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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Today 12:52 AM

rpm
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Bolted to Floor wrote:

Seems like oil and tranny fluid would be leaking out with the car standing on end!!

 
They're going to leak anyway once they're driven.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 Mustang jumps when trying to engage clutch » Yesterday 9:50 PM

Welcome to the site Mike. Have you agree with Sal about the adjustment if it's jumping when you go into first gear. Seem like there would be some gear grinding too.

What's moving under the car that shouldn't be?

How are the pinion bearings? It's the only thing I can think of that can cause the pinion seal to go bad. It will also cause the U joints to fail way too soon. Have you tried to move the driveshaft at the U joints to see how much movement is there?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 9:41 PM

6sally6
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Hornman wrote:

If the steel isn’t heat treatable, you would wasting your time. If the steel is heat treatable, it was already heat treated by the factory and any heat yoy apply will just screw up the factory heat treating: either make it so brittle it will break, or so soft it will bend. Why don’t you spend your time finding an aftermarket one you like?

The ones I saw on Mustangs Unlimited and  an other one looked sorta flimsy  to me. Other alternative was find one from another Mustang and then I was buying one just AS OLD as what I already had.
Soooooooooooo I heated and bent what I already had.
Whats that old wives tale? 'Better to know the devil you have...than find out about the crumby demon.......' maybe a bird in the hand .....will bite you with his pecker....' WHATEVER........I'm gonna make this work ...and if it don't I'll buy one of the cheap flimsy one...till my knees go out and hafta take a Uber to the bash!!
6s6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 9:40 PM

The PO took a piece of flat bar and bent to match the Z bar, then welded them together. Looks pretty sturdy. Never drove the car to know how well it would have worked.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Yesterday 9:33 PM

Seems like oil and tranny fluid would be leaking out with the car standing on end!!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Yesterday 9:07 PM

Hornman
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That was GM’s answer to the teen age boys standing on railroad overpasses throwing rocks at the new cars. Also solved the problem of the railroad bums sleeping in the new cars.

I saw that picture a couple of months ago in a different context. There was a long convoluted story to go with it, but I cannot remember it. Maybe one of our Forum members can flex their Google-fu to find the story?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 8:57 PM

Hornman
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If the steel isn’t heat treatable, you would wasting your time. If the steel is heat treatable, it was already heat treated by the factory and any heat yoy apply will just screw up the factory heat treating: either make it so brittle it will break, or so soft it will bend. Why don’t you spend your time finding an aftermarket one you like?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 Mustang jumps when trying to engage clutch » Yesterday 8:22 PM

6sally6
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Sooo when you ease the clutch out does it kinda chatter?
If so...it could be oil contaminated clutch (from engine's rear main seal.
(just sorta  think'in put loud here)

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Yesterday 8:08 PM

josh-kebob
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insert 50 cents, pull lever, out comes a chevy.........it's like a railroad car Pez dispenser......

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 Mustang jumps when trying to engage clutch » Yesterday 8:05 PM

Mike Fox
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Not sure how else to describe it. I have watched it drive away under those conditions and there is a lot of movement underneath the car that shouldn't be. One might describe it like wheel hop. It moved enough to ruin the pinion seal. I used the factory z-bar, The pressure plate is stock. The pressure plate, throw out bearing and disc were new on install. The stock shifter was replaced with a Hurst Competition Plus. The shift rods had to be cut down and rebuilt because Hurst does not make levers for the B/W T-10. I bought the clutch parts and the ring and pinion from Speedway. Thanks.

Mike

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » O2 sensor and Air/Fuel mixture gauge » Yesterday 6:46 PM

rpm
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RV6 wrote:

RPM, how much difference do you see between the right and left banks? 

Dang, was hoping nobody would ask. Even though I welded the L&R bungs the same distance from the collector, I forgot about the asymmetrical trans mount. I can't get the sensor into the bung to check the driver's side. I still have the exhaust pipes off for the AOD swap, so I'll add another bung before the Bash.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 6:37 PM

rpm
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Have you thought of starting with a straight one, then add some gussets like Opentracker has?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 Mustang jumps when trying to engage clutch » Yesterday 6:24 PM

6sally6
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Welcome BTW................great bunch of guyz with lotsa knowledge .
Jumps huh?!
Mines  a 10 incher and works great. Don't think that is your problem.
Need more info....Did you use the infamous Z-bar (factory set-up) or did you go to a cable set-up?
Just a WAG butt......sounds like its either out-of-adjustment or.....linkage or mounts(motor or tranny) are loose.
What kind of clutch/pressure plate?? Stock or racing style?
Need more infohttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png

6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 6:16 PM

6sally6
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Welllll...I thought about it butt....I woulda-hadta change bellhousing.....release arm...some other stuff.........all while laying on my back  on a concrete slab. After last summer(pulled the tranny THREE times and STILL ended up tak'in it to a shop to finally get it work'in right.)
  You know what the culprit was????......the little wire retainer clip that holds the arm to the pivot inside the bell!!!! I NEVER knew it was suppose to be a tight fit. (The old one was always loose and I thought that was normalhttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shout.png
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Long story jus-ta say ......"nawwwww gonna fix what I got."
After market Z's just  don't look as "healthy" as the factory'uns.
BESIDES......swapp'in  in new parts ain't like hot rodd'in your old stuff to make it better!! That swatt'it's all about for me.
So nobody thinks I should try to harden the Z?!!! (Don doesn't have any comments about mak'in it hard and stiffer?!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png
...lost opportunity)
6sal6http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 Mustang jumps when trying to engage clutch » Yesterday 5:35 PM

Mike Fox
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I have a 1965, 289 V-8, 4-speed Borg/Warner T-10, 3.55 gears.

The car started life as an automatic. I bought all of the original parts from a 65 GT to make the conversation to the manual. I changed the ring and pinion to the 3.55. The car jumps when engaging the clutch in 1st gear. I know the clutch in the car is a 10 inch. I was recently told that the 65 GT's have a 10.5 inch clutch instead of the 10 inch installed. Would changing to the 10.5 or 11 inch remedy the problem described? If not, where do I look for a solution? The violent action it makes has already compromised the pinion seal. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Mike

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Yesterday 5:19 PM

BillyC
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That just might be the answer to all those factory defects I had to deal with in my Chevys back in the 70's.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wahh-ch'all- think?!!......... » Yesterday 4:42 PM

almcgee
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I'm thinkin' you should consider replacing the z-bar with a cable clutch.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running hot » Yesterday 3:51 PM

RV6
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MS wrote:

You do know the 5.0 heads have water jacket ports in different location than the early 289 and 302 blocks, right? You have to drill some new holes to make water transfer between the two to get best flow.

^^^^^
Bingo!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Let's talk car security » Yesterday 3:30 PM

50vert
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6sally6 wrote:

50vert wrote:

lowercasesteve wrote:

A determined thief can take your car no matter what.  a flatbed with a good wench can pull it up even if the tires are locked tight.

If I had a good wench .... I'd leave her to watch the car.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

Barry...I'll bet Leone doesn't know you posted this^^!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
 
G'day Mate!
 

 Sal, you'd win that bet .... I may be an Ozzie, but I'm not stupid.

See ya in a few weeks mate.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't say I've ever seen this before » Yesterday 3:26 PM

6sally6
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Now THAT'S what I call good brakes!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

Now THAT'S what I call a stupid brother!
6sal6

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