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73' mach 1

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  1. CVR mini torque starter has 2/0 wire going directly to the battery and the small terminal which I think is a jumper to the solenoid on the starter is soldered to the red/blue strip wire that was on the factory solenoid.
  2. I started asking about this earlier but every once in a while I'll run into a not start condition. When I mean not start I mean when I turn the key into the 1st position the dash comes up and the fuel pump primes (I'm fuel injected) but when I go to start its like someone removed the battery from the car. All the power is still there though. This would be after I've driven the car for awhile. After letting it sit I will eventually fire up fine. I want to say it's heat related but I'm not 100% sure. I have a CVR mini torque starter with the solenoid attached. I have a terminal block under my dash that has my Holley sniper, hyperspark dizzy and CD box all connected to the cranking wire off my ignition switch. I bought a new ignition switch being this one is original guessing it might be it? Also, it was a factory 4 speed and is now a 5 so there is no reverse lock for the column. What position should that part of the colum be rotated at? Is that only for the key lock or could that have something to do with it also? I don't think my starter is getting heat soaked. Like I said if I turn the key to crank it doesn't make any noise at all to start but power is there...
  3. I'm running a 408, 5 speed (.82), 3:89's with a 27" tire. 1st gear is pretty useless. I'm running nitto 555R II's and can blow the tires away with ease at the top of 2nd. Haven't tried 3rd yet. I don't race the car but it is fun to drive around town.
  4. Me and a couple of guys from work on Friday.
  5. Unfortunately Don I don't have that information. My builder seems to have disappeared. Knowing that things would have to come apart after just going together isn't going to happen. This will have to get addressed the next time things come apart.
  6. Just info on mine. I'm running EFI controlled. 2 12" spal that are about 3200 cfm total. I'm running a 185 stat with 1 fan turning on at 195 and the 2nd at 200. Car will hit 200 sitting at a light on 90+ day but will cool itself down. Never goes above 200 and mine is a mild built 408c. Do you have the right type stat in? Bypass plate? 160 seems like a low stat. Clevelands like a lil heat.
  7. It's been a long 4.5 years putting this together. She did awesome on the dyno and runs awesome on the street. Think I'm just going to drive it until she gives me a reason not to. If she wants to mark her territory everywhere she goes...so be it.
  8. As far as these things go how bad does it look? Is there anything better I could do for crankcase ventilation? Might not even be a problem to begin with. Guess there is really know way of telling how long my clutch has huh?
  9. Just when everything was awesome... Well here we go again. I've posted in the past and found my oil pan was infact leaking from the rear bolts against the bell. Sealed that up the best I could and thought I had it. Decided to take a peak inside the bell with my cheap camera scope and found this.. Don't know how boned I am here but I can't see it leaking from the bearing so I guess it's the rear main. Crankcase still needs to be checked but unless I have the wrong spring PCV valve I can't see it as a problem. I have a breather on the otherside. If all is lost I'm just going to drive it until the clutch starts to slip...
  10. I like it! 👍 18's are where it's at for these cars.
  11. Can't believe it but I think I have this figured out. So I'm 98% sure that my Volante wheel hub is binding to the column. I for S&G's put my old wheel back on and it was night and day. I could move the wheel with 2 fingers and there was some spring back if I tossed the wheel in either direction and let it go. Before the wheel wouldn't return period. I'd have to turn it back. Question is once the hub gets corrected how much of a difference can I expect in feel between the 14" wheel vs the 15".
  12. Don't think I want to detune the pump any because that would effect my brakes which feel good. I'd rather not have to do this but I'm guessing I'll have to get the heidt's adjustable valve and install it in between my hydroboost and power steering box. This way I'm only changing the flow to the box. When you say the factory is .180 are you referring to the control valve flow rate? GPM? The flow valve in my type 2 pump is 2.1 Thanks
  13. Going to hit powersteering.com but I need to figure out if I need to change the control valve in my box. I have the 12.7:1 ratio gears with a gm type 2 1400psi and 2.1gpm control valve all connected to hydroboost. What was the factory steering box ratio for 73 and what kind of psi was the factory pump putting out? GPM would be a bigger help. Thanks
  14. I had my factory box rebuilt by powersteering.com for the 12.7:1. Anyone know what kind of PSI/GPM the factory box is looking for from the pump?
  15. Yeah, I'm seriously considering not even installing the rear 6x9's
  16. Agreed. I figured since I have the ability to monitor the vitals it's a good constant health check.
  17. Sadly it might of been a pointless install. I can't hear it at all over the exhaust. Now I just have 6x8's in the doors running off the radio and have 6x9's to still install with an amp. I still need to finish the exhaust over the axles so I'm sure that will help. Right now the mufflers stop at the axles
  18. Now that the motor is all in and tuned it was time to put the interior back in. I still need to workout some wrinkles but EFI and Bluetooth is nice in an old 73! I resprayed my factory panels. Here are the before and afters.
  19. I am talking about just the mod at the bottom. I don't want to undo more than I have to so which bolts have to be undone? Would I have to disconnect it from the steering box also?
  20. Is it possible to swap this without dropping the column? It's a non tilt.
  21. Sorry, wife said "No Hookers!" Here is my 408c, FPA headers, pypes street pros with X-pipe. 20210613_121132.mp4 20210613_121331.mp4
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