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  1. Can anyone tell me where I can get a set of new weatherstrips for the bottom of the doors on a 73 Vert? The ones on the door 'do not' extend up to the window seals. I've checked numerous places but they all include the seals as a portion of the weatherstrip. The photo below shows the end of the weatherstrip on the passenger door. Thanks
  2. I'm replacing mine in a few weeks with EZ-on. https://ezonauto.com/
  3. with the block all attached, am i able to change out the rings without undoing all the lines and taking the unit out? I already struggled all day in getting this in and buttoned up. It looks like i can get to the inner piston and o-rings through the upper Master Cylinder fitting for the front brakes ??? Is this correct?
  4. After having installed new brake lines and connected them to the distribution block, ( D2ZA 2B328 AA X ) I finally isolated where a single leak was coming from and it happens to be the brake warning switch. It is a good leak and I am positive fluid is coming out of this particular port. All other lines are dry. Isn't this suppose to be a dry cavity with no brake fluid in there whatsoever? If it is, why do i have fluid here and how do I fix the problem? Thanks, Dan
  5. Has anyone seen one of these and where can it be decoded? It was discovered in the rear seat as we took off the fabric. Its been cleaned up as shown below thanks, dan
  6. Thank you. I just did not want to overfill at the first attempt.
  7. The C4 was rebuilt back in 2018 and the proper fluid level had been added. In order to do some additional maintenance, we then removed the tail shaft and the transmission pan about 1 year later. We were not able to capture all of the leaking transmission fluid to measure, so we do not have any idea as to how many quarts were lost. The repair manual indicates 9 quarts are required for a c4 and we know the transmission still has an amount in the bell housing area. My question is how many quarts are needed to top-off the system after only removing the tail shaft and pan? Thanks, Dan
  8. I used a heat gun on the hard parts and scraped it off. in other areas, i used a wire wheel on a drill. No. Be sure to smell whatsoever, just a mess. Be sure to wear eye protection if using the wire wheel.
  9. I stripped it bare. I drilled alignment holes in every bracket I took off. It could have been off center when I got the car and just didn't notice it. Didn't have it very long before I started stripping it. There is adjustment in the main dash assembly and I have slid it to the left as far as it will go. I'll pull the dash cluster out tomorrow and see if I can get to the bolts that holds the main bracket. I hoping that the boxed in nuts in the cowl have some side to side adjustment. Hate pulling the cluster. The cluster circuit board isn't in the best of shape and the contacts are coming loose from the backing. Got everything nice and tidy behind there before putting the dash in today. I had the same problem. my issue was at the firewall. i had inadvertently tightened all the other bolts first 'before' I tightened the main bracket at the firewall; specifically the ones on the right side. This now torqued the entire brace to the left like you have. Loosened everything back up and started back at the brace. That fixed the problem.
  10. that is why we are being very careful to ensure all of the components are compatible and work correctly. we've researched each part so far and now we are at the rocker and rod point.
  11. Thank you. i printed that page in a pdf format. I'll be calling Summit tomorrow and inquire on all the input.
  12. Started the upper build on the 302 engine where we have chosen a red, black and chrome concept. Attached are the photos. Now we've run into a question regarding rockers and pushrods. This is what we have Holley Street Avenger 570 CFM Edelbrock Performer Manifold Edelbrock E-Street Cylinder Heads Valve Springs for Hydraulic Flat Tappet Port Volume: 170cc/60cc Valve Size: 1.90"/1.60" 60cc Combustion Chambers 3/8" Rocker Stud Max Lift - .550" Edelbrock Performer Plus Camshaft Lift: .448''/.472'' Duration @ .050: 204°/214° Advertised Duration: 270°/280° Idle-5500 RPM Range Edelbrock Victor Alluminum Water Pump Edelbrock Performer Link Timing Chain My question is what type of rockers and shafts should we use to complete the upper build? We are looking at the Edelbrock Red Roller Rocker ( 3/8", 1.6 to 1 Ratio ) and pushrods ( Length: 6.805" Dia- 5/16 ). Will these work? thank you...
  13. I'm not a guru my friend. This is the first time we've ever attempted this. i was always told; If man can build it, man can take it apart.... :chin: here is the website for the top manufacture we chose. https://ezonauto.gahh.com/media/ezon2019catalog/index.html?page=1 good luck.
  14. The new top came in today. It was packaged within a box, in another box and finally a shipping box. Below are several photos of the packaging and the material laid out for those that are interested. The kit also came with the front header bead which sits along the upper windshield rail, rear bow welting and also the two end caps just above the rear glass. Now the fun starts in a few weeks......
  15. We're trying the top from NPD with glass. (NPD - CT-13-EGL) www.npdlink.com/product/convertible-top-kit-white-w-solid-glass-curtain/125526 ....unless someone has had a bad experience.....
  16. Thank you...that is where we are going in March with the EZ-on; especially doing it ourselves. We'll be photographing each step in the dismantle, rebuild of the frame and reassembly. enjoy
  17. Thank you for all the advice. After I remove the fabric, we plan on taking out the entire frame system and reconditioning it with primer and paint. This also includes the inner body where the tack strips are connected. From there, we'll put the whole thing back on and I'll photograph each step and let all know the problems and the accomplishments over several threads along the way. We plan on starting this project next month after the top fabric is delivered. i can still drive the car around without the top while its being redone. Hopefully we'll finish it by the end of June; depending if the wife lets me out in the garage. Thanks again, dan
  18. Yes, that is where i got the EZon reference and the reason why we are attempting this on our own. It would also seem easier to reverse the process and start at the front and pull back. If i start at the front, the back can then be pulled behind the braces to tighten up the wrinkles. Mark it with chalk and then staple it out. In the video, they take it on, take it off and then back on again several times. I cannot believe that the Ford Corp would take this amount of time in putting on so many convertible tops in that manner.
  19. Can anyone offer a good manufacture for a vinyl top with a glass rear window from my 73 Vert? I have been looking at either KEE or EZon. If someone knows another one, I'd consider that also. We plan on installing the top ourselves. Dan
  20. the 73 Vert did not come with a center console light. We picked up an original on ebay and installed it. I now need the wiring lead from the main harness to the light pigtail. Does anyone know where i can pick this up so we can get power up to the center light? Thanks
  21. Thank you. I'm sure others will appreciate the photo also for those that don't know what it actually looks like or in place. enjoy the day...
  22. Thank you. That answered both of my questions.... :D No prob, here's already the answer to your upcoming next question: I recall to have used a house electric wire folded as a hook at the end to "fish" the connector/wire and get it thru the hole... :thankyouyellow: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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