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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

I media blasted my exhaust manifolds in preparation for paint.  Before/after photo.  

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

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I just came in from shop to give neck a break. I have the 72 Q vert on the 2 post getting ready to bolt the rotisserie on. Will be on light duty after this week. They are going try to do surgery so I wanted to get the heavy work done. Will get some pics tomorrow.

I went back with new shirt on and got the front half of the rotisserie mounted. Will drop the super heavy. probably 200 lb. backbone in tomorrow and then mount the rear half.

 

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finished my console project today.  My car came with just the shift bezel, I had picked up the mini console but I needed cup holders.  Not worried about concours car, want comfort so this is my console.  The shift bezel in our Mustangs, compared to other cars of the era is, IMO, GAY.  This is what I came up with.  Picture with the two gear lights is dark as I could not use flash, it would have washed out the red and green lights.  All gears have lights, picture of console on floor is how it comes from the factory.

 

 

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3 hours ago, machattack said:

I like it!!  What was the console out of?  Thanks for sharing.

it is an aftermarket one, offered by several of our vendors.  I bought this off of https://www.cupholdersplus.com/1971-1973-ford-mustang-humphugger-console.html because their picture showed a storage opening in it.  But when it arrived it was solid up top, I asked and after they checked with "the factory" that the picture was for a pre '71 Mustang.   So they, like most who sell this, are the middleman for the console factory (North FL I think).   When I purchased it was $280 and I ended up getting $40 back because I was not happy with them showing a picture of what I thought I was getting.  Obviously they do not feel the need to change the picture to show what we, as '71-73 owners are really getting.

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We had an awesome time! The car drove well and no issues on the trip.

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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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Preliminary fit of trunk lid and doors. Been off the car for 25 yrs. Guy in the neighborhood owns a body shop. He is going to help me get it painted at my house for a relatively small fee. He has a 69 camaro so he understands old cars. I ordered a 25 cfm @ 90 psi compressor to help speed things along. I lost one of my hood hinges (more like misplaced) so I am going g to need to strip another one that I have. Hinges are black but are the springs black or unpainted? If all goes well I hope to have it painted this fall.

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Tried turning stop to stop, blew my high pressure PS hose and caught the car on fire.

Not what I planned.

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24 minutes ago, kcmash said:

Tried turning stop to stop, blew my high pressure PS hose and caught the car on fire.

Not what I planned.

kcmash

Oh, shit!! Hope you got the fire out in time.

Geoff.

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2 hours ago, kcmash said:

Tried turning stop to stop, blew my high pressure PS hose and caught the car on fire.

Not what I planned.

kcmash

Sorry to hear that, I hope everything works out. Good luck.

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On 8/29/2020 at 2:55 AM, jscott said:

it is an aftermarket one, offered by several of our vendors.  I bought this off of https://www.cupholdersplus.com/1971-1973-ford-mustang-humphugger-console.html because their picture showed a storage opening in it.  But when it arrived it was solid up top, I asked and after they checked with "the factory" that the picture was for a pre '71 Mustang.   So they, like most who sell this, are the middleman for the console factory (North FL I think).   When I purchased it was $280 and I ended up getting $40 back because I was not happy with them showing a picture of what I thought I was getting.  Obviously they do not feel the need to change the picture to show what we, as '71-73 owners are really getting.

So the real question is, would the 1970 model you thought you were going to get fit a 71-73? Or could it easily be made to? I wonder what's really different about it. They don't give the length, width, height on the 71-73 model to compare. 

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10 hours ago, machattack said:

Lordy, get the fire out in time? Hope it turned out OK?  I was thinking of re-using my old P.S hoses? NOT NOW.

 

Thx for the heads up!

I started a new thread on this.  We need to understand what went wrong with mine so others don't have this problem.  I don't understand why using original components i am getting a failure like this.

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Could only find one hinge from 25 yrs ago so I stripped and painted two that I bought recently to get the square spring wire springs. I applied another coat of a flatter black to have them match my engine bay better.

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On ‎8‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 3:15 PM, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

If you came to Asheville I live 9 miles from the Asheville airport. 

 

We were very close. We stayed on the north side of downtown.

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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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On 9/6/2020 at 12:30 AM, Big Red Mach 1 said:

So the real question is, would the 1970 model you thought you were going to get fit a 71-73? Or could it easily be made to? I wonder what's really different about it. They don't give the length, width, height on the 71-73 model to compare. 

when I received the console and saw it was not what I expected I contacted the seller.  She then said she would contact the maker to see if an earlier one, like the one in the picture with the open storage area would fit a 71-73, factory said no.  That is why I chose to keep this one and live without that open storage area and take the $40 refund from her.  I thought about opening that area but when it comes down to it there would not be that much storage so why to all the trouble to so.

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Well today I got my new power steering hose in.  So I crawled around and got that installed.

While under the car I decided to check the tranny gear oil level.  So I deserve aging idiot award.  Apparently I never did put gear oil in after rebuilding.  So I did discover why my tranny whined.  I guess we will see if I rebuild this winter.

 

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1 hour ago, kcmash said:

Well today I got my new power steering hose in.  So I crawled around and got that installed.

While under the car I decided to check the tranny gear oil level.  So I deserve aging idiot award.  Apparently I never did put gear oil in after rebuilding.  So I did discover why my tranny whined.  I guess we will see if I rebuild this winter.

 

Oh No!

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1 hour ago, kcmash said:

Well today I got my new power steering hose in.  So I crawled around and got that installed.

While under the car I decided to check the tranny gear oil level.  So I deserve aging idiot award.  Apparently I never did put gear oil in after rebuilding.  So I did discover why my tranny whined.  I guess we will see if I rebuild this winter.

 

I replaced my PS hoses from the top. Seemed to be the best way. Did I do it the non-conventional way? 

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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Well that sucks for sure. If you ran very long it will all be trash inside. Be less cost to just find another gear box. Change the case with your VIN# on to keep that intact. 

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

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Maybe 200 miles on it.  It was still running and shifting last outing.

i am getting real tired of this power steering crap.  I can’t seem to get the damn thing bled and working for anything.

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Finally drove my 73 after many many many years!!  Brought it to painter where i've removed more stuffs (door handles, locks etc..). I've painted the car from the inside out and prepped it fine wet sanded to 2500. As I've never drove it with the snipper, renewed engine, rear end, brakes etc... I was kinda nervous something would happen (read very very nervous as I'm also not allowed to drive it before it has passed the tech control).

Oh boy that was so good! with the 4 windows down (roof rails are ofc out and glass not guided), the sound going thru the 2.5 stainless exhaust free flow.. still shaking :D

Only thing I know I must change asap is adding another linkage to the sniper, way too hard to dose, it would cost me new tires every months otherwise!

As I did all the work, only masking and spraying is necessary, it should be ready by the end of the week. Woohooo! :D

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73 modified Grande 351C. Almost done. 

71 429CJ. In progress

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