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    Intermittent full electrical power outage

    Justin, I think you either have a loose power connection to your ignition coil or you have a short (i.e. 12V hitting a ground) somewhere in your system. The power connection to the coil is a fun one because it comes from 2 sources depending if you are cranking or running, but that would be my...
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    Battery not charging...alternator/electrical help please!

    Gentlemen, Although I respect the heck out of folks that try to stay as original as they can, this is another example of when getting newer technology pays off. I recommend a one-wire, high amp, internally regulated alternator so you never have to mess with stuff like this again. The same...
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    Fix For Dim 71 to 73 Mustang Dash/Instrument Panel Lights

    Folks, Another great way of making your dash and headlight brighter is to install a headlight relay. Your headlights pulls juice through the instrument cluster and this keeps the headlight power going straight to the battery. It's an easy install that takes 1-2 hrs depending on how anal...
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    Carb problem EDELBROCK

    Sticky valve needle IMHO. I had this one 1 Edelbrock and a Chevy 4 bbl stock 84 Carb. Just take it apart and clean it up. I'd also check the float height. I've had to adjust 3x Edelbrock 1405/1406 out of the box because it was too high and I'd flood when hitting turns. I love Edelbrock...
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    what to adjust after headers?

    My guess is out of sequence plug wires or massive vacuum leak, (i.e. something is disconnected like the PCV or brake booster. KR
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    OMG! A 38 miles 1973!

    You know, that's just one beautiful car. The wiring near the starter relay looks ... pristine. I bet Midlife is drooling over it. KR
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    POR 15 Rust Preventive

    I swear by POR-15. I used in on the floor of my barn-find 70 Mustang. It's great stuff but make sure you get the two prep solutions, I think one is a cleaner and another one is rust converter. Must wear gloves, but that stuff is the real deal. Note that it takes awhile to dry, especially...
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    How old were you when you bought your Mustang?

    31 yrs old and just got back from Afghanistan with extra $ in my hand. My first car was almost a 71 Mustang w/351C but my Dad test drove it and said "you ain't getting that car, you'll kill yourself." Years later I picked up a 72 coupe, brown and ginger brown, white top.
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    FMX to AOD swap. Complete report.

    Oh yes, roger that. The PO of my Torino routed around the radiator cooler and went with a cheap Haynes after-market cooler....probably because the radiator was shot as it was. I replaced the radiator and added the trans cooler lines back to it so mine routes: Upper AOD (hot out) - inline tee...
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    Grant horn button popping off

    I had 2x Grant Steering wheels that did the same thing. I'll never buy them again. If I popped the horn button on the only way to get it to stay on was to turn it a little so it was crooked. Although they look nice, I'll never buy one of them again. KR
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    Where can I get these rims?

    Just my 2 cents, but after owning 4 older Fords (72 Mustang, 70 Mustang, 66 Galaxie and 69 Torino GT) I recommend 15 inch Magnum 500s from CJPony Parts. I recommend the package deal, mounted and balanced with Radial TAs where they come with the center caps and lugs. Just spend the money and...
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    71 mach 1 351c 2v

    I second Mr. 4x4 - change all fluids first. What carb do you have? You might need to lean up the idle and / or metering rods / jets if it's running rich. You also may need to adjust the chock or chock pull-off on start up so that it's getting a proper amount of air. KR
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    FMX to AOD swap. Complete report.

    Hello Forum, I'm running a 90 AOD in a 69 Torino with a 351W with mild upgrades. There are three things I have not heard mention in this post and having lived this pain I thought I'd share some AAR notes. 1). I didn't notice in this post any mention of the throttle / TV geometry corrector...
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    What Mufflers to purchase

    Go with dual Flowmaster 40s but make sure you get an H or X pipe in there or the drone at high speeds with give you a headache. -KR
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    '72 Printed Circuit Fuel Gauge Wire?

    If your fuel gauge is not getting power you can jumper it to the power output of the constant voltage regulator (CVR). I've done this on two 68-69 Torino circuit boards since they are impossible to find in good condition and the power is the outer line which always getting broken over time...
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    Ford/Chevy truck pull guess who wins

    Good God that truck is huge. Nice ride.
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    Help with wiring into ignition switch

    I highly recommend that you add a relayed auxiliary circuit to power additional items. You can certainly tie into existing wiring but I'd be cautious about overloading a circuit or dealing with old wires. I added a Painless Wiring Auxiliary relay circuit to my Torino with great success. It...
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    Amps to Volts Bolt in Gauge

    That Voltmeter conversion turned out very nice. Impressive. Side note - I vouch for Rocketman Bob at RCCI. The idiot cluster to tach conversion is awesome and WELL worth the money. -KR
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    mustang neighbors

    Gentlemen, I live in Springfield, VA which is just south of D.C. KR
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    Stereo upgrade

    I had a near identical, but older model in my 72 and my 69 Torino came with a Custom Autosound radio in it. My review: average to below average at best. PROs: Looks stock-ish CONs: $$$ for the money, sound quality is poor, USB quit working after 2 weeks, cheaply made. Recommendation: If...