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About ManniB

  • Birthday 08/27/1957

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    1971 Mach 1


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    Affalterbach / Germany
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  1. If the springs are unloaded (springs removed from car), there is no tension at all in them. - Manfred
  2. Not Mustang related, but.. anyway: last Saturday I had installed the oil tank of my other car (911) after cleaning and painting. I made sure all oil lines where connected correctly before pouring in oil. After 2.5 Liters, I heard a noise from under the car. Quite a large puddle of oil on the floor. It would have helped to install the drain plug before filling ;-) - Manfred
  3. That's good news. I forgot to mention that there is no noise and no leak at all. I will keep an eye on it. Thanks, Manfred
  4. Hi, today when I re-adjusted my Koni shocks on the rear end I noticed that I could lateraly move my RH rear wheel slightly in and out. Although I didn't measure it, I think the play is less that or equal to .02 inch. There is no movement on the LH side. Is this play excessive? Thanks, Manfred
  5. Hi guy's, thanks for the answers. And no, I didn't buy any gauge yet. - Manfred
  6. Hi, anyone know the thread size of the oil pressure sending unit in a 351 Cleveland? I want to temporarily install a mechanical gauge. And, yes, I used the search feature, but it seems I'm missing the right keywords ;-) Thanks, Manfred
  7. Hi, sitting in the drivers seat of my '71 I always have the feeling that it would be grat if I could move the seat another 2 or 3 inches away from the steering wheel. What's the best way to achive this? Are there any seat track extenders that I can buy or is it possible to modify the existing tracks? Thanks, Manfred
  8. Hi, 1971 T5 Mach 1 with 351 Cleveland 4V (from Germany). Regards, Manfred
  9. These 'brackets' grab the trunk access door when it is open so it doesnt rattle. - Manfred
  10. Fixing the housing with a piece of plastic sounds good. Actually, it is the kind of idea I would have come up with. It is more work as if you tape the bulb holder, but tape is likely to come loose with age. A piece of plasic would set the bulb back only a small distance which seems acceptable. Just make sure you use the right glue for the type of plastic. Of course, if you want it to be perfect you could try to get a new/used housing. Don't know for how much that would be sold. - Manfred
  11. Great, now I know where those two pieces of cardboard left from my restoration have to go. Thanks for that! However, we are now two who don't know how they install. I'm curious. Your fellow European ;-)
  12. Rick, I can only underscore what Chuck and Don have already pointed out. It is next to impossible to install a set of repros with the original retainers without bending them. You ask how I know? Guess!!! I went to three sets of repros. I killed the first set myself, the second set was bent by a socalled "pro". I finally found a place in near Munich called "The Autoglaser". The owner is relly knowledable in restoring vintage cars of all makes. He immediately pointed out that the trim was much to soft to be installed with the retainers. He suggested to glue in the trim instead. Actually, before gluing them in, he nearly ground down the ridge that snaps behind the retainers completely so it could be pressed in with very little force. It worked perfectly and I'm happy now. But using the originals will save you a lot of trouble. - Manfred
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