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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A arm stop tool .. can I borrow it ? :) » Today 4:30 PM

RV6
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A chain would work as well.

Way back when I tried using the shock as the suspension stop and things did not turn out well. The pressure of the springs caused the bottom mount on the shock to break off. Scared the crap out of me when it let go. I was not near the car when it happened. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MS...first casualty of year for me » Today 4:26 PM

RV6
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I believe you on the right track to clutch cable bliss.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Today 4:23 PM

RV6
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Bolted to Floor wrote:

I do see some trucks and trailers running the roads around here with a yellow strobe flasher on the back end. It blinks all the time. It can be seen at a distance and its really annoying in the dark.

 
OMG, the snow plows in our area have switched to LED strobes. At night it is damn near impossible to see when you get close to the plows. Technological advancements in lighting is not always the best way.

Another one: Those gosh darn LED light bars the bubba mounts on his truck. He seems to think it is OK as a low beam flood. The guy should be tarred and feathered as no one heading the opposite direction on a two lane road can see poop. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Today 4:16 PM

RV6
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Many moons ago I thought that pulsing brake lights would be the ticket. The harder you stop, the more they would pulse. Then in 2016, or so, I noticed on new vehicles the third brake light started pulsing when the brakes were applied; for a short time. A step in the right direction, but not far enough.

Now that every auto has LED lights I find them way to bright and when the brake lights come one I almost have to close my eyes. It does not help that 90% of the drivers in my area ride the brake pedal with the left foot. The brake lights are on all the time. How do you tell if they're really braking? Make the brake lights pulse slow for moderate, faster for normal and really fast for hard braking. 

Of course my peeves don't end there. With the advent of brow LED lights and super bright headlights it was impossible to see a front turn signal as the signal light was stuffed right beside the brow/headlight. Who's great idea was that? Now I see newer cars where the daylight brow lights go out when the turn signal comes on. A great step forward, although the turn signal light is still tucked in close to the headlamp and at night one cannot see that dim yellow flashing light. 

On another rant; we have to many fatals where I live. If people would just slow down and pay attention these fatal accidents would be less frequent. It seems the motto where I live is "Go as fast as you can, screw the other guy and check email as often as you can"

Sorry about the soap box.

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) » Today 3:35 PM

RV6
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Well crap, more money that I don't want to spend. OK, I'll buy one. 

The new PCV valves I bought, one for the 6 cyl and the other listed for all V8's do not work better than the one I have. The little 6 banger one vibrates while the engine is running. 
 

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » Today 2:10 PM

Hakan
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Started to work on the Phoenix Project again and switched the rear lower coil over brackets from side to side which means the car was raised around 1" and pretty much gave me the ride height I've been looking for. Even if the springs most likely will settle a bit I can adjust for that now and still have a margin. The "problem" I have now is to try to stay away from using the coil over shocks I had in the rear in the front... the front end is as of now set up to use original style springs and shocks, but it would of course be cool to have adjustable ride height in the front also.

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » bellhousing ID# for T5? » Today 1:19 PM

Nos681
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E6ZR-6394-AA. This was removed from a ‘92 GT.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » wiper arm » Today 1:16 PM

Nos681
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I would check at fuse (both sides) and at wiper motor to see if you are getting full voltage.  You may need to clean up contact surfaces. Check your switch as well.

You didn’t mention if you’re doing this with engine on or off.  Is there a difference?

Check battery voltage from positive to ground at/near firewall to make sure you have a good ground as well.
Main feed to fuse box is at start solenoid.  May want to check/ clean terminals and lugs too.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » C-4 Overfill » Today 11:22 AM

riwall
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OK, thanks chaps. I purchased some clear plastic tubing. I'm not wild about swallowing ATF so I have an old antifreeze tester with a rubber bulb that fits quite snuggly into the tubing. I think I'll try that first. It will probably take a while but I have nothing but time. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » C-4 Overfill » Today 10:40 AM

Nos681
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Along same lines as Josh described.  Please use NEW clear tubing.  Use a hand held brake vacuum pump...just like bleeding your brakes. Evacuate to desired level.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » C-4 Overfill » Today 10:29 AM

josh-kebob
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Use the Texas credit card technique. Clear tubing down the trans filler tube to the pan bottom...pucker up and carefully pull the fluid up the tube until you see it getting close to the vacuum source...pinch the tubing, remove from the filler tube and drain the fluid into a catch pan....check fluid level a la dipstick...repeat as necessary...

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » C-4 Overfill » Today 9:58 AM

riwall
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Had a "senior moment" today and over-filled the transmission. It is well above the full level on the dip stick. Other than dropping the pan and starting over is there a way of getting out some fluid? Will it hurt anything to drive it as is? Thanks for any advice.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Today 8:16 AM

We’ve had work trucks where the third brake light on the cab had some....to use Prof’s word “pulser”. It would get your attention. Some would pulse the whole time the brake lights were on and others would pulse three time then go solid red. The main brake lights operated normally.

I do see some trucks and trailers running the roads around here with a yellow strobe flasher on the back end. It blinks all the time. It can be seen at a distance and its really annoying in the dark.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » mint mint mint Be still my heart ?? » Today 6:04 AM

val fulesday
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i've been a ford guy my hole life except for three occasions. 72 monte carlo, piece of crap wouldn't run but 110, even if you threw it out of an airplane at 400. 70 elcamino that was a good one. my vega 350 with a turbo 400, fiber glass front end, narrowed 12 bolt w/ 4:11 it ran well. my favorite was my 83 ranger with 5.0 and t-5 had it 18 years, not a killer but a blast to drive.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) » Today 5:23 AM

I think regularly they are like $130, but we got a great deal with the group buy.  I bought 3 of them for various projects.

You shouldn't have to retune the engine, just adjust the valve as noted in the instructions, which are good and detailed.  Once you have it set you might want to at least check the idle adjustments, but that should be about it. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » mint mint mint Be still my heart ?? » Today 5:19 AM

wsinsle wrote:

TKO, I remember a Dodge Colt I think in the late 70's. 

YES, that was it!  Good call wsinsle!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » mint mint mint Be still my heart ?? » Today 5:17 AM

xrracer wrote:

3.1 million Pintos sold. I would not call that a failure.

117 lawsuites filed for the Pinto alone.  Ford was also investigated by the NHTSA, and the crux of most of this was a memo that Ford had sent to the NHTSA saying that new standards for fuel systems were not worth the financial cost when weighed against the societal cost of the injury and deaths of people.  Its probably the most callous thing ever written by an automaker.  

When you factor in the cost of the litigation and the damage to Ford's reputation, which affected sales across the board, it almost caused financial ruin for Ford.  Ironically, its probably why we still have the Mustang today. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » mint mint mint Be still my heart ?? » Today 5:11 AM

351MooseStang wrote:

My oldest brother was afflicted with the bowtie disease in his teens and bought a newer used Vega in the late 70's. One night he was out and about when smoke started coming out from under the hood, so he pulled over to check it out. The rubber plug that's the oil cap had popped off (leaking rings, crankcase pressure) again, but this time it had fallen out from under the hood and was lost. His bright idea was to stuff a rag into the hole and keep going... until the car lost oil pressure, cutting off the ignition. The rag was pulled into the cam the moment he started it, shredding it as the engine ran until it plugged up the oil pickup. He died in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in town during the evening rush...lol! That was the end of that car for him.

He was going to drop a 350 in it but was distracted by a Camaro. It's a disease with him. ;)

Hopefully you meant "it" died?  Otherwise that's a really dark ending...
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What difference will. . . . » Today 4:42 AM

Stevo
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gjz30075 wrote:

I'm not sure what you can use as a baseline for 'improvement, or not' type of measurement; maybe gas mileage,
plug readings, I don't know but whatever you use, you can temporily block off the radiator to get the temp
to 195 and then use your measurements to see the difference.   Less messy than changing the thermostat, and
maybe changing back again.

 I just trusted Steve on this and swapped out the thermostat.  Ugh, it's a pain in the butt to do, but I did it.
I got coolant all over the fan belt and last time that happened, there was a weird noise which I originally thought was clutch throw out bearing. But a friend said that fanbelts don't like coolant and I replaced the belt. Problem was fixed. Hopefully it won't happen again this time.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) » Today 4:30 AM

Stevo
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I just took a look at my pcv valve and wonder if it is the original. It has the brass bend fitting on the end with the pcv valve screwed into it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Yesterday 10:42 PM

Prof
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Check the laws in your state. I am pretty sure that you need to have standard constant-on bright brake lights in order to be legal. 
When I drove and raced an 09 Miata, I started using the in-line brake light pulser from Web Electronics. They are also the people that make the sequential tail lights for late model 'Stangs.
If you did the install you suggest, then you could flash people quickly when ever you slowed down.
Think about those insane pulsing headlights that big motorcycles use to increase their visibility...and do that on the rear of your car. Miata owners do this mod all of the time. Of course they still get rear ended--just not as hard.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Yesterday 8:38 PM

Nos681
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You might get their attention if they flashed RED AND BLUE.  🤪.  Unfortunately it would get the 5 OH’s attention too!  Book him Dano!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flashing red back up lights » Yesterday 7:59 PM

Cab4word67
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Yes you are correct. If they cant see all of those lights on a bus why should they see me

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) » Yesterday 7:26 PM

HudginJ3
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I bought the ME Wagner valve for my 351W that I had bored and stoked thinking that the original one was no longer addiquite. The engine does run a lot smother all around since putting it in. I bought it with the group buy for around $100. if I remember correctly. It has two adjustments and comes with springs that can be swapped as needed. It was kind of like adjusting a Edelbrok carb. Easy but tedious.

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