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mwilson7

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  1. Went out for a morning drive as it’s getting colder and the opportunities to drive are becoming fewer and fewer. Will be time to put the car away for the winter which will give me time to complete a few projects on it.
  2. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-ford-mustang-mach-1-16/ surprised this wasn’t posted yet.
  3. I love the fact that there were 23 Grandes ordered with 429 CJs!
  4. I tried to get Cliff to rebuild my carb but he said his wait list was over a year long. I finally gave up and installed a Holley sniper system. No more anxiety on whether my car is going to stall and not restart, run rough or anything else. glad to hear you finally got it running and I hope you were able to enjoy it.
  5. Does anyone know how to find the tutorial as the link no longer works and I can’t seem to find it in the tutorials. thanks!
  6. Are you planning on using them on a white interior and if so how close is the color or do you think you’ll need to paint them?
  7. There were quite a few 429s built early October! Mine was built about the same time as yours. Looks like a great car. Any pictures?
  8. I thought that might be it and I removed the bolt completely. No difference. For those that have installed a steering column does it usually just slide right in or is some force required?
  9. My problem seems to be that I can’t completely seat the steering column as I can’t bolt the support brace to the bulkhead.
  10. So I’ve removed my 1971 tilt column to replace my worn rag joint and I can’t re-install the column for the life of me. I ended up installing the joint on the steering gear and I believe I’ve inserted the end of the column shaft into the rag joint but I can’t get it in the last inch or so. I’m hesitant to use a mallet on the steering column as I’m not sure if I’ll damage anything. looking for some advice on how to proceed.
  11. It is a stock part. I first tried installing it on the steering gear while the coupler was installed on the end of the steering column but I couldn't get the angle right. I decided to install the coupler on the steering gear first and then try installing the steering column on the coupler attached to the steering gear. Im sure I'm missing something easy
  12. Trying to re-install my steering column and I can't seem to get the shaft into the steering coupler that I installed on the steering box. Any tips on how to accomplish this as I might have tried for at least 45 minutes. Is it a 2 person job with someone lining it up which the other person is in the car pushing the column into place?
  13. Great find! Can't wait to see more detailed pictures!!
  14. I was thinking today that we should plan a 2021 50th anniversary of the 71-73 body style. Anyone else interested?
  15. I ended up just driving my daily driver to th show based on the threat of rain. Call me a whimp...... Didn't see your car at the show today.
  16. Close but no cigar!!!
  17. I think I saw someone I know!!! Looked great btw! Hope to see you at the car show on Sunday. I won't be showing this year but I will be there in the morning.
  18. John, Car has come out great for sure. I've followed the Mustsng Craftsman on Facebook for a few years and have visited their facility twice as I have a few cars that will need restoration in the future and they are on my short list. One thing that your experience has confirmed for me is that it doesn't appear they are very knowledgeable on the details related to 71-73 Mustangs. I wouldn't say don't bring your vehicle there because of this but I would say be prepared to provide the details of what you expect. I can't remember seeing another 71-73 on their site or Facebook page in the time that I have been following them. I think your car will do well at the Dearborn show. Hopefully you bring it out so that a bunch of us can get together. Would also be nice to see you up at Mustsng Alley as they 71-73s were hard to come by on 9 mile.
  19. They even got the hood black out correct!!!!
  20. I looked at this car as well and agree with what Kevin said. I did a google search of the vin and also found that the engine had been replaced I believe. Very cool car no doubt but it's not an unmolested example so buyer beware........
  21. I looked the car over at the auction and it seemed like a pretty nice car. All original muscle cars were down though so I don't think anything about this car was to blame. If you think that car was down check out the price of the LS6 chevelles. They were WAY down!! Most of the Shelbys were down as well. I think the non- original engine definitely hurt it but I believe the biggest issue was the demographics shift of who's buying. Secondly I spoke to a few serious bidders and they felt that there's is some doubt about where the economy is going which was causing some people to spend less. Lastly, with the tax changes those who were bidding on the charity cars couldn't write off as much as they used to. My first time to BJ and it was overwhelming to be honest. I will definitely be back.........
  22. There is a whole series of those posters with various iconic Ford's on them including Bronco, T-Bird and F-series. VERY cool posters! They will be giving them away at Woodward if anyone wants one........... :)
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