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About woodsnake

  • Birthday 06/30/1965

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    1967,68, and 69 Cougar,
    and of course the 71 I am trying to sell!



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    Colorful Colorado!
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  1. Thanks for that info- I am in the middle of getting my 68 on the road again, (ruined clutch cable after motor swap) doing the initial start on the rebuilt engine in my 69 (it has been primed a couple of times, also having clutch issues, waiting to start (after getting assembled in 2012) and getting my 67 emptied out for its ride to the sheet metal guy. Oh, and I have a 302 block going to the machine shop tomorrow... The guy doing the sheet metal on the 67 likes the fast back, that may work out to my advantage.
  2. Thanks, no I was not aware. A lot has happened since I bought the car, a LOT. I know it is usually better to keep one thread going, rather than 10 questions about the same thing.
  3. Panel bond may be an acceptable option. I was just going to post a new thread on this topic, as I had a body guy out last night to look at this. I came into a little money, and want to accomplish as much as I can, without just pissing it all away. I am at that 'now or never' moment in life, and not getting any younger.
  4. Thank you again, for the pictures, and insight! While the car is growing on me, this task is more than I want to undertake with what I already have going on at the moment. I will look harder at finding the fault under the hood, before I take the whole thing apart.
  5. Thank you so much for the info and pictures! I had no idea it was THIS involved! Would it be possible, to just separate the halves of the block? When I had battery power hooked up, I noticed the attempt to smoke on the engine bay side of the firewall.. I'm hoping it was only chaffed through the bulkhead, and could be repaired without (NOW!) having to remove the entire thing.. Thanks again, that is some great info!
  6. Slowly but surely, progress does get made....My 71, will now crank with the key, however, I have a short some where in the harness, near the fuse panel, as the last time I had 12V under the dash, I could see smoke trying to get out of the harness. I have a few extra days off, and want to remove the fuse panel, and wiring forward into the engine bay area.. Any tips on getting this accomplished? Thanks!
  7. If it isn't too much trouble, yes I could use some shots of the entire harness, on both ends where possible...My harness is crap, at best..
  8. Midlife= Thanks for your response! It would appear then, that I in fact do not have the NSS from the trans, in the correct female plug. I have repaired the four pin connector that the NSS is in, but if that isn't the correct spot, what should go there? Or what other lead am I missing for that connector? The alternator harness is also missing from this car.....I don't think I will buy another mustang in this condition...I just am not as familiar with them as a Cougar, of an earlier vintage. Or a postal LLV. I am learning those pretty well now...
  9. Here is the plug I was referring to.. I would like to replace the main harness, from the fuse panel forward into the engine bay..The battery fuse had popped, and that is the single biggest reason I had the no crank. Unless I now have the 4 pin from the trans in the wrong plug in?? And, what are the 'bullet' ends for here? and the other 4 pin female plug?
  10. I'd be interested in a wiring harness, fuse panel forward into the engine bay, for a 71 if you have one.. Text me, rather than gamble on my getting the notice- 516-655-3360
  11. By any chance, do you have a picture of the other end of the connector for the alternator, that goes into the harness?
  12. Thanks for posting that picture! I did find the majority of my problem..A couple of things..Corroded fuse in the fuse panel, and I found that the 4 pin connector block that the neutral safety switch goes into has been semi stripped, causing intermittent contact..I have to now repair those almost but not quite broken wires. However, I was able to make the engine turn over now by turning the key!! Pretty big day here in Colorado!
  13. Brief update- Put the front end up on jack stands, and got under the car. I adjusted the NS switch, so that in park, the drill bit fits through the hole. Before I made this adjustment, there was still no attempt for the starter to engage, when I was turning the key. On a stock 71 Mustang, is there a rod, (other than the ignition rack) that is supposed to be a player in this set up?? I noticed a protrusion, or mounting location on the steering column tube, that looks like it should do something, and I just am not that familiar with FOMOCO products after the 71 model year to identify it.
  14. Thanks, I have the strut braces in the trunk. I had planned on taking the motorcycle up to the mountain today, but the threat of rain and cooler temps tells me today will be a car day!!
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