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Drove the car all day. Played hard at times. Your phone and wallet will reach the backseat for the cubby hole above the radio on it own with the proper launch. My buddy and I actually had went for a March of Dimes show but when we got there it was either cancelled or nobody had shown up (workers included). So we got a call that his church was having a car wash across town so we drove that way. I just donate 20 to have them not wash mine and he donated 10. Typical chebby cheap scape. But while we were there two of the church kids wanted to ride one was a Mustang fan and one the other brand. Since we were just running around we agreed to take them for the day and there mothers pick them up at the cruise in. Them boys had an absolute ball. They asked more questions than the kids ask Charlie on the Farm Bureau commercial. Oh and raised the rev limiter to 6500 rpm will play a while there then adjust as required.

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Our local track (Berlin Raceway) is a 7/16 mile paved high bank. Typically 4 classes, FWD 4 cyls, a template stock car, IMCA style modifieds and outlaw latemodels. It's really fun when the New York supermodifieds come to town!

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I fixed my gas gauge finally! I cleaned the connector up and it still didn't work. I topped off the tank, it didn't work. I drove the car sideways a couple of times and voila! I have a functioning gas gauge.

 

My favorite mechanic's tool, the gas pedal lol

 

That sounds like the most enjoyable repair anyone has ever had,, " I'm sorry officer I was just fixing my gas gauge " :angel:

 

Thats funny, have you ever done a 7000 RPM tune up?:D

 

No but I have had some 6500 rpm tire truing sessions over the years

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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That sounds like the most enjoyable repair anyone has ever had,, " I'm sorry officer I was just fixing my gas gauge " :angel:

 

Thats funny, have you ever done a 7000 RPM tune up?:D

 

No but I have had some 6500 rpm tire truing sessions over the years

 

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Eric

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Spent the whole day zirk fitting and welding the front end panels. Paying for it though (but worth every bit of it!) Getting pretty good at that left hand stuff:P

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Got the rear axle mostly done. Yesterday, I pretty much cleaned and painted just about everything. Today, I got all the bearings pressed on (except for the axle bearings) and got the diff put back together. Just gotta pre-load the pinion bearings, and the diff can go back into the case, and back into the car. Then press on the axle bearing, install the outer seals, and stuff the axles back in.

 

Here's the axle housing back from the sand blaster:

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And here it is after a coat of black:

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The rest of the pics of the diff housing and pinion housing wound up way blurry... so I'll hafta get more of them next weekend.

Eric

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Looks great! I'll be headed the same direction soon.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Learned to tune my engine by sound alone using a flathead screwdriver and half inch

wrench for the timing. Screwdriver to adjust the idle mix and wrench for the dizzy.

There is point in the engine sound my mechanic called the "sweet spot".

After the 'tuning by ear' was done we attached the gauges.

Timing at 16 and vacuum at 16.

This is a stock quench Cleveland with cam and Holley 0-86770.

 

mike

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resolved my radiator overflow bottle issue for less than 20 bucks in less than 10 minutes

 

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Genius or lunacy?

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Worked on cleaning out the garage today ( see moment of silence post) Keeping busy though!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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resolved my radiator overflow bottle issue for less than 20 bucks in less than 10 minutes

 

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Genius or lunacy?

 

That is pure unadulterated genius.

Jayson

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94 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

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I finally got to drive it! So excited after sitting in the same spot for.almost five years the tires sunk the ground in. Anyway I have a real first start with the new Carb video and a first drive video and tons of pics today I'm sure some of you may enjoy!

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Today I finished rust proofing and undercoating the car. I did find a couple of areas in the floor that will need attention but can wait till this winter. I also hung the exhaust back on the car! Ever try to put a one piece dual exhaust on by yourself. Lets just say it took a floor jack several 6x6 blocks of wood and some serious cussing!!! But I didnt let it get the best of me!!! Also got the front of the new leafs bolted up and the rear back under the car in place ready to mount. So tomorrow I'll get the rear all mounted up and clean,paint and install the driveshaft. Flush out the brake system and bleed the brakes, Put the new wheels on then mount the PS cooler and run the hoses and fill the system up. Then... a real short test ride. And probably a small burnout or maybe a BIG Burnout! Just want to clean the newness off the Hankook Tires and tryout my new shifter!!!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium

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Finally got the ratchet shift working on the B&M Starshifter.

It was giving me some grief years ago when I first installed it, so I disabled the ratcheting section and just used it as a fancy shifter.

Now that all the important jobs have been done, I had time to work on the little things like this...

 

I finally was able to tweak the timing a little better now by sucking vac from the manifold rather than the ported vac for the dizzy.

I'm a happy camper now.

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With the help from Jeff73Mach1, I had a little project to try. My 73 collapsable front bumper supports were toast. Jeff told me he had a set that he practicly gave me that someone had inadvertently cut off the rear tabs, but that were otherwise in pretty good shape.

So I measured 11-1/4 inches to salvageable metal. Then measured 11-1/8 inches (allowing for my 1/8th in cutting wheel) and cut both ends of both supports. I decided while I was at it to put a 3/4 stich weld along the seams that always come apart. Then I tacked and then welded the new tabs on the ends.

While wire wheeling them down I found some divots in the top side that I chose to just fill with JB Weld since It hadn't penetrated the metal.

Tomorrow after it sits overnight, I'll finish sanding, primer and paint.

(promised Jeff step by step pics) And for those who thought I was crazy putting a window unit in my garage. 106 outside, 89 in! DSCN1575.thumb.JPG.9ff4afd435c6c2f518a7bb5ea9b7f66e.JPGDSCN1574.thumb.JPG.45b14c3c142d066ba8a3d0558d4448d4.JPGDSCN1576.thumb.JPG.923e5bcd3166c1e5d229e4987140d0d0.JPGDSCN1577.thumb.JPG.7b925822ef6deea8d588f19d99c2504a.JPGDSCN1578.thumb.JPG.4c2fbf3cf1d9005a9fc8cc5812aa9280.JPGDSCN1579.thumb.JPG.38c09d61ae98b20f1cc45a21ae8d5545.JPGDSCN1580.thumb.JPG.e0307fa6c83de7fd7268a1b020113fd9.JPGDSCN1581.thumb.JPG.2840f43f11bb2f2636a2a91211a8251f.JPGDSCN1582.thumb.JPG.c8616ee8aaa2e118155c7d20950df094.JPG

Finally finished with the paint today. Turned out pretty well if i do say so!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Scraped off all the old under coating. I thought it was going to be a chore, not so bad. Tomorrow start sanding with a wire wheel and 3M disc.

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Worked Thursday - Saturday sanding the car to bare metal. Today we put primer on it.

Nice job! Looks great! ::goodjob::

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Worked Thursday - Saturday sanding the car to bare metal. Today we put primer on it.

Nice job! Looks great! ::goodjob::

 

Thanks. We still have a lot of bodywork to do but this will make it easier and allow me to stop chasing rust.

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Sanded and primered the bumper brackets, Then JB Weld on the remaining pin holes before I sand, prime, and seal the trunk and floors. Then got a wild hair to completely replace a section of my tunnel that has bothered me since I got the car (see 1 in a million post). I'm still going to do it due to thinning metal. Just haven't decided the best approach yet. Butt weld, lap weld with 1 inch recess behind. Any suggestions?

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Looking great Mike!

Thanks.


Check this out. Saturday night I sprayed some ( Easy Off oven cleaner ) on the under coat that was sprayed on the floor patches back in 95. Sunday morning this is what it looked like. The oven cleaner loosened it up and it scraped write off. Then I took some Brake Clean and a scuff pad and cleaned up what was left. It was Easy off!:D I used about 3/4 off the can, unbelievable.

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