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  1. Hi all. I was lucky to meet an old guy at our beach hop here in NZ in march who told me he had an old 73 fastback rusting in a friends paddock for the last 12yrs so I was able to travel to his place last week and grab some of the harder to find (and ship to NZ) parts that don't seem to be reproduced yet like the 70 and earlier models. From the car, I managed to get the correct steering pump bracket and adaptor (I had previously posted about), but unfortunately I just need to find the right pully as the cast spoked pulley fractured when an engineer friend went to remove the pulley (the pump was stuffed) to put on my pump that had a bent solid pulley. I was also able to get the strut tower braces and the 5mph crash bumper brackets as mine had been chopped and changed to make the car look straight when the chassis was bent. The parts I have still to find are the front plasitc spash shields/guards. Unfortunately they don't seem to have reproductions I can find online. Plenty of affordable sets for the 64-70 models. Does anyone know if they have started producing them or I just have to find expensive second hand ones. I have only seen the odd one here or there on Ebay and they seem really expensive. Obviously due to their demand and lack of reproductions. Cheers Steve
  2. Thanks Don. The engine was previously in the car with those brackets when it was taken out 5yrs ago for restoration but I have replaced the heads. I might need to check the old heads for the adapter part as I left them with the engine rebuilders. Cheers Steve Hi Don. The numbers on my 351 show D4AE -6015-AA2 568 so looking at your link you supplied the deck height is 9.503. The bracket that came with the engine is D10A-3C511-AA and I have just found the front pulley on the steering pump is warped/bent from probably being dropped or hitting the deck when sitting in the car for the last 5 years without the engine in. Do you know the code of the later brackets I can google to try and source please. And also the correct pulley. Cheers
  3. Thanks Don. The engine was previously in the car with those brackets when it was taken out 5yrs ago for restoration but I have replaced the heads. I might need to check the old heads for the adapter part as I left them with the engine rebuilders. Cheers Steve Hi Don. The numbers on my 351 show D4AE -6015-AA2 568 so looking at your link you supplied the deck height is 9.503. The bracket that came with the engine is D10A-3C511-AA and I have just found the front pulley on the steering pump is warped/bent from probably being dropped or hitting the deck when sitting in the car for the last 5 years without the engine in. Do you know the code of the later brackets I can google to try and source please. And also the correct pulley. Cheers
  4. Hi I have taken a photo of the part number on the bracket and it is D10A-3C511-AA I checked the measurements between the holes on my alloy heads vs the old heads (no adaptor plate) and tey are the same but where the main long bolt threads through the bracket of the pump the bolt is below the centre line of those two holes by a long way so the adaptor bracket wont fit anyway. I have now found the pulley is also buckled so now need to source one of those and I don't even know if the pump is ok..... more $$$ Cheers Steve
  5. Hi Don. I had a scroll through all their questions and I found two conflicting answers. The one you highlighted said a light scuff and paint and the other answer said best remove it and prime! No wonder its confusing for a newbie! LOL
  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. I might try a test patch with some thinners to see how easy it comes off. I presume the dynacorn panels are made in Taiwan but as they are the inner guards I will check. It is going to cost me in the vicinity of 3-5k NZD to the panel shop to unstitch my current frame rail/aprons and spot weld the new one to the firewall but at 85 an hr to get them to strip and paint them could add quite a bit to the bill. Not counting the purchase price in USD ($620 each side plus the cross members $300) Ouch
  7. Hi all I have received my new 73 framerail apron shocktower assemblies and crossmembers. Taking the car to the panel shop for fitting this week. I emailed Dynacorn to ask what the black paint on the panels is and if it is a primer that can be painted over with black gloss with a scuff or sand but they never replied. Anyone with any idea if their black coating is paintable or is just a metal preserver that has to come off before painting. Obviously around the welds to the firewall and where the new crossmembers are attached will need priming. cheers Steve
  8. Thanks Don. The engine was previously in the car with those brackets when it was taken out 5yrs ago for restoration but I have replaced the heads. I might need to check the old heads for the adapter part as I left them with the engine rebuilders. Cheers Steve
  9. Thanks guys. I am not sure of the casting number I will check next week (Tues my time, Monday your time) as the car is stored in a mates factory. The engine numbers come back to what is described as a big ford (prob a galaxy or truck) as it had low compression pistons. Been rebuilt with high compression now. Thanks also for the links to the adaptors. Not sure how it works but if any members have a photo showing how it fits that will be appreciated. Looks like I wil order one. Cheers Steve
  10. Hi my engine rebuild is finished but I am trying to work out how to mount the power steering pump. When I got the car the engine was out and the pump was still attached to the steering box. The brackets for the pump and alternator were in a box of bolts. I've Google the hell out of images but it appears the new alloy heads don't have a thread in the right place for the long bolt. I also have a spare bracket that I'm not sure where it goes. If any members have a 351w they can send me a photo that would be appreciated. The engine is a 74 model (in a 73 convertible) I have included some photos
  11. Hi it's a 73 convertible. All the under car and seat panels are in place that's why I was a bit confused. I did see on YouTube there was some crowd who produced an extra sub frame to connect between the front and rear frame rails to strengthen convertibles but these don't quite match those. Cheers
  12. So fellas Mustang rookie here again. I received a large order of parts to NZ so was going through my big pile of parts new and old that came with the car. I found these newish extrusions but can't seem to find anywhere on the car they would seem to fit. Any help appreciated. The old owner had 20 cars so could be from another car Charles Stuart Calverley biography
  13. I just read the fine print on the C4 transmission crossmember for the 66-70 models which looks similar to the 73 crossmembers photos posted, but it says that bracket will not fit a 351 or big block so now am even more confused at what I need to find for my 73 with a 351W and the C4.
  14. Thanks. Did you buy the bracket new or just had the old one chromed? Would love to know where I can buy a new one. Cheers Steve
  15. Mmm thanks. Does look identical that's why I can't understand why they have them new up to 70 models but not 71-73??
  16. Thanks. The one on Ebay I see is sold but it does look exactly the same as the one CJ Pony parts sell but say for 66-70 so hence my confusion.
  17. Hi guys. I have been trying to find out what the C4 transmission crossmember looks like for the 71-73s as the old one didn't come in the parts with my car when I imported it, and internet searches on the parts sites doesn't show a c4 crossmember for a 71-73 just one for a 66-70 like in this CJ pony parts listing link below. https://www.cjponyparts.com/transmission-crossmember-c4-3-speed-4-speed-1967-1970/p/TCU2/ However a couple of old threads 2015 came up on a google search about the same issue where a 3 arm crossmember was on a c4 and pushing it sideways but some members had posted photos of their old crossmembers they could send the thread poster and they looked identical to the one pictured on CJ's for the c4 for 66-70 models so am a bit confused. Thanks
  18. Thanks for that info yes I did see the thinner one available new saying 65-73 and then got the conflicting advice from CJ pony parts who sell the same Scott drake part. Shipping not a problem as the guy who inspected the car and shipped it has a container every two weeks with cars so can get one shipped. I’ll check with Don or Mike if a second hand plate would be structurally better over the thinner repro. Cheers
  19. Thanks Don Another member on an earlier post mentioned them and I looked at their websites but wasn’t sure what their user names were to message them direct. Their parts websites didn’t have the parts I was looking for but I wil try and make contact. Thanks
  20. Hi team. I am rebuilding a half finished project I imported from the States. The car was fully assembled running example prior to the USA owner having it stripped for panel and paint 5+ yrs ago. All the parts were supposed to be with the vehicle however a lot are missing. I have purchased a lot of new parts from CJ's, Stang-a-holics, Dallas Mustangs and Rock Auto but for the life of me cannot locate some items that do not appear to have been reproduced. Car is missing the underbody trans tunnel reinforcement plate. There is a mustang mercury website proclaiming to have an aftermarket plate for mercury/mustng (thinner than original) for 69-73 mustangs that looks identical to the 69-70 one sold by CJ's however when I emailed CJ's about the 71-73 they said they did not stock it and the 69-70 plate was different to the 71-73 so am a bit confused and reluctant to buy the one from the mercury site and freighting it to NZ to find it wont fit. Same for the C4 gearbox trans tunnel bracket. That is missing but cannot find a 71-73 bracket, plenty of reproduction 66-70 brackets on websites. Last difficult item to find new is the plastic splash shields under the front guards. Plenty of new earlier models available but cant find any on the parts sites for the 71-73 If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great. I would prefer new Cheers Steve
  21. Hi, I am in Auckland NZ. Sorry for a late reply. I haven't worked out how to turn on the notifications cheers Steve
  22. Fantastic thanks so much. I did see some of the 60s models on parts sites refer to headlamp doors but thought it was for the whole unit the older ones have. I have asked the old owner to try and find the old ones that were missing in the heap of parts i got with the car. Seems strange they went missing when she was pulled apart 5 yrs ago. I will definately contact Don or Mike. Thanks for the tip. Cheers Steve
  23. Hi Guys I have attached a picture of the part but I cant seem to find them for sale new anywhere. I downloaded this picture from Ebay where someone is selling a single 2nd hand one for 122usd and not the other side with it. I am not even sure of the correct name as hardly any pictures come up when I search Mach 1 headlamp bezel or headlamp surround. I have ordered the new headlamp bucket assemblies and shocktower apron assembly and crossmembers from Stang a Holics who matched Classic discount parts' price but they had cheaper freight to my shipper in California.
  24. Awesome thanks. I will print it out and see how readable it is.
  25. Thanks for the kind offer. I think I will go with the new assemblies then I know the whole front is new and your right the shipping may be more and the time to cut existing front off. I have to go with what the certifier wants otherwise he wont comply it for NZ roads. By the way I am trying to source the square headlamp surrounds but don't know what their official name is as I haven't found them on the usual parts sites in the US so far new. Cheers Steve
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