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  1. It may sound like overkill but, I use an inch pound torque wrench to tighten to spec. Start with bolts in the middle of the pan, alternate left to right working towards the ends of the pan. It works for me. Chuck
    2 points
  2. During my rebuild I checked all the vacuum motors for the heat and a/c vents. All were working fine and seem to be ok. After reinstalling nothing seem to work properly. I figure this was somewhat due to the large cam I have causing low vacuum. Reeving the engine up seem to help a little but not much. I decided to dig into it a little deeper before going out and buying a electric vacuum pump to help boost the vacuum. Following the service manual procedure on how to test the system I skipped the part of starting the engine each time and just connected my "top dollar" hand held vacuum pump to the vacuum canister. Upon running all the test I found out that most but not all of the vacuum motors were working. Also those that were working were not opening all the way even when I was pulling 20" of vacuum with the pump. If I removed a line from a motor that was supposed to be open I would only loose vacuum very slowly at the pump. I decided to pull the control panel out and to see what I could figure out. This was fairly easy. I just removed the knobs and nuts holding the radio to the bezel. I then removed the bezel exposing the heat - a/c control panel screws. From there I was able to remove the electrical connecters and the vacuum block connector. I also removed the glove box liner to be able to access the one control cable and to see the vacuum motors better during my testing. Once I had the control unit out I was able to figure out that there was blockage in the vacuum mode switch manifold. This unit is held on the climate control panel by a screw. After removing it from the panel I determined that it does not come apart. I was able to see that the selector plate is help down by a spring. After removing the spring I was able to pull the selector plate up from the manifold. I took my air compressor and blow each port out. I then reassembled it and checked each port with my vacuum pump connected to the black main vacuum port and my vacuum gauge connected to the port I was testing. The different from before to after I blew out the manifold ports was like night and day. I went ahead and reassembled everything and ran all the test again. Passed with flying colors! All controls are working great now. I would highly recommend servicing this and also blowing out the vacuum lines themselves if you ever have the climate control out of the car or if you are experiencing similar problems. Mustang - Cougar test procedure. Vacuum routing and motors. Removed line from intake at vacuum canister and connected vacuum pump to it. Pulling vacuum at reservoir canister. Vacuum Mode Switch with spring holding selector plate down on manifold. Spring removed Selector plate pulled up. Testing the mode switch after blowing out the ports and reinstalling the spring. Vacuum gauge moved instantly with the pump.
    2 points
  3. I worked on my car today trouble shooting my climate control system. I took the car out of park so I could get the radio bezel off. I have a B&M Quicksilver shifter that sits right up against the center stack when in park. When I was done I forgot to put the car back in park. I went to start it up and was pumping the gas when the engine fired up. I got it stopped about 2 inches from my workbench. Talk about puckering up the old sphincter muscle and dam near having a heart attack. My neutral safety switch was working after my rebuild. I had added a a/f gauge to the side of the shifter cover a few weeks ago and I must have moved or bent the switch when I had the cover off running the wires. I will definitely be fixing it tomorrow.
    2 points
  4. I got my first shot about 4 weeks ago. No problems with the first 20 minutes or so, but after that? I grew a second head with horns protruding, a third eye appeared in my forehead, my hands were shakey because each now had 6 fingers. Once I consumed a few adult beverages, things calmed down and I was back to normal. I got back for the second shot on Saturday. I'll be prepared for the side effects this time...
    1 point
  5. Well the 1973 Mach 1 did start today after sitting for 16 months I think it was. Blew lots of rust out the exhaust. Was watching it idle, which is way too fast, and gas line was leaking at the carburetor connection. The super expensive stuff from Marti. The I.D. of the hose is way too big for the fitting so I put two clamps on. Of course it had rained early this morning but neighbor let me use their paved driveway to load into the trailer. Trailer needs to be about a foot wider but 8'6" is a big as they go for car hauler. Tough for a 73 year old to climb out the window. So off to the P.I.T.S. show tomorrow hope the old truck can make the trip. Got to round up a few tools to take just in case.
    1 point
  6. So.......today is a new day, you made it 24 hours. Have you had a bowl movement yet? Happy to here you stopped short of disaster.
    1 point
  7. And when you have one figured out, another one pops up
    1 point
  8. I HATE leaks, any leaks! A week ago, it was a warm day so I decided to fire up the old girl, back it out the garage to let her run for a few minutes. What did I find underneath where the oil pan was, drips of oil. I think it is just some of the pan bolts have loosened. Just another job on the list of "thing to do" before summer.
    1 point
  9. Hi Kilgon -- when I read this, even I puckered up just now 5500 miles away ... did you have a glass of scotch afterward to control the old nerve endings? When I first got my beautiful green Sportsroof , A van with no tail lights parked in the middle of the road for what looked like no reason ... I had the horrible Mickey Thompsons on at the time .... I rammed my panicking foot onto the brakes and left a big 11 down the road .... geez that was embarrassing -- I drove the rest of the way home with my eyes out on stalks.
    1 point
  10. Love this write up. When I had mine all apart I not only checked the canisters by themselves but then after everything was hooked up I checked at the vacuum line connector all doors function good. however, I did not blow out that selector switch. I just got done hooking up my climate control (harness, vacuum block, lines, warm/cool cable etc. ive got a ways to go before I have the engine in but if something doesn’t work I’ll know where to check! Awesome tips
    1 point
  11. Vary nice, i like almost everything you do on your car, really high quality on everthing.
    1 point
  12. If you want a really good touch-up paint, buy SEM Trim Black. I used this for all my repainting in the interior as well as some exterior work. It take 48 hours to reach full cure, but after that, it's very durable. Color and sheen match very well imo.
    1 point
  13. You should use a trim removal tool. Below is a link for a windshield trim removal tool. Some guys make their own. I would recommend watching a few youtube videos first so you understand how to do it. Several of the members have gotten the one piece headliner that you can put in without removing the widows. You might want to check into it. Not for sure on the cost but they said they looked good. Also eliminates the risk of breaking a window when trying to take them out. If you go that route you will loose the classic bow/stitch look. 1965 Ford Mustang - How to Remove Window Trim and Their Molding Clips with a Trim Remover Tool - YouTube Amazon.com: Tool Aid S&G (87700) Jiggler Reveal Molding Remover: Automotive Tmi one piece molded head liner - Interior, Seats, Door Panels, Trunk, Glass, etc - 7173Mustangs.com
    1 point
  14. Absolutely would be much easier. Unfortunately we ran out of time in the place where we were doing body work and primer. Had we of had another month we could of got it painted. But we didn’t want to hold off on continuing the restoration so we did the jambs and edges so we could assemble the car and put windows in. That way when we go to paint we can roll up windows, tape off and be careful about our hard lines. it’s not ideal but with the time we had and the locations we were using this is what we ended up deciding what to do!
    1 point
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