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Going to install the chin spoiler tonight. Why is it I have no problem drilling holes in a $80K truck but scared crapless to drill in the Mustang. lol. Amazing what value sentimental value holds.

1971 Mustang Grande, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"

-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

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Good tips.

 

Yes I have a lot of alignment to do before she goes for paint.

 

Tim

 

 

 

If the arch of the hood does not match the fenders, usually doesn't, you can actually bend the hood some. They do not spot weld the outer skin to the inner reinforcement on the new hoods which allows you to make adjustments. My friend that does restorations will put blocks on corners and set bags of sand on and has actually stood on the hood to flex it into shape. Go slow if you kink it you are done. Yes you can shim the fenders also but flexing the hood keeps your fenders in correct shape.

Even though the hood was ecoated it does not have paint inside the hood and will rust. You might get one of the kits to coat inside from Eastwood or another supplier to add some protection.

Thanks

 

Tim

Tucson, Az

1973 SportsRoof

351C bored .040

Crank .020  and Stock cam

Flattop pistons

Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE

Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

 

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I like how the spoiler turned out. Washed and cleaned the car today to get it ready for the car show tomorrow.

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1971 Mustang Grande, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"

-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

My Build

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It looks good and matches the black wheels

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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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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Met up with a few Mustangs and then went on a mini convoy with Bellini (from this forum) and another mate (MGB GT) through the nice Oxfordshire countryside. The heavens opened later though, typical British weather!

 

Here are a few pics:

 

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Mark

 

 

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Nice pics! ::thumb::

 

I ain't gonna lie - that's the coolest pic of a '67 fastback I've ever seen. The pics of the Mach 1 are awesome, too - I'd honestly never thought dog dishes looked all that great on our cars, but for some reason this one speaks to me.

 

Always a pleasure to see your awesome vert!

 

Thanks for sharing!

Eric

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Cool cars, thx for sharing the pics.

-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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Cheers Eric!

I regularly tell Si his dog dishes look crap, but he's not changing them. He said he may consider some Cragar 5 spokes like yours as an addition but he's not in a hurry.

 

I'll see if I can't get some better pictures of mine to help you shame him some more. LOL!

 

BTW - love the coupes and that MG is lookin' pretty spiffy as well. ::thumb::

Eric

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Continued to work on taking pans and plates off the bottom of the power train. Of course nothing is easy. My inspection plate on the front of the transmission had a 1/2" on the passenger side that came out no problem. On the driver side is what's left of a 7/16". I tried vise grips. Then I tried to tap it but the crossbar under the oil pan won't left me get a good straight hole. I'd torch it but I'm in the wrong garage. All I've got is a small propane torch that will never get that sicker hot enough. I'll have to see if I can trailer some tanks over.

 

In the meantime does anyone know if that is the correct bolt in the driver side? Just wondering if it's being such a pain because someone torqued the wrong size bolt in to that hole. Just seeing if I'm going to have to rethread once I do get the bolt out.

 

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Eric Nonamaker

1973 Mach1 351C 2V

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Instead of a small propane torch, what about a MAP gas torch (think plumbing soldering duty/purpose)? Those yellow tanks get quite a bit hotter than the standard blue tanks.

 

Don't get it so hot you melt the flooring inside or twist off the bolt head. ;) :D

Eric

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+ 1 on the MAPP gas. I use it often to get bolts out.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Worked on modifying my seat platforms because CJ pony parts lied to me and said this was for my fastback. It is not. I'm having to lower the platform by a half inch or so. It's not that hard but it is a pain.

 

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"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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Thanks! Going to try a couple of tricks, forgot I had stripped bolt sockets, and if that doesn't work getting a yellow tank.

 

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Eric Nonamaker

1973 Mach1 351C 2V

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Most of the new seat platforms I've noticed are and inch taller than the originals.

 

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Yeah, apparently they are for coupe/convertibles.

"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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Most of the new seat platforms I've noticed are and inch taller than the originals.

 

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Yeah, apparently they are for coupe/convertibles.

Yes, they are. I flattened mine with a hammer and a few relief cuts. They fit with no problems after flattening.

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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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Most of the new seat platforms I've noticed are and inch taller than the originals.

 

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Yeah, apparently they are for coupe/convertibles.

Yes, they are. I flattened mine with a hammer and a few relief cuts. They fit with no problems after flattening.

 

I didn't even think to hit them with a hammer. Gah that would have been much easier that what I am doing. Oh whale....

"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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Yeah, apparently they are for coupe/convertibles.

Yes, they are. I flattened mine with a hammer and a few relief cuts. They fit with no problems after flattening.

 

I didn't even think to hit them with a hammer. Gah that would have been much easier that what I am doing. Oh whale....

 

Desperate times call for desperate methods that's how I decided to try the Hammer-it method.

MY floor thread talks a little about it, http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-muscletang-needs-new-floor-pans-advice?pid=259695#pid259695

 

Unfortunately, I just realized I never took "after" pictures. As it flattens obviously it becomes wider, but it was manageable and the seat still fit with not problems.

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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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Custom made mini tubs are in! Definitely won't have to worry about any tire rub. They are awesome cause it doesn't affect my interior trim or my rear seat.

 

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::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

 

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

 

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

 

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sent off registration documents to DVLA. They quote 4-6 weeks to process registration. I sent off the forms last Wednesday. They processed my forms with lightning speed. I got my registration certificate(Log book-Title) today, only 7 days after they recieved my forms.

 

I CAN NOW OFFICIALLY DRIVE MY MUSTANG ON U.K ROADS

 

::thumb::::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

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Steve

1971 Grande

 

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