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    LED Dash Lights

    My turn signals and flashers worked ok. They were separate bulbs in the kit and gave no issues luckily. Looks good. Did Bill sell you the grounded LED flashers that you need for the LED turn signal bulbs? (turn and hazard)  When I did mine the first time (yes, I did mine twice) I did not get...
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    LED Dash Lights

    Hard to get a good pic, but this will give an idea at least. I have the flashers on and the high beams.
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    LED Dash Lights

    Same here - They dim pretty much like stock bulbs.
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    LED Dash Lights

    I purchased and installed the LED dash light kit from www.hipoparts.com The kit was comprehensive and included a clear instructions sheet. It really woke up my dash - bulbs are included for the blinkers and high beam horse as well. It seems pricey at about $70, but you don't have to piece it...
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    Which black for engine brackets?

    I've always had good luck with VHT 'Roll Bar and Chassis' black in satin finish. It comes in gloss too - just make sure you get the satin. Autozone, etc. has it for about $8. It covers well and holds up.
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    Engine Detail

    I had to replace the valve stem seals on my '72 convertible and took the opportunity to clean and detail everything under the hood. It was pretty much original, so 47 years of road grime and grease made for some dirty work, but well worth the effort. Found a weak plug wire and I was also able to...
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    Distributor frozen

    After 3 days of soaking with PB Blaster and tapping on the housing a few times a day it finally broke loose this AM. After working it back and forth it now moves freely. In this case I had time, so patience paid off. Thanks for the suggestions -
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    Distributor frozen

    I didn't post anything on FB, so it wasn't me. I have to get a strap wrench and let it soak a bit more - probably this weekend. Thanks I believe the OP (answered on FB ) he got it out.  SO we will see if he returns here to tell us his experience (or if there is now new work to be done) Mark
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    Valve Guide Seals

    I was replacing the valve cover gaskets on my '72 351 and found several chunks of rock hard valve guide seals in the heads. Never tried to replace seals with the heads still on the car, but with compressed air in the cylinders and a spring compressor the job was not too bad. Most of the seals...
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    Distributor frozen

    Strap wrench sounds good - I'll follow up. Thanks
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    Distributor frozen

    Did a search a few different ways, but came up empty. Trying to adjust my timing and I found my distributor is frozen (351C) - will not turn at all. Started the soaking process and saw lots of Google results on the topic, but most end up with the distributor destroyed. My car has A/C as well...
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    How did you choose the non original Ford color to paint your 71-73 Mustang?

    I've painted a few projects over the years and my best 2 cents would be to avoid 'trendy' colors of the moment. I painted an El Camino in 2008 in a copper color that was hot on new cars at the time - now you never really see it anymore. Think of the teal and orange sherbet color street rods from...
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    Engine Numbers / VIN

    I saw some old threads on this topic, but thought this was interesting. I was able to get a picture of the stamping on the back of the 351 in my '72 convertible. The numbers in my VIN are 222483. The number on the block is 222348. I figure the guy had the right numbers and just transposed them...
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    New Member

    No mention in the Marti Report I have of gauges or clock. I notice the two top idiot light locations are blank on my clock pod - no lettering or lights.
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    New Member

    Pewter color is interesting - changes from silver to a light green depending on the light. Looks like someone added the center gauges - it has a clock in the left pod where the tach would be. Not sure if this was a possible combo?
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