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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mustang Steve Sighting » Today 11:33 AM

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It had a 389 Pontiac. Now has 2001 Explorer 5.0 GT40P Mustang GT roller cam with carb and 4r70w

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » test fitting a 245/45 17 late model mustang rim DSE mini tubs » Today 11:10 AM

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Vkt, those rears look like they would rub pretty good if you hit a big bump.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 2001 Mustang GT » Yesterday 8:45 AM

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The lighter it is, the less gas it uses

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1968 Upper/Lower Ball Joint Boots. » Yesterday 8:16 AM

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I have never seen a replacement boot for Mustang ball joints.  Is this something new?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't use the clutch this way ... looking for help » 5/24/2022 7:26 AM

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Bearings do not interchange from early style release arm to foxbody release arm.  If using z-bar and the original linkage, the 66 bearing should fit.

Be sure the tranny input shaft tube/bearing retainer is smooth with no grooves and the bearing has lube inside it. It needs to slide smoothly along the retainer tube without binding.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1970 Accelerator/Gas Pedal Assembly » 5/23/2022 6:53 PM

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The pivot screw for the plastic pedal could be really loose,,,

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 2001 Mustang GT » 5/23/2022 6:50 PM

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Same thing happened on my daughter’s 1996 GT many years ago.  Got the replacement with full aluminum water passages on ebay for about 1/4 the cost of one locally or from Ford.    No big deal to replace it since everything has o-ring type seals instead of gaskets.
Looks like alot more work than it was.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't use the clutch this way ... looking for help » 5/23/2022 9:48 AM

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T/o bearings are different for foxbody cable clutch cars than they are for older 65-73 Mustangs. The way the attach to the release arm is different and they are different thickness.  I am sure various manufacturers make them differently. One I recently bought with a new clutch had a plastic body that was cracked when I opened the box.

Did you replace the pilot shaft bushing (or bearing) when you installed the new clutch?

Worn z-bar bushings can cause clutch chatter as well. One good reason to use cable when it fits the situation.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Ford 260 engine balancer and water pump! » 5/23/2022 9:42 AM

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Thanks for posting the history lesson!  I have never seen one of those, or a 221, for that matter.
I would consider going with later rubber damped balancer if it is same imbalance. And the correct later timing pointer, if applicable.

Has that 221 actually been assembled and run with the 289 heads?   Seems like the smaller bore size would have valve interference.  I will have to dig out my old “HOW TO REBUILD YOU SMALL BLOCK FORD” book to see what fits what.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 59 352 Idling issue » 5/22/2022 1:56 PM

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Advance timing.  What is the compression?  Need to establish baseline, or you are just guessing

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Ford 260 engine balancer and water pump! » 5/22/2022 1:52 PM

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Timing cover must be changed if you use a water pump with rear plate.

Could you post a pic of your balancer?  I am not familiar with the 260 version and would like to learn more.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » can't use the clutch this way ... looking for help » 5/22/2022 1:48 PM

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Original clutches did not use dowel pins. Those came about on foxbody Mustangs. I would look for something else, like overextended pressure plate springs or oil on the surface.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » test fitting a 245/45 17 late model mustang rim DSE mini tubs » 5/21/2022 8:19 PM

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See my article in Tips forum. I have the 17x8 fitment figured out with dimensions, but using stock wheelwells, not tubbed.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » test fitting a 245/45 17 late model mustang rim DSE mini tubs » 5/21/2022 1:45 PM

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Take into consideration that the wheel tilts at an angle when entering driveways, etc

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1965 mustang floor input help please » 5/19/2022 7:19 PM

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Best way is whatever works for you. Was there a specific question?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Front Bumpah Project » 5/19/2022 7:15 PM

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I love the 69 front end.  How about some side pics showing the quarter panel scoops?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » “Other” forums » 5/18/2022 3:07 PM

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It was my thinking that, if I add a page, some little-used pages will go away.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » How many miles and hours will your Bash trip be..... » 5/16/2022 9:47 PM

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Three days. Avoiding interstates.
14 hours.  993 miles
Stopping the first night in Shreveport to meet up with the group from Dallas area.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » pedal bearings for clutch and brake » 5/16/2022 7:02 PM

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What year F150?
I have used the kit I designed for Mustangs on lots of older trucks, up into the80’s

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Shakedown cruise » 5/16/2022 7:00 PM

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Bring it to the bash!!!  You have time

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » “Other” forums » 5/16/2022 6:13 PM

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I can run with that.


“If you have a question or comment about some mechanical item other than your FORD, you may be surprised at the wealth of knowledge the members of this forum can provide”

What shall we name it?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Brake light switch » 5/16/2022 6:03 PM

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The switch designed for power brakes, 67-70, should take care of it. It has a lighter spring.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » Bash Location » 5/15/2022 4:21 PM

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Michael still has the heads, plugs and wrenches.  Those who quit participating are those who killed it.  It was fun, though!!

All us arthritic old farts just couldn’t handle a wrench that fast any more. Would love to see younger guys doing it, but they have to actually attend the bash before they can sign up!!!

Get me twenty that would sign up ahead of time and I might consider bringing it back

Then, I used to spend about $300 on prizes for that contest and I don’t see that happening any more since I sold the company.  So, what do you win?  Bragging rights?

I would just be real happy to see those who put so
much blood, sweat and tears into their old cars actually DRIVE THEM TO THE BASH.  This ain’t a vacation resort. It is a car event!

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