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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Door lock question for '65 and '66 owners » Today 6:03 AM

Nos681
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Key or ...reach through window and lock it.😁

Same is true for passenger side.

Lock one from inside and key on last door.

I can say I have locked my keys in the trunk.😂😂😂

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Door lock question for '65 and '66 owners » Today 5:52 AM

Texas!
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You cannot lock the doors of a '65/'66 from outside the car without a key.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Today 5:49 AM

Texas!
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FPA headers are not cheap nor are they inexpensive.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I finally sold my 951 » Today 5:48 AM

Nos681
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Any pictures of the coupe’ ? 😁
No pictures, didn’t happen!🤣

Have to admit, a ladle above the 944 was “out of place”.
There was no supporting evidence of fishing...from what I saw.🤔

Better check the VIN...sounds like you stole it.😂
Very nice ride.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Somebody stop me... » Today 5:13 AM

The car missing its VIN isn't stolen.  That car was used to make a stolen car legal.  The car that VIN is active on is the one that was stolen.

The problem with finding if the VIN is active is that you probably have to search each state individually.

Now, alternately, there is a way get a car a new VIN if the old ones are gone.  The police come out, inspect the car to make sure its not stolen, there's paperwork from them and then you go to the DMV and get a title and VIN.  In the end its pretty low risk. 

Or, find a rust heap convertible the same year and rebody it.  Cars this old that are actually rust free are so rare now that someone needs to resurrect it. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Today 5:07 AM

JBAs won't fit with a Borgeson box unless you put a sizeable dent in one of the tubes.  FPA are the ones everyone seems to rave about.  They are not cheap, but in my experience, good exhaust parts aren't cheap.  Cheap means ill fitting and short lived.  Expensive hits the wallet hard initially, but you never buy another set again.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I finally sold my 951 » Yesterday 10:22 PM

Bearing Bob
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I gotta start searching the background of my pics for incriminating evidence before Lt Dan busts me 😁

If y'all have ever seen RV6's 67, you know it's a clean machine. So I don't know why I'm impressed that the 62k mile 1987 944 turbo is cleaner than a Safeway chicken. If the odometer was rolled back to 10k miles the condition would support it. Pristine is a pretty good description of it.

https://i.ibb.co/2FFGkX2/20200811-195958.jpg


https://i.ibb.co/RvH36nN/20200811-195905.jpg

50 50 spinner

https://i.ibb.co/RvH36nN/20200811-195905.jpg


To make this Mustang related, after I dropped off the 944 at my mechanic's place,  oops I mean my brother's place, I drug home his 65 C code coupe that's been in the family since new, that we're putting together for another brother who lives in Round Rock, and owned it in his high school years.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Somebody stop me... » Yesterday 10:05 PM

Bearing Bob
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MS wrote:

Sheriff’s office says it is not stolen, per the vin. But that doesn’t mean that vin is not active on a car that was cloned and moved to another state. 

I just went through similar issues on my 68 GT500KR, so I don’t need the aggravation of dealing with it.

 
Absolutely. It can be reported stolen in a year and you'd still be screwed.

Swap Meet » Cleaning the garage » Yesterday 9:29 PM

mceachrw
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Cleaning the garage, make me an offer.  Please post in this topic because i don't seem to get PM notifications.

These parts for pickup in Houston area (Kingwood)
$250 - 1993 Thunderbird 302HO, GT40P heads, intake missing, condition unknown, partially disassembled and can be easily inspected
$150 - 1996 Explorer EFI, upper, lower, throttle body, MAF, 97-1/4 ECU, EDIS setup, no wiring
$100 - 2005 V6 Mustang wheels and tires
$60 - 2006 Mustang V6 calipers, brackets and rotors, all used

$50 - Crown Vic rear disc brake mounts and backing plates, need spacers from ebay seller fastmerc
$40 - Crown Vic reman calipers w/ new pads, new in box
$20 - Crown Vic rotors, new in box
See this link for how the setup looks.

I could ship these:
$150 - Opentracker roller spring perches, new
$75 - 1965-66 T5 cross member, new
$40 - 1967-70 shock mounts, powder coated black
$20 - Fox body V8 brake booster, small diameter, used condition unknown
$30 - 2000 Mustang V6 master cylinder new, non traction control


 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 MUSTANG IDLER ARM QUESTION » Yesterday 9:14 PM

Bullet Bob
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My 1964 V8 Falcon Convertible buddy was just here and we are trying to figure out how to replace the worn out idler arm on the Falcon.  Be happy you don't have a 64 Falcon V8 Vert.

BB1

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » AC Compressor Location » Yesterday 8:48 PM

Nos681
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Bullet Bob wrote:

Ours is on the right side using the "standard" 5.0 two serpentine belt system.  I did modify the AC bracket to move the compressor up and in.  This makes the engine more balanced and gives more room on the right side. This front dress is available on any 89 or 90 CV, TC, or Marque.   The engine is out right now so photos and patterns of the AC brackets would be no problem . 

https://i.ibb.co/g4q0dpX/20200508-101354.jpg


BB1

 
Is that an Explorer intake?  You said stock not “bone stock” 😁

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Door lock question for '65 and '66 owners » Yesterday 8:19 PM

Rufus68
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On my '68, with the door open I can set the door lock then close the door while holding the outside handle button in.  This will allow the lock to remain locked with the closed door.  However, if I close the door without holding in the handle button, the lock will pop back up.  I know the '67 doors also work this way.  My question is are you required to use the key to lock the '65s and '66s or can you also lock these doors without the key?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Somebody stop me... » Yesterday 7:45 PM

HudginJ3
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MS wrote:

Sheriff’s office says it is not stolen, per the vin. But that doesn’t mean that vin is not active on a car that was cloned and moved to another state. 

I just went through similar issues on my 68 GT500KR, so I don’t need the aggravation of dealing with it.

 
But can they tell you where it is? Good chance it's not in the same place that you are seeing it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Somebody stop me... » Yesterday 7:44 PM

HudginJ3
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MS wrote:

Sheriff’s office says it is not stolen, per the vin. But that doesn’t mean that vin is not active on a car that was cloned and moved to another state. 

I just went through similar issues on my 68 GT500KR, so I don’t need the aggravation of dealing with it.

 
But can they tell you where it is? Good chance it's not in the same place that you are seeing it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Yesterday 6:44 PM

6sally6
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I love the sound of long tube headers on a small block V-8 butt...............don't get Patriots and don't get Blackjack!
The Blackjacks fit great butt...........they hang down to about 4 inches of the road..
The Patriots are a nightmare to fit and you need to bash two of the primary pipes almost flat because they just flat-don't-fit!!!
Maybe Hedmans are a little better?!  The set I had on it for nearly 20 years fit great butt......since they came on the car when I bought it and they were rusty X-2 there was no identifying them.
The truth be told............when stuff was made 20+ years ago (mostly in USA) they fit like they were suppose to butt now......there's no pride put into most stuff that's built. "Slang-it-together-and-call-it-close-enough" seems to be the motto.
JBA must be the only headers that fit therefore...............they charge a premium.
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Yesterday 6:18 PM

Bullet Bob
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kardad wrote:

I have had expensive and cheap, long, mid, and short tube. On a 289/302/5.0 and 351. I believe there are two options, either JBA stainless mid-length or Hi-Po Manifolds.

With your configuration (cable clutch and Borgenson) I would put a set of Hi-Po manifolds on it and never look back.

Made that decision in 06.  Bought a new set from NPD, brushed on a coat of Por-15 Exh paint and they still look great today.  And....everything clears and fits.

BB1

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Yesterday 6:05 PM

kardad
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I have had expensive and cheap, long, mid, and short tube. On a 289/302/5.0 and 351. I believe there are two options, either JBA stainless mid-length or Hi-Po Manifolds.

With your configuration (cable clutch and Borgenson) I would put a set of Hi-Po manifolds on it and never look back.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 MUSTANG IDLER ARM QUESTION » Yesterday 5:02 PM

65to93 wrote:

Interesting - thanks for the clarification. I was researching this as well since the P/S Idler Arm for a six is annoying expensive compared to the M/S and V8 options

https://www.npdlink.com/product/idler-arm-includes-bracket/148648?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Didler%252Barm%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D

HOLY COW MY MOOG IDLER ARM WAS ONLY LIKE $50.00 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 FB Brake Pedal issues » Yesterday 4:53 PM

Let me add that the pedal only travels 1 to 2 inches when not running and is setting where it should.
Only when vacuum (Engine running)is applied to the booster does the pedal travel 4 to 5 inches to about a 1" off the floor.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » Yesterday 4:31 PM

Evan
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Hello Everyone.  Hope you all are well and staying safe.  I wanted to see if someone could give me a recommendation on some headers for my Mustang.  it is a 66 mustang with a 302 with 351 windsor heads on it.  I am running the Mustang Steve cable clutch conversion on it with the power brake booster.  I also have a Borgeson power steering box. any reccomendations would be appriciated.

Thanks

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 FB Brake Pedal issues » Yesterday 4:26 PM

Yes sir
There is a light drag when turning by hand

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 FB Brake Pedal issues » Yesterday 4:20 PM

MS
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Are the rear brakes adjusted out to the drums?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Somebody stop me... » Yesterday 4:19 PM

MS
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Sheriff’s office says it is not stolen, per the vin. But that doesn’t mean that vin is not active on a car that was cloned and moved to another state. 

I just went through similar issues on my 68 GT500KR, so I don’t need the aggravation of dealing with it.

Board footera


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