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  1. I am wondering whether the pair of 1971 351 4V Exhaust manifolds I have(tranny type/power steering option not known) will fit in my 1973 Mustang.


    If you are in possession of a pair of 1973 351 4V Auto Trans with Power Steering Exhaust manifolds and could provide me with some photos, I would be much obliged. 


    In exchange, I can tell you a location where you can get a bottle of Duff beer in Luxembourg.

  2. Crummy 2 spoke steering wheel. 


    The wheels don't look original to me because of they hump on them.  


    The BOSS 351 on the trunk is scratched, the Pony Gas Tank cap isn't straight.




    Rear bumper looks chinese.


    The stripes on both sides are no where near straight.  The drivers side door looks like the hinges have worn out.


    NO RIGHT SIDE MIRROR...are you kidding me?   Didn't every Boss come with a right side mirror?


    And what is the chain thingy hanging under the car, kind of beneath the drivers seat?


    I would be curious to know if the buyer actually looked at the car.

  3. Hey Daniel,


    Did you get the information you are looking for?


    You will find the guys here very knowledgeable, and most often correct.  The Dan Jones link is very good.


    Do you have to worry about smog control, or keeping your engine stock in Austria?


    Do you have your motor apart?  Also, post a few pictures, either here or the introduction section.


    What type of experience do you have rebuilding motors?

  4. Well, I thought it would be easier if he could simply point at things than having to articulate them.

    Like in an Asian restaurant.

    Keeping him entertained was quite easy. Feeding him enough was way more difficult!


    Well, when I made the statement, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse," I didn't think you would take me literally.  You need to polish up your interpretation of the English language.


    And for those wondering, YES, I was served and did eat horse in Luxembourg. (looking for photo now).  Actually, I understand in Luxembourg this is a delicacy, which tells you a lot about Luxembourg.


    By the way, Lux, what was the name of that old run down place anyway?  Remember, this is the place where they didn't have enough money to paint or insulate over the stone wall, and we got stuffed into that crummy table in the corner?

  5. Well, you asked for photos, here are a few...more will be on the way.


    First, if you are in Luxembourg and you ask any bartender to give you the best beer on hand, this is what he will get:



    Notice the Luxembourg beer on the right to attest to the veracity of this photo.



    If you ask Lux to give you a tour of Luxembourg, this is one of the sites you will see:



    Wait...that one is out of a book....but we did see that.  Here is one from the passenger seat of a car Lux is driving, screaming around Luxembourgs well paved 2 line highway:





    Wait....that one is out of a book too.  The real story is the wife and I had been gifted a Luxembourg travel guide.  Prior to our trip, we took a bunch of photos from the guide and asked Lux to show us everything we picked out...basically ever photo on the book.  It worked out really well.  You see, what Lux lacks in musical talent, he makes up for in his amazing recollection of useless historical facts in regards to anything Luxembourg.


    More photos coming....mostly of gravesites.

  6. Some of the new members won't know what I'm talking about but the older ones may remember the times when the shenanigans going on between Wolverine and yours truly were quite famous on here. 

    Well I just went to Paris to pick him and his lovely wife up. They're going to spend four days here in Luxembourg with me and mrs luxstang. 

    Let's see if this small country can handle this combined awesomeness. :)


    Well....I google myself to assure my reputation isn't being tarnished and what happens?  I am being smeared by Lux...again.


    First, let me say about 10 things:

    1.  I travel, literally, halfway around the world to share my precious embodiment with this guy(actually his wife, but don't tell him) and you think he could get a decent haircut and a shave.

    2.  He spends so much time hugging us upon our first meeting(more like feeling us up, but what the heck, we were in France) that we LITERALLY, I KID YOU NOT missed the train from Paris to Luxembourg by 30 seconds.   That was the ONLY TRAIN on our whole trip which left the station on time.

    3.  So, not sure anyone knows this, but Lux is a bigwig in Euro TRAINsportation.   You think this guy could either call back that train or order us up a new one pronto.  Noooo....we have to sit around and drink beer for like 3 hours waiting for the next train....and of course, this is Lux we are talking about(he tells me they don't except Lux-Euros in France), so guess who gets stuck with the bar bill???  Do you guys know how much a BUD LIGHT costs at the Paris Train Station????   Neither do I because I wouldn't be caught with my pants down drinking a Bud Light, except that one time...but do you know how much a HEINEKEN costs?

    Actually, Lux had a  cafe(pronounced   calf-ay  in Paris) which is like coffee except the portion size is like shot of bourbon at the Ritz...but not cheaper. 

    4-9....another time....really.  I could go on forever....but #10 is a killer...literally.



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    10.   We aren't in Luxembourg more than 1 hour and Lux, REALLY REALLY did this, runs over AN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!!!   Flatter than Pamela Anderson's back..not back side, just back.  I think he got it with both front and back tires.  How could he not see this YELLOW AND BLACK 8 inch creature with those vibrant spots in the dark of night.  The only time Lux was more depressed was when we were running to the train...and the train was just leaving the station ahead of us....it was a classic.


    All I can say is, the only saving grace to the whole trip was Mrs. Luxstang.  And, my wife agrees wholeheartedly....which is the first thing we have agreed on in 36 years.....


    And actually, everything is 100% true except the bit about my wife and I agreeing.

  7. There is a Craigslist seller in Murrietta, CA. He won't ship me the item, so I am looking for someone to help with the purchase.


    I would send you the shipping box, the shipping label, the cash for the buyer, plus $10 for yourself.


    You goto the buyer, stick the item in the box, and deliver to shipper(you decide- USPS, FEDEX or UPS).


    You would bear no responsibility for the fitness of the product.


    If you can help, please send me a PM.



  8. I am in the Phoenix/Mesa/Tempe area until Tuesday. If there are any members looking to increase their meetup points, either PM me here witha date/time/bar or, if you want, goto my website




    and click on the live support button and we can chat. Make sure to reference JAMES in your chat subject so one of our techs doesn't pickup.




  9. Not a garage tip per se, but unless you run air, this is proving to be a godsend.


    [Milwaukee Air Ratchet]

    Thanks for all the nice info guys. Definitely like the lighting. And I do have an air compressor. Your right, I should tie it down. I was thinking of putting it outside my garage. But, it is 10+years old so maybe I should worry about the tank.


    And I have a 3/8 Husky Air Ratchet. How does the Milwaukee go clock/counterclock with that....double check that spelling. ...yeah...clock/counterclock.


    Any great SOUND SYSTEM ideas? I mounted an Pioneer auto AM/FM radio to a box I made. I keep a pair of auto batteries charged with a trickle charger(8+ years now) that I use to run it. Upgrading speakers shortly.



    And, no, the shelf is not THAT off horizontal. Fisheye phone camera lense.

  10. James, you set the bar kind of high with "most interesting man on this website"... After reading a few of your posts, I gotta admit you're probably in the top 5 at least. I must have joined while you were gone, so welcome back! Keep them coming.




    I don't know where you guys found Scott, but I like him....we need more guys like him!!!

  11. These are my red flags:


    1. Did he blueprint the pistons? (weight matches piston to piston).

    2. He didn't tell you the under on the crank. What is it? I understand anything greater than .0015 is a problem.

    Take some of the putty sticks and after he gives you a number, pull a crank journal mount off and check with the putty. See what it tells you(I know there is a putty accuracy controversy, but what are you gonna do). I would also take my own CERTIFIED ACCURATE torque wrench to confirm.

    3. He didn't tell you the over on the pistons. Are they .030? And, whatever he tells you, double check.

    4. He should have the receipt for the machine shop who did the work, so you can check with them on their reliability.


    I could/will be writing a book about this. But that is more than a start.


    Oh, and most importantly, did he paint the block yet and is the paint dry.

  12. Situation:

    I will be utilizing a 1980's Ford HEI distributor in my 1971 351C. I was very careful to match it up to the original.


    I pulled two or three from the boneyard, and would like to have the bearings replaced, whether or not they are needed.


    I will probably do the original, then do two more with varying timing curves to play with.


    Is there a trusted service BRONZE BEARING REPLACEMENT service provider? Or is this just a typical auto machine shop type of issue. I did have Dave at Dave Don't Give Me No Crap HEI Small Body rebuild one for a 351W, which was outstanding in every regard.


    But I think he kicked the bucket. Hoping his wife puts the Snap On Distributor timing machine up for sale on eBay.


    The timing curve is another thread.



  13. Okay. I have my garage clear of cars. I got about $3500 to buy new "organizational" material....to me that is $500 of XX and $500 of pinup girls and $2500 miscellaneous stuff.


    I have a Southern California slim 2 car garage. It will need to house mostly auto tools, but some gardening items.


    No, I am not calling it the man cave. That is reserved for another room. You guys guess which one.


    What "tricks" do you guys have up your sleeve to make the most of this area?

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