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  1. I just checked. They are more or less 12 and 6 o'clock. Just a little off.
  2. I need to check that. Currently my lift is engaged by a friend’s 49 Chevy truck.
  3. Thanks. I'll give that a try. I thought there might exist some kind of Gadget that would do the job but I'll try this method you mentioned, thanks a lot! A spacer is out of the question as there is a very tiny gap between the fender and the tire because of the lowered suspension.
  4. Alignment is fine. I don't think the PS box has ever been rebuilt. It might be because of the 255 tires though but if I remember correctly it also did it with the 235 ones.....
  5. Does anybody know if there is a steering rack limiter available for our cars? Or if there is another remedy? I need to prevent the front left tire from rubbing on the frame rail when turning it all the way to the left. They complained about it during inspection and it won't pass next time if the problem persists. I know that the problem is common to our cars but they don't care.
  6. Yeah, they really screwed that up. The quality of that magazine has been gradually declining for a few years. But I’m really happy my car was featured in it because this was the magazine we would all drool over as teenagers (one of them at least! ;) ) and I was even more thrilled because it made the cover.
  7. So today I've had my 72 for 20 years exactly. A lot has happened during those 20 years. she's seen 5 different sets of rims, has been restored, got a new crate engine, an AOD transmission, a new 3.8 rear end, served as my wedding vehicle, has been to Italy twice, Austria, Hamburg, the Dutch coast an many many more destinations in Europe... I personally put a little over 235000 kilometers (146000 miles) on it. it was featured in three German magazines (once even made the cover), it was used as a background picture on the website of an Australian parts supplier (without my knowledge) ..... the wife is long gone but the Mustang is still there... and most of all I found this forum and met a whole lot of awesome people because of her, many from this forum (James, Chuck, Dave, Don, Roy, Rush, Travis, Tim, Eddie ... I hope I haven't forgotten anyone) she's come a long way but I think she aged well
  8. There was this guy whose mother died (they were very close) and then he went into a depression which made him distant and withdrawn and which eventually made his (very hot) wife of over 20 years divorce him... so after life threw some more nasty things at him he decided he’d had enough, that the movie sucked and he’d leave the theater. Now this guy has a (also very hot) lady friend who lives about an hour away from him and on that particular night she’s at home, goes into full panic mode, cries and tells her partner “there’s something wrong with x !!!” She doesn't bother to get in touch with the guy but immediately calls the cops to check on him and she really needs to convince them as they say she has nothing to go by. The next day the guy wakes up in ICU and she shows up an hour later to care for him. Ok, they’d been texting that night but the guy did not hint at what he was gonna do, the psychiatric nurses told the guy later that even with their specific training they would never have guessed anything from those messages. How did she know?! She had nothing to indicate something was wrong...... yet she knew without a doubt......
  9. Yes, that’s Angelos car. You can look up and follow the whole build here on the forum. This is one of my favorite cars ever and Angelo has mad skills and a great eye for details.
  10. What Himikiller said. The rockers are zinc (?) coated on the outside so they don't rust where you can see it. They'll look perfectly good but rust from the inside out. what you don't want is a newly painted car fail inspection 16 months later because the rockers burst open and the rusted innards spill out like you tipped over a box of corn flakes. ask me how I know..... or better yet don't... because it's one of those memories I'm trying to forget. :)
  11. The metal on our cars is really strong and can hold a model easily without bending. It all depends on how picky you are with your car but the paint won't suffer either unless she's wearing rivets or something metal that can scratch the paint. I mean even the fiberglass scoop held her easily. ....
  12. I surprised myself by quite successfully fixing some major curb rash on one of my 124 Spiders rims. It's easier than I thought! Nevertheless I'm still proud of myself. ;)
  13. I spent the day at the studio with our singer while she recorded some vocals for our new album.... so nothing car related at all... but I’d choose time with her over a car anytime. :)
  14. last time something like that happened to me was when I was installing the sport suspension in my 124 Spider. I was trying to loosen the bolt that holds the lower end of the shock absorber in the left front wheel well. The head of bolt is facing toward the front of the car so I have to push the ratchet towards the car. (The car is on the lift at the height of my chest). I remember thinking that maybe I should turn the ratchet 180 degrees so that I’d pull instead of push but... you know... stupidity! as we all know bolts come in two versions: totally stuck or free as a bird ... with no transition whatsoever between the two states. I’m throwing all my weight against the ratchet repeatedly and suddenly the bolt gives and I fall forward propelled by all my weight.. aaand of course I scrape my arm on some sharp point on the lower A arm. But the worst part was.... I had to become stationary somehow.... welp, that happened by hitting my face nose first into the front fender of the car. I heard a sharp crack inside my skull, my nose and some of my face became numb immediately and blood was pouring out of my nose. Despite all that my nose was not broken and the pain subsided only a few minutes later so I guess I was lucky. But I think the scar on my arm will stay for good. It’s been about 6 weeks and it’s still clearly visible. And that, my friends is why I’m not a mechanic. 🙄
  15. Unfortunately humans are not designed to travel at higher speeds in metal cages where you risk hitting things. We need to deal with it. Just like you enjoy your bacon on your burger and don’t think of your arteries although you know it’ll kill you eventually. I drive my Mustang way too fast on way too winding roads but it’s fun. If I screw up... well I’ll have to tell myself “told you so”. It’s only gotten worse with the Fiat 124 Spider... small two seater roadster with over 200 hp and a manual transmission... I only try to make sure I don’t take anyone else with me on my way out I love Jeremy Clarkson’s quote: “speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary is what gets you”!
  16. I love clay bats. It’s the only real car care product I ever use as I hate detailing cars. But clay bars make the job so much easier. Parked under a tree? Clay bar. Bird shit? Clay bar! Plus they rock when it comes to windshields!!! Great result on your car!!
  17. Regarding the topic at hand: I took a year off the forum because my life basically fell apart and I had too much personal stuff going on. Plus i don’t really care about my vert anymore (just missed a once in a lifetime opportunity to get rid of it) and as a consequence I no longer care much about talking about it or topics related to it. Other things have taken over. My band is coming along nicely, I did a course on building guitars so I’m setting up a workshop to build guitars... and I bought a Fiat 124 Spider which is way more fun than the 72. (Sorry for the blasphemy!) I cannot stress enough how much this forum has been helpful over the years and how many nice people I met on here (some have even become dear friends in real life) and I really appreciate everything this forum (and its members) gave me. But I really don’t feel like posting anymore (or even reading for that matter).
  18. I honestly thought for a second that that was my car in the background!! 😃
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