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SVO2SCJ last won the day on December 27 2018

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  1. Hi

    Well I know there is a forum for this and that community reputation counts THUMBS UP!!  But after spending time with David at Ford Carlisle I wanted to take the same time to write here about him!!    We know he bleeds Ford blue and has protected his car, spending his money for all the see.   When together he is both an ambassador for our marque and truly interested in the people he meets!    We talked, walked together and he introduced me to other cars and people.     We are often so busy or focused on our own stuff that we fail to be like David!    I wanted to thank him for his time and interest and wanted to say it publicly.  SVO Mark 

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      I agree. I met David at Carlisle as well after communicating with him for many years in this forum. He is full of knowledge and as you say, every bit interested in meeting others.

  2. Unfortunately Ford was slow to react to a known problem dated 7/1/1971 for 72 cars https://www.conceptcarz.com/recall/8569/ford-mustang.aspx And then taking even longer here https://www.conceptcarz.com/recall/8569/ford-mustang.aspx after the death of a Michigan Dealer Mechanic. The stickers didn't appear until will into the 1972 production, first as a campain then installed on the lines by late 1972. https://www.nytimes.com/1977/09/02/archives/ford-chief-admits-mistake-in-failure-to-recall-autos-late-ford.html Mark P.S. Though not part of production for a 1971 car (or before) IF YOU WENT TO A FORD DEALER when they have stickers , there was a good chance you would get one. For Example you purchase a car in June (any car) and in Sept you go to a dealer for service you may or may not have gotten a sticker on your car. SAY you purchased a left over 1972 in Aug................by then Dealers would have been sent a roll and told to PUT ON THE UNSOLD INVENTORY.
  3. I think you will find that is the difference in drum/drum OR disc/drum applications. Since she is doing the internet ordering provide her with all the info for the planned build, if you are adding a power booster and if you have the correct proportioning valve for the final build. My guess is she just started with an internet search and thinking of shopping by price. We needed a master cylinder in a pinch on a Sunday , last month and NO ONE had one......ended up driving to NPD and got one cheaper that the parts store! Lately I have been CONFIRMING avalablilty on anything ordered on line. Many suppliers aren't stocking (to cut costs) and are drop shipping BUT you don't see the jobbers inventory to confirm stock. https://www.npdlink.com/product/master-cylinder-assy-brake/103676?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dmaster%2Bcylinder%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1972&year=1972
  4. My guess is if you had a 494 Can Am car it would be a "starting place" ! Still need about $30K in parts, injector system and then a $30K Hewland !! Old race parts are really hard to put to use as many were one off, motified by builders and /or IMPOSSIBLE to assemble because of "missing parts" Mark
  5. Talking a friend out of buying a Yellow 1971 H code on Ebay for $4500.00 11 years ago !! (Not listening to his , but it is wierd, it has staggered shocks and holes in the shock tower) LOL Mark
  6. I am so sorry I haven't used/posted to this thread......mostly because I work on a large number of NON 71-73 cars on a daily basis!! But since the prototype clone is finished and the 1967 C850 is leaving to have a ramp installed and painted, I will be moving a 1971 car I have owned 3 times wince 2001 into the garage next week to work on in the winter. Mostly want to document the time as Chris Long will be visiting for a week in Feb to do the power windows. (he has installed PW in about 9 cars , so he can do with his eyes closed) This will be a repeat of 2017 when Bill, Chris and I assembled the Boss in a week. Mark
  7. I read your posts from Aug.....R U still dealing with this from then?? I read that POP (statement) and then not starting without backfiring and thought " has anyone confirmed this car doesn't still have the plastic timing gear!" SHOPS don't know everything we do with 40 years experience with engeneering changes! Before throwing a internet distributor do you think they knew to remove valve cover and watch the valve action in relationship to the distributor? Mark P.S. You have to do this yourself, you will go broke at $80 per hour and REDOING wrong work if you continue down this path. Call me.
  8. What you haven't told us is what the car has for points/petronix? ! If points, be sure your condenser is good. If petronix be sure you have 12V (not the reduced voltage factory wire) going to the red for the unit. Let's assume all else is correct and start here.....at first I was going to reply "I could start that car in less then 10Mins" BUT figured that doesn't help you. I THINK you just have to work backwards from where you are. Your issues are multiple.....if you are only getting voltage to the coil on crank, then of course it won't run when the key lets go (for now use a dedicated wire to the positive of the coil) As for "TRYING to start" we can't see how you have the distributor wires clocked , but at some point the vacuum advance will hit the manifold and now allow for more timing! IF you have to redrop the distributor to get more adjustment DO IT. Mark P.S. A video tells alot about your work! IT's how I fix everything on Facebook.
  9. Glad you have owned the car as long as you have!! Read your post (and comments) ..........with STOCK orders it is the dealer that specs the car (for stock) not Ford (building it a certain way). It was a job that you were either good at reading the demand or "ordered too many green on green" and lost your job ! LOL Dealer principal looked at it from a carrying cost of inventory when it took too long to sell. BEST case senerio was to get a car, sell it BEFORE the bill to Ford came due after 30 days. When you see LONG times to sell on the report (6 months in this case) the dealer had to pay the cost of keeping on the floor. Again, this was an art as you had other dealers in proximity that could have a "similar" car for hundreds of dollars less , just from one option delete. THEN when you put the date of delivery in the middle of winter, you can also factor why a 3:50 4 speed wasn't FLYING off the floor! Love your car Mark
  10. I am of the opinion that "if it wasn't available for the car the year (era sold) then it looks OUT OF PLACE. Same goes for the use of wheels not introduced by factory until after year! The other thing is if you keep your original hood intact ...you can always sell, put back on and resell the ram air. Of course that depends IF you purchased the correct springs, plenum, flappers, seal, hose and ram air cleaner /snorkel and heat shield and manifold fittings -then you have value! Mark
  11. Boy we are "brothers from another mother!" LOL Just read about your 68 TR250 (I owned 37 Triumphs) so I have always had a soft spot for them! Only have my MkI Gt6 today ! Mark
  12. PM only got two photos......just saw post with missing choke parts.....let us know if you are using the factory 4300 carb or a new "electric choke" style!! (dont need the tubes)
  13. HI I have one I BOUGHT for my Boss 351 that is nicer than. the one on my car! (havent put on) Can offer $275 delivered or install on my car and sell that one for $50 less ! Whatever you want (may have some witex clamps too) MARK
  14. Yeah I KIND of fall into that catagory !! When I was doing the Boss 351 this was the only forum I used DAILY. (2017/18) This year when while furloghed from March to Sept , I did an early Mustang......so I have been at ConcourseMustang.com or 65/66 Restoration page on FB. Feel kind of bad for seeming to not care.....but I have never been a clubber. NOW...I am building a 1967 Ford C850 into a ramp truck (for the early Mustang) so I am here https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum232/ Mark P.S. My guess is if everyone turned on notifications of threads or "what you have missed" feature participation would increase again.
  15. NO. and yes. Some of the pieces will work, THINK the correct lid is chrome. Others here will know , as I never owned anything but a Boss 351 when it comes to 71's. Spend some time looking at correct cars on Google (just that is an art to filter through all the Frankenstein's)! We knew it had a 4 barrel , from the use of the CA manifold. (we just don't know if it isa spread bore or if the manifold was cut up to use a square bore. Taking in photos is an art too. Where as some photo entire engines, others want to see specific parts up close! Less can even video !! Going too fast, jumping around and not spending time in one location to be able to look at all the pieces. Mark P.S. Some times the best info comes from the prior owner photos !! It gives you the ability to see a car when bought, how it was tricked out and if any real use! Funny, we took a car to an auction and everyone was asking "did you just finish the car?" (car was restored 5 years before) TO which they said "MAN that is clean, you must not drive it!" (Car was drvien to Reno twice and Washington state from AZ that year) Theirs on the other hand you could smell the paint degassing still!
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