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    1971 Mach 1 Mustang

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  1. If it’s oil canning, I have had good luck with drilling a hole or two in center of oil can. 1/4” hole will do. Then weld the hole shut and cool it quickly with a wet rag. That should shrink it and tighten up the metal.
  2. AWESOME! I love these video updates. Keep up the great work. That's going to be one sweet ride when its done.
  3. Speedmaster heads and valve train parts are junk. If you run those you will likely destroy a lot of your motor in a short amount of time. If you decide to keep the heads I would at the very least swap out the valves and springs. They are cheap Chinese junk. Speed master is Procomp under a new name. Same cheap stuff different name.
  4. Wow! That's green for sure! Looks great!
  5. You should be able to keep the staggered shocks. You just need to cut the mounts off the stock spring u bolt plates. The axle 8.8 is a different size tube than the 9 inch. That’s why you need to transfer the shock mounts to new flat steel plate. I will look around for some pics but I can’t find any at the moment. I may be able to go out this weekend and get a couple.
  6. No I don’t. I have standard shocks. I took out factory u-bolt plates/ shock mounts and cut off the angled part that mounts the shock. I then welded that angled piece to a piece of 1/4” steel plate and drill holes in it for my u-bolts. The shop that made my driveshaft also custom made u-bolts too.
  7. I haven’t had any problems with c clips with mine. I have been running around 600hp through over the last few years and no issues. Brake pedal is always good. The one thing you will want to do is weld the axles tubes to the center section. They are pressed in from factory and can twist if not welded.
  8. I have had my 8.8 in my mustang for probably 13-14 years. I love it. You can pick them up cheap from wrecking yard easily for $150 or less. Get the driveshaft too. I took explorer rear section of drive shaft and front section of my mustang driveshaft and had a driveshaft shop make me a custom driveshaft. Definitely worth the time and money to do this swap. The ranger station .com is good place for 8.8 info too.
  9. I don’t see sh@t. But I’m using my phone with safari. But I don’t see anything.
  10. I’m just north of Pittsburgh and we got almost a foot of snow dumped on us Wednesday/Thursday.
  11. My car is also a 302/c4 Mach 1. It now has a 408 Cleveland stroker but still has the old C4.
  12. Probably a blessing in disguise. That thing looks like it was starting to rot pretty good from the inside out. It may be possible to replace with motor still in car but would be much easier with it out. Once motor is out it’s a pretty straight forward repair. Make sure whoever welds it in knows what they are doing. That’s a very big structural member. Not difficult but pretty time consuming.
  13. Here’s a few pics of the jambs I shot on a 71. And tail light panel. I measured the original black out on this car and copied it exactly. But if I remember correctly in 72 they changed how far in the jamb the black goes.
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