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  1. If they quoted you $3K find another shop. Chuck
    4 points
  2. Well Luxstang, sounds like your done with the Mustang stuff, bummer. But you gotta do what makes you happy, so take care and good luck with your guitar building venture! Hope it works out!
    2 points
  3. So I must give kudos to a couple vendors out there. 1) I worked with National Parts Depot on the hose. Provided photos, and talked about the concerns with the crimp. They checked inventory and found one they thought looked better than my crimp and are replacing at their cost. I sent them a few pics of my car, so you may see it in an upcoming catalogue ( yeah right 😉) 2) Marty at Power Steering.com told me they did find a retaining ring out of place that likely caused some of my erratic power assist conditions. The box will arrive back here tomorrow and he even refunded me some mo
    1 point
  4. The Edelbrock carb may be part of the issue. An improper stall range on a torque converter can dog up a motor's performance too. 3K is a joke A rear center section with posi built and ready to drop in can be bought for under a grand all day long. Install is under 3 hours work if the mechanic is old and slow.
    1 point
  5. Here's what I have in my 71 M code; 4 speed top loader. 3.25:1 now with Traction-Loc (used to be a one-wheeler-peeler) rear axle. Stock intake with a Holley 670 street avenger carb. Distributor is a factory motorcraft with altered limit slot (L10) and Pertronix Ignitor II module and matching coil and Autolite 25 plugs. Timing is set at 14 deg. initial, L10 = 20 deg. crank for a total of 34 mechanical plus about 4 deg. vacuum on top. The carb is basically stock other than larger squirter #35 and primary plates drilled for idle a/f ratio. And yes I can spin the tires with ease, not that I want t
    1 point
  6. Did you get the compression numbers? One of the problems with engines that have been worked on previously is that you don't know what they did or tried to do. Why new rods? Rods are generally reused unless it's a performance build or they were damaged. Did the P.O. put in a different camshaft and do it correctly? Did they also put in new pistons, and if so flat topped, dished, or domed? They did make good selections on the intake and carburetor, getting rid of the original 4300D carburetor, but other than that who knows? With those unknowns you just won't know what your engine i
    1 point
  7. It sounds like our car goals are pretty similar. I drive my car a ton and frequently am 100 - 200 or more miles from home. If it were to break something on a road trip I'd rather go to the local NAPA to grab the parts to fix it rather than wait 2 to 3 days for an aftermarket part to arrive. The plan is to use the MustangSteve brackets and 2014 or so Mustang GT rotors and calipers. Those cars are a bit heavier and the brakes are a bunch bigger. The wilwood set may be slightly better than stock 73 stuff but I don't think they would accomplish what you want. Pad options for our cars is getting pr
    1 point
  8. I had my gears changed from 3.25 to 3.50 and I had a true track Posi unit installed for about 1400. That was about 3-4 years ago, but I can’t imagine that it would be 3k now like you got quoted. Sounds like you said, the mechanic doesn’t want to deal with it.
    1 point
  9. The only way you should spend $3,000 on a gear swap is if you are installing a limited slip, really fancy (expensive) carrier, chromoly axles, nice gears etc... A gear change alone should be 1/3rd that cost at the most. You could buy a brand new carrier with bearings, gears and limited slip from Strange for about $1600-1800 and put it in yourself.
    1 point
  10. That seems like a lot of $$ for a gear swap. Heck, you can get a ring and pinion set for $250! A change to 3.50 would get the car away from a stop with more gusto at the expense of highway cruise rpm. A stock 4V CJ engine is pretty peppy, are you confident in its health?
    1 point
  11. Couldn't have said it better. Good luck, health and fortune in the future Luxstang.
    1 point
  12. Summit carb and Duraspark ignition. Use the small cap if you want the distributor to look stock.
    1 point
  13. CJ Pony parts sucks! Don’t get anything from those bunch of yahoo who’s. They don’t know much about our cars and their customer service is horrible.
    1 point
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  15. Regarding the topic at hand: I took a year off the forum because my life basically fell apart and I had too much personal stuff going on. Plus i don’t really care about my vert anymore (just missed a once in a lifetime opportunity to get rid of it) and as a consequence I no longer care much about talking about it or topics related to it. Other things have taken over. My band is coming along nicely, I did a course on building guitars so I’m setting up a workshop to build guitars... and I bought a Fiat 124 Spider which is way more fun than the 72. (Sorry for the blasphemy!) I
    0 points
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