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  1. Well, my opinion is that if either of you valued reading comprehension above the basic need to find a way of twisting something I've said into something negative to nit-pick, you would realize that I actually complimented his choice of LED lights. My comment of 'junk,' was referring to a cheap set of ebay JDM driving lights I mistakenly purchased years ago for my Honda Civic - which sucked, BTW. I think it might be time to try a new strategy: either grow, or shut, TF up. Eric, (Mister 4x4) I've told you before, I don't dislike you. I truly believe you never mean to be an ass, you just are. I would suggest that prior to clicking on that "post reply" button you should ask yourself one question…"will this post make the person feel good about him/herself and/or their decisions they've made regarding projects they've done on their car. If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then you should reconsider giving your opinion. When someone does something to their car and posts it up, they're not looking for others to tell them why they don't like it. We should encourage others or keep our opinions to ourselves (especially when they're not asking for your opinion) When you give your unsolicited "Nancy-negative-opinion" and then wrap it up with, "However, I kinda like they way those look..." You remind me of Rodney in Caddyshack…"you buy a hat (LED's, Magnum 500 Stealth Rims, etc) like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup…Ohhh, but it looks good on you!" Some people never cease to amaze… I believe you offend people with your...I'll use your words..."writing style." I have noticed how people respond to your "writing style." Noticing how others feel is called empathy. You speak of my trend in calling you out. My trend would not exist without yours. I do believe blaming your perceived negativism on your "writing style" is actually deflection. This is a way of separating yourself from accountability for your actions. Maybe you should talk to someone about this. I'd imagine I am not the only one who has noticed this about you. You are a huge contributor to this site and are of great value to it. It is a shame because you could be so much more. Just ask yourself that question I mentioned at the beginning of my reply...BEFORE clicking on "post reply." Hey.......My name is Rodney :-( Guys you both contribute a bunch to folks, in need, on this sight. Please Stop this bickering. I value both of your opinions but feel Im loosing some of that high respect I have of you guys. I didnt have to say anything, easier to just shut the screen off. But it is important to me and others that this stops. There must be neutral ground here somewhere? For some folks the world is being totally unfair to them right now. The ability to have this forum as a retreat from the madness of the world is precious to most of us 71-73 lovers. Thanks for at least considering my thoughts.
    2 points
  2. https://7173mustangs.com/wiki/blog/ How many of you go here ??? you never know... YOU could be the next victim ::devil::
    1 point
  3. Sorry guys - I started my reply before seeing your comments. Apologies for the bickering and apparent thread-jacking, but I'll only claim partial responsibility in this one, as I was not the one who chose to take it in this direction. I would invite the moderators to take appropriate action as needed, because if I were to do so, it would then be viewed as an integrity issue... and it's apparent my moral compass couldn't handle such a strain. :whistling: We're good. My first reply was about being more positive, that's all really. But then you told me to "shut TF up." Where I'm from that's when you woulda got punched in the mouth. Just be kind and we'll all be good. I don't think you're mental, just a slightly negative ass but I can be an ass too. I still love ya. And as for the rest of you, you gotta admit it was a little entertaining. ::thumb:: I'll admit to the fact that I can be an ass, but I am not anywhere nearly as negative as you think - and never intend to be hurtful with any of it. My retort to your reply came straight out of 'tired of being called out for negativity when there was none there.' If you're good, I'm good. Life's too short to get wrapped too tightly around these kinds of axles.
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  4. Hey.......My name is Rodney :-( Guys you both contribute a bunch to folks, in need, on this sight. Please Stop this bickering. I value both of your opinions but feel Im loosing some of that high respect I have of you guys. I didnt have to say anything, easier to just shut the screen off. But it is important to me and others that this stops. There must be neutral ground here somewhere? For some folks the world is being totally unfair to them right now. The ability to have this forum as a retreat from the madness of the world is precious to most of us 71-73 lovers. Thanks for at least considering my thoughts. Wow, just read this thread and had to go back to re-read several times, maybe I missed something but to me I came away with this: "I like to keep classic cars looking how they were when made, many modern lights are not my style but the lights in question actually look good". And I agree they do look good, hope no one is offended by me saying they look good, I may even consider them for my car as I live in the mountains and it is DARK up here. Sorry guys - I started my reply before seeing your comments. Apologies for the bickering and apparent thread-jacking, but I'll only claim partial responsibility in this one, as I was not the one who chose to take it in this direction. I would invite the moderators to take appropriate action as needed, because if I were to do so, it would then be viewed as an integrity issue... and it's apparent my moral compass couldn't handle such a strain. :whistling: We're good. My first reply was about being more positive, that's all really. But then you told me to "shut TF up." Where I'm from that's when you woulda got punched in the mouth. Just be kind and we'll all be good. I don't think you're mental, just a slightly negative ass but I can be an ass too. I still love ya. And as for the rest of you, you gotta admit it was a little entertaining. ::thumb::
    1 point
  5. Eric, (Mister 4x4) I've told you before, I don't dislike you. I truly believe you never mean to be an ass, you just are. I would suggest that prior to clicking on that "post reply" button you should ask yourself one question…"will this post make the person feel good about him/herself and/or their decisions they've made regarding projects they've done on their car. If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then you should reconsider giving your opinion. When someone does something to their car and posts it up, they're not looking for others to tell them why they don't like it. We should encourage others or keep our opinions to ourselves (especially when they're not asking for your opinion) When you give your unsolicited "Nancy-negative-opinion" and then wrap it up with, "However, I kinda like they way those look..." You remind me of Rodney in Caddyshack…"you buy a hat (LED's, Magnum 500 Stealth Rims, etc) like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup…Ohhh, but it looks good on you!" Some people never cease to amaze… I believe you offend people with your...I'll use your words..."writing style." I have noticed how people respond to your "writing style." Noticing how others feel is called empathy. You speak of my trend in calling you out. My trend would not exist without yours. I do believe blaming your perceived negativism on your "writing style" is actually deflection. This is a way of separating yourself from accountability for your actions. Maybe you should talk to someone about this. I'd imagine I am not the only one who has noticed this about you. You are a huge contributor to this site and are of great value to it. It is a shame because you could be so much more. Just ask yourself that question I mentioned at the beginning of my reply...BEFORE clicking on "post reply." Hey.......My name is Rodney :-( Guys you both contribute a bunch to folks, in need, on this sight. Please Stop this bickering. I value both of your opinions but feel Im loosing some of that high respect I have of you guys. I didnt have to say anything, easier to just shut the screen off. But it is important to me and others that this stops. There must be neutral ground here somewhere? For some folks the world is being totally unfair to them right now. The ability to have this forum as a retreat from the madness of the world is precious to most of us 71-73 lovers. Thanks for at least considering my thoughts. Wow, just read this thread and had to go back to re-read several times, maybe I missed something but to me I came away with this: "I like to keep classic cars looking how they were when made, many modern lights are not my style but the lights in question actually look good". And I agree they do look good, hope no one is offended by me saying they look good, I may even consider them for my car as I live in the mountains and it is DARK up here. Sorry guys - I started my reply before seeing your comments. Apologies for the bickering and apparent thread-jacking, but I'll only claim partial responsibility in this one, as I was not the one who chose to take it in this direction. I would invite the moderators to take appropriate action as needed, because if I were to do so, it would then be viewed as an integrity issue... and it's apparent my moral compass couldn't handle such a strain. :whistling:
    1 point
  6. Well, my opinion is that if either of you valued reading comprehension above the basic need to find a way of twisting something I've said into something negative to nit-pick, you would realize that I actually complimented his choice of LED lights. My comment of 'junk,' was referring to a cheap set of ebay JDM driving lights I mistakenly purchased years ago for my Honda Civic - which sucked, BTW. I think it might be time to try a new strategy: either grow, or shut, TF up. Eric, (Mister 4x4) I've told you before, I don't dislike you. I truly believe you never mean to be an ass, you just are. I would suggest that prior to clicking on that "post reply" button you should ask yourself one question…"will this post make the person feel good about him/herself and/or their decisions they've made regarding projects they've done on their car. If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then you should reconsider giving your opinion. When someone does something to their car and posts it up, they're not looking for others to tell them why they don't like it. We should encourage others or keep our opinions to ourselves (especially when they're not asking for your opinion) When you give your unsolicited "Nancy-negative-opinion" and then wrap it up with, "However, I kinda like they way those look..." You remind me of Rodney in Caddyshack…"you buy a hat (LED's, Magnum 500 Stealth Rims, etc) like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup…Ohhh, but it looks good on you!" Some people never cease to amaze… I believe you offend people with your...I'll use your words..."writing style." I have noticed how people respond to your "writing style." Noticing how others feel is called empathy. You speak of my trend in calling you out. My trend would not exist without yours. I do believe blaming your perceived negativism on your "writing style" is actually deflection. This is a way of separating yourself from accountability for your actions. Maybe you should talk to someone about this. I'd imagine I am not the only one who has noticed this about you. You are a huge contributor to this site and are of great value to it. It is a shame because you could be so much more. Just ask yourself that question I mentioned at the beginning of my reply...BEFORE clicking on "post reply." OK - advice taken. I took stock of my reply and immediately thought, "Wow. Who's being the ass now?" I came to the conclusion that it's not just me and clicked the button anyway. So, you're calling me an ass and saying I need professional help simply because you don't like what I had to say. Well, I have some news for ya - I'm not obligated to run my comments through anybody... least of all someone who apparently still struggles with reading comprehension. My comments to both the Magnum 500 Stealth wheels and LED lights (since you mentioned them specifically) were intentionally set in such a manner as to let the person know how much of an impact their decision has made on my way of thinking. Yes, I said I wasn't a fan of this or that, but I followed it up with "but I like how it turned out in your case." That's a compliment. Not a back-handed one, either. That's also not negativity. That's taking something I traditionally view as being negative, and expressing it in a positive. That's telling the guy that he's had an impact on how I look at things and will most likely view them going forward. How is that a bad thing, again? I'll tell you: because we tend to associate specific things with individuals and have predisposed notions of how things will go from those points forward. You had issues with my comments awhile back thinking that I believe everybody should have a hot rod if they want them, when I was trying to point out that over-inflating the value of everything is bad for the hobby. We flung lots of words at each other, and neither one has changed each others' minds on that one (I'd wager). The point is following that exchange, you are now programmed with your predisposed notion to take anything I might say out of context, looking for whatever shred of negativity you can conjure up, and using that as justification to call me out as being negative. That, is human nature, everybody does it, and don't worry - it's probably not your fault. You should maybe seek out whomever you think I need to talk to if it bugs you that much. I'm not going to start filtering my comments because one or two people whom I've had dust-ups in the past seem to have issues with what I have to say - there are over 7400 members here, after all. Much like COVID-19 and given those odds, I rather like my chances of survival. My invitation is open to all: if I'm such an offensive ass in my comments, please let me know - start a new thread in the VIP section or something, or PM me directly if you like. Aside from a handful of those who've had disagreements in the past, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a short list. At the end of the day, this is an internet forum. A little bit of negativity is to be expected along with all of the other good stuff with so many different perspectives. Opinions are what they are, and always welcome. Even when you're calling me an ass. rofl
    1 point
  7. Wow, just read this thread and had to go back to re-read several times, maybe I missed something but to me I came away with this: "I like to keep classic cars looking how they were when made, many modern lights are not my style but the lights in question actually look good". And I agree they do look good, hope no one is offended by me saying they look good, I may even consider them for my car as I live in the mountains and it is DARK up here.
    1 point
  8. +1!!!!!!! Well, my opinion is that if either of you valued reading comprehension above the basic need to find a way of twisting something I've said into something negative to nit-pick, you would realize that I actually complimented his choice of LED lights. My comment of 'junk,' was referring to a cheap set of ebay JDM driving lights I mistakenly purchased years ago for my Honda Civic - which sucked, BTW. I think it might be time to try a new strategy: either grow, or shut, TF up. Eric, (Mister 4x4) I've told you before, I don't dislike you. I truly believe you never mean to be an ass, you just are. I would suggest that prior to clicking on that "post reply" button you should ask yourself one question…"will this post make the person feel good about him/herself and/or their decisions they've made regarding projects they've done on their car. If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then you should reconsider giving your opinion. When someone does something to their car and posts it up, they're not looking for others to tell them why they don't like it. We should encourage others or keep our opinions to ourselves (especially when they're not asking for your opinion) When you give your unsolicited "Nancy-negative-opinion" and then wrap it up with, "However, I kinda like they way those look..." You remind me of Rodney in Caddyshack…"you buy a hat (LED's, Magnum 500 Stealth Rims, etc) like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup…Ohhh, but it looks good on you!" Some people never cease to amaze… I believe you offend people with your...I'll use your words..."writing style." I have noticed how people respond to your "writing style." Noticing how others feel is called empathy. You speak of my trend in calling you out. My trend would not exist without yours. I do believe blaming your perceived negativism on your "writing style" is actually deflection. This is a way of separating yourself from accountability for your actions. Maybe you should talk to someone about this. I'd imagine I am not the only one who has noticed this about you. You are a huge contributor to this site and are of great value to it. It is a shame because you could be so much more. Just ask yourself that question I mentioned at the beginning of my reply...BEFORE clicking on "post reply."
    1 point
  9. FWIW, all this could be answered by finding the date code stamp on the hood. IIRC, the stamps on mine were on the hinge pad location and are not visible installed. If it doesn't fall within the window prior to assembly, it's not original. The later date code on the hinges supports this theory. Keep in mind that dealers can and did do whatever was necessary to make a sale. You don't like that goofy silver paint on the hood? No problem - we'll swap it with the plain one on that other car and put the locks and ram air in. for ya! No date codes anywhere on the hood or doors of this car, it's a very early build and built for FoMoCo usage. There are April, May, June and July, 1970 date codes on some of the parts, a few others are undated. It's full of anomalies despite never seeing a dealer. The door centers were cut by a later owner for weight reduction, so we tried to find a pair that matched up date-wise to replace them. After finding we had no date to match to, we had to buy another pair of donor doors to replace the chopped metal on the originals. The hood on this car has got the Grabber Blue base and it was painted a darker blue with the rest of the car, I figure it's a 50/50 chance it's the original. If it's not the original, it was lifted (along with the hinges) from the assembly line in September, 1970, as the Ford Technical Center employee bought the car on September 15, 1970, two/three weeks after the engine & trans were removed from the car by Dearborn Steel & Tubing (and the drag program cancelled). Whether the Ford employee got the original hood from DST, I guess we'll never know. Our 72 Q convert is pretty straight-forward; body-colored ducted hood, no pins. Easy after some research. This 429 car needs a microscope for everything. Going with the theory that it was going to be a factory drag car, it would have looked totally different in 'finished' form, too (the 1970 Ford drag cars in blue got a white hood). Either way, the scales are tipped towards slapping the argent on it, since we have no concrete proof otherwise and a bare hood would therefore be seen as incorrect. Myself, my gut says the hood is the original and the stencil should stay off. The argent effect is beautiful, but we don't want to be adding something that wasn't installed at the factory. The date codes on the doors would have been in the part they cut out I would guess would have to go look. One of our members found the other factory Boss 351 drag car that was being built in California in a warehouse. Had all the paperwork with it. Another departed member here built the Ford backed drag race engines and he still had the one built for the Boss 351. Since it had been on the shelf for over 40 years they tore it down. The only cylinder that was within NHRA spec. was the Right Front the one they measured. Also the front two cylinders were the only stock stroke the other 6 had been stroked and it had a hidden internal Nitro system. I haven't heard anymore about it. The builder of the engine also did Bob Glidden's engines. I am sure you have tried to contact those that worked at the place doing the race prep. Maybe just anyone that worked there.
    1 point
  10. Why is it when someone calls you out on your comments you get all bent out of shape? Maybe you should "either grow, or shut, TF up" In your words of course. ;)
    1 point
  11. Well folks, I think I can say with CERTAINTY, winter has ended..... finally. Two weeks ago here in SW Ontario, it was 34 f and an inch of snow. Today it's a tad warmer, 88 f and wall to wall sun shine. We go from winter to summer it seems these days, no spring, but I'll take it, more Mustang driving time.
    1 point
  12. On the rattle noise. Couple places to look is the upper shock rubber mounts. When you lift a Mustang and let the front suspension drop the full load of the front spring is transferred to the little rubber isolator on the top of the shock. All of the Ford manuals tell you to block the travel of the upper control arm with a special tool they have. Most people do not have them. Even the Mortors Manual has a blue print to build them and copies of that are actually here on the Forum. I simple place a piece of 2X4 block of wood on top of the frame rail under the upper control arm. It keeps from crushing the rubber. Lift the car without a block and look at the bushing and do again with a block and you will see why they fall apart. If lifted with a block in there you should be able to get hold of the end of the shock and wiggle it around and see if it is loose in the rubber bushings. Now the other area of the front suspension that can be damaged by lifting without blocking is the big rubber bushings on the front end of the radius rods inside the front cross member. What can happen there is the rod angles down too far and can split the bushing in half. If this happens then the radius rod can rattle inside the cross member. Just something to check out when looking for that rattle. Also does your upper control arms have grease fittings in the ends? Factory did not install but you can if there are little plugs in the end you can remove. Usually if they are not greased they squeak but can rattle also.
    1 point
  13. Ed, I have several core mirrors just needing new or restored glass I will send you one for free if you want to try and make your own, you should be able to take the two and make one nice one
    1 point
  14. Nice video. IMHO it is the effort being put forward by US companies like yours that will help us beat this pandemic into submission.
    1 point
  15. Great that you have taken the decision to get her back up and running. As you say check all the simple stuff. Does it turn over easily? Bores could be rusted so maybe spray a bit of WD40 down the spark plug holes to help loosen it up a little. If it was running well before it was parked up so long ago then you shouldn't need to make any adjustments such as timing or carby. Be sure to check the wiring before you hook up a fresh battery, don't want to start a fire, check fuel lines for cracks and replace also. If it was me I would just go over it, new spark plugs, points if fitted some fresh fuel and give it shot, fire it up and blow out the cob webs. One thing you could have problems with though is the carby after sitting for so long can gum up a bit so wouldn't hurt to put a kit through it including float valve. If you're lucky enough to get it going easily and have given it a decent run you can assess the mechanical condition of the trans/diff/brakes/suspension etc and work out what needs to be done to your needs. Things that can deteriorate over time such as belts, hoses and old wiring need to be replaced or tidied up Of course you will want to make sure she hasn't any structural rust You might even be able to get the paint job looking good with cutting compound although reckon you will need a big tub of it for the passenger fender! In the end though it will be what you want out of it and also your budget/skill level A word of warning - once you get started and peel the layers back you will become addicted and contract the dreaded "while I'm at it" disease turning a small project into a major restoration. More satisfying when you can do most or all of the work yourself. Perhaps once you get it going post back on the condition of the rest of the vehicle particularly rust issues. Looks pretty decent in the photos but underneath will tell.
    1 point
  16. Ya know, if someone has taken the time to install a new product on their car and they're not asking for opinions of whether people like them or not, I don't really understand why some people would take the time to explain why they don't like that kind of product. I was always taught that if you've got nothing good to say then keep it shut...just my opinion.
    1 point
  17. I bought it from Mike Maier in Livermore California - Mikemaierinc. The rod itself is aluminum- all the fabricated pieces were very nice.
    1 point
  18. That's a bowl vent, for the emissions systems on the later cars. FWIW, if you have fuel leaking out the throttle shafts, you need to check your fuel level in the bowls and possibly replace the needle and seat assembly. Fuel won't leak out the shafts with the car running, due to the manifold vacuum. It will leak after shut off if the fuel level is too high, or the carburetor heat soaks and dribbles fuel out the boosters.
    1 point
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