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  1. Stanglover, I may have posted on this before, I cannot recall. So thanks for reminding me. Since last time I worked this problem I added the 1/4 inch spacer gasket which is a single plane opening to avoid throttle plate drag and not interfere with the RAM Air interface height. I have also broke out the timing light and made sure the timing is correct. That part is holding well. I am very unimpressed with Holley's location for the fast idle adjustment screw. That is just a dumb idea. I seem to have that OK, but it is tough to get it to catch the first cold start, then it seems to hang on way too long, but I obviously have more to correct here. I was thinking of the solenoid route as mentioned above. My Ford solenoid will not fit, and I am unsure of the correct bracket/solenoid for my Holley so far. So I will look at an additional spring to start things off. If someone has more for me to try I am open to advice. KCMASH
  2. I need some help again. The Setup: 71 351c 4v quench heads, mild cam, Holley 670 Ultra carb, 1/4 inch spacer gasket, original throttle cable, 4-speed. The Problem: The car does not like to return to idle when driving. Likes to hang at 1300 to 1500 at stop lights and between gears. When revving it tends to return to idle slow. When warm and try to shut the car off it will knock and sputter then spew vapor out of the carb. I often have to kill it with a clutch dump when it starts knocking. Advice needed: Should I start with carb return springs. All I have is the original Ford throttle cable. Are they different for 2v, 4v, auto or manual? Need some help here as this makes it not friendly to drive and embarrassing to turn off in front of others. kcmash
  3. Same as Chuck, I bought a box of the 3M black strip caulk. Works great and even looks original. Kcmash
  4. It is an original radiator. I forgot about the stamping on the side of the radiator. Thanks. Yep I figure a 300 to 500 mile engine will be running warm too. kcmash
  5. Silly question, but I forget how full the radiator should be. When I look down the fill opening there is a tube standing about 2/3 of the way up toward the cap. My coolant level is about 4 inches below that. The last time I was out I was trying to adjust the timing. I had been driving about 20 minutes and stopped to make an adjustment. I turned the car off for a couple minutes then started it to head out again. Some spectators commented that I was loosing fluid. When I checked the temp gage, it was all the way to the hot side. I sat for about 20 minutes then decided to drive for home. As I took off the temp went from 3/4 to high on the temp then finally started cooling and came down into the lower 1/3 of the gage for the rest of the trip home. So with no overflow reservoir I am concerned about running my fluid too low, and also concerned about over filling it. What is the correct coolant level? kcmash
  6. I have a factory pedal set I am willing to sell. I believe the pin is in the non-power brake position. Pedal box clutch pedal, brake pedal all in great shape. Stored in doors so they are not rusty. asking $300 plus shipping. kcmash
  7. It does NOT look correct, but I think it is an easy fix. Considering that the cluster. Will go in and then you will have a plastic bezel on the top, you will not have visibility of the. repair area. The most concerning part of this is getting that bent section straight enough to allow the air vent assembly to properly seat in its opening. So I would use that vent as your guide to straightening the bent portion. kcmash
  8. I’ve got one in the garage. Shoot me a PM. kcmash
  9. Nice try, but it looks like contestant #2 is a JC Penny photoshop. Look at where her feet hit the ground, then it all becomes clear. She was not photographed with the car. Detective kcmash
  10. Pretty, but I don’t understand it being worth that value. In the write up they say they went from the original pewter to this color, they reduced compression from 11.7 to 9.4 or so, and they changed the rear end out from the 3:91. Additionally, the front chassis paint is incorrect. Also stated that the block and the differential were not numbers matching, has a different carb, and that it comes with the original exhaust manifolds, meaning it’s probably got headers. So don’t think I am dissing the seller for not being original, as my car is far from original. I just think the pricing is way off. 1, you can tell Hagerty what ever you want to insure the car for, so an Hagerty value of 109,000 is way high. He is asking $89,xxx or so. So in my opinion, this is almost a restomod versus a concourse. I think he would be hard pressed to get $50k for it. If all the original parts came with it, I might consider $50k. But this does not have the right elements for collector originality. kcmash
  11. Hood trim will not work with the Ram Air hood. I have the hood trim I will sell. I don’t have the fender trim. kcmash
  12. How do you guys repair this? Model glue? JBWeld? Solvent? Which solvent for the console repairs?
  13. Any good tips on locating the holes for the console through the new carpet? I am thinking of coming up from the bottom side with a hot soldering iron so the screws wont snag the carpet. Did you locate the previous mounting holes, or just drill new ones? kcmash
  14. I got some stuff. I can’t locate the spare taillight harness now, but I have the fuel extender in good shape. $50, 000 or best offer. I believe this is the one from Elvis’s Boss. kcmash
  15. I would talk to a stripe installer or Phoenix Graphics. There is some type of reactivating solution for the vinyl. kcmash
  16. Got the blower back in. It works well. Center stack is back in, need to find my new pedal rubber and install those and then put the drivers bucket back in. kcmash
  17. I am putting reproduction bezels in my dash now. Amazing how reproduction screw bosses are in the wrong location and not tall enough in some cases plus poor gate trimming on an appearance surface. They took some cheap cuts in the reproduction stuff. Question. Why are you installing the console before the dash? Or did I read that wrong? The console has always been the first thing I remove when doing dash or center stack work. kcmash
  18. Interesting! Is the D1ZZ a 2.25 inch diameter inlet? Do you have 2 of them or just 1? kcmash
  19. Well, where is your passion? Is it in the building and the “I did this” factor. Or is it in the pleasure of driving the car. With the classic look already in hand, the restomod luxury is quite appealing. A crate Coyote, or Shelby engine from a newer car to give quick starts, high torque, and fun drive ability is not a bad proposal. kcmash
  20. That one is pretty rough. Trying to contact them to see if I can get it.
  21. Found my problem with the blower. The cage fan is bent. I checked it and found it out of round. Since I don’t know how to get it back to round I am glad I have a spare lying around. So here is my stupid confession. When taking the fan off my original motor it was stuck. So I sprayed a little pb blaster on the spindle area and let it soak overnight. The next day when I picked the assembly up the fan slid right off the motor shaft and the gravity in my garage worked perfectly. There was no real evidence of damage from the fan taking the 42 inch fall, but it did happen. So now I am soaking the spare fan with PB Blaster to get it off of the spare motor. Hopefully I Han get this one off without dropping it. With the speedo cable I think that was my problem too. Not all the way onto the instrument cluster. So with the revised cable routing you used Kilgon does the cable slant up to the speedometer, or slope down. I may pull mine back out and rerout while I am in there. kcmash
  22. Mine needs to be redone. The painter used flex agent in the paint, but not in the primer. It cracked when I bolted the urethane part to the inner crash bar structure. They will flex a lot on the upper lip near the grille, and I have seen many a circular crack from the front edge bumping into something. kcmash
  23. All of mine are in the “wish I woulda bought category”. My car now is the only one I ever pulled the trigger on, and it is nothing big from the factory. I grew up not so well off, so money didn’t always flow my way. But I have a great family, plenty of worlds greatest coach plaques and worlds best dad plaques, but just one cool Mustang. kcmash
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