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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Buying Good Paint in California » Today 1:41 AM

Muzz 66
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Alan wrote:

it also might cause cancer in California

On behalf of normal, non-psycho people in California, I’d like to formally apologize for each and every flippin’ auto related webpage that carries that loser-of-the-century cancer disclaimer.  Sorry, sorry, sorry.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 11:14 PM

The friend I am getting engine from said he has a few 50 oz flywheels if I need one. I just need to figure out which balancer and spacer I need it is a 3 bolt pulley on it now and I have power steering and A/C

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » New Fuel Line » Yesterday 8:50 PM

Chelby-Ann
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After taking a pause on this topic, I’m going to take your advice MS. I’m gonna grab me some SS tubing and get to bending. I think I can adjust the location of the outlet port towards the radiator to minimize that hard bend.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 302 roller cammed vs. 302 Flat Tappet cammed engines » Yesterday 7:30 PM

Nos681
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Frank Currie of Currie Enterprises built a 289 for vintage racing and made 350 hp as I recall.
It was an article called a magazine years ago.

This was done with a 2 barrel carburetor too.
Used to be able to find it on the World Wide Web…just sayin’.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 7:08 PM

Nos681
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I used the 289 model and it comes with three spacers for the different pulley offsets and can be used with 3 or 4 bolt pulley.

Summit also has 28 oz and 50 oz counter weights if you decide to change engine and remove for internal balance as well.

I figured this was good enough for a street driven car in my case.

I also recall an SFI rated ones as well.

The balancer is bare metal.  So paint or clear if desired.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 7:03 PM

One of the things to take care of is the bolt spacing on the harmonic balancer.  Ford has both 3 & 4 bolt crank pullies.  I have a balancer that comes with both, so I do not have to deal with it.  It also came with a weight that would make the 28oz balance into a 50oz balance.  It's been so long that I can't remember the maker.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 6:48 PM

MS
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Spacer will look sort of like this one but will have three bolt holes instead of four

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » booster and master cly for 64 falcon » Yesterday 6:46 PM

MS
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Mount the booster plate to the pedal support first, aligning the two top holes per instruction sheet.  Bolt the booster to the plate and install the pedal in the pedal support. That will show where the pin nneeds to mount in the pedal. It should coincide with the dimensions shown here. Weld an extra piece to the pedal to support the new pin location which is actually off the edge of the brake pedal.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 3:04 PM

TKOPerformance wrote:

Bearing Bob wrote:

Bolted to Floor wrote:

Drilling a 10.5" flywheel for 10 clutch might be an option. Had to have that done for the FE. Flywheel was 11" and clutch was 11.5. The shop charged me less that $50 to do it. 

I'm not a numbers guy...butt how do you get an 11-1/2 inch clutch to fit an 11 inch flywheel?

He's talking about the bolt pattern for the pressure plate.  It was drilled for an 11" clutch and he had it redrilled to accept an 11.5". 
 

Yea, what he said!!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 1:46 PM

Bearing Bob wrote:

Bolted to Floor wrote:

Drilling a 10.5" flywheel for 10 clutch might be an option. Had to have that done for the FE. Flywheel was 11" and clutch was 11.5. The shop charged me less that $50 to do it. 

I'm not a numbers guy...butt how do you get an 11-1/2 inch clutch to fit an 11 inch flywheel?

He's talking about the bolt pattern for the pressure plate.  It was drilled for an 11" clutch and he had it redrilled to accept an 11.5". 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 12:59 PM

Bearing Bob
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Bolted to Floor wrote:

Drilling a 10.5" flywheel for 10 clutch might be an option. Had to have that done for the FE. Flywheel was 11" and clutch was 11.5. The shop charged me less that $50 to do it. 

I'm not a numbers guy...butt how do you get an 11-1/2 inch clutch to fit an 11 inch flywheel?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 302 roller cammed vs. 302 Flat Tappet cammed engines » Yesterday 11:44 AM

It sounds like you found a roller block so I would go the roller route. Yes, it might be expensive to get a roller, but I thought it was worth it for the 67. Read through the forums to find out how many have lost a cam lobe on break in with a flat tappet. Think of the price difference for flat tappet vs roller and how much additional cost is involved to go through the same motor twice!!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 28 oz vs.50 oz balance help » Yesterday 11:41 AM

Drilling a 10.5" flywheel for 10 clutch might be an option. Had to have that done for the FE. Flywheel was 11" and clutch was 11.5. The shop charged me less that $50 to do it. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » Yesterday 11:38 AM

I bought a Painless kit then stored it for 4-5 years before I installed it. It wasn't painless by any means, but that could be more on me for the changes I made. It did go together well.
Cons
The headlight and ignition switch they supplied were junk. 
I had to make every end point termination, but I guess that would be the case with anything other than a factory replacement. 
I had to add relays for the head lights.
I would have been nice if painless would have included connectors in all places that Ford had them, like the firewall plugs and front running lights. I soldiered and heat shrinked the connections I made.
I didn't like the 70A blade fuse they sent for a main. Used Bullet Bob's reference guide for wiring to purchase better stuff. 

Pros
The wire was long enough to route any way I saw fit.
The wire colors matched what Ford used on a 67 model, which I thought was good.
Mine came with a relay for the horn built in. 
There was (1) 20 amp circuit that I could use for what ever. Can't remember what I used it for.... thinking I saved it for fog lights. The power window kit I bought needed more than 20 amps if I recall. 
I liked that it was new wire and better insulation than Ford had available. 
The instruction manual was very good. If you go with Painless, make sure to keep whatever instruction manual they send. When they make updates to a harness, the most recent version of the manual is all that remains on the website.
The customer support was good as well. I have a factory tach car and the instrument cluster wiring they offer does not have provisions for the tach and idiot lights. I drew up something that I thought would work and walked through it with them and they agreed that I was in good shape. 
Painless offers a sleeving material to cover wire. It works great, but can be sourced a lot cheaper from other places. 

I added a 3G alternator, dura-spark ignition, power windows, power seat, USB charging port and had to figure all of those out as well.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » Bash Hotel info » Yesterday 10:50 AM

Gaba
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room booked.. Gabas will be there .. all 5 of us in the mustang !! @_@

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » Yesterday 10:05 AM

Mach1Driver
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I'd like to meet you too Bob, but I don't think I can make it this year https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smart.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » Yesterday 9:47 AM

Bearing Bob
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Thanks Terry for your time and effort. You plan on making it to the bash in Vandalia Illinois this year? It's only an 8-hour drive for you. Sure would be nice to meet you.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Clutch cable bit the dust » Yesterday 9:05 AM

These days we're using the Ford Performance Parts clutch cables. I'd get yourself one of those.  We've had great success with them.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Clutch cable bit the dust » Yesterday 8:48 AM

Jim Bowie
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Yea I remember putting that special dent in cowl, every thing is clear, just one one those things we seem to all wearout kinda like me, I guess I will have to carry one, I might have 12 more years to go or 60 thousand miles. See you in IL.

Swap Meet » Looking for a 302 » Yesterday 8:25 AM

jimdt60
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I'm in Indiana, 
Have a 79 remanufactured 302 never been ran. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Clutch cable bit the dust » Yesterday 8:07 AM

MS
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Make sure the cable cannot touch the cowl floor. Usually you need to put a dent in the floor above the quadrant as explained in the instruction sheet. If the cable does not rub on anything, it will last a lot longer.

I am glad you are getting to enjoy your car on road trips. I always have a spare cable in the trunk just for an emergency. See you in Vandalia.

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