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    1973 restomod fastback


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  1. Read this: http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/transmission-articles/487409-servicing-hurst-shifter.html And buy one of these: http://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/hurst-competition-plus-installation-kits/make/ford Worked wonders on my toploader.
  2. The most cost effective way to add rear discs to an 8" or small bearing 9" axle is by far the crown vic swap. I used the brackets, calipers, flex lines, and master cylinder from a 92 vic. I did a whole tech write up on it and you can check it out here... http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/braking-articles/488169-budget-rear-discs-8-small-9-axles.html
  3. Just tried to find my instructions but they are clearly gone. Best way would be a solid mock up to decide where you want to drill into the frame for the u-bolts. Its not too hard, as the mounts should sit right in front of the axle as close as possible. Here is the only picture I have, if you want more just ask.
  4. There should be a small cotter style pin holding a larger retaining pin in place. Pull out the cotter and then the larger pin should come free. Here is a picture I found online for reference. http://images.cougarpartscatalog.com/dc/D3ZZ-9A758-B/D3ZZ-9A758-B_%288%29-1028.jpg Or if its the later version 72-73 version then all that's needed is to pull the throttle cable towards you and lift the retaining portion from the pedal. Here is a picture of that one for reference. http://www.cjponyparts.com/images/1000/ACC4_1.jpg
  5. Just a cool video i found while browsing autoholics, enjoy :-D http://autoholics.com/2012/10/05/-Nitro-Warriors--Stop-Motion-Chase-664267#more
  6. Yeah I haven't taken a timing light to it yet, it's on the to-do list for sure. Thanks for the kind words! Engine specs: Scat 331 cast stroker crank, forged rods and pistons Performer RPM heads, cam, intake Holley 700cfm double pumper Hedman longtubes, modified by me for equalizer bar clearance
  7. Hey guys! My car has been running for bit so I thought I'd take some video before the exhaust system goes on, turn the sound up for this one!
  8. I'm running a 2-speed fan out of a Mercury Villager/Nissan Quest, got it at my local pick-and-pull for $30. I had to trim the shroud on it a tad and make some brackets to mount it, but it covers the majority of my rad and it works amazing and moves a ton of air. Here is a picture of it from last year before I installed the engine.
  9. I did a disc conversion in the rear as well, I ditched the old school steel capped MC for one out of a early 90s Crown Victoria. It bolted right up to the stock booster and works great with the discs all around.
  10. Hey guys! I thought I would post the short video I took during my car's first start up. I tried to hold the rpms between 2k-2.5k for the first little bit like all the engine break-in procedures say, so that's why I didn't rev her up in the video. I will be posting more as I move along!
  11. I think I found the problem, the fuse box looks like its missing the accessory post and one of its fuse holder brackets. Does anyone have a picture of their fuse box that's in proper condition?
  12. Hey guys, so I changed the solenoid today and still able to crank but no power to the I-post. I pulled the harness and checked continuity on the red-blue wire that runs to the I-post and it appears fine, but shouldn't this red-blue wire supply 12v to the I-post and not the other way around?
  13. Hey guys, So I tried to start the car for the first time, and she turns over but has no spark. I took a multimeter to the solenoid and I have 12v on the S-post when I crank, but I have no voltage at the I-post. Any idea on what the problem could be?
  14. You neglected to tell us some important info maybe that's why the replies were sparse. What transmission does the car have? How big are the primaries for the headers? I have a 302 based stroker in my car and a toploader. I had to pick up an inexpensive set of Hedmans (1 5/8" primaries, 3" collectors) and modify the drivers side to clear the equalizer bar linkage. It was quite a pain to do but they fit like a glove now. Check out my thread, maybe it'll help you - http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-header-modification
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