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RIBS 71 convertible build JUNE 21 till??


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You are moving along fast forward - great progress :thumb:

Tim

 

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

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5 hours ago, timachone said:

You are moving along fast forward - great progress :thumb:

Thanks, just trying to get the safety stuff done so I can drive it! I will move to cooling system next, and possibly reseat intake and do some more fuel systems work. After that come body structure and wiring.

 

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So I am back on the road for my limited test drives.

Brakes done, all new hard lines, new rear cylinders, completely new from the spindle out in front. New master cylinder.

4 shocks done, the rear coil overs are gone, the stance and ride are much better!

new wheels and tires, 235 60 15 on 7 inch rims up front, 245 60 15 on 8 inch in back, no fitment issues!

 

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Looks great!  Can’t beat the feeling of having it back together and being able to drive it. 

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I need to make progress on mine! Looks great

Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Not much happening..l tried to do some work on the wiring, the dash is not lighting up, and none of the gauges work, the engine wiring harness is dead and not correct…so after conversations with Midlife I decided to try a new harness for the gauges and coil…he told me I had a mess and part of my harness is 73 in a 71 car. So anyhow, he was right…it’s time to make some changes..a 71 engine harness doesn’t work in my car…

The wiring is so damaged, I think it’s time to gut it and install a new modern system…

It should be fun!  It’s now part of my build….

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I did get all exterior lights working, neutral safety switch functional, steering interlock adjusted and working…

I also ordered a Full wiring kit.  Gonna be fun!

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Bought a new coil, one wire alternator…coil is on, car runs better, alternator this weekend….stay tuned…

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It's always something missing... :classic_dry: Keep on going :thumb:

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Tim

 

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

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Good news, alternator wiring complete, alternator works, battery charging, lights brighter, engine running a little better….

I burst a seal on the convertible top pump so it’s next.

I did a lot of work to the IP and it’s still very dim, but has a little more functionality, maybe the headlight switch and wiring upgrade will get me a lit up IP….

Still need a good welder in metro Atlanta if you know anyone, I want to do radiator support and door pillars before dropping in new wiring.

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