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2 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Cool, I'm looking at the same kit for my car. Did you block off the cowl vent as they want you to do? Outside air only comes in through the side windows then, right? Any thoughts on this matter?

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Vincent.

Yes. Unfortunately that's how it is designed. Definitely one of the drawbacks is that it only recirculates air. At least I still have the driver's side air inlet working since my car was original non-air.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Another upgrade over the winter was the front suspension. I installed Mike Maier's MOD1 suspension with single adjustable JRI coilover shocks (https://mikemaierinc.com/products/64-73-mustang/front-suspension/64-73-mustang-mod-1-front-suspension-kit/). This suspension is awesome. The car is super responsive, rides nice and stays very flat when cornering. The strut rod and LCA are mounted to the chassis with bearings. You can feel the road a lot more but not to an excessively harsh point. Definitely a sporty/racy feel. The coilovers are great to adapt the ride height. I decided to lower the front end about 1" from what it was. The springs are located further outwards in the UCA than stock making them more effective. The UCAs are non-symmetrical to allow for more caster without pushing the wheel to far forward. I am now running a 5 degree caster. The sway bar is 1 1/8" from Hellwig. Overall, I am very happy with it. Installation was straight forward.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Wow, that looks very cool and interesting! Nice to hear your whole installation pay that much out and you have a great driver feeling and street response. Not only good looking but good driving. Fits more to your other mods on the car - great :thumb:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Next step is thread 200 tires so i can push the suspension even more. I will keep the Magnums but switch for AutoX.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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