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  1. Looks pretty damn good to me for having no prior metal working experience and basic tools! Keep it up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Sweet! The more the merrier! Let's finally get this going! I'm going to get some more details from a manufacturer tomorrow and see where we go from there. :D Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well, it's been over a year since my last post about this car, and I gotta say...it's still just as badass as it was when I bought it! As most of you know, it's been a long 6-8 months for me. With regard to the car, the engine blew, and it had some unfortunate body damage. Well, all that's fixed and I did bring it to a few shows this past season. I did manage to do a few small upgrades despite the nonsense going on in my personal life. I repainted my wheels, got all my windows re-tinted and also had the full windshield done. I installed a Barton Industries short throw shifter, and managed to have my dash signed by the man himself...Chip Foose. :D Here are some pics of all the fun: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Well I haven't been around in a while, so long story short... #7 rod snapped off right below the wrist pin, slapped back & forth and blew a hole in both sides of the block right above the oil pan. It's now going to become an engine block coffee table for my living room. I was lucky enough to find a short block on another forum for $1400 with only 9k miles on it about an hr and a half away from my house. I had my heads decked, replaced 4 bent intake valves, put it all back together and was back on the road for WAY less than a Coyote crate motor! That was a few thousand miles ago and other than a check engine light for a bad 02 sensor everything is running great! I had it on the track at Maple Grove Raceway back in August at the American Muscle show and on my 2nd try put down a 13.144et @ 109.69mph. Not bad for the 4th time ever drag racing in my life on 20" radials! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hahaha!!! I once owned a '73 Super Beetle and had to get a belt for the motor, the "kid" looking it up for me asked if the car had a/c because the computer needed that to be input to find the part. I looked right at him and said "Dude...'73 Beetles don't even really have heat!" He looked at me like I was nuts and said "ok...so no then?" Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Lol! Fortunately not. The money from the sale of the '71 went right into the down payment of my '11 last year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Obsidian I just read and viewed all of your posts. You are quite talented. I like others feel the 71-73 tail lights needed some help. I love how you did it and would love to but a set for my 73 convertible. Have yet to restore it but have been gathering plenty of parts. One question and or suggestion. Could red dye be added to the clear resin instead of painting the plastic red? I think they look great but thought it would save the step of painting the red. A option to leave all red or individuals could paint any color they want to contrast their car. Put me on the list for a pair of those lights. Awesome job. Your mustang looks great. Rick As a matter of fact, one of the manufacturers I'm working on quotes with I have them set to be dyed red, I then will either go ahead and paint the black, or leave it up to any DIYers out there who may want to paint them to match their own cars. The only big change there would be that the middle sections would be red rather than clear, which I think might actually work out better for most if you didn't want to get involved with LED boards and such and just wanted to use your stock bulbs. I plan to have the shapes needed to mask off the centers and surrounds made in vinyl, this will make my life a whole lot easier masking and I would include a set of the masks for anyone who would want to paint them on their own. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So I'm getting things back in some form of order in my crazy life now and plan to get these done once and for all! I've started looking into outsourcing the manufacturing portion of these to save some time and have the ability to have a fast turn around. Here's my question to all of you: I know there has been a lot of interest in these since day one and there have been quite a few hurdles in getting them done. In order for it to be feasible to have them manufactured as opposed to me molding them one at a time in my garage I need to do some math to see if I would be able to at the very least recoup the cost of the initial tooling a factory would have to make to mold these, so...lets get a list going. I know there is a few of you who are still owed a pair that have been paid for and have been super patient waiting for! beyond that, I'd like to see how many more would purchase a pair? Also, my initial price on the sets that are accounted for and not delivered yet was $250.00. If I were to outsource them, that price would probably creep up slightly to about $275-$300/pair. (obviously orders paid for and not filled yet would get taken care of with no additional cost) I need to know if there is still interest in these at that cost? So let me know your thoughts on all of this and lets make this happen!!! Thanks!
  9. Well, it's been a long road which I still haven't quite reached the end of, but I thought I'd let everyone know that I'm alive and well. I was officially divorced August 19th and there are still some issues being hashed out which will hopefully work themselves out with some time. I went kind of MIA for a while from the site other than a few posts here & there because there was a lot going on. I am trying my best to get back on track with the tail light project, and get my life back to some new version of "normal". Through all of the nonsense I was able to squeeze out a few small projects on my '11 after I got the engine back in. When I have a few extra minutes to upload some pics I'll update the thread here: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-new-11-gt I painted my wheels, had all my window tint redone including the windshield, and had some fun bringing it to a few shows including the American Muscle Show at Maple Grove Raceway where I got to meet Chip Foose and have him sign my dash :D So, I hope to become more regular around here again in the near future because in my opinion this is still the best group of car people of any of the forums I've been on, and even though I sold my '71 I plan to stick around!
  10. Ok...So here's the latest. I am still sorting out a few things, but I am trying to get back on track with these. I've actually been getting a few quotes on outsourcing the manufacturing of these. I am going to sort through all the emails and my paypal transaction history to figure out who I owe a pair to. So, I know it's been a long road for this project and I greatly appreciate everyone's patience!!! I set out to make these reality quite a while ago and I still fully intend on following through. Stay tuned...these are going to happen!
  11. Sorry guys! I will be back on these hopefully soon! Went through a ton of personal stuff the last few months and priorities changed big time. Things are beginning to settle down a bit and I still fully intend on making these reality! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. MODERATOR EDIT: the lenses were never made, despite what the is posted below, so do not expect to buy some. Sorry for all the issues with getting the tail lights finished and shipped. Some of you have requested refunds and I am working in that, no one will get blown off. As of right now I do not have anywhere to continue making these until about the end of August when I move back into my house after my soon to be ex-wife moves out. Things have been so crazy for me the past few weeks with the divorce and who's getting the house, where I've been living, etc. So, thank you all for your patience! I know I wouldn't be too thrilled if I had to wait as long as some of you have been waiting for these after making payment. On the plus side, I did get the motor put back together and back in the '11. It fired up and ran mint on the 1st shot! :D it's at the body shop right now getting the unfortunate damage that occurred while sitting in my garage while I wasn't home fixed, and I should have it back by the end of this week. It was supposed to be last week, but apparently dealerships don't stock rear glass for those, and it takes forever to get one from Ford. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I'm gonna have to redo it, apparently when I made some changes to my website I deleted the page. As soon as I have a few minutes I'll post it back up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I think maybe...lol! That hole is on the drivers side, right above the oil pan behind the motor mount. That explains the oil all over the undercarriage, and sprayed up the back of the tail light panel! These coyotes take 8 qts...all 8 are on the bottom of the car somewhere! It's gonna be harder to clean up than to change the damn motor! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Well it's not completely out yet, but I believe I MAY have found the problem... ;) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Finally available for order! http://www.7173mustangs.com/showthread.php?tid=17096 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Let the "fun" begin... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Thanks! I have a possible lead through svtperformance if I could come up with the $ quick enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks! I have a possible lead through svtperformance if I could come up with the $ quick enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. You are correct...the ghost cam tune makes it sound lumpy like an old school big cam. It did sound nice, but completely useless otherwise. It does nothing at all for performance. In fact, as soon as you step on the pedal everything automatically goes back to normal air/fuel wise. Also, some of the 1st tunes that were available for the coyote motors proved to be a bit too aggressive under certain conditions. Since I bought it from an independent dealer who took it in on trade I didn't get a whole lot of info on what the tune was, or how long it had been tuned for. I was gonna build/buy another motor for it eventually anyway, just not at the moment. It is what it is I guess. At least I didn't wreck it. From what I can tell it's all 100% original paint and I plan to keep it that way. I'll figure it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Yeah, it did have 81k on it, and unfortunately I think the 1st owner that took it up to 79k may have enjoyed it a little too much! It had a pretty aggressive tune loaded until about a month or so ago when I tuned it back to stock. I de-tuned it when I put cats back on it because the tune had a 'ghost cam' feature which made it lope like it had big cams in it at idle which supposedly dumps a lot of raw fuel down the exhaust and can clog cats. I was gonna get another tune written for it soon...now I just wanna make it run again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Believe me when I tell you that when you know in the back of your mind that a new crate motor is about 6k...it's more than a sinking feeling. It was more of a denial felling! Like huh...wonder what I just ran over in the road, that sounded bad! Oh...it was parts of my motor! (Insert string of profanity here) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Well, it was bound to happen I guess. It's had a slight tick since I bought it which I was told by a good mechanic friend sounded like a piston pin. I was having a little fun with it last night, and whatever the tick was let go HARD! All I know is that it sounded awful, seconds later I had no oil pressure, and the tick now sounded like about 30 or so bowling balls being shaken around in a big steel box! NOT GOOD! The entire underside of the car is covered in oil so something clearly has a hole in it. Gonna try later today to assess the damage, but I know already that it's BAD! Anybody here happen to have a Coyote motor layin around they wanna sell really cheap? ;) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I think it's pretty badass that the only way to get it up there is to cut it up into sections and reassemble it at the top! Sucks for the guy who buys that one later off a dealer lot though! :P Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Ford putting new Mustang on top of Empire State Building http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/25/ford-putting-new-mustang-on-top-empire-state-building/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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