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bigfoot72

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About bigfoot72

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    Mustangs are cool

Vehicle Info

  • My Car
    1972 Ford Mustang Coupe
    351-2v Cleveland
    FMX Cruise O Matic Transmission
    Ivy Glow Paint
    Vinyl Roof, Factory A/C

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    Seattle, WA
  • Region
    Northeast

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  1. Hello everyone! A while ago I was going around a turn in the rain and my 1972 Mustang slid out and I overcorrected the recovery and clipped a curb with my passenger side rear wheel. I replaced the smoothie wheel with a new one and got it fitted onto the tire and put back onto the car. Although, a couple times now the wheel balancer has fallen off and the wheel has a slight wobble (not really noticeable until above 30mph in terms of hearing the wobble). I was told by a friend to look into a hub centric spacer or ring because the wheel might be slightly off center when mounted. He told me t
  2. It's an electric choke that i haven't hooked up yet because i didn't need it to start the engine. I suppose i'll do that next.
  3. It's an electric choke that i haven't hooked up yet. It could be that, i didn't think i needed to hook that up to get the engine started so i'll do that next. Even though Edelbrock says to attach it to a 12v power source that isn't the ignition coil, is it okay to attach it to that for convenience sake?
  4. Hi everyone, So i finally got my Mustang running after 3 years of sitting and a partially rebuilt engine! I'm extremely happy and it sounds awesome! It took so long because this is my first time really tearing apart the top end of an engine and i'm still a novice when it comes to mechanics. But i'm very proud and thankful of everyone on this forum for helping me along the way. The only thing is that the car idles very high right now. I have an Edelbrock 650cfm carburetor on it and i'm pretty sure my linkage is all connected correctly. My guess is that it is the idle speed screw but i'm n
  5. Upload it to Youtube and post the link here. If you had seen the video, you would have a different perspective. It's popping back through the carb, which is indicative of timing being off. All the fuel in the world won't fix that. It's on the 7173mustangs.com FB page - search Zak Nyberg Here's the video!
  6. Yeah so i just tried it again with a little starter fluid being put into the front barrels of the carburetor. When i cranked the engine i'd hear a "Tssst tsst" sound from the carb and some of the starter fluid shoots out the top of the carburetor and i see a little bit of smoke inside the carburetor. I saw you had posted a video on Facebook, repost it here for the members to see. Just from what you describe, it sounds like your timing is off. Disconnect the coil, remove the #1 spark plug and turn the engine over with a remote bump switch (or by breaker bar). Hold a finger over t
  7. I did crank it multiple times with the new fuel pump. What do you mean with reversing the lines? I know i have them installed correctly
  8. Yeah so i just tried it again with a little starter fluid being put into the front barrels of the carburetor. When i cranked the engine i'd hear a "Tssst tsst" sound from the carb and some of the starter fluid shoots out the top of the carburetor and i see a little bit of smoke inside the carburetor.
  9. Should i spray the compressed air in the gas tank or in the hose by the fuel pump?
  10. It definitely should be, id be surprised if i installed it wrong. I had to sort of blindly install that since i couldn't see the cam but there was only one way the fuel pump fit.. I installed it going downward slightly and then slotted it to the proper fitting.
  11. The steel line running from the pump to the carb appears to be in good condition with no holes. The hose running from the pump to the tank i'm not sure yet because i haven't traced it all the way back yet.
  12. The steel line running from the pump to the carb looks good with no holes. The hose running to the tank i'm not sure yet because i haven't traced it all the way back to the tank yet.
  13. I just used 87 octane pump gas from Safeway fuel.
  14. Yeah i thought it was a bad fuel pump and so i replaced it yesterday with just another mechanical fuel pump from O'Reillys. I used starter fluid before when the old fuel pump was in and the car wanted to start and then would seemingly blow some of the starter fluid out of the carburetor..
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