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Animal Lawyer

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  1. In the midst of the obligatory hurricane in the middle of a moonless night on a steeply banked hill on the interstate with very narrow shoulders and a totally uneven surface...? You know if it is needed those will be the conditions!
  2. It may be something really stupid on my part. What should the amperage be for fuse 5? After it blew I googled it and got a response of 10 amps. When I went to the shop manual last night, after getting home, I read it to require a 30 amp fuse If I put in a fuse rated 1/3 the necessary,.... Serves me right trying to diagnose problems in Municipal Court parking lots!
  3. Was driving with air on, suddenly it goes dead. checked fuses #5 blown. replaced it and turned on air & blower again, fuse blows. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this.
  4. That was my '72 side-piped vette.
  5. My mechanic swapped to the new engine & t5. Runs great, major what a difference 100hp and overdrive makes. But there is one issue, the new engine rebuilt 1970 351c mild cam (don’t know numbers), external oil mod, blue thunder manifold and a 680 cam SA carb keeps making small puffs of black soot from carb when idling (at least that’s when I saw it) coming out of ram aircleaner, inside of filter cover and carb are filthy with it, but car runs great and doesn’t seem to be losing oil.. Any thoughts?
  6. So, finally fixed. Not the cb (after an hour of testing and checking and scratching my ***, I finally figured out the wire right as it came out of the cb had an intermittent break, 2” off the top and a new spade connector and I am back in business. Thanks to all who opined, your advice set me in the right direction
  7. Anyone know where it would be located on a '73 vert? also would this relay control the top, too? (both are out)
  8. The way my day is going I assumed the cb would be a Mustang specific part. Would never replace fuse or cb with wire, was asking if I could temporarily replace cb with fuse
  9. Secondly, is there a way to temporarily Jerry-rig the cb with a fuse (what amperage?) while I get a new cb? today just isn’t my day, after this I took my 04 bimmer, which I just replaced entire cooling system ($1500 -water pump to radiator), it overheated, has to be towed. I may have to sue shop. Sitting at side of road waiting, Someone remind me about hobbies calming us down
  10. I went out this morning I drove to my office, I’m not sure if I put the window down, but I think I did. I then went to the store and decided to put the top down. When I went to push the switch nothing happened. I figured OK I’ll just open windows they’re dead too. Everything else is working, the car drives fine I just have no electricity to the windows or the convertible top. Any suggestions?
  11. Shop intentionally damaged rear corner after disagreement over work they were supposed to do (long story) and, besides filing a complaint with DMV (here in NY DMV complaints are vigorously pursued and cause serious problems for the shop) I will need to sue them. I am trying to find NOS parts. If anyone knows of anyone who has them please forward info. I know there are repros available, for much less than NOS will cost, however there is no reason for me to accept anything less than original to save the sob $. Thanks
  12. So, did the engine swap (stock original 351c to mildly built 1970 351c (higher compression, oil mods+~100 extra hp)) and the T5 conversion. Wow, 100 mph @ ~ 2600 rpm. The tranny occasionally jumps out of gear, an issue I have seen a number of people complain about when using the oem shifter. The throw is also way too long. Does anyone have a recommendations for a shorth throw replacement? I understand MDL has an adjustable shifter (to allow it to fit in the transmission cut out better, but at nearly twice the price of Pro 5 or the MGW I am unimpressed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  13. My parking brake (1973 Q code vert, 9" rear drums) is virtually useless. Pushed all the way to floor offers some resistance, but nowhere near enough (rear brakes and cylinders recently replaced). Is there a troubleshooting guide? I am assuming the cables are stretched and need replacement, but which one (or all?). Don't want to just start replacing parts with no plan. New motor (extra 100+ hp and T5 are awesome. 95mph effortlessly at 2500 rpm, Great upgrade!
  14. I would still assume there is a necessity to "balance"/synch the carbs so that there is a coordinated (and even) flow between the cylinders. I was more commenting about the stacks, but I assume it applies to both (to a large degree).
  15. Coming from an English car background (Triumphs, MGs and Jags) my only thought is how do you keep the six carbs in synch. Quelle horreur!!
  16. I am in the middle of a T5 swap using the late model T5 bellhousing, flywheel etc. I need to choose a clutch. 19733 vert 351c 350+ hp, street only, retaining zbar (mdl pivot mod) I tend to be a bit hard on the clutch (I occasionally allow engine braking and have a hard foot, but nothing insane, just laziness combined with some less than stellar bad habits) I obviously want a diaphragm style clutch, but beyond that I am open to suggestions
  17. Unfortunately they are out of stock and not expected for at least a month (9/13/21). I cannot find any of the higher volume replacement pans in stock, and may have to swap in my original
  18. So the old engine is out and the new (extra 100 hp) engine is ready to go in. It has a deep sump oil pan, but, unfortunately, the sump is on the wrong end (in rear where my steering is) as opposed to the front. While I can swap the stock oil pan off the old engine, I would prefer the larger capacity. Can someone suggest a good deep sump replacement pan that will fit in without major surgery? 1973 Vert 351c 4sp being converted to 1970 351c with T5
  19. interested in door panels (wish the rear panels were from a vert) How much?
  20. Ain't it the truth
  21. I finally found a good used tranny 1352-199, and I am using the T5 bellhousing which will be modified with the spacer and fulcrum from MDL for the z-bar. Any suggestions as to the best clutch to get for this setup. Car is a 1973 Vert with a 1970 351c and a mild cam making about 350 hp @ 5400 rpm. Blue Thunder manifold, Street Avenger 680 cfm carb , hooker headers and dual exhaust and a 9" 3.25:1 posi rear. Will be used mainly as a driver (with the occasional light to light.
  22. I spoke to scotty last week, he gets $249 for the recurved distributor for our engines which includes the rebuilt distributor
  23. I found a T5 (1352-169 - WC 335 1st) at a great price near Detroit on craigslist, but the seller is insisting on pickup only and will not ship. Is there anyone in the Warren area who would be willing to pick up the T5, wrap it in bubble wrap, put it in a box and drop it off at a UPS store?
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