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  1. Guess I am glad I know how to use the wayback machine, because it wiped out a number of topics and other information it seems. Upon further investigation Rocketfoot the conversion seems to have wiped out the sub-forums for all of our tutorials and how-to's in the various tech forums. The links below will show you the old sub forums in tech. https://web.archive.org/web/20160715192318/http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-tech-forums As you can see in the link below the new Tech Forum is missing all of the tutorials and how to sub-forums. https://7173mustangs.com/forums/forum/8-tech-forums/
  2. Any word on missing post's? I had multiple how to posts that seem to have disappeared. 2 examples below. https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-how-to-sbf-pmgr-starter-upgrade https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-how-to-302-3g-alternator-upgrade
  3. I didn't see it in the chain but is it a lightning truck? If so I stick to the well knowns for work and not a stealership. Tasca is great for a reasonable price on true oem parts so you don't get screwed with cheap China knockoffs though. Sent from my SM-J320V using Tapatalk
  4. Look at the size of a Mustang today and then you really get the idea of how perceptions have changed over the years. Our cars were considered huge as a Mustang. 1971 Exterior Measurements WIDTH 6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.) HEIGHT 4 ft. 2.1 in. (50.1 in.) LENGTH 15 ft. 9.51 in. (189.51 in.) WHEEL BASE 9 ft. 1 in. (109 in.) CURB WEIGHT 3560lbs. 2015 Exterior Measurements WIDTH6 ft. 3.4 in. (75.4 in.) HEIGHT4 ft. 6.4 in. (54.4 in.) LENGTH15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.) WHEEL BASE8 ft. 11.1 in. (107.1 in) CURB WEIGHT 3526lbs.
  5. If you have driven a Lincoln or other comparable land yatch of that era I think the sizes work out.
  6. Same here I have seen that car multiple times in the past and yes it does seem to have been for sale for a while.
  7. Yup those damn collapsible spares are a pain in the ass. Mine has one also don't see them much anymore. Always a pain in the ass and never air available when ya need it.
  8. On a side not I want to give a shout out to Calvert Racing. Many know exactly what I am talking about but in recent years, but some may not have noticed, many parts I have purchased for various vehicles have been been infected with a minimalist attitude. IE under engineered to the maximum. Using low grade steel or minimal thickness. So when it fails or you have problems with it the company just says well we engineered it for a stock vehicle not your modified blah blah blah. So they can basically avoid fault for their cheap ass design. I pulled the Cal-Tracs fully out of the box yesterday and took a good look at them and they are down right awesome. Thick steel, nice welds what I would expect from a anti-axle wrap setup. I will also be installing the Doetsch Tech Adjustable Shocks and will post a review of them also. They are oil filled shocks which I am generally a bigger fan of.
  9. I love how the new wheels fill the wheel well right out. Just to much black on the old setup.
  10. I finally got time today to get her out from under the cover and install the shoes. I still have to install the progressive rate 1" lowering springs up front and roller perchs also. I will report back once I get some ride time on them on how they feel. All the research paid off and they fit real nice. Before and After pics 17x8 Ansen Sprints with 235/45R17 BFG Sport Comp 2's up front 17x9 Ansen Sprints with 275/40R17 BFG Sport Comp 2's out back
  11. I got my repro grill from Don and it is real nice. From what he said they are made out of a better material also. So they are a bit mire durable than the originals.
  12. Infamous 71 Hurst 4 speed shifter boot that always splits and was only used in one year
  13. Fug the damn Roush I am in for more LTD PRON. Engine bay and stuff. Have you done any work to the rear suspension?
  14. Personally you could not talk me into giving that car up. My dad is restoring a 67 Galaxie right now and they are great cars for the age. One of my favorite non-sports car drivers. 3 Link suspension which makes them drive awesome and a punchy V8 with a little work. I am a huge fan of the new Mustangs but you have a beautiful piece of history right there and it looks tastfully built from those pictures.
  15. Are they being installed on a convertible or a hard top? Is it showing sagging already?
  16. New pullies are on the way. In the home stretch only weeks away from coming home. Still collecting parts but I am at the 90% solution right now. Amongst a new hobby I am picking up and the wife is buying a house in Kentucky. http://www.ebay.com/itm/131350066097?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Woodsnake as far as cam selection goes that one came highly recommended as far as off the shelf cams go for my build. As far as gears go I have three sets and can adjust as need. Whats in the car now may not be best. The new house I am buying has an 1/8th mile track only few miles away and I plan on having some fun with the stang on it. So I will most definitely be trying out various gears anyway.
  17. Love my Millermatic 135 great for small time work and body stuff. When I get settled in someday to my own place I will worry about a larger one. Craigslist is your friend. I got mine cash in almost brand new barely used condition with an almost full bottle for $400 with multiple spools and autodark helmet.
  18. Had a rare option this weekend and got to go to the movies while deployed. It was Interstellar or John Wick. Went with John Wick because reviews were mixed on Interstellar. A few from our group were still trying to wrap there head around Interstellar for while after watching it. Good movie the body count may have been higher than the number of words Keanu Reeves spoke in the movie. They took his car and killed his dog............
  19. My memory kinda sucks but I am almost sure it is referred to both ways in Fords own documentation. I can't find it right now but I do believe the Ford docs have been posted on this sight showing it both ways. NACA was the predecessor to NASA which developed the duct.
  20. "Traction Bars"(misnomer) They use the front leaf spring mount and attach to the bottom of the axle to keep the axle from twisting under hard acceleration, generally on take off. Potentially saving drive line from damage or failure from occuring. They have been around for many many years for one good reason. On lower to medium horsepower vehicles they work well and they look good. IMO they are a step up from Lakewood traction bars but not as good as a long bar or link suspension. I have a set of Cal-Tracs setting in my garage to install on my Stang when I get home.
  21. Great idea Kit in recent years I find more and more uses for zip strips. I am finding they are one hell of a great invention for so many reasons. They have helped more times than I can remember.
  22. Personally I would rather replace a whole door instead of skins. I have never dealt with just a damaged skin usually the lower is rusted to shit in my experience where the skin attachs to also.
  23. Most vehicles in recent years(little weary of saying all) cycle the AC Compressor on and off anyway during normal driving. That way it continues to circulate the oil throughout the system. That was part of the problem with older AC Systems. The compressor cyles on alot of vehicles when ever the environmental control system is running. That way all of the seals stayed oiled and don't dry out. Amongst other reason like windows fogging but it is built into programing. One of the cool reasons performance parts like the Killer Chiller works so well.
  24. I have agree they wrote the add as the car is without trying to beat around the bush. I love a good restomod but I always have to question the quality of work no matter what the owner/seller says. I have seen way to many hatchet jobs over the years. That and the use of custom parts can be a problem years down the road when repairs are needed and you don't know where to get the parts. That said a restomod on a car you plan to keep long term to me is totally worth it. The best of both worlds if you are not planning to show it as Concourse Original. Best kind to own because they are built to enjoy driving not just enjoy while looking through a glass screen because it might get damaged and loose some value.
  25. So what did it cost ya? I looked and looked for a few years to find a block that looked like that with no luck. Most were left to rust with no way to tell if they were in good or bad shape. Add that to the fact that the prices were out of control for a crap shoot and I ended up going with a roller 302. Looks like you are gonna be able to build a real nice setup and net some big power on it. Slow builds are not a problem mine has take over a year now. Best part was it allowed me to find the goodparts I wanted on the cheap when they were on sale to save some money. Mine is almost ready to come together when I get home later this year.
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