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    Help - Valve Stem Seal replacement height issue

    Gurus, I swapped the valve stems seals on my 1970's 302 without issue. I used Comp-Cams 502-16 http://www.jegs.com/i/COMP-Cams/249/502-16/10002/-1 valve stem seal. Made a world of difference. Smoke = almost none. On my 1969 Torino's 351W I'm doing the same with the same valve stem seals but...
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    No longer "Powered by Ford"

    I did a valve adjustment (wet) today. After having previously adjusted the valves dry, I just cut the tops off some old valve covers and adjusted them while the car was running. Loosen until the tick tick tick, tighten to remove lash, wait 10 secs then slowly add 3/4 turn. So yeah, my valve...
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    Free Gas Tank and other parts for sale

    Free gas tank is great condition - no rust. My gas tank was recently leaking and fearing the worst, I replaced it. Low and behold it was not a 40+ yr old tank, it had been replaced at some point (more than 5 yrs ago). There is no rust in the tank at all. It's very clean. I replaced the tank...
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    Gas Tank Help - Quick Question

    Gentlemen, Does the flared end of the 71-73 FILLER NECK TO GAS TANK face out towards the rear of the car or in towards the tank? The PO had it facing in towards the tank but they also had a ridiculous amount of silicon on it to seal it. KR
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    Ground Block / Circuit Power Tap

    Gents, I came across this and wanted to recommend. This simple metal block allows you to tap into grounding or power depending on the set up. I used it to connect my multiple grounds under my dash. I added standard square quick connect ends to my ground wires and screwed this into the lower...
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    WTB: Center Dash Bezel Black With Gauge Holes 1971-1973

    Gentlemen, I'm looking at moving my supplemental gauges to the center section as opposed to where they are mounted beneath my lower dash near to my steering column. Does anyone have a quality Center Dash Bezel Black or Woodgrain with Gauge Holes? I'll use my own gauges so I don't need those...
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    Gas Tank Leaking - Need Advice

    Gentlemen, Last night my 72 was kept outside with a cover of her on a slight incline. Typically she's in the garage but upon removing the cover I smelled a very strong gas odor. I also noticed drops of gas formed on the tank's bottom ridges and a puddle underneath on my asphalt driveway...
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    Ken’s recommended vehicle upgrade thread

    Hi folks, since I’ve been tooling around with my 72 and a barnfind 70 for a few years I figured I’d start a thread with my top recommended bolt on upgrades. I’ll order them in my personal opinion but look forward to seeing folks chime in with their opinions and other thoughts. I’ll start with...
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    Speedometer gear help please

    Gentlemen, Can someone help me out? I upgraded my 72 coupe's 8 in Ford rear end from a 2.79 gear ratio to a 3.25 gear ratio (TRACLOC). I have a C4 transmission and my tires are all 21570R14. Can someone help me out on which speedometer gear to get? Hell, I'll even order from Ohio Mustang...
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    Moved to Stafford, VA

    To all, I've been on the site very little in the last 2 months finishing up my move to Stafford, VA and starting a new job for Uncle Sam. I've noticed several members in the immediate DC / Fredericksburg / Richmond area so I wanted to send a note once again introducing myself. I have a 72 and...
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    289/302 Power Steering Pump Brackets Needed

    Gurus, My 72's 289 Power Steering Pump is cracked and it needs to be replaced. I have my old PS pump from my 250 engine and I'm thinking it should work fine. Problem being I don't have the 2 brackets and spacers required to mount it. I believe a standard 302 setup will work fine on the 66...
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    The Magnum 500 Painting Project Finished - with pictures

    Here’s a quick rundown of my Magnum 500 painting project. I started with the junkyard rims but they turned out alright. All in all I think it cost $45 to go from start to finish with all 4 wheels. 1a – Original with new tires 1b – Sanded and Scraped 2a – Primed with 3 coats of gray...
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    What are these 2 small tubes in my Engine

    Gurus, Does anyone know what the 2 small tubes (capped in Ford Blue) do and go to on both ends? They are outlined in red. This is from a 70 302 w/California Emissions. The tubes are welded to Valve Cover clips and disappear into the firewall. My guess is they run to what used to be the...
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    Anyone running a Motorcraft 2150 2V Carb

    Gurus, Is anyone running a Motorcraft 2150 Carb by chance? Someone has one local I might pick up for $35 and I've been having carb drama (surging) with my 2100 that was recently rebuilt. It has an electric assist choke from what I can tell in the pics and the EGR stuff. The dashpot has a...
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    Compression Test Results with white smoke

    Gurus, I did a compression test on my 1970 302 and the results seem shockingly very high. I tested with a warm engine, all plugs removed and WOT. My plugs are always a nice tan color. Bottom Line: 6 cylinders were 210 psi and two of them were 215 psi. I rented the compression tester...
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    Need help: Motorcraft 2100 Carb Surging

    Mustang Gurus, I posted about an engine surge a few days ago and got some helpful recommendations but I probably muddied the question with mentioning white smoke when the engine is warm. That's a separate issue...but on to this one. My engine surges at idle when getting warm and warm/hot but...
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    Help Please: Surging 302 only when warmed up

    Mustang Gurus, Here's one I need help with on my rolling restoration 1970 coupe with a 302, C4, stock intake and Motorcraft 2100. The car idles fine when first starting up but right about when the thermostat opens up (180 degrees) 7 mins later she starts surging every 4 or 5 secs. Oh by the...
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    Melted wire (pics included) DBElectrical mini-starter

    Gurus, Any idea what would cause my 12V starter wire to melt? I had it zip-tied to the negative starter cable and every spot where it was touching it is melted and had exposed wires. The negative starter cable is untouched. Background: This is a DBElectrical mini-high torque starter that...
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    Once again, Help! Car won't shut off

    Gugrus, This is on my 1970 coupe but the starter cylinder is the same as 71-73. I replaced my starter cylinder since I changed the door locks and I had no issue turning the car off. Everything was fine as I continued on other projects. My horns don't work so I pulled one off of my 72 and...
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    Help replacing accelerator / throttle cable

    Ladies and Gentlemen, This probably sounds pretty easy, but I couldn't get the accelerator / throttle cable off of the pedal on a 72 Coupe. Is there some trick to it or can anyone explain how to do it? Background: I converted from an I6 to a 289. My accelerator cable works, but is WAY too...
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