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  1. Thanks. As soon as I can pull it back on the lift I will post some pics.
  2. The front of my 71 Mach was pretty noisy, so I rebuilt everything on the front suspension...EXCEPT the springs. They looked to be in good shape, so I just replaced the insulators and the perches with a pair from Scott Drake. It's better. no rattle, but still gives me the "boing!". Will bad springs be noisy like that? Or will they just sag. I know that the simple answer is "just change the springs stupid" but I also notice that the passenger spring seems to be rubbing against the outside of the tower it sits in. I thought that it was being caused by a worn out control arm, but now I'm not sure. Does that mean something is seriously wrong with the subframe? Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone. I’ve rebuilt the front suspension on the ‘71 but the adjuster sleeves are so seized I can’t set initial toe in/out. The clamps are loose. I Soaked the sleeves in penetrant for 3 days and even tried map gas. They will not budge! Any suggestions?
  4. Back in the states. Took her out today. The learn function is a good start but there’s a lot of fine tuning options too.
  5. Installed the new replacement Sniper today. She runs great! I want to thank everyone for the help. The advice will help me to really get dialed in! Merry Christmas.
  6. Sounds like same problems in fi tech. All these systems VERY sensitive to bad grounds, connections, high voltage static.

    They do not like 110 degree lobe center cams or low engine vacuum.

    1. Fordboy71


      Thanks. I installed a new replacement unit today and she runs good. It’s gonna take a while to really fine tune things though.

    2. B229218


      Nice I’m glad that new unit worked out for you do you know What cam lobe center your cam is ? I was just curious I would like to update to a fuel injection one day too, merry Christmas

  7. Welcome from Tennessee. Beautiful car.
  8. Update. The Mach has been at a tuning shop for 3 a month now. They have also ruled out anything mechanical and they didn’t have any better luck than I did, So We called Holley. They are going to swap out the unit with another new one.
  9. I took a look thru my sockets and the cheapie with the u-joint on it is more than 1/16” thicker than the others. And, like Chuck, I have one that I tapered down on the bench grinder as well.
  10. I have 3 different brand spark plug sockets In my box and they are all different wall thicknesses. I remember running into an issue like that on a 289 years ago.
  11. So I was able to get thru to Holley tech. The guy was great and spent Some time with me looking at my datalogs. Didn’t find any issues though. It does not matter how rich or lean I run the engine, the condition doesn’t change at all. my Leak down test was good on all cylinders, less than 4% loss. Compression is 180-190 on all cylinders. I give up. It’s going to go to a tuning shop.
  12. Leaning out the a/f didn’t help either. Next step..I’m going to do a cylinder leak down test and see if something may have gone wrong on that first day out?
  13. Update* accel. enriching didn’t change anything much. I Took it from the original setting of 49 and trying 2 lbs. at a time, went as high as 63 and as low as 26. So I took it back to 49 and left it there. I did notice though, that I’m getting a very rich smell when test driving. I’m going to try changing the a/f settings and see if that makes a difference.
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