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  1. Thanks Gear ratio is 3.5 and tires are 27.1 inch Do you know what was the stock converter stall was? and the stall after the modification?
  2. Nice to know you are happy with it!! what is your rear gear ratio?
  3. will you be using the FMX speedometer cable? How is the project progress!?? I also have a FMX and swaping to a 4r70w is my next project! So please post every single step!
  4. Could you post a picture of your car? I'd like to see the 275's on the 15X8's...
  5. I have the same ones and I am very happy with them!! 15x7 in front with 235/60R15 and 15x8 with 275/50 r15. Sent from my SM-G9600 using Tapatalk
  6. You mean something like this? If the PB is activated it turns on a warning light in the lower left side of the dash. If your car dosnt have the light, it should be really easy to wire the switch to a warning LED and place it somewhere in your dash! Let me look for a pic of how the switch is installed in the brake pedal an will send it later. https://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-parking-brake-warning-light-switch-1994-2001/p/HW2315/ Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  7. Jajaja....my car was 15 years old when I was born!...and then wait another 20 years to be mine. Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  8. Mine was original, taped the decal for the color change. I am sure it is original, but glad to confirm with others!! Specially becaus OP placed the decal based on my advice jajaj. Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  9. The tire pressure decal goes in the door. Here is a pic from when I started the restoration process. I can send you a batter pic later today. The small one I have no idea!
  10. RT = 0.729 60 ft = 2.752 330 ft = 6.786 Mid speed = 79.34 660 ft = 9.951 1000 ft = 12.643 speed = 97.71 ET = 14.93 (correction con my time!..was not 14.8) Also thinking about re jetting the carb next time on the track. The track is at sea level and I live at 6,900 ft over the sea level. it is a 48 mile drive.
  11. Got the car to the 1/4 mile yesterday. New setup worked great!....now i have traction problems. Had to be gentle on the gas all the way trough 1st gear and then step hard on 2nd gear, otherwise it only spins the tires. It is only my second time at the track, so still a noob at this. Will change to better tires and try again.My best time was 14.8 secs. What is a good 1/4 mile time for a 1971!? Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  12. What size are you planning for the front? Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  13. Hi! Which one did you choose? Dou you have pics!? What tires do you have in front!? Looking for a similar setup. Tnks!
  14. Tnks to you all! Took my time to check the whole valve train geometry. 1.73 was the right size for the rockers and 8.410 the lenght for the pushrods. Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  15. Hi Tom! Dont worry. I did solve the problem by using ARP 100-7707 on my 71 with original front discs. They were 1/2 inch too long so I had to cut them. Enviado desde mi SM-G9600 mediante Tapatalk
  16. Hi Guys. I am helping a friend restore a 1970 mustang he bought last week. Vin # on the dash is way to damaged to be read, VIN # in the door is missing and the vin on the apron is just a partial VIN. Also, there is a different VIN on each apron, attached some photos of both #. The car has mach 1 logos on the fenders and in the dash on the passenger side. My guess is that it is a Mach 1 clone, is there a way to know? Probably a original 6 cylinder car. Title was issued with the partial VIN. They are not that strict with that around here.
  17. This is how mine looks. I marked the position before removing and checked that the filter from the new unit was pointing down and the mechanism could move up and down. I think yours is pointing up a little too much! that might give you an off readin (not that they are that accurate). Also be careful with the lock ring, the aftermarket one didnt press the sending unit hard enough and caused the unit to leak. i had to use the original locking ring with the repop sending unit. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  18. Went with the full Edelbrock performer RPM package. Performer RPM heads part # 61629 Performer RPM air gap intake # 7564 performer RPM CAM and lift kit # 7168 ok, I hope you have a stall converter if you have an auto trans and at least 3.43 gears and at least 9.5 compression. Yes! did my homework. Got my converter according to my car setup by ACC torque converters. got a 3.25 in the rear but soon will be searching for a 3.50 posi. right now I am stuck with the rocker arms dilema. Instructions states: heads are designed to use the preferred boss 302 7/16" stud mounted rockers. acording to my research and Ed Raver they shoul be 1.73....guess thats my answer! whats the stock pushrod lenght?
  19. If you are not going to race it. Stock suspension is not bad at all. There are other things that you can do to improve handling. · Subframes (already on your list) · Montecarlo bar maybe · Adjustable strut rods (eliminating the bushings) · 17 wheels (already on your list) The stock discs are good. Just use good brake pads and might upgrade the brake hoses to stainless braided hoses. Rear drums do the job. For a daily EFI is a good choice. 3G alternator upgrade is a must for all your other upgrades. If you are going with MSD ignition box better go with the 6AL and have a rev limiter as a safety net. A/C is a must for a daily. Controls/controls…. that Is more of a personal choice! Don’t have any suggestions for seats…but go as comfortable as you can and use the best sound deadening you can find!
  20. Went with the full Edelbrock performer RPM package. Performer RPM heads part # 61629 Performer RPM air gap intake # 7564 performer RPM CAM and lift kit # 7168
  21. Hi people! I need help with my new engine setup. Is anyone here using Edelbrock 61629 heads with the 7168 camshaft? I need to decide which rocker arm ratio to use and pushrod length. According to the installation instructions the heads are designed to use Boss 302 7/16” stud mounted rocker arms, which to my knowledge uses 1.73 ratio rockers. But today I called tech support and they assure me that the Boss 302 with 7/16” studs uses 1.6 ratio rocker arms! And to add to my confusion, in the summit Racing Q/A section for the 61629 heads, Edelbrock states that 1.7 ratio rocker arms should be use and to stick with the stock specs of a 351C. mixed information. Please your advice! Cams specs: Intake Duration at 050 inch Lift:234 Exhaust Duration at 050 inch Lift:244 Duration at 050 inch Lift:234 int./244 exh. Advertised Intake Duration:312 Advertised Exhaust Duration:322 Advertised Duration:312 int./322 exh. Intake Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio:0.562 in. Exhaust Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio:0.588 in. Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio:0.562 int./0.588 exh. Lobe Separation (degrees):112 Heads specs: Exhaust Valve Diameter (in):1.600 in. Valve Springs Included:Yes Maximum Valve Lift (in):0.580 in. Rocker Arm Nut Thread Size:7/16-20 in. Guideplate Pushrod Size:5/16 in.
  22. Thanks Steve! For sure I will be consulting here for advice in the restoration and of my 65. Wasn’t sure if it was Ok being a 71-73 forum… that maybe I should look for a early years mustang forum. But you are right, I will squeeze some more info out of the forum! ?
  23. Thank you, midlif/David. I have visited both forums for info and they do have lots of info! Mine is a honey gold C code automatic with pony interior. My 71 will always be my favorite and spoiled one. I know they are a money pit but I don’t do it to sell them, I just enjoy working on them and enjoy the rides! I don’t think I could enjoy it so much if I were thinking of the cost of building and the profit of reselling them! But I get your point…. if you are going to pour lots of money into a car…it better be a V8 jajaj I have noticed that, there are tons of parts for a 65. Less time looking for parts and more time working and enjoying the car. I also bought a 1990 mustang LX 5.0 at the beginning of 2017 and took me just a year to get it to a nice condition, you can find lots of parts for cheap.
  24. Hi Guys, I am starting the restoration of a 1965 mustang coupé and my goal is to restore it as original as possible. Since I am sure most of you own more than one mustang and probably from the early years, is there a forum for 65-66 mustangs as good as this one? The amount of info that I get from this forum in huge! Can you recommend another source of info like this forum? Rod
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