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I installed the new Street Avenger 670cfm in the 71M4speed to replace the Edelbrock 1406 600cfm that recently replaced the original 4300. Timing is at 16 btdc and 36 all in (thank you Chuck for that info!!!).

 

All I can say is WOW! Better hold onto your hat!

 

Bet if you check the vacuum it is around 16 at idle.

 

mike

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Washed it, cleaned up the interior, did a little detail work to the motor. We have a 'family fun day' at the plant I work at today. Part of it includes an employee car show. It's going to be small (about 20 cars) and no prizes or anything but it will be fun to show off the Mustang a little. I will take some pics.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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I drain the oil from the rear axle, then removed the oil seal, install the one at the rear of the Toploader gearbox.

Not much, on this rainny sunday, but enough to make me happy :)

Mustang, beer and rock'nroll

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I cleaned around my car today as the past couple weeks around house projects lead to some things being stored around her. Now hopefully I can get back on track

1971 Mach 1 351C

2001 Cobra 4.6L 4v

2006 S281 Saleen 4.6L Supercharged

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Replaced my ball joint that was broken. And replaced my driver side fender.

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Before

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After :)

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Its in decent shape, grinded all the rust off the fender rails and rust bullet all the areas. Fender is dirty but so is the whole car.

 

Next step is bleeding the brakes as the pedal went to the floor. Still stops (barely) and the brake light is on in the dash.

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Spent the day cleaning the garage and managed to get a few parts painted in between. :)

 

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

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Eric. Before you completely hook up the battery. Don't forget to attatch the positive only and take a meter and read from the negative terminal to body ground to test for shorts. DO NOT CONNECT THE NEGATIVE BEFORE THIS. Hate to see all that hard work go up in flames.

 

Good advice - Thanks! (Damn good advice, actually)

 

Speaking of: 2 wires... 2 stinkin' wires away from dumping in the fluids and turning the key. One wire being the red wire on the Duraspark module, and other being the power to the fuel pump (ran it through the car, just need to tap an 'Ignition On' hot lead now.

 

Ran out of time because I had to chase the threads in the hole for the engine ground strap, and fix the bolt that went in there after finishing up the fuel line plumbing. All things considered, I'm not going to rush the wiring because I still have no idea if the original wiring harness is any good or not. Oh well... there's always next Saturday, I suppose.

Eric

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Yesterday drive to Omaha to pick up a NOS aftermarket cruise contril to put in the car sicne the one I ahve does not work and figure it will be easier to just get rid of the old one and replace it!

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Something about 1967-1973 modal. Ford's designers began drawing up a larger versions even as the original was achieving sales success, and while Iacocca later complained about the Mustang's growth, he did oversee the 1967 redesign. From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful. The revised Mustang retained the original body structure but styling was refreshed, giving the Mustang a more massive look overall.

 

OK... so what did you do to your car today? :D

Eric

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Something about 1967-1973 modal. Ford's designers began drawing up a larger versions even as the original was achieving sales success, and while Iacocca later complained about the Mustang's growth, he did oversee the 1967 redesign. From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful. The revised Mustang retained the original body structure but styling was refreshed, giving the Mustang a more massive look overall.

 

" From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful."

 

I'm calling BS on this

 

So you don't think adding a 428 CJ, 429 CJ, BOSS 351 or any 351 4V

made the cars more powerful that a 289?

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Something about 1967-1973 modal. Ford's designers began drawing up a larger versions even as the original was achieving sales success, and while Iacocca later complained about the Mustang's growth, he did oversee the 1967 redesign. From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful. The revised Mustang retained the original body structure but styling was refreshed, giving the Mustang a more massive look overall.

 

" From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful."

 

I'm calling BS on this

 

So you don't think adding a 428 CJ, 429 CJ, BOSS 351 or any 351 4V

made the cars more powerful that a 289?

All munufactures understated their horsepower and CR's. around this time. The engineers always found a way around government mandates. That's why estimated milage is estimated over a wide variety of vehicles.

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

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Guys, we're pretty sure james23 is a troll. Just waiting for him to stop by again and see what he has to offer. We're expecting it to be SPAM, and that will be the end of that.

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Guys, we're pretty sure james23 is a troll. Just waiting for him to stop by again and see what he has to offer. We're expecting it to be SPAM, and that will be the end of that.

 

Uhhh... RILLY?! Ya think? ::tease::

Eric

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Guys, we're pretty sure james23 is a troll. Just waiting for him to stop by again and see what he has to offer. We're expecting it to be SPAM, and that will be the end of that.

 

Uhhh... RILLY?! Ya think? ::tease::

 

:whistling:

 

:P

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Checked on her yesterday. Found a couple of areas where the gaps were not even. Should be an easy fix. Also moved the parts car to the shop to begin the strip down process and then off the the scrap yard for the rest. It hurts to do this but the car is toast.

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They say if you don't learn something new every day, your watching too much TV!. :P Well I decided to begin that which I've been dreading. THE BODY WORK! So I go grab a front fender, tear it down as far as I can and discover the need to majorly repair/replace this part.

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Go to check the other fenders' condition and it doesn't even have one. (OH HELL!)

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Got lucky and caught Don from OMS at the shop and he informs me that replacement fenders did not come with that piece that was welded at the factory. Most don't replace it. He's looking for a set of them as we speak. Thanks Don! I didn't know that. :)

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

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I drove it one last time for the season, topped it off with fuel and put it up for the winter and more modification.

 

Check out my puny 1/2 of a tiny 2 car garage!

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Body shop is supposed to shoot the paint this weekend. Pics: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.472828842728892.111911.160817247263388&type=1

 

We all know it's not a Mach 1, but whatever.

Steve

 

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1972-mach-1--1800]The Stable[/button]

 

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Found yet even MORE "pre-starting the car" things to do. Cleaned and repainted the throttle cable & installed it... 'blasted and repainting the lower steering column mounting bracket (the 'new' column's a '73 - because the brackets don't even resemble each other)... 'blasted and repainted the accelerator pedal assembly, relocated the coil because the bracket was interfering with the TV cable for the AOD... 'mostly' installed the TV cable (still need a bracket for the back half of it)... and did some more staring at the engine and wiring schematic for the Duraspark system making sure I wired it right.

 

Maybe tomorrow after I get her car ready for the trip (oil change, etc...) we might be ready to turn the key.

Eric

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Nope... after all the Honey-Do stuff this morning, getting to the shop late, changing the oil in the Grand Prix, checking the rest of the fluids, and filling the tires with nitrogen, I'm pretty much outta time. Just gotta get my space cleaned up and organized so it can sit for the next couple weekends without anyone's panties getting in a wad.

 

Soon after Turkey Day, though... I'm promising myself. :D


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Paint is on.

 

Drool...

 

Lookin' AWESOME![/align]

Eric

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