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  1. Those QA1s are really great! Put them on mine and Koni Klassics in the rear.....Set those QA1s on the stiffest @ 12 level.
  2. not differential but tranny-Toploader offa a 71 mustang, HD for the 429 motor, can it be adopted to ....72 mustang 351 Cleveland.
  3. Just had the rear seal replaced(little leak) with upgrading the clutch to an 11" disc and the Ram performance clutch, 'HD'(heavy duty) to give it the edge to hand from 300-550ft lbs torque.However, just a little late to take her up to Watkins to watch the kwik fuel races. Next step is to repair the stock console and reinsert new inner door panels. Just had the rear seal replaced(little leak) with upgrading the clutch to an 11" disc and the Ram performance clutch, 'HD'(heavy duty) to give it the edge to hand from 300-550ft lbs torque.However, just a little late to take her up to Watkins to watch the kwik fuel races. Next step is to repair the stock console and reinsert new inner door panels.
  4. Finally upgraded the stock clutch assembly for a Ram Performance Clutch 'Powergrip HD' Kit. ie, 11" disc, 1 1/8" X 10-spline. A better match for those Clevelands of 300-550hp.
  5. Another car cowboy here. LOL My Cleveland has solid lifters and a Lunati Voodoo Cam which the motor rated at 9.5:1 compression and the top loader w/Hurst wide ratio 4 on the floor w/3.5 rear axle plus a Gear Vendors 'Overdrive'. Since it had an Edelbrock (either performer or Air Gap) 4 barrel intake manifold that's rigged for an EFI unit w/700cfm 4 barrel carb however had a bad rating on to the rear wheels so to make up for it, am having a Ram clutch assembly installed for racing sensitivity.So, what kind of hp between engine and rear wheel does your 400 handle.
  6. Yeah man. Went out to the garage to fire her up, and found this. :^/ Yeah its a day to pick. Its April Fools Day. Today I hide!
  7. Got mine like yours though at 165,000 miles when acquired in 2003 was a pewter gray body w/black interior got it when it was changed to Wimbledon white-did the mod of aftermarket AC. Wished I had it back in 83 when I was living in S. Ft Myers and working at Ft Myers Community Hospital and would not have moved away-to N.E. FL for better employ. Found w/mine, the little changes like 1995 mustang model 'special white' paint exterior, sprint decals and chrome accent made all the difference for me. Got mine like yours though at 165,000 miles when acquired in 2003 was a pewter gray body w/black interior got it when it was changed to Wimbledon white-did the mod of aftermarket AC. Wished I had it back in 83 when I was living in S. Ft Myers and working at Ft Myers Community Hospital and would not have moved away-to N.E. FL for better employ. Found w/mine, the little changes like 1995 mustang model 'special white' paint exterior, sprint decals and chrome accent made all the difference for me.
  8. Out of Lincoln Nebraska, a real photographer with the cars, especially the mustangs, Royce Kugler (on facebook) to check out when you are ready for a photo-shoot. (Even does calendars)
  9. At 165,000 miles had it rebuilt and modded widening oilers as well convert from q-code hydraulic lifters to solid lifters and from the 8.6 compression to 9.5 and told with an oil change over w/XADO can boost that compression to the closest like the q-code in the 1970 mustang mach 1(10.0:1), change over from 3.00 or 3.27 by the time I picked it up to find rear axle ratio of 3.5:1 but as it had 2 barrel intake manifold on the 650 holley boosted the torque/lbs to 289lbs at @ 350hp out of the engine but having to always readjust the air fuel mix and like shake the car apart on jack rabbit starts did a conversion over to the Edelbrock Air Gap 4 barrel intake manifold set up for an EFI(Holley Avenger w/700cfm 4 barrel carb-self learning system on that Cleveland) and further with a stiffer clutch assembly called a Ram Clutch for immediate response in take off w/limited slip posi and anti hop set up in the rear as well in the middle of a monolith leaf springs like the heavy duty Gymkana suspension had on the early corvette.(L-88, 82.... high performance models)And as always, supplied mega photos on my photo album. Hmmm-seen some awesome intercooled bi-turbos w/sprayer technology out there but just not on this years mustang Clevelands but that set up should produce a@ 650 hp or further w/modding the Cleveland inti a408 ci. Guy w/out an EFI but w/73 vert w/@ 20,000 into his w/408 mod as well Nitro set up has that hp. Dan Herberth, President of Pig Vicious Racing on face boo(wasan all mustang race club but just opened up to other racers) out of Glassboro, NJ think will do the quarter in just excess of 7 seconds that to run it on the (ATCO) track had to have a roll bar installed in the rear seat.
  10. Don't forget the upgrade of the R-code or H.O. leaf springs however what I am looking into for my q-r code modded 72 convertible is the old corvette 'monolith' leaf springs for that 'Gymkana' suspension feel.
  11. If keeping it with the Q-code(Hydraulic lifters) but adding some horsepower, like ~ of mine upon an overhaul and mod-opening up the oilers and increasing the compression(however modded further with solid lifters like with the R-code) pushed up the hp and further modifying the clutch assembly to what is called a Ram clutch which is stiffer for more frine tune responsiveness and further with a stiffer lear springs ~ 'monolith springs' as more of ~ corvette 'Gymkana' suspension stiffer that makes it feel like it has even more torque/lbs over what it really has.
  12. @ your quandaries @your 72 Mustang Mach 1, back then you could get whatever you wanted on your mustang and back then seemed more sold without AC because people did not see spending that little extra was worth it....some looked at better gas mileage and performance w/out.....the thing about a registration, in 72 it was a sticker and rarely upon past owners repainting it would forget about that sticker on thedriver inner door jamb and inadvertently gotten sanded off and as for the sales papers.....also forgotten-misplaced from one owner to the next and such a vehicle really popular to modify the way you wanted it......but you have to have a tin strip riveted to the dash with the VIN number pressed out. Do not know if you can take a number off the engine, tranny, body, chassis to crossreferernce. Windsor motor being one of the options has its belt encased with the motor as opposed to the Cleveland,(think or vice a versa). The Cleveland having canted valves, got to get into the engine to find out. Lots of mustangs were exported to Mexico. Cannot recall what they called them, ie, like since Germany had a mustang w/in some other manufacturer so they had to change(and likely more rigid with pollution devices as it required to be able to ship out and go through their customs, was called the 'T-5'. If the 72;s like mine had just a sticker, bet the same sticker for the 73 model. (bet you never saw one between 71-3 convertible w/roll bar)
  13. PS-You must know about where Sam Clemens did all of his writing, 20 summers in his wife's family farm, foothills of Elmira, NY Quarry Farm, Langdon girl. Then pedaled his books in the NewEngland States during the winter months. Elmira, my home town and my Elmira College where his study is on display while the rest up in Syracuse University on display.
  14. You are on. Someday, but the moment, the Mrs having a few cats, though 17 years old.....keeping us here, but how long can they live? In the meantime, as soon as the weather breaks for Spring and the state stops putting down this heavy chemical mix w/the salt and sand that virtually 'rots' even the best rust protected car. If you get on the facebook '7173mustangs' you can see back on our Halloween holiday, eve, a video clip of me dragging around Latrobe's Airport w/the mustang. (ie, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, where the PGA golfer was born, raised and still operates out of as well where Mr Rogers of the TV show 'Mr Rogers Neighborhood' born, raised and passed on back in 2003, a local show mostly for the young at heart, filmed in Pittsburgh for decades) My facebook on that mustangs.com is under my name Michael Kohan. Enjoy a ride on me!
  15. Hello to Heidelberg from ground zero where this website was founded and .....I moved here in 03. Spent over a couple year working for the US Air Force active military at Wiesbaden Air Base however never gotten a chance to return since visiting your city and enjoying your 'strawberry champage' by your town's Henkel Trocken Champagne factory there, in their gigantic bottles......was very affordable through our bx package store and most delicious beyond compare to any other sparkling wines and champagnes anywhere. Is the factory still open producing them and where are they currently shipping to in the U.. S. and of what do they sell for locally?
  16. Welcome from ~ 'Ground Zero' of this site! Been living in Latrobe where it all started since 03. Your founder and gracious host, Rocketfoote or Barry has really done a professional job setting up this site and the further build up to where it has become the best mustang site on the internet. As a veteran of the bottom part of 'upstate, New York'(Elmira) feel for you with the current weather(with a friend just North of there in Ithaca). Also, being a veteran of the Air Force w/ last assignment of just less than 2 years at a tiny air (radar) site called Duluth International Airport(2,200 foot elevation and one mile south of Duluth(on Lake Superior), MN. About your car, love to see some pics of it and if you ever find your way near my member site, have over 300 pictures(generally of my mustang from acquisition, tear down/rebuild/modify. Though still have some tweaking-kinda like maintenance at this point with replacing the clutch, picture enclosed is mine that made 2014 calendar for the month of March. Mike
  17. You are really taking the last great effort by Carroll Shelby(in only licensing work though in authorizing modification of the 71-2 mustangs(9 mustangs exported to Europe C/O Claude Dubois/Belguim to design into the 1971-2 Shelby GT350/500 EUROPAs where only 6 known to have survived over the years-on file w/SAAC)
  18. @ p/u parts-maybe not rubber gaskets but after looking at mustang pats-specialty parts for availability and cost - check from 7173 face book to here and actually when finding an accumulation of parts in your garage for only $25 to upgrade as a VIP member, you have further rights to .....and selling them here. I can relate to condition we thought it was when we purchased ours then the further closer w looked.....the more we found. Not necessarily on how much we paid-the more the better condition....mine though new could not trust for the low sticker and the bound and determine to get to work w/for the options it had.....you can see for yourself of my 300+ photos on my photo album-could sense once I sand blasted the body, to see what was under the gunk and of coures w/ 156,000 miles on the odometer.
  19. Welcome to the site. From a 20 year veteran from Daytona Beach area. Question, got a friend, retired from Metro-Dade, Detective in Homicide far as I know was either Leutenant or Captain back last century, was in the Security Police Squadron Weisbaden Air Base, Germany mid 70sd(I was in an Electronic Squadron on that base, then) then ended up finishing his tour at that Air Force Base in their Sp Sq then took his experience and became a detective in that Miami Police Dept. John Butchko(current an investigator w/a cruise lines). I lost contact w/him back when that big hurricane that hit where he lived in Kendall. Figure w/you in the fire dept. must have come in contact w/him or his coharts like (as I hear) Espinoza(sp?) I moved away from working back in the 90's(in New Smyrna resident and thereabout since 83) Arrived up here in Latrobe in 03. Between retiring from USPS Daytona area and only survivor of my family lineage, been in a reattempt to re-acclimate back North. Fortunate for the realty market back then is how I pulled that off, though. Lookin fwd in seeing your mustang. See mine, a total restore, seems over and over but as soon as tweaking out these inner door panels and new clutch, .....with all the modifications, something like a 72 Shelby GT 350 EUROPA (clone).lollerz
  20. Always wanted to mod my 72 convertible w/power windows but do not have the garage set up w/tools and experience for such a endeavor. The auto electric shop that does a lot of my work says its impossible unless you change out the entire door? I feel to disagree however cutting into an existing inner door panel to customize as sell, ....the expense of finding them then restoring it.....very labor intensive with the right experienced hands....guess I will have to stay with my roll downs(as if they ever go up, that is, if I am the only one in its cockpit. 'To find a perfectly low mileage w/all the options' a rare, which I would only see possible if the prior owner willed it to me upon his demise as 'who would ever give away such a treasure for what the industry's blue book value has greatly underappreciated of our 71-3 models'?
  21. Just joined the winning circle, per se.(purchase a calendar) Looking fwd to seeing it! Till then, got my first video of running the vert though not here but on the facebook 7173mustangs.com couple days ago, under name, Michael Kohan.
  22. @ belts, had an after market AC installed as well changing intake manifolds and ever since, its been squealing, and even after replaceing a cracked bolt holding the alternator, still squeals. Anyother ideas on that? I really want to run it but......
  23. Working on a better clutch assembly and pad for a better abuse, err....., response About the last thing on this mustang project before putting it on the track.
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