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Idaho Chris

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  1. That is sure a nice looking '70. I love that color. If your brother ever decides to sell it please keep me in mind! He is definitely not the only one fleeing California. The roads here in North Idaho are teaming with WA, CA and OR plates. No exaggeration; this summer one car in five is sporting tags from one of those three states.
  2. Over the past two weeks I have researched and ordered all the parts to redo my suspension and brakes. I'm just going for stock performance. Rock Auto and NPD have been burning up my credit card. Since I don't want to tear things down until all my parts are here I have been working on repainting and cleaning up cosmetic stuff. Pics below are of my repainted RAM air cleaner and the shock tower braces. Didn't want to bore everyone with all the other stuff. I am holding off installing the new gas tank until I replace my rear springs and sway bar rubber. Eaton shipment should arrive Wednesday. Sure is fun to be working on the old girl again!
  3. I made it back to North Idaho in mid-April after wintering in warmer climes. I've been stuck with honey-do projects and a number of non-car projects which have kept me from working on the Mustang for the past 6+ weeks. Finally with my head back above water I can get to what I really want to do! Yesterday I pulled the gas tank and fuel lines. The tank was corroded through on top but was not leaking. I have no idea what the 25+ year old gasoline turned into after sitting for so long, but it was as thick as pancake syrup. The body metal above the tank is in surprisingly good shape. Just very minor surface rust in a few spots. Photos below:
  4. Welcome from Far North Idaho. What a great story (and pics)!
  5. Hello, and welcome to the forum! Just wondering; is that a 340 Duster by chance on the rack behind your Mustang?
  6. Geoff- Do you know if Addco is reshaping their other rear bars as well or just the 7/8"? I'll be in the market for a 5/8" rear bar this spring. Thx.
  7. On my GT, not my Mustang, but figured you guys would appreciate anyway. You've seen the movie, no? ;-)
  8. FWIW my '73 came from the factory with the "Caution Fan" decal. I bought it used in '74, long before anyone was restoring these old girls. Oh, and my decal was actually applied pretty straight!
  9. Beautiful photo! Nice ride(s)...
  10. Thanks Tim. Yeah, I posted progress shots on that project on Fordification.com, a site devoted to the Bump Side era Ford pickups.
  11. Here's a few photos of my '68 F250 4x4 Highboy. I brought it back to life summer of '18. Got truck for the remotes of North Idaho. Wife and dog prefer it to any of my other rides!
  12. Got a bunch of the engine externals put back together; fuel line, spark plug wires, heater hoses and valves, alternator/regulator and wiring, engine bay wiring harnesses, etc. Unfortunately I am heading to warmer climes until April so nothing more is going to happen until then.
  13. Thanks. That was my plan as well. I agree about not blasting the mechanism.
  14. Jeff- Your hood latch and support look like you have already cleaned them up and repainted. A question for you: How did you clean them? I am looking to do the same to mine. Normally I bead blast the crud and old paint before priming and painting, but I am worried about not being able to get all the beads out of the mechanism and there is no way to completely disassemble it. Any pointers? Thanks.
  15. Good to hear you like the ride. I am considering a set when I rebuild my suspension. Are these Bilsteins non-gas charged shocks?
  16. I rebuilt my 45 year old Autolite alternator. Before, during and after photos below:
  17. Thank you Hemikiller for answering my question and thanks Mac for your great tutorial!
  18. 351C engine; the two bolts that hold the alternator bracket to the engine attach to the front of the water pump. My questions is: do these attachment bolts penetrate the 'wet' area of the water pump? If I remove them do I have to worry about radiator fluid leaking out or when I re-install them do I need to worry about any particular thread sealant on the threads? Thanks.
  19. What a great idea! I only have the factory AM radio but may go this route as well.
  20. Details on the rear end? Did you buy a complete differential or rework the original? Looks nice!
  21. Are you not running a fuel filter, or is it somewhere in line before the pump?
  22. Welcome from North Idaho! Tell us more about your car. Has it been drivable the whole time you've owned it?
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