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  1. Very nice! Always wondered what a person needs to do when they import a car (Mustang) from the U.S. to Europe. Must you change to right hand drive? Upgrade lights? How are the taxes on a specialty car like a Mustang? How much do plates cost? Reason for asking, a few years ago I would work in Belgium for short periods and was always curious if I wanted to bring my '71 Mach over for 6 months. Mac
  2. Seems strange to me that Ford never formally assigned this exhaust tip to a production car but yet some of this unused stock was released to the public. Also what is ultra strange is that the tip I have with the Ford wrapper printed D1 ZZ5255-D part number on it yet the tip itself has "D1 ZZ5255 D V2K" stamped on one side of it and "T 4710 V2K" stamped on the other side. Also the Ford oval is not stamped anywhere on this tip like it is on their other more common standard tip. Mac
  3. Yes, it has a 2.25 inch diameter. I only have one. Mac
  4. OK Guys, Being the original owner of my car, I knew that I would be keeping it so I've been gathering pieces and parts over the years. One thing I've picked up is a puzzle, exhaust tip with ford part number D1ZZ 5255-D. The "ZZ" indicates "Mustang" but when compared to original exhaust tips that I also have (Part No D1ZA 5203-AB) there is a difference. Also attached pictures of aftermarket tip for comparison. The shop manual diagram does not give exhaust tips numbers. See attached. So... does anyone have any info / documentation on this puzzle? Mac
  5. This is a tough piece to find. Good price.
  6. Spike, Always nice to see pictures taken from that era. You are absolutely 100% the car in the back ground is a Maverick. The fender emblem of the Maverick with the tell tale steers horns is visible. Thanks for posting. Mac
  7. Back in 2017, I posted a complete "how to replace a 351C water pump" set of instructions. It contains an exact placement water pump bolts by size/length of bolts diagram along with many pictures. This how to can be found by going into the following folders; 1) Tech Forum 2) Engine, Transmission, Drive Line, Etc 3) How to remove a 351C water pump Good luck! Mac
  8. Seen a bumper sticker some time ago that kind a fits this topic, "Snow is a Four Letter Word".
  9. Hello Joe, Mogadore is just "around the corner" from Canfield where I live. If you get bored during the winter and this virus thing slows down, give me a yell. My garage is open year round as it is heated. Just in case you are not aware, there are a couple of Mustangs clubs close to you; the Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club and Mahoning Valley Mustang Club. Both have web sites with more info. Mac
  10. Nice! Welcome from Canfield, Ohio. Where are you in Ohio? Mac
  11. I agree, the winter weather here in Ohio limits a car buffs out door activity. It does give you time to catch up on car upkeep if you have a heated garage. As a retired Reznor employee, I was able to purchase a 110,000 BTU ceiling mounted furnace very reasonable. Yes 110,000 BTU is way over kill but the price was excellent and it does heat up my 4 car garage very quickly. So just as you stated it gives you the chance to stay active working on your cars once the snow starts to fly.
  12. Yep.....we also got hit over night, the weather man predicting another 2 to 4 inches. Take a look at what a difference two days makes in the weather here in Canfield Ohio
  13. Thanks for your kind offer to take care of my stang, but I will pass.....didn't the army teach you never to volunteer?? Yeah the bucks certainly have had a different type of season this year along with everybody else I guess. Keep your fingers crossed for next year.
  14. Sorry to hear. Hang in there. This virus is very real. I agree masks are an absolute must if you go out in public. The airlines also seem to support this as they have a list of individuals they deny service to for not wearing masks.
  15. Sad, but winter is almost here in Ohio. Tomorrow 2 to 6 inches of snow is forecast. So yesterday I took my Mach out for one last spin before bedding it down for the winter. Time to get back on restoring my '66 convertible. One item of interest here in Ohio, this past year a front plate is no longer required, only a rear plate is needed. Since my Mach came with a front plate holder from the dealer (factory?), I decided to find a suitable front plate. I found the "Mach1" plate on line. It actually came in different color combinations. I think it suits my car just fine. Mac
  16. Brad lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency
  17. David, Do you remember what you paid for your Maverick back then? I know what you mean about feeling old, I bought my '71 Mach in the spring of '72. It was a demo with 5,000 miles on it for $2,995. Still have it, now with about 40,000 miles on it. I did see a tee shirt a while back that seems to fit nicely regarding feeling a bit old. It stated, Inside this body is an 18 year old kid screaming, "What the hell happened". Mac
  18. Hard to believe that the '71 Mustang will be 50 years old in a couple of months, but its true! Attached is a short 50th anniv article from Mustang Times (MCA monthly magazine) FYI. Mac
  19. Two things come to mind: 1) If the wrong gage battery cable wires are used, they could be undersized, become over heated and must cool down before they will allow current to flow properly again to start. 2) Vapor lock. The gas in carb can boil if a spacer block is not used between the intake manifold and carb. Just guesses. Good luck.
  20. First off, I do not know any details of this car or the owner. The following info was taken from an ad in out local newspaper, The Vindicator today, Oct 22, 2020. I am not interested in it (for health reasons....my wife will kill me), but the milage is extremely low so it is tempting. Any here goes. 1973 MUSTANG - Coupe, vinyl roof, onlly 23k actual miles, excellent condition. Asking only $13k or reasonable offer. Must sell. (330)651-2393. Good luck! Mac
  21. Nice! Good job! It is my opinion that our common interest in our cars bring us together and the friendships formed then keep our hobby going. Mac
  22. Very nice convertible. Before I retired, I would travel to Europe 3 or 4 times a year for work. Always kept my eye open for American cars / trucks. Never seen an American truck and very few Mustangs. Are Mustangs popular in Germany? How is costs and obtaining spare parts? German beer is the best! Although I like a good trapist brew as well. Mac
  23. Mac

    Car Show

    Kilgon, Congrat's on your award. The first award is always something to look forward to. Can't help but notice you're from N.E. Ohio, so am I (Canfield - just outside Youngstown), where are you located? Where was the show? Mac
  24. Mac

    New guy

    Welcome aboard from N.E. Ohio. Sounds like you've been around the block a few times. There is a lot of good info on this web site. Any and all info you can provide about engine "do's and don't" will be most welcome!
  25. I agree, no spoiler. One suggestion though is maybe get a new rear valence with twin exhaust cutouts.
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