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JimB73 last won the day on December 1 2019

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  1. It may be because I'm not very creative but I too just call ours "The Mustang"..... seems to fit it well.... I have had three of them over the years and they all had the same name: "The Mustang" !
  2. Great, Thanks for the pic! (worth a thousand words....!) I will check this on mine to confirm.
  3. Somehow I missed the last shirt sale so I would be interested too if you do it again. I can appriciate the amount of work that goes into doing it!
  4. Me too.... I sent a message to Barry yesterday as I thought it was only happening to me since nobody else had reported it, sent August 31, 2021: Hi, I encountered a strange issue today when I tried to login and just wanted to check if it was just something on my end or with my browser. I have been logging in for the past few years using my screen ID and password. Today when I went to login the Login box itself is different, it used to have the normal login options and a place to use a Facebook login if you wanted. Today there is only one area to login and it now says to enter an email address as the login. I have never used an email address to login since I joined the site so thought this was really odd. I tried using my email address and it did let me login but I couldn't reply to posts or sent messages. I logged out and tried from another computer I have and the login box was different on that computer also. I'm using Firefox on both computers. Later in the day I tried to login again (with email address) I got in and that time I was able to reply to posting. I didn't see any other reports of problems from members logging in so I have to assume its not an issue others are having but seems odd that it would happening on my end. Are you aware of any changes to the site that would cause Firefox issue? Thanks, Jim
  5. A follow up question(s), during break-in should the radiator cap be on tight or loose for monitor the coolant level? Would it be okay to use distilled water in the radiator during break-in? I have a repaired rad in the car (it was done by a reputable shop and pressure tested but still....) would hate to fill the rad with $$ antifreeze only to have it puke it all out on the ground if there was a problem...My thought was to run water during break-in, if no issue then drain it out and then put in antifreeze. Bad idea? good idea? Thanks!
  6. Tom, Yes having an engine start stand would be nice! It sounds like your startup went well. I keep going through the check list over and over....just the nerves I guess! Hope mine goes as well as yours did, I'm definitely ready to smile on this project
  7. Thanks! Good thought. The carb has been rebuilt but as you said it has been sitting a while so that is something I'll be checking.
  8. That's a good one, I was wondering about that also. It's running the stock carb (2100D) Is there a vent on it or another place that fuel could be added to the bowl? (I don't see one) or would I have to pull the top to put fuel in the bowl?
  9. Chuck, Good stuff, Thanks! I'm anxious but hopeful that it goes well. I have read that you should drop the oil right after the break-in is done, you mentioned driving it for 100-200 miles. Would that be with the break-in oil? or a change before driving?
  10. Don, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have connected a temp mechanical oil pressure gauge as you suggested and I got a priming tool to prime the oil pump. I have tested and got oil to the top end (all rockers showing oil). I'll check on getting a remoe starter button. I also plan to have a fan setup in front of the radiator. Good info, Thanks!
  11. Looking for some advice on first startup of a rebuilt engine. I’m to the point of getting ready to do the first start of the rebuilt engine for our Mustang (302). This is the first newly rebuilt engine cam break-in I have done. I have gone through a pre startup check list and I think I have everything setup, carb settings, basic timing and I have a temporary fuel system setup. In reading about the cam break-in process it seems to be a nerve racking process that even professional engine builders have referred to as “a crap shoot” on if the cam will live the first 20 minutes of break-in. I’m using Joe Gibbs break-in oil so should have the proper zinc needed for cam break-in. Any tips/advice that would help give me confidence in doing this procedure would be appreciated. Thanks!
  12. The paint issue is such a bummer, I hope the guy is able to save it. Look forward to hearing how it goes!
  13. Welcome (back) from Washington state! Looks nice already, going to be a looker when it's done.
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