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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This is interesting » Today 1:37 PM

Raymond_B
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Bullet Bob wrote:

Raymond, you lost me a couple of zigs back but I think I may need to consult with you when I make the change from A9P ('89) computer to W4HO (94) computer to control the 4R70W.  I'm planning to swap the AOD to the 4R70W next winter (maybe) and will need to install a Quarterhorse in the computer and learn how to tweak it.  I think I just found a guru.....YOU!!

Later,

BB

Deal! QH stuff is awesome, there's one pitfall though. The "chip" has a battery and when that battery fails you revert back to stock. For some people it's not ideal, but the car will at least run to get home. It's bad if you've got a custom tune and the car will only run off that tune, in that case it'd be good to carry a spare.

I meant to add I have some simple little spreadsheets I built a while back so you can compare engine RPM for up and downshifts relative to throttle position. Also depending on your trans mods you can vary shift firmness as well as converter lock/unlock points by MPH/TPS. Converter lock schedules can make a huge difference in how the car feels.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This is interesting » Today 10:58 AM

Bullet Bob
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Raymond, you lost me a couple of zigs back but I think I may need to consult with you when I make the change from A9P ('89) computer to W4HO (94) computer to control the 4R70W.  I'm planning to swap the AOD to the 4R70W next winter (maybe) and will need to install a Quarterhorse in the computer and learn how to tweak it.  I think I just found a guru.....YOU!!

Later,

BB

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 power brake questions » Today 10:58 AM

Mark Z
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Those disc brakes are not from a 68 Mustang. 65-67 have the four piston calipers.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Opinions on this hood scoop » Today 10:52 AM

Greg B
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The body shop Ive been on a waiting list for called first thing this morning, and I went down there.  Their paintless dent guy said it was a mess.   They think its going to be 3x the 2500 "Mayhem" estimate.   He said its not the dents themselves, exception of the hood,  but WHERE the dents are.  Although he is confident he can get them, even the hood.  
That said, I looked over the other two scoops, The Roush, and the third one, they offer.   I made my final decision and bought the Foose scoop this morning.   Its on its way.  This is happening.  Car not perfect anymore, so I am gonna do what I want with it.   Bad news, this shop said they really do not want to deal with the hood scoop.  They however, did say that IF the clear cracks while they are trying to remove the hail dents on the hood, making it a conventional repair, they WILL paint the scoop for me.  They WILL NOT install it either way.  

Oh, did I mention when a contractor came over to inspect my roof, he put two scratches in the front fender?  Yepp.  They are going to throw in a wet sand and buff and work it the best they can for free.  LOL   

Oh, did I also mention my wife had a fender bender in her Avenger Friday?  So got to deal with that also.  My "Mayhem" agent loves us at the moment.   Been that kind of month!   

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 power brake questions » Today 10:19 AM

I've tried repeatedly to post pictures but it's not working, but here's a link to the photobucket album with my pics of my setup:

http://s962.photobucket.com/user/tmcginleyjr/slideshow/Mustang%20brakes

I took pictures of the front suspension, brakes, booster, MC, and how I have the lines routed.  Large bowl goes to thte brass T fitting and then to each front caliper.  Smaller bowl goes to the adjustable prop valve and then to the rear.  In the one picture I tried to take a picture of the spindle so that maybe we could identify which year this is from.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This is interesting » Today 10:01 AM

Hakan
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Another option MIGHT worth lookin into would be this center take off r&p from a Honda Civic:

http://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/1/1058965/5535841/DSCN7549-vi.jpg?1490568377


More pics of it here: http://public.fotki.com/VikingMustang/other-projects/eps-cto-rp/

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Well, it weren't as tough as I thunk it'd be..... » Today 9:49 AM

boomyal
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Bullet Bob wrote:

http://i63.tinypic.com/2zzjls0.jpg

Yep, BB! Gotcha.  Got several of those but I think mine are on 1//2" pipes.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This is interesting » Today 9:21 AM

Raymond_B
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Well there's no overcoming the physical fit issue, but like MS said there's probably something out there OEM that could be adapted. The EPAS is a neat idea and I have been looking at it for my 66, but I'd rather have all the components on the rack and use OEM pieces. Vehicle networks are CAN based, which actually kind of lends itself to us DIY'ers as it is pretty well standardized and documented. Here's a video of me running a Nextion display with data coming from a Microsquirt over a CAN bus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3MqVyxWRAY Now granted the Mega/Microsquirt uses a proprietary CAN protocol, but integration with standard CAN is not a huge deal. My next step is to run an OEM gauge cluster with the same setup like this guy did https://youtu.be/yoiKiuqtafQ

Also, to be clear, I am not talking about some crazy steer by wire. I am simply talking about electric *assist*.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This is interesting » Today 9:16 AM

DC
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TKO,  to your point, I just finished a repair on a van that had a shifting problem. Luckily I had a full shop manual on the thing. What started out as the thing shifting and hunting weird ended up being an exhaust leak right before one of the O2 sensors. The tranny has it's controller which started to look like the culprit till I got several pages into the troubleshooting and found that the one input was a signal from the engine controller proportional to engine torque. Go to volume 4 of the shop manual and start there. Next thing was a warning that these are very low level signals and PLEASE turn off your cell phone. OH MY! After all that, checking all signals from engine to controller during a test ride, with the analyzer, I hear an exhaust noise. Sure enough, the O2 signal was a bit low which caused the torque signal to go hay wire which was made worse by turning cell phone back on.  So I went back to easy and fixed the exhaust leak and this morning driving the thing the warning lights all reset them selves and it drives like a new one. I am sure if it had electric steering that would have impacted it as well. It seems all the controllers on a vehicle now have to talk to each other all the time. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Added a new page to my DazeCars webpages "Mustang IRS Success Stories" » Yesterday 11:44 PM

Daze
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http://dazecars.com/dazed/SuccessIRS/2dkg1gi.jpg

Its about several Mustangs running around with Jaguar IRS loosly based on what I designed for my own Mustang.  

http://dazecars.com/dazed/JaguarIRSSuccess.html

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installing the GT2008 brakes on my 68 coupe » Yesterday 10:31 PM

The auto supplies used to sell odd ball U-joints that would get the two ends connected. Is that still an option?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Well, it weren't as tough as I thunk it'd be..... » Yesterday 9:17 PM

boomyal
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Bullet Bob wrote:

boomyal wrote:

.....also do you have a picture of the 'cabinet clamps' that you used to pull the rim back together after you cut the 3 1/4" section out of it?
 

Pipe clamps..made with a piece of 3/4" gal. pipe and a screw-adjustable end and a movable stop on the other end.  Available at Home Depot and other fine tool emporiums.  I'll try to get a pic tomorrow.

BB

If they are what I think you mean, I would call them 'pipe clamps' but a picture would be good.  Thanks!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Well, it weren't as tough as I thunk it'd be..... » Yesterday 7:07 PM

Bullet Bob
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boomyal wrote:

.....also do you have a picture of the 'cabinet clamps' that you used to pull the rim back together after you cut the 3 1/4" section out of it?
 

Pipe clamps..made with a piece of 3/4" gal. pipe and a screw-adjustable end and a movable stop on the other end.  Available at Home Depot and other fine tool emporiums.  I'll try to get a pic tomorrow.

BB

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installing the GT2008 brakes on my 68 coupe » Yesterday 6:51 PM

MS
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I will be installing a set of 2014 V6 brakes on my 66 this week.  12.5" front rotors and 11.76" rears.  I will be using 17x7 and 17x8 Cragar S/S wheels with 225x45 fronts and 245x45 rear tires.  I am also installing an 8" rear out of a 65 fastback, which is 2" narrower than a 68 rear end.  This will make the tires fit better under the rear quarters.

All this is going in a car that has a 200-6 and a three speed manual tranny, at least for now.  I have a 89 5.0 and AOD for later.

My immediate issue is drive shaft.  The three speed drive shaft won't mate to the 8" rear end's yoke.  Experts tell me a drive shaft from a six cylinder car that had a C-4 automatic has the correct size ujoint on the rear for the 8". 
Does anyone have one laying around?  I just need to borrow one until I get to the point of installing the V8.  Or, I will buy one if anyone has one to sell.

If anyone needs a picture of any part of the brake install, just let me know and I will get it for you.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Well, it weren't as tough as I thunk it'd be..... » Yesterday 6:06 PM

boomyal
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.....also do you have a picture of the 'cabinet clamps' that you used to pull the rim back together after you cut the 3 1/4" section out of it?
 

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