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About jep1701

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    Is that a Mustang?
  • Birthday 04/08/1973

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    1973 Mustang convertible with a Windsor V8. Bout in January 2020. Most of the interior is original and was repainted a few years ago.



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    Winter Garden, Florida
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  1. Hi, Here are some photos of the shaving and a big chunk. Very shiny new looking. The largest one is about size of my thumb nail
  2. Thanks everyone. I appreciate your time. We assumed it was serious and this was what the course of action would be. Was just making sure and hoped for a 'Hail Mary'.
  3. Hello all, You all have helped out with a previous problem and need more help. In December my 73 Vert with a 351c suddenly stopped running while driving it. When I tried to start it on the side of the road it just would not turn over (had electrical power). After help on here it was in fact the pin in the distributor that snapped. We place a new one in. Tried to start her and it almost caught, but would not turn over. We looked and and the pin snapped again. After looking in past threads it looked like the oil pump. When my friend and I went to replace the oil pump (not
  4. Thanks to suggestions. Taking not and will start looking at it all. David- The oil is about time for change anyway. And the ignition coil I took out was rusted and in bad shape. The can had a 351c dropped into it around the 90s during a rebuild back then from what we can tell. Thanks everyone. I made a list and will start going through it.
  5. Hello Everyone, Have a problem with my '73. I search past info and got some ideas but could use input. Situation: Took the Mustang out for a Christmas dive with my father-in-law in sunny Central Florida. Everything running great. As the temperature dropped (it's a 'vert) I popped on the heat at a traffic light (not sure if this matters but seems like it might connect). After a light turned green I made a right turn and gunned it, everything went dead with no warning. No sputtering nothing, just cocked out (had electrical working). Fortunately, I was able to coast into a closed
  6. Ok. Took more photos. (As a stressed out teacher should probably step away but I had more time this weekend to look at it and it is driving me crazy ). In these photos I followed what I am positive is the line from the convertible switch. The line had a split. In the second photo it is a dead end. Then the other part of the lines goes to the end what looks to be a fuse or ground? Even thought the positive part of the starter solenoid has linked wires I am wondering if the mechanic working on it disconnected the positive for the switch and the line maybe goes nowhere somewhere else. That w
  7. I took it off and look to be all hooked up.
  8. Is there a specific location of this circuit breaker? I bet that is the problem.
  9. Hi Judge, Here are some photos. Tried to take as many as possible from different angles. I'm starting to think our mechanic inadvertently did something when binding the wires. Had a hard time tracking the convertible wire. Thanks for any input. I really appreciate it.
  10. Hi everyone, You all have been a big help for a novice in the past so I have a new item. I had a bunch of work done on my 73 vert. The electrical work included new wiring, starter relay and new alternator (I did the starter before this work was done). The mechanic did nothing to the convertible mech, but when I went to get the car the power switch did not work to put the top down. There appeared to be no power to the motor. I am still leaning to work on her, so I have several questions and any ideas and suggestion/advice would be great: -I checked the starter relay and it
  11. Thanks for all the help and the welcome to the site. I was excited to find this forum. When I bought the car the paperwork said it was a 351w and I took it for granted. I ran the VIN last night and it said it should have a 6 cyl. So it looks like it it did have an engine swap long ago since it doesn't look recent at all After lots of googling it looks to be a 351c that was placed in it. Thanks for the heads up as I am learning. After teaching and coaching so long you get very comfortable and always seem to know what is going on- this is a rare occasion to be having to learning so m
  12. Hello, I am new to the whole classic car world. After saving my whole teaching career for a classic, I fell in love with a '73 Mustang Convertible 351w 3 speed automatic that was mostly restored and went all in to get the beauty, back in January. I am also blessed with a friend who is always rebuilding a car, so he has been helping me out since my last car I worked on was in college ('84 Plymouth Duster). My question: I need a new starter. I see some remanufactured from places like O'Reilly's and such places for less that $70. I also see some like Powermaster and other on websites f
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