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droptop73

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  1. Back in the day we used windshield caulk to seal the tub to the quarter panel. Nice work BTW...
  2. I gotta confess... the console in my car has just been in there sitting loose for over 20 years. It was loose when I got the car. It's just never been high on the todo list. 🤣
  3. That would be a personal choice, I think I prefer the argent.
  4. I'm counter to the current consensus, I think your plan would look great. I'd say argent stripes and no to the rockers or the hockey sticks the dark lower body makes the car look visually higher and pencil thin. I also think it makes the car look too busy. IMO white with silver looks great and then a vermillion interior... FANTASTIC!! Black on a bright white would be too stark of a contrast.
  5. Welcome to the group from west Michigan.
  6. In my experience, header bolts continually loosen and gaskets fail. They need continual maintenance if you want them to look nice. I've never had a set of manifolds rust through.
  7. It depends on what your preferred use for the car is. I drive mine a ton and don't want the added heat, maintenance and noise of a header so it's manifolds for me. I'm also not sure how much benefit off the shelf headers are when coupled with a full exhaust system that has any level of sound control. Sound control tends to equal back pressure. Headers will undoubtedly make power when well designed and free to flow, to get the best performance they need to be custom made to suit your combination and chassis.
  8. I stayed with the glass window when I replaced my top.
  9. Welcome from west Michigan. That's a nice lookin' ride!
  10. Well, to be frank, I didn't really want a Mustang in the first place. I wanted a 68-69 LeMans convertible. As an effort to get my ex to at least tolerate my car addiction we went in search of a Mustang since she claimed to like them. FYI, previously I had a pro street 64 GTO that she HATED!!!! and honestly I got very tired of. If I hadn't followed the "trend" and cut it up I'd probably still have it. After a bit of a search I found the 73 and started getting things straightened out and drivable. Guess what... she didn't like the Mustang either. Over the years I've made the changes that transformed the car into what I wanted and like. Would I buy it again, most likely not, but at this point I love it and it's not going anywhere. It is my most comfortable pair of old shoes. When I go out for a ride, I'm in my happy place. The plans I have for continued upgrades I would plan on for whatever car I had. Besides I'm getting too old to plan and build another car... I've been with this one for 23 years now.
  11. It would be fairly simple to repair those. It looks like all straight bends.
  12. Welcome from west Michigan! Before you go wild buying parts, what do you really want to do with the car? There's no sense in building a 500 horse engine to drive to the Whippy Dip on Saturday nights. These can be great road cars (mine is) and handle real well with just a few inexpensive mods.
  13. Welcome from west Michigan! Ditto the above...
  14. I only have the issue in 5th after a long period of driving. In my case I think it's more the weight of the T handle, the shape of the lever and vibration. I am using a leather boot that places no pressure on the shifter. I am currently running a modified Hurst shifter but an MGW is on my list of things to do.
  15. I'm glad to hear your getting settled in and gainfully employed. Now... BACK TO WORK!! LOL!
  16. Welcome from another convertible guy!
  17. Welcome from west Michigan! Nice car, we have a few members in Wisconsin.
  18. It was great to meet you Tony and I'm sorry I missed Kilgon. With the heat like it was I wanted to limit the amount of time my dad and I spent at the shows. I don't have the great photos or details but it was a great time.
  19. I usually put 8 to 10k miles on a year this year is WAY down since I didn't get it going until mid July. My favorite cruise in is a 110 mile round trip, I love road trips. I built it to drive anywhere anytime. Like Tony, no winter driving here, in Michigan their idea of snow removal is to dump salt on it, no plowing, just salt... The convertible is my favorite old pair of shoes.
  20. I pack a decent array of tools along with a small floor jack and a folding jack stand a small pop-up and the necessities. You know, a cooler with snacks and beverages...
  21. I made mine from a hunk of 1/2" aluminum. I just cut away everything that didn't look like a shifter lever.
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