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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1965/66 wiper switch » 7/16/2022 4:13 AM

Mach1Driver
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I don't know if this would be of interest, but I did an actual schematic for a 66, and the wipers are on page 4. 
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10FqYlsGT1XXr8B5TCF9WAASkU4vdPtuJ?usp=sharing

Most forums don't allow uploading of large files, so I parked several useful documents on Google Drive. Using the link above, you have free access to all the documents in this directory.

For the unaware, there is a big difference between a wire diagram and a schematic. A wire diagram is very useful to wire a car. A schematic simplifies the circuit so you can see at a glance how it works. I recall one forum member who disliked wire diagrams so much that he referred to them as cave drawings. They both have their uses, and I think you need both.

Note: These drawings were done in an 18 year old CAD program. The only reasonable way for people to view high resolution files is if they are saved as a pdf. However, the pdf in this ancient software can only output in portrait mode. Since most of the drawings are in landscape mode, I had to rotate them 90° prior to saving as a pdf. Just print the page(s) wanted and you will have a full landscape A-size pdf. Sorry for the inconvenience. The Schematics also have a table of contents so you can find the page that holds your area of interest.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Electric Choke » 7/08/2022 4:05 AM

Mach1Driver
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There are different voltage electric chokes available. The chokes available from Ford from the factory in 73 and after were designed to operate on a little less than 7 volts, and connected directly to the Stator terminal. The Stator DOES NOT give you DC voltage, it’s a rather nasty saw-tooth wave, but perfectly acceptable for a 6 volt choke that is just a heater. If you have a 4300A carb (like what as was used in 74 on a Torino 460 for instance), you can use a 6v electric choke and power it directly from the Stator post: Standard Motor Products CV98
On the other hand, if you have one of the newer 12v chokes from Holley, you will need to connect the Stator to a relay to operate the choke. Use a Potter & Brumfield 1432873-1 relay. It has a 6v coil and 40 amp contacts. Connect the Stator to relay terminal #85, then #86 to chassis (the sheet metal), the battery positive to #30 and the choke to 87. Make sure the other end of the choke is connected to chassis (this is probably already done through the mounting).
This works with the saw-tooth wave coming out of the Stator and the relay doesn’t chatter, because the release voltage of the relay is 0.6v, which is much less than the minimum voltage of 3.36 coming from the stator. Since the Mean (or average) voltage of the Stator is 6.8, the relay is happy and operates normally.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » 6/27/2022 10:05 AM

Mach1Driver
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I'd like to meet you too Bob, but I don't think I can make it this year https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smart.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » 6/27/2022 7:37 AM

Mach1Driver
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Since you have a 66, this link may be of interest. Someone mentioned a schematic above, but most people don't know what a real schematic is, because FORD only released wire diagrams. Diagrams have the wire colors, numbers, plugs and where the splices are located. You need them, but it is often difficult to see the entire circuit and how it works. Schematics simplify the circuit so you can see it at a glance. In my opinion you need both the diagram and the schematic. I made one for my 69, and since 66 had the most cars, I just finished one for it. I backward engineered from an Osborn wire diagram. You can find the diagram free on Average Joe Restorations, but the schematic is in the link below.
Note: These drawings were done in an 18 year old CAD program. The only reasonable way for people to view high resolution files is if they are saved as a pdf. However, the pdf in this ancient software can only output in portrait mode. Since most of the drawings are in landscape mode, I had to rotate them 90° prior to saving as a pdf. Just print the page(s) wanted and you will have a full landscape A-size pdf. Sorry for the inconvenience. The Schematics also have a table of contents so you can find the page that holds your area of interest. There are several other documents that may be of interest in the folder- feel free to download whatever you please:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10FqYlsGT1XXr8B5TCF9WAASkU4vdPtuJ?usp=sharing

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Buying Good Paint in California » 6/26/2022 4:48 AM

Mach1Driver
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I think you just know someone in the Paint Police

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wiring harness question » 6/26/2022 4:39 AM

Mach1Driver
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Something to think about- If you go with an OEM replacement harnesses like Alloy Metal Products (available from NPD) then your car will match the original wire diagrams and anyone with a FORD diagram can help. Once you change to an aftermarket harness you are on your own, or can only get help from the manufacturer or other users of that harness.
The newer fuse blocks are nice and often have added relays, but the documentation is usually in the form of a "branched highway" wire diagram, not a traditional "point to point" diagram. On a branched highway you see the wire enter the highway and have to look all over to see where it comes out- a real PITA.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Why !!! WHY !!! WHYYYYYYYYYYY » 6/07/2022 1:58 PM

Mach1Driver
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Is that a picture of a lemon on the windshield?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1970 Accelerator/Gas Pedal Assembly » 5/20/2022 12:01 PM

Mach1Driver
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BTW, the only way I could get that picture here was to park it on Imgur, get the BB code, and copy that here. What a hassle. Just a hint MS as to why your traffic is low on this forum- this sort of thing makes the site uneasy to use.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1970 Accelerator/Gas Pedal Assembly » 5/20/2022 10:59 AM

Mach1Driver
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69/70 are the same, but there is a difference between sixes and V8s. Guys, what is the latest trick to post a picture? I have one from the Part and Body Illustration Manual, that would help, but the forum doesn't seem to like it. I upload, hit submit (several times), but no dice. What is the KB limit- this is only 94.5.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » From your friendly-Ford-Dealer! » 5/14/2022 6:18 AM

Mach1Driver
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Well ya gotta admit that Lorre's character of Ugarte was a perfect slim-ball in the movie (hence the car dealer tie-in), and I love the photography. Look at the picture above and the way they used the shadows to set the mood in this great black and white film. Doesn't he look like a shady character?
Yeahhh, yeah, yeah....they don't make-um like that anymore. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » From your friendly-Ford-Dealer! » 5/13/2022 3:27 PM

Mach1Driver
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Bearing Bob wrote:

Mach1Driver wrote:

Peter Lorre was a Ford dealer in Casablanca?

Since I don't recall that, guess I better watch it again.

...play it again Sam, ah Bob

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » hummmmm interesting I ordered two,,, » 5/10/2022 5:40 PM

Mach1Driver
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MS wrote:

Be aware that anything over .030” oversized can cause your muffler to run hot.

Well thats waaay over, its 400 thousandths. I think that's how they squeezed out an additional 75 hp

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What was life BEFORE The Mustang??!!! » 5/10/2022 5:38 PM

Mach1Driver
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Suzanne Somers in a porthole topped baby bird looks pretty fine to me. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » People don't read anymore!! » 5/07/2022 3:48 PM

Mach1Driver
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BobE wrote:

Daze - I thought the video was done well. 

MS - I think your forum is excellent, very technically knowledgeable people, provided good input.  No grandstanding, or boasting of ‘my ride is better than your ride’.   Just a great group of people willing to share experiences and being helpful to others. 
 

That is 100% true, but not the point. MS was grousing about only getting 3-4 posts per day, and this isn't the first I've heard it. Perhaps he would appreciate some constructive criticism that would elicit more traffic. I've given mine and I hope others do the same. It would be a shame to see this forum go by the wayside. Here's another- many people complain about the lost content of previous posts, pictures and how-to's. I'm no expert, but I've heard that cloud-backup could alleviate data loss. And of course he needs to make business decisions- none of this is free for him.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » People don't read anymore!! » 5/07/2022 4:54 AM

Mach1Driver
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I agree, the video was well done. As to not reading, I think that is the natural propensity of males to prefer all things visual, with Youtube and smart phones making that easier now.

BTW MS, your forum is hard to find. I never noticed it on your site, and had difficulty finding it once I was told it was there. I didn't expect to find a forum within your website. If you want more traffic I think you need to make it more accessible. 
But the real issue is that it has the look, feel and features of something out of the 90s. Just my honest opinion- take it or leave it, but as it is, it will probably slowly fade away.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Head Light Up Grade Best Way To Go ? » 4/29/2022 2:13 PM

Mach1Driver
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Steve69 wrote:

https://i.ibb.co/DQvvMF7/95753017-10163512436680707-932520198341132288-o.jpg

I'm curious if that is the stock hood scoop, just without the grill. It looks so much bigger than mine. Maybe I have hood scoop envy

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Head Light Up Grade Best Way To Go ? » 4/28/2022 6:54 AM

Mach1Driver
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I really haven't followed the market for 7" headlights, since my 69 uses 5-3/4". Holley has just come out with SAE and DOT approved versions for the 5-3/4" and they are EXPENSIVE. They have the classic look. Most of the aftermarket LEDs shine up and too the side too much, endangering other drivers, and you- if it rains or in fog.
There are inexpensive DOT approved halogens (like Sylvania) that work much better than the OE lights, but you need relays and large gauge wire to really make them shine the brightest. After all, the light switch and related wiring and connectors are 50+ years old, and all the stuff under the hood has taken a beating from hot and cold temperatures and the elements.
The 5-3/4 size has been a problem until to now, because it was only used on the 69s, but all the other years use 7". The lower usage meant that it didn't pay to invest in the regulatory approvals for the 5-3/4. The advantage of LEDs is that unless your harness is really decrepit you won't need relays because they use much less amperage, and give more light. Personally I wouldn't use a light that wasn't DOT approved.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » LED Flasher 2-Blade Connector » 4/05/2022 10:01 AM

Mach1Driver
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Interesting, it says "bracket to be attached" so if that's a requirement I assume it goes to chassis and provides a ground for the internal circuitry.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I like the low profile AC system on the 69 » 3/31/2022 7:49 AM

Mach1Driver
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MS you could calculate the surface area of a round filter versus a 2" oval and compare. If there is less surface the flow will need speed up. It might be noticeable on a dyno, but I see your point, more is better.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Any advice on installing a back seat divider on a 66 mustang coupe? » 3/27/2022 1:47 PM

Mach1Driver
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I saw a post where a guy put a 10' steel beam across the front frame rails, chained down the rear (up on jack stands) and put a 200 lb weight on the end of the beam. He measured how much the unibody twisted, and the rear seat divider gave the best improvement of some 20 percent. SBF connectors did zero for this particular motion, but I think they may have been bolt-ins, and not welded. I'm not saying they don't do anything, but apparently its difficult to quantify. I'm encouraged to hear that it stopped your dash shake. That's real tangible evidence of their worth. Besides, it just looks like Ford should have continued the frame rails all the way from front to back.

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