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MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » Need help with people counts for each days events. » Today 5:41 PM

Gaba
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Please note the change in GABA numbers for Friday..

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pate Swap meet (FYI) » Today 5:37 PM

MS, I thought you lived in the area?
 

Paint & Body » 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found » Today 4:28 PM

RTM
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I remember doing all the rust repair on mine.  You’re making progress.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 3:42 PM

MS
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For title purposes, the fender VIN overrules the door tag.  I would get with your DMV to get it straightened out.  You don’t want heirs getting trapped someday if it ever gets ugly.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Intake manifold Install » Today 2:47 PM

John Ha
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Bullet Bob wrote:

"Technical Improvements"!!  We seem to have lost some, or all, of the HOW TO but we now have links to run your own POLL or other useless crap that nobody wants.  Maybe we should run a poll to see how everyone likes the new look.

Perhaps we should heed the sage advice given by Inspector Kemp (Young Frankenstein):   "A riot is an ugly thing, und I think it's just about time that we had one!"

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anyone here able to help out with Daze strut rod Mod » Today 2:40 PM

John Ha
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Sent you a PM.  Other than that I have to believe that there must be at least one competent machine shop in your area that could do what you need to have done.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » Bash tee shirt order » Today 1:56 PM

Mochaman
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The order deadline is coming up, so they should ship then. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 1:44 PM

615fastback
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Have always been curious how it happened.  Have asked at car shows, one answer was ford was selling so many mustangs that they used whatever bodies they had available.  Don’t know if that was true or not.
Have 4 old fords 66 fastback mustang, 67 GT Fairlane, 65 galaxie, 66 f100, none are even close to a show car.  Just decent drivers, but have enjoyed working on.  My age is getting so it’s not near the fun it use to be, but keep trying to turn a wrench ever so often.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 1:40 PM

Bullet Bob
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615fastback wrote:

Fender is on both sides reads 6F09T69441
Door reads 6F09A69441

Well...I'd say if it always had five lugs, 8" axle, V8 frontend, and the title says "A"...it's an A code.  The fender stamps likely were the result of "failure to communicate" back in the day considering the known history of the car.  My opinion. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 1:32 PM

615fastback
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Fender is on both sides reads 6F09T69441
Door reads 6F09A69441

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 single speed wipers to intermittent 2 speed conversion » Today 12:49 PM

Nos681
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Bearing Bob wrote:

Nos681 wrote:

Bearing Bob wrote:

Cool... now you can swap mine at the Bash.

😂😂😂

What? Tis better to give than recieve. Plus, the second time you do a project is much easier. Think of the pleasure you'll recieve.

Is it 3rd or 4th times a charm?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 11:00 AM

Texas!
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Does the VIN on the inner fender say 6Txxxxxxxx?
Or does it say 6xxxTxxxxx?
Or does it say 6xxxAxxxxx?

T in the second position is the code for the Metuchen, NJ assembly plant. T in the fifth position is the code for a 200 6 cylinder engine. A in the fifth position is the code for a 289 4V engine.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 single speed wipers to intermittent 2 speed conversion » Today 10:38 AM

Bearing Bob
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Nos681 wrote:

Bearing Bob wrote:

Cool... now you can swap mine at the Bash.

😂😂😂

What? Tis better to give than recieve. Plus, the second time you do a project is much easier. Think of the pleasure you'll recieve.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » New set of Walker Quiteflow Mufflers 21856 » Today 10:00 AM

Mine is a 66 and I have Hooker super comp long tube headers on it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 9:42 AM

Bullet Bob
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If you are sure the T is not the MFG code...Matuchen (sp)...right after the Date #,  then I'd say don't worry about it.  It's an A code car and you have substantial proof thereof.  Also, you might check the code on the RIGHT fender apron...further to the rear, near the hood hinge, covered by the fender.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 9:41 AM

615fastback
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[/b]That door I believe is original, have owned it 30 yrs or more, talked to the guy that was 2nd owner who drove it to school.  Was sitting in a field with workout 302 with the top loader in trunk. Brought it when mustangs were not that high and I don’t think previous owner would went to the trouble to Chang vin tag on door as I bought it as not more as junk.  just wondering if any other explanation ?  Not trying to sell as I had new quarters new fenders and floor pans, 351W , T5, electric steering, unisteer rack, so one of my grand kids will receive.  Taken a long time to get where it is, only thing left is Shelby drop and Daze adjustable struts.  Wish I could post a picture, don’t see any place to post.  If the door vin is fake then how was a titlle produced with A code.  Is it possible for a T code car and a A code car to have the same serial numbers if the door was changed.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 single speed wipers to intermittent 2 speed conversion » Today 9:39 AM

Nos681
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Bearing Bob wrote:

Cool... now you can swap mine at the Bash.

😂😂😂

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Update on the ol 289 » Today 9:34 AM

Nos681
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My 65 coupe has had the following combos:

195/75/14 = 25.5” (C4 w/2.80 gears)

215/60/14 = 24.1” (C4  w/2.80 gears)

235/60/14 = 25.1” (C4 w/2.80 gears and C4 w/3.25 gears)

235/40/18 = 25.4” (T5 w/3.25 gears)

BTW...
235/45/17 = 25.3”

Keep in mind that these are according to stated tire size not real tire size.

Each manufacturer is a little different.

Kinda like shoes.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 9:19 AM

Rudi
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The guy that operates the tag stamp machine could have had a hang over.
Back then everything was done manually so slip ups are not unheard of, I’m sure there are many stories out there of goof ups.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 9:03 AM

Nos681
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The fender would be correct number regardless of door or title paperwork.

Door tag could easily be reproduced to say anything you want.
And titles get screwed up all of the time even for newer cars.

Anything beyond that I would say is fraud to insurance company and potential future buyer.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Priming new engine with oil » Today 8:41 AM

red351
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You can have problems with about brand today. Was running Lunati flat tappet in the 67. Had close to 1k running around close to home. Everything was oak-e-doky , so we decided to do a cross country trip. and along the way, we stop to spray the road grime off in IL. Started it up, and what a knocking noise (not a tick). Had to get towed home a few wks. later. One lifter came apart inside around what looked to be broken spot weld.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 vin question, never had answer » Today 8:20 AM

615fastback
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Have a 66 mustang with a vin on fender with a T code, door has A code.  The serial number is the same on both locations.  The title is A code.  I have owned since late 80,s.  Has 5 lugs,  also has 9 inch rear, with necked down axle ends.  I know the rear is not original as it is 3:50.  Is it possible for that someone could find a door with the same serial number but with A code.  The only difference in both vin locations is T versus A.  Would post pictures if knew how.

Thanks,
Steele

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pate Swap meet (FYI) » Today 8:18 AM

MS
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That is one of the very few things I miss about the Dallas area.

I will be going to the New Braunfels swap meet the end of this month.  Maybe 1/10th the size of Pate, but I won’t be as sunburned and tired when I am done!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Update on the ol 289 » Today 8:15 AM

MS
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My old 1970 Boss 302 had 3.50 gears from the factory.  I drove it all over the place, highway cruising and stoplight to stoplight.   Had never heard of OVERDRIVE transmissions back then.  It just ran how it ran.  That engine WAS made for more rpm, but I’m sure a two barrel 289 will run 3,500 rpm all day long without any detrimental effects. It is what it is, and if the higher rpm doesn’t bother you, it won’t hurt the car.  It WILL get worse gas mileage, but so what?  It WILL have more road noise, but so what?   If that stuff bothers you, there are cures available, for a price.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Update on the ol 289 » Today 5:43 AM

Cab4word67 wrote:

TKOPerformance wrote:

The computed RPM and actual tend to vary with an automatic due to converter slippage, particularly with a higher stall converter.  Other factors are that tire size stated and actual tire size are often different by some margin.

3.55s with the old C4 on the highway was just too much.  That engine is done at 5,000RPM and spinning it 3,500RPM for extended periods just isn't good for anything.  Cruise RPM ideally should be 50% of max engine speed or less.  With the T5 it now spins more like 2,500RPM at the same speed. 

You say that 2500 is what you get with a T5, well that is what i cruise at doing 65 so 2800 anit that bad at 70+. I just don't get the seat of the pants launch but then I didn't build it for that so I think I'm good. 
 

I didn't build mine for that either, but when it came time to rebuild the rear I decided I wanted it so I went to the 3.55s.  I had 2.80s originally too.  When I wanted to take the car on longer trips which wold involve highway driving I decided I needed overdrive and I'd wanted a manual trans almost since the car was done, so the T5 swap killed two birds with one stone.  It didn't hurt that I've rebuilt dozens of them and had one sitting in the shop either. 

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