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    1971 Mustang Sportroof M code


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  1. I meant better things to spend them on the Mustang, like the engine, which I should be able to start on in a couple of months. Right now the engine bay is empty, the interior is completely stripped, needs new weather stripping around the windows, including rear window, and it's been languishing in a storage shed for 9 months. Should have the new workshop ready for it to move into next month. Here's a picture of it from when we lived in Las Vegas before I could get it under cover, which is why it needs new weather stripping, the 115°F (46°C) sunshine wiped it out.
  2. A big issue with older vehicles is rotors and drums out of wear limits. The other related problem is people installing new pads and shoes without having the rotors and drums turned (machined) for a true and proper surface for the new pads and shoes to break into. Sometimes this is done deliberately because having them turned will cause them to exceed the wear limits of the rotors or drums, other times just a quick and dirty brake job by an owner that doesn't know better or an unscrupulous shop. Good quality pads and shoes and rotors and drums in good condition will provide you with more
  3. My guess is that the 5255 number is a service replacement part number, and -D is a later number. My parts book is dated 1975 and just shows parts up through 1972. I see by searching online that the series runs up through at least -G. Maybe Secluff will chime in a clarify it better. Here's what my parts book shows
  4. Most of the EMI comes from the spark plug cables. The ignition coil does a good job of shielding the EMI producing coils in the metal can. Using good quality carbon resistor or helically wound spark plug cables help, but do not eliminate, all of the EMI. Do not run any wiring parallel to spark plug cables. Even spark plug cables are not immune, running spark plug cables very close together or touching for any distance will causing cross firing. Keep wiring away from the distributor. Shielding helps for inductive EMI, but doesn't stop the EMI traveling through the wires from other circuits. Th
  5. This braided style split wire loom is as close as you can get and be able to easily install. It doesn't look exactly like the original, but not bad and protects the wiring. Amazon.com: Alex Tech 25ft - 3/8 inch Cord Protector Wire Loom Tubing Cable Sleeve Split Sleeving For USB Cable Power Cord Audio Video Cable – Protect Cat From Chewing Cords - Black: Home Improvement There's also this kind that expands as you push it on, and then after it's on you pull it and stretch it out and it tightens down on the wires, like the old Chinese finger trick. Amazon.com: 25ft - 3/8 inch PET
  6. You can get a paintless dent puller that uses glued on buttons, or weld studs to the low area and use a hammer puller, or drill holes in the low area and use a hook to pull the area. Search results for: 'dent puller kit' (eastwood.com)
  7. The red with green stripe wire that is connected to the "I" terminal on the starter solenoid is after the the resistor wire and has a reduced voltage. When the starter is activated it feeds full battery voltage to the ignition coil. You need to connect to it under the dash at the ignition switch before the resistor wire.. An alternative is to use the Pertronix relay that is activated by the reduced voltage on the red/green striped wire under the hood and the power feed is connected directly to the battery, supplies full battery voltage at all times and doesn't place an additional load on
  8. The pressure hose does not connect directly to the pump, there is an "S" shaped hard line that fits between them. You can find more information about them by searching the forum. Here's a picture of one at West Coast Cougars Pressure Line Outlet Tube Assembly - Power Steering - Used for 1971 Mercury Cougar, 1972 Mercury Cougar, 1973 Mercury Cougar, 1971 Ford Mustang, 1972 Ford Mustang, 1973 Ford Mustang at West Coast Classic Cougar :: The Definitive 1967 - 1973 Mercury Cougar Parts Source (cougarpartscatalog.com)
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