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Don C

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  1. 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
  2. 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 - - - -".
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It'll be truly yours when you are finished with it. Looking forward to seeing your progress on it,
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A thermostatic spring engages the fan when reaching a pre-set temperature.
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
  15. Some of them are available in the Tutorials section of the forum (header/menu bar at the top of this page). If the one you want isn't there you can enter the title of the topic in the search box and should be able to find a link to it.
  16. They are 8-32x9/16" machine screws with an oval phillips head, in other words, a fine thread #8 screw, 9/16" in length, with an oval phillips head. the reason that doesn't match your 22mm length is that machine screws are measured from the bottom of the head to the end of the screw.
  17. Bkdunha's hardware list says they are 8-32x9/16 screws https://7173mustangs.com/forums/topic/23685-71-73-hardware-information/?tab=comments#comment-242570 But then it says special, so don't know if that is the screw head or ?? I don't have power windows, so nothing to look at, NPD doesn't show them.
  18. Have Rocketman convert your ammeter to a voltmeter and you won't have to try to find or try to build the shunt circuit for the ammeter. Or ask Midlife if he has a headlight harness for the ammeter.
  19. After a run like that he'll be lucky to make it home to plug it in for 3 or 4 hours to re-fuel (charge) it. The same principals apply to electric vehicles, a heavy foot means more consumption, less range.
  20. Yes, you have bump steer, the question is, how much? Because of the dynamics involved in front end geometries, pivot points of upper and lower control arms and tie rods, and the amount of camber and caster, the tie rods do not swing in the same arc as the control arms. I don't believe ours have as much as the earlier Mustangs, just like we don't need the "Shelby drop", Ford did a better job on the front end geometry. Whether or not you will benefit from the aftermarket "solution" will depend on how well they did their analysis of the geometries involved, whether or not they actually teste
  21. Yes, the tachometer still works, the connection to the coil is the same as the stock ignition.
  22. You can get the harness and coil from NPD: https://www.npdlink.com/product/conversion-harness-dura-spark-ignition/144692/200435 https://www.npdlink.com/product/ignition-coil/127687/200435 You can get the distributor and module from RockAuto, this is the red strain relief module: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=49690&cc=1134818&jsn=2819 https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=27921&cc=1123096&jsn=456 The coil for DuraSpark uses the resistor wire (ballast resistor) but the module uses full battery voltage. Here is a good wiring diagra
  23. That's an aftermarket ignition box, nothing to do with the convertible top. What I was referring to is that little rectangular metal box that sat right below the Zenith box.
  24. It looks to me like it is hidden under the Zenith ignition box, doesn't look like any wires are connected to it.
  25. I know that Stanglover did his, you should be able to find it and a couple of others by searching the forum.
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