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  1. I'm enjoying this site. I have already received some very informative tips. I'm on my 8th Mustang, I bought my first one in 1975. I didn't know how to do anything back in those days except drive. Over the years I've taught myself a lot. I've had a 73 Mach, 71 coupe, 69 fastback, 72 coupe, 70 coupe, 73 fastback, 70 grande, and now 71 Mach 1. My 70 coupe I owned 34 years and 9 months. It was a 351 c with a three speed competion orange. It had electric seat locks I sold it back to the original owners family. I must confess the 71-73 are the best to me. They are just the coolest, best looking cars
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    Tdc

    Don that's how I made my mark. I made sure piston 1 was on compression distributor at one and marked the dampener. Replacing the dampener is on the list.Thanks for the reply👍
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    Tdc

    I have never built an engine. What I would like to know is how does tdc get moved on the dampener. What I mean is on my car the engine a 351 c 71my which has been rebuilt and strengthened tdc doesnt line up with the #1 piston and the distributor. The dampener looks original and kind of ratty. Some of the rubber has fell out of it. I just drew me a new tdc but it’s on the other side of the dampener from the factory tdc. So has that dampener moved or can you build an engine with an upgraded cam that makes the tdc read different. Also the time is coming I’m gonna
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    Smog filter

    Thanks I'll look to see if I can find a bracket. At least I know the setup. I guess I'm lucky the canister is even there. Thanks again👍
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    Smog filter

    1971 Mustang Mach 1 and I have the charcoal filter(?) just hanging on the passenger side of the engine compartment. Am I missing a bracket I can't see how to attach it and make it stationary.
  6. Stanglover I really enjoyed reading your post. Lot of good info there👍
  7. On my fuel system the line itself was bad. I did new tank new sender new pump but couldn't get gas. I then added a electric pump back at the tank and it got gas and ran. I could spray cleaner through the line when off the car and the cleaner came through. I then pulled the big steel line again and replaced with aluminum tubing and that fixed it. That old line must have been corroded inside. Now gas flows good fills up filter fast with just the stock mech. Pump and I had to put a regulator on it since I'm running a new edlebrock carb.
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    Backfiring

    She Is licensed and on the street. Thanks Kilgon I came back in and reread your post. The new distributor was a notch off. It would idle great then die in gear. So I moved a notch ccs and started spinning tires. Never had a bad distributor before. Would sit there and go up and down barely running like only 4 cyclinders were working.
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    Backfiring

    Finally. Bad distributor. Learned all about pulling the cover and checking timing chain. Can’t see anything wrong visually with the distributor but the new one fixed it right up.😀
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    Backfiring

    I did pull the valve covers and every cylinder was functioning. The one before me has been trying to get it to run for 3 years. Good chance something assembled incorrect, or maybe oil without zinc has been used.
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    Backfiring

    Update- all the easy ones eliminated. I have her at a shop. We got it running but it’s up and down like half the cylinders are working. Mechanic thinks maybe timing chain incorrect.
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    Backfiring

    Timing is direction I’m going thanks for all the replies I’ll add posts as I go. Great to have this site. To the guy in Michigan your red Mach is super sharp. I have a friend with a m code 4 speed strong engine👍
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    Backfiring

    Sound advice thanks. Watching that fire come out the tailpipe not a good feeling. The engine is the h code 2barrel and has had the edlebrock 4 barrel installed. I’m gonna plug the vacuum port temp. To eliminate that as my source of back fire. I’ve been doing the blow your finger out of number one and set the distributor at number one. I have wondered if I might be off by one notch. When I get it running the dist. is pushed into the radiator hose. That means I’m pushing the dist. in a cw direction. Thanks for your help. I’ll drop in some clean plugs and stick with 600 carb as I move forward. Th
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