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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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    what plug wires You got and why ?

    Ok folks, The time has come for new spark plug wires. 408 C with MSD distributor (male tower cap) I am looking for a quality wire set that FITS WELL, none of that 2 wires too short, some that fit ok and some that are a foot too long. I prefer the over the over the rocker cover, but would also...
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    Modern Driveline quote

    OK, Truth be known, I have been looking for a 5 speed manual for quite sometime, Decide to email Modern Driveline and ask for a quote. I tell them what I have (71 stang, 408 C , zero balance flywheel @ 164 tooth count and using OEM aluminum bell with 11'' long clutch which is already dialed in...
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    pertronix digital hp 510

    Just wondering if anyone is using the PerTronix digital hp ignition box? It appears to have ALL of the features of the MSD boxes plus a 2 stage and 3rd. stage and timing retard just like the OEM duraspark units have. No having to purchase a seperate 2 step and is less expensive than the MSD...
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    2012 f 150

    Hey folks, need a little help with my 2012 f-150 4x4 3.5 ecoboost abs system. The ole girl is throwing a abs code C-1440 ( bpmv pressure transducer code) Perfectly capable of running the diagnostic pinpoint tests (used to do this for a living) I do not have access th the diagnostic routine...
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    429 f 700 with EEC4

    Hello all, Got a call the other day and was requested to go to a local business to troubleshoot a misfiring ford truck. Now I am a retired person, and have little interest in doing such things, but one of my personal friends is their mechanic and he is pretty good at what he does, needless to...
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    shift light

    Hey all,  Looking to install a shift light on my 71 fb with 408 and 4 speed car. I am using the rocketmans conversion tachometer and duraspark ignition with an e core coil. Looking to see what you all have and what has worked well for you. Not running a msd box at this time but I would like...
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    mp3 on my 8 track

    Ok,     I have a oem ford 8 track in my 71 and would very much like to keep it, however I want MORE. Would like to add mp3 and fm. I am aware that one can get a 8 track to cassette adapter and from cassette to mp3. I am wanting to make the converter and house it in a gutted 8 track tape with...
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    Toploader input shaft

    Looking to make some upgrades, so I don't seriously break my drivetrain. my Nitto 275/60R15 tires are on the way. I have the axle thing figured out, now what about that smallblock input shaft ? I have 3 options : David kee big block unit+ clutch disc, retainer, release bearing and clutch...
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    sticky tires

    Ok, I finally have my 408 C broke in (fairly mild build iron heads) and I am looking for some better rear tires than the 255/60 BFG,s that I currently have. Running a toploader with 3.50 gearset. As it stands right now, first gear is just about useless and 2nd is a total burnfest. The car...
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    clutch spring

    Hey fellas, Looking for the clutch spring that attaches to the sub-frame and outer part of the Z bar. and  where one may purchase one. OEM part number would be helpful in finding the right one. Right now I am using some crusty old brake return spring. OOOH the horror, don't even know if...
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    toploader linkage

    Ok, My 71 FB has recently received it's donor toploader from the 73 mach donor (RIP) Rebuilt a NEW shifter keeping everything from the new shifter except the shift levers themselves. The linkage is OEM flat slider adjustment with all new oem type gromments. Would/ could one modify this set...
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    distributor gear install

    Hello fellow 7173 enthusiasts , I have been pondering the 351 c distributor gear install for roller cam and would like to know what others have done. I will be using duraspark distributor. currently both my end play and gear installed dimensions are correct. as some of you know one can...
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    Aluminum bell housing

    Looking to replace my stock cast iron bell housing with an aluminum one. Looking for members who have been there and done that. I have a 1971 FB with 351 C and toploader/ bell housing / flywheel from 1973 Q code mach. the flywheel is 164 teeth and have 11'' clutch set up. in my search I see...
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    351 c distributor bushing

    Hey folks, Looking for info and where to find a distributor bushing for a duraspark distributor to be used in a Cleveland. An oem unit would be from 351m 400 or 460. I do not know if the stock point distributor that our cars came with use the same bushing or if they   use both an upper and...
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    what heads to use and why

    what heads to use for a 408 street stroker. if one HAD to use factory cylinder heads to be used on a 408 street stroker and cylinder head volume did NOT have a role in determining compression ratio, what would be the best head to use. 1: 4v closed chamber  2.19int 1.71exh 2: early 4v open...
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    boss fulcrums

    So 7173 enthusiasts ,just brought home an old friend. a 351 4v that I re did when I worked at my local Ford dealership , this was in the 1990's. sold this engine to a guy that put into a F150 shortbox and promptly wrecked it after less than 1000 miles. this truck then sat in a spare garage...
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    holley power circuit

    Hey gearhead gang, looking for some information on a 750 street avenger and possibly a quick fuel metering block. Engine idles perfectly and accelerator pump circuit is good and @ 60 mph in high gear cruise I am at 14.0 afr. changed primary main jet from 72 to 70 to get to that point and I...
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    wheel hop

    Been wondering what to do about the horrible wheel hop in my 71 fb with non staggered shocks. new leaf springs ? traction bars ? staggered shocks? Finally found this link that suggests adding a crossmember and left lower shock mount from a staggered shock car...
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    Duraspark 2

    Ok folks, Finally got my early (H) closed chamber heads on my 351 C. knew it would be an improvement in compression ratio over the open chambers. Having already had the block decked.020'' and .012'' deck clearance and .008'' to true up the heads, I knew it was gonna be tight, used the thicker...
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