I took in the garage today.
    5 points
  3. Video coming soon! But here’s where I’m at now! Suspension will be on Thursday
    4 points
  4. Well, I made it! Arrived Monday afternoon, movers showed up at 8AM Tuesday, and have spent the rest of the week making the house livable. Will have to get car registered, driver's license, and a AZ business license over the next couple of weeks, then work on the garage to make it usable for wire work. Plan is to start back up Jan 1.
    4 points
  5. Sad, but winter is almost here in Ohio. Tomorrow 2 to 6 inches of snow is forecast. So yesterday I took my Mach out for one last spin before bedding it down for the winter. Time to get back on restoring my '66 convertible. One item of interest here in Ohio, this past year a front plate is no longer required, only a rear plate is needed. Since my Mach came with a front plate holder from the dealer (factory?), I decided to find a suitable front plate. I found the "Mach1" plate on line. It actually came in different color combinations. I think it suits my car just fine. Mac
    3 points
  6. Hello, I have a 1971 Mustang Mach I that I have owned since new when I was 18. Ordered it and picked it up in Feb 1971. Bright blue metallic. PW, PB, AIR, FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT, RIMBLOW WHEEL, DELUXE INTERIOR, AUTO
    3 points
  7. Just had an update from the curator, Carroll Shelby's widow and family stopped the museum and they loved the car! They even took a photo in front of it, see attached:
    3 points
  8. I don't think I ever posted this video of my digital gauges in action...
    3 points
  9. Did a little work on a nice 97 F150. Patched bed and chipguard bottom.
    3 points
  10. It's weekend and it's again a dog weather. But as my 73's brakes parts are still somewhere above the Atlantic I don't care as I'll be busy inside on my 71's apron! I've received last week the battery support that David kindly sent me (among other goodies, thx again David!!) That thing being made of steel and unprotected, rust already found her way. Not planning to install rusty parts, especially this one that is usually a bonk of rust... So I've started by bathing its light rust into acid, which gave me, after 30 minutes a pristine part which i've then massaged with e
    3 points
  11. Finally got a chance to finish up my wife's new computer. Back in June, she mentioned that Blizzard would be releasing a new expansion pack for World of Warcraft, and that her machine might not be able to run it very well without struggling, so I pretty much blew her stimulus check on a new machine (some assembly required, of course). I decided to make it WoW-themed and hopefully, a little over the top. Fractal Design makes awesome computer cases, and I’m hoping they’ll like it enough for their case mod gallery when I’m done. Here’s the gear: Fractal Design Focus mid-tower ca
    3 points
  12. Over the weekend I took a 2 day course on tuning Holley EFI systems. Was really interesting seeing some of the things you can do with them. And even though it was a GM, on day 2 the guy running the course walked us all through tuning an old Malibu with a Junkyard LS and ebay turbos. Dam thing made 850hp and 990ft lbs at the rear wheels spinning on the dyno by the end of the day. But it was awesome learning about all the cool things possible, and a bit more on the steps while tuning.
    3 points
  13. My wife was just getting a kick out of how happy I was. She was there last night watching me look like a kid in a candy store
    3 points
  14. Progress continues on the Grabber Lime 429 Build. Got the package tray completed along with the sail panels and rear seat moldings. Interesting how much time it take to get everything to fit back together afterwards. Cleaned the original upholstery for the rear seats, installed all the seatbelts, including the shoulder harnesses. Had to take down the roof molding over the doors to get the chrome clips in (forgot to to put those in first). Thought there was only one chrome clip on each side, but I looked at one of my original cars and they had two on each side. If anyone knows which is c
    2 points
  15. Thank you to all who have responded, and a tearfull head bow to all the loved ones that have been taken by this pandemic. I have beaten this, will be considered 100 percent cleared on this sunday, back to work taking x rays, a new found appreciation for life I have. God bless the 71-73 mustang community, It really feels like a family, thank you. LOL When this started I told people Corona residents probably were IMMUNE!!
    2 points
  16. Hi again.I'm pretty much fighting with myself over if I should cut holes in the boxing plates to make the cowl drains functional. The thing is, I have come up with at least 5 or 6 different ways to have the drains work and the truth is I hate them all,no matter how much I make them look like they are supposed to be there.I still hate them.I'm a very details oriented person.Details matter and all of the small details for me add up to the big picture.And even though nobody will ever see the holes or the supports for that matter,if I put the holes in,it will bother me. So if I get a little water
    2 points
  17. Nice, really starting to come together. Just one question - where's my beer?
    2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. I can confirm the February release date for the revised 990 rear sway bar. I spoke with Addco on Nov. 27th. Despite their website talking about "all 990s currently in stock", they admitted they actually have none in stock. New bars will be available after Feb. 14, 2021. I also suggested, like Stanglover, that they update their website description of the bar to indicate its unavailability. Not holding my breath for them to do that.
    2 points
  20. They have been making tap extractors for years. They had them when I started in tool & die in the 1960's but usually do not work. If tap stuck enough to break tap they usually do not come out with the extractor. His was home made the factory made have spring steel pins. We usually put in EDM and burned them out Russia invented the EDM in the 1920's way before the U.S. had a clue. The U.S. could not figure out how Russia was putting such small dia. holes in rocket engine parts because all the drills we had that small would not drill the exotic materials. They were actually burning the holes
    2 points
  21. Just got a call that my son and his girlfriend may have covid. They are waiting on getting their test results back. Hopefully they will come back negative and in time for us to still have the small family Thanks Giving we were planning on. As cautious as they are it looks like if they gotten it that it was from visiting her family last weekend in Evansville In. She got a call saying one of her brothers was exposed to it at the place he works. And so it goes to show how this is so easily spread. Anyway I hope everyone has a good day regardless of how or if you celebrate today.
    2 points
  22. I would recommend getting the old metal much cleaner. I use a 1/4' air angle grinder with 3M 2" roloc grinding wheels in 36 grit for grinding welds down or 50 grit for cleaning old metal. Your old metal has to be shiny new looking or you will contaminate the weld. Also you want to ditch the .030 wire and get some .023. The .030 is too big for sheetmetal work. The heat it takes to properly melt the wire usually will distort or burn through old thin sheet metal. Since it looks like you are running the smaller 140 machine it will definitely benefit you to run the smaller wire. Do not try to
    2 points
  23. Yes, good article. I agree, too, about getting a custom cam. I researched most of the available off-the-shelf cams and the only two that came close to what I want were one from Lunati and one from Howards. But, I'm not playing horseshoes, so will likely be one from Brent Lykins.
    2 points
  24. Yes. it is really misleading but they get really good reviews for products! We shall see!! Here is the coupon terms from the deals page... Our items are store items so the coupon is invalid. Sorry guys! The calendars are listed below their recommended retail so you do get to save a couple bucks automatically anyways!!
    2 points
  25. Hello. I've been working all week on this and I finally have it. I will not be running a Monte Carlo bar because I don't want one,and it won't work with my set up anyway. So I am installing the "upper frame rail supports" as KK installed them on the 70s. I feel that they would have continued to due so on the 71s. For reference I have included a pic of a Bud Moore 70 Mustang.Since the 71s are rather different in the front end I used the 70 for reference and changed it for the 71 chassis. Now I just have to turn cardboard and tape into sheetmetal and welds...........
    2 points
  26. Hey guys, thank you for your interest in my build. I’ve been away I guess about 2 years. I had so much on my plate I had to put the mustang on hold. I am about ready to get back on it soon. I will post a few pics between now and Christmas. Been cleaning up the shop and locating stuff. Last I was working on fabbing the dash. Stay tuned I’ll be back with you all soon. Thanks
    2 points
  27. Hmm Lux, that story sounds like it has some familiar characters. Hope the guy is OK now and that the hot lady friend is coming around.
    2 points
  28. Just completed adding a alarm system. Over all went pretty smooth. I had to replace the instrument cluster printed circuit board and IVR so while I was doing that I figure I go ahead and add the system on. I had already put the door lock actuators in and ran wiring behind the kick plates back when I was doing my restro. I manage to fit everything in behind the glove box. Will be adding a trunk release later on. Below are a few pics along with a video. Added 6 circuit fused terminal. Alarm System Relays for doors, dome light a
    2 points
  29. Here are a few pictures. I’ll take some more tomorrow.
    2 points
  30. Today I hired an attorney to get my car back from the slime rockets at the body shop. They have held it hostage long enough, 7 months. Felt good that I could do something for the old girl. Feel like I abandoned her.
    2 points
  31. I wasn't implying it was a scam. I just figure if you're asking $32,000 for a car you'd want to show off everything you could. Especially if you've done work to make it better. Mike
    2 points
  32. Dropped a bunch of parts off at the machine shop. My short block is assembled and he's waiting on parts for the heads. Those should be in this week and then it's assembly and finishing assembly of the engine. Had to notch my pan to clear one tube on the Hookers, they clear a stock core pan just fine, but mine is a fully fabricated unit.
    2 points
  33. I forgot to post up some pics of the finished basement. I just got the banister finished today. It came out pretty good.
    2 points
  34. finally got some time to work on the mustang now that outside projects have come to a end with weather and time change. Final blocked the roof/quarters and coated in epoxy to keep sealed until paint. The doors just need final blocked yet. I just finished the filler work on the fenders /hood this weekend.. I then shot some epoxy on those pieces followed by a few coats of 2k to allow some blocking. I also got the seat upholstery done and put back together. hopefully I can keep motivated and find the time to maybe get some color on it in the near future.
    2 points
  35. With the torque box repaired, I got to work on the driver side rear floor pan extension. I removed the rest of the rear floor pan extension and the flange that folds downward around the inner wheelhouse. With the excess floor pan out of the way, I started making a patch for the rusted out area on the panel just behind it. I cut out cardboard templates, dividing the repair into two pieces to make it easier to fabricate. I cut out some sheet metal to fit, and got the first and largest piece in place. I cleaned the new metal, and also cleaned both sides, top and
    2 points
  36. Given what you have said, why not just keep the points since they work and you can't make the Pertronix work? Chuck
    2 points
  37. Guys, I converted to Duraspark last winter on my 460 and will never look back to points, unilite module failures or others Pertronix issues. The installation was straight forward and I grabbed the 12v feed at the point where the resisitor wire ties into the ignition switch. This way I left the original "resistor wire" in place. I used a small cap recurved distributor from one of the vendors and my motor never ran better..... Thanks, Jay
    2 points
  38. Created a little piece for the headlights assembly today together with my 7 years old son. He cleaned the plate before we shaped it, he hammered some of the edge and drilled some of the holes. Very funny and it looks allmost as the original 😁
    2 points
  39. Success! It is running! It turned out to be the points gap. There wasn’t one! I set it to .017 with my feeler gauge and that seemed to do the trick. Next step is to get the timing adjusted. Thank you all for letting me field my questions here!
    2 points
  40. Excellent spin! I wont contest the vote :-) TREVYND congrats
    2 points
  41. Hello again. More chassis seam welding. I'm done welding seams solid. Now all of the rest of them get skip welded. I'm done all of the seams on the front of the car and the tub. The last bit I have to do on the inside will be the B pillers to the inner quarters and the wheel houses to the inner quarters
    2 points
  42. well I bought it so when I get it in about 2 weeks I will let y'all know
    2 points
  43. Missing and Smoking: Sounds like an employee taking a substance abuse break at work.
    2 points
  44. Well- the self 5/16” self threading nuts worked. A little tight for my taste so I took a chainsaw file to them to remove a little material. I ended up drilling out the screw holes a bit as even with the slightly smaller screws I got from McMaster I was still a little uncomfortable with the fit.
    2 points
  45. I'm a clay bar guy as well. These photos were taken after clay bar and waxing the car. Last painted 1994 or 1995.
    2 points
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