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  1. Same here 38 total no problems, been like that for years. I had 18 at idle and 20 mechanical advance for years. Last year tried a locked distributor at 38 degrees and seems to run better at idle and low speeds. Cam is 255 duration .605 lift solid flat tappet and approx 10.5 or more compression
  2. I would drive it more to let everything settle, 2 months old how many miles driven? probably not much yet. Im liking the rear lower lately, as original
  3. I wonder what switch is that left of the headlight switch? Looks like a convertible top switch
  4. Hello, sounds like you already have gaskets but I have had great luck with these Mr Gasket https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-5836/overview/make/ford I have had the Felpro print o seals fail. Seems the bead of silicone printed in there is too thick and extrudes or deforms the gasket paper as it’s torqued. Maybe they are better now or updated the design. Felpro makes good products. I have swapped intakes at least a dozen times on Clevelands. I spray the gasket with a mist of 3m contact adhesive and let dry until tacky. Lay gaskets on a cleaned cylinder head surface with lacquer thinner or acetone or similar to remove all oils and they will not move. Use a large bead of rtv on the end rails and let dry overnight. Hang the turkey pan in the garage to show your friends the size of the ports. Good luck and nice car!
  5. I kept reading the forum and saw this https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-fmx-transmission-shifter-seal-replacement-how-to
  6. Aside from the above mentioned dipstick oring There is also a seal on the shift linkage bell crank lever that often leaks and could be changed with trans in place. FMX are very durable, try to fix the leak and see if it runs. Troubleshoot the issue before rebuilding, last thing you need is to rebuild it and have the same problem again. If you had a problem with the other one not shifting to second gear, sometimes the governor gets clogged with junk. There is a small screen there, you can access it by removing the tail shaft. I think $2000 is too much, it’s a simple transmission compared to the newer ones. Good luck
  7. Hello I have magnaflows with 3” h pipes and 2 1/2 pipes after the mufflers and never a drone. Loud at acceleration and full throttle but not too bad at cruising speed 55-75
  8. Agree that is an aftermarket fan. However original Ford mustang flex fans commonly exploded. I had one disintegrate and luckily only took out the shroud and a small dent in the hood. This is one time where a reproduction fan or good aftermarket would be better choice. I think Ford had a recall back in the 70’s and there may be an updated part number if originality is important. Good luck
  9. Thanks for the suggestions, Looks like it's Time to for me to start sanding then.
  10. Does anyone have advice for this new project I have, it's a Galaxie I picked up. The prior owner had bodywork done and then sanded the primer to apply sealer or paint but never got around to it. Many areas where bare metal and many areas were thin primer which now developed mild surface rust over the years. there is no pitting just surface rust. Should I use some kind of rust converter on the surface rust or just sand it down as clean as I can and primer/seal it? I'm afraid the rust converter or acid will get into the existing primer and soak in, to later cause problems when it gets painted. Thanks in advance for any recommendations on products to use as well.
  11. I have used both Hooker Competition And the Super Competition headers, excellent fit on both. No rubbing anywhere. The super comps are closer the ground due to bigger and longer pipes and a larger collector, totally unnecessary for a street car. 6915 and the larger 6211 http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/1972/make/ford/model/mustang/brand/hooker-headers?N=4294950314%2B4294951343%2B4294951333%2B400390&SortBy=BestKeywordMatch&SortOrder=Ascending&keyword=351c%20headers
  12. Mine has been missing for about 7 years and wouldnt think twice about not running one. You may have to fab one if your block plate is from the FMX, no inspection cover will fit. If you used the V-6 Ford Blockplate that came with the tranny and it worked then a junkyard should have one. I don't know if the AOD inspection cover will bolt to the 4r70w It can always be fabed/installed after everything is done. Best of luck
  13. I think the Dodge Charger name is now ok to use on the fastest 4 door car in the world.
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