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The last item on my full "make over" of my 73 Mach 1. More to come elsewhere.

 

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Changed the oil on the recently rebuilt 351C from Amsoil Signature series 5w-30 to Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 10w-50.

I'm a firm believer in modern synthetics after reading 540rat's oil test blog.

 

However with the 5w-30 pressure was dropping right off when it got hot. The issue is that I am using a stock pump & have worn lifter bores. I should really have had them sleeved. I didn't put in the hv pump I have as previously it used to empty the sump into the valve covers. So I put the 10w-50 in as a temporary crutch.

 

Went for a half hour cruise around & it's a lot better, lowest oil pressure I saw was 40psi at idle & low speed cruise. The longer cammed soild lifter 351C with aluminium flywheel drives very differently to the short cammed 429 I used to have in the car. Only gone to 3500 rpm so far, cam is good for 6500.

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Yesterday, went out to a local car show.  Had a great time and a good turn-out - it was a benefit show for one of the Corvette club members recently diagnosed with cancer.

 

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Here's a link to the pics of the cars that showed up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenhorton/albums/72157707752009344/with/46537287935/

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Installed the new Nasa hood that I got from Mustangs Unlimited a month or so ago, then put on the new to me, almost rust free drivers door and started prepping the passenger door by sanding it down, checking for hidden rust and such. Found out that the driver door must have had the window replaced at some point because the window mount part had bolts instead of rivets. Made taking the guts out of the door easier to clean and add some rust prevention to the inside of the door. The passenger door window still has the rivets, will try to add some rust prevention/inhibitor as best as I can, really don't want to drill those rivets out. Once both doors are hung and aligned, I will install the fenders and start the hood and fender alignment hopefully this week sometimes.

 

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Well it was Sunday, and it was my project car, not my Mustang, but I pulled the body off the frame of my Model A Tudor andstripped the frame and put it behind the shop and set the body on the custom frame. Now to disassemble my C-4 Donor vette for some suspension pieces . . .

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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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Installed the new Nasa hood that I got from Mustangs Unlimited a month or so ago, then put on the new to me, almost rust free drivers door and started prepping the passenger door by sanding it down, checking for hidden rust and such. Found out that the driver door must have had the window replaced at some point because the window mount part had bolts instead of rivets. Made taking the guts out of the door easier to clean and add some rust prevention to the inside of the door. The passenger door window still has the rivets, will try to add some rust prevention/inhibitor as best as I can, really don't want to drill those rivets out.  Once both doors are hung and aligned, I will install the fenders and start the hood and fender alignment hopefully this week sometimes.

 

Tom

 

I have read about the rivets in the window and did not have that issue. I took windows out of two 72 verts and my 73 also and did not remove the plastic parts. There is a wide place they will come out through or they did for me.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Installed the new Nasa hood that I got from Mustangs Unlimited a month or so ago, then put on the new to me, almost rust free drivers door and started prepping the passenger door by sanding it down, checking for hidden rust and such. Found out that the driver door must have had the window replaced at some point because the window mount part had bolts instead of rivets. Made taking the guts out of the door easier to clean and add some rust prevention to the inside of the door. The passenger door window still has the rivets, will try to add some rust prevention/inhibitor as best as I can, really don't want to drill those rivets out.  Once both doors are hung and aligned, I will install the fenders and start the hood and fender alignment hopefully this week sometimes.

 

Tom

 

I have read about the rivets in the window and did not have that issue. I took windows out of two 72 verts and my 73 also and did not remove the plastic parts. There is a wide place they will come out through or they did for me.

 

You can't get the window out with the metal mounting bracket on it ... it is riveted to the glass in 73

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Installed the new Nasa hood that I got from Mustangs Unlimited a month or so ago, then put on the new to me, almost rust free drivers door and started prepping the passenger door by sanding it down, checking for hidden rust and such. Found out that the driver door must have had the window replaced at some point because the window mount part had bolts instead of rivets. Made taking the guts out of the door easier to clean and add some rust prevention to the inside of the door. The passenger door window still has the rivets, will try to add some rust prevention/inhibitor as best as I can, really don't want to drill those rivets out.  Once both doors are hung and aligned, I will install the fenders and start the hood and fender alignment hopefully this week sometimes.

 

Tom

 

I have read about the rivets in the window and did not have that issue. I took windows out of two 72 verts and my 73 also and did not remove the plastic parts. There is a wide place they will come out through or they did for me.

 

You can't get the window out with the metal mounting bracket on it ... it is riveted to the glass in 73

 

Don, I must disagree! I made mention in an older post on how to get it out and back in, with the bracket on, on a 73.

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!

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Somehow I did three. If I remember correct I tilted the window and there is a wide placde to the front of the door that the glass would come out through. I cannot imagine Ford designing an assembly that would have to be done inside the door going down the line. Not enough time. It would have to just drop in already assembled to keep the line moving.

One of the cars was a 72 that had PW then there was the yellow 73 and the crashed 72 I parted out.

Will have to look today in garage and see if I can get a pic or two. I have door shells and windows sitting in garage.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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I have read about the rivets in the window and did not have that issue. I took windows out of two 72 verts and my 73 also and did not remove the plastic parts. There is a wide place they will come out through or they did for me.

 

You can't get the window out with the metal mounting bracket on it ... it is riveted to the glass in 73

 

Don, I must disagree! I made mention in an older post on how to get it out and back in, with the bracket on, on a 73.

 

Don cannot be wrong; he is the god of 7123's.  Think of his reputation!  His business!  His good name!  OMG!  The world is ending as we know it!

 

Excuse me while I curl up in a fetal position for the next few days....OMG!

Let me check your shorts!

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Had the car up on a ramp and cleaned the winter cobwebs away. Then got under the hood and cleaned the engine bay. Started first turn of the key and took the car out for the first time this year. Forgot how big the smile is whenever i start the car up and drive

Steve

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Replaced fuel pump  :cool: - for one that doesn't leak ... BTW fuel is not a good eyewash ... When I was under the gorgeous thing I got a shower of the stuff squirted into my eye... and became a Molotov cocktail  :chin:

 

Do you know what makes me more happy... I didn't have to walk up with a laptop and a dongle to find that out.... cos the quad downdraft Edlebrock doesn't have an electronic ECU  :@  I hate it when my Jagwaaar XK8 throws up a st00pid code ...like its some MI6 secret... or a  murder mystery that has to be solved.. "AARRRGH "!

 

then I cleaned the interior from top to bottom and used scratch remover on the glass. 

 

then I drove the ass off him. 

 

 

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Interesting! Scratch remover used on glass, what kind and how did you do it?

A Combination of

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glass-Scratch-Repair-Planet-Polish-x/dp/B0036KLRSA

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autosol-1300-Scratch-Remover-Tube/dp/B0037QB8N2 

 

with a 3" very soft rotary polishing pad

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paor-Buffing-Polishing-Adapter-Sealing/dp/B072LVCNZZ

 

It'll get those annoying fine scratches out ... but nothing deep.

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Hang on just a cotton pickin finger lickin minute... I cant see jack shit out of my rear glass at the best of times ... I don't think I would notice Angelina Jolie in "Y" shape,  fingering herself over my rear tailgate... How in the name of blue F**k can you see anything when the rear glass is covered in plastic?

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Hang on just a cotton pickin finger lickin minute... I cant see jack shit out of my rear glass at the best of times ... I don't think I would notice Angelina Jolie in "Y" shape,  fingering herself over my rear tailgate... How in the name of blue F**k can you see anything when the rear glass is covered in plastic?

 

Heres a pic from drivers seat, looking through my rearview mirror. the louvers aren't too bad at all to see through. And a pic of it from behind. Once you get used to driving it like that, its not bad!

 

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Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Hang on just a cotton pickin finger lickin minute... I cant see jack shit out of my rear glass at the best of times ... I don't think I would notice Angelina Jolie in "Y" shape,  fingering herself over my rear tailgate... How in the name of blue F**k can you see anything when the rear glass is covered in plastic?

 

 

The louvers are metal! All the fingering should be done inside I figured as I was thinking about doing the rear view camera for $20 at least for backing up , as far as changing lanes-good luck everyone else!

 

 

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The louvers are metal! All the fingering should be done inside I figured as I was thinking about doing the rear view camera for $20 at least for backing up , as far as changing lanes-good luck everyone else!

 

 

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A very nice looking ride no matter where the fingering is happening  :D

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Woke her up from her winter slumber after a lot of yard work.

 

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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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