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  • Birthday 03/29/1945

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    1971 Mustang Sportroof M code


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  1. That's always a gamble that the retaining washer is in place on the pump drive shaft. When you pull the distributor out the rotor will rotate some, due to the angle cut on the gears. After you get the distributor pulled up far enough so the rotor is free you turn the rotor enough so the gear drops down into the camshaft 1 or 2 teeth in the direction you want the correction to be in. What is the timing now, at idle with the vacuum advance removed and plugged?
  2. It would be easy to make a nice looking block-off plate with something like this if they don't have something available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UBUV5O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. I would take a printed check list when you go talk to him and make sure he reads through it while you're there and leave it with him. That reduces the chance of misunderstanding and "I thought you meant - - - -".
  4. Isn't it nice to have 1sostatic back, so we can have these conversations again? By the way, glad you found your way back, both of you.
  5. On cars our age you always have to wonder how many times it has gone past 99,999, especially when it is showing that low mileage. The odometer might be accurate, just not telling the whole story.
  6. It'll be truly yours when you are finished with it. Looking forward to seeing your progress on it,
  7. Nice car(s). I like the '64 Sports Coupe, they are nice looking, nice ride. I'm assuming that you have upgraded the engine and transmission in it, based on your work on your other cars.
  8. With only 3 volts it's no wonder you're getting inconsistent spark. Disconnect the wire from the positive side of the coil, and with the ignition switch in the run position check the voltage on the wire you just removed from the coil. Without any load on that wire, it should read close to battery voltage. When connected to the coil and the points are closed it should read around 7 or 8 volts. Do you see a little white rectangular ceramic device anywhere near the coil that has wires connected to it? Someone may have mistakenly added a ballast resistor to your system. Check the voltage at that f
  9. I knew that kind of stuff would happen when states started legalizing weed, at least we don't have to ask "I wonder what he's smoking?"
  10. One of the biggest problems is the limited space available to swing the big hammer. I have C clamp that is even older than me that is super heavy duty and the throat of it is just 6 or 8 inches, and it uses a hex wrench to turn it. An appropriately sized socket over the bolt head and after letting a good dose of panther piss soak on it it will press just about anything apart. I did have to resort to a Sawzall once on a '64 F100 I used to have, though.
  11. Air, fuel and spark is what it takes. Air and fuel mixed in the right proportions, spark at the right time. Make sure you are getting fuel into the carburetor bowls and fuel squirts out of the nozzles when the throttle is opened. You say new distributor, that leads to several possibilities, the most common errors are not have #1 on the compression stroke and not having the correct firing order in a counterclockwise rotation.
  12. No doubt who that came from, don't have to click on the link to find out. Glad he hasn't lost his humor in his absence.
  13. A thermostatic spring engages the fan when reaching a pre-set temperature.
  14. Unless you bought the car new and never changed anything on it you don't know what has been changed over the years. You know that it doesn't have the original rear end gearing nor the original engine, so likely the transmission has been changed at some point, too. It is likely that you have 8 tooth drive gears, which means you'll probably need a 20 tooth driven gear. In any case, you need more teeth on the driven gear to slow down the revolutions of the input to the speedometer.
  15. Here's a couple https://7173mustangs.com/forums/topic/34604-71-mustang-351c-adding-clutch-fan/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-370804 https://7173mustangs.com/forums/tutorials/article/33-how-to-upgrade-302-to-a-thermostatic-clutch-fan/
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