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  1. Yes, PITA.  It ain't pretty,  but it's in there.  I'll try to pretty it up after I confirm everything works and no leaks.   Booster from LEEDS arrived today.   It's a 9 in. Mine was an 11, I realized today. I got new master cylinder, but then find out I need adapters for the lines. Rubber hoses are due next week,  maybe then I can get back on the road.  And break in the trakloc.

  2. Another welcome from an also recently acquired vert owner.  I saw your post on Facebook and posted the Mecum link.
    My experience is similar to yours.   I've been wanting another stang for years (decades).   I thought I was buying something mostly "turnkey", and am now running into repairs that keep me off the road.   Soon (I hope).

    Another kudos to the guys here on the forum.  Everyone has been great, helpful, and very knowledgeable.
    Let's see some more pics!

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  3. Been a while since I updated here.   

    Installed as of late:
    Headlight harness relay upgrade
    Low pitch horn (sounds very close to my high)
    3rd member rebuilt, changed from 3.50 to 3.25 (still breaking in)
           Ordered the nut & washer kit from CJ, nuts did not fit.
           Went with Felpro gasket, no leaks
           Drilled & tapped a diff drain plug
    new rear bearings & seals 
    Hurst T shifter knob
    New rear shoes

    Ready To be installed or repaired:
    New rear brake lines & cylinders
    New slip yoke
    Reverse light switch
    Upper shifter boot
    Parking brake spring & lines adjust

    Still looking for or need to acquire:
    Ford remote trunk wiring (I've got the latch)
    Power window bezel, rear (1) + (3) clips
    4sp reverse lockout rod
    oversized tilt column pins
    lighter ginger dye for rear quater panels & seat backs
    Fix my AC


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  4. I decided to let the shop that did my 3rd also do my rear bearings.  Supposed to pick them up tomorrow.  Also getting new Spicer ujoints from OReilly's tomorrow.   Hopefully, I'll put everything back together this weekend.   I still need to order a new slip yoke when I figure out a source.  I asked the gear shop guy about the slip yoke, which he referred me to a driveshaft guy way on the other side of town.  Apparently, he's also the only one around that does balancing.   He also said there should be a plug in the end of the slip yoke to prevent oil seepage.  I don't remember there being one when I remove it.   Is there supposed to be one?

  5. He suggested first to run a magnet through the tubes, then use a piece of pvc pipe with rags and brake cleaner.  Yes, he did remind me about the additive.  I'll probably go back there and get my bearings pressed on, unless I can find someplace closer and maybe cheaper.  He quoted me $30 per axle,  not sure if that covers parts,  probably not. 

    I may have just found another issue though.  There's a chip out of the outer edge of my front slip.  How bad does this look?




  6. Got my 3rd member back from the gear shop today.   New Strange 3.25 gearset, trackloc clutch plates, bearing.  Suggest non-synthetic and change at 500 miles.  Also suggested RTV (no gasket).  He also said that with the RTV there was no need for the copper washers (only needed when using a gasket).  He also suggested to drill and tap a drain plug.

    So, now I need to confirm my yoke size and order new u joints.   

    Also need axle bearing and seals (should have done that earlier).   Or could/should I hold off until the 500 mi change?

  7. Changing my u joints before I get my 3rd member back this week.  Measurements are matching up.  The rear joint caps are different, 2 are inside and 2 are outside, 1-1/16 and 1-1/8.

    The bolts feel like their big enough the handle the 1-1/8 size.   My question is, do I need bolts sized for the smaller caps?  Or is 1/16 going to make any difference?

    Also, does it even matter whether the two smaller caps have the inside clip groove or not?


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