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Sheriff41

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I worked on my custom 1971 Shelby Europa gas cap. I couldn’t find anything I liked for my build, so I just made one. The cap is 95% finished, I have some fine detail work to do on the face and I need to decide how I want to mount the Shelby emblem. My only real choices are with barrel nuts or 3M tape. I’m leaning toward stick-on, but I’m still on the fence about that part. For now just mocked up with tape.

I knew the gas cap was going to be a sticking point on my build and it would really irritate me every time I drove it knowing the gas cap was a weak point. So I spent a ton of time researching the part, looking at photos, emailing Dr. Harvima and Wolfgang to work out the details. IMHO, I think I got it right.

Here's an original. They are a cast part, basically made only for the original Shelby Europa's.

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Some damned nice work right there. I'd say you nailed that re-creation!
 
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73 Grande will undergo three phase build process. Phase 1 is to make roadworthy. Phase 2 is interior/exterior restoration. Phase 3 is ++ performance.
Well, today, nothing. But yesterday, I believe I found my short in my wiring, isolated to my old 2G Alt, that was 15 years old. Also, got all the fuses sorted out. Tomorrow, will begin to test/fix each of the electrical systems, one at a time. I suspect I’ll need help 😀.
 
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1971 Mustang Mach 1, M code, 4 speed.
I had the Mach out of the garage for a day while I replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders on the Mini. I hear people like cold start videos, so I made one when I moved it back into to the garage. Temp was 25°F when I lit it off.


Sounds good, but looked like the right bank took a while to catch up. Then it smoothed out real nice.
 
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I disconnected the battery and put her to bed for winter.
I may or may not start it a few times over winter, depending on weather.
EDIT: I do occasionally put the battery tender on it to keep the battery charged.
 
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Measured up for front suspension swap, scoured internet for late model mustang suspension dimensions, joined this forum
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
May I suggest going to the "introductions" page and please tell us more about your car and your dream for it. We're all ears and eyes. We LOVE pictures!!!
 

Sheriff41

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Well, yesterday I continued work on restoring the brake system, pulled the axle for detailing, welding in a drain plug, and gear swap, changed out the front and rear sway bars with ADDCO replacements, and restored a 71 Mach 1 flip-open gas cap. Probably a few other things, too.
 
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Well, yesterday I continued work on restoring the brake system, pulled the axle for detailing, welding in a drain plug, and gear swap, changed out the front and rear sway bars with ADDCO replacements, and restored a 71 Mach 1 flip-open gas cap. Probably a few other things, too.
That’s a full list for sure. Great job!
 
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1971 Mustang Mach 1 351c FMX trans and 9 inch rear end
Well, yesterday I continued work on restoring the brake system, pulled the axle for detailing, welding in a drain plug, and gear swap, changed out the front and rear sway bars with ADDCO replacements, and restored a 71 Mach 1 flip-open gas cap. Probably a few other things, too.
Wow, I agree with PoFoMoCo that is a lot to get done in one day, great job!
 
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I worked on the steering wheel I bought off eBay. The rim blow steering wheel I had was from a 1969 Indian Fire Metallic double-deluxe interior convertible. It had the round inserts and the mustang logo emblem. I ended up selling the whole wheel, instead of changing out the wheel pad, to my buddy with the black Boss 429. I netted enough to replace it with this correct version and fund other parts on my Europa build. :cool: Winning :cool:

This wheel needs allot of work, its rough and nasty. But its complete with a functioning horn switch, the wheel pad and correct trim pieces for my "71.

It was a chore to get it clean/stripped.

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After

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Sheriff41

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I worked on the steering wheel I bought off eBay. The rim blow steering wheel I had was from a 1969 Indian Fire Metallic double-deluxe interior convertible. It had the round inserts and the mustang logo emblem. I ended up selling the whole wheel, instead of changing out the wheel pad, to my buddy with the black Boss 429. I netted enough to replace it with this correct version and fund other parts on my Europa build. :cool: Winning :cool:

This wheel needs allot of work, its rough and nasty. But its complete with a functioning horn switch, the wheel pad and correct trim pieces for my "71.

It was a chore to get it clean/stripped.

Before
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After

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Let me know how you get that emblem into the horn pad. I took one look at mine and set it aside for later!
 
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1972 Mustang Sprint coupe
I worked on the steering wheel I bought off eBay. The rim blow steering wheel I had was from a 1969 Indian Fire Metallic double-deluxe interior convertible. It had the round inserts and the mustang logo emblem. I ended up selling the whole wheel, instead of changing out the wheel pad, to my buddy with the black Boss 429. I netted enough to replace it with this correct version and fund other parts on my Europa build. :cool: Winning :cool:

This wheel needs allot of work, its rough and nasty. But its complete with a functioning horn switch, the wheel pad and correct trim pieces for my "71.

It was a chore to get it clean/stripped.

Before
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After

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I got one you can practice on , to hone your skills before you do yours 😂
 

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Let me know how you get that emblem into the horn pad. I took one look at mine and set it aside for later!
This emblem has 3 dog-ear tabs cast into the bottom of the emblem. For my pad, I had to modify the emblem by removing the 3 dog-ear tabs from the emblem.

Fortunately, once the emblem is installed into this pad you cannot see the modification.

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