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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Start up squeal » Today 3:55 PM

Rudi
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I finally got around to fixing the occaisional squeal I got from a high amp alt with a single groove pulley.
 This might solve the problem.
​ Also a good chance to freshen up the polished alternator case with some Nevr-dull.
https://i.imgur.com/q9JaC6nl.jpg
 
https://i.imgur.com/KcyQ2xD.jpg

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Cobra hydroboost with Mustang Steve T5 cable conversion??? » Today 3:14 PM

RTM
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I've searched but have not found the answer I am looking for and that is can, I install a cobra hydroboost with a Mustang Steve T5 cable conversion?  I bought a used 418 351W stroker and I do not know the specs of the cam.  I would like to just run a vacuum booster but I'm afraid I will not have enough vacuum.  I've tried reaching out to the company that built the engine but they have not returned any of my calls.  What paperwork I have says it's a lopey idle.  

I have the rear 03 cobra brakes but still need to buy the front cobra brakes.  Since I'm using the front and rear cobra brakes.   I figured why not use the HB from the same car and then.  I would 't have to worry about the vacuum.  I still need to purchase the MS brake brackets.

I have the cowl panels removed for replacement and figured now would be a good time to work on the cable conversion and the hydroboost installation.  Still need to buy everything.

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Which water pump is good for Texas Heat. » Today 2:07 PM

Nos681
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BTW, since mid 90’s ditched 13# and went to 16# cap after replacing radiator.
Heater core was replaced prior as well.

With 289/c4 and internal and external transmission coolers:
16# with 3 row high fin count copper brass
180 thermostat
289 cast iron pump

Currently 5.0/t5 internal cooler not used:
16# with 2 row 1” tubes aluminum
190 thermostat
5.0 stock replacement aluminum pump

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Today 1:31 PM

When I put in the 351w, the stock 289 rad was still in.  I was able to take it to a radiator shop and they moved the opening to the other side.  It worked fine awaiting the new, bigger radiator to be installed.  That works well enough thru the cool days only.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Today 8:52 AM

josh-kebob
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Do a search on cjpony parts for 24" radiator for 1969 mustang. They list/show pics of stock and aluminum style rads. So, Bob's your uncle on which one you want. I did this mod on my 66 using stock style for a '70 due to my h20 pump configuration...

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Today 8:18 AM

GPatrick
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Contact the radiator manufacturer on their construction as some do place baffles internally.  Whether you go PS or DS lower hose, the result will be substantially better than the narrow stocker in the 66.  I have/had a supplemental install thread in the tips and tricks.  I went with the big block radiator which has DS outlet and is thicker than the small block radiators.  There were a cascading series of changes I had to make but it all works now.  All the pictures in the thread are lost to tiny pics.  If you would like the pictures, send me a message with your email address and I'll send them to you.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Yesterday 11:51 PM

GunJam
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Thanks Steve!

So The 69 has BOTH hoses on the passenger side correct?
How much cooling performance would I be giving up by having both upper and lower on the PS?
By cross flow I meant that the upper and lower horses are crossed its still a down flow radiator.
Thanks again!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Yesterday 9:56 PM

MS
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Welcome to FYIFORD.

The 69 has the lower hose on passenger side. The 70 has it on the driver side. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY DIFFERENCE in the two radiators.

I have a 1970 style 24” Griffin in my 66 and the lower hose is on the driver side.  Your option on a 289 to get the lower hose on the driver side is to convert to a 70 water pump, but that also requires different alternator, power steering and AC brackets, balancer markings, pulleys and timing pointer. In some cases, timing cover is different. Pulley offeet is typically different, and you may have to custom fit some stuff together.  You can get creative to make something work.  If you only have an alternator alone, the 70 water pump swap is fairly easy.  Let us know exactly what you have and we can better advise.  Pics always help.

Some early radiators having both hoses on the same side have a diverter fin in the upper tank that forces water coming in through the upper hose connection over to the opposite side of the tank before it circulates downward to the core.  Not sure if the 69 Griffin version has that feature or not.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang with 69 24" radiator swap » Yesterday 9:32 PM

GunJam
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Hello
Im looking to do the 1969 radiator swap into my 66 as described on the mustang steve article.

It says that if you have a passenger side lower hose to use the radiator for a 1969. Im running a 289 with normal water pump and belts it does have the lower hose on PS side.

When I look at radiators like Griffen the part number is the same for both the 69 and 70. What exactly am I looking for in the 69 24" radiator? Not Cross flow? one with both upper and lower hose on the PS side?

I run a cross flow radiator now and had to build a hose using 2 different hoses with a coupler in the middle. Im assuming this is what we are trying to avoid with the 69 radiator.

Is there really no hose solutions for a 289 and a cross flow setup?

Thanks
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Sold my Shelby today » Yesterday 8:09 PM

I'll rent something fun.  It would be an 8hr drive each way for me.  If I had a spare day to make the trip down and up I'd drive it, but its going to be tight as it is.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Sold my Shelby today » Yesterday 7:22 PM

MS
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Alright! 
What car are you bringing?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Headlamp relays » Yesterday 7:21 PM

MS
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I have a simple wiring diagram on the how-to page for headlight relays.  They really do make a difference! 
(Once plugged in, of course).

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Headlamp relays » Yesterday 7:19 PM

The joys of testing newly installed equipment. Gotta love it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Custom Autsound USA-230 Radio » Yesterday 6:28 PM

red351
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As Barry mention. The aurora mod if you have the original radio is the best way to go, and yes it's more $. The red car has one. I was feeling cheap the day I ordered the restrosound for the 67. It's OK, sound not so wonder. It's a PITA to have to get the book out and figure how to make a change every time or when after the battery disconnected.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Custom Autsound USA-230 Radio » Yesterday 6:05 PM

50vert
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I don't think I'll ever use another Autocr*p radio. Retrosound is a better choice.
My 67 is a radio delete car, and staying that way.
For the vert, I think I'm gunna use one of these conversions on an original radio.
http://garytayman.com/stereo.htm
Just gotta find an original to replace the one I gave away when I fitted the Autocr*p.
Does anyone have a spare? Dead or alive.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Custom Autsound USA-230 Radio » Yesterday 6:03 PM

IME all of the stuff designed to "custom fit" classics is junk.  Its niche market stuff made overseas that neither sounds good initially nor lasts very long.  If you want quality, dependable sound you have to figure out how to adapt universal stuff to your classic, because the real deal manufacturers just don't build stuff that custom fits anything.  In a '67-'68 its easy enough to just modify the opening in an aftermarket radio bezel to fit a standard DIN sized chassis.  Its trickier in a '65-'66.  You don't want to butcher the dash, but there's other ways.  A custom console with a spot for a head unit for example.

I'm also going to advise using an external amp.  The problem is that the amps inside the radio have to work WAY too hard and they burn out.  I've yet to have an external amp built by a decent manufacturer fail.  Its certainly a bit more work to add one, but its that whole, "How often would you like to do this?" deal.  Personally, when I do a sound system for one of my vehicles I never plan on touching it ever again. 

You probably would think the system in my '67 is overkill, and for some it probably is.  For me its just right.  JBL front components (mids in the kick panels, tweets on the A pillars, x-overs under the dash; all custom mounts), JBL 6x9s in the rear (custom modified aftermarket trap door), Rockford Fosgate 4 channel amp with an x-over and output running to a second Rockford Fosgate amp driving a single JBL 10" sub in the trunk.  Alpine in dash CD head unit.  It took a good deal of work, but it sounds great, and having used quality components I know it will last. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Sold my Shelby today » Yesterday 5:49 PM

RV6
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TKOPerformance wrote:

Yes sir.  Planning on Thursday and Friday at the least.  I'll stay Saturday if I don't have to coach a baseball game, but I won't have that schedule for a little while yet. 

It will be good to meet Mr TKO.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Sold my Shelby today » Yesterday 5:48 PM

Yes sir.  Planning on Thursday and Friday at the least.  I'll stay Saturday if I don't have to coach a baseball game, but I won't have that schedule for a little while yet. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Headlamp relays » Yesterday 5:45 PM

RV6
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While waiting on parts and such for the A/C install I decided to build a plug and play headlamp relay harness. I found it pretty straight forward to fabricate and I used the passenger headlamp wire harness connector to connect the relays to the original wiring. I stuffed the relays below the battery to allow for a short run of the power lead. As the A/C install progressed I decided today to install the battery and see if the headlights worked.

Fail! WTFO! How could something as simple as this not work. Nothing, nada came out of the headlights. Well crap, time to look over the harness and install.

Dummy me forgot to plug the new improved relay harness into the connector for the right headlight.

All is well now.

The Bash Thrash continues!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Custom Autsound USA-230 Radio » Yesterday 5:37 PM

RV6
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6 years ago when I did the refresh of my 67 Coupe I installed a Custom Autosound USA-230 radio. The front speaker is a Custom Autosound 140W max dual coil that bolted in place of the original speaker in the dash. The rears are some Chinese POS's and are 4 Ohm 200W max units. Speakers are wired directly to the radio; no amp is used. 

It may have worked OK when I installed and tested but I don't remember. It don't work so good now as anything over conversation volume causes the sound to distort.

So for all practical purposes the radio just fills a hole. 

Do any of you have a good experience with the USA-230? While I don't listen to the radio much, it would be nice to listen to Audio Books on the cruise to the Bash.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Sold my Shelby today » Yesterday 4:35 PM

Bearing Bob
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TKOPerformance wrote:

You had me at "beer"...

So you're attending the Bash at the Beach this year?

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