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  1. The last thing of the past weeks was installing some roller rockers for pedestial mount from Scorpion instead of the original rockers complete with setting of valve lash and preload the hydraulic lifters. Furthermore refreshening of the intake manifold due to the old carb leaking with new seals and gaskets... There she is: Before: After: Worst part was cleaning the heads and the valley off of the old gasket and rtv material... Done and happy
    3 points
  2. @bishoppeak thx man Today was an exhausting day again. Spent like yesterday the entire day crawling under car, on the floor, and up, and down and up... Played with acid and finished to remove what was left till the member holding the trans support. Will take it from there again when I will handle the underside, so I needed create some overlap. While there, I saw brown... so I know already I will be crawling again when I'll do the floors! :( Also did entire frame from torque boxes to radiator and all the rust is now gone. Thanks to a thick layer of oil and grease from unknown origin, the car was as seen yesterday surprisingly rust free. Only a tad under the tower where the lower arms hang. Now clear of this brown misery At the end of this tiring day, sprayed some protective zinc, looked at it and thought: next step epoxy baby!! And closed the garage lights, hungry and with muscles crying for rest! Now totally tired, BUT very happy to finally have the entire bay solid and ready for some durable finish. looks now a whole lot better than few months ago! This also means that I'll be able to work on the suspension/steering parts finishes and install most of them (car needs to be able to roll). Which in return will recreate some really welcome space in my tiny crowded garage! Now excuse me I nee..zzzzzzzzZZzzZ
    2 points
  3. The other day I was bouncing around E-bay and found a NOS vapor canister hose that was for 73. I thought they were all the same but maybe not. So I bid on it and dropped out at $20.00, I am cheap, lol. Got notice in email this morning it sold for $172.50 plus the shipping. WOW, he must be doing a concourse restore of something. That is crazy price I think. Here is link does not look like a joke bidder either. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-FORD-D4ZZ-9D667-A-1973-79-MUSTANG-VAPOR-STORAGE-CANNISTER-HOSE-/324601727679?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l10137.c10&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
    1 point
  4. A good explanation. On my VW seat belts, there is a little button through the webbing to stop the tongue or "tang" from sliding too far down. It is very easy for me to reach and use. Wouldn't it be nice if these aftermarket manufacturers just do what the industry is doing. My Seatbelt Solution 3 point also have that grip type tang or tongue or whatever one wants to call it. It's a PITA for sure and hard to reach with a bad right shoulder to reach over and get ahold of. EDIT: To help explain, this is what the aftermarket seat belt manufacturers ought to be doing for the tongue/tang thingy. Here are a couple of pics of my VW seat belt tongue thingy. The button is seen to stop the thingy falling all the way to the retractor.
    1 point
  5. Got it and I agree. Mine are the same, unfortunately.
    1 point
  6. Tim, that's too funny! "Like drivin' lipstick on steroids" That was for sure, a really nice find regardless. When you get to installing the fuel sender, remind me and I'll go over again what I did to calibrate the gauge at 1/4 full (19 liters) All the best moving forward.
    1 point
  7. The piston diameter on the master cylinder for 1973 disc / drum PB should be 15/16". If all 4 are drums they had a 1" dia. master cylinder.
    1 point
  8. Fabiano, you still have to wait a little bit, but I will hurry up... But when it's done it will be an honor to take you for a drive and grab a little cold snack afterwards
    1 point
  9. Nice job, I'm excited to take a run with him.... 🍻
    1 point
  10. Lots of great work and congratulations on the new son. Be careful using gasoline to clean parts just a spark and boom. Next time give oven cleaner a try on difficult to remove grease. Noticed your rear drums are different from what is on my 73 Mach 1. Here is pic of mine.
    1 point
  11. Thx tim. It would be silly to spend weekends changing all the damaged or rusty metal and not do the last bits! That's one of these activities where you think about those having space and a rotisserie and grow some jealous feelings!! Surely doing the underside on the ground isn't the most fun part of a restoration. Oh well, it's done now. ;)
    1 point
  12. Tim, you're doing some excellent work. This car is going to look awesome, a show winner for sure. Well done. It's hard to believe "someone" thought "RED" was the go-to color for painting all the parts, What were they thinking!
    1 point
  13. OUTSTANDING!!!! Great Job!!! excellent pics!!
    1 point
  14. That's some real nice progress Tim! It should be on the road soon.
    1 point
  15. New parts stuff Thanks to Kevin Marti Had the luck to find some NEW! Classic Services Brake Parts spindles in Germany! For less than 300 Dollars! Seems to be from good quality - was a recommendation of Stanglover and bought from Rockauto!
    1 point
  16. Although busy (but who's not) I owe you an update, time run fast, the more you see your kids raising. Became once more a father almost 7 weeks ago, a little son named Aaron, he will like the Mustang, when he will be a little older, I guess. So I am proud of to have some more little man-backup here in the hobby in future I made a lot of dirty work (not what some minds may think now...) the last weeks which involved degreasing, paint stripping, de-rusting and painting a lot of parts. I feeled almost french and thought more often about Chef Cook Fabrice... This includes also my wife ranting with me about some mess here and there... But all in all she stands behind it as she stated I have to make a big step forward this year and so she let me in the garage when ever it is possible despite 4 kids and one of them is just 7 weeks old. However there are some other small projects involved with house and garden and kids and... happy wife and kids, happy Mustang, you know But I am very grateful for letting me work on the car as much as I can so I think this year I could really take a big strike on the project. Therefore back to the topic, I was more and more into dismantling the whole front and rear suspension and brakelage: That is a really nice and reliable tool - when you understand how it works you don't have to have fear of flying springs: Where some squirrel may have lost his beloved nut... Searching for the long lost idler arms, a big mystery around the 71-73 Mustangs, big searches around our forum, the web, two bad buys I found the holy grail: Some NOS Moog K-8165, the now obsolete better design idler arm for our Mustangs, new in a box. Man, what a find! And it fit perfectly on the rails, no lengthened holes needed! Here are some more left: https://www.ebay.de/itm/402480425190?epid=191125119&hash=item5db5b3e8e6:g:5D4AAOSw0vVfflWm Rebuilt of the original Brake Proportional Valve with parts kit of West Coast Cougar Classics: No back to real dirty and stinky work: paint removal with chemicals: Acid bath à la Chef Cook Fabrice: 2-3 days and the result was fantastic: Some Brantho Korrux 3 in 1 spray can stuff later it looks like new but better protected: Same for the axle plates: More to come in the next hours...
    1 point
  17. Our mustangs use a block TX valve (as per your photo) , hence there is no sensing bulb clamped to the outlet of the evaporator. The block valve is internally equalized ensuring accurate flow without sensing bulbs or equalizing tubes. There is no need to cover the valve with the cork tape due to the valve being in the engine bay. You can cover the valve if you wish, as it will not be detrimental to a/c operation but it will attract dust. Please note that the valve will get very cold when the air conditioner is operating correctly. If the valve was inside the firewall it would be covered in cork tape to stop it dripping in the car.
    1 point
  18. Here is my update. I received the rubber sleeves from LMR.com, and did a trial fit into a piece of sheet metal. They appear as if they will do the trick. Numbers on the blue masking tape are the hole sizes. Mounting surface to surface is approximately 5.5"
    1 point
  19. Sounds like a nice setup. My front suspension is stock other than the springs and having KYB Gas Adjust shocks. The rear has been beefed up by adding two extra leaf's to the springs and the added on sway bar. I am trying to get the sway bar back to a factory setup and then upgrading the to the 1 1/8" for the front and the 7/8" in the back. I got the following dimensions from Addco for the 990 and will see if I can make it work. Getting ready to head out to Yellowstone Park so won't be doing much until we get back next month.
    1 point
  20. Well with lockdowns/restrictions coming and going I was bored and decided to use some of the parts I had in the garage waiting. After painting the engine bay and putting in the new cooling system parts, I felt like it left the engine looking a little dirty. And I just happened to have a set of brand new Ford Racing valve covers, some new custom fit Taylor wires, and plug wire guides to route things nicely. So In to the garage I went to get some more stuff done. Off came the original parts and after cleaning/scraping the gaskets off the new ones were ready to go on. I love the look of the finned valve covers, although originally I had wanted to find black finned ones. But really happy with how it cleaned up the look of things. The plug wires are a bit on the long side but that was done intentionally since I am going to be swapping in a Holley Hyperspark dist with the different terminals, so this allows me to cut off the ends and put on the new ones without running out of length. But with all of it done it has definately helped clean things up under the hood. This coming fall/winter the engine will likely come out for a bit of an overhaul and then it will get a better paint job and the final few pieces. But she is now ready for the season.
    1 point
  21. Wow, what a beautiful detailing job u did. So thats what my 71 used to look like so many years ago before my dad gave it to me lollerz Carolina mustang is right, once we (I) go from stock ,it just becomes just another rest-mod. I am too far down the rabbit whole at this point!!
    1 point
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