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  1. A few pictures of the damaged carrier, and a few pictures of the restored differential. The first picture shows where a thrust washer used to be, it had worn away some time ago left behind is scoring and a huge ridge of worn material. The second image is the gear that was wearing on the surface in the first picture. The third picture is the other half of the carrier, notice the wear on the outer ring outside of where the spider gears are—it was grinding along here. So the noise I heard was because of the play in the spider gear/carrier assembly due to the missing thrust washer. All in all, I got lucky that my ring gear and pinion gear were not damaged. The other noteworthy comment is on the second picture. The spider gear here has four sections where there are no splines, so the 28 spline axle is only connected to 24 splines in the carrier. Notice the gap in splines visible at about the 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions. The guy doing the work for me said this is very common and almost always present in a 8” rear end, and it is uncommon but sometimes present in a 9”. He installed gears with the full 28 splines when he put the new one together for me. The last two pictures are the work of art I am going to install. Included with the overhaul was a gasket, copper washers, new nuts, and gear oil. Out the door for $420 including him swapping the differential case for one with a fill plug (which mine did not have due to someone changing it somewhere along the way).
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  2. Hey! I made it! Got the keys to our new house on July 1, today is August 31. The new digs are great, got a job at a racing engine shop 2nd week we were here. We're mostly moved in, still looking for various things in boxes. The Mach 1 was shipped on a car hauler with a half a dozen other cars, and made it here fine, save for the shipper broke the radio antenna, so I had him take $100 off the balance to cover a new antenna. The install wasn't too big of a deal. I joined the local Ford and Mustang Club here too. Now, there's a flow bench at the new shop that I may be able to access on a weekend, and possibly get some numbers on the 289 heads and the Aussie heads to go along with some pictures that I keep promising. On top of all that, this coming weekend ( Labor Day Weekend ), of all things, the National Mustang Owners Association ( may have the name wrong, but it's a national club ) is holding it's annual show right here in Boise, and it's literally just blocks from my house, so guess where I'll be Saturday. Maybe I'll run into Machattack there, it's a big show though
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  3. Take two adult beverages twice a day and call me when your muscle pain feels better. Dr. Midlife.
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  4. I guess they gave my car some love. Check pictures 9, 36 and 59: https://www.motortrend.com/features/ford-mustang-gallery-hot-rod-power-tour-2021/
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  5. I have a saying -- "Putting on the uniform is above and beyond -- what they do after that, is astonishing ." If you are from a forces family or been in service directly -- shout out My dad Below - pilot flying Vulcan's out of Waddington, Lincoln, UK. Flt LT Clarke
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  6. So, first car was a '71 Grande I bought from my grandfather when I was 16, sold it when I was 19 to go to college. I just bought a '73 Convertible last August that I decided to have restored/modified professionally. I had the tired 351 (over 200k miles) replaced with a 347 Stroker (Terminator X Multiport EFI) from Prestige Motorworks here in Charlotte. The front suspension was replaced with a TCP coilover system. I had a little bit of rust repaired. It has been repainted in Ford Redfire Metallic, disc brakes at all four corners, new Bowler 4R70W automatic transmission, etc. I will be putting the new interior in myself. New wheels/tires will also be added in the next week or two. ForgeSpeed has had the car almost a year, but we appear to be in the home stretch.
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  7. The originals are not plastic. I have a set from NPD and they are a very close replacement for originals, and they are metal. The set I have match up to the original spoiler. Good luck!!
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  8. Oh my...32 degrees in August? Summer does indeed come to an abrupt end in Alaska apparently! Car is looking great!
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  9. Got some video footage with my gopro of before and after the install. You'll have to excuse the mess that is my exhaust - have it temporarily rigged up until I can take it to a shop to have tailpipes made. Its amazing how much the housing moved around with the leaf springs. The coilovers definitely don't have as good a ride quality, but they do a much better job of keeping the rear end rock steady. I've noticed it picked up a bit more acceleration, as more power is going directly to the wheels and not being lost in the leaf springs.
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  10. I tried a couple years ago, I managed to find the guy who brought my car to Minnesota but unfortunately he was deceased. DMV departments are not very helpful as far as giving you access to records, its all privacy law stuff. Your best bet will be to track down the owners one by one and ask who they got it from, and hope that they feel like talking. I know the previous three owners of my car, but the trail goes cold with the deceased one obviously...A couple of times I thought I had found my previous owner's brother on Facebook, but he has a very common name so it has always ended in disappointment. I'm still trying to find the guy to figure out where his brother got it from, all I know is that it was somewhere in the southwest...Arizona/California area. Good luck though, and if you do find anything please share it! I love to read the stories of these old cars!
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  11. I found these while looking for something else...we have a forum for Mustangs in the movies, but what about other media not directly related to Mustang specifically? Because that is where I buy the parts for my Wankel rotary powered Mercedes Benz C111 protoype!
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  12. +1 with tony. I would remove the fan belt for the water pump / power steering and see if the noise goes away. If so then you know it's one of the two and can go from there. If it stays then you have a problem elsewhere.
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  13. Did you check the pulleys? The steering pump pulley seems to have a lot of movement.
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  14. Since I had received a PM recently about the Ford spoiler pedestals, I would like to add this additional info if other forum members had any questions about the OE style rear spoiler. The pedestals were never released separately as a service part, so there was never a part number assigned to them by Ford. (The same thing on the '69 and 70 spoilers) Telling someone they had to purchase a spoiler to get a replacement pedestal was not always a pleasant experience. If your pedestal is a genuine Ford piece, it should have a D1ZB-6344226-AWA engineering number cast on the underside. Ford discontinued the spoiler kit in 1981, so NOS parts are scarce. As Hemikiller posted, repo pedestals are available for the '71-73's that I believe are die-cast metal. It's hard to believe that there is yet another repo part available for the '71-73s.
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  15. NPD has repop pedestals https://www.npdlink.com/product/pedestal-kit-rear-spoiler/217127?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dspoiler%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1973&year=1973
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  16. Don, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have connected a temp mechanical oil pressure gauge as you suggested and I got a priming tool to prime the oil pump. I have tested and got oil to the top end (all rockers showing oil). I'll check on getting a remoe starter button. I also plan to have a fan setup in front of the radiator. Good info, Thanks!
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  17. Looks like you might be able to epoxy it back together and provide at least a temporary fix until you find a replacement.
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  18. Wait!!! we've got t-shirts? Did I know this? Never mind I got one. I've got a bad case of CRS (Can't Remember Shit) disease.
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  19. I carry my spare around with me; it is located just above my belt. Can't seem to remove it though...
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  20. Been pretty busy with work last few weeks and haven’t had much of a time to work on the 65. Also was waiting on parts to come in. So I got the side cowl panel replaced and got the floor supports screwed in and fitted. Got most of the front end fitted. Now I can hang the fenders and hood and do final adjustments and get some screws in the final position. Then I will blow it all apart prep for weld then put it all back together and weld her up! Here’s some pics!
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  21. Time for a small update... 5 weeks ago, took my 73 with EFI for a spin, and pushed it a bit, ran super fine. The next morning, it started it, and ran like crap right away. The AFR (air fuel ratio) was showing the max the bradband o2 sensor can show. 35.6. Which means the mix was too lean. In return the computer compensates with fuel. In other words: lean condition on efi means the engine gets flooded in matter of seconds. Long story short, all pointed to a defect sensor, ordered one, which forced me to wait 2 weeks to test again. No change. Even swapped with the unit ment for my 429. Same except this time there was only one potential bad guy let over: the exhaust. The hedmans I have on my 351 are noisy by design, after I've changed the headers gasket with no change, I got so annoyed that decided to remove the header for inspection, tired of assuming... After enjoying a gym session to remove it on my driveway, it did not take long to spot holes that should not be there. 3 at the flanges. Placed where the tubes meet the flanges and where no gasket can seal. While at it, also flatenned the flanges to have more surface area on the heads and while doing this, also exposed more weak spots and holes in the making. I ended up welding in and out each and every flanges all around from behind, redid the sensor bung weld with extra thick hot welds and pressure-tested it. Airtight. High temp paint on them after a good brushing session and they were looking like a million again :D Few bad words later, after I've replaced the sparkplugs that had seen too many flooded conditions and resetted the unit. Turned the key, and that baby was turning as a clock again, with ideal idle mix AFR values! The computer agreed it was air tight and there was no more false air with unburned oxygen coming in! I plan to change these for a while but gld I did not as after looking at close ups of header from Hooker and others, even if coated and expensive, all the ones I saw are showing the same design that is ok for carb cars but will need correction. So instead of the nice coated headers I was thinking of I think, i will either let do custom SS headers here or buy cheaper version, correct and let coat over here... For now, really happy it's running great again even if that costed me a full afternoon to fix. That AFR issue fixed, it was time to return on the 71 and next was to secure 4 of the botls on the spindles with stainless safety wire. I had high grade SS 0.7 wire in house for that and as I couldn't find the same in 1 or 1.5mm, went over to plan b and tressed them before use them. Once in that state, they look thin, but man what a strong wire, I can tell you these won't let go for a thousand years at least!! It took a while but got them finally in place, similar as the original patern, but their twisted look made them look as if I knew what I was doing :D Then 'installed my new rotors with all new goodies in and out. Where most work went into slaming in these new us (with chinese sticker) stamped dust covers without damaging them. Ended up using the left over races to do that. All lubed in a good bearing grease, they now turn and feel like new. Wait... they are! And oh boy do they not look good on the spindles?!! :D Glad I did the extra mile to paint them! Then wanted to install the callipers but as they were not matching the greys and their protection could use a boost, I needed paint them first. As I was planning to install the sway bar as well, found out the hardware for it was also lacking long term protection. Thanks to a hole in rainy clouds, I was able to spray all this Saturday and plan was to install them back yesterday... But as always, plans changed and I'll be doing that next weekend! In between things, been busy restoring some of the last remaining rusty things on the front: the strutrods. As I wanted plate them this Sunday, I had to make sure they'd take a bath for the night. After a good brushing to remove the thick rust, that's exactly where they ended. By the morning the brown misery was gone and the metal back to a good a new state. Not super easy to plate, I ended up with a set of rods and their hardware in a zinc jacket by the end of the day. The very hard to turn nuts are now moving on the clean threads as if new. Should spare me some muscles when I'll place them back (I still remember the removal!!). They'll receive their specific grey, which I'll apply together with my center link that is waiting on my friend to return from his vacation as it needs to meet his press first to fix a bending... As I needed do more than usually, to plate the rods (moving them around often, change anodes positions etc), I wasn't able to install the calipers but managed to place this new swaybar. The original one wasn't present on the car and bought one made for 429 last year. No mickey mouse material for sure with its large diameter, after some gym I managed to have it almost in. But will need to wait till I can low down that car to have the right angle. As is, not in line, the polyurethane bushings do not allow me to play enough to bolt and have the last grommet on... I'll correct that and tight all the rest once back on the floor. And thats how you start the week with muscle pain. Again! :D To be continued...
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  22. @tony-muscle Look who's car made a cameo in VGGs latest video
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  23. Wow, finally I finished the LH cowl, what a pian in the ass that was! So much work for a little bit of rot... In the previous post I started on the LH lower cowl. So this one starts with finishing that: The upper cown corner I cut out also had rust holes that needed patching: Upper LH cowl fixed as well: Next up: the upper piece that has a name but I don't know what it is. It needed patching as well: After patching I wanted the surfaces where I needed to weld to be rust free so I treated those areas with phosphoric acid: Worked very well: This is a stack of pancakes I baked: Today I finally had time to weld it back in place: Done: Another rusty corner of my car done. Took me ages coz I only have a few days a month I have time to work on my car. Next job will be the RH cowl! Oh joy, I can't wait! Pffff.....
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  24. Finally an update worthy of posting: Work will commence in 7 days. We hired a legend in the detailing community that will come to our shop for a week and work the paint job. If we had the skills we could probably make a Utube video and have our own reality car show. Hopefully in 2 weeks I can then go out to my 1000 sq. foot shop and stop pretending the Mach 1 isn't there.
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  25. Over the past few days I have been finishing up little things on my car. All new vacuum hoses properly run so everything works including Ram Air doors and heat riser motor. Installed all new exterior light bulbs, and modern 3 point seat belts. Mostly I have been driving every chance I get. Since the first engine start since 1992 16 days ago I have put over 300 miles on the car! I have other cars that are faster and handle better but none of them make me smile like this old girl. I have a silly SEG on my face the whole time I am out on the road. I still need to post up a walk around video and some glamor shots but for now here are two photos after the first wax job in 30 years. Oh, and a video of the idling exhaust with the tail pipes installed. No one around to rev it for me so that sound bite will have to wait... Life is good. 20210825_140923.mp4
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