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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » This stuff works perfect on gauges » Today 5:53 PM

BobE
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I bought the same Tester's fluorescent orange paint only in a 0.25 oz size ... and I'm expecting to have some left over! 
BTW - The white numbers look fine on the two 5-gauge panels I have. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Borgeson Pump vs Ford (67 w/289 PS) » Today 5:43 PM

BobE
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BobE wrote:

TKOPerformance wrote:

It clears.  I have a factory AC compressor on my car.

Ron, some people may just be luckier than others on the bracket.  Mine failed.  There are a bunch of posts about failures on various forums.  Having messed with accessory drives on various makes and models over the years I can tell you no factory mounting system is anywhere near the way Borgesson mounts that pump, basically relying on bolts and spacers, which can flex with no triangulation.  Overall they build a great system, but the pump bracket and lower column bearing leave a lot to be desired. 
 

Like Ron, I’ve had my Borgeson pump installed since 2011 and haven’t had any issues.  I do understand the two-point vs. three-point mounting arrangement discussion and agree a three-point system would be ‘better’.  I’m going to pay closer attention to my setup in the future.   

 

As I installed a Vintage A/C system a few years ago, the mounting for the PS pump was changed, and is now a three-point support, very solid.  
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Full Chassis - Roadster Shop » Yesterday 7:40 AM

BobE
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TKO - Chuckled at “Oh, no, we can't work on anything that has a budget."  Watching these shows, while I'm impressed with the quality of the work performed, I wonder what the costs are for this custom work.   

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Borgeson Pump vs Ford (67 w/289 PS) » 4/10/2024 6:38 AM

BobE
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TKOPerformance wrote:

It clears.  I have a factory AC compressor on my car.

Ron, some people may just be luckier than others on the bracket.  Mine failed.  There are a bunch of posts about failures on various forums.  Having messed with accessory drives on various makes and models over the years I can tell you no factory mounting system is anywhere near the way Borgesson mounts that pump, basically relying on bolts and spacers, which can flex with no triangulation.  Overall they build a great system, but the pump bracket and lower column bearing leave a lot to be desired. 
 

Like Ron, I’ve had my Borgeson pump installed since 2011 and haven’t had any issues.  I do understand the two-point vs. three-point mounting arrangement discussion and agree a three-point system would be ‘better’.  I’m going to pay closer attention to my setup in the future.   

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1966 Convertible Rain Tray mod. » 4/10/2024 6:25 AM

BobE
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MS wrote:

Never make a drain get smaller as it travels downward. It either needs to get less restrictive or be at least the exact same size with no reductions in size anywhere.

Agree
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Piece part name and where it mounts exactly. » 4/10/2024 6:22 AM

BobE
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Sorry, I can't offer a guess.  It may help to ID what year Mustang this is. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » When determining length 5.0 roller engine push rods with pedestal » 4/09/2024 8:37 AM

BobE
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TKOPerformance wrote:

MS wrote:

Not knocking the guy, but typically guys that “were Ford mechanics for 30 years” are really good at bolting factory stuff back together but are not necessarily adept at modifying anything.

Completely agree.
 

Yep!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Finished modifying 2 GM TBIs into "Dual Quad" throttle bodies 393W » 4/09/2024 8:34 AM

BobE
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Great video, great work, can't wait for how it all turns out.  Thanks for sharing all those details. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Full Chassis - Roadster Shop » 4/08/2024 7:42 AM

BobE
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TKO - I don't disagree.
RPM - you're right

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » ZRay Cross Member » 4/08/2024 7:40 AM

BobE
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Nos681 wrote:

Surprised you did not just notch a hockey puck BobE.

I like the plywood idea too.

All the hockey pucks I had are long gone.  But, I have plenty of wood scarps hanging around! 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A little more progress » 4/08/2024 7:36 AM

BobE
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RTM wrote:

BobE wrote:

RTM - progress looks great, as the saying goes; "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time".
A word of caution regarding painting the dash top gloss black, the sun's reflection can cause issues ... just saying. 

 
The dash trim and speaker cover are satin black like the engine bay, doors and dash. The roll bar is the same satin black. Only the SoT rear links are gloss black.

My mistake, sorry about that.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » ZRay Cross Member » 4/07/2024 8:36 AM

BobE
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Before I went to the MII front end, I'd lift the front end on the crossmember with a wooden block using two 3/4" plywood screwed together.  The bottom piece fit into my floor jack, an top was cut in a 'V' shape that fit the crossmember, worked great, just saying. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Full Chassis - Roadster Shop » 4/07/2024 8:28 AM

BobE
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TKO - agree, I'd use that money for other things I feel I'd like to have ... although if I win the Power Ball.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Drive Shaft Safety Loops » 4/07/2024 8:25 AM

BobE
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Although I also believe a driveshaft loop is likely unnecessary for a street car, if one installs one make sure that it is a 'loop' around the driveshaft.  You don't want that driveshaft coming up through the floor board. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Motor Trend Article: How the ’90s Saved the Ford Mustang » 4/07/2024 8:23 AM

BobE
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TKO - just seeing this Motor Trend Article: "The History (and Tragedy) of the Ford Pinto: Everything You Need to Know"
Also mentions the 'cross-Mustang' potential.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Rechrome vent windows or buy new? » 4/07/2024 8:19 AM

BobE
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Cab4word67 wrote:

RTM can you share the name and number of the chrome shop I want to get my bummpers done. I have 3 to do.

Mmmm, three bumpers, are you doubling up somewhere?  LOL
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » A little more progress » 4/07/2024 8:17 AM

BobE
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RTM - progress looks great, as the saying goes; "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time".
A word of caution regarding painting the dash top gloss black, the sun's reflection can cause issues ... just saying. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » When determining length 5.0 roller engine push rods with pedestal » 4/06/2024 6:33 AM

BobE
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MS wrote:

My suggestion in Billy’s case…
Remove valve cover.
Put #1 at TDC.
Back off the rocker bolt until loose.
Adjust to zero lash using fingers to feel the pushrod’s resistance to spinning.
Tighten one-half turn.

Did the bolt torque down properly? If so, you are done. If not, try tightening 3/4 turn. Did it torque down? If so, also done

If still loose, then you need to mark the valve tops and see the pattern. Determine if too short or too long by pattern on valve tip

I would add when at 'zero lash' to verify the rocker arm tip is close to being centered on the valve stem. 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Tail lights any recomendations on the the LED taillights » 4/03/2024 7:22 AM

BobE
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I replaced all lighting, except headlights, with LEDs from "superbrightleds.com", and am pleased with them.  I replaced the under dash courtesy lights with "miniature accent LEDs" mainly to eliminate getting burned by the originals while working under the dash!
One will need to use an LED flashers for the turn signals and the 4-way emergency lights. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Third Part Extended Warranty Experience? » 4/03/2024 7:09 AM

BobE
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Raymond_B wrote:

I had extended warranty on my wife's Jeep Commander a few years ago, thank goodness we unloaded that POS. Anyway, they are very hard to deal with and will put you through the ringer if you try to file a claim. Her water pump went out and I had to provide documentation that I had regularly services the cooling system, including flushes at the OEM schedule. I think they were surprised that I did So they paid.

Here's my opinion, either buy brand new with a factory warranty so you start with a vehicle that **you** know the maintenance on and then as it gets older and out of warranty you switch over to taking care of it yourself OR buy something really old and easy to work on, because buying something in between where you do not know the maintenance first hand and is not so easy to service is a gamble and could be expensive.

 

RaymondB I agree, maintain the vehicle per the owners manual and one shouldn't have any trouble.  I know of one person that had an engine failure at 85k miles ... he had never had an oil change!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Electric choke stuuck on Holley » 4/03/2024 6:50 AM

BobE
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Until I changed to EFI this past year, the electric choke on my 600CFM Holley had been installed since 2008, and the only issue I had was that it operated too 'quickly', before the engine had really warmed up.  Small issue that I lived with.
I wired the electric choke with the Sun tech, so if the fuse (3amp) blew, the tach wouldn't work and I'd understand why the engine wasn't running right. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » For MS Dash board photos. » 3/27/2024 6:16 AM

BobE
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Better move that dash from the kitchen counter before the wife see it there! 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » April 8 total eclipse » 3/26/2024 6:39 PM

BobE
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Not bad viewing here just north of NYC. 
John Ha - thanks for the map.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Thinking about subframe connectors... » 3/26/2024 6:32 PM

BobE
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TKO - “dedicated race car that wasn't a die hard racer parted ways with it in 5-10 years.”.  That’s what happened to my partner and I.  Blew an engine, got kicked out of the garage we were renting; and well, life got in the way.  Sold the car and most of the spare part and moved on. 

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