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mdunlap

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  1. Will e Please forgive me if you already know this and I expect some pushback from others as well. There are 3 main places to start in diagnostics with our computer-less engines. And they are the fire triangle; fuel, fire and air. If you have an intermittent fault that is quickly fluctuating, all of them can be the source from a poorly operating carb, to a vacuum leak to a number of ignition issues and even compression. First, chose 1 of the 3 based on what you know about your engine. If you just purchased/changed/messed-with something in one of these categories (fuel, fire, air) this is likely the area to start your work. Second, though I consider all of the given advice valuable, I suggest sticking with that specific point of the fire triangle until you have exhausted all probable cause before moving to the next. For instance, if you start with ignition (fire) stick with it and move on to the next (air or fuel). Finally, this approach will not only help you better keep track of what you're doing but more than likely reduce your trouble-shooting time and save you money from switching parts.
  2. Nice ride! I would love to have a daily driver like that. BTW, Cuda, weren't you already a Mopar lover?
  3. That sounds like an awesome deal! My kids or the car? My kids or the car? Hmmmm.
  4. Same thing with this!!! My 12 year-old son accidentally found it when researching a science project. What is it?
  5. Here it is. I sold her to help Marissa with college. :heart: Previous Owner put Mach I stripes on it which I took off shortly after this photo.
  6. Remember this one? Dodge and Shelby both want to scrub their badge off!
  7. Yeah, I like them both as well. Thanks for sharing your expertise! I won't have to do it twice.
  8. Ready to jump railroad tracks on the way to the beer store? Oh wait! That was me!
  9. I had "Mustang" preceded by a pony on my '69 Sportsroof. It had to be stock as old as it looked. It felt like concrete and was off-white. I don't mind the look for a non-decal/accented car like yours. My '69 was black jade in color and no other decals. I'll post a picture later.
  10. ::welcome:: from Murfreesboro, TN. Very nice!!!
  11. Check out page 3 of "Grabber Green 71 mach 1 restomod." It looks like they are spot welded.
  12. Will this take off color? Should this be a wipe of lacquer or long soak? I'm sure the hand cleaner is used to remove the lacquer but which softens the insulation, the lacquer or cleaner? Thanks! Similarly, W&G cleans while Vinylex protects. Which one softens brittle insulation? Thanks also! :D
  13. I'm so jealous of the room you have in your garage! That's an amazing workspace. Oh, the car looks pretty good too. :rolleyes:
  14. ::welcome:: from Murfreesboro, TN.
  15. ::welcome:: from Murfreesboro, TN.
  16. Absolutely! And get that shiny engine before that Shiny ring! You remind me of my daughter! She works at a tire and light engine repair shop while going to college. She and you would hit it off! :D
  17. Elizabeth73, Set yourself a short-term and long-term goal. Before you decide what to do, figure out how much money you can spend. This means no credit cards but cash. Even if it takes a few months to come up with enough money for a used carb and intake, you will never have buyer's remorse because you won't be looking at a credit card statement. Set your short-term goal for Spring and your long-term goal for maybe a year after you start your post-college job. This will help you hone down what you want and can do. It can be frustrating to look at ALL options and you may make a mistake if you act too soon. Chew on advice, and study how your mods will effect your performance while you practice patience.
  18. I read right past that! It's a '73. My daughter's Maxima has 250k on it and her front mount is dust. She and I are doing this for her car ThanksGiving weekend. The cheapest I can find her motor mount is $140. Crazy! It has a sensor built in it and only throws a code if it's unplugged. The thing doesn't sense anything other than that.
  19. I have a set of motor mounts with deteriorated rubber and am thinking of attempting a DIY from a Nissan enthusiast site. I've read last January's "Motor Mount Rebuild or ??" thread on our site and noticed an option of repair was $225 sending them to http://www.mustangsetc.com/73-mustang-30...-fastback/. There was also a link to a $280 aftermarket option. Take a look at this site. http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/make-your-own-motor-mounts-heres-how.html Now take a look at the cost of a lb. of this material. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=flexane+94&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=31013823085&hvpos=1s4&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17609883486692119011&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3e9lncbd1f_e Why couldn't I dig out the remainder of the rubber, clean and paint the mounts, and poor the flexane in the empty cavity? This is the stats of the flexane: hardness of 97A (Shore D scale) and a tensile strength of 2800 psi. To do both mounts the total cost would be about $60 with cleaner, paint and flexane. What do you think?
  20. Thank you for reminding me of Australia's involvement in WWI. http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/A02022
  21. mdunlap

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    I understand now. It's good you have parents with room. ::thumb::
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