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  1. They should only allow what the car will hold and one 5 gallon gas approved container. It's amazing what people will do and then try to place the blame on someone else when their stupidity catches up with them. Leaving tomorrow from Ohio to go to Yellowstone. I've been checking on diesel prices along our route and at least heading west they have held the same for the past few weeks. My wife is dying to get away from here before the cicadas emerge. LOL.
  2. You need to take into consideration what you are wanting. Shorty's or mid- length will give you a better sound over stock and are easier to put on then long tubes. They also will work with your current exhaust with minimum modifications. Long tube headers will provide more hp in the mid to upper rpm range and will give you a completely different sound. They can be a pia to put on and you will need to redo your exhaust to make them work. And as Fabrice mentioned above they sit low under the car. I have Hookers long tubes 6115's on my 460 and love the performance and sound of them. The only thing I would change next time I replace them will be to get them ceramic coated or at least wrap them to help cut down on the heat under the hood. The passenger side get a little warm from the headers on that side plus the heater hoses running right above them.
  3. Sounds like a nice setup. My front suspension is stock other than the springs and having KYB Gas Adjust shocks. The rear has been beefed up by adding two extra leaf's to the springs and the added on sway bar. I am trying to get the sway bar back to a factory setup and then upgrading the to the 1 1/8" for the front and the 7/8" in the back. I got the following dimensions from Addco for the 990 and will see if I can make it work. Getting ready to head out to Yellowstone Park so won't be doing much until we get back next month.
  4. The u shackle is to the traction bars. The bolt holes are there but do not have the inserted thread nut. If the dimensions work out for the 990 I will see if I can get the clamps they use for their model 679 which is also a 7/8 bar.
  5. Thanks for the input. I have two problems when it comes to the ones you mentioned above. I have tractions bars and where they connect to the springs is in the same place that the 996's would go so that rules out the spring type. Also my West Coast sub frame connectors rule out the on axle bolt to frame type due to where they are welded to the frame. I will have to try to see if the new 990 will fit once I get the dimensions or will have to try to find one that has the same dimensions as what is on there now but bigger and redo the mounting so it is similar to the way the Addco 996 mounts to the frame.
  6. Spring mount plate is correct type. Just don't know where the bar came from.
  7. Just a update. I got the car back on the ramps and stands and got around today to checking the added on sway bar and the front hole in the frame in the below picture is at 6 1/4" back. Based on the location of the bracket it looks like the sway bar is sitting back from where the original should be and maybe came off of an earlier year mustang or some other model. Another issue I might have is were the exhaust goes over the axle. It looks like if the sway bar goes where it belongs my exhaust will be in the way. I wouldn't aspect anything less! LOL. I've contacted Addco and they are going to send me the dimensions for the sway bar. Once I get those I can determine what might or might not work.
  8. I really find the 71-73's a great car to own. I feel that at that time period to many models were blending in from one year to the next. The 71 -73's caught the attention of those looking for a change. In my eyes these cars stand out and are noticed by anyone that knows cars. I have been to several car shows and cruise-in's and have notice that people spend time looking at it and ask questions. Although I like the 64-70's I really don't care what that group thinks about us. If I did I would own one. As with anything there are the likes and dislikes, but my biggest is that it wasn't built for someone who is 6 ft and weighs 230.
  9. Family comes first - the car will always be there waiting. Just make sure that you see some of the painters work so you know what to expect. Will say a prayer that all goes well for your wife and that you are blessed with a healthy son.
  10. Hey Don what size are the aerosol canisters and is this more like a airbrush or regular rattle can type?
  11. Welcome from Ohio. Glad to see that you held onto it over the years. Lot of info and help available for the asking. You might want to check with Don at Ohio Mustang Supply and also Motor City Mustang for some of the parts you need. If you go to the home page and scroll down you will see the sponsors listed and you can click on their name to go to their websites. Keep us posted on your progress and post updated pictures.
  12. And We Have A Winner! This was the first one I've seen. Very clean car and seemed well built. Love the plates.
  13. Went to my 1st car show for the year. Got a top 30 trophy. Felt great to get out and to be around other people as a group. Here are a few pictures from it. Also for the true car buffs out there see if you can guess what make of car the last 2 pictures are. Name this car
  14. It's a shame you can't return to where you were born. Hopefully one day you will get that opportunity to go back and visit. I think that most of us in our later years have a longing to visit our childhood home.
  15. Looking really good. Always nice to have friends to give you a hand when needed. Keep up the good work. You will be sitting behind the wheel before you know it. And hey Frank, thank you for helping a fellow stang lover.
  16. Seems like when it rains it pours at your house. Hopefully it wasn't the painter that gave it to you. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Hope you and your wife recover quickly without any serious effects.
  17. Thanks for getting that for me Geoff. I have two car shows I'm going to this weekend and then on Monday I'll be putting the car back up on ramps and jack stands to do some clean up and possibly new shocks. I will figure out what exactly I have then and work from there. I recall seeing some holes right where they welded the brackets on. Might have what I need just have to clean up the mess.
  18. Learn something new everyday. Glad to hear it's running good now. Just out of curiosity do you leave the hood down during your shows or cruise-ins? Over here at all the cruise-ins the hoods are open and at the car shows the hoods and trunks are open also.
  19. You are doing one hell of a job on your restoration. I hope that in the future whoever ends up with your car realizes and appreciates the work and effort you put into it.
  20. Sounds like you got it fixed. Not for sure but when I was looking at the pictures of you engine I notice that it looks like your fan belt is flipped over. If that is the way it is suppose to be I never seen one with the cogs on the outside.
  21. See if you can find a picture of a car on a rotisserie and you might be able to see it.
  22. Plug wire if melted could cause a miss but wouldn't make the engine die. When you say it will eventually started again is it after the engine cools down? It could be a bad voltage regulator but I doubt it. If it won't start until the engine cools down the it could be a case of vapor lock or some other component under the hood that is being affected by the heat. This would also make the distributor and coil a suspect in that case. Have you also checked the engine coolant to make sure it is full and the engine isn't running hot?
  23. I have looked at those and also at Summit Racing. Besides the ones you have listed Summit carries Belltech which shows a rear one for 71-73's. They look pretty simple to install but my Global West frame connectors are in the way if I went that way. It looks like they also offer a lifetime warranty on their sway bars. I plan on going with Addco since it seems to be the better of the choices out there and they seems to be more than willing to help out with any install issues that might come up. Good support is well worth a few extra dollars. Hope your upgrade goes smooth.
  24. Welcome from Ohio. Very nice looking vert.
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