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  1. 16 hours ago, bdennis said:

    Dumb question. Have you checked to make sure the pipes from the bottle to the jets on the bonnet are not blocked? 

    On my 7/72 Mach 1 the pipe from the washer bottle to the under side of the bonnet is wrapped in the wiring loom and exits the loom just under the brake master cylinder and then goes to the bonnet. I found my pipe is damaged or blocked and the pipe on the bottom of the bottle would pop off. Also the jets under the bonnet were blocked adding to the issue.

    I ended up just running a new pipe next to the wiring loom and cleaned the jets and replaced the other pipe. Works like a treat now.

    Im using the original bottle and pump.

    Uhhh, no.  But everything is going to be new except the nozzles, so as long as they are clear I don’t expect problems other than a leaky washer bottle/pump.

  2. Wasn’t sure what forum this fits in, but here’s my question.  I ordered a windshield washer bottle as my original was broken.  I went to install the pump and something in my brain said—check for a leak.  Guess what—it leaked through the pump area...of course it does....   the washer bottle is a reproduction as the OEM Ford ones are no longer available.  But the pump and its seal are 50 years old as they are the original.  Is the leak from the pump/seal or the repro bottle?  I looked in the hole where the pump is installed and there was a small burr where the fluid exits to go into the hose.  I popped the burr off and tried it again, but it still leaks.  Without throwing out my initial ideas to fix, what would you do?

  3. Stupid car—it seems like it is fighting me every step of the way on reassembly.  Everything I touch takes 4 times longer than it should.  Install bolt—20 minutes....  Install molding, WEEKS...  Grrrrr.

    I do have a question.  I ordered a windshield washer bottle as mine was broken.  I went to install the pump and something in my brain said—check for a leak.  Guess what—it leaked through the pump area...of course it does....   the washer bottle is a reproduction as the OE ones are no longer available.  But the pump and its seal are 50 years old.  Is it the pump or the bottle?  I looked in the hole and there was a burr where the fluid exits to go into the hose.  I popped the burr off and it still leaks.  Without throwing out my initial ideas to fix, what would you do?

  4. Wow—definitely family first.  Best of luck and prayers for your wife and baby.  The car will wait.  I know this from experience, come see all my unfinished projects and then look at my kids’ race cars that are completed/ongoing race prep....and their massive pile of trophies.  We’ve made a jillion memories Soap Box Derby racing all over the United States, and I wouldn’t trade any of those memories for the time I gave up on my own stuff. 

    Prayers!

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  5. As I stripped the paint from my ‘72, I noticed issues.  Some was paint, some was tape striping.  The lower body blackout was not consistently comprised of paint, some of it (or maybe all of it originally) was tape.  The lower body portion was all paint, but the 1/4” stripe itself was tape.  Is this what everyone else has experienced?   Uhhh, asking for a friend...  LOL

  6. Good news, bad news update.  The good news is I am in the process of sanding with 500 grit and only a few panels to go.  The bad news, my air compressor pump seized up today.  I was able to finish spraying primer on the bumper, but only the small amount of primer I had mixed in the gun and not the full build I was after.  I have less than a month until ‘booth day’ and I am losing one week to go see my parents and one week for business travel in that time.  This gives me two full weekends—It is going to be close by the time I get the compressor sorted.  I did order a new pump today, I really wanted to upgrade the pump but that would mean some modifications to make it all work and I don’t have time for that.  

    The front bumper also turned into a bigger project than expected.  After first painting it with black DP primer, I sanded it and then hit it with white primer and YIKES—it looked like heck.  Cracks appeared all over the place.  So I used my die grinder and V’d out every crack and then filled them with a urethane bumper filler.  I know there are probably more cracks buried under some of the primer, but they are covered and I am hoping for the best at this point.  Today’s primer was the first after filling all the cracks—it looks fantastic right now, but I am still worried.  I cut it with 320 grit hoping to get my compressor working and apply more white epoxy.  Anybody with experience with these to coach me?

    And to end on a positive note, the repairs to the hood turned out great!  The hood is ready to go.

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  7. I did a hydraulic release bearing on my ‘69 and retained my power brakes.  Make sure you size the hydraulic clutch master properly or have a bellcrank setup for the clutch or you will have a very hard pedal.  The release bearing was difficult to bleed, I ended up reverse bleeding it (forced the fluid backwards) to get it going, then did a normal bleed.

  8. I spent a bit of time last weekend replacing the fuel pressure gauge on my ‘96 Cobra.  The mechanical gauge broke quite some time ago, so I am installing an electric gauge.  I have everything in place except the switched power lead.  Anyone with experience under the dash or hood of a SN95 working on electrical have a good hookup location for my gauge?  There is a fuse box under the hood by the battery, but it seems most items are constant hot.  I need switched hot, so I think I have to go under the dash.

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