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  1. If i were cataloging i would start with 3 folders 1971 1972 1973 Subfolders in each year would be created with Mach 1, Base, Coupe, Grande, etc Then within each one of the subfolders i would create the differant engines. Each car in this final subfolder above would have a ID # which would be last six digits of VIN. You could make it so these folders run from low to high. Making the numbers run from 000001 first in the list would make it easier to find a vehicle and recognise where the gaps are in your records. You could have a completely seperate folder with ALL vin numbers in there running in numerical order starting with 01-1971 000001 and you could write next to each vin the folder and subfolder its in. A 1971 Grande would be in folder 71G, 1972 Mach1 in folder 72M, 1973 Vert in folder 73C or V. You may also want to include a seperate folder with colors. It all depends whether you got software to identify the individual parts of the vin so when you type in search the software will identify a particular part of the vin and throw up all cars in all years for particular part of vin you have imput. Bit like when you start a search with google and once you start writing it starts throwin out what it thinks you want before you finished typing. Same principal as cookies use.
  2. I just had the reconditioned steering column fitted. Can someone tell me if the turn signal is like the modern cars. After you have completed your turn on a modern car the turn signal automatiaclly cancels. On this new steering column you have to move the indicator stalk to switch off the turn signal after your turn. Is this correct or is the turn signal faulty?
  3. Thanks Geoff. I was planning to pull the engine as some point in the winter and get it looked at to make sure everything is as it should be. Will do what you said when its stripped down. Will check on ethanol free fuel in the U.K. We don't have "Phase Guard 4" here in the U.K but we do have this which i am assuming is what i need? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Millers-Oils-EPS-Unleaded-Fuel-Treatment-Providing-Ethanol-Protection-250ml-/301702510185?hash=item463edef669:g:S3sAAOSw~gRVvdIX That'll work, does the same thing by the look of it. I'm sure you'll be able to buy it at a store somewhere and save the exorbitant shipping costs that get piled on to e-Bay stuff. The other alternative of course is to replace everything from tank to carb with ethanol corrosion proof materials. The use of Ethanol is nothing short of a con job, but let's not go there right now!! Geoff. Thay Ebay product link i posted was available on ebay uk so free postage for me. As i am going concours i don't think i could use replacement ethanol corrosion proof materials. When i first decided on concours i never imagined how the knock-on effect would affect every single decision when it comes to the importance of protecting everything. Ethanol just as one example of things i cannot do to improve/protect the car. I have to by law change to amber turn signals with a circuit board inside the reverse light cavity. I don't mean i wish i had gone restomod route. The enormity of the task ahead is only now beginning to become clear. I am sure there will be many more unknowns to come. Only today i had to have fitted differant bolts on the rag joint with nylock nuts. I have kept all the old nuts and bolts so i can put it right again when i start going deep into the strip down.
  4. Yeah the tilt was on Marti which is why i went down the route of replacing the busted one. I got pins coming to repair old one. The mechanic has done a bit of welding to the bolt because he couldnt get spanner in to hold it while nut was applied. He trimmed a bit of U-Bolt(I think thats what he said) and the steering column is in :bravo: Added a aftermarket steering wheel till i can find a NOS green 2 spoke steering wheel. Important thing is to get it roadworthy and then able to register the car and finally drive it. Still to complete for roadworthiness; Fit new windshield washer jets Fit circuitboard in reverse light for dual use as reverse lights and amber turn signals Weld battery apron and fit battery tray Fit temporary aftermarket seatbelts for roadworthy ticket(MOT)
  5. My apologies i should have stated right from the start IT IS a tilt steering. When i get the old one back i will post some close-up pictures for you ::thumb::
  6. You may want to try through his grandson. He posted something on this page. Grandson worked for me http://www.thejoyboys.com/tales2.htm The reference is around half way down and highlighted Thanks for the link. The radio commercial posted about "Hero Badges" for Dick Herriman Ford is a commercial I remember hearing back in the day. The dealership is still there but under a new name. I talked to the sales manager a few years ago and he said all the Herriman records and memorabilia are gone. I have a search subscription on eBay but no hits for over a year now. Sorry OP for the HiJack! Now you have the Grandson's name "Erin Stocking". Try down that route
  7. lollerz rofl lollerz Why you laughing? they still make them at the prison here. Cheap labor. Was the "Upside down numbers" that got me lollerz rofl
  8. You may want to try through his grandson. He posted something on this page. Grandson worked for me http://www.thejoyboys.com/tales2.htm The reference is around half way down and highlighted
  9. Keep digging through Google till you hit the jackpot
  10. Can anyone tell me if i can get a set of number plates/License plates made up in America with the state of Arizona and the year 1971 Plus the numbers/letters that the British Government issue me?
  11. Yes i agree Mr Mullan has gone the extra mile and a real classy guy. I can already picture the rear plate frame on the car when the car has been restored.
  12. Steve, Hardened exhaust seat for sure and GOOD quality valves, your choice there. You won't need an additive, but if you have to use ethanol laced fuel, I would use a product that offsets the damage it can cause. I use CRC's "Phase Guard 4" if and when I am forced to use BS fuel. It stabilizes and protects against corrosion and all the other nasty things ethanol does to older cars. You may not be able to find that exact product in the UK, but that gives you an idea. I also changed ALL my rubber fuel lines to new high pressure injector hose as it IS ethanol safe. Also check your fuel pump and carb for compatibility. ( I hate ethanol!!!) If the UK still has a fuel brand WITHOUT Ethanol, then use that exclusively. As for what octane to use, the highest you can afford as long as there is no knocking. If I remember, UK octane ratings are higher anyway. What I don't know is if the effect of that rating is the same. i.e. Does UK's 91 regular equal our 87 regular fuel. (cheapest). You may just have to try different octanes and see what runs best. Timing and carb settings are a subject for someone else more knowledgeable. Good luck with it, Geoff. Thanks Geoff. I was planning to pull the engine as some point in the winter and get it looked at to make sure everything is as it should be. Will do what you said when its stripped down. Will check on ethanol free fuel in the U.K. We don't have "Phase Guard 4" here in the U.K but we do have this which i am assuming is what i need? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Millers-Oils-EPS-Unleaded-Fuel-Treatment-Providing-Ethanol-Protection-250ml-/301702510185?hash=item463edef669:g:S3sAAOSw~gRVvdIX
  13. This Letter and stickers were also included with the rear plate frame;
  14. Done! Thank You ::thumb::
  15. Having emailed Read Mullens Grandson, Mike, and getting a reply to his email i thanked him for his response even though he could not help with the cars history he has emailed me again and asked for my address. He mentioned he still had a Decal that Read Mullan put on the cars at the time of sale. So i will wait and see what the postman delivers. Whatever comes in the post it will definately be a curve ball as the dealership closed 2009 and its Read Mullens grandson i am corresponding with. Will definately stay motivated now i am off to a flying start. Well the postman came today and i could'nt believe what Mike Mullen had sent me :D ::thumb::
  16. These Mustangs were made when leaded gas/petrol was the only option. Now the only option is unleaded gas/petrol. As i understand it the two differant fuels burn at a differant tempreatures. I am running a 351C 2V So i need to know whether its safe to use unleaded fuel? Do i need to use a additive? Does anything need to be done to the engine? Is it just a matter of altering the timing to accomodate unleaded fuel? What octane should i be using? Thank You ::thumb::
  17. The old bolts are metric equivelant 10MM. The new bolts are 12MM metric equivelant. The old coupling will fit on the new column. So if the old coupling without shoulders from a 1973-4 fits on the new 1971 steering column is it ok to use?
  18. Yes. Great idea. Ray I was thinking the same.
  19. A big Thank You to moderators for creating this sub-section
  20. lollerz If you was up to no good you would surely do it in private lollerz Why would you do something like that? Obviously wants to con someone or sell a stolen car as clean :@
  21. Looking on Ebay It looks like my STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLING is from a 1973-74. This image matches pic 2 and 4 which came from my old steering column. So i am assuming my power steering box is from a 1973-74. Would that summation be correct? And how can i rectify my problem? In picture 1 the new coupling at the back has 2 raised shoulders that fit in between the shoulders of the coupling on the opposite side of the rubber- Picture 4. There are no shoulders on the dirty old one in the front of the picture. CAN I USE MY OLD COUPLINGS WITHOUT SHOULDERS? :huh: :shootself: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121287786256?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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