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About kcmash

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    1971 Mach 1, Grabber Blue w/Argent stripes. Original 2V 351C Auto, Tilt, rear defog, Black Comfortweave Interior. Under restoration. Original colors, 4V 351C, 4-Speed, Spoilers, Magnums, Ram Air. All Ford parts.


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  1. Good question. I would make sure they get to a Mustang parts vendor or to someone on this site. My can was original 4 wheel drum with 14 Inch dog dish and beauty rings. I will never go back. I traded the wheels away when I went with 14 inch Magnums from a Torino, then sold those when I found Original 15 inch Magnums. There are a lot of people going to the original Dog Dish look since the Magnum 500s are so over used now. I would try selling here and on the Facebook site. kcmash
  2. Just make sure when you get it in the car to double check the gear lube level. I know from experience that they run quieter and shift easier with oil in them versus dry. kcmash
  3. With a name like Spike Morelli and that Hollywood smile in your profile pic, I can’t think of where else you could possibly fit in! I still think Kansas City is most underrated city in the US. Of course if people knew what we have it may end up like other places that people want to move out of. kcmash
  4. Took a little sunset cruise last night and stopped for a few pics.
  5. Me I have a long list of wants, but you asked for one. 1967 Shelby GT500 4 speed in Yellow with black stripes and interior. Preffered to be in nice daily driver condition, so I could drive it everywhere without worry. Kcmash
  6. OK gang, I took it out for a short drive after the unloaded bleeding the other day. I did about 20 cycles left to right with wheels off the ground and the engine off. I still have a little air to bleed as there is some slight groaning from the steering. The steering felt nice and the assist felt great. So what was wrong with mine? 1) A retaining ring was not seated properly that affected the rotating valve. 2) A defective High Pressure hose that failed at the crimp. Now the bad retaining ring could have caused a detrimental pressure situation that taxed the hose,
  7. So my drivers window rattles when down. After putting it all together with the anti rattle clips and the favored red and tacky I found that I did not adjust my stops properly. According to the factory prints the windows should be 1/4 inch above the belt line weather strip at the high point of the window when the down stops are properly adjusted. if I stop my windows at the right point they don’t rattle. kcmash
  8. So mine is a tilt column. The shaft from the steering has a flat milled on one side which keys to the rag joint. Only one way to align it. i did not realize at the time that there is a clocking scribe in the 2 spoke steering wheel, so I eyeballed it during assembly. Since the car had not been running yet I did not realize I was off when the car is moving. Does that make semse? kcmash
  9. Geoff, I am trying to follow you. The input shaft is keyed to the rag joint, the rag joint keyed to the input on the box. I an not happy with the way the steering column shaft does not go further into the rag joint, but it is in about 1/2 inch. So if my steering wheel is off, no biggie, correct. I do need to adjust it by about 10 degrees anyway. I appreciate the suggestions on the unloaded bleeding. kcmash
  10. Ok I need some more help. Power steering box is back in, and new high pressure hose installed. I filled the system by adding fluid and cranking, then repeating. Once the fluid level was stable I pushed the car outside and started it. I then began slowly turning side to side . Right was better than left. Some groaning and not so well assisted steering. I shut it off and found it was pushing fluid out the fill tube. I removed the dipstick to check level and there was foamy/bubbly fluid near the top of the tube. I started it again and tried cycling left to right figuring it need
  11. Maybe 200 miles on it. It was still running and shifting last outing. i am getting real tired of this power steering crap. I can’t seem to get the damn thing bled and working for anything. kcmash
  12. Well today I got my new power steering hose in. So I crawled around and got that installed. While under the car I decided to check the tranny gear oil level. So I deserve aging idiot award. Apparently I never did put gear oil in after rebuilding. So I did discover why my tranny whined. I guess we will see if I rebuild this winter.
  13. Wow$300 for a repopulated. I guess I need to sell my NOS unit! kcmash
  14. I have multiple that need some work. PM me if interested. None of them are “paint and go” kcmash

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