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Hi Tom,

Dont believe you will need luck. You are where your at on this 351c  because of "YOUR" skills. Looks good!  Make that baby breath fire 🙂

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I was going to adjust the headlights but ended up having a staring contest and I lost.     I'll try again tomorrow.

As a kid, I offered to help my older Brother's friend fix his leaking PS hose on his '56 T-Bird. Not knowing that the PS hose is a special hose, i replaced it with a length of gas hose. As soon as he

Good idea.  Where did you get the power from - straight off the battery or from the main feed to the cars fuse box.

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Thanks brother, I appreciate that. For everything that I have done to this engine and car, I have checked the specs and then rechecked them to verify, I think I am good, its just been a long time since I have built one so its got me anxious to fire her up.

Next is to finish welding in the mount that hold the fuel tank in and finish the welds on the trunk drop offs, after that, I will be sending the wiring harness off to Midlife and hopefully later this summer, it will go to paint. Its been a 3 year project, I am so looking forward to driving it this year.

 

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Sorry I have no pics for this one, but I finally took my car for a nice little drive.  Carb is adjusted pretty well, Power steering replaced, It starts and drives pretty nice now.

Next up:

1) Hassle MO DMV to get my friggin plates!

2) Find and install anti-rattle clips in the drivers window mechanism.

3) Figure out why the inside latch on the passenger door is not opening the door consistently

Drive it, Drive it, Drive it!

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24 minutes ago, kcmash said:

Sorry I have no pics for this one, but I finally took my car for a nice little drive.  Carb is adjusted pretty well, Power steering replaced, It starts and drives pretty nice now.

Next up:

1) Hassle MO DMV to get my friggin plates!

2) Find and install anti-rattle clips in the drivers window mechanism.

3) Figure out why the inside latch on the passenger door is not opening the door consistently

Drive it, Drive it, Drive it!

kcmash

Glad to see you got it out and it's running ok.   Good luck on your list. I'm just getting mine on the road also.  Feels great!

Kilgon

 

 

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Took the car out for a spin after adjusting the distributor curve.  Passed a truck coming in the opposite direction in a curve.  He lost some stuff off the back.  Got the front spoiler and the drivers door.  Hope my body man is great at blending in.

 

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2 minutes ago, machattack said:

Wasnt this your maiden voyage?? Dag nab it . 

Had it out earlier in the week before I put the stripes on.  2 seconds sooner or later and all would be fine.  Talk about bad timing.

Kilgon

 

 

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People who dont tie down there loads #$%^&* 

Hopefully the person stopped gave insurance info then went on there La tee Da way.

I see it as good timing. Yesterday a lady was travling through our town on the highway. Board came off the back of a truck went through her windshield and basically decapitated her . Killed he instantly. 

Like I say people that dont tie down there loads #$%^&* 

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2 minutes ago, machattack said:

People who dont tie down there loads #$%^&* 

Hopefully the person stopped gave insurance info then went on there La tee Da way.

I see it as good timing. Yesterday a lady was travling through our town on the highway. Board came off the back of a truck went through her windshield and basically decapitated her . Killed he instantly. 

Like I say people that dont tie down there loads #$%^&* 

It was on a country road  with a y split after the curve where it happened.  I turned around but could not find them.  Might be a good thing that I didn't.  Already spoke to my body guy.    He has some other touch up to do on the car  and  he will take care of it then.   

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Jeez, that really sucks! People are idiots on the roads these days. I got ran off the road again the other day. Some fn moron crossed the line and was coming right at me. He or she, swerved back over at the last second, but it would have been to late, was a good thing I was paying attention. I had to go off the road a bit to avoid them.

Hopefully your body guy has no problems with fixing it. Glad it wasn’t worse. 

John - 72 Q Code

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Jeez, that really sucks! People are idiots on the roads these days. I got ran off the road again the other day. Some fn moron crossed the line and was coming right at me. He or she, swerved back over at the last second, but it would have been to late, was a good thing I was paying attention. I had to go off the road a bit to avoid them.
Hopefully your body guy has no problems with fixing it. Glad it wasn’t worse. 
Sorry to hear that!! But yes it's a Globally scale problem. Also in my country people are getting stupid.! Just say in the news about a car didn't look that a truck was passing him on the highway! Which then got stuck in front of him and was killed!

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So today I braved the door excursions.

1) Drivers door, added the anti-rattle clips to the lower track guide.  Tested the motion, put the panel back on, realized my lower stop should be about 1/4 inch higher.  Won't take it off again for a while. Installed the master bezel for the power windows.

2) Opened the passengers door and found the internal door actuator was worn pretty bad.  Put in my spare good one and it works like brand new.

3) So then I decide to figure out the passengers side bezel clips.  I cannot figure out what is supposed to retain the clips.  They make no sense to me.  So I tried a Velcro remedy, Pics of the whole mess below as soon as I get them off my phone.

Drove it around the block.

 

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Brought my Stang from up north down to her new home. My kids beg me for rides everyday, which I'm ok with. 😉 

 

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Actually convinced the wife to go for a ride last night. 

We went to Sonic for some root beer floats & corn dogs, then took some of the same over to my Mom's place.  Pulled up to her place right about sunset, then remembered that I still need to aim the headlights and discovered one of the LEDs in the speedometer needs a reseat as well.  Driving along with all the lights on and noticing the voltmeter's reading just about 12.5V says everything seems to be working OK, but when the RPMs drop back to idle, it seems to struggle for juice.  Might be time for a newer, high-output 1-wire alternator, along with the H4 headlights and headlight relay circuit installation.  It sucks kind of having to 'feel my way home in the dark.'  Fortunately, there was hardly any traffic.

Still - had a great time... she seemed to enjoy it as well.

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What did I do to my Mustang today? Nothing. It's 113 outside and 105 in the garage. I'm too grumpy in those temps to work on the car. 

 

Chris - Born in '73 - Drive a '73

Former Mechanic U.S. Army

1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

BIG RED MACH 1

Learning a lesson (or three) on the Cleveland every day.

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I put some sound deadener on the inner side of the doors. There was a terrible buzz from the speakers when it was loud enough to hear with the top down. Much better now.

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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

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So on July 3 I drove the car on a few errands and it got progressively worse and loaded up some.  She would not idle worth a crap.

At the end of the day it was warm and actually idling in the drive, so I pulled the ai cleaner and adjusted the idle metering jets with a vacuum gage.  It immediately idled better, but it was time to put her away for the day.

Today, I uncovered her and just went for a drive.  The fast idle didn't really catch at first, but after I started driving a little it kicked in.  After about 5 minutes of driving, the fast idle kicked out an d she had a perfect idle.  So every stoplight and stop sign was a matter of my clutch skills.  Anyway, here is the cool part!  I decided to take her up on the interstate for the first time!  70 MPH at 2000RPM in  4th and she rode real smooth!

I Still want to add a little camber to it so it feels more stable, but I am thrilled with this maiden voyage on the highway!

kcmash

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Ordered  New front Left and Right floor pans and Billet aluminium Power steering Pulley and Bracket via ebay.

Ordered New ROOF Drip rails from CJ Pony. 

Ordered New Black Carpet from Rock Auto.

Should be about 6 to 8 weeks before I get it all, as its going into a container in Torrance CA before being shipped to UK

So I can't see the car being on the road this year 😞

 

 

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Not today, but over the weekend I got all the brakes done in it. new rotors, drums, calipers, wheel cylinders, and pads/shoes. Its all bled and the brake light went off so Im pretty stoked that I can cross that off the list. Also went through some troubleshooting with the EFI setup and I think I finally have the problem I was having figured out. 

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Pulled the rear end out today to get rebuilt and put 3.50 gears in, ordered rear disc conversion, 2" drop leafs, new fuel tank and rims and tires. All i wanted to do was weld up a small crack on the rear frame rail and and fix a leak in the diff then things kind of got out of hand.

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Yup, that's how it works!

 

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70 Boss 429

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86 Mustang GT

91 Saleen Convert

03 Cobra Convert

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Hauled the Grande to and from the body shop to check fitment on the fenders and valance.  That was Friday’s activity.

 

Today I made some baby steps on reassembling the dash.  As always I am wishing I took more picture pre disassembly.

 

 

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On 7/5/2020 at 2:31 PM, Mister 4x4 said:

Actually convinced the wife to go for a ride last night. 

We went to Sonic for some root beer floats & corn dogs, then took some of the same over to my Mom's place.  Pulled up to her place right about sunset, then remembered that I still need to aim the headlights and discovered one of the LEDs in the speedometer needs a reseat as well.  Driving along with all the lights on and noticing the voltmeter's reading just about 12.5V says everything seems to be working OK, but when the RPMs drop back to idle, it seems to struggle for juice.  Might be time for a newer, high-output 1-wire alternator, along with the H4 headlights and headlight relay circuit installation.  It sucks kind of having to 'feel my way home in the dark.'  Fortunately, there was hardly any traffic.

Still - had a great time... she seemed to enjoy it as well.

This was an easy upgrade to a one wire alternator. Go for it. 

I got the one from DB Electrical. Also, if you haven't yet done it, go for a headlight relay kit.

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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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I went to my first autocross. It was fun but a long day under the sun. I was able to go around the circuit 9 times. Most cars were from later years so I stand no chance. Interestingly, there were 4 classic cars out of 73, but one of them happened to be another 71 Mach 1. I am inviting the owner to this site.

With the old site there was a way to invite others to join, is that still available?

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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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13 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

I went to my first autocross. It was fun but a long day under the sun. I was able to go around the circuit 9 times. Most cars were from later years so I stand no chance. Interestingly, there were 4 classic cars out of 73, but one of them happened to be another 71 Mach 1. I am inviting the owner to this site.

With the old site there was a way to invite others to join, is that still available?

Autocross is a riot! I haven't been to one in a while but I'd like to again soon.

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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

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