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I finally got mine in from Texas! So far the only thing I have been able to do to it is park it in the driveway and snap some pictures, but, that's something! ;)

 

So... Post them already.... We wanna see it! :D

 

1972 Fastback

Zinc Yellow / Black Trim

 

2006 GT Coupe - Mach 1 Tribute

Screaming Yellow / Black Trim

 

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Oh, man, guys......

I'm gonna open a new thread for what happened to me today!

It was one of these "D'OH.! moments".....!

 

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I put my restored carburetor from Pony Carbs back on my Sprint! I put it on, fired her, up made a quick idle adjustment and it runs flawlessly! ZERO hesitation or flat spots now when I accelerate! 10 out of 10 for Pony Carbs! I finally got her back on the road :D

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Vehicles: 1972 Sprint Sportsroof CJ

2011 F-150, Lariat 4x4, Super Crew

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I started it and it fired right up on the first crank without pump the gas pedal. A small feat considering it has been sitting for a few weeks. Afterwards I pondered about some interior parts. Not a really productive day for the mustang.

Jayson

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73 Mach 1 Mustang

89 Dodge Shadow ES

94 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

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Put in new passenger side upper control arm, ball joint and spring seat. Did a bit of future planning by grinding out the control arm ball joint rivits and replacing them with bolts, so next time I need to change my upper ball joints it will be hassle free.

 

Also while I was in there I sliced half a coil off the spring hoping for about a 3/4" drop. When I put the car back on the ground the ride height was exactly the same as it was before the spring cut.....what the???? :huh: Before I start hacking more off the spring I'll do the other side of the car first, because I suspect the untouched higher spring on the drivers side is having an effect on the cut spring height on the passenger side. I know I should be buying heavy duty lowering springs instead of cutting, but never had any luck with this in the past as it is pot luck whether you get the right height you were looking for with a new pair of springs anyway......

Brett

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Went to car show, car stalled out in heavy traffic with a/c, funny since it wasn't overheating but the tempature gauge was rising.

 

When I got home, I switched the vacuum advance from ported to full manifold vacuum, I noted the engine made more vacuum then before at idle.

 

Went for a drive no difference in throttle response, I didn't find heavy traffic like this morning so could not recreate the situation again where the car stalled out at idle.

 

I need to readjust the idle bleeds now because out of gear I'm idling around 1300rpms

 

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Changed the vacuum advance module on the distributor. What a nightmare to diagnose :( A few days ago the car started running like the timing chain had jumped a cog. Backfire, hesitation etc. Finally nailed a bad vacuum device on the distributor. Albeit took three days but the car is a daily driver. If I advanced the timing to 20, the car was drivable for a short distance. The vacuum advance was screwed up. The car has a dual vacuum system making it harder. I consider the experience a win :D

 

mike

 

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Just retuned car with full manifold vac left car idling in gear out in traffic for 20 minutes, temp gauge read just shy of half car didn't konk out again.

 

Have a feeling my tach is going.

 

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Removed front drivers side tire, removed old shock absorber, then scraped, cleaned, laquer thinnered wheel well, put on a coat of rust bullet black shell. Let dry then installed new drivers front shock, and cleaned up garage.

 

My back has been bothering me of late...sucks getting old... plan to change passernger side tomorrow.

 

One thing about that Rust Bullet, seems to get on everything. At least I had gloves for my hands...I need to find some tyvex sleeves as I seem to get that darn paint all over my arms somehow...LOL

1972 Fastback

Zinc Yellow / Black Trim

 

2006 GT Coupe - Mach 1 Tribute

Screaming Yellow / Black Trim

 

Member

Central Missouri Mustang & Ford Club

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I detailed the car for a Fathers Day Car show tomorrow. Hopefully the thundershowers will hold off.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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I finally got mine in from Texas! So far the only thing I have been able to do to it is park it in the driveway and snap some pictures, but, that's something! ;)

 

So... Post them already.... We wanna see it! :D

 

Here you go!

 

The moment of arrival.

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Perfect opportunity to see the solid floorpans! This was a DSO 71 (Los Angeles) car that spent some time in MI and TX.

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Jake wanted to be the first to touch it!

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Watch out, no brakes!

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First look at the interior.

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The M-code 351

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We have a winner!

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A ways to go but we have a good car to start with!

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Yesterday we moved it in to the garage and made room for the Firebird.

 

Mac

 

 

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

 

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Congrats Mac... That's a good fathers day gift.

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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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looks like my a/c compressor is locking up when its hot, i managed to totally stall the engine while going about 10mph.

 

i had the car idling in the driveway for an hour, with the a/c on, after a while i noticed the A/C clutch was clicking on and off hard, but the car seemed fine and the a/c was cold, went for a 20 minute drive, car cooled down, gave no indication, and BAM engine stalled after making a turn, Smoke and grinding noise. i thought the car threw a belt.

 

i opened the hood everything was ok, got back in the car turned off the A/C switch and restarted the car.

car fired right up, drove the car another 20 minutes with a/c off and went on another 30 minute trip later on with the a/c off and did not have the problem again.

 

I thought my tach was dying but i think its the A/C compressor locking up from time to time, both times the engine stalled the A/C was on.

 

 

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Mac congrats on the purchase! The 5.0 cleaner lid threw me off for a second lol.. I could have sworn they were cleveland covers

 

I am in the process of making a gauge pod out fiberglass. I took two spray paint lids and pretty much taped them to my existing pillar to make the shape of the pods. I built up tape to get the shape close to how I wanted it, then covered everything in aluminum foil. Then I hit it with a coat of gelcoat (I have a gallon of it) and a layer of fiberglass. I am trimming it to fit and sanding it down today, and I need to wait until tommorow after work to lay down more fiberglass.. I ran out of disposable paint brushes :(

 

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Everybody was having issues today at the Auto Hobby Shop - everything mechanical was not going right. So, I took the easy way out and repaired the sand-blaster with new hoses (works 100% better now) and blasted a bunch of parts to go back on the Rustang. Got the export braces, spring covers, shock tower caps, and some other various things done. Painted the braces and shock tower caps with some Rust Bullet Black Shell and they were dried enough to handle within an hour or so (103 today). Put 'em on and they dropped right into place without having to booger with 'em.

 

So, I'm guessing I got the front clip on where it's supposed to be. ;) :D :D

 

The guy at O'Reilly's either forgot to order my lower control arm cam bolts, or sent them back (even after I told him I wouldn't be in to pick them up until Saturday), so I ordered some more and will get them on Tuesday.

 

Next weekend I should be able to finish the last of the welding for the front clip (tranny crossmember and patch the kick panels) and install the front suspension.

 

 

BTW - Congrats, Mr. Mac - nice find! Now get that vinyl offa there and start looking for a Ram Air hood! :D

Eric

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looks like my a/c compressor is locking up when its hot, i managed to totally stall the engine while going about 10mph.

 

i had the car idling in the driveway for an hour, with the a/c on, after a while i noticed the A/C clutch was clicking on and off hard, but the car seemed fine and the a/c was cold, went for a 20 minute drive, car cooled down, gave no indication, and BAM engine stalled after making a turn, Smoke and grinding noise. i thought the car threw a belt.

 

i opened the hood everything was ok, got back in the car turned off the A/C switch and restarted the car.

car fired right up, drove the car another 20 minutes with a/c off and went on another 30 minute trip later on with the a/c off and did not have the problem again.

 

I thought my tach was dying but i think its the A/C compressor locking up from time to time, both times the engine stalled the A/C was on.

 

 

 

 

You are either over-charged or have some object that is blocking the expansion valve. THe pressure on the high side gets so high that the compressor can't push out the compressed freon.

 

 

Today I started my car and drove it around a bit. Not a big deal for many of you but my car is parked at mom's (lol, I am knocking on 50 years old). I have 4 cars and a 3 car garage so mom lets me park the car in her garage.

 

Anyways. Always love to fire her up. I took a video, I will post it if I can find a place to host it. Took her for a short 5 mile drive and parked her again. (It's 100+ degrees here in AZ)

 

 

 

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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I had to replace a lower radiator hose saturday night at a local cruise. I pulled into my stall and a guy walks over and says that I am leaking something. It turns out that my fan belt wore a hole in the hose. Luckly, there was a parts stores across the street that had a lower radiator hose that would work. I got lots of comments about how lucky I was that it happened where it happened. I had alot of guys stop and ask if I wanted help changing the hose since my right leg was in an immobilizer due to my thigh injury. I thought that was pretty cool for them to want to help.

 

It was my first outing with the car all year, so it figured that something would happen.

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White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

 

Mike

Irwin Pa (MCA # 52193)

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That was a fortunate place to break down. I have found car guys are willing to lend a hand when it is necessary. That's a good group to hang around with.

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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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Went to check the carb's fuel bowl because we were having issues with acceleration. Thought maybe the bowl was too full or too empty. We installed the clear plastic window that came with the carb and the level was a bit low so we adjusted it. When I went to remove the clear plastic window it broke off clean leaving the theads in the carb. Bummer. We got the threads out but I don't think it is supposed to do ths.

 

mike

 

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I put my new 8mm pertronix wires and ngk plugs in, also gonna go look at a 351w block and see if i wanna buy it. It sounds like a steal, 125 bucks for a hot tanked block

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My dad and I found the source of a long time oil leak, which recently got out of control. I thought it was engine oil at first, because it was black; then my dad realized it was very thin and its color matched my transmission fluid's. It was coming from the back of the motor and was dripping from the clutch fork, z-bar and making its way onto the manifold. We got some engine cleaner and washed everything down. It wasn't coming from the back of the motor or the transmission, but the power steering line. With the car running, I cut the wheel while he watched; and it was pouring out from both crimped ends of the fittings on the pressure line. It looked black because the engine was so dirty lol, it was picking up oil and grime on its way down the motor. I need to wait until monday to pick up a new line, but I think my problem is solved.

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Today I changed a motor mount. The rubber was badly cracked on the one on my driver's side, so I was picking up a bit of a vibration, especially in fifth gear. I'll take it out for a short drive tomorrow & see if the new mount makes an improvement. If I have to replace a mount again, it'll be poly.

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Got the upper & lower control arms and springs on today after discovering that the spindles are toast. The passenger side wheel spindle is really chewed up, but usable in a pinch. The driver side is fine, but the upper ball joint area is really messed up - like some redneck took a torch to it trying to get it off before they Redneck Engineered the new ball joints onto the control arm and used bailing wire as a spring compressor. This poor car must've been a deathtrap before it was parked.

 

So, I tried to score the spindles from the '72 I got the front clip from... no go - it's a drum-brake only car. Crap! So's the '73 Coupe in the yard as well. (Odd thing about that car is the round opera windows. They look factory and Cougar-like, but yet I've never seen a Mustang with them) I should be able to score the fenders, valance, and maybe the seats out of it (to make sure I have good frames for when I get the TMI interior kit).

 

Guess I gotta get a set of those ebay specials from Fastback Stack or something and wait til next weekend before we're back on wheels.

 

At least I can get the rest of the front suspension on this weekend though. Pictures tomorrow.

 

Oh yeah - make sure when you get a 'Super Suspension Kit' from LMM (or anybody, really) that you make sure to pick up the mounting hardware. No cam bolts, no nuts for the upper control arms, and none for the spring perch 'saddles' either. I'm a little disappointed that my $1100 fell short of a dozen or so fasteners critical to reassembly.

Eric

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