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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A picture is worth 1000 wordz....... » 2/20/2024 5:08 PM

6sally6
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Me TOO !!!. I keep thinking its my phone on vibrate..... I just sorta ignore it.



6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I almost forgot how bad things could be » 2/20/2024 5:00 PM

6sally6
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Be sure and drill a hole at the upper end of the crack ! (Keep the crack from getting longer) Then squirt a dab of good old RTV in the tiny hole to keep stray moisture from getting inside.....
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A picture is worth 1000 wordz....... » 2/16/2024 11:55 AM

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You didn't REALLY think I was finished did ya !?
6sal6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A picture is worth 1000 wordz....... » 2/16/2024 11:20 AM

6sally6
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Rudi wrote:

TKOPerformance wrote:

Oh the list of heavy stuff I've moved/lifted.  I've always moved engine blocks by grabbing inside two of the main bores with rags and slinging the block around as needed (including several BBCs when I was a teenager).  Transmissions, heck, I've never not bench pressed a manual into position, including the T56 in my IROC and the T5 in my '67, which I did again in '21.  I always used a jack for an auto, but I did sling an E4OD from the floor to the bench once.  I've also slung the entire 5MT with transfer case from my WRX from the floor to the bench.  I pushed a '67 Bronco about 50' once before realizing it had a frozen brake drum on one side.  My cousin and I once pushed an '80s era Bronco with no engine up the ramps and onto a trailer.


.  I got my tractor out of a ditch one time by basically dead lifting the front end and throwing it sideways.   

                               after 7 years off due to a hernia       (KEY PHRASE !!!)
                                                                         ^^^^^

I look at it this way, you only go around once.  Yeah, maybe years from now I'll need replacement surgery, etc., but hey, that's only if I live that long.  Also, by then there will hopefully be better options as technology continues to improve. 

 
Just wondering,  are you  originally from Smallville Kansas?

TKO.....you're a 'good apple' taking all the teasing we throw your way !
6s6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A picture is worth 1000 wordz....... » 2/15/2024 4:57 PM

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RV6 wrote:

Reminds me of a time way back when I was 16. I snagged a 283 Chebby for my 66 CJ-5 engine swap. Rebuilt the 283 in the basement and when the short block was all together I figured this was the time to haul it back up the stairs. So I hauled the short block up the stairs. I had planned accordingly and placed newspapers on the kitchen table. This was to be my rest stop. I am so glad I did that too as I was about whooped once I carried the short block up the stairs. And I wonder why my back hurts.

IF........memory serves........you had back trouble recently ! Jus guess'in
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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A picture is worth 1000 wordz....... » 2/15/2024 10:58 AM

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Prolly got a bad back now........huh MS (jus say'in)
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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod » 2/13/2024 2:55 PM

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BobE wrote:

Always liked the body style of the 67 Galaxie.  I looked up the 'S' engine code and was surprised that Ford offered 19 different engines for the 1967 model year.  We don't see that anymore.

Got my license in a big 'ol 63 Gal. That big tank had the little 260 in it !!!
Ran surprisingly well for such a heavy car.
(It required being run in reverse before slipping into neutral and then immediately into low gear ....before it would spin the tires hard enough to leave a smoking black mark.
OR being launched first in light sandy dirt before bouncing onto old worn out asphalt  to get a good squeal ....according to a friend)

6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/12/2024 6:25 PM

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Steve69 wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

Hi-torque starter ???
ABSOLUTELY SURE....you have plenty of grounds ?( starter to block/engine to body/badd-dree to frame(ish) subframe/unibody...CLEAN ..SHINEY metal ?)
Biggest CCA badd-dree that will fit
I made a switch to interrupt power to the distrib....let the starter spin the engine.... THEN flip switch to energize distrib.
(Race cars use them I just can't think of the name) I use this ON THE RARE occasion the engine is hot and the weather is hot and the starter struggles to spin...like once in a blue moon.
Did you use 'light springs' in the distrib?
LOCK OUT the total timing to 36-38 degrees?
What kinda heads do you have? (real efficient heads like AFR don't NEED lotsa total timing)
You can decide just how much total timing by driving the car to see how it performs....
Sounds pretty sweet ...(gets the Ol'Sal seal of approval !!)
6sally6

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We didn't change any springs in the distributor.
We capped the vacuum canister and carburetor when we did the timing.  Is that lock out?


Google................Ford Duraspark distributor recurve

 

This^^^^ will explain what to do to "fix" the timing.
It's the one I went by and others on here. It's a pain to take the Duraspark apart to modify it butt-well worth it in my opinion.
 Possibly the BEST mod I did to my engine as far as "seat-of-the-pants" increase and improved driveability 
The light springs let the advance happen quicker  And the distributor needs to be limited so it won't keep advancing to 50-60  degrees advance as the RPM of the engine increases.
I made a bushing out of a piece of push rod to stop the advance at 38-40 degrees.
Others used a piece of shrink tube over the post  to limit the total.
REALLY gets that crispness you want when you wing the carb.
Without this mod the engine just WON'T perform like it should because....the weights & springs inside are a compromise so Grandma will be happy enough and if some clown fills it with cheap lo octane fuel it w

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » dash cluster swap » 2/12/2024 5:58 PM

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https://youtu.be/Ai3cnc-77ZE?t=359

Keeping it Mustang related (sorta)   I may NOT be doing this for a while  (It's my clutch leg )
6s6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » dash cluster swap » 2/12/2024 12:16 PM

6sally6
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Keep us informed on how you do........once 'going-under-the-knife' part is finished.
(I'm planning on having my leg hacked-off  and a new knee joint installed end of next month-ish)
Like my ol'Dad once said........"gitt'in old ain't wortha $hit son"     Boy did he say a mouthful !!!!
6sal6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/12/2024 12:05 PM

6sally6
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Hi-torque starter ???
ABSOLUTELY SURE....you have plenty of grounds ?( starter to block/engine to body/badd-dree to frame(ish) subframe/unibody...CLEAN ..SHINEY metal ?)
Biggest CCA badd-dree that will fit
I made a switch to interrupt  power to the distrib....let the starter spin the engine.... THEN flip switch to energize distrib.
(Race cars use them I just can't think of the name) I use this ON THE RARE occasion the engine is hot and the weather is hot and the starter struggles to spin...like once in a blue moon.
Did you use 'light springs' in the distrib?
LOCK OUT the total timing to 36-38 degrees?
What kinda heads do you have? (real efficient heads like AFR don't NEED lotsa total timing)
You can decide just how much total timing by driving the car to see how it performs....
Sounds pretty sweet ...(gets the Ol'Sal seal of approval !!)
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/08/2024 12:01 PM

6sally6
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KeithP wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

KeithP........Using the TIG torch....turn up the machine to about 80 amps and then holding the torch close to the MIG welds turn on the TIG and let the puddle form...then slowly move it back and forth across the MIG welds. It will re-melt the welds and you can smooth the welds down so they look nice. Its called 'buzzing your welds'....
(good practice playing with the puddle and manipulating the TIG torch around.)
DO NOT let the tungsten touch the molten metal OR........you gotta stop and re sharpen it.
My tip........get LOTS AND LOTSA Tungsten....ya gonna need it until you get the hang of not 'dipping-your-Tungsten'.
Jus say'in
Axe me how I nose
6sally6

I bought one of those Dremel tool attachments that grinds the tungsten. Works very good. Nice bright flash when you touch the tungsten! I was playing around today and find what you say about re-melting the welds works pretty slick. Tried welding on scrap exhaust pipe. Wow, now that's going to take some practice welding on a curve! Torch gets pretty hot after using it for an extended period of time at high amps. Now I know why they make water cooled torches.

Welp (thx RPM)....you could grind the 'big lumps' of weldment down some so there wouldn't be sooo much to re-melt .
Heavy TIG gloves (terry cloth)  make holding the hot torch a little more comfortable (ya could just take more breaks between welds !!
6s6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Good Henry trivia...... » 2/08/2024 11:35 AM

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Greg B wrote:

Rudi wrote:

Looks like the Galaxy in a previous thread had it on the upperleft side .
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,

Yes, and in 64, they moved it to the right side.   
 

Yeah butt.........71 F-250 has it on the LEFT !
(see what-eye mean  ?)
6s6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » FYI: Lower Engine Crossmember is Important » 2/08/2024 11:32 AM

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BobE wrote:

Note that the "Boss 302" chassis book has several front end mods that can be applied to the early Mustangs. 
 

Care to list a few........
6sal6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/08/2024 11:30 AM

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Bullet Bob wrote:

Sounds good, Steve.  As expected, it looks good too.  Butt (TS&T), prolly not "snotty" enough for Sal.

Yeah, well.....
6s6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Good Henry trivia...... » 2/07/2024 5:40 PM

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HOW MANY times has Ford moved the ignition switch on their cars/trucks...??
(A BUNCH is not an acceptable answer.)
Anyone  ??
6sal6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod » 2/07/2024 5:38 PM

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GOOD job !! Looks like it came as a 'dealer-option' back in the day  (sorta)
Sure dresses up the Ol Gal instrument panel.......
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/07/2024 5:34 PM

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KeithP........Using the TIG torch....turn up the machine to about 80 amps and then holding the torch close to the MIG welds turn on the TIG and let the puddle form...then slowly move it back and forth across the MIG welds. It will re-melt the welds and you can smooth the welds down so they look nice. Its called 'buzzing your welds'....
(good practice playing with the puddle and manipulating the TIG torch around.)
DO NOT let the tungsten touch the molten metal OR........you gotta stop and re sharpen it.
My tip........get LOTS AND LOTSA Tungsten....ya gonna need it until you get the hang of not 'dipping-your-Tungsten'.
Jus say'in
Axe me how I nose
6sally6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » AOD » 2/04/2024 5:58 PM

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Alan wrote:

i put 265000 on one in a 90s thunderbird
 

With OUT changing fluid !......That's great
6sally6
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Winter over? » 2/02/2024 7:19 PM

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Sedona.......... one of the prettiest places I have ever been.
Looks like a good place to get hitched !
6s6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Winter over? » 2/02/2024 5:19 PM

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Climate change............Thank goodness we can send TONS of $$$ to Uncle Joe in 'The Swamp' and they will make the climate settle down !!
I know I feel better knowing that.......
6sal6

Oh.....the weather here is about normal fer Feb.
Too cold for shorts (less your a yankee) and too warm to wear long johns......
Life is good !

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 mustang coupe AMP/VOLT gauge » 1/27/2024 5:44 PM

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OK all you absolute MUSTANG FREAKZ  (sorta like me)....what size (diameter) is the Amp gauge for a 66  5 gauge bezel ?

You are welcome !!!!
6sally6

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