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Do you think the wiper motor was replaced somewhere along its life or is it a factory parts bin mismatch.

 

1 of my cars came down the line as a top engine spec car then the order was changed to a lower spec car. It is one of the last cars of that model run so it has lots of things that are not supposed to be on that optioned vehicle because of the very late change in engine order. Wonder if something like this happened to the RR as it is a very interesting spec car.

 

The car was built on 9/26/70 so it was one of the first cars built that model year so I don't think it was a part shortage issue. The wiper motor was built on 1/26/70 so I think that it was built a little early to be binned for my car. My guess is that it was replaced at some point after the car was delivered. The fact that the wiper switch appears to be one for a variable motor seems to back up that point. I will check the part number on the switch to confirm all of this too. I also have the Mopar parts manual for 71 and it lists the variable speed motor as the correct part.

 

I was able to find the correct motor however the date code is after the build date. Still looking but I may have to go with that one, the build date for that wiper motor is 1/11/71 but it will look correct though. This is the right wiper motor pic.

 

EDIT: And to add the guy that rebuilds these told me that the wire length is much shorter for the variable speed motors because the firewall connection box is just below the motor. I did look at the one I have and the wire to the connector is about double the length that would be needed.

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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8/6/16

Got the rear bumper and gas tank removed. Also got the dash out and all the wiring removed. It looked like the dash area was worked on in the past as there were bolts missing on some of the dash braces.

 

Next I need to figure out how to remove the steering column from the steering box. Looks like there is a pin there but I can't figure out how to remove it.

 

Almost ready to remove the suspension pieces now. A few pics from today.

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-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Didn't do much to the car today but did manage to make frame to mount the dash to and it will make it easier to work on. It sits high enough so that I can work on it while sitting on my shop roller bench and will make it easy to spray the finish on when I am ready.

 

Also found the defroster vent tube was dry rotted and crumbling. I was able to find a replacement and its on the way. Also found that the dash had the correct variable speed switch so I order the correct motor for this car. This guy has good feedback on the mopar sites and he guarantees his work for as long as you own the car. I attached a pic of his work. Lastly I was able to locate the passenger side dash insert and is coming my way. The dash will start to come together shortly. The harness was spliced in a lot of places so I have found a source tor repro Dash harnesses so I will go that route.

 

 

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I get a lot of requests to refurbish Mopar wiring harnesses, but I don't have the inventory nor the schematics to do it justice. Apparently, there is no one doing what I do for the 5 sided cars. There's a niche in the Mopar hobby business if anyone wants to take it on...a good weekend second job with good coin in your pocket if you keep it up.

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I get a lot of requests to refurbish Mopar wiring harnesses, but I don't have the inventory nor the schematics to do it justice. Apparently, there is no one doing what I do for the 5 sided cars. There's a niche in the Mopar hobby business if anyone wants to take it on...a good weekend second job with good coin in your pocket if you keep it up.

 

When I get my car completed you can have the wiring. I have the full electrical schematics for all 71 Mopars too. Might be someone else here that could use them.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Everything else looks very clean and rust free. Really enjoy seeing your up dates and discoveries. Thanks for sharing

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Today I received a set of roll pin punches and was able to get the pin out of the steering column. I guess it helps getting the right tool, took me less than a minute to get it out.

 

On a side note I found that Instrument Specialties has the correct black dash paint base (Dietzler) so they can mix up the correct color for any year. They also can mix the correct dash colors for Mustangs including the black camera case finish. The cost for the RR was $99 for a pint which is enough to do the steering column and the dash pieces.

 

Lastly I was able to find a pair of soft and pliable headrests in white so I will be dying them black. Mine were hard and cracked.

 

I plan to continue stripping the interior tomorrow and I will follow up with pictures.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Cleaned up the garage as it was getting pretty messy.

 

Finished removing the steering column and the rest of the dash components. Also removed all the door and rear panels and other misc parts. All that's left is to remove the door and rear side glass and then the suspension can be removed. It looks like the torsion bars may be bent so I will also be replacing them to. They produce a thicker torsion bar so that it will give the car a Pro touring style ride so I may go that route but still thinking about it. The difference is .93" to 1.03" diameter.

 

Attaching pics of how the car is looking today.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Not much to report, mostly sourcing parts that I need.

 

** Sending the Power Brake booster to Dewey's for rebuild

** Steering gear box going to Firm Feel for rebuild.

** Ordered all the interior parts from Legendary

** The dash paint is coming from Instrument Specialties.

** Wiper motor is getting restored. PO had put an C body motor in at some point so I was able to get the correct variable speed motor and it is being rebuilt.

 

Boxed up the steering column today so I can ship it out on Monday. There is just too much play in it so I want to make sure that it is 100% before I put it back in. Probably went overboard in the packing but it's going across country and I didn't want it to get damaged.

 

Some pics of the box I made to ship the column in.

 

EDIT: Except for the sun roof, bumpers and HEMI emblem this is the look that I am striving for. This is the Curious yellow color my car came with.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Sweet. It will look awesome. Are you going for stock ride height

 

That's a tough question. My inclination is to remain stock but I think that a lowered front would look good. With the torsion bar suspension can't you adjust the front ride height? If I need new spindles I might drop it.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Today was just too hot to work on the car so I tried to repair my steering wheel. It had a lot of cracks on the rim and at the center base. Wanted to try and save this wheel because most of the cars came with the deluxe wheel and this is just the basic one. I took pics to document this process so I'll see if I can put some descriptions by each pic.

 

Note: I can't figure out how to add the notes so I'll try to do it with the edit function after I post this.

 

Still no go so I'll write the descriptions here.

 

Pic #1

This is how the wheel looked like before I started the repair.

 

Pic #2

You can see how badly the spokes are cracked at the center hub.

 

Pic #3

I used a Dremel tool with a cutter tip to widen and clean up the cracks so that I could get the filler in.

 

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The wheel after I cleaned it and widened all the cracks

 

Pic #5

This is the filler I used. It's just like clay and in two parts. You cut equal amounts of both parts and it activates the filler and you roll it out and fill in the cracks. It does not shrink and hardens like iron in about 1 hr. Since this is like clay you don't have to worry about runs like other materials.

 

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This is the wheel after I filled in all the cracks.

 

Pic #7

The crack in the right is after I sanded all the excess filler away.

 

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After all the sanding was done

 

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Wheel is primered, can you see the repairs?

 

Tomorrow I will paint it.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Finished getting the steering wheel painted today, got the center horn pad cleaned and painted and got the horn emblem decal and mounted it. Need to let the horn pad dry completely and then I can attach the emblem.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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The wheel is done.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Thx Mike!!!

 

Parts are beginning to arrive now. I have most of the interior pieces now to complete the inside if the car were ready. Got everything from Legendary and the quality looks very good. I'll know more when I start trying to fit everything. I'll try to get pics of the parts soon

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Today I got the 2 front door windows out and the passenger rear side window. Also got all the trim off on the passenger side. Next week end I need to get the driver side rear side window out and all the trim around the windows.

 

Slight change of plans now. Once the windows are all out I am going to prep and paint the dash. The paint came in so I will try spaying it to see how my paint skills are. Then I am going to move it inside so that I can work on it in the evenings during the week. I have all the pieces for the dash so I decided to just prep that now.

 

After the dash is painted I will start to remove the suspension pieces and the car will take up most of my garage space so Ill be limited on restoring other pieces.

 

Here are some pics and the passenger dash insert that I restored.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Anyone know where I can find the vin number stamped on the car body. I thought that the radiator core frame would have it but can't find one. Thx

-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Found out where Vin numbers are on a 71 Roadrunner excluding tranny, and motor. They can be found on the dash, drivers door, radiator support and the cowl above the wiper motor. Prior to 71 they were also stamped on the package tray and under the trunk lid seal. On my car the vin stamp on the cowl is really clear as it was not painted and resides under the cowl to hood seal. The radiator frame was under the antifreeze sticker and was heaviy painted. I could read the last 3 numbers which was 737. I am going to get some paint remover and try to get a pic of the whole number so that I can document it.

 

Happy to say that everything is now gutted with only the suspension pieces remaining to be removed. Going to go on jack stands next week and those pieces will come off.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Just a quick update. I was able to get the Idle Stop Solenoid that I needed for the six pack setup. They only made this one for 71 v coded motors (other years are different) and these solenoids are pretty hard to find. The casing has pitting so I am going to see if I can clean it up a little but it does have the correct assembly number on it. I did find an NOS one but they wanted $1250.00 for it. It's hidden under the air cleaner so you really can't see it.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Got a part number I will have a look here for you just in case its a crossover type part on any of our local chrysler stuff. Doubt it but cannot hurt.

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Got a part number I will have a look here for you just in case its a crossover type part on any of our local chrysler stuff. Doubt it but cannot hurt.

 

This is the stamping on the casing, DR1114443,

 

Used this as reference http://www.hotrod.com/articles/mopp-0301-mopar-carb-solenoid-id/

 

thx Luke

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-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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