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Wow, that looks so good and clean, perfekt :thumb:

Sometimes the good things are going a little longer... don't ask me how I know :whistling:

Tim

 

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

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Looking good Mike! Looks like you went with the Vdo gauges too. Did you get the senders with them? I messed up and just bought the gauges, now I’ve been trying to find the right senders to go with them. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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Mike, did you just Dremel out the holes for the VDO gauges to slide in from the front? I have the same exact gauges but have been slowly working on installing them form the back. I originally tried to modify an original cluster holder, but it shattered into 1000 pieces after applying too much pressure.

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1 hour ago, mach71351c said:

My wife sent me a text today that I should come strait home from work today! 

How freaking cool my TREMEC TKX  package showed up a week early.

It's been awhile since I touched the Mach 1 but now that desert off road session is over it's time to get busy. 

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Mike, 

and you first was surely feared there would be something different going on as your wife texted that... :biggrin:

Glad, Santa Summer Claus went by and loosened some packages... It's always great! 

I am looking forward to your progress, have fun and success! 

Tim

 

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

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On 6/21/2021 at 11:58 PM, mach71351c said:

My wife sent me a text today that I should come strait home from work today! 

How freaking cool my TREMEC TKX  package showed up a week early.

It's been awhile since I touched the Mach 1 but now that desert off road session is over it's time to get busy. 

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Awesome. Looking forward to hear about the install. I wish these were around when i got my TKO. I missed it by a year. Should allow to mount it higher in the tunnel.

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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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12 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

Awesome. Looking forward to hear about the install. I wish these were around when i got my TKO. I missed it by a year. Should allow to mount it higher in the tunnel.

Thanks Tony,  I was going to buy a TKO last summer but the wife had me hold off because we where buying a new 5th wheel toy hauler so it just worked out . I didn't know about the TKX until about a month ago  when I called MDL.  I did get the clutch cable on your lead. Just not feeling the hydraulic thing.

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On 6/21/2021 at 11:53 PM, timachone said:

Mike, 

and you first was surely feared there would be something different going on as your wife texted that... :biggrin:

Glad, Santa Summer Claus went by and loosened some packages... It's always great! 

I am looking forward to your progress, have fun and success! 

Thanks, it was like Christmas! The weather is no different.:biggrin: 

- Mike

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Broke out the steering column this morning. Didn't feel the need to tear it all down just clean it up and paint.

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That looks nice again, Mike :thumb: Never touch a still good running system so why tear it apart... I learned from the "while I am at it I could also..." :biggrin:

Any plans on the wheel? 

Tim

 

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

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The "while I'm at it" school of hard knocks... 

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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 6/28/2021 at 12:44 AM, timachone said:

That looks nice again, Mike :thumb: Never touch a still good running system so why tear it apart... I learned from the "while I am at it I could also..." :biggrin:

Any plans on the wheel? 

Tim I have a new aftermarket  wheel.  My plan for the weekend is the install of the column. With any luck the wheel be joining the column as well. 

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2 hours ago, mach71351c said:

Tim I have a new aftermarket  wheel.  My plan for the weekend is the install of the column. With any luck the wheel be joining the column as well. 

Sounds good - I hope all goes well and wish you good success on the install :thumb:

Tim

 

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

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Looks good Mike! What kind of wheel are you going with? Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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This is one hell of a restoration. Great job. If you ever change your mind on the hydraulic clutch, Malwood makes a great kit. Thats what I have on mine and it feels like my wife's jetta. 

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Progress from the weekend.  I received my clock to tech conversion from Bob RCC innovations. What a cool piece. Pulled out my spare clusters and got busy cleaning. Painted the needle on the speedo and reassembled with a new lens from Don Ohio mustang.  

On to steering column and MDL clutch cable. Then cluster and steering wheel.

Holding off on installing the horn button till after I get the car aligned. I'm sure wheel need to be lined up.  

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