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Bill73Ragtop

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About Bill73Ragtop

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    Long time vintage mustang hobbyist
  • Birthday 03/22/1952

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    1969 Convertible Restomod enhanced.
    former owner (25 yrs) of 1973 Convertible, 351c, A/C, RA

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    Buffalo, NY
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  1. Summit sells Prothane grommets which you will never have to worry about https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ens-9-8126g?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9_mDBhCGARIsAN3PaFPWGKDQrSwMjuLw91n2fIKZ7eOLdnKOMG7e6Vun0jKYGIrMUs2lHt0aAmgkEALw_wcB
  2. Without VIN, is it really a proven Boss...folks have been know to add decals and paint schemes to duplicate. But if it is the real deal, there is one less remaining in the world. Fire damage alone makes heat stressed body metal pretty worthless.
  3. All turn signals work with full brightness & timing? Lamp bulbs in tail lights and front turn signals are all incandescent? For sake of clarification, did you check both flashers...the turn signal and the emergency 4-way flashers? It's possible the flasher is bad out of the package.....not uncommon these days for these older style replacement units.
  4. I've used dental floss for years to remove emblems held on with pins with barrel nuts. Also can be used to remove the barrel nut - which in the case of refinishing / repainting - should also come out. It's a bit tricky to catch the edge of the flange, but it can be done.
  5. I typically start in the middle and work my way out - alternating right and left - to the ends. Start snug, then torque.
  6. I would recommend Remflex header gaskets http://catalog.remflex.com/category_s/99.htm Best to call them to get best gasket for your setup. I use them with my Hedman shorties on my 302 with the Holley EFI.
  7. I find it so frustrating that so many hobbyists always assume the dash plate HAS to be original to a car. After decades of UV exposure and other abuse, many original dash pads dry out, split, and become something no one wants in the car. Replacing it with something from a junkyard or picked up swap meet or online parts sale was the path of minimal effort for previous owners and shops. Jokerman2k now has a real problem with non-matching title to actual vehicle VIN. I wish him luck on resolving things.
  8. As I watched the car go thru the bidding, I kept thinking "that rear spoiler does not look like it's mounted correctly". Maybe it was the angle the camera was at. I would appreciate someone confirming it's in the right location as shown. $170K has to be high water mark for 71-73 years. Overall it seems buying prices are up across the board with this B-J auction and the recent Mecum. Possibly pent-up $$$ being spent after a year of Covid sequestration?
  9. Like Stanglover, I've built wood shipping cases to ship (FedEx) cast iron intakes and such. Wood materials are inexpensive, but you need to have some basic construction skills & tools as well as some respect for the parts themselves and the shipping trauma they will endure.
  10. In reference to placement in car show, I've never put much credence to those claims unless its a national level MCA or similar venue (AACA). If MCA, the judging sheets are the thing to have. I also agree very highly priced for so many missing original B351 components. IMO, mid $30's US would be starting point for this one. Anyone from the US wanting to inspect personally would probably have to wait 6 months or more in these Covid times. It would be a looong drive for sure!
  11. I'm in agreement with one supplement: If you have the C4 / C6 3 spd auto, stick with the 3.25. AOD or better, go with 3.50.
  12. I can see a shop reverting to shims if they stripped the lower eccentric bolt. Also, in agree with potential reasons cited by OMS and timacone.
  13. An extremely attractive package with all the goodies you could ask for in a vert. IMO, it would be hard not to drive and enjoy what it has to offer. I should think about buying a lottery ticket now and then.....
  14. If it's secured with barrel fasteners, dental floss is worth a try.
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