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This is the cover I bought :(

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mustang/ford-mustang-maxtech-indoor-outdoor-car-cover-fastback-1971-1973.html

 

Trouble is now, its so wet cold and damp here, even if I take the cover off the car is covered in moisture and the interior glass is all misted up and damp :(

Car sits outside and the paint is also getting moisture bubbles in it :(

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The cover should include vents so there is some air circulation. At least thats what the boat one has. There are cheap covers out there. I ended up spending on a good one to protect as much as possible.

 

Edit: looking at the cover in your link that looks more of an indoor cover than outdoors. Looks to thin to withstand outdoor winter weather. You want a cover made out of a material like Sunbrella. A good outdoor cover will cost $300 to $400. At least for boats.

 

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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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last weekend i took out the grungy back panels. They were in worse shape than i thought, sun damage and  scratches.IMG-0057-2350.jpg

 

So i scrubbed them with scotch brite and dawn and sanded most of the dead surface off with DA sander.

i could still scratch the surface with fingernail so i decided to try something to bond the surface and make it a little tougher. 

i own my own cabinet shop and have been making cabinets for 40 years now, and have painted lots of cabinetry, i decided to try some vinyl primer that we use on wood to bind the surface a little better and fill some of the craters.

 

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Seemed to work ok. it was a crap shoot but i figured i couldn't hurt anything.

had to put it on pretty thick in places but surface is not nearly as chalky as before. 

 

Sanded the primer and then applied SEM texture coat. Sure wish it came in white.

 

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in the process of painting back to mustang white now.

will post finished pics later

 

Wayne

 

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Hey.....I like that. Looks like there may be a way to salvage my white vert side panels! Please provide an update if you can

 

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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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Finally started the car, two turns and she fired into life.

 

Advanced the timing a bit and she is purring away.

 

However, gearbox appears to have a leak , I think from the front seal , which is a shame since I rebuilt it with new seals and stuff.

 

Also fuel gauge not working and I have a dodgy voltage regulator.

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i was very happy with the results. the texture came out well. not exactly like original texture but good enough for who it's for.

The new finish is also harder than i expected after sanding the old dirty, chalky crap off and using my primer to bond the surface and the SEM texture coating then the dye paint over that.. At least i can't scratch it off with my fingernails like before.

 

the bucket seat back panels turned out the same way. So now i need to get started with the new upholstery.

 

Wayne

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SWEET........

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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Dropped the 351C off at the machine shop for it's rebuild. We were loading the block into the truck and I noticed the condition of the #1 cam bearing.  :wrench:

 

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Had to pull the car out to get the engine stand to the door. I thought the blue was a nice contrast to the frozen tundra we have at the moment.

 

 

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Dropped the 351C off at the machine shop for it's rebuild. We were loading the block into the truck and I noticed the condition of the #1 cam bearing.  :wrench:

 

IMAG4447.jpg

 

 

Had to pull the car out to get the engine stand to the door. I thought the blue was a nice contrast to the frozen tundra we have at the moment.

 

 

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 Yep, that bearing's toast!

Very nice picture there by the way. Maybe submit for next years calendar?

Geoff.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Dropped the 351C off at the machine shop for it's rebuild. We were loading the block into the truck and I noticed the condition of the #1 cam bearing.  :wrench:

 

IMAG4447.jpg

 

 

Had to pull the car out to get the engine stand to the door. I thought the blue was a nice contrast to the frozen tundra we have at the moment.

 

 

IMAG4455.jpg

I wonder how the bearing got like that!?

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

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Fabricated speaker adapters so I could fit modern JBL speakers in the door without having to drill or cut the door any.20200101-161929.jpg

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Fabricated speaker adapters so I could fit modern JBL speakers in the door without having to drill or cut the door any.

 

What size are those speakers?

 

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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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Before and afterIMG-0048-2347.jpg

 

refinished-rear-panel.jpg

 

 

 

i was very happy with the results. the texture came out well. not exactly like original texture but good enough for who it's for.

The new finish is also harder than i expected after sanding the old dirty, chalky crap off and using my primer to bond the surface and the SEM texture coating then the dye paint over that.. At least i can't scratch it off with my fingernails like before.

 

the bucket seat back panels turned out the same way. So now i need to get started with the new upholstery.

 

Wayne

 

Gorgeous!  I had to do the same with the few interior pieces I could salvage.  The SEM products are top shelf, and did an awesome job making my tired old interior look new again.

 

Congrats on a job well done!   ::thumb::

Eric

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Not on the car per se but for it. Got garage ceiling raised and insulated in the last 1-2 wks. Need to drywall it now.

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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 on the car per se but for it. Got garage ceiling raised and insulated in the last 1-2 wks. Need to drywall it now.

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now that's cool .... ::thumb:: where there is a will  there is a way

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Fabricated speaker adapters so I could fit modern JBL speakers in the door without having to drill or cut the door any.

 

What size are those speakers?

 

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Those are the 4x6.  Specifically I used the JBL Club 6420 speakers.

 

kcmash

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Massive Job today, fitted two rubber grommets to the end of the sun visor arms purchased from NPD.  Perfect fit, Now when you put the brakes on the sunvisors do not fall out of the central clip.  ::thumb:: ::thumb::

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Other Jobs done this week, removed passenger door glass and rear quarter glass, washed out crud inside of passenger door and checked for any rust holes.  Pleased to say all is good on the door but there is some surface rust.  Dried out inside the door with the wife's hair dryer.  I have ordered some rust converter and will then prime over the water based rust converter using some zinc based primer.

I have new beltline weatherstrip but am annoyed to find there are TWO outer weatherstrips on the door, One upper one and One lower one.

I have now ordered the lower weatherstrip, but being in the UK I now have to wait several weeks for the part to arrive from the USA!  This  means I cant put back the door window or reassemble the door panel and parts :(

 

I also needed replacement Door Armrest clip.  I found the part advertised for a 71-73 Mustang in the NPD catalog, well Yesterday I tried to fit the clip and found out its Not the correct clip for my car! :@

 

So if anyone is thinking of ordering part number 24144-4AK from NPD.......Dont Bother! :@  So that was $5.00 wasted  :(

 

I have since found out the Correct part listed by Mac's /  Ecklers is Ford Mustang Arm Rest Clip 44-39264-2

 

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I did also replace the vertical quarter window vertical window seal the partI ordered was from NPD 30146-4A

and I'm please to say it fitted ok with the help of lube from a can of WD40.  ::thumb::

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So with no windows in the car passenger side due to waiting on parts and the car parked on the drive, the car cover came off in the storm and high winds here :(

 

Car is now soaking wet inside. Im Pissed off! I hate Winter

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I have the Wilwood MC. Something that I think is a pain with these MCs is that you need to remove 4 tiny Allen screws to remove the cover. Specially that the front most screw is right under the apron brace. Every time I do this I either drop the Allen wrench or a screw. In my search for a better option I ended up getting these thumb screws in addition to a plastic nut to serve as a washer and prevent the fluid to exit through the screw. No doubt that the Allen screws look better, but here I am going for confort and practicality. At least now I don't need to use a wrench to remove them. I bought couple extra ones to have in the car in case I lose one. If interested, the thread of the screws is 8-32. A trip to any good hardware store and a couple of dollars will do it.

 

 

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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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Before and afterIMG-0048-2347.jpg

 

refinished-rear-panel.jpg

 

 

 

i was very happy with the results. the texture came out well. not exactly like original texture but good enough for who it's for.

The new finish is also harder than i expected after sanding the old dirty, chalky crap off and using my primer to bond the surface and the SEM texture coating then the dye paint over that.. At least i can't scratch it off with my fingernails like before.

 

the bucket seat back panels turned out the same way. So now i need to get started with the new upholstery.

 

Wayne

Looking great thanks for posting. I guess you have a 71 with Power Windows.

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

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True story..... lollerz  Last week I enlisted my wife's help to bleed the brakes. We have done this several times so she knows the deal. Pump, press, hold, release and so on. While she is doing this I am turning the bleeder and not much is coming out. I measure the pressure, with the pressure gauge that so kindly Jeff73Mach1 lent me, and it shows zero. I double check with her to make sure she is pressing the pedal, she acknowledges and then I ask her to press harder.... The pressure reading was still zero. I am like, what the heck is going on. I started checking the bleeder, bled all the air from the gauge and tried a few more times and the same thing, she is pressing hard on the pedal and there is zero pressure in the line. :chin: :chin: :chin:

Then I go to the passenger window and I see she was pressing the gas pedal..... OMG... what a waste of time :@ :@ . I guess that my first question should have been if she was pressing the BRAKE pedal. I never thought that she would be pressing the gas pedal instead. Oh well.... live and learn!! :shootself: :shootself: 

 

PS: I have to thank her because at least I got some help

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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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Dropped the 351C off at the machine shop for it's rebuild. We were loading the block into the truck and I noticed the condition of the #1 cam bearing.  :wrench:

 

IMAG4447.jpg

 

 

Looks like it seized

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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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