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Hey Droptop73, My 71 Mustang is the momma's car and my daily summertime driver, Just saying, lol.

 

Although to answer the question: As I was coming home from the car show last night, it developed a tendency to stall as I was going around corners. Was told it could be a sticking carburator so I will be looking into that today.

 

Worked on the carburator the late morning-early afternoon, thought we had it then put the air breather back on started down the road and it died twice before getting it to the freeway. ugh

 

Welcome any ideas. Holley 645 4barrel. We have checked for vacume leaks adjusted: air flow, idle and raised the idle rpms to between 5 and 6.

throttle has like a dead spot: seams to hesitate when first giving it gas then catches and jumps.

 

 

If you start a new thread on this it will get a whole lot more attention, out of this forum.


Had a come to Jesus :angel: talk with my cousin doing my wiring:@ Also set up a deal to have interior installed as soon as the wiring is finished:D

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I started with trying to fix my doors, well you guys seen the pics on the doors and I am looking for new ones.

Then I though I could strip the trunk lid so that its ready when the car get put back together, well you guys seen the pics and its full of holes so i am going to buy a new one.

Started to work on replacing the tail light panel today, pulled the gas tank, cleaned it up and though that i would paint it up so that its ready when i put the car back together.

I was pumped because this was going to be the first thing on the car that would have been restored!

Well the top of the tank is full of pin holes.

I guess i am going to buy one of them too.

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The nature of our beasts. Keep your eye on the prize. You should see mine.

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Installed the new door felts on all 4 locations and then both front door panels. Decided that the rear panel felts still look like new so will keep the new ones for later. Used my gallon of edead v3 on the roof of the car (4 coats) and rear wheel wells in the trunk. Sound deadening completed in the trunk and will finish the deadening of the car monday when the deadening foam comes in. Cleaned all door panels with bathroom cleaner in preperation for installation when the speakers come in. Cant wait until tomorrow.

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I did this yesterday. :)

 

 

 

Along with putting in a new starter.

 

Rich

 

What a coincidence - I got my floors in as well [finally]. I still gotta go back and grind, clean, seal, and apply Rust Bullet, but I'm just happy to finally have 'em in.

 

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Lookin' good, Eric!

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Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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I did this yesterday. :)

 

 

 

Along with putting in a new starter.

 

Rich

 

What a coincidence - I got my floors in as well [finally]. I still gotta go back and grind, clean, seal, and apply Rust Bullet, but I'm just happy to finally have 'em in.

 

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Looks awesome! Great job. I applied Zero Rust to mine and seam sealed the top. Going to top coat it and do the bottom tomorrow.

 

Rich

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A little late, but I was busy the last two days.

Saturday I took part in the "Dexia Classic Tour". That's a rally like tour through the country with a roadbook and some tasks to be performed like "Drive a given distance in a specified time" etc.

It's open to all classic cars and there were 120 of em, E-Type Jags, Aston Martins, Alfa Romeos, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Chargers, Beetles even a 1934 Plymouth!

Needless to say that although there were a few classic Mustangs, mine was the only 71-73 there.

It was fun, as usual.

Didn't make it into the top 3 though. I'll get the final result in a few weeks.

And, sorry Roy, I don't have pics.

 

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Wow, lotta work going on this weekend.

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Good way to spend the holiday weekend (Labor Day Weekend here in the US)!

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I did nothing today. But, I have a plan together for when the semester ends.

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Today, I sprayed hood blackout for my '72. I have never work with decals. So this i my first try to do this. Sand the hood, polish visible silver edges and mask it and put 3 layers of black coat. I used premixed flat black RM paint SC804 code (this is what have been able to get here in Europe). I feel black is maybe a little bit too glossy compare to original look. Check out...

 

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Looks nice. I think the factory was flat black though (yours is kind of glossy), but I'm sure I'll be corrected shortly.

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No, you are correct. Its a non glossy black from the factory but I think that looks good too. I wish I could come up with some graphics I like for my red car.

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I put gas in it. Dumped some down the center carb and fired it up! Took it for a 20 minute drive that included a few miles of freeway, a couple of slight slides around the corner and several 1st to 2nd gear 'chirps'. ;)

 

 

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Today, I sprayed hood blackout for my '72. I have never work with decals. So this i my first try to do this. Sand the hood, polish visible silver edges and mask it and put 3 layers of black coat. I used premixed flat black RM paint SC804 code (this is what have been able to get here in Europe). I feel black is maybe a little bit too glossy compare to original look. Check out...

 

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Sweet! I know who to call when mine's ready for paint. I'm planning on glossy for mine as well - much easier to keep clean and waxed (IMHO) than the semi-flat.

 

Did you use a pre-made template for the outline, or just go for it on your own?

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Went to Scotty Stricklands in Oxford, NC and picked up the frame. Inspection sticker says 10/79. Turns out when the man parked it he pulled the engine and put undercoating in the entire engine compartment. Front end is very solid. ::thumb:: Now I just need to get all that undercoating off.::help::

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I always figured the flat black was to cut down on the glare when heading towards the sun...

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I lied earlier. I did do something today, and I've been trying to do it for awhile. I had to go down to O'reilly's to check out my work truck (check engine light came on, turns out it had a misfire). While I was there I happened down the tool aisle - low and behold, there was a window molding removal tool! This is the second time I've been to O'reilly's looking for it, and I also went to NAPA and Autozone before with no luck. Hell, NAPA didn't even know what I was talking about :@.

 

But there it was, I bought it and removed the front window trim. :) I have to remove the window now, but the hard part is done and I didn't damage the trim at all.

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We don't have an O'reills here. Got a make and model number? I need one too!!

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We don't have an O'reills here. Got a make and model number? I need one too!!

 

Ask, and ye shall receive!

 

Worked pretty good, too, just remember to grab the retainer clip BELOW the trim, not over the lip. Took me a minute to figure that out. Do you have a Checker Auto Parts? They merged with O'reilly.

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Steve,

Lisle is now sold at sears. When I took in my broken picklefork Sears replaced it with a Lisle brand. I'll look there. Thanks

 

FOUND IT!!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915262000P?prdNo=8&blockNo=33&blockType=G33

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Lisle is now sold at sears. When I took in my broken picklefork Sears replaced it with a Lisle brand. I'll look there. Thanks

 

FOUND IT!!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915262000P?prdNo=8&blockNo=33&blockType=G33

 

Cool! Once I figured out exactly where to grab the clips, the trim came right off. No problem.

Steve

 

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