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  1. You don't need relays for both sides, only low and high beams.
  2. That's a 72/73 seat belt reminder harness for your C4. Because you are not using a Ford tranny, you can disregard that plug.
  3. Somebody didn't allow me to check their shorts.
  4. Yes, that metal socket is unique to 71 and is much more reliable than the plastic version. Unfortunately, the metal ones are not reproduced and are hard to find in cores. I have to use the plastic version for 71-73 (73 has different wiring). People have said that the original bulb doesn't fit the plastic socket for some reason. I can't find an original bulb to verify, but the 1004 is a functional replacement.
  5. Sorry: they are 1004 bulbs. I'll fix it up above.
  6. They are out there, somewhere...I haven't seen a complete one in about 2-3 years. I made one for a customer and it was awful doing it: I won't cobble another one again.
  7. Try dental floss to get between the metal and the emblem and pull towards you and away from the trunk. Great stuff for cars: dental floss!
  8. OK, this has bothered me for some time. A customer asked for what I used as a socket and I gave him the Amazon/Dorman part. He said he tried it, and "it didn't fit the lens well" whatever that means. So...off I go and try bulbs. The 1157 does fit the socket and only one of the two filaments lights up, but somewhat dim (I suspect the lower level filament). I went to a couple of parts stores and sought the 94 bulb and came up with zilch. The Ford Factory Manual Section 32 front has the Mustang sportslamp for 71/72 as #96, not #94, which was used for other Ford models. Couldn't find a 96 e
  9. No. The Factory Manual states that the MUSTANG sportslamp is #96; the other Ford/Mercury models use #94.
  10. Ammeter barely moves in the best (worst?) conditions and is independent of the other gauges. You can test the gauges by removing the sending unit line at the unit (e.g. fuel, oil pressure, water temperature) and briefly grounding the plug: the gauge should peg high. If not, the most likely suspect is a bad constant voltage regulator on the back of the dash cluster. This CVR DOES NOT control the ammeter or lights. Just because it is new doesn't mean it is not suspect. I've found the input line into the CVR may have high resistance (more than the 9.5 ohms), but you should still see som
  11. Thanks. Who was it that said you can't teach an ol' dog new tricks?
  12. Just got a customer with a Boss 351 and his headlight harness has sportslamps in it. I thought only Mach 1's got the sportslamps. True or False?
  13. It all depends upon the definition of "cars". Light duty trucks and SUV's may not be classified as cars anymore, accounting for the drop in the number of "cars".
  14. The concours crowd would love to buy an original tire, so don't throw it away!
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  16. I complained to my property manager about bad water spotting on my shower glass doors. She said to go to Ace Hardware and get the Bio-Clean Hard Water Stain Remover. I did, and it is the bomb! It is a light polish compound that easily cleans glass, stainless, granite countertops, glass cooktops, etc. The instructions say not to get it on automotive paints. Just use a damp or dry cloth, rub it into the glass, and rinse with water. OMG! It works!!!
  17. That's a Ginzu knife sharpening machine holder, available from late night TV ads.
  18. You can't run a car with a 40 amp circuit breaker between the battery and the main power input line. Your fuse box capacity is well above that. Hemikiller is on the mark.
  19. That's a very good price if it includes the underdash harness as well. Snap it up, someone!
  20. I once sat in on a thesis defense where the candidate explained how he was adding crushed used tires to add to asphalt to not only recycle tires but to make the road more durable. Question: does the new concrete still work well for creating shoes for undesirable personnel? Curious minds want to know.
  21. I had traveled across country to my new job just outside of New Orleans back in 1980 in a 76 Honda Civic 5 speed. Pulled into a gas station and filled up with gas. After paying, tried to start the engine and it simply would not catch and run. This was about 10PM, so I pushed the car out of the gas station to a parking spot, and tried to sleep in the car by reclining the seat. About 15 minutes later, an LEO rapped on my window wondering what was going on. I told him, and he said to try it again. Turned the key, it caught and ran just fine. Drove the final 5 miles to my destination and re
  22. That's too much work to clean the water spots on my shower doors (due to really really hard water).
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