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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 17" Wheels for 65 fastback » Yesterday 7:10 PM

Nos681
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Hey MS…I found your axle information in post #5

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » test fitting a 245/45 17 late model mustang rim DSE mini tubs » Yesterday 11:02 AM

Nos681
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Thanks, I thought you had one that was slightly wider.

Perhaps it was the angle of the photo.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Whirling sound on shifting » Yesterday 10:59 AM

Nos681
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At 100k miles, I’d probably change all of it.
Probably cheaper to get an entire clutch kit.
Throwout bearing might be included in some kits.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » test fitting a 245/45 17 late model mustang rim DSE mini tubs » Yesterday 7:29 AM

Nos681
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RTM wrote:

Nos681 wrote:

What width axle are you using for this setup?

 
It’s a 57-59 9 inch axle.   

I plan on error on the side of caution but here in Florida there really isn’t a curb per say to drive over getting into the driveway.  The driveway is pretty much flat with the road.

 
Is that housing 52-3/8” wide?
Just making some notes for future reference.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » I've listened! no really!! » 5/25/2022 3:05 PM

Nos681
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More time for visiting and enjoying the day.
Appears to have a nice variety.
Sounds great Terry.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mustang Steve Sighting » 5/24/2022 10:08 PM

Nos681
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I’m beginning to see a pattern Bob.


https://i.ibb.co/ZNzknCj/1-D32-E991-772-C-42-B9-B2-D0-1-B8-AB412-E98-A.jpg

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I think I've found the reason... » 5/23/2022 9:07 PM

Nos681
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6sally6 wrote:

Lil more info on the  "reupholstering of the dash pad cracks"!!
I'm sure your fix will be top-notch like all your other work..............
6sally6

 
Thought real men don’t need dash pads?

I’m sure you’ll have it looking better than new Hakan.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » How many miles and hours will your Bash trip be..... » 5/23/2022 4:51 AM

Nos681
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9 hr 52 min, 637 miles, 2 days at leisurely pace

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 59 352 Idling issue » 5/22/2022 4:39 PM

Nos681
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What is history on Eddy carb?
Has it been sitting a while?

Might want to pull top off and see if varnish sloughed off the fuel bowl.
Happened to me after getting it running well.
Car was pretty much a garage art for several years before.

As for the fuel tank, I pressure washed inside the gas tank on the El Camino with great results.
This was a Texas truck and all gas had evaporated and it looked like dried cracked mud.
Tank was still solid, minor rust but still useable for a driver.

I heard about this technique at a welding shop that usta boil out radiators.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Efi controls » 5/21/2022 7:00 AM

Nos681
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josh-kebob wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

Nos681 wrote:

Has anyone heard of ECU Master Black engine management system?

Appears to have a lot of options…way over my head.

If it's over YOUR head..........it's wayyy over mine
6sally6
 

And both of you are the same height....

 
So true. 😁

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1970 Accelerator/Gas Pedal Assembly » 5/20/2022 5:57 PM

Nos681
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Sounds like he might have a screw loose…or missing on the gas pedal mount bracket.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Efi controls » 5/19/2022 7:56 PM

Nos681
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Has anyone heard of ECU Master Black engine management system?

Appears to have a lot of options…way over my head.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Want high mpg 40+ on your 289 302 with an adapter » 5/19/2022 5:42 PM

Nos681
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I was saving my lawnmowers just for this conversion.

Thunderhead289 has quite a few videos about carbs, distributor, timing, etc.

He seems down to earth car guy.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » “Other” forums » 5/18/2022 5:02 PM

Nos681
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As I was reading the comments on this topic, it dawned on me that “fyi,boardhost”….aka FYI ….has no mention of “Mustang” in title.

Not everyone searching for Mustang will enter Ford as a search criteria…. I don’t either.

I would be like, “what’s a boardhost”? …next….
Mustang Steve missed out on traffic.

Just my observation, no offense intended.

I did share this with Michael when I noticed it yesterday.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » EEC IV Question for BB1, NOS681, TKO, and any others » 5/17/2022 6:09 PM

Nos681
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Glad you were the problem…I mean found the problem.😁

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Disc brake conversion and rear swap complete » 5/16/2022 5:03 AM

Nos681
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Billy, here is my setup on the 65.
It’s in the Tips and How To’s section.

https://fyi.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=10480

I used 97-02 Escort brake cables.
I believe that some cables have a retaining clip to locate the caliper end bracket.
One of those might be easier to modify, no welding required on cable end…possibly.
I also removed the extra cable brackets as needed too.
The Escort loop is larger than is needed, a simple zip tie prevents the loop from falling off the caliper park lever.
I crimped 2 cable stops per end for peace of mind and mimic length of a factory cable stop…this is a parking brake.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Gear oil » 5/14/2022 7:26 PM

Nos681
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I learned something today.


Monday, November 25, 2019
Why Run Conventional Gear Oil?
We get asked this question almost every day, and the answer is straight up, you should only run 85W-140, API GL-6 rated conventional (non-synthetic) gear oil in a Currie axle assembly. You may hear about how synthetic gear oil provides reduced friction and wear; however, it may not be optimal for your setup – especially if you have a Ford 9-inch rearend. Hear us out.

The 9-Inch Gear Is Unique
The design of the 9-inch features a high-offset distance that places the center-line of the pinion gear 2.25-inches below the center-line of the ring gear, which is substantial when compared to the 1.125 to 1.5-inch offsets of other gear sets (see image below). The high-offset distance increases the contact patch between the ring and pinion teeth by approximately 30-percent and is a crucial reason for the legendary strength of the 9-inch gears. However, strength comes at a price, as this high-offset distance creates increased sliding friction and heat across the gear tooth face. Because of this, not using high-shear oil such as Currie’s 85/140w can lead to scoring and certain gear death, especially during extreme scenarios such as off-roading and racing. The increased pressure capabilities and wear resistance found in Currie’s GL-6 rated gear oils are designed with all this in mind to ensure your rearend’s gears and bearings are adequately protected under the most severe conditions.

https://i.ibb.co/RhgGYBp/4172-DDB9-168-B-4194-8-E49-DCB0330772-B6.jpg


API GL-5, Not Designed For A 9-Inch
Virtually all synthetic gear oils on the market today are only engineered to meet the API GL-5 specification, which Currie has found to be inadequate for the design of the 9-inch. The last 9-inch rearend rolled off the Ford assembly line in 1986, and it wasn't until 3-years later 1989 that the first synthetic gear oil, Mobile1 (GL-5 rated), hit the market

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Air conditioning » 5/14/2022 8:56 AM

Nos681
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It could be placed in the trunk like my original compressor was when I bought my car. 😁

Was compressor rebuild fairly easy?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Adapting a 5.0 car upper to a 5.8 truck lower » 5/13/2022 2:54 PM

Nos681
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I believe ya Bob.

Just found my notes today…in the house of all places.

6-7/8” Duraspark male cap

7-7/16” Mallory dual points

Thanks again.

Board footera


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