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jhawk635 last won the day on June 18 2015

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  1. ::welcome:: from San Antonio! This site saved me a fortune in time, frustration, and money! I can't wait to see the finished product! Cheers!
  2. I'm running iTunes with no issues. Didn't have to do anything to make it run. Maybe not the latest version? JHawk
  3. I converted a few weeks ago to 10 and had a few issues that required going into the registry to solve. But once I fixed those it seems pretty user friendly and easy to navigate. Of course, I'm always an early adopter :D
  4. I think you're right the 1406 seems to make sense. As fate would have it (in a good way for once) my carb is actually starting to respond correctly so I may hold off on it. We'll see because I'm itching to pull the trigger. Thanks for the tip, I'm sure this will come in handy when I get there.
  5. Thanks guys! And I think you're right kid... I've been doing some research and I think these are all the parts required and this is the best set up for me: - Edelbrock 2750 intake - http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/2750/10002/-1 - Intake gasket kit - http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/210205/10002/-1 - Edlebrock 1411 750cfm carburetor - http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/1411/10002/-1 This brings up a few questions though. - Is this all I need to complete the conversion? - Will this make my set up taller? I have zero additional clearance room (see pic) - Any other things that might be an issue with going this route? Many thanks!
  6. Ok I need a little help here. I need to replace my carbonator. As most of you know I don't have a real high performance engine so I'm just looking for a good replacement. What would you guys recommend? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  7. That really does suck. We have a really big show and shine event every Friday night here in San Antonio as well. Up to 200 cars coming and going. I've seen a few idiot that feel they have to rev their motors and jump on it when parking or pulling out. No wrecks so far but I'm sure it will happen.
  8. Love this thread and agree with most of the comments. The body lines are what set these cars apart in my opinion. These cars have amazing body lines. It's amazing how many compliments I get and so many do a double take recognizing its a Mustang. It's crazy how many people say things like "wow, I'm not a Ford guy (or I never liked Mustangs) but I never realized how nice these 'verts are". I go to a local show and shine pretty often where there are typically ~200 cars on a good Friday night and been told many times that it's the nicest car in the show and they can't believe they are saying that about a Mustang. I'm like a proud papa! :D
  9. :+1: If (and a big IF) they actually produce 7173s I think it would ultimately drive up both the interest and value of our cars.
  10. Nik, I'm not sure but I think you asked how to find the centers of the three gauges so that you can start your layout. The problem in this type of measurement is that you find it difficult to measure to the center when the center of what you're measuring doesn't provide an accurate point to measure from. Assuming, in this case, the three openings are all the same size, it would be best to measure from AN EDGE of one opening to AN EDGE of the next opening. (left to left or right to right) This spacing (edge to edge) is equal to the center to center spacing and gives a sharp edge to measure to. This method can be used in many measuring applications: screw centers, distance between holes on the back of a picture and the dreaded distance between slots on the back of power strips, when trying to mount them!!! It always works! Measure twice...or three times. Once the holes are cut, as John says, from a larger piece of wood you can then cut the wood down to size, centering the three holes. Definitely cut the three holes first and then cut down to size second. Hope this helps...good luck! Eric Thanks Eric, that is exactly how I got the measurement. The crazy thing is that each of the gauges actually sit in at different angles so you have to adlib a little on the second piece of wood. Just put the gauges in and use the same measurement technique. Measure at the height you plan to attach the second piece of wood. Don't worry if it's off a hair you can always open the hole up in the direction needed. It's actually much easier than I'm making it sound. Good Luck! Here are a few pics that might help. And a few pics of the look I was going after. Being a modifier I wanted to go after a look that was unique but appears as if it's factory. I haven't seen other 7173s with all white gauges so I went for it. All in all I'm very happy with them and you cannot imagine the number of compliments I've received. I'm like a proud papa...lol :D
  11. I just started with a slightly oversized piece and started in the center and measured outward. I just trimmed it up afterwards. JHawk
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