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  1. I found this photo that looks like the engine in my convertible... looks like the short hose tucks back under the distributor? can anyone confirm?
  2. Greetings Need help finding proper vacuum hose route on my 71 conv. 302 2v auto, no A/C... Although I've had the car many years, I went to check it for first Spring drive and notice that one of the vacuum lines had come loose from the dual advance on the distributor... now I can't seem to locate where in came from? The one long line that IS connected goes all the way back to the intake manifold control tree... Not sure where the short hose connects. Most diagrams I see show another vacuum control tree up front behind the alternator.. mine does not have this (?) Any help, photos or diagrams would be appreciated! Thanks Doug in Indy
  3. Thanks for the input Don... if its just sticking.. is there an additive that can free it up? Sounds like replacing a valve is above my pay grade.. I have a new vac mod on the way... but sounds like maybe a waste of time?
  4. Thanks.. motor starts fine and it goes down the road.. just launches in second instead of first gear... cant manually place in 1st either
  5. HELP! My 71 Mach 1 with C6 automatic has developed an issue of not going into 1st gear... it starts out sluggish in 2nd gear.. goes to 3rd and seems to randomly drop back to 2nd.. but not to 1st as the car slows down. I tried manually selecting 1st gear with selector... nothing happens... I can select 2nd, 3rd, neutral & reverse just fine. I checked my trans fluid after warmed up & running.. level/color is fine. Could this be a linkage issue or has my vacuum modulator gone bad.. or perhaps a worse problem?! Thanks for your help and input... My M code Mach Mustang should be squalling the tires... not putting along like a Pinto! Doug in Indy
  6. Hey all... My 71 conv with 302 2v has developed a leak at the brass tranny line adapter... I see replacement elbos for the C4 but will they also fit the C6? also.. should I be able to remedy the leak be simply replacing the "O" ring on the threads? As always, thanks for your help! Doug in Indy
  7. Hey all... My 71 conv with 302 2v has developed a leak at the brass tranny line adapter... I see replacement elbos for the C4 but will they also fit the C6? also.. should I be able to remedy the leak be simply replacing the "O" ring on the threads? As always, thanks for your help! Doug in Indy
  8. Yes> One of the great movie bloopers of all time!
  9. Thanks.. we found this 1971 Mach 1 in a storage building with 64,000 miles on it.. was in sad shape but fairly solid car. My brother and I decided to do a tribute to the James Bond movie, "Diamonds Are Forever".. there is a cool chase scene thru the streets of Las Vegas. see clip There is a lot of detail online about the several Mach 1's used to make the movie.... our Mach is an M-code 351 Cleveland 4bbl.. which would have been correct for some of the stunt work done on the film. Also, it's a true Mach 1 ... non-ram air .. just like movie car.. Doug
  10. Preparing for weekend World of Wheels show with our James Bond tribute '71 Mach 1
  11. Thanks.. I always liked the clean look of the DAF car... my club buddies can't believe I put white walls on a Mach 1 .. but hey.. it looks classy! The "little red haired girl" is my neighbor friend.. she made an awesome "Tiffany Chase"! don't you think?
  12. Thank you Don... we will be showing the Mach 1 at the Indy World of Wheels with the Mustang Club of Indianapolis in Feb.
  13. 007 free upload without registration Diamonds Are Forever tribute
  14. Thanks Tommy.. I may have to go this route.. looks like originals are hard to find.. besides.. who doesn't like a shinny new "get on the gas" stick under the hood? ::thumb::
  15. Thanks Don.. the intake is the proper 4V marked original... I assume the carb spacer is (?) Did Holley's come on Mach 1's as an option? This is an early Mach Here a photo BR (before restoration)
  16. Hi all I am looking for a kick down rod for my 71 Mach 1 with 4bbl Holley carb and C6 trans. I bought a used one from a local vendor but it did not fit... it was then I realized I may have bought an FMX version... not C6? I would be willing to trade the FMX for a C6 kick down rod. Thanks Doug in Indy
  17. Brilliant Don! I'll give it a try... will let you know what I find out... Thanks!!
  18. Thanks! Car runs good.. not dieseling or "run-on" but running strong after switch is turned off. Yes, this is first start off fresh restoration... I replaced the wiring to the coil with correct repop harness for 71 3514v no ac. Old wiring had many splices. I just manually tested the ignition switch by disconnecting the key rod to the column and pressed in on the ignition switch plunger.. this started the motor with no problem. Then, i took a pair of pliers and pulled the ignition plunger back through all it's "clicks" and the motor still would not turn off. this is the second Ign. starter i've tried. Both are D1 originals,, both had the same result. Before the restoration, the car would start and shut off just fine I will try to get a photo of how the coil is wired but we used my brothers restored 72 351 Ram Air conv as a guide when putting back together. His car runs great
  19. I have not checked the voltage to the coil... would that be to see if it's still drawing? Not sure if I understand...
  20. Hey all My 71 Mach 1 starts up and runs great but wont shut off when I turn the key to the off position. Here is what I tried: Switched starter solenoid with a new one, same problem. Switched again with a known working Autolite solenoid.. same problem. Removed the ignition starter on top of the steering column and replaced it with a spare ignition starter that I had on another column ( stored away for 25 years) D1 part#. The spare started the car, no problem.. but still wont shut off. As a test only...should I be able to start and shut off the car manually by removing the connecting rod from the ignition switch and push the plunger in to "start" and pull the plunger back to "stop" the motor? I have to pull the coil wire to get it to stop. Any info is much appreciated! Doug in Indy
  21. Thanks! I'll take a look.. will test this afternoon.
  22. Greetings Working on my 1971 Mach 1 with 351C M Code C6 AT... Could not get the car to start.. after jumping the safety switch wire the car would turn over.. so I'm assuming the NSS unit went bad. I see repops for sale for the C4's but not the C6? are they interchangeable? Is it possible my old NSS is out of adjustment? can it be fixed? Thanks for your help! Doug in Indy
  23. Thanks for the reply... my car has an early build date of 11/70... would that be the gold pink? Thanks The cut off is some time during 11 / 70 Most of the lists I have show pink / gold The white marking on stanglovers spring is not in line with the pink / gold markings. It must be for something else - I find no listing for pink / gold / white Thanks for the photos... that looks great... Ive seen that color combo before on a 73 convertible with 351 2v AC much appreciated
  24. Thanks for the reply... my car has an early build date of 11/70... would that be the gold pink? Thanks
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