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Big Red Mach 1

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  1. LOL. I was just playing because it looked like you answered your own question. Made me chuckle and think of that song.
  2. Thanks! I'll look into that. I know I threw something out of adjustment when I replaced the engine and tranny mounts. Just wasn't sure what. I do have Hooker long tubes, but nothing hitting them currently.
  3. 1F178262 1F173262 Those are the only other two I would guess with the 5 actually being a 6.
  4. Any way to permanently remedy this? I searched the site, but didn't come up with much. Thanks!
  5. Looks like my best bet is to find a set of these brackets from an otherwise roached 71-72 valance.
  6. It certainly seems like there are some "landing pads" for lack of a better term that I could use for mounting/alignment. The 73 urethane bumper hangs pretty low though. I'd like to make those the markers, and keep my turn signals up where they are, just split them. With these new LED's, even with the electronic flashers, when the markers are on, the turn signals don't really "flash" it's more of just a pulse and I don't care for it. Perfect when the markers are off, and perfect in the back regardless. Just those that bother me.
  7. Run any fuel treatment through it lately? Maybe break some gunk loose? Do you have any teflon tape on any of your fittings? Maybe broken down teflon tape? I have heard that can definitely cause issues like this.
  8. I run my QF 735 with the fuel level in both bowls right at the bottom of the sight plugs. I used to run them middle and then lowered them during the sorting of various other issues that you all have helped me through. I can't say it's made an ounce of difference either way honestly. I'm another +1 on the needle and seat though. Seems very common for the issue John is describing. I replaced my fuel pump a while back and I think without the FP regulator I was reading way too high at 12psi. Double the 6 we need. That would be my next move if the needle and seat doesn't fix it.
  9. I'd be super interested in doing something similar. Will the 71-72 turns bolt right up to the 73? Or are you fabbing some brackets?
  10. I read this on another post from 2014 and it worked with ease. The ignition lock collar and mechanism are either out of adjustment or disconnected. Just grab the ring ( the part of the column an inch or so behind the steering wheel) and turn it counter-clockwise as far as it will go...your key should be able to be turned back and removed now.
  11. New problem just encountered. When I shut the car off, the ignition cylinder won't go all the way back to release the key. It will start, and I've turned the steering wheel back and forth with it running so it's not the locked column you can get sometimes. I have to think this is an adjustment that has to do with having the car in park. My reverse light adjustment is also a bit off. Can someone please give me some quick pointers. Especially on the key removal? Thanks!!
  12. For sure. Apologies to Droptop73 for the hijack, but we now have 3 thumbs up (Chris, Geoff, John) for what I would consider the "Classic Look LED Headlights" with the Hella globes and the fanless LED's listed above (or any similar). Relays don't appear to be needed, but certainly could not hurt. I'd consider those optional. Hopefully that helps Droptop73 and other make some decisions in the future.
  13. Geoff, This is the one. HRKU - Headlight Relay Kit, Universal The Universal Relay Kit has everything you need to add relays to your headlight circuit - without cutting your original wiring. The -2 model is for cars that have 2 headlights, the -4 version is for cars with 4 sealed beams (seperate high beams). Included in kit: 2 weatherproof controllers, a 35A auto-reset circuit breaker, power wire, crimp-on connectors and easy to follow instructions. Benefits: Easy to install, and no cutting. Plug a controller into the back of each low beam, run a power feed and you're done. Redundancy. Each headlight - High, Low, Left, Right has it's own relay and each side has it's own controller. Each 40/60 Amp 12 Volt sealed relay has Negative Spike Protection built in. This means no spikes or feedback to upset delicate electronics. Each controller contains an internal auto resetting circuit breaker to isolate left and right sides. If a controller goes bad, remove it. The OEM circuit will power those bulbs. The single feed wire is easily hidden and the controllers can be removed for car shows if desired. Compact size - each controller is only 3x2x1.5. Kit comes with 35A circuit breaker to power up to 4 halogen lamps at 7.5A each and is auto resetting. Notes: 1 It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the vehicle's wiring is in suitable condition to supply power to the installed lamps. Available? Yes. Estimated ship date: Saturday, June 26th HRKU-2 For models with 2 headlights $99.00
  14. I just installed some Vintage LED's and love them. The camera makes them look a tad yellow, but they aren't. They are a nice bright red and they don't show all of the individual LED's too badly. 20210427_202246.mp4
  15. I'd hold off until we hear some results back from John (jpaz) about whether the harness really made an impact at all with the LED's. They draw so little amperage compared to the old style headlights that it may not matter much.
  16. BTW. Here's the real way to hide those relays. (And maybe force more air through your radiator at the same time).
  17. I have Rocketman's harness. And although I have not used it yet, it's an obvious quality piece, and he's a site supporter. I'd definitely recommend his product over an Amazon product.
  18. That sucks Geoff. Amazon has been getting way worse about sending damaged goods right back out into the marketplace. However, your headlights look nice and bright!!! : )
  19. I think it will be fine as well. The clips on those Hella's keep the black piece super tight.
  20. Good call on leaving the lamps alone. I'm pretty sure that orange O-Ring has you covered. And the clamp on the Hella's hold the lamp base super tight to the back of the globe. Just make sure they low beam cutoff shade is orientated properly.
  21. Yes. About dead in the middle of that. Closer to 5/8 from what I could tell. Worked great.
  22. Living in AZ and refusing to take my car out on rainy days (we don't have many anyway) I didn't think of a moisture factor. Our typical humidity level is 7-14%. Even with rain in the state right now we are at 21%. LOL. I do remember their being a gasket on those headlights, but didn't see what it was made out of or how it acts when compressed. Have any more of that rubber sheet I turned you onto for the fuel tank gasket? ;-)
  23. I should also mention that I had to lower my fan shroud pretty low in order to get this to work.
  24. Stock. What frame mounts are you using? The 73's are shorter in height.
  25. A bit more work, but I'm running the taller Blue Thunder intake with a 1/4" spacer under my Ram Air, by running 71-72 motor mounts on 73 frame mounts. Just one more option for you.
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