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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 67 fastback trunk torsion bar install » Today 9:37 AM

Hello all, Robby 13 here. 67 fastback 390 got.
Just picked the car up from body and paint, went to go into the trunk and it usually pops right up.
This time it actually was fighting to go the other way, pushing down. For some reason they took the torsion bar spring and installed it backwards. As you probably know 67 had the one year spring very similar to 65,66. My question is I don't remember which way to twist the passenger side end of the spring-do I twist it over and forward and then out it in the hole, or twist it under and back towards the tail of the car and then the hole. I don't want to use the 68 spring set up because it is specific to this car. I installed it years ago and can't remember, but I do remember it slipping loose a few times and making a heck of a racket.
Any help lease? Thanx.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Today 9:34 AM

DC
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Used to love it when EJ Potter would show up at the Calhoun County Fair with his Ugly 1 and Ugly 2 pulling tractors built around Allison aircraft engines. What a show! He used tank retriever drive trains and always was a crowd pleaser! Always a huge wheely all the way down the strip and looked like the whole engine glowed bright orange.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Happy Birthday MS » Yesterday 5:57 PM

wsinsle
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Happy B-Day MS. Didn't realize you were so close to moms. (7-21) Took her out today for dinner, hope you had as nice a day as we did. See you all later this year!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Yesterday 4:38 PM

50vert
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As TKO says, unless you're getting heaps of traction, it won't make any difference.
I once put a 440 in place of a slant six, left the original diff in the car.
I think the diff worked harder with a six in it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Thinking of buying a whole car wiring kit » Yesterday 4:19 PM

50vert
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Congrats Greg. I was about to suggest the guys on the FE Forum, they seem to keep pulling good and NOS parts out of their proverbial ... and at reasonable prices.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My son's $400 1968 Mustang he pulled from the Junk yard yesterday. » Yesterday 4:19 PM

MS wrote:

Ah, yes. The exhuberance and optimism of youth!
This will be a great learning experience.

It sure will.  I always say my '67 fastback was my first car.  I bought it when I was 15.  That's really only partially true though, because my Dad initially bought me a '67 coupe when I was 14.  To be honest it looked cleaner than that '68, but in the end it needed so much bodywork I kept the good parts and sent it to the crusher, but some parts do live on in my '67 fastback including the front seats, which I'd already recovered for the first car. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My son's $400 1968 Mustang he pulled from the Junk yard yesterday. » Yesterday 4:15 PM

Drum brakes on the front end, so we know why it looks like that.  Fortunately they cleaned the driver's seat off before taking pictures to list it...

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Front disc kit and new brake lines - Time frame » Yesterday 4:12 PM

Stevo
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I purchased the Mustang Steve proportioning valve with brake pressure switch feature. Can anyone post a picture of where they mounted theirs? I have the CSRP disc brake kit with the small booster and tandem master cylinder going in.
Thanks.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Yesterday 4:11 PM

My guess is the rear end is meaningless.  The tires will light long before you'll shock load the rear enough to break it.  It takes traction to break parts.  Now, if you hammer it into 3rd you might break it. 

Minor point of correction, the Allison was a 1710 cubic inch engine.  It was a 48 valve, overhead cam, narrow V-12 used in the Curtis P40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, and North American P51A Mustang (later variants used a Packard built V1650-7, which was a licensed version of Rolls Royce's Merlin engine).  The V1710 often gets overlooked because of the stellar performance of the P51D Mustang, and its oft applied label of best fighter aircraft of all time.  The widely held belief is that it was the change from the Allison to the Packard/Merlin that resulted in the P51 finally being a great aircraft is really only partially true.  The Allison only had a single stage supercharger and ran out of breathing ability at altitudes above 15,000', but the US Army Air Cops never asked Allison to improve this aspect of the engine, instead they simple decided to replace it with a known quantity in the Merlin.  The Allison used in the P-38 was turbocharged in addition to the single stage blower, and had no issues with breathing at altitude.  Additionally, Allison built prototypes with two stage superchargers that also had no issue breathing at altitude.  So it wasn't really a case of the engine lacking, so much as they were never asked to improve it.

In other forms of racing after the war it had some success.  As a drag engine it wasn't stellar because it simply took too long to wind up.  In unlimited hydroplane racing it enjoyed much success, often topping 3,000HP with the use of nitrous.

In the late '90s my uncle got the bright idea to put one in a replica twin cockpit Cris Craft speedboat.  It never came to fruition, but he did end up with the engine partially adapted to the task.  It sat in our shop for a year or so before the business closed down (it had n

Swap Meet » MS is relocating. Huge Mustang Parts sale to take place » Yesterday 3:46 PM

MS
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senzstang wrote:

Any T5's?

 
Just about everythng is gone except doors and fenders and V8 frame mounts.  And a table full of small stuff.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My son's $400 1968 Mustang he pulled from the Junk yard yesterday. » Yesterday 3:39 PM

Steve69
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Muzz 66 wrote:

Did someone knock holes in the shock towers to grease the upper A arm fittings? Oh, man!
I wish him all the luck/energy/enthusiasm in the world.  I'm partial to six cylinders. You can do anything to them and not feel a twinge of guilt. 

You know that 1100 carb is getting so rare it may be worth half of what was paid for the car. 

   Yes that's what it looks like they did on the shock towers.   The person I bought my 69 Stang did that too.  I welded it back in on my 69. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lunch with MustangSteve » Yesterday 3:35 PM

MS
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Everyone meet under the sign in the parking lot and we can go inside once everyone is there.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Yesterday 2:09 PM

Hornman
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JUST a little bit of engine setback!

http://i63.tinypic.com/jh33hj.jpg


Jim Lytle built this beauty.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Yesterday 1:42 PM

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Hornman wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

Yeah!!!!!!!..........that 34 is just SCCCREAMING for a bad-a$$ "something" engine. SOHC.....Hemi....Stroker 460...something like that!!  Something that "fights-for-attention" with the cool lines of the34.
Glad its your money and and not mine butt.............its gonna be cool fer sure-fer sure!!!!!!
6sal6

 
The proper engine for a 34 Ford sedan is an Allison, 1760 cubic inches of earth shaking power. You could call it Big Al. Of course the driver ends up sitting against the rear window. Probably need a stronger rear end for that.

I've seen the pictures of Art Arfons  Allison powered"funny car". 34 Ford see-dan. Waaaaayyyyy over the top!!
6s6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Thinking of buying a whole car wiring kit » Yesterday 1:18 PM

Greg B
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Turn signals!  Brake lights! Finally.   I pulled the switch and fixed the problem on the switch I had.    Sending the new switch back.   Done.   Now I can let this post mercifully die.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Need help identifying a rear end. Not on a Mustang. » Yesterday 12:54 PM

Hornman
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6sally6 wrote:

Yeah!!!!!!!..........that 34 is just SCCCREAMING for a bad-a$$ "something" engine. SOHC.....Hemi....Stroker 460...something like that!!  Something that "fights-for-attention" with the cool lines of the34.
Glad its your money and and not mine butt.............its gonna be cool fer sure-fer sure!!!!!!
6sal6

 
The proper engine for a 34 Ford sedan is an Allison, 1760 cubic inches of earth shaking power. You could call it Big Al. Of course the driver ends up sitting against the rear window. Probably need a stronger rear end for that.

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