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Everything posted by mjlan

  1. My $0.02 is don't start fixing a problem you don't have. Better things to spend your time and money on.
  2. As Geoff says, I am pretty sure that the stampings you show are consistent with those of an original bumper. I changed mine recently and it has the same type of stampings. I've stared at the date code stamping and I think the '2' after the date code is the stamping plant shift not the MY, I think the MY is the two digits after the '71M.' Yours would be (IMO) 9/27/71, 2 rd shift, so if your car was an early-ish October '71 build 72 then likely original. My car is an August of '70 build, so this bumper is likely original (8/19/70 3rd shift):
  3. I didn't really make much progress on this over the winter. I ordered some new Deluxe door panels from Mustang Market so will be attempting to get those installed here at some point. I have a 501" stroker engine in the works but its taking a while. I have an old FRPP crate 460 engine that I think I'm going to stick in the car as it is just too gutless with the 429 that's in there now. I'm accumulating the bits and pieces to do that now. Chris hooked me up with nice straight bumper- thank you sir!
  4. Check with Don @ OMS, he has parts cars. Or Motorcity Mustang, I think Mike also has a few he's parting out.
  5. If your car is using the factory-style engine mounting system, then these are the mounts you need https://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_page.asp?itemid=2559 These are two-piece mounts- there is an adapter with studs that bolt to the block and then these attach to the adapters and sit on the frame perches. Looks like this:
  6. If you have a backdrive rod installed the collar on your column will rotate when you move the shifter out of Park. If the collar doesn't move when you move the shifter somebody has already tossed the bacckdrive rod in the trash...
  7. You can unscrew the needle and seat without removing the bowl if its a Holley-style bowl. Sounds like maybe something wrong with the needle....
  8. I would be interested, I am in metro Detroit as well... -Matt
  9. Love the '80's look! Reminds me of the cars in magazines back at those times...
  10. As long as when you install the trans and go to tighten the converter bolts/ nuts it pulls the convertor forward towards the flexplate you are good...
  11. Interesting car. Is a retail order a customer order? If so, I bet that person was nervous as hell that the car wouldn't get built that late in the model in the year...
  12. You don't have to pull the fenders off. Its tricky with two hands and easier with a helper- a mirror, flashlight and a cellphone after some cleaning will tell you the partial on the shock tower drop off. Remove one or both front wheels and you can get in there...
  13. Below are pics that I have stolen from the internet over the years. The white car I have labeled as 'unrestored,' but that just means that somebody selling the car claimed that, I didn't verify! The white car seems to have the same vacuum hose location as the dirty green car but not as the clean red one. I assume the clean red one is wrong? I messed with the aftermarket RA setup on my car as the PO had just used generic hardware to install it and it looked horrible. My vacuum hose kit did not come with the metal P-clamps that hold the hose to the plenum so I had to dig around at Lowe's or Menards to find something that looked appropriate.
  14. I had a spindle break on me. I was cruising around on some country roads and when I was slowly crawling through the gas station parking lot the spindle snapped between the inner and outer races. Not fun to try and get the car moving again with the rotor wedged into the caliper in the middle of a gas station parking lot but could have been a lot worse...
  15. Hood twist locks? So is it originally ram air or what? Neat car for sure.
  16. The 429 engine side brackets are hard to find! I've been trying to locate one to use as a pattern for a while also. @Hemilkiller: if you do get one to use as a pattern, build an extra and I'll buy it from you... -Matt
  17. Stock ignition? I have had a condenser go bad and it would run fine until the condenser got hot and then gradually start to miss and finally die. I thought it was fuel related and it drove me crazy.
  18. I duplicated this No need to cut the trunk floor. My car is still in a million pieces though so no idea how it'll work. Another option to consider.
  19. Sorry, this is part two, the above is just the old boy tongue waggin
  20. I'm with Don- it can be done with success, but not without proper technique and equipment. I would start with asking engine builders or restorers who they use for block repair. The process is the same as the material is the same- furnace to pre-heat the part and then the right materials for the welder. There are a couple of videos this guy put out there and its crazy how good they turn out...
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