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    1970 Sportsroof #2 almost as long
    1971 Sportsroof M-code #3 needs money
    2008 GT #4 where the money went
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  1. I think the red stripe would look better on a silver car with a vermillion interior. Either way the trick is to match the stripe color to the interior color. Different reds would look weird. Since you seem to be not doing side vraphics, what type of striping are you doing?
  2. The Opels originally had hot water chokes, nothing electric, so no oem hookup option for us. Smart people replace the oem Solex with an aftermarket Weber 32/36. That can be set up with hot water, electric or manual chokes. Most go electric to get rid of extra plumbing.
  3. Where did Ford connect for electric chokes? On the Opel I ran a new nonresistor wire to the coil and connected my choke wire to that. But it was easy to connect to the fuse box where the resistor wire was originally and ran the wire thru the firewall. Easy, but a different type of car. The relay sounds good. Similar to what we do on the Opel GT to eliminate all the headlight power going thru the dash/fuse box (makes for bad electrical fires...). We run new power off the battery/auxiliary fuse box under the hood with fuses and a relay. The relay is controlled by your original wiring. A few extra items under the hood and no surgery, no changes in the dash. But, with using the resistor wire, will it activate the 12v relay?
  4. Should be a very nice day in the park. Couldn't ask for a better outdoor venue. https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=59195
  5. Just as the title says. It's in Springfield IL. I will be attending Fri/Sat and meeting up with the Opel people. Anyone on here also attending? https://route66fest.com/
  6. I was going to bring up the same point. I inadvertently did that years ago on my Opel. Wasn't sure if it was the same on the Mustangs or not.
  7. That's the fun of so many different types of cars. I love back roads in an Opel Manta A, not so much in a V8 Mustang (although my 08 GT is a whole lot better than my 73 was). On the other hand, a Fairmont GT would might get my interest...
  8. One thing to remember/decide, not every car has to be a 100 point show quality restoration. There is much more interest these days in cars with 'patina'. There are two benefits to this, one is that you don't have to rob a bank and the other is that an imperfect driver is not as anxiety inducing as an expensive resto. A good mechanical restoration of the drivetrain, suspension, brakes and fixing any rust issues can be done in steps as time and money permit. Even the interior can be done. Body and paint, potentially the priciest part, can be decided later, while you enjoy driving it.
  9. I can just see the artwork for the "universal fit Nissan GTR hood support rod".....
  10. I found these while looking for something else...we have a forum for Mustangs in the movies, but what about other media not directly related to Mustang specifically? Because that is where I buy the parts for my Wankel rotary powered Mercedes Benz C111 protoype!
  11. I went looking for an old JC Whitney catalog ad online for giggles...the younger members probably wouldn't believe what they were seeing. I won't muddy up this thread, but I found stuff worthy of a new thread!
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