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14 hours ago, Hemikiller said:

I bought my Mach a new friend



You have to go Harry and the Henderson’s themed with that thing for Halloween.  Put some pillows on the roof with a Bigfoot head sticking out the front.  Strap a blue tarp over it and call it done!



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Nice result, as it have to be - congratulations and welcome to the TuTone-club :thumb:



Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Moved my car(s) 2100 miles cross country. If anyone is in the Perrysburg, OH area let me know! 


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30 minutes ago, Sheriff41 said:

Very nice cars!  Is the Riviera a '73 also?

It is a '73. I had been looking for a 71 example of each but ended up with 73s as both were too nice to pass up!

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Today I upgraded my rear axles with some shiny new ones from Dutchman.


Noticed a driveline vibration developing a couple of weeks ago and after some trial and error, found out that there was about .040" runout on my right rear wheel at the hub face. I think all the extra traction from bigger tires came at the expense of twisting the old worn out axles. Hopefully these hold up much better long term.



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Plain Jane | 1971 F Code Coupe 302/C4 Automatic

Goin' to Town Rig | 1971 F100 Ranger XLT LWB 390FE/C6 Automatic

Commuter | 2018 Tesla Model 3 Midrange RWD

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On 11/1/2021 at 1:41 PM, Manu Mach1 said:

It's starting to look like something.

But how heavy is this front bumper. Fortunately my wife and kids helped me to put it in place :)


I hear the bumper is heavy, but any idea how many pounds Assuming it is the PUR one



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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Tank came ready to mount. Powder coated black. Has various options for the inlet, outlet and sight tube. Just drilled 2 holes in the side of the headlight frame to bolt it up and connect the hoses. No change to ac lines or anything else and fitted perfectly. I used an elbow against the radiator frame to fit the hose from the radiator filler just to keep it neat but with a longer hose it can go on a bottom outlet next to the sight tube or in the drain plug hole underneath. $AU37.00 inc delivery. Looks a lot better and was cheaper than the plastic one I originally installed. Can take a few more pics if that helps.

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Does this one really allow the return of the coolant once cooling down vacuum occurs?
If yes, which cap do you have on the rad? 

that's the one right?


73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Mike, ebay.


Yes it does.

1- Hose from the radiator cap filler goes below the tank fluid level via the elbow I fitted in lieu of the straight fitting. Outlet on top is overflow/vent. It fitted neatly back through the hole where AC hoses go through.

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2- The radiator cap must have the vacuum release on it (round chrome disk in the center) Water is pushed out through the normal rubber gasket in the radiator cap as the engine heats up. When cooling down the chrome valve allows water from the tank to return to the radiator under vacuum.


I spaced the tank from the headlight bracket with a couple of nuts to give better clearance. Two 5/16th bolts were plenty to hold the tank in place.


That's the ebay one (or similar) I used.

Well worth it and looks neat and easy to check water level.


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