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    NEED ALL MEMBERS TO RESPOND PLEASE!

    Hi All. Have a 73 Convertible was originally Blue 302 with Blue interior but I imported it as a half finished restoration. Had been repainted Black came witha 351W and 9 inch. Rebult the 351W and put on matt black Mach 1 73 graphics and blacked out the chrome. Came with the mid 70s Mercury Grand...
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    Horn fuse keeps blowing

    Hi eveyone.  Thanks for the replies. Sorry I was away over the weekend and didnt get an email notification.  I fitted a new horn (CJ Pony) and also fitted a new steering wheel when I assembled the car. Had no steering wheel parts left over so I will have to get an auto electrician to investige...
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    Horn fuse keeps blowing

    Hi Team.. Ever since completing my 73 build with original wiring my horn fuse kept blowing. Haven't worried about it until our Warrant of fitness check every 6 months where I replace it for the check. Horn goes fine until I discovered it only blows when I turn my headlights on. I know from the...
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    Speedo reading incorrect. How to find the correct speedo driven gear

    Thanks guys I am still trying to work things out without knowing what the actual drive gear teeth number is.  The trans guy who rebuilt my C4 thought it was an 8 tooth from a guess but the links you have given me tend to say for gear ratios up to 3.5 they are 7 tooth gears. As mine is a 3.25...
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    Speedo reading incorrect. How to find the correct speedo driven gear

    Hi team I have a 73 vert with a 351W and C4 transmission.  Put the car together and discovered that the speedo is reading 75mph when I am doing 100km (62mph) using a gps speed app on my phone. I discovered when adding an LSD to the 9 inch diff that the gearing wasnt the 2.79 as on the tag but...
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    Magnum 500 Stealth rims

    Thanks I only got them powder coated as an interim measure until I could afford some better ones. They were just bare alloy when I got them and I didn't like the look. I have had some positive comments on them at car gatherings but I still think the original magnum 500 rims either steel or alloy...
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    Magnum 500 Stealth rims

    Yes that's why I wanted to see some on a car first as I had my doubts too. I powder coated black the rims my car came with as I didn't have any $$ left to buy new rims. I discovered they were mercury grand marquis r16 inch rims
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    Magnum 500 Stealth rims

    Had no reply from anyone on our forum however I did get a reply from a fellow Mustang owner of a 71-73 face bookk group. He sent some photos of these rims on his red convertible for anyone who might be interested in seeing what they look like as well.
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    So I removed my carrier/diff head and the oil was quite black and smelled burnt. I had sucked out the old oil and put new oil in just over a year ago. My mechanic didnt have the chance to disassemble the diff head until yesterday. Turns out the ratio is 3.25 so this proves the diff is not...
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Thanks. I definately dont have the staggered shocks as I removed the carrier the day before yesterday and dropped it to my mechanics workshop to pull apart. He will check my gear ratio.  So did all 71-73 with a trac loc 9 inch have the staggered shocks? I see they were added to an earlier model...
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Ok thanks Don will do. I will get back to everyone tomorrow after I remove it and let you know.
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Thanks for the photos.  I will chuck the car up on the hoist tomorrow and take some photos from the same angle as yours. I only have a couple of shots at the moment to show the diff. There are welding lines showing where the diff was added to the axle tubes. Are these normal. Also one of the...
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Thanks Stanglover. Yes I did add a leaf to the old springs as the cost of importing springs from the US paying for the weight was beyond my budget! When I got the car assembled and took it to my first car gathering, with passengers in the back the diff hit the drivers side exhaust pipe over...
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Thanks. My car is in storage at a friends factory during lockdown so I havent been able to access it until tomorrow. I will have a look and check. As I assembled the car over a year ago I cant remember but think both the shocks went the same way into the floor behind the seat where I did the...
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    Diff Ratio Question and LSD Ford 9inch

    Hi Team My 73 vert was originally a 302 coded car with a C4 and Axle 3 2.79:1 ratio The car when I bought it and imported it to NZ just over 2 years ago had a 351W C4 and what I believe to be a 28 spline 9inch diff. The previous US owner purchased the car 6 years earlier with this engine in...
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    Sound off if you have a convertible

    1973  Was originally blue with a blue interior. White roof.  Had 302 according to the codes.  Last American Owner had it repainted Black. Had a 351 windsor transplanted into it some time in its life. He wanted to stick a 460 stroked to a 545 in it with kaase P51 heads. Was offering it for sale...
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    Magnum 500 Stealth rims

    Hi team.  Has anyone put the all black version of the magnum 500 rims called the Stealth on their car.  My 73 vert is black and blacked out chrome so interested what they may look like. My current wheels are 16" mercury grand marquis rims that came with the car but I got powder coated black  
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    Kiwi passing through Houston looking for parts

    Hi mate Yes I had them powdercoated black. I have some on my beach hop post but have added one here now Im home from Holiday. batman dark knight rises police
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    Kiwi passing through Houston looking for parts

    Mate your a legend! You obviously took the time out of your day to do an eBay search for me .I really appreciate it. I have clicked the ol buy now as that's the best price I've seen, only $22 in nzd my currency .I am having it sent to a California address of the kiwi who shipped my car to me...
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