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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Today 5:14 AM

No clutch is easy on drivetrain  parts during a clutch dump.  Unless the clutch fails to grip I suppose.  When you dump the clutch you are shock loading the drivetrain, which is exactly how drivetrain  parts break.  Where you may get away with it is on street tires, because the tires will simply spin before anything can be shock loaded enough to break.  Now, that doesn't mean you can't break drivetrain parts with street tires.  It simply means you probably won't break 1st gear.  The issue you have is that by 3rd gear you probably have enough traction not to spin the tires, so that 2-3 powershift can cause failure.

The bottom line is if you plan to drive hard, and use all the power that high powered engine makes; make sure your trans, driveshaft, and rear are up to the task.  No one ever lamented having a drivetrain hat was too strong.  Sadly the opposite is very often true. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Gas Filler Inlet – Check Valve » Yesterday 10:13 PM

Nos681
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I found the part referenced by Mach1Driver.




As I was trying to find it, I ran across a filler tube that might be worth looking at as well.

The 93-97 Ranger has a double hose setup that might work better.
The internal hose is the fill hose and external is the vent back to the check flapper.
A new filler neck is available at Rock Auto and Filler Neck supply has a plastic fuel inner hose for this purpose that can be cut to length as required…inner fill has to be longer than the external vent.

Filler Neck Supply has same Ranger filler neck at 3x’s the price.
Probably made by same supplier of parts…just my guess.


Rock Auto has them as assemblies with internal hose too.



Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » Father’s Day 2024 car show pics » Yesterday 7:33 PM

Bentworker
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Add your pics here.  We had a good little show in Yreka CA



FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Revisiting Rocketman Cougar gauge conversions » Yesterday 4:02 PM

MS
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I put my A/FR gauge in the glove box, facing the driver when the glove box door is open.
I figured it was so busy with constant changes that it would be a distraction if in the dash

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Revisiting Rocketman Cougar gauge conversions » Yesterday 3:10 PM

Greg B
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Not that it matters much, but I did write RCC VOLTMETER conversion on the back of the gauge housing over the gauge in black sharpie and marked the plus and minus for the next fella.   

Just thought I would mention it.

Since I'm waiting, I suddenly realised I now have a space to fill in my homemade rally pac.  I took the voltmeter out of (what started out life as a tach) housing.   Should I put a clock in it, or an air/fuel ratio gauge?   I have an 85 Jeep quartz clock that fits in there almost perfect, AND I have the white clock overlay...yes I found that one!! But I mind of really want an air/fuel meter.   

Anyone know of a 2" white a/f gauge?  I might take a look at?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Yesterday 2:10 PM

RTM
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Thanks KeithP, I never read up on it other than I knew is was strong enough for my engine and was easy on drivetrain parts when dumping the clutch.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Yesterday 11:25 AM

KeithP
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Part of an article from McLeod:
Clutch Selection Confusion: Clearing The Air With Help From McLeod By TODD SILVEY MAY 19, 2022During the muscle car era, performance junkies wanted to dump the clutch on their killer four-speed in their new car. Amid those years, the manual transmission was not exclusive to the hot-rodder. It was the standard option in most cars and was a way of life. Automatic transmissions were a luxury that many did not feel was needed.Now, many enthusiasts want the experience of grabbing gears in their classic, but also want a clutch that doesn’t require enough force to cause leg cramps when holding the pedal. To learn more about clutch design — why some have a harder-to-push pedal than others and selecting the best parts for your need — we reached out to the folks at McLeod to get some insight.

Scheid elaborates, “These two clutches, plus the RXT1200, each use a 9.687-inch diameter clutch with changes in the clutch disc material. This smaller diameter requires less diaphragm pressure. That decrease in pressure gives us an easier pedal, similar to stock. People will call us and say, ‘something’s wrong with my clutch, it’s too easy.’ It’s designed that way, including the RXT1200 that can handle 1,200-horsepower.”

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Yesterday 9:19 AM

RTM
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Pretty sure it’s adjusted well enough.   Just had the wife come out and press the clutch pedal so I could see if it released by spinning the rear slip yoke and happy to say it releases and engages when she lets up on the pedal.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Yesterday 9:07 AM

KeithP
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RTM wrote:

MS wrote:

Well, I need a new clutch before the Bash trip, so hurry it up!

 
I can push the clutch to the floor with one hand.

You have the clutch cable kit and it's adjusted properly and you can still push the clutch pedal to the floor with one hand?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 03 cobra front bracket for the brake line » Yesterday 8:56 AM

RTM
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I’m barely rubbing the bracket with the 17x8 rim that has 6.27 BS but I added a 1/2 shim so I’m actually at 5.77 BS.   I’ll be running a 17x7 rim with 4 BS.  If my math is correct I should gain roughly 1.77 more inches of clearance.   

I’ll stop here and not make any hard lines until I get the correct rims and tires mounted.  I may be able to move the bracket in towards the coilover another 1/2 and if I did that I would shorten the length it sticks out from the frame.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 03 cobra front bracket for the brake line » Yesterday 8:21 AM

RTM
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I think I found a solution.  I took the stock cobra brake line bracket and cut the end off so I could rotate it.  This rotation of the tab end let me keep the brake hose in a natural state and not twist it to get it to fit the bracket.  I’ve turned lock to lock and I think this is my best option with what I have.  Not sure a custom brake hose would give me any better options.






FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Installed my first twin disk clutch » Yesterday 8:17 AM

BobE
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Is this a case of one strong arm, or two weak legs! (LOL)

Happy Father's Day to all. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Gas Filler Inlet – Check Valve » Yesterday 8:11 AM

BobE
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Mach1Driver wrote:

BobE wrote:

Mach1Driver wrote:


NJ507090G2 Fuel Filler Neck Cap Insert from fillernecksupply.com

Thank you for the info.  However, I couldn't find this part number on the fillernecksupply.com website, could your check the number? 
 

You appear to be correct, they don't list it anymore. Following is the post I made on a couple of forums. Since the hose has a 2-1/4" ID, I would think you could use NJ-1087-F-01 instead. Notice this is specifically for a 69, so you will need to investigate the proper filler neck and hose sizes to use:
Filler Neck Modification 
We all know the problems with filling our Mustangs and fuel vomiting out the back. This is a modification any of us can do if we have a hack saw.
This is what you need:
1. Fuel Neck Filler Pipe 69 - available from cjponyparts.com for $29.99 or from many other sources.
2. Fuel Tank Filler Hose 4” 65-70 from cjponyparts.com for $10.99
3. Fuel Filler pipe Hose Clamp pair 65-70 from cjponyparts.com for $12.99
4. NJ507090G2 Fuel Filler Neck Cap Insert from fillernecksupply.com for $12.95
Cut the filler neck 2” down from the flange on the radius of the arc in the neck. Clean it up with a file and if you don't want it to rust take it to a local plater; Google “metal electroplating your zip code”, or use a fuel tank sealing product to coat the edge of the flanges where cut.
I have the flapper pop-rivited to the lower section of the filler pipe. Sorry, this forum limits upload size and I'm not going to hyperlink pictures from off site.

 

Mac1Driver - thank you for the clarification, and the 'how-to' install. e.
As I have the 22-gallon tank and the 69 filler neck, this may work out nicely for me. 
 

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