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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mini Bash Thrash / convert Jose’s 1965 6 cyl to V8 » Today 8:44 AM

MS
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Day TEN
WEDNESDAY of week two

Trimmed core support 1-1/4” each side for the wider radiator.  Reformed the remaining flanges to move the rad forward about 1/4”.  This is a 2-1/2” thick aluminum radiator so it takes up alot of room. Will use a 2” 289 Hipo spacer and a stainless six blade reverse rotation flex fan for now. We bought a 70 shroud but it will need to be trimmed to fit. The plan is to split it on the horizontal centerline snd modify it so it bolts in easily allowing access to fan bolts.  Since no AC yet, it will drive to Kansas and backh no shroud.
Modified the battery tray so it clears the wider radiator. Made custom battery hold down. 
Ordered a new drive shaft from CJ Pony. It should get here Monday next week. Cutting it close now…
Thursday will install electrical for Duraspark ignition system and hook up carb linkage.  It looks like the aftermarket foot feed linkage that has the kickdown lever for the c4 tranny is clocked wrong. No way to adjust it so the cable will ever pull on the tranny lever.
Finished the custom hard lines for the fuel line and got all the fuel connections made.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Today 5:03 AM

Nos681 wrote:

Another suggestion if you don’t want to perform Mustang Steve front discs is contact Chockostang.
He has entire kits that will bolt onto existing spindles and hardware as well.

http://www.chockostangclassicmustang.com/discbrakepowersteering/discbrakeconversions.html

As for me, a really great friend a couple of years ago helped me find stock ‘65 spindles to perform my MS front disc conversion.

I had given my original spindles away to a friend 30 years ago when I performed the Granada disc conversion.

Either way, both of my systems were factory Ford parts and replacement parts are still available for both.

that's a good deal... is it the same kit you would use if you wanted power disc? Do you just add the booster?
I have the 5 speed power brake conversion on my wrecked car.

I had bought Steve's (MustangSteves) 1974 Maverick spindles and disc brakes that were on his blue fastback when he swapped it to the big Brakes.
Pretty sure it did not damage the brakes on my old car in wreck the wheels are still bolted on it just shoved it back on driver side. I am hoping it may not have damaged the new Bilestein shocks I had just put on it too. It looks like it just moved it back and over as a whole ...I will be able to tell more after we get the stuff off and inspect it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Yesterday 9:26 PM

Nos681
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Another suggestion if you don’t want to perform Mustang Steve front discs is contact Chockostang.
He has entire kits that will bolt onto existing spindles and hardware as well.

http://www.chockostangclassicmustang.com/discbrakepowersteering/discbrakeconversions.html

As for me, a really great friend a couple of years ago helped me find stock ‘65 spindles to perform my MS front disc conversion.

I had given my original spindles away to a friend 30 years ago when I performed the Granada disc conversion.

Either way, both of my systems were factory Ford parts and replacement parts are still available for both.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » UPDATE POR-15 HAS A REPLACEMENT SEE PHOTOS » Yesterday 7:55 PM

Mochaman
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I know of a 64.5 Coup with a 302 in Kyle Texas. Looks complete. $4500. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mini Bash Thrash / convert Jose’s 1965 6 cyl to V8 » Yesterday 7:27 PM

Steve-G
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That does sound high.  But Haven't had one done in a few years.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mystery parts » Yesterday 7:03 PM

6568
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Thanks to mustang Steve they have been figured out.
they are the strips for a vinyl roof. Thank you mustang Steve.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 6:30 PM

Rufus68
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Here in TN the bigger tanks have to be leased.  The two gas suppliers just swap the empty tanks for full ones ready to go.  The two suppliers both told me I'd need to lease a 125cf tank if I needed that size.  So I have the 80cf that I own that I swap.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 6:24 PM

Bearing Bob
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The 200 and 220 multimatic have lots of useful settings to ease your welding experience. It's a heck of a machine, and light years ahead of the 211, which is a great machine.

Rufus68 wrote:

Don't forget you still have to get a tank and I recommend you get the largest Argon tank you can own without having to lease.  Around here that is the 32" tall 80cf tank.  Reason being that the refill cost is nearly the same as for the smaller tanks but it last much longer.

I agree the bigger the tank the better. Butt... I've got two 125cf tanks, one argon and one 75/25 argon mix, which aren't big enough for my amount of welding. The cost to fill one tank at the local Airgas is $36 (same as the 150cf tank I used to have) plus tax and haz mat.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Yesterday 5:14 PM

TimC wrote:

BILLY WALTON from GEORGIA wrote:

We about to start a disassembling my wrecked car and see if my disc are still good...I can get the Granada spindles new with the mustang specs built in. the wheels are still bolted on. hopefully it just shoved it back a little.
 

This would be the perfect time to use the OEM spindles on the new car and just buy whatever brake kit you want.  No sense in changing spindles, IMO.  You can get great disc brakes for the OEM spindles.  I think the best website to find the kit you want/need is MUSTANGSTEVE.COM.   https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

I have Maverick spindles on my wrecked car and had just put new calipers and rotors and have a 5 speed and the MustangSteve powerbrake set up with the clutch cable pedals too .....that is cheapest way for me to go....Steve was the one that suggested the Granada Spindles with the mustang geometry built in them already from this place https://www.discbrakeswap.com/
=16px1964-66 spec Granada type high strength alloy steel steering knuckles (spindles) , includes grade 8 mounting bolts. has 1964-66 correct steering and suspension geometry. Includes both the right and left side parts.
=19pxP/N GKK.65 $299/set
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 5:03 PM

josh-kebob
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Buy it.

I'm going to purchase a 211. Priced it locally for around $1500 last month. Price went up slightly since then, oh well.

Already own my own tank and cart so, that's not an issue for me.

Now that fall is here, I have plenty of welding projects to finish.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 5:02 PM

Chaplin
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I have the 211 and it's great. I am a novice welder and I find it very easy to use. The auto-set feature makes it almost fool proof and very easy to improve your skills.

I would also like to have a tig machine, but I don't use a welder nearly enough to justify buying a separate tig machine.  Truthfully, I don't even need something as big as the 211 for the limited amount of welding I do, but I got a great deal on the 211 and am glad I bought it.

Long story short, if you were going to buy the 211 and can get another machine that also does tig for the same or less money,  I'd buy the machine that does both.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 4:50 PM

Rufus68
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Don't forget you still have to get a tank and I recommend you get the largest Argon tank you can own without having to lease.  Around here that is the 32" tall 80cf tank.  Reason being that the refill cost is nearly the same as for the smaller tanks but it last much longer.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 4:07 PM

kardad
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I agree there are lesser machines that would meet my needs, and like most of us it’s one of those things that will set unused mor than used. But with that said, I have borrowed a buddies Miller so many time over the past 15 years that I need to get my own and I want a piece of equipment that will out live me and my boys can fight over.

I was sold on the 211, until today when the deal came up on the model 200.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 3:56 PM

Rufus68
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$1600 is a plenty big budget.  How much welding and what max thickness do you plan to weld?  For most DIY welding, there are plenty of nice welders available for a 1/3 that but if you're planning on doing a lot of welding then that's different.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 3:16 PM

Bearing Bob
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Buy it. That unit is 20 amps less than the 220 multimatic that my Miller rep buddy highly recommended. Demo units are really scarce, even units in stocks are getting harder to find. Multi use welder's used to be not the one to get, but today they are the cat's meow. I tried to get a demo, or even my reps discount, but welders are pretty darn scarce these days. My rep buddy said the welding industry is at the bottom of the list for parts priorities these days, and couldn't even guess when the plasma cutter I wanted would be in if he ordered it. Even with a big discount he recommended buying one off the shelf if I found one, which I did.

So if you have a lead on a demo, I'd buy it. Or better yet, but it for me and I'll pay a finders fee.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 2:17 PM

6sally6
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Don't own this particular machine butt........It's hard to go worng with a Miller.
(you know what they say........."it's Miller Time"!.         oh wait.........)
I understand some of the big box stores sell welders at a better price than the dealer butt..........the gears are plastic...many of the internal parts are not as high quality as what you get from a dealer.
Sounds like you may have hit the jackpot!!
It's good that you can do all phases of welding with this one machine.
IF.....you were doing a lot of 'heavy welding' on thick stuff then a bigger machine may be in order butt........for what we do  (anything on a Mustang)...this should be fine.
Duty cycle (the length of time you do continuous welding) is very important when doing heavy work butt-chew would be hard pressed to exceed the duty cycle welding the small stuff on automotive or general garage use.
HEY.......it's only pictures of dead presidents!!!  Get it
6sal6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Welders » Yesterday 1:49 PM

kardad
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Just looking for some opinions based on real life experience.

I was all set to buy a new Miller 211 mig welder, roughly $1600, but a buddy got me connected with the Miller Rep for this area and he can get me a Miller 200 mig/tig/stick demo unit for $1500.

The Miller 200 runs about $2600 new, it is 120/240 just as the 211.

Anyone have any experience with either of these machines or comments?

Thanks 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Yesterday 1:30 PM

TimC
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BILLY WALTON from GEORGIA wrote:

We about to start a disassembling my wrecked car and see if my disc are still good...I can get the Granada spindles new with the mustang specs built in. the wheels are still bolted on. hopefully it just shoved it back a little.
 

This would be the perfect time to use the OEM spindles on the new car and just buy whatever brake kit you want.  No sense in changing spindles, IMO.  You can get great disc brakes for the OEM spindles.  I think the best website to find the kit you want/need is MUSTANGSTEVE.COM.   https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Yesterday 12:18 PM

We about to start a disassembling my wrecked car and see if my disc are still good...I can get the Granada spindles new with the mustang specs built in. the wheels are still bolted on. hopefully it just shoved it back a little.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Anybody got some 17 inch wheels for sale? » Yesterday 10:14 AM

6sally6
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Good move!.....they looked 'perfect' on your POR-15  ride
6sal6

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