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  1. Hey guys, every year again... Oh, wait, it's been two years since then... Sorry guys, I had to wait on the paint guy that long... Diseases and illness of him and many other not Mustang-related things took their time until everything fitted together like a guy and his Mustang! There were times I did not think I will be able to see a result in years! And there were times I weren't be able to hear the word "Mustang"! But: I am back! Tadaaaa! It's cold, ähem, gold outside, everywhere, just in time for christmas! My hard work on the panels has paid off! I
    6 points
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  3. My car came with factory 8 Track, but the player was DOA. I wanted to keep the look, but integrate Bluetooth. So I bought a board on eBay that can easily power the 4 speakers. I hogged out the guts of the 8 track and installed the board. Now I have my 8 Track look (complete with Pink Floyd DSOM ;) Best album from 1973.), but Bluetooth enabled stereo. Here's some photos of my install, and a short video. The phone can't handle the bass, but it sounds very clean and loud with NO EXTERNAL AMP. This board is the only thing providing the sound. Music is through the phone. I have Android, but this wo
    4 points
  4. My Christmas wish is for one thing and one thing only. A liberal dose of COMMON SENSE and get this Covid 19 virus under control and behind us for good. That way we can go play with our cars and enjoy what remaining years we have. None of us are getting any younger!! I don't want that time be cut shorter for ANY of us. All the best to all members and their families for the Holidays Geoff and my family..
    4 points
  5. Hey guys! So I tackled a project this morning and was taking some video explaining what I was doing to someone and they suggested I make a video! so here we go! ACP # FM-BI009 lens hope this helps you guys.
    3 points
  6. also for those curious the green is #100483318 Martin Senior Tech Base go to your local Napa and they can mix you up some!
    3 points
  7. Shiny new thing showed up from Quick Performance today....
    3 points
  8. One day, just for the hell of it, I looked at the Internet for any cool photos of our cars with girls, Models, if you will. Well, there's scads of late model cars with girls posing with them. There's scads of early model Mustangs with girls. But, I was suprised that there are few at best, of any '71-'73 Mustang photos with girls posted. Where is the love? I did find this one, which is cool, that I can share........
    3 points
  9. With the floor pans in - well, except for the seat risers - it's time to move on to the trunk. The tail light panel as very rusted along the bottom and the trunk floor was pretty much completely rusted out. I drilled out, cut, and ground out the plug welds, and finally got the entire floor removed. The spot welds along the inner wheel house were also drilled out, and the trunk floor flange separated from the wheel house. On the passenger side, the wheel house metal was pretty thin and in some areas tore out. I made a patch to repair the area, and welded it in.
    3 points
  10. Not to my car, but for it. Started on the foundation and floor for a workshop. My wife and I downsized this spring, smaller yard and house. My old workshop was 24'x30', new one got shrunk to 18'x24'. At least with the smaller yard I'll no longer have to store a lawn tractor in my workshop. Be good to get the Mustang out of a storage shed, not to mention having to pay rent to store it, I'd rather spend it on car parts.
    3 points
  11. Finally, the bloody quarter panel is in... This was not an easy job (for me) but I got it done and although it looks rough and will require a bit of filler I think it turned out OK. See for yourself:
    3 points
  12. Finished the prep and repairs on the rear body and epoxy primered it today. Had to make a patch for the big rust spot—I really like working on California metal.
    3 points
  13. Couldn’t help but give a little sneak peek
    3 points
  14. Well, I do wash my car. Living here in Los Angeles, the mild weather allows me to park outside 365 days a year. I'd love to park in the garage, but I've got two drag boats in there, and there's no room. So, being outside, it gets dusty when it's windy , it gets wet when it rains, it's in the sun when it's 100 degrees out . It is my only car for the last 30 years now and gets driven every day, to and from work, as well as serving as my tow vehicle for the boats. It is not "baby-ed", but I maintain her better than most. When I wash it, I use a bucket of Zip-Wax liquid car wash, after comple
    3 points
  15. Sorry I never included some final pictures of the car with her new stripes. These are the scanned in versions that I had made from my set of old NOS. They came out beautifully and actually match in size, shape and color, unlike the aftermarket ones. I'm very happy with the way they came out and Thanks again to David for the pictures otherwise I would still be wondering if I did the right thing or not. These are from the day they were installed.
    3 points
  16. Carpenter's parts were always the anti-Scott Drake. Never had a problem with fit and finish. Drake's parts, on the other hand, never fit. I swear they were designed by Stevie Wonder.
    3 points
  17. Did someone say polyester? How about moustaches and sideburns? Photo is '73, I'm on the left, with my brother and sister. Eegads!
    2 points
  18. The blackout was sprayed on the rear underside of the hood on all 71-73 Mustangs. Ford felt that the open area created by the new cowl parking wipers was distracting and was treated to the blackout paint on all light colored cars.
    2 points
  19. I was looking through some old folders and found a picture of the R code. If you look closely you may be able to see that I was running drag slicks on it for street "enthusiastic" use. The car ran 12.70 @ 110 MPH. Another car that I wish I had back. Chuck car pictures-31.tif
    2 points
  20. two months ago, my son donated me a professional photo shoot. I like to share these pictures with you. Cheers Frank
    2 points
  21. These bumpers are rigid by comparison to modern plastic bumper covers. If you hit it hard enough that it needs flex additive you have probably caused more damage than just the paint.
    2 points
  22. Wimbledon White is an off white. Hard to tell from pics, but it looks about right to me.
    2 points
  23. Wimbledon white is definitely not a bright white, but is creamy. You can see the difference in this color sheet. By memory it's even a little more creamy than shown here.
    2 points
  24. Got a bunch of the engine externals put back together; fuel line, spark plug wires, heater hoses and valves, alternator/regulator and wiring, engine bay wiring harnesses, etc. Unfortunately I am heading to warmer climes until April so nothing more is going to happen until then.
    2 points
  25. Had to drop an old set of headers off to the machine shop. The Hookers point inwards, and run into the stand for the dyno absorber. Gave him an ancient set that he can heat up and "adjust" to clear the stand. It should be mounted up on the dyno tomorrow and running by Saturday.
    2 points
  26. Shot I took in the garage today.
    2 points
  27. Shorts? Did someone mention shorts?
    2 points
  28. In case anyone is interested, I used Dorman's #603-506 tank.
    2 points
  29. I spent most of my nearly 2 week break cleaning, cleaning and cleaning some more. I got the bell housing and transmission painted and the engine ready to paint. The wiring harness has been pulled.
    2 points
  30. For sure much better to get as solid a body you can. A rusty hulk takes way too much time. Good solid metal saves you thousands and keeps you progressing fast and everything will fit.
    2 points
  31. Attached as a JPEG for ease of viewing.. ;)
    2 points
  32. Yep, but came in at only a bit over expected budget. Hopefully tomorrow I get the call that he's ready to run it.
    2 points
  33. I rebuilt my 45 year old Autolite alternator. Before, during and after photos below:
    2 points
  34. My 72 Cleveland has always made the rain sound in the pan at shut down. I like it as it lets you know the oil is getting up top and everywhere.
    2 points
  35. I love the button head stainless fasteners! I did the same throughout my interior. Slightly different twist on my console. I used a TKO 5 speed and a hand e-brake and two stainless cupholders. I also placed switches for the fog lamps and auxiliary fan along with a check engine light (needed for fuel injection and EEC-IV). I later trimmed out the e-brake by fabbing a stainless plate with button heads. Your console looks great. Rule #42 in the Book of Customizing. "Ignore passenger complaints".
    2 points
  36. Finally I got Sallys Mach 1 back. I hired a pissed off attorney, tow truck, 3 big guys (Gweedo's ;-) and demanded it back through the Sheriff. I gave the date and time we would be there and it was setting out by the road when I got there. The damn pussys didnt even come out to meet us, HuH. Was 7.5 months of bulls%%T and wasted time. Im out 5k because they didnt do there work. I will let the attorney handle that part of there crap. I got a picture (one side) of the strip and epoxy primer before I payed, guess what they did? They stripped and epoxy primed one half the car and thats the
    2 points
  37. With good stock style bushings in your struts, sway bars, control arms, idler arm, plus good ball joints, steering gear, pitman arm and rag joint you will be surprised how well your Mustang will corner. I've always enjoyed driving fast, whether straight line or corners, I got started with a go kart when I was about 15 years old, geared up top speed was 96 mph, geared down was a blast on the track. There's a nicely curved road that runs from Reno to Virginia City that I had driven many times and I gave it a go right after I got my Mustang in good running condition, with my wife holding do
    2 points
  38. I shudder to think what this build cost but, it is pretty amazing. Chuck
    2 points
  39. The green box on the back side of the fuse box (when disconnected from headlight harness plug) is captured on the center bolt by an "e" clip. You can remove the clip by pressing on the fuse box center bolt so that the e-clip clears the green box, then pry it out with a small screwdriver. Don't lose that clip! I PM'ed you with instructions for how to remove individual fuse clips once the green box is out.
    2 points
  40. Finished my door “Component speakers”
    2 points
  41. Hi.Well........It's all up to how crazy you would like to get.If it were me and I had a car like yours I would most certainly weld the seems of the frame rails from the torque box to the radiator support. Then the outer shock towers to the fender aprons to start.Also do the radiator support to the front fender aprons and the rear aprons to the fire wall.All of this will insure making the front box of the car way more rigid and a much better foundation to mount the suspension.I did make an amendment to my lower shock tower braces. The vertical outer flange where the top frame flange is spot wel
    2 points
  42. I have a Grabber Yellow BOSS 351 built 23 Nov 1970 and it is in the land down under. I have nearly owned it for four years and I believe one of the driving forces (pardon the pun) was I had multiple Matchbox Grabber Yellow BOSS Mustangs (flutes through the black bonnet/hood) which I still have a number of. 71-73 are a great design and super tough and having owned multiple Australian Falcon Hardtops and a 69 Mach 1 the 71-73 is my favourite. Regards
    2 points
  43. Hi,glad you like the car.Your first query.The Mustang with the Australian steering box was Smokey Yunick's 69 Boss 302. I don't really know the reasoning behind him doing that other than the fact of,Smokey Yunick. The standard manual steering box (16:1)was fitted to the cars built by Kar Kraft.My car has the variable ratio box that comes with the competition suspension.But since none of that matters anyway ,I was still going to reuse it. The 800 series boxes are good steering boxes.I am either going to rebuild as is,or send it out to have it reconditioned with a 12:1 conversion.I'm not going t
    2 points
  44. Today, I took a few more new pics of my Mach 1. Here's three, but checkout my garage for others.
    2 points
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