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    Alpine white 1971 mach1 Mustang Sportsroof, 351-C, C-6, 9"


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  1. This is an awesome thread, I'm eager to hear more. I'd offer mine but it's just a very tired motor with a worn out cam and an extremely bad exhaust leak. So it sounds pretty bad right now.
  2. Thank you! I will add a vacuum pump to the list if I go this direction. Consider my custom setup which included a vacuum pump, a vacuum reservoir and a pressure switch. This will reduce the amount of time the pump is on. https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-muscletang-mod-project-thread-1971-m-mach-1?pid=340221#pid340221 That's a nice setup. I've been looking at OEM style vacuum pumps, if you bush the mounting hardware you barely know they're there.
  3. I am hoping that it will be a lot of fun. There are a lot of old country roads here that don't have enough rubber on them. ;)
  4. They offer some tech specs in their PDF file for the long block: https://www.fordracingparts.com/download/instructionsheets/FORDINSTSHTM-6007-Z460FFT-FRT_18.PDF
  5. Thank you! I will add a vacuum pump to the list if I go this direction.
  6. Hi. Still getting a little work done on the suspension, but next in line is a radiator to differential powertrain update. I'm wearing my asbestos underwear because I'm considering swapping the very tired Cleveland for one of these: https://www.fordracingparts.com/part/M-6007-Z460FFT I like Clevelands, don't get me wrong, but the Ford Racing long block offers a lot of bang for the buck. The old video that Ford released when the engine was made available has disappeared. I found one video of a few guys putting one in to an older Mustang but it had just been put in, wasn't tuned and was idling so fast that you couldn't really hear if the cam had anything in the way of overlap. Anyone here have one or know of a video so I can get an idea of what the idle quality is like once the engine is tuned?
  7. Needs taller tires out back. That would bring the back up too. Overall, an outstanding ride. ::thumb:: I'm a little torn about raising the rear up. On the one had I feel like it could stand it, on the other it's growing on me as-is. Now that the nose is out of the air I'm a lot more happy with the stance. And thank you!
  8. Thanks! I was not sold on them until I saw them on the car, but until I change the color (it's the factory correct white now, but I'm a medium gold metallic guy) they'll be perfect. Once I go gold I'll see how they look but I may go chrome at that point.
  9. Hi. So a Wilwood 4-wheel brake conversion and some 17x8s on the front and 18x9.5s on the back (235/45/17 and 265/40/18) later along with some Chris Alston bolt on coilovers, leafs, adjustable shocks, various replacement suspension parts, a new sway bar and a quick ratio box later, this is what I have so far (as it sits at the alignment shop): Before you ask for details, full disclosure: I spent a ton of money on my garage so I'd have the tools and conveniences I never had when I did all my own work when I was a kid. And then discovered that having all that stuff still didn't make new hours in the day for me to have time to do it myself, so a very patient, very talented shop did it all for me. So I can't answer any 'how did you do its' because I didn't do it myself. I think it could stand going up an inch in the back but it's growing on me to be honest. Next: Saving up for a radiator to differential power train upgrade. Thank you everyone for the advice, help and photos.
  10. Hi. So I have a cheap knockoff spoiler on the back of my car that looks awful. I mean I can't look past it and half the time when I look at the car that garbage spoiler is all I can see. I've taken to referring to it as the 'soiler.' I haven't had any luck finding any NOS or excellent used ones. Does anyone know of any NOS suppliers or know of a 100% correct reproduction that can be had? I'm not doing a concourse restoration or anything, but the factory spoiler is perfect for the car and I'm picky about how it looks. Please and thank you.
  11. Regarding the Eaton springs that most folks seem to like, what ride height do you use to get rid of the rear-end squat and get a decent stance? Plus one or plus two inches? From what I've read the plus one will level it out, so to get a rake you need a plus two? I like a little rake in my stance. Not necessarily an extreme 'air shocks and L60s' style rake (showing my age there), but something that puts the back up a bit higher. If anyone's been through this and has some photos of their end result with stock and plus height springs in the back they would be appreciated. Stance is everything with these cars, if that's not right everything else suffers for it.
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