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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

    Ok here we go again 351 c 4 speed car, fresh restoration, fresh engine. Holley 670 Ultra, Edelbrock Performer II LB intake. Autolite distributor with points, original engine feed wire. The car starts and runs good, and idles well. Under lighter acceleration around 49 mph, there is a little...
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    Starter Gremlin

    OK, last time I drove the Mach, she had a slow crank after driving a few miles and trying to restart. Now if I try to start it makes a sharp clunk like the bending is engaging and I loose all power to everything. I check with a digital Volt Meter and find 12 volts at the battery, the...
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    Heater hose fitting replacement, block side

    I am asking for a little help here. Does anyone have a sure fire method to press a new block side heater hose stub into the block? I got the 5/8 replacement from NAPA. The machine shop said use a socket and drive it in, it should be easy. But I am having some challenges getting it started...
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    Hurst Shifter Bench test.

    Is there a good way to bench test the original style competition plus shifter? Since my power train is out I decided to freshen up some linkages and bushings.  The shifter on the shelf was a lot tighter than the one I had been using.  With the tranny on the floor I can't get it into reverse. ...
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    Hurst Shifter Bench test.

    Is there a good way to bench test the original style competition plus shifter? Since my power train is out I decided to freshen up some linkages and bushings.  The shifter on the shelf was a lot tighter than the one I had been using.  With the tranny on the floor I can't get it into reverse. ...
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    351 C Engine rebuild. Not an expert, want some solid advice.

    So I need to build a new engine.  I have the original, 110k mile old 351 C 2 bolt main block, and period correct 4V quench heads and cast intake. Dropped the engine at the machine shop today and was surprised  to hear that the minimum bore option was .030 over.  With this being the first tear...
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    Distributor gear roll pin. Need some expert guidance.

    BLUF:  I sheared the dizzy gear roll pin yesterday at highway speed.  Need to know how to get her back on the road. Details 351C 4v quench chamber , 4 speed car with 3:25 gears in the back.  Motorsport M6250-A341 cam, non roller. About 1000 miles on the engine.  Car was running great, oil...
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    Turn signals don’t work after having speedo bezel out.

    Well it’s one step forward and one step back.     Pulled the dash cluster to fix the speedo cable.  Everything was working before tear down, no I don’t have turn signals.  I have not checked the fuse panel yet,  but I would like some ideas on what could have made them stop working before I put...
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    Carburetor/drivability issues.

    I need some help again. The Setup: 71 351c 4v quench heads, mild cam, Holley 670 Ultra carb, 1/4 inch spacer gasket, original throttle cable, 4-speed. The Problem: The car does not like to return to idle when driving.  Likes to hang at 1300 to 1500 at stop lights and between gears. When...
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    How full should the radiator be? 351 C

    Silly question, but I forget how full the radiator should be.  When I look down the fill opening there is a tube standing about 2/3 of the way up toward the cap.  My coolant level is about 4 inches below that. The last time I was out I was trying to adjust the timing.  I had been driving about...
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    Blower motor replacement.

    Several projects now that they salted the streets here in Kansas City. 1) Blower Motor - under the dash it squeals when running.  I have a spare but have the following questions. a) Can the blower motor bearings be lubed in the car?  Will it last?   b) With the spare I have it is an original...
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    Front Wheel Friction

    71 Front Wheel Friction.  Disk Brake, Magnum 500. In attempts to find my 40 MPH and above vibration, I put the front end in the air and tried spinning the tires. Right Front, maybe a half turn after a good push.  Left Front, Possibly 3/4 Turn with the same style good push. That seems a little...
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    4 speed gurus needed. Output shaft questions.

    OK. I think I am close on this but need some help. My car has exhibited a vibration when driving 40 and above since restoration.  351 4speed. Today I slid under the car to check u-joints and found this.  When shaking the front of the driveshaft up and down at the transmission yolk, I get about...
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    Dash bezel questions

    Hello, Now that the bulk is over I am moving on to the pretty stuff. 1) Probably more for parts suppliers and vendors, but, are all the replacement dash bezels with the chrome, black, wood grain etc made by the same manufacturer?  In other words, is there one set of the mold tooling for...
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    Power Steering Deep Dive

    OK, it's time to go deep in the power steering as I came close to losing my car yesterday. What I have: Rebuilt Ford power steering pump from Dorman, and  a rebuilt variable ratio power steering box from Power Steering.com When I put this together I have had a little "float" to my steering at...
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    351 4V won't Idle anymore

    For those of you who don't know me, here is the back ground 351C -4V Quench heads, Ford Motorsport flat tappet cam, Holley 670 Ultra vacuum secondaries.  Less than 500 miles on engine and restoration. About a month ago I had the car dialed in nicely.  Nice Idle and it was drive able enough for...
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    Bad Gas

    I believe I got some bad gas, need some opinions/advice. The car was running pretty nice with the Holley 670 Ultra on it.  Yes I thought the Fast Idle held on a little too long, but after about 10 minutes it kicks out and had a great idle.around 900 RPM. Last Saturday I ran some errands and...
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    Metallic "Ching" sound 351 4speed

    Need  a little help here. Tonight when cruising around for about 45 minutes I started to notice a metallic grinding or chinging sound.  What I know. It sounded like it was coming from the gear box or clutch area, I could feel slight vibration in the shifter handle that coincided with the...
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    Sheet Metal for sale

    I have various sheet metal I need to move now that the project is nearly complete. Left and Right Doors.  Left is very solid right is in need of some work 71/72 Front Fenders -   - 1 Matched pair, have been dipped, need some dent removal bodywork near the headlight. - 1 Right side fender...
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