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    Don't leave me hanging

    Um, ok, I understand that I can use the automatic transmission support. That support WAS for 4 wheel manual drum brakes. I now have power brakes with disc on front. I know about the differences in the brake pedal and the brake pedal switch. What I don't know is, does the 1973 mustang with power...
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    Don't leave me hanging

    Stanglover, I should be able to come up with an adjustable stop with a rubber damper at my local hardware store.
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    Don't leave me hanging

    Thanks Hemikiller, always value what you have to say. Although I am not looking forward to this task, it will be nice to prefab this setup. Will give a try before I pull the TKX and swap pressure plates. Everything else in my system has spherical bearings and hiem joints. when I did this the...
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    Don't leave me hanging

    Ok guys & gals, here is my story and I wish to stick to it. 1971 FB with original FMX, swapped in a toploader from a 73Q car and now a Tremec TKX. For the TKX, I went with the 10 spline unit and re-used my 11'' long clutch. Now I am wanting to go with a diaphram clutch, and that is easy enough...
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    Random Shutdowns with a BANG!

    Kcmash, I would pop the distributor cap off and have a look see. Check the lead wire coming from the coil to the points, make sure it is tight and secure, make sure it is not grounding out and make sure the ground wire from the points to the distributor base is secure too. Also , while you are...
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    Occasional smoke on start up.

    Stanglover, The next time you go for a drive (drive like you NORMALLY do, when you are done remove your PCV valve and hose at the carb, hang the assembly so it can hang and drain from the carb end into a clean container and see what you collect overnight. When you re-install, look for that...
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    Smoke on start up

    Superbond, What do the spark plugs look like ? any evidence of oil?. the reason I asked about pcv system and valve covers is does the rocker cover that contains the pcv valve have a proper baffle and breather ? is it twist on (OEM) or push in (aftermarket)
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    Smoke on start up

    Superbond, Dual exhaust ?, does it smoke from both pipes, or just one side ? Were valve guides replaced or just knureled ? Factory cast iron intake manifold or aluminum aftermarket ? Exactly what type and manufacturer of intake manifold gaskets were used? Stock pcv system and rocker covers ...
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    Newly built engine is leaking coolant and I'm stumped

    73Mustangcoup. Definitely a strange place to see coolant. At this point, I wouldn't even rule out a timing cover leak running down the full length of that oil pan rail. Boilermaster
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    Newly built engine is leaking coolant and I'm stumped

    73musstangcoup, Possible porous spot in the engine block casting?
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    28 or 31 spline

    3.50 and up and Nodular case might be 31 spline, but my parts car does not follow that path. 1973 Q code, 3.50 gearing, nodular center section, Daytona pinion support, 4 pinion and one wheel peel and 28 spline axles . just guessing it had the Daytona and nodular case because it was a toploader...
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    Newly built engine is leaking coolant and I'm stumped

    73mustangcoup. pipe sealant on the block drains and both tight ? coolant could be leaking from there to the oil pan rail to the separator plate. With the engine installed, it is all downhill. same can be said for any of the freeze plugs. I have seen coolant take some pretty weird paths, almost...
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    Tremec upgrade.

    Tony,, I installed the TKX separately and it was a pain getting the shifter stub thru the shifter opening. I have advised Billw69 to ( pre jossle) his motor mounts and motor mount perches so the rear of the transmission can be biased somewhat to the left, that should help him, both with install...
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    Rear main seal

    Jayro, Sorry the rope seal is also a two piece seal, start looking for a shop that knows clevelands. One can easily switch from a rope to neoprene just by removing the small spike in the center of the main cap. The neoprene seal should also be clocked so the seal ends are not exactly where the...
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    Tremec upgrade.

    Billw69' Modern driveline will tell you it will fit, and perhaps yours will. After slightly tweaking motor mounts and motor mount perches, I found that I had to trim the right hand side of the shifter opening slightly (1/4''?). forward gears were ok, just a little snug trying to get reverse. I...
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