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  1. I have had this for a few years. Originally I was going to flip it but it's nice to drive. Very cushy and comfortable. I guess these are the Mustangs that "Mustang people" don't like, but everyone else sure does. It attracts a crowd wherever it is! Not inconspicuous.
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  2. Welcome to the forum from North Carolina. I am a 73 Mach 1 owner also. I ordered it new.
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  3. Thank you for posting this video. Hindsight is 20/20 they say. How can we hit the nail on head in 2005 and then 15 years later forget how to hit again? I personally think we have done the best job we could with what was handed to us. There will always be good and bad decisions made depending who you ask. This could have killed millions and still might if we stop the social distancing to soon. I get the business end because I have been there through bad stuff in business......... but this is worse than anything I have seen or been up against in my lifetime. Flat out shutting the doors will destroy a business in short order. The Government reacted with stimulus........ nobody else in the past has done that. Did it fix it? maybe Not? but it was at least attempted. I feel for everyone in these tough times but I feel the most for the first responders who didnt hesitate to react to whatever came there way. You may need to look that responder in the eye and say please help me.....I hope not.
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  4. I saw on tv here that hospitals in NYC had (have?) patients lying in the hallways due to shortage of space... When hospitals in hot spots here started to overflow we moved patients around the country and even to another country. You folks should ask questions about why this aint happening for the people left in hallways... I'm not sure how your media is in Europe, but here in the states our mainstream media (MSM) tries to present everything in the worst possible light, going for maximum shock and entertainment value. There is very little accurate portrayal of the news here. They are trying to shape people's opinions based on the directives of the billionaires who own the media companies.
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  5. You could try Scotty Strickland, he has a Mustang junk yard in North Carolina. If you friend him on Facebook, you can ask him if he has one. There is a right and left bracket. I got all the stuff from him not to long ago and did the conversion.
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  6. I tried that that but I think I did something wrong!!! My hood arch is way off now!! lollerz
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  7. Nice, Mach One's you guys. This was an old man's baby. Unfortunately, he passed. His wife was putting it up for sale and I heard about it & thought the price was right. (around 10,000) To her it was an "old car" I went to see it, wow, these cars grab you in person! I took her home. it was dusty from sitting while the man fought his illness. The gas smelled a bit old too. It ran ok, idled a bit rough. I drained the fuel, changed the plugs and added ethanol-free fuel. Ran perfect. I didn't know these were SO COMFORTABLE! The ride is not harsh, seats are comfy. There is something about this generation. Purists (I use the term loosely) tend to not like them? (jealous?) But most everyone else really does. I went to a car show. Not to enter my Mustang, as a spectator. The person doing the parking had me follow him. He had me park it in the front of the car show. There were no Mach Ones. I went walking around looking at the cars, The Mach One had a CROWD around it much of the time. I'm sure you guys agree, only drive it if: 1. You are not in a hurry 2. If you don't mind talking to people
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  8. I think this horse may be dead. Perhaps we should stop whipping it. If like you Ed carbs use them, if you don't, don't use them. Sorry I prolonged this thread. It is about like the 2V vs. 4V discussions. Good day all. Chuck
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  9. Welcome! I'm about 3 1/2 hours south of you - with a near twin to yours!
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  10. David... really "Our only hope for people like that is they get the virus and will thin them out so that we have a better place to live." While I do not agree with the protesters I sure as hell don't wish DEATH on them Agreed. You're kind of pushin' the boundaries there, David. I've received a few PMs with concern for this manner of thinking. Please take a moment to think about what you're posting in the future. Many understand the context and sentiment, and that you are probably not literally wishing death on people, but there are a lot of readers where English is not their first language to consider - with things getting lost in the translation and so forth. While we all generally don't hold anybody's opinions against them, exercising caution in sharing such controversial things publicly needs to be the rule, not the exception. Understand that we have many different cultures and generations represented here - let's make sure we continue to not offend others as a rule. I can honestly say without reservation that wishing death upon people and offending others is most definitely not in the best interest of, nor supported by the forums.
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  11. I don’t get the Holley problems. I’ve used nothing but Holley for 30+ years. No issues. For most customer cars, I go,with the Quick fuel version, as it is priced right. Zero issues with them as well. I know the Edelbrock can work well, I’ve seen it. Just never messed with them
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  12. You could always get a couple of Hot ladies in Swimsuits to lay across the hood for a photo shoot? It might flatten out the hood and better still, would entertain us with the pics :D
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  13. Now the part that gets me is the thought that the secondaries open when there's a load on the engine. I have to disagree on that idea... the carburetor has no way of detecting a load on the engine. The secondaries open because the moving parts inside reach a point where the linkage for the secondaries is engaged - period. Think of the carburetor as if it were a toilet - mostly because of the bowl and float mechanism, but the accelerator pump also works similarly to the 'flush' function. There are obviously other differences both in form and function, but I believe the basic concepts share common functions. Eric, Thanks for a very interesting reply. Obviously 1sostatic enjoyed it. As I've said many times, I know little above the basic when it come to carburetors and so I could have picked up on some misinformation regarding when secondary's actually open. What you say make good sense and I follow your analogy. I agree that a carb is not a sensing device as far as load is concerned, however and this may be where I got confused, a vacuum secondary carb requires a certain vacuum signal for the diaphragm to open the secondary blades, whereas a mechanical relies on the linkage set-up to 'tell' it when to open. Now, I just realized where I got my information regarding when the secondary's open. Below is a scan from the Holley manual for my SA 670. I am not wanting to cause an argument on this subject, but would really like to get the fact straight in my tiny head. Scan0002.pdf
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  14. Glass filter on a test rig - I don't have a problem with that. On a real car however, yeah I've learned that's not the best way to go. Agree. ::thumb:: Cobbled together test rig - Yeah, WTF is up with that?! It looked SO ghetto, but it apparently gave him the information he was looking for. I couldn't really get my head around what exactly he was testing for, so I just watched and listened for nuggets of inspiration. The fuel pressure declaration told me something I wasn't expecting. I'd heard something somewhere that 5-6 psi was the sweet spot, so I installed an adjustable pressure control valve on mine and set it to the max 5.5 setting since I had an electric fuel pump putting out 12-14 psi (Holley Black). It never wavers. He said anything more than 3 psi is overkill, and pretty much demonstrated that the carburetors themselves (Edelbrocks, at least) are internally regulated to 3 psi (or even less, maybe) - he did this by bumping up the line fuel pressure and nothing changed on the carburetor settings or readings he was getting. OK - mind blown... but, makes sense since the needle valve assembly can only let through so much volume so fast, after all. Now the part that gets me is the thought that the secondaries open when there's a load on the engine. I have to disagree on that idea... the carburetor has no way of detecting a load on the engine. The secondaries open because the moving parts inside reach a point where the linkage for the secondaries is engaged - period. Think of the carburetor as if it were a toilet - mostly because of the bowl and float mechanism, but the accelerator pump also works similarly to the 'flush' function. There are obviously other differences both in form and function, but I believe the basic concepts share common functions. Toilets also can't sense if there's a clog down stream and therefore 'flush harder' to push through it. No... they overfill and flood the floor until the tank fills up, engages the float, and shuts off the water. The engine obviously doesn't load up and clog like a main drain pipe can, but rather bogs down under load. Carburetors are very similar in that they have no sensors telling them there's a load on the engine - it doesn't care what's going on underneath it. It just dumps more fuel in at whatever rate it's told to depending on the positions the mechanisms attached to the accelerator cable happen to be. I suppose a rudimentary form of a 'sensor' could be vacuum, since the engine is basically a giant air pump - when the vacuum starts to drop, I suppose more sophisticated carburetors probably utilize vacuum in some form or fashion, rather than simply regulate it. Fuel Injection is smart enough to accept and utilize information from various vehicle sensors, but not carburetors. I hope that makes sense - sometimes I tend to over-simplify things in my own head for correlation purposes. I am also no expert, by any means. But the toilet analogy works well when explaining carburetors in another way: every time you open the secondaries, you can say you just flushed another nickel down the drain (depending on fuel prices, of course). ;) :D
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  15. feeling 16 again: - hair is growing - gas is cheap - I'm on lock down. lollerz
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  16. It's is people like you that bring some sunshine and joy into this world during these rough times. There a special place for you in Mustang heaven. :thankyouyellow:
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  17. If you would like to see some step by step pictures of when I removed mine and refurbished it? go to this post "reworking the rusty Cowl" Good luck with your build.
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  18. I'll offer $14 for it, giving you a very tidy profit indeed!
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  19. I saw on tv here that hospitals in NYC had (have?) patients lying in the hallways due to shortage of space... When hospitals in hot spots here started to overflow we moved patients around the country and even to another country. You folks should ask questions about why this aint happening for the people left in hallways... Not sure where you saw that. The hospital that the Army set up in the Javits Center and the USN Hospital Ship Comfort were definitely underutilized. Emperor, uh Governor, Cuomo was very concerned (and rightly so) early on that the NYC hospital system would be overrun but that never happened. Mike
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  20. Overhere in the Netherlands we are starting to very, very slowly start working towards the "new normal". First changes will be reopening daycare and school for small kids. Apparantly kids hardly suffer and do not spread as much as teenagers and adults. This comes from a scientific report published today. Our prime minister will announce changes tonight on national tv. All other precautions like keeping distance, work from home, stay at home as much as possible and not being allowed to visit elderly homes will stay in effect. Also all entertainment remains closed as do shops where client and owner have physical contact with the exception of those that have enough protection like the dentist. I saw the protesters in the US on the news here. Hospital personnel was blocking them. Those protesters.... I was going to write something bad but I wouldn't want to offend anybody ;-) Hospital staff, esp. the ones working in the ICU, deserve a medal. Stay safe everybody!
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  21. Get use to it folks. This is going to be the new normal for some time to come. Due to the few that don't want to follow the rules many will pay. I was watching the protesters on the news and what bother me was the aholes that had their kids with them. Any of those parents who kid get the virus should be charged with child endangerment. No one likes the situation. I understand the hardship that it has caused a vast majority of the people and businesses. But why take the chance to make it worse. Going out in crowds is only asking for trouble. My 34 yo niece has gotten the virus and was just released from the hospital. She did everything right except one of her friends was out running around a stopped by her house to see her. Instead of keeping their distance they gave each other a hug. Turns out that who she got it from. On second thought we ought to take the protesters and give them the virus. Maybe then they would learn how dangerous it is.
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  22. I've heard...…."I like my Covid, like I like my women....19 and easy to spread..."
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  23. I think it's a group 24 battery, but if you want to add the Autolite "cover", you need to make sure it is a flat top style or the cover won't fit. I too use the cover for looks and many people think I have the original Autolite battery. Here's a picture. The L shape bracket from the apron to the hold-down no longer fits on mine though. (arrow in this pic is the ground cable to body connection) .
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  24. For my restomod I bought the battery cover... It looks pretty good and works for me. Bru
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