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  1. Good call David, we certainly dont want anything to happen to you.
  2. Its official. FDA Clears the use of Malaria drug to treat COVID-19. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump-says-malaria-drug-for-coronavirus-has-been-approved-by-fda/ar-BB11qhdJ?li=BBnb7Kz
  3. ok I found it. https://www.npdlink.com/product/valve-assy-distributor-vacuum-control-3-port-mounts/169678?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fpage%3D2%26search_terms%3Dvacuum%252Btree%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1971&year=1971 I also found the heater hose fitting for the intake. They have 2, one is silver and one is zinc dichromate colored. Which one is correct for a 71 302? https://www.npdlink.com/product/connection-heater-hose/103122?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dheater%252Bhose%252Bfitting%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1971&year=1971 https://www.npdlink.com/product/connection-heater-hose-zinc-dichromate/206393?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dheater%252Bhose%252Bfitting%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1971&year=1971
  4. here is one article, there are many. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marybethpfeiffer/2020/03/18/science-works-to-use-old-cheap-drugs-to-attack-coronavirus--it-might-just-work/#18dabe1c5c49
  5. I was also wondering if anyone knows the correct size for this heater hose fitting. Thread size and nipple size. Thanks Jim
  6. I was wondering what this is called and if its still being made. Looks like a vacuum tree.
  7. It looks like they have discovered the CURE for Covid-19. It looks like Chloroquin may actually CURE COVID19. A study just completed in France with 40 patients achieved 100% cure rate. This is very good news. Now we just need doctors around the world to confirm the study and this thing will be under control in no time.
  8. Looking on ebay I found the tool most recommend. I see how it works by screwing into the lower shock mount, Im not quite sure what to do on the top side. I see that the top end of the rod goes thru the top of the shock tower where the shock mounts. Then a thrust bearing goes on and the nut. My question is, how do you get the compressed spring out with the top shock retainer in place? Can it rotate and come out or does it slip out when you pull the spring out to the side? I know for my job of replacing the lower Control arm, all I really need to do is tighten it up and leave the spring in place, but at some point I may need to remove the spring, so I just want to be sure I know how it works.
  9. Thank you all for the advice. I will look into the autozone rental spring compressor for sure.
  10. I love this thread. I appreciate all of the fantastic pictures you have posted. Its always great to have a road map on a project like this, and this thread is a great one.
  11. I got in a bunch of parts today for the 71 mustang. Front lower control arms, sway bar links, inner and outer tie rods and some other misc stuff. My question is, do I have to get a spring compressor and relieve the tension on the springs to replace the lower control arms? Thanks Jim
  12. This would be a sweet upgrade as well. A 4R70W in an AOD case that doesnt need a computer to work. https://transmissioncenter.net/shop/xx-3/
  13. Im in Florida. Looking for a Good rust free NACA hood. Original metal only. Thanks
  14. Spoke too soon. We have a small leak on either the heater hose, bypass hose, or radiator hose on the water neck. So Im gonna let it cool off a bit and go twist on them some more and see what happens.
  15. Thanks Mac, I was looking for that. Were all done. Let it run 15 mins, no leaks. Now we need a decent test drive to make sure it holds at full pressure.
  16. still thinking One thing I do know, theres a stud that goes in the bottom hole. Thats the only thing I had in my notes. this seems to be the best picture i have.
  17. It goes somewhere on here? How, I have no idea.
  18. Yea DonC, I know what it is, I just dont know how it mounts.
  19. Ok I'm stuck. I have this bracket and I don't remember where it went. Help!!!!!! Some how, the bracket above goes OVER? the power steering pump bracket? I swear I have no Idea why I didnt get a picture of this bracket before we took it out.
  20. Damn I wish I had time to get it looking that good. What is the hose right of the vacuum advance?
  21. one question I should know but dont remember. Which bolts should get RTV? I put it on all the long bolts. I did not put it on the 3 short bolts. If I need to go back and do the 3 short bolts thats fine, I just need to know.
  22. Were making good progress now. My son spent an hour and several cans of brake kleen to get the timing cover somewhat clean. Clean enough for now. We could have done so much more, but I am staying focused on the task at hand. If I get carried away, I will pull the engine. lol So instead of that, which I cant afford, time or money, I just focused on the task. Fixed whats broken. Ordered up a new set of hoses. Fortunately the bolts were in amazing condition. A few were a little rusted but not in bad condition. I cleaned them all up with a dremel and a wire brush. I did replace one of the long bolts. Otherwise they were all great. The AC bracketry has me completely stumped. I took off the left one, the bottom one and its still bolted in somehow. I was sure it would have to come all the way off. Nope, I was wrong. Were done for tonight. Even though its a bit cool, the mosquitoes are out in force. So we will wrap it up in the morning. Taking out the radiator made it alot easier to get to everything. I guess it wasnt as bad as I thought initially. It still took 4 hours to get to this point. Probably another 2 or 3 to finish all up. The classic car repair shop right down the street quoted $550 to do the job. I thought that was really high. Now I think its a screaming bargain. I would have charged more than that to do it for someone.
  23. Yea I took not enough pictures. I took notes, but jesus that's alot of bolts. There must be 25 to 30 or more. But anyway, it's out now. I have it soaking with degreaser now. It's incredibly nasty. Amazing thing is, it was the original water pump. DOOE casting. Damn thing lasted 50 years. Cant match that today. This is the ugly part. Look at all that gooey goodness we have to clean up. Wooohooo. I may need more brake kleen. Thats 50 years of nastyness right there. I cant believe it, but the original water pump tells me this block is original and has never been rebuilt. Hard to believe. I suppose that 53,000 mileage is correct. One nice thing to see is. I dont see any evidence of heavy corrosion. Ususally after this much time, the water neck is corroded to shit and back. Theres just a tiny but of corrosion on it. The passages on the timing cover look great too.
  24. Today we started on changing the water pump. I never dreamed it would be such a pain in the ass. I see why people used to bitch about V belt systems. Ive never dealt with a v belt set up before. I had to take the alternator out, the radiator out, loosen the ac idler, loosen the PS pump just to get all the belts off. My current bitch is the AC. It wont move without removing the front hose. So, I messed up and cracked the hose fitting thinking it was empty, and it spewed what looks like Fix-A-Flat foam out of it. I dunno if thats normal. But there wasnt much pressure behind it, so Im letting it drain. The AC has never worked and I was going to clean it out and swap it over to R134a anyway. But damn, I wasnt expecting to do it right now. Once all this crap drains, is it ok to just hook it back up till im ready to work on the AC system? I need to remove the hose going to the Condenser so I can remove the compressor to get the bracket out of the way for the water pump. I wasnt expecting a 7 hour tear down job, but damn. Looks like it will be a full day tomorrow. Im hoping to at least get it all torn down today so we can work on cleaning all the sludge, and oil off of everything.
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