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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Let's talk alignment... » Today 3:15 PM

josh-kebob
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Actually, lets discuss alignment tools.

My current stable consists of a 65 and 66 mustang. Both have after market, non steel wheels.
Completing the garage ensemble is a 67 cougar, currently sporting steel wheels.

So, knowing I have three knock-kneed vehicles needing alignment, I'm at the point of investing in alignment tools with the exception of turn plates, I'll make my own.

Looking for inputs from anyone owning these tools. Whatcha got, do you like them, short comings, etc, etc....si I can make a wise investment.

Right now, I don't need advice on how to do an alignment, I'll ask for that later...

Thanks in advance....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What happened / Make your own meme Monday? » Today 2:14 PM

Greg B
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Bumpers for sale.  Like new.  Only installed for a few miles.  Went in a different direction.  Make offer!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What happened / Make your own meme Monday? » Today 12:38 PM

6sally6
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Yeah.......how about.....

"NO BIG LOSS CAR-WISE.......I MEAN  THESE SO CALLED 'PONY CARS' ARE JUST A PASSING FAD"
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Emblem paint for faded emblems » Today 12:32 PM

6sally6
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Toploader wrote:

Thanks guys!
So it sounds like I am not nuts for wanting to touch up the emblems that are on the car then vs removing them and replacing them...

Prolly  new ones won't hold up any better than 'touched-up' ones!  Stuff is junk now-a-days!!
6sal6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Today 12:29 PM

6sally6
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Used the 'original' wheel outta my 66(289/3 sp tranny) on my 5.0/T-5 set-up. Had the ring gear replaced a looong time ago. 10" clutch/press. plate . Works like a light weight flywheel.  NOW......I did have the whole assembly balanced when building the engine so.......
Whichever way you go I would have the assembly balanced(cheap when you weigh the benefits....see how I worked that?? weigh....balanced assembly...get it?!!
6sally6)

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Today 10:49 AM

Bearing Bob
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Yup, 160. During my recent search for a Henry made flywheel I counted 160 teeth on one. Wtfresno? 157 and 164 for Windsor motors was all I'd ever heard about. Counted it 2 more times to confirm.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Will steves rear disc conversion work on explorer 8.8 axle? » Today 7:25 AM

Chaplin
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I am resurrecting this thread to see if anyone has definitively answered this question yet?   A 3.73 LS Explorer rear end  has popped up for sale locally and I am considering picking it up and using it on the next project.

Edit-

And a related question....


Can anyone confirm what size wheels you can use with either the Explorer factory discs or the 05-14 rear discs? 

I am thinking about keeping this project on 15"' wheels- either steelies with dog dish hub caps or Magnum 500s.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Emblem paint for faded emblems » Today 6:32 AM

Toploader
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Thanks guys!
So it sounds like I am not nuts for wanting to touch up the emblems that are on the car then vs removing them and replacing them...

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What happened / Make your own meme Monday? » Today 6:29 AM

Toploader
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I am thinking that people can come up with their own captions for this one https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Today 6:12 AM

Nos681
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My 65’s original 289/c4 combo had 160 tooth flexplate.
When I replaced with a TCI c4, I purchased a TCI 157 tooth flexplate.

My original did have some ground down teeth.
It was working fine, just didn’t want to pull it apart again to replace if a tooth or two failed.
I did have starter engagements a long time ago due to starter, battery, alternator issues many years ago.

I probably counted it 10 times or more.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Today 6:06 AM

Worth noting that the number on it predates the mustang.  C3 pegs it as a part originally made in '63.

I would advise just getting 157 tooth flywheel with 28oz. imbalance drilled for a 10.5" clutch.  This is the easiest/simplest route to your T5 swap.  This is the one I run on my 331:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-6375-a302b

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Emblem paint for faded emblems » Today 6:00 AM

Brave for driving a K-code?  What the #$%^ else would you do with it?  Sit it in a garage and dust it off every week?  Cars are built to be driven.  If you can afford to own it; you can afford to fix it if it gets wrecked.  There is NOTHING too valuable to drive.  People like that drive me nuts. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Engineering theory question » Today 5:55 AM

Nos681 wrote:

California emissions 94-97 trucks (4.9, 5.0, 5.8, and 7.5) had MAF.

Federal emissions trucks were speed density.

Yes, and you can add MAF to any of the trucks fairly easily, but the fact remains the intakes were designed for a speed/density application.  Even 1st gen Lightnings were speed/density. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Today 5:00 AM

gjz30075
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I had a 160t flywheel on my 66.    I understand that a change to 157 was made to accommodate a 
starter pinion change.    Val, were you having starter to flywheel mesh issues?   No need to change
the ring gear if you weren't having issues with starting.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Yesterday 11:05 PM

josh-kebob
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Try rockauto.
For grins, I looked up a flywheel for a 74 maverick
with a 302. A 157 tooth flywheel, 10" clutch disk, with the emblance you need cost about 91 chickens....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MS question regarding Cobra MII disk brake brackets/fit? » Yesterday 10:47 PM

MS
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We have a pair of original MII spindles that we use as a jig to weld that tab on the brackets.  All bolts are attached and the bracket is welded while everything is bolted to the spindles. That way, we are 100% certain the brackets fit as advertised.  I personally verified the fitment is same on a Heidt’s 2” drop spindle. 

That was before I ever heard of variations in R&C spindles.

I will be happy to make them fit.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » fly wheel 160 tooth? » Yesterday 10:36 PM

I pulled the t10 out of my 64 falcon, the engine is a 74 302W. so I pulled the fly wheel counted the teeth 160. I have never heard of that number of teeth on any ford standard fly wheel. yes it is a ford part, c3oe-6308b  with a little tag to the side that reads 5d5. I counted the teeth 4 times may be 5 times. still don't believe it.
so now I will need to replace the fly wheel with 157 tooth 28 oz balance. where would you try to acquire one? I am going to research this part number anyone else feel free to chime in.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Emblem paint for faded emblems » Yesterday 10:35 PM

Bearing Bob
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Bolted to Floor wrote:

Sheryl used finger nail polish on the gas cap!!

Maybe I'll hold off on mine John and have your painter spiffy up my gas cap at the MSBB in May.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Emblem paint for faded emblems » Yesterday 9:16 PM

Sheryl used finger nail polish on the gas cap!!

Board footera


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