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  1. Well I was walking down to shop to do some more block sanding. I heard neighbor trying to split some white oak. I walked over and all they had was and axe and sledge hammer they were driving the axe in like a wedge. I told them to come to shop and they hooked up my log splitter. Had the whole tree split in less than an hour Since I cannot lift I just ran the splitter. So we all had cold drinks and pizza and I went back to shop and got the weed eater out and ran a tank of fuel out and quit for the day. This surgery has me getting so far behind.
  2. To back up being safe on the welding and possible fire. I have fire extinguishers in several places and I keep two 5 gallon buckets of water in my work room. If something or you catch on fire a 5 gallon bucket can cool off a lot. The work room has some paper on the walls for decoration but behind that is 1/2" thick drywall. There is a fire break inside the wall of the room. I keep a hose hooked up to frost proof faucet also. Can never be too safe and too late to go looking for water once a fire starts. I never leave shop towels inside that were used. That is part of my shutdown ritual is to
  3. Look like you are moving along great. It makes is so much easier when you have a workshop. Measure Measure Measure the weld for sure. Glad you rescued some of the pieces off my parts vert to into yours. I have 4 visitors on Friday afternoon. Three teenage boys and one their dads. We met up on an early Mustang Facebook page. He is only about 40 miles away in S.C. He is working a 1964 1/2 convertible. He did not know what to look for in 64 1/2 parts so he came up to view some of the early parts that I have. The boys were interested in what I was doing in paint room with the 72 vert on the r
  4. Are you talking about the 302 or 351? Never heard there was ever an issue with cranks breaking fill me in on that one. There are casting dates on all blocks, heads and such. If the casting date is after your car was built then did not come on it. Needs to be at least two to three weeks new casting date that car build date. Here is good reference for parts ID. The original block will have a partial VIN# stamped just below the L.H. rear of the head. Likely all crooked and jumbled unless the block came from Atlanta where they used a stamp holder. http://www.mustangtek.com/FordDecode.html
  5. Running any engine without a thermostat will make it run hot not cooler. Anyone saying otherwise has never done it. If you have no restriction the water just gushes through the system and does not spend enough time in the radiator to cool. The hotter the thermostat you use in hot weather the less chance you have of over heating. I have not read your whole post. From what I see here I would do a exhaust gas in coolant check. Most parts houses will loan if you buy the solution. The symptom you have of it blowing out coolant when you stop tells me you have a hot spot somewhere and when you
  6. If you crank the engine over with the distributor cap off and the condenser is bad you get a bright flash at the points and burns them up. I have not gone back through all your post. Easy to change the condenser for sure.
  7. I realize everyone has their own opinion. Depending on how many miles on your engine might need to consider pulling the engine and building the whole thing. On the heads. Search around I got a set of 70 CC for $125 complete. I ran ads on Craigslist to find them. He also had lots of other parts I got for great prices. He had a 31 spline traction loc I looked at and did not take for $150 and couple weeks later called him to get it and he had sold. He had bought up the parts to build a 71 M code then he crashed and totaled it and never got to use them. I tore them down and took and had tanked
  8. Looks like someone drove by feel, those were so chewed up edges. Looking good.
  9. Did you get the screws? If not I have two 1973 mustangs with P.W. I can get you the screws I know. I think same one that is in the center caps on the forged aluminum wheels. I just get SS and never have to worry about rust. Let me know I am sure I get the in a day or so local. They are for sure not a sheet metal screw but a cut thread.
  10. When I use to travel to the tool & die shops all over the U.S. I use to go to Indianapolis I think was the location. Anyway one of the unique things was there was an indoor junkyard just down from the shop. It was in an old Studebaker assembly plant, multiple floors. You could pull parts in any weather and kept them all clean and not weeds of mud. The dream of our CEO at one company I worked for was to have an indoor junkyard. He traveled to South America to pick up some of Fords he wanted. They still made Model T and Model A parts in S.A. in the 80's. He would bring them back.
  11. I do not see how that would help and how would it even do anything. Depending on which way it pivots either spreads the frame or pulls together. Not like a panhard bar to just keep it centered. If you are doing things like that the exhaust should not be a concern. It will be out the side in front of the tires never out the back. Looks like someone like I have stated before building a car for 1% of their use and kill 99% or your ride.
  12. I would just suggest that you not build your car for 1% or your use. If you run track days and autocross weekly then go all out. If not you will hate the harsh ride for the 99% of the time in the car.
  13. Welcome to the forum from North Carolina. Like you I have way too many projects and will never finish them all.
  14. I worked on the first BMW sports activity vehicle built in SC X-5. If you get under one or pull the carpet out look on the tunnel above the transmission where it connects to firewall. You see some beads in the metal not an uncommon thing to take up loose metal or strengthen some. What is to be noted about this one is the Peter Wimmer the designer for the front floor put his initials in the hump and BMW never noticed it. He sort of combined the two letters together. I do not have a pic. So Peter has his initials on every BMW X-5 built.
  15. A little info on how the rich screw the little guys on taxes. Most rich people never get a tag for their car so they never pay taxes on the car. They simple have a dealership license and when they want to drive the car they put a transporter tag on them and go. I have not paid taxes on my 73 Mach 1 since 1982 I have not had a tag since then so no taxes. When you get a tag in NC you have to pay the property taxes so never get a tag no taxes. One of my neighbors was the guy that had one of every corvette made in black. He paid zero property taxes on them, worth millions. Right across the road th
  16. I will answer each one below your answer. SportsRoof body style with unique "05" VIN code & "63R" body code on door tag You could get a sportsroof not unique to Mach 1. Color-keyed urethane front "spoiler" bumper & front fender and hood trim Urethane bumper was offered on other models not just Mach 1. Honeycomb grille in black w/sportlamps Honeycomb grill was on decor group or spring special. What makes the Mach 1 go faster from a grill? Argent or black "Mach 1 – MUSTANG" decals on fenders I stated you got Mach 1 on fender does not add pe
  17. All of the items you stated can be had with other models. The Decor group gets the Mach 1 grill. The spring specials got most of them do your research go to the I will bet you any amount you want I am right Mach 1 was nothing but appearance. You could get all options that a Mach 1 could except what I listed. Oh BTW use the Ford info not second hand info The Ford Fact Books are on the site. I lived the cars ordered mine from the ford facts book.
  18. There is only a front splash shield that keeps trash from piling up in the front of fender and a rear that keeps trash from piling up on the torque box. Ford sprayed a small half ass amount of undercoat in the middle above the tires. To protect you should put a heavy coat on with the fender off and the put on. There are not full inner fender shields like other cars.
  19. Hey it will have rpm limiter to save engine up to you to keep it out of the wall. Life is too short not to share all we can and enjoy our cars. It will have a butt hole sensor for air bag deploy, lol.
  20. Oh I hope Sally gets a great report will be so exciting and will relive so much of your stress. Keep pushing on you cannot give up ever no matter what the Dr. says.
  21. My son rode in the 1950 to shows. We drove it 100 miles on July 4 th. to a show. He kept saying the engine had quit because there is no vibration and not a sound. I would let the clutch out and drive off. He has no interest. If I pass it will go to a nephew that use to sit on the cowl when I worked on one of my other 1950 Fords. He learned a lot. I just think this car is unusual how many cars do you know have 16,000 miles and never had and exhaust system or tires or hoses in 70 years? I might contact Henry Ford Museum but Ford has never been big on keeping cars.
  22. I did not comment on items I saw that were not right so will not comment now I am building a pretty rare 72 Q vert and will also deviate from stock because I value safety over MCA rules. It will have a roll bar system that Ford did not offer. I will use correct colors and finishes on all the brackets cost no more to be correct. But I would not give you $.10 for a MCA trophy. If you made a Mustang like Ford did you would be hard pressed to do the paint as bad as they did. You would have to add runs, lots of orange peel and dents all over. Why do they not deduct for not having those in your rest
  23. This is one of those things that if MCA said it was I would love to see the buck tag with the code for the trunk lid without a hole. Like BP says they had 73 with eyebrows in the rear valance and chrome exhaust there is not code for the body shop to put the panel on and not code on a build sheet for a different exhaust system. If I lost you BP says he has a 73 Mach 1 that came from factory with chrome exhaust. A friend of mine owned it and I know he added. If you do not know who BP is you do not want to know him you might get in trouble.
  24. Lol, I use to ship millions of dollars of automotive tooling from Japan, China, South Korea, German. We never lost a tool. The only huge issue we ever has was when a BMW executive pissed off the Canadian imports. They found a piece of wood in the container that had not been stamped and was not laminated. The BMW idiot kept running his mouth and the Canadians put the die back on a ship going back to China a 5 week slow ship. Production was to start in 2 weeks. We had to build another die in 5 days and fly over to prevent not making a build date. If I remember right it cost $90,000 to fly the di
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