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  1. The large steering wheel was to accomodate those buyers that didnt opt for PAS. Large steering wheels make it easier to turn without power steering. There are aftermarket like grant steering wheels that are a lot smaller. I opted for the British Mota Lita wood steering wheel. Its still big but i like its look free image hosting site no sign up
  2. Although used oil heaters are expensive to buy, once you laid out your cash you will find the running costs next to nothing. You just have to take a trip around your local mechanic shops and they will be glad to give you their used oil. Here in the UK a big percentage of small business mechanics use the used oil heaters as they get most of their used oil from jobs done over the year
  3. Baz if you ever need to search for anything to do with bolts or threads just add "SAE" or "AF" or "Imperial" and that will normally find what you need. Differant sellers will use one or more of those 3 and using all 3 helps find best price
  4. Welcome from the UK. Great car
  5. Looks very clean. Time for fun now. Cant beat that first drive of the year
  6. Welcome from the UK. Very nice car. Looks amazing after all the years of storage. It certainly would not look that good here in the UK after all those years of storage unless it was stored in a heated garage. Too damp here
  7. Theres a lot done there Fabrice. Not just done but well done to the highest standard. Time invested into a hobby never has a value as its not a job or a chore. Only a pleasure. I hope its warm enough next weekend for you to begin painting. Its going to be warm enough here (So the experts tell me) but will see when it happens. Might even get the tomato plants in the greenhouse next weekend
  8. If you have a X pipe fitted you mix the flow from both sides of the block which helps maintain the health of all 8 . If one side of your block is pushing out less pressure/power it allows the both sides to mix in the X pipe and helps prevent further weakening of the weaker side. With a H pipe they dont get chance to level each side out. This is just one factor that May cause drone as two differant vibrations go to make a third vibration.
  9. I checked out the waste oil burners on Ebay and couldnt believe how expensive they are for what they are. Waste oil is very cheap but heater isnt
  10. Trap door bumpers https://www.cjponyparts.com/rear-trap-door-bumper-2-fb-1971-1973/p/HW608/ They are on Ebay too for $5.01 BUT with a $50.46 shipping charge. Are they 6ft square and weigh 100lb. Unfortunately this is the norm with a lot of sellers for those of us living outside the USA You may want to ask Don if he has any. GSP makes shipping a realistic price https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mustang-Folddown-Trap-Door-Bumper-1971-1972-1973-Pony-Enterprises/171528218196?hash=item27efe0e654:g:OcEAAOSwBP9UV9yg
  11. lollerz So you lost your nuts and its driving you nuts. If nuts go missing its usually the wife lollerz
  12. Great to see your work come to its conclusion though it must be tinged with a tad of sadness as the owner takes back possesion of their pride and joy. Lets hope they lavish as much care and attention as you have.
  13. It looks like yours is fighting you all the way. I know that feeling.
  14. The cold holding everyone up. Some more than others. It sucks and its frustrating. Those rubbers look like brand new Fabrice. Great job as always from you. Tomorrow is a new day new challenge
  15. lollerz My Mustang IS my wife. I am happy to be single. Freedom is a underrated pleasure :D Would LOVE a Starliner but only 983,310 made 61-62. They go for big bucks. I agree 61-62 are sex on wheels. I think i prefer the bat wing tail fin. I was looking on Ebay and there was none for sale. That tells me it aint going to be easy to get one and if i do find one it will be expensive.
  16. Congratulations David. What a fantastic job/mission you have completed. Car looks great among its contempories
  17. This time next week will be 20 degrees so better working conditions for you. You wouldnt have purchased the floor pans if you didnt have the confidence. I am sure you will do a excellent job with due diligence. Spring finally coming so it should step up the work rate for most of us all. Hope you hit your target for your summer deadline. There will be plenty of winters to work on improving what you dont get around to doing this spring thanks Steve, I hope so, I've been checking the weather frequently so looking forward to some warmer days....I really want to get the car to paint this summer. talking of which, if you know a good place you would recommend let me know. Maybe a little premature, let me get this finished first ! I had 4 differant companies quote me £10k for bare metal respray. Then i chanced across a sprayer in his 60's that asked all the right questions about lines and finishes. He has quoted me £3,5000, I asked around and he is supposed to be one of the best locally. Always good to plan ahead in the UK as specialist are few and far between when it comes to classic American cars. I will keep you updated on how my spray job goes
  18. Yeah bring your gum boots to keep the goat from runnning off
  19. Congratulations 71fast. Now you can access the VIP lounge where Rocketfoot does a full monty most nights for the ladies
  20. Test fit first. Remember that you can buy repop foam from one manufacturer and it will be differant from another. The covers are the one thing that will be a constant once you purchase. The burlap will help protect the foam from thin strips of metal sinking into the foam which will happen over time. I sit here with a wry smile on my face when i see your dilemma of DIY or pay someone. I am staying true to original so green Deluxe 4R interior unavailable. I had to buy material and will get them made by pro who can do correct stitch lines and piping. If i were in your shoes and had repop covers in hand i would not consider paying someone to do a job i could do with relative ease. I am lucky to live in a city that has produced cars since 1800's and can always call on friends for advice with certain skillsets As long as you start in the right place, pull in the right direction, and apply the correct amount of tension to your warm material you cant go wrong. With temp in mind you may want to leave it till its a litle warmer. That way you can lay them out on your roof, trunk, and hood to ensure your material is supple enough to apply the relevant tension. Natural heat applied all over is better than a small area warmed up with a hair dryer or heat gun as you may overstretch and understretch differant parts of the material. If you fit in the winter and material hasnt reached its safe maximum stretch point you can be sure it will when they are fitted in the midst of summer where they will stretch as soon as you repeated sit on them. Then you end up with regret at not paying a professional. Its a relatively easy job especially now the internet is so easy to access info. If people can learn skills from the internet to build a house when they never picked a building tool before then a set of seats is a walk in the park :D
  21. Will do thanks, i plan to have both in by end of easter weekend so will be checking over lots of threads to learn from them. the most scariest bit is going to be cutting out old floor and making sure new one aligns - welding is easy. This time next week will be 20 degrees so better working conditions for you. You wouldnt have purchased the floor pans if you didnt have the confidence. I am sure you will do a excellent job with due diligence. Spring finally coming so it should step up the work rate for most of us all. Hope you hit your target for your summer deadline. There will be plenty of winters to work on improving what you dont get around to doing this spring
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