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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 3/17/2020 9:02 AM

riwall
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Sounds like a similar situation. The original yoke seemed a bit hard to remove but as this was a first for me I did not have anything to compare it to. When trying to re-install it, it stopped about 2" short of full penetration (thank you Bullet Bob). On spec, I ordered a Ford Performance yoke from CJ Pony. My mechanic friend said that the old one (probably 52 years old) appeared to have some spline twisting. The new one slid in easily and all is well in the world.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 3/16/2020 7:15 PM

riwall
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I think the issue is solved. We removed the extension housing and replaced the front gasket and the rear seal. I had ordered a new yoke just in case and it slid right onto the shaft. Apparently the old one which was original had some twisted (damaged) splines. I drove it for a couple of days and all was well - no leaking. It has been raining for a few days now so the car has been in the garage and so far no leaks. If it does not leak within the next 2 days or so while the torque converter drains I'll be ecstatic! Thanks for all the help.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 3/03/2020 5:51 PM

riwall
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Thanks a lot guys. I always appreciate not having to buy something. I suppose that the reason I was unable to find a spline seal is that I don't need it. 
Anyway, we'll be removing the extension housing next weekend to install a gasket at the front and a new seal at the rear. Should be able to see what, if anything is stopping total penetration (heh, heh, heh) of the yoke. Maybe I'll be back on the road soon.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 3/03/2020 1:55 PM

riwall
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Update - a couple of issues came up. First, I was still having trouble getting the drive shaft to totally penetrate (thanks Bullet Bob) into the extension housing. I spoke with a local transmission chap who asked if the rear wheels were off the ground. They are. He said I should jack up the differential "a bit" and the drive shaft should slide right in. Haven't tried that yet. Any thoughts on that?
I'll be removing the extension housing to try to seal some leaks. My Shop Manual shows a "Spline Seal" (looks like an O'Ring) near the rear of the output shaft. One of my buddies sez that I should replace the "Spline Seal". Another friend sez that this seal is not required and if there is one on the shaft it is probably trash so just toss it out. Who's right?
​Thanks for any advice. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 3/01/2020 10:18 AM

riwall
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OK. I am just about to crawl underneath and get to work. I'll let you know what if anything happens.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 2/29/2020 7:12 PM

riwall
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Well, I was originally going to say that the yoke would not totally penetrate but I thought I had better use other terminology. Now that Bullet Bob has broken the ice I suppose it is game on.
In any event, it looks like tomorrow will be spent poking and prodding. 50 years ago that would have been a much more enjoyable experience. Ah, to be young again.   

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 2/29/2020 2:38 PM

riwall
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Yes, we turned the yoke numerous times trying to get the splines to mesh but no luck. Also used a flashlight to check into the yoke and housing but could not see any obstruction. My mechanic friend wants me to order a new yoke but I am unsure of what that would do. The yoke came out fine so one would think that it should go back in. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A C4/Drive Shaft Conundrum » 2/29/2020 1:39 PM

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'67 Coupe with a 302 & C-4. We removed the drive shaft to replace the extension housing rear seal to (hopefully) fix a fluid leak. Installed the new seal and when trying to re-install the drive shaft the yoke will slide in OK initially but stops about 2 inches short of being all the way in. We have twisted, turned, greased and tried various forms of "encouragement" but it always stops 2" short. Sort of feels like it is jamming up against something. Any ideas as to what we are missing or suggested fixes would be greatly appreciated. The sun is shining and it is 72 degrees and my toy is "grounded".   

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More Tranny Leakage Issues » 1/24/2020 11:16 AM

riwall
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Good point 6sal6! 
WRT the back flow issue, I've had this car for 20 years plus and NEVER had this leakage problem after the car sits for a few days. A few months back I had some minor leakage from the linkage area (not big but irritating) so I had a tranny shop replace the linkage seals. Ever since that was done I've had this problem of a significant puddle of fluid. Everything is fine for 4 days or so and then the puddle appears. Maybe the extension housing gasket will help.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More Tranny Leakage Issues » 1/24/2020 10:26 AM

riwall
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I think I may have isolated the leak. I sprayed a bunch of Mustang Steve's Miracle Cure on all of the potential areas and waited. The linkage, filler tube and other "suspects" remained dry. However, just aft of the pan where the extension housing connects to the body there was definitely "seepage". Incidentally, my tranny guy told me that area never leaks. I'm ordering a replacement gasket. My question - Is this something that I (a wannabe shade tree type) could tackle or should I defer to a "pro"? Thanks for any advice. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More Tranny Leakage Issues » 11/01/2019 4:40 PM

riwall
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Thanks Steve. I had just read your recommendation when my wife walked by saying that she was off to Walmart. So I said "Would you please pick up some Jock Itch Spray while you are there". I cannot repeat her response so I'll just say that it did not go well. After 48 years of "wedded bliss" one would think that I would have a better understanding of boundaries. Well, I'm off to Walmart. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More Tranny Leakage Issues » 11/01/2019 11:52 AM

riwall
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Actually I had previously learned about the filler tube problem. For a couple of months I changed pan gaskets, the pan itself and various other things chasing a leak. I finally noticed that the filler tube was not seated well. Problem solved. I'll get the Brakekleen out this weekend and see if I can isolate the problem. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More Tranny Leakage Issues » 11/01/2019 8:46 AM

riwall
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A while ago I had some tranny - its a C4 - leakage problems so the local shop replaced the linkage seals and it seemed OK. Then after not driving for 4 or 5 days I had a large puddle on the floor. I went back to the tranny guy and he said the problem was that I don't drive the car enough. He said when it is driven regularly blah blah the pressue that is built up blah blah holds the fluid in the front section blah blah and when the car sits for a while blah blah the pressure bleeds off and it leaks. Well, for a while I did drive it every day or two and no leaks. The weather has been terrible for the last week so the car was parked. Today I noticed a large tranny fluid puddle under the car. Maybe the tranny guy was right but I did not used to have the problem so I have doubts. The car used to sit for weeks with no leaks. Any thoughts?  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running Rough » 10/18/2019 4:31 PM

riwall
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Well, I really enjoyed this post. Nice to know that there may be others that have "senior moments". Thanks 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running Rough » 10/18/2019 7:18 AM

riwall
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Yes, it has been that kind of a week.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running Rough » 10/17/2019 11:06 AM

riwall
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Thanks for the replies. This is kinda embarrassing but I guess I'll fess up. While staring at my stumbling engine this morning I noticed that some klutz (probably me) had pulled off a red & green wire from the positive coil terminal. It joins a bundle that runs through the firewall so I think it is ignition. Anyway, I hooked it up and went for a short spin and the engine ran great. I'll have time later to take it on a longer test but I think this may have been it. I'm surprised that it ran at all with that wire off.
It wasn't a total waste because while checking "stuff" I noticed that the distributor cap and rotor are showing some corrosion so I'll get those changed before that becomes an issue.
Thanks again for responding to my self-generated problem. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running Rough » 10/16/2019 6:31 PM

riwall
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Thanks for the question. It has been running great for the longest time. This issue began out of the blue a couple of weeks ago without any recent work or mods done to the engine. The local performance shop suggested changing the acceleration pump plunger in the carb but that didn't help. Could the fuel filter cause this? I think I'll change it on spec. I haven't found a vacuum leak but could that be a cause? Maybe some grunge clogging up the carb? Even though I buy supposedly "ethanol free" gas, it is all garbage these days. Something happened to make a good running engine start to do this. I'd love some suggestions as to where to trouble shoot. Thanks for any help.    

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Running Rough » 10/16/2019 11:19 AM

riwall
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Need some help (again) with my '67, 302, Edelbrock heads & intake, Edelbrock 600CFM carb. It idles great but when I try to accelerate even moderately it will stumble badly and backfire. I thought it might be the carb accelerator pump so I switched that but no change. Any suggestions for what to try next? Many thanks.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Engine Bay » 10/05/2019 7:58 PM

riwall
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Thanks Steve. I think I'll give that a try. Better at the car wash than on my driveway. Keep Momma happy. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Engine Bay » 10/05/2019 4:34 PM

riwall
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OK great. I do have a pressure washer. Do I need to cover the distributor or anything else before spraying?  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Engine Bay » 10/05/2019 1:08 PM

riwall
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I generally drive my '67 a few times a week so it is not really a daily driver but it does get frequent use. Over time the engine bay has become quite grimy and dusty, etc. I am looking for advice on how to clean it up without doing something I will regret. Thanks for any suggestions. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More C-4 Leakage Issues » 9/10/2019 8:18 PM

riwall
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Rudi - that was just my feeble attempt at humor. I'll go with the powder spray I bought. Cheers

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More C-4 Leakage Issues » 9/10/2019 6:47 PM

riwall
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OK, MS is the smartest Mustang guy I know so if he used Jock Itch spray -- that is good enough for me. Guess I'll go back to Target and see if I can trade the Athlete's Foot stuff I bought.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More C-4 Leakage Issues » 9/09/2019 7:35 PM

riwall
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OK, I had a bit of leakage from the tranny and it appeared to be from the shift linkage area so I had the local transmission shop replace the linkage seals. All was good for several days and then a puddle of fluid appeared. I checked the fluid level and it had been overfilled so I took some fluid out. For a week I checked it every day (the car was parked the whole time) and no leaks. Then we were away for a week and when we returned there was a large puddle in the pan I had placed under the tranny (maybe almost a pint of fluid). I cleaned it up and for the past 6 days not a drop appeared. Today I checked it in the morning and all was still well. Tonight, once again a significant puddle. I cannot figure out where it is coming from and why it does not leak for a week or more and then dumps a significant amount. I took down the dust cover at the front seal and it was dry inside.
Any suggestions of what to look for? Color me frustrated.   

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » C-4 Overfill » 8/17/2019 11:22 AM

riwall
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OK, thanks chaps. I purchased some clear plastic tubing. I'm not wild about swallowing ATF so I have an old antifreeze tester with a rubber bulb that fits quite snuggly into the tubing. I think I'll try that first. It will probably take a while but I have nothing but time. 

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