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gewalker

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    1971 Mustang convertible
    Stock 302, Edelbrock 600CFM carb

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  1. I actually got a bunch of those (various switches with 'missile launcher covers') with my ebay center console. The console has a ton of holes in the upright surface in front of the box where those switches and lights were mounted (a la James Bond style). The ebay story was hilarious, so I bought the console. The seller also sent me a carefully trimmed box portion that I could graft onto the console - but I think I'll probably come up with something different, since I'm going to put the power window and lock switches there anyway. Well, I've already got that half-inch hole where the parking brake warning light is supposed to be and let's face it...never going to find one of those. :)
  2. This has me thinking seriously of wiring up an ignition switch using this: http://www.pacificcustoms.com/k4s13-221.html and this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9278 Put in the key, put it in run, flip up the cover, switch on, and push up to crank. :)
  3. Definitely not planning to leave it on the jack any longer than is required to get it down onto the stands.
  4. I'd be really disappointed if they didn't. ;) Ok. this was my initial inclination for the rear end, but I wasn't sure whether or not it was safe to jack the car up from the pumpkin.
  5. So, I bought my '71 vert last fall and I haven't had reason to jack it up until now. I'm wondering what are the safest points for the jack to lift the car and to place the jack stands. If someone can recommend safe lift and jack points for front and rear, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  6. For the record, I'm a Unix/Linux sysadmin, not a Windows guy. That being said, I would not count on a clean restore by the backup system. Your best bet would be to pull the old drive (as has been suggested) and use an external enclosure to connect it to the new computer.
  7. NICE! Some very good looking rides at that event including some I really didn't expect to see, like a '70 Javelin Trans-Am. Very, very sweet!
  8. I haven't used the HIDs but I just replaced my old headlamps with the Scott Drake halogen replacements and they're at least 2x brighter than the filament lamps that were in there. I'm not crazy about the color temp of most of the HID kits I've seen. Halogen gives a nice, white illumination without edging over so far into the 9300-9700K range. Then again, your car is a rather pretty blue so something in the range of 9300K may be just what you want to set that off.
  9. The engine is nice and all, but man, oh man, that hand-painted woodgrain is just SICK.
  10. Looks like somebody started removing the old paint and got bored.
  11. Bill73Ragtop: You might want to check this listing. Guy doesn't mention wanting a convertible but he may just not have considered it. http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/wan/4308866742.html
  12. Hence "sic" above. :) I was pretty amused by that too, actually.
  13. http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/4309516985.html
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