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  1. Don't you refill in the tube that has the dipstick?
  2. That's where I am thinking of mounting the coil. Appreciate all of the replies. I will take a new picture tomorrow. It was the only one I had and it really looks a lot worse than it does in that pic. Was trying to sort out wiring at that time.
  3. Go back and edit your post using full edit and you can add at the bottom. Browse your drive for pic, add attachment and bam, pic is loaded once it finishes uploading. Make sure you reduce pictures so it does not take forever.
  4. Sounds like a great project. I like drivers. Not sure any of my cars will be clean enough to show.
  5. Just curious, why 45's up front and 40's rear. I would put them on both ends to soften the ride up a hair. I have 225/40's on 17x8 and 245/40's on 17x10's and the hard bumps will rattle your teeth.
  6. Bought lowering springs but decided to cut a full round out of my springs first and see if I liked it. Came down about 3 inches and it was perfect. The springs were new and that was why I cut since they were still nice and stiff and new. Nothing rubs with my 17 inch wheels with 225 40 tires up front and 245 40 rears. Plan to buy 245 45 for both ends soon. Think they are 620 weight but not positive. Shakles were traded out for shorter ones as well.
  7. I had my Sportster in Orange and black and it looked great. Bike was also close to the green my car is only it was pearl metallic which would be nice on my car. Have only seen 1 7173 Mustang in Burnt orange and it was fabulous.
  8. Burnt orange is red isn't it? I love that color more than life itself. I love a wine red candy metallic as well but that would look better in a two tone. If I went red it would be like this car. Now this is a beautiful color. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1972+burgundy+metallic+mustang&qpvt=1972+burgundy+metalic+mustang&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=61775C46FA554526349D7D23EF10BDC5BE435FEF&selectedIndex=124
  9. I was able to open the spreadsheet. Just need to know what 6,7, or 8T drive gear. I have with an FMX. Any idea what the number goes with the T. I know I have 350 gears. That was confirmed when I had my rear seals removed.
  10. Well., I have finally figured out the trick to starting this car first time. Running good but little stuff. They did not get the lower radiator hose on quite right and the power steering best eventually cut a pin hole in it. Changed to new hose today and life is good until the next problem.
  11. I was able to open the spreadsheet. Just need to know what 6,7, or 8T drive gear. I have with an FMX. Any idea what the number goes with the T. I know I have 350 gears. That was confirmed when I had my rear seals removed. Adjust the bands looks like fun, will check out the instructions a few times then look for a video and have at it. thx
  12. How does one become a paying member?
  13. Was asked today if mine was a Shelby, I said no, it is a Mark 7. She said cool
  14. Two questions actually question 1 Can bands be adjusted on an FMX. I think mine is slipping during hard acceleration and I want to know I rebuild or adjustment is likely solution. question 2 PO put in 350 gears in back instead of 275 original gears but did not calibrate speedo. Do I need a new gear to recalibrate. If so, which one? Where is it?
  15. Great car and great story. Look forward to reading about the projects. Lord knows all of us get to work on something occasionally. My radiator hose was cut thru buy power steering belt today, another lesson learned.
  16. Gasket set is felpro but not with tray from what I can tell. Looks like heads got new valves and I have a six month warranty.
  17. The car is now lower and looking a whole lot better. I am liking the look for sure.
  18. The shop did say they had to buy a special Felpro gasket set to get it to seal properly. I will call and ask in the morning. The boiling was in my glass filter that was resting on the manifold with the radiator hose on tod of it.
  19. I would hope you could post some better pics. Might be able to ID if we could tell what they looked like other than the outline.
  20. Here are a couple of pictures of my car now that it is lowered. It looks much better now that the wheel wells are not empty. I will eventually deal with the green sticking out of under the door and put my stripe kit on. That will make it perfect. I did drive to work today and the car ran good. It is too stinking loud and I will buy some Dynomax to replace these obnoxious Flowmasters. I will have to do it soon because I will be deaf if I don't. New question, where does the air vent system draw air from, I smell like engine when I get out of the car and I would like to rectify that. Is there a solution to draw fresh air from somewhere other than under the hood?
  21. What is the advantage of the 4 hole spacer(like pictured above) versus a wide open one? I have a spacer very similar to the one above in my tool box. Used the 1 inch because it seemed like a good idea. What foes the spacer do?
  22. It was resting on the radiator hose between manifold and hot hose. I changed it around a bit and moved it away from the heat. My carb came with a funky gasket similar to the one shown. I used a plastic 1 inch spacer on the manifold for now.
  23. Well, picked it up today and it stalled on me 10 miles from the place. Think the fuel was boiling in the filter since I saw it bubbling. Car runs fine but is hard to start. Tweaked the distributor to the left a hair and now it start immediately. Think the harmonic balancer may have slipped a hair on the rubber. Every thing running good, looks great lower, worried tranny is next. Feels like it is not speeding up as quick as the motor is and I thought I felt a small vibration under WOT. Will baby it for a while till my reserves are built up again. Still too loud and need to change Flowmasters. They are simply annoying.
  24. Picked my car up today and it looks great lowered. I was reasonably happy going home till it stalled and left me sitting in the Walmart parking lot. I saw bubbles in the fuel filter and it looking it might have vapor locked. I let it sit for a while and it started reluctantly. I think I need to figure out where to put the gas pedal to start. It is hard to start in my opinion so I marked the position of the distributor and turned it left a hair. Once I turned it started much better. Not sure if the timing was quite right but I know the little tweak made the car run better. I have had a harmonic balancer slip before making timing with the light impossible. May be the case here because before I did the same thing and it got much better even with the valve problems. Starter still sounds like it is close to death so I may get one this weekend.(Shop asked if I wanted it changed but 3300 bucks was all I was going to spend. I can do it myself.) Doesn't release quickly enough and sounds wrong when starting. Still too loud and that will get resolved when I recover from this 4000 dollar adventure. So now to the questions. How would I know if the tranny is slipping. I think when I stomp on it I hear the engine winding up faster than the car is accelerating. Is there something that can be adjusted to improve tranny performance. aI think I feel a little vibration when the acceleration is not coming when at WOT. My guess is that the PO dogged the shiznat out of the car and the tranny may need a rebuild as well. How much does that usually cost? Picked it up today and it drives great when it is running. It died on the way home and I think it was a vapor lock since I saw fuel bubbling in the filter. Not sure on that but I let it sit for 10 minutes and it finally started. The lowering has really helped the look of my car. Will post picks tomorrow. Question about tranny. I think it is slipping under hard acceleration because the engine winds up but the acceleration does not seem proportionate. IS there something that can be adjusted on these tranny's? I thought I felt a small vibration when at wide open throttle but it could have been harmonics from the stupid loud Flowmasters. If I need a rebuild, what should I expect to pay? I have a C6 available if I want it cheap. What would you do. I blew my money so I have to wait a hair to get this done so I will baby the car for now until it is time to spend more.
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