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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Due to the word from South Carolina today... BASH is officially OFF » 3/28/2020 3:03 PM

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My shirts showed up today. These shirts are destined to become classics for the year that never was. I will endeavor to wear it proudly. I also have to thank 6S6 for all the work he put in for the non-event. Maybe next year we can all converge on Mike's house.
Now we gots to start planning the mini bash. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hotel Cancelations. » 3/28/2020 2:30 PM

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Do not forget to do this. I was poised to cancel at the Hampton Inn Murrels Inlet today. As I was looking up the phone number of the Hampton I received an email stating my reservation had been canceled. Great timing. 

I'm hoping a mini bash is in the future. I was so looking forward to the 5K mile trip in the 67.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Speedo Gears » 3/27/2020 4:54 PM

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Talk about going off on a tangent!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Speedo Gears » 3/26/2020 5:31 PM

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I counted the teeth 3 times on each driven gear. The black is 20, Pink and White are both 19 (go figure). I had a 23 tooth but it was missing a gear so I tossed it.

Swap Meet » Holley Manual Choke » 3/26/2020 3:56 PM

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If you need this let me know. Price is Free, you pay the ride.
http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/Mchoke.JPG

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Speedo Gears » 3/26/2020 3:49 PM

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I'm purging my shop and BB and BB2 know why. I found these and if anyone needs one let me know. 
http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/SpeedoGears.JPG

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65-66 front park lights » 3/25/2020 12:40 PM

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Nos681 wrote:

Can anyone explain why the front park lights go off when headlights are on?
Why?

6S6's explanation is the best. 

I recalled that the 67 lights were the same way. So I just had to check. I placed the battery gently in its mount and took great care in attaching the cables. I turned on the park lights and nothing out of the front, butt the rears worked. So I turned on the ignition and tried the turn signals and they would only light the rears and the dash indicator. No blink. She-it another item to fix. I think the problem is in the column harness to under-dash harness connection as I have had problems with this connector before. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65-66 front park lights » 3/25/2020 12:33 PM

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6sally6 wrote:

Because wayyyyyy back then ( just ask BB or Rudi...2 old dudes) parking lights were just that.....lights you turned on when you were PARKED on the side of a road. It was so blame dark, clowns in their Shivel-layz or Plymouths would smash into you because there were no street lights (only oil powered lanterns). Or, they were so 'slow' -like their cars- they didn't recognize another vehicle stopped on the side of the road.
Cars often times stopped on the side of roads for important things like rolling a cigarette or looking for 'the-church-key' to crack open a cold beer for the drive home.
Often times the parking lights were activated to give a little light inside the car. Many times when engaged in ahhhhhhhhhh...more amorous endeavors like searching in your wallet for.......... "coverage"..... or the application therewith.
Many-many times the light in the all-important radio would be burned out and the interior/parking lights was needed to find WOWO or WLS or even The BIG APE (WAPE- Jacksonville radio stations on your AM dial.
On some occasions 'just the parking lights' were needed when bringing home your date a few minutes late (usually after 11:00pm) so her grouchy-old-daddy would have less of a warning to come out cussing & shooting because "you brought his baby-girl home late again........and I told you the last time to be on time........I know what you were doing..I can smell the beer and those stink'in cigarettes all the way up here......why are your clothes wrinkled and.....WERE is her panties"!!
Soooooo here are just a few reasons why the "parking-lights" were not always electrically connected to the headlights(which are now called RUNNING LIGHTS!!!)
Right Bullet??......Rudi? That's what I 'heard'!!
6sal6

I have read this 3 times and laugh every time. Brings back memories of High School.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Travel plans? » 3/25/2020 12:31 PM

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.051 TD Cox wow been a while since I heard that. It brought back memories when I was about 10 years old bench running aTD .049. I carelessly reached for the needle valve at the back of the gas tank, the prop cut the tip off my finger, it never missed a beat, I had to throw a rag into the prop to stop it before running like hell to the local docs office.
 

IDK but I guess we were 13 years old at the time. My buddy and I built a sled, basically an A-frame engine mount on top of two runners that were about 3/4" wide and 18" long. We mounted a Fox .35 on the A-Frame swinging a 12" diameter nylon pusher prop. No controls, no nothing. Just start the engine and let her rip down the street. It was friggin cold and the engine did not want to start. I was hand flipping the prop when it finally started and I managed to get my middle finger, right hand, back into the whirling prop. Damn near cut the finger off. My first trip the the emergency room happened that day as they sewed my finger back on at the second joint. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Travel plans? » 3/24/2020 4:43 PM

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A box full of engines. The McCoy 35 on the bottom with the yellow prop is a NOS that I ran for the first time last year. 
http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/Engines.JPG

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Travel plans? » 3/24/2020 4:33 PM

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Back in the 60's my dad flew RC's and they were a lot different than those today. He also flew control line in competition and that got me hooked. I still have two that I fly today. Both were built in the 70's, although I recovered the wings 2 years ago. The Buster sports a FOX-35 while the Streak sports a FOX-19. Both engines are from the 60's. 
http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/Cline.JPG

They both have come back as sticks more times than I can remember. I do have a NOS Buster kit ready to build and fly.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » led blinker fixed » 3/24/2020 4:00 PM

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I'm odd and I know it. I am not a fan of LED lights except for certain applications. What I don't like is the instant on/off of LED lights. They're harsh to the eyes. Incandescent bulbs are soft on and off due to their need to heat up and cool down. This to me is a lot easier on the eyes. So I installed 3 incandescent bulbs per taillight on my 67. They are bright, they turn on/off soft and do the job. I did learn that brake light switches and turn signal switches did not like the extra amperage draw of the extra bulb. The car now sports several relays to control the running/brake lights. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Getting close to done - Bwahahaha » 3/24/2020 3:43 PM

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Rudi wrote:

I'm jonesing over those  chrome vents, way nicer than the crappy ones my CAA came with.

The crappy vents sucked large time. Damn near impossible to install and the drivers side would not work since I chose to keep the fresh air vent on my 67. I damn near ordered the chrome repros at full price and then found the WCCC blems for less than half. I took a leap of faith and ordered them. Yes they are blems and the chrome is not perfect, but sitting in the car you would be hard pressed to see the blem. Even as blems these are some of the nicest repro items I have ever purchased for the 67.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Post your nominations for the dumbest mechanic ever award. » 3/23/2020 5:26 PM

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Way back in the early 80's I used a setup very similar to this to remove the 360 and install the 390 in my 76 F-250. Worked like a charm.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Getting close to done - Bwahahaha » 3/23/2020 5:22 PM

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The cheap POS vents are being replace with OEM style vents. I pondered buying OEM vents but the prices were high and the quality of 50+ year old stuff was dodgy at best. New repros are available for $450 and look good. I found a pair of blemished repros on West Coast Classic Cougar for $230 for the pair. I ordered them. The chrome is not perfect, hence the blem listing, but these babies are absolute beauties for the price. I am still waiting for the control innards for the drivers side.
Here is what comes with the CAA kit and the cheap vent can be seen in the lower right.

http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/ACWire.JPG


The repro 67 Vent from WCC:

http://www.zilik.net/Mustang/PaxVent.JPG


 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MustangSteve Bash 2020 Corona Virus Concerns » 3/22/2020 4:37 PM

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While I puffed years ago on cigarettes and other smokables, I never smoked cigars much. Now mainly because the wife unit would blow a gasket if I did. Butt, when in Rome.....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Preserving Patina paint » 3/22/2020 4:33 PM

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Coupedaddy wrote:

Thanks for the replies I will try and wax it again!!!

Patina needs no wax!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Does old "new" oil go bad ? » 3/21/2020 12:03 PM

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A lot a aviation lubricants; Aeroshell, Exxon, etc state the shelf live is 10 years in quarts and 5 years in pails. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Another one bites the dust » 3/20/2020 6:14 PM

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Steve-G wrote:

Cj Pony and NPD are my go to thsse days.i read a lot of complaints about Cj ,but I have always been very happy with the service.

I use local, NPD and CJ. I have never had problems with any of them.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » O Kay..........maybe a little bright-light to make us "feel-better"... » 3/18/2020 3:24 PM

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The wonderful thing about the Bash is it puts faces to names and we make friends too. The banter that goes back and forth on the forums among the Bashers is priceless. So now we're gonna have a Sexting competition to see who has the sexiest BashShirt pose with their Mustang. Our shirts are supposed to arrive around April 2. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Crushed Fuel Line » 3/17/2020 8:08 PM

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MS wrote:

I would simply weld those up rather than attempt some bs patch in a tube that will prove temporary at best. Welding is easy and forever.

Before you try to weld it, wire-brush it clean so the weld will be all metal.

Since I canna go nowhere tomorrows project is to dust of the ole welder.
 

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