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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I just love this, NOT » 8/10/2022 10:48 PM

Ron68
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BobE wrote:

MS wrote:

Be sure your PCV valve is not sucking oil. If you do not have a proper valve cover baffle blocking oil must from getting to the valve, it can cause oil consumption.

I don’t see any issues with those spark plugs.

I had this problem as I had removed the baffles inside my “Cobra” valve covers as the roller rocker arms hit the baffles.  I modified the original baffles to fit and haven’t had issues again.
 

I did the same to my valve covers that were getting hit by my roller rockers. I pulled out the rivet/screws that held the baffles on and removed some material on the boss that the screws went into to gain some clearance.  I reinstalled the baffles and no noise. I also fabbed up a thin stainless steel baffle that I  installed under the PCV valve so that the valve wasn't sucking oil mist all the time. Needless to say, my oil consumption went way done then.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carburetor search continues my 570 was trashed » 8/09/2022 11:45 PM

Ron68
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BILLY WALTON from GEORGIA wrote:

Nos681 wrote:

I’d just run what you have.

Since you’re going with a roller cam, no hi rpm break in process is required

Perhaps this would be a great time to read up on your carb and rebuild/tune it to your fancy.

That’s me though.

That was the plan but it turned out unbuildable  had lots of bent parts and corosion ....so now looking for like a 600 vac sec
 

The Edelbrock 1406 is 600 cfm with vacuum secondaries.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Borgeson upgrade » 8/09/2022 4:29 PM

Ron68
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MS wrote:

Borgeson is definitely an upgrade, in my opinion. Swap eight hoses for two. Eliminate a separate ram piston and a reaction valve. Get rid of fifty plus years of worn out steering box. Use a more modern pump.
Improved steering ratio.

I also agree.  Borgeson is a definite upgrade. I've been running mine for 12 years with no issues.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » nice video » 8/07/2022 11:13 AM

Ron68
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Sure like to know what he paid for all that stuff and all those Mustangs. Must be nice to be able to afford all that at once. Now the work begins.........

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Allow me to pull a BILLY.....What insurance company y'all use......... » 8/05/2022 3:25 PM

Ron68
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Hagerty  for a number of years now. Never had to make a claim so far. They offer the  Agreed Value but take it step further with Guaranteed Value and Cherished Salvage, which pays your full value for your classic and also returns your vehicle to you with no deduction for salvage.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb spacer for Edelbrock 1406 » 7/31/2022 5:25 PM

Ron68
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Well, I got the Edelbrock plastic carb spacer and new gaskets and installed them. I drove the car for 1/2 and hour on the freeway with outside air temps in the low 90's. I parked it and shut it off and let it soak for fifteen minutes. It started right up and idled nicely. I also had rerouted my fuel line on top of the manifold so that the metal fuel filter wasn't in contact with the intake manifold. Which ever thing I did, managed to help the situation. Thanks for the suggestions.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » lower rear spring plates » 7/30/2022 1:07 AM

Ron68
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MS wrote:

Ron68 wrote:

I installed a 9" rear axle that was custom made and it had 3" tubes. I took a pair of 65 spring plates and had the holes welded shut. I then re-drilled the plates to fit the custom bent U- bolts that fit the 3" tubes.

 
Overall, that is probably the beet way yo go, IF you can drill through part weldment and part mild steel without the bit walking toward the softer metal. Get it right, as I am sure Ron’s competent hands did, and you have a perfect fix.

Thanks MS for the complement - but I have to admit that I did the mod back when I was still working for the airline. I gave the welder and a machinist a dozen donuts each to help me get the holes filled and the plates drilled. :-) Worked like a charm....
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » lower rear spring plates » 7/29/2022 4:37 PM

Ron68
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I installed a 9" rear axle that was custom made and it had 3" tubes. I took a pair of 65 spring plates and had the holes welded shut. I then re-drilled the plates to fit the custom bent U- bolts that fit the 3" tubes.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 70 Mustang key dose not turn » 7/26/2022 11:51 AM

Ron68
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687072mustang wrote:

Problem solved with a shot of liquid graphite into key slot.  Thanks for input and ideas

Glad you got it  fixed  Steve.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Fuel sender float length » 7/26/2022 11:49 AM

Ron68
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Bearing Bob wrote:

BobE wrote:

For me the real issue would be the empty level indication, running out of gas is PITA.

Bingo! I to have a 22 gallon tank and used the Bullet Bob sender template to adjust the arm. I've got ~2½ gallons when the gauge reads E, which is about the only reading I care about.
 

 I did the same on my tank in my 68. I did the extension on the pickup with the larger inlet screen, I calibrated the arm per BB's template and I installed the adjustable voltage regulator on the fuel gauge and adjusted it so that when it reached the E mark (bar) I have exactly 2 gallons left in the tank.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Heat Wave » 7/24/2022 12:40 PM

Ron68
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Staying cool in Seattle - 75-80 today, next week will be in the mid 90's for a few days then cooling down again. I pity those who live in the hotter climes. Maybe I'll take a drive in the Mustang with my 4-60 air conditioning - 4 windows down and 60mph.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Help with Cam » 7/20/2022 10:38 PM

Ron68
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Honestly Billy, how much more noise do you need with series 40  Flowmasters? Some cop might stop you and give you a ticket for excessive noise! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb spacer for Edelbrock 1406 » 7/20/2022 2:59 PM

Ron68
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Rufus68 wrote:

Today's computers that control fuel (EFI) have taken over the job of properly starting a car.  You can call this "start by wire".  Before EFI, meaning classic cars with carburetors, the driver had to know the proper procedure for starting the engine based on the needs dictated by the conditions.  The drivers of today simply turn the key or press the START button and are clueless to the thought that in the past starting an engine took knowing the correct procedure.  Watch this vintage video that was responding to complaints of hard starting engines in new cars. 




 

Thanks Rufus - it isn't that hard to start when hot, just that it won't idle smoothly long enough to get it in gear and get moving. It loads up and dies. Last year, I reset the idle mixtures and idle speed using a vacuum gauge and tach. It was idling too slow to keep the alternator charging. I've had the heat soak problem before that.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb spacer for Edelbrock 1406 » 7/20/2022 2:55 PM

Ron68
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josh-kebob wrote:

Edelbrock part #8711

Thanks Josh - I ordered one with the gaskets. Hope it solves my issue.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb spacer for Edelbrock 1406 » 7/20/2022 1:55 PM

Ron68
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I have an  Edelbrock Performer intake also - just wondering which spacer to get? Four hole or open?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb spacer for Edelbrock 1406 » 7/20/2022 11:43 AM

Ron68
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My current installation of the Edelbrock 1406 has an aluminum 1" spacer and I am getting tired of my carb heat soaking, causing hard starting and idling after sitting for a while after shutting off while still hot. What is the best non aluminum spacer for my  model carb? Some have four holes and some only one big hole. Thoughts?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Original MustangSteve no longer in employ of the MustangSteve company » 7/19/2022 6:47 PM

Ron68
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Congrats on your second retirement. Be content in the fact that you positively affected the Mustang hobby through your efforts. You have now attained Legend status! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
Relax and have another Lone Star.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Get Together In The Dallas Metroplex » 7/15/2022 10:10 AM

Ron68
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Guess I'll have to continue to watch from afar......glad your get together went well. For those in the Pacific Northwest, Sunday is Mustangs Northwest's Roundup at North Seattle College. Our first one in three years due to the pandemic. A new venue this year too.  https://mustangsnorthwest.com/ Hope to see you there!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 2011 f150 » 7/14/2022 12:07 PM

Ron68
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val fulesday wrote:

i have a problem with my A/C on my 2011 f150 . the blower all on it's own slows way down, up still can feel wisp of cool or cold air, then it will start picking up speed again all on it's own. about 6 weeks ago i installed a new radio and CD player, it never happened before that, and this issue just started. getting ready for a 700 mile road trip, here in west texas it sure would be nice to have it fixed for that trip. 

I know on my 2017 Explorer, when I use the phone, the fan speed is automatically slowed to cut down on the noise level. Maybe your radio has that function?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Electric Choke » 7/08/2022 12:38 AM

Ron68
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Rufus68 wrote:

The stator output is different from the full voltage output of the alternator that feeds the battery.  The voltage of the stator is less than 12 volts.  That is why I use it to trigger a relay that then sends the full 12 volts to the choke.  The factory chokes that connected directly to the stator must have been made for the lower voltage.  Keep this in mind if your choke calls for 12 volts.
I don't recognize the back of your alternator.  On a Ford 1G alternator the stator output would be labeled "STA" or "S".  On a Ford 3G alternator it is usually a white wire which is the middle wire of the 3 wire connector.


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I wired mine to the Stator stud on the alternator, and I've never had any hard starting issues in cold weather (Seattle area).

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Road trip with new engine » 7/08/2022 12:31 AM

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Bullet Bob wrote:

Bearing Bob wrote:

I happen to have a spare 4R70W taking up space. You've been wanting to take that road trip to Cali right?

What did that transmission come out of, Bob?  It needs to be from a 5.0 Exploder or a 3.8 Mustang to have the proper bell housing.   Just sayin'.  Also, just for info, from sometime in 03 on they didn't put a VSS drive gear on the output shaft.  The case has the hole but the shaft didn't have the gear.  They just put a cover over the hole so it's easy to see if the gear is there.  My 03 3.8 trans had the gear but many do not.  Early EFI needs the VSS.  I'm told the 98 plus transmission is the one to get due to innards.

BB1

I have the Bauman Quick 4 controller on my 4R70W and no problems. I upgraded from the Quick 1 model - I sent in the Quick 1 and some money (can't remember how much) they sent me the Quick 4.
Also, a 4R70W used with a 4.2L will work too.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 is coming right along......SO MUCH FOR ORIGINAL » 6/19/2022 1:20 AM

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BILLY WALTON from GEORGIA wrote:

I highly recommend LED Tail Lights they are so bright easy to follow and catches peoples attention....got mine on ebay/

I have the LED tail lights by ClassicLEDs  https://www.classicleds.com/products67-68.html  I have the sequential version, but there is a switch on the control that allows you to use the sequential or standard lights setup. Been working and looking great for almost eight years.
 

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