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Steve McMahan

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  • Birthday 09/19/1956

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  1. Where can I view the available shirts? Using a phone to browse the site sucks, especially when you’re old.
  2. Nice job. Do you want another one to perfect your process? Lol
  3. This is an ad I saw today on the California Inland Empire Craigslist. Here is the text: “Ford 351 engine pulled fron a 1971 mustang, not sure of originality but ran when pulled, complete oil pan to intake, partially disassembled to inspect. $200 obo. Have cherry picker to lift in to your vehicle.”
  4. First, did the parking brake work before the rear brakes were replaced? Did you do the work or a shop? You can adjust the parking brake by following the service manual directions. The basic directions are, jack up the rear axle, block the front wheel, put it in neutral, lose the locknut on the parking brake adjusted (When you crawl under the vehicle, you’ll see it under where the parking brake pedal is), then tighten the adjusting nut until turning the rear tires, you can hear the shoes rubbing the drums and the brakes are engaging, then back it off until they are free. Then tighten the locknut, lower the vehicle, and test the parking brake. Before I did this, though, I would make sure the new brakes are adjusted corrected for free play. If the shoes are too far away from the drum surface, that could be a reason the parking brake ceased to work, if it did before the change. If none of that works, the cable could be seized and need to be replaced.
  5. Welcome from Southern California and AZ
  6. It sounds like a fuel problem. While unrelated, I had an RV that did a very similar thing; it would pop and spit at startup because the mixture was so lean; it had a sticking float needle that was somewhat random. I figured it out my putting fuel through the air horn and it would run great for a while and then the same thing would happen.
  7. Looks great, someday I hope mine will be as nice!
  8. So, I’ve started the wire harness extraction from the donor 87 TBird. The first photo is day 2 of the process; trying to remove system components I know I’ll need to transplant, while allowing me to remove the harness without any cutting. This photo is day three, got the harness all the way to the firewall. Have all of the connectors to components labeled and my wire board is coming along too. I know it’s difficult to see, but those red labels are the principle components (coil, distributor, water temp sensor, etc) and in relation to the under hood arrangement, where those components go (the masking tape are the temporary labels unit I can add the fancy red ones). My plan is to lay the harness on this board and build the minimum system from it. Next step is extracting the computer, and gonna use the fuel pump relay and component elements from the TBird too. That will be a separate simple harness board.
  9. Now don, there is no “I” in No. What we need is a few D sized drawings to group the sections of the car on each. Or larger, like 24x36 poster paper. Putting all of them into one file would aid that. Does anyone have a color version I can start with?
  10. I believe if you look at your profile/account settings, there is a tab that shows you where you are on your badge journey. Beyond that, I’m not sure of the criteria either.
  11. So no one sells a one page, poster sized, color-coded wiring diagram?
  12. I did the download; would be great to have a color, one page, paper version.
  13. I’ve got the shop manuals; just need that color coded wiring guide.
  14. Not to deflect this question, but has anyone purchased this wiring and vacuum book?
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