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Manu Mach1

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  1. Rockauto tells me that according to the manufacturer's specifications, KYB in this case, these suspensions fit on our 71/73. As a result, I get half my money back because what I received is what I ordered, and should fit on my car, so we share the blame. I would have preferred that they send me back material that can be mounted. Another order to place, another shipping cost, another customs cost.
  2. The front suspension I try to install are KG 4504 and are shorter than the original ones. I need to change them for sure. If KYB#343156 are longer, that's what I need.
  3. From drum to disk. One side is done, almost. The KYB gas is shorter than the ones I had, probably the original ones, wait until the car is on the ground.
  4. I'm originally an auto mechanic but I've hardly ever done it professionally, just for myself, for my own enjoyment, and for family and friends when needed. Everything I do on my Mustang I learned here, we have a lot of similarities, then come some differences between the coupes, convertibles and Sportroof and Mach1. We have a lot of litterature that helps us understand and do repairs, maintenance. On my side I share my knowledge and if I can help I will. We are not born with an infinite science, we learn every day.
  5. I remember I had the same issue on my first Mustang, ordered the wrong coupler. Today, on the Mach1, I removed the Lares 202, and was able to connect the 201 I had since years, I don't really understand as it sould be or 36 or 31 splines... And just realize I need to turn it half round
  6. Is the hole for the passage of the gearshift to the floor the same size for automatic or manual gearboxes ?
  7. I'm in too, but XL as European size and not US one, as they are not the same size, but you know that :)
  8. What gaskets did you use between the spindles and the dust shield ? Looks like they are in cork material but as they are distroyed and dirty...
  9. Nice story, sad on one hand, but on the other, it's in memory of your friend and a part of your story. Lots of tips here to start giving this car a new life.
  10. This car sleeps all his life in a garage, looks in very good condition.
  11. Fabrice is a very patient man. I say that because of all his great work, but also because he's giving me some help to learn about plating, cause I'm a quick learner but I need a long explanation ;)
  12. Here is the engine block back from the mechanic. I must have almost all the spare parts to rebuild this engine. I'll now need patience and methodology to be able to reassemble everything in good order and above all to start it, it will be my best gift. I'll be free in two weeks and then I'll be able to start the reassembly.
  13. I'm in. All the good advice I got here means a lot compared to my modest participation. For the best 71/73 site ever.
  14. Hello, thank you for your post. I am on my first rebuilding engine process, so about technical things I am not the best. But I will use my stock heads, valves I have are from Alex's parts.

    Tomorrow I need to bring heads to the machinist cause not enough clearence between stem valves and new guides.

  15. I can't help it, but it reminds me of a distributor I just bought, it's supposed to be new, and I got screwed. A first class fiddling has been done on this igniter, really strange fiddling. And you can see the stock distributor from my 73 Mach 1 and its original pin. Hope nothing else has been damage in your engine. Good luck.
  16. The camshaft will be very close as the stock one, so yes, it's a good point to keep my stock heads.
  17. Always sad to read those bad news. myeloma disease was that one which took my dad, I know what it does. Sorry for your loss, today for mother's day we have a though for you and your kids and grand kids. May she is in Mustang heaven.
  18. And you need the right thermostat, Robert Shaw 333 series or equivalent which seat on the restrictor plate.
  19. 73 heads with 2.05/1.65 valves and 71 heads with 2.19/1.71 valves, both are open chambers. knowing that I found this pair of 71 cylinder heads for cheap, the guides are ok, but that I already had the valve guides and reinforced seats installed on the 73s. What would be your choice, and why? 73 351C 4V heads 4 bolts main.
  20. It's done! All is in place, was not so easy, because the worth thing is to be a snake to connect all things in horizontal position with not much room under the dash board. But to me was the not easiest part to do, not the work, but all different parts needed to do the swap how it need to be done.
  21. "First the Scott Drake bearing kit is installed on the CLUTCH shaft, not the brake" You just gave me the answer I inserted the clutch pedal through the brake one, so the brake pedal is not on its position, how could I do this mistake! It's why on one of my pics the brake pedal is lower than the clutch one. But everything comes together very easely, it's why I didn't imagine make a wrong assembly. I have to wait friday to setup all correctly :(
  22. Non monsieur, that pin touch nothing, but thanks to dig with me :) Next weekend I will remove the Scott Drake kit and try with the automatic brake pedal. The supports holes are oblong, it could be this, maybe...
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