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    Rear glass trim install help needed

    MAKE SURE you are using the correct clips. Earlier Mustangs used a heavier guage clip and steel trim. They look the same, but the aluminum trim on a 71 is about half the thickness and therefore a lighter clip that will work on the aluminum. AMK Products Front Window Molding Retainer Clip Set...
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    New problem, engine randomly dies, no spark

    Do you have a picture of your Duraspark installed? If it fits with my Ram Air, I will put it on my wish list. I would plan to put the module in the right side headlight box.
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    New problem, engine randomly dies, no spark

    I am really thinking I am undersized on the Jets. This carb is the 86670 Part # 0-86670BL. This has 63 Jets in the primary and 73 in the secondary. I am thinking I should go with 66 in the primary. Your Thoughts? kcmash
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    New problem, engine randomly dies, no spark

    Hemikiller, Thanks for the reply. I need to check jet sizes. I have been thinking it is fuel related. Even the last engine had fluctuation at highway speed(same carb here). With this engine I am at a totally different cam, and it is acting the same. What size do you suggest for primary...
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    New problem, engine randomly dies, no spark

    So the backfiring is gone with a new coil and the new condenser. Idle is good, acceleration good. Now I am still experiencing fluctuation power when cruising. At 2200 to 2500 rpm in 4th gear I am at 55 to 65 MPH. The Tach holds steady, but the car has random surging in the power. If I...
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    Gas tank sending unit replacement

    I replaced my original with a reproduction. First year of driving one of the contact pins fell off. I put my original back in. Kcmash
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    New problem, engine randomly dies, no spark

    Sounds similar to my problems. 1) I found the connection above the brake pedal, ignition switch to main harness was loose. 2) I was told to get a blue wire condensor. Standard motor products FD77. I also replaced my coil. Have not started it since putting the condenser and coil on it, so I...
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    Talked to a points/condenser guru yesterday. He said to be sure to go with a blue wire condenser versus a black wire. I had never heard of this, so I bought the Standard Ignition FD77. It was amazing how much larger, heavier, and more robust it appeared than the black wire condenser. I also...
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    I checked the dwell with an engine analyzer. It was a solid 23. Kcmash
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    Yep, mine is like a 5 year old Holley Street Avenger 670. I entry replaced the power valve and it made no real difference. Based on the latest info I am pretty sure it is the ignition system. I am running standard points and and old Ford Coil. Gas problems may case a car to bog and die or...
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    Holley 670 Ultra For the Carb. I did some research and really feel the coil is my problem. 1) The failure is random, and electrical 2) Coils can show signs of: a) loss of power/poor performance b) intermittent misfires c) random backfiring My car has had some variable power...
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    Random Shutdowns with a BANG!

    Good suggestion. I replaced the engine feed wire(yes that has water temp, oil and +coil) because I had repaired my original at the coil terminal due to breakage. I thought that might be the problem on Saturday when she backfired, I thought maybe I had high resistance there or an inconsistant...
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    Random Shutdowns with a BANG!

    OK, I am needing more help with the kcmash Mach 1. Today, I retorqued the Edelbrock aluminum intake, and replaced the engine feed wire with a new reproduction. Found a couple vacuum lines had lost their caps, so I replaced those. I start the car up and she runs good and sounds good. Then a...
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    Well, I am thoroughly embarrassed at all the things that keep me off the road. Was heading out Saturday night, and I get a big old backfire then she idles like crap. Still have more of a shake than I like at idle, so I am afraid I have a vacuum leak or something. Not sure why nothing works on...
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    Electrical issue in engine circuit

    I know what it is now! What would make the car and everything suddenly die! Not even a click from the ignition after dying, no power at all! Well it happened again tonight. What I found is my toe is hitting the ignition switch wiring at times and it all goes dead. Tonight when it died I...
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