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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1965 mustang floor input help please » Yesterday 10:06 AM

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TKOPerformance wrote:

DC wrote:

There are solvents that will make that foam just disappear. 

I don't think I've ever tried to dissolve urethane foam, but gas, acetone, etc. turn regular styrofoam into nothing in nothing flat.  Goof Off takes the residue of urethane off, and I think that's mostly Kerosene or mineral spirits based on smell.  Probably not a bad idea.  Liquify it and flush it out, then spray the cavities with paraffin, etc. to prevent rust. 

 
Gas + styrofoam = napalm =  big boom!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pros and Cons on 20,18 or 16 foot car trailers and steel floor or wood » 5/25/2022 9:49 AM

Rudi
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What are you going to haul Billy? More info will get a knowledgeable suggestion.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1968 Upper/Lower Ball Joint Boots. » 5/25/2022 9:43 AM

Rudi
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Rock Auto has one but better check the size to see if it’s the same size as yours.
  How old is the ball joint you have, you could replace the whole ball joint, they are not that expensive.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I think I've found the reason... » 5/21/2022 2:03 PM

Rudi
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If it’s a 4” x10” there are all sorts of them available, should be an easy swap into that support plate.
More  info and pictures on the Ranchero please, we can handle it.😁

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Front Bumpah Project » 5/20/2022 7:10 AM

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Here in my area of Canada it’s 1000 dollars to get a Mustang bumper re-chromed.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » How many miles and hours will your Bash trip be..... » 5/19/2022 1:19 PM

Rudi
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705 miles and 10hr 16 min., two days If I go!🤪

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What was life BEFORE The Mustang??!!! » 5/16/2022 9:49 AM

Rudi
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In my teens if you would have cut the top of my head off and looked inside all you would see is a bunch of motorcycles, airplanes and cars running around.
In high school I was in the Air Cadet association, affiliated with the RCAF.
I got a scholarship from them which got me into a program for getting flight training. At the time I was only 15 and not old enough to drive alone, so I ended up getting my private pilot license before a driver license.
I have been pretty well obsessed with anything that had wheels or wings ever since.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What was life BEFORE The Mustang??!!! » 5/15/2022 6:57 PM

Rudi
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I got a 49 Pontiac “torpedo” back for $35.00 in 1958.
A year later I spent $300.00 for my first real motorcycle a 1000cc Vincent Black Shadow.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » hummmmm interesting I ordered two,,, » 5/13/2022 6:53 PM

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I used to tell new apprentices to go down to the tool crib and ask them for an extended wait.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » prius elect power steering » 5/11/2022 8:57 PM

Rudi
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MS wrote:

Is that an electric R&P setup?  For rear steer?
I knew something would show up someday that would “bolt right on”.

 
Not a R&P, it goes between the steering wheel and the steering linkage.
Similar to my Vue set up but I don’t know if has the adjustability for output torque like mine via a pot.
Certainly not bolt on or plug and play.
Both the Vue and Prius EPAs units need fab skills.
Most of the few rear steer R&P units out there need serious internal modifications to increase travel for turn radius of our old Mustangs, some of them just plain aren’t compatible.
Most all of this has been beaten to death on VMF.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » prius elect power steering » 5/11/2022 6:58 PM

Rudi
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Do a search on Vintage-mustang.com. Lots of posts on the Prius upgrade.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My 66 needs new clutch, asking for experienced input » 5/08/2022 10:57 AM

Rudi
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At the rate you go through clutches a 4R70W might been a less expensive way to go.😁
A manual valve body will still let you shift if you so desire!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb Spacers » 5/07/2022 7:30 PM

Rudi
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I made and used one from epoxy impregnated marine grade ply wood under a 4100 on the 289 I used to run.
Worked great as an insulator.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hagerty insurance » 5/04/2022 4:48 PM

Rudi
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I have not had a rate increase from them in over 5 years with the same agreed value.
I have renewed with them and will be going through the increase in value with submitted photos and description of new modifications.
I’ll post the results when done.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hagerty insurance » 5/04/2022 1:10 PM

Rudi
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No such company in Canada.
Hagerty I world wide I think!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hagerty insurance » 5/04/2022 11:10 AM

Rudi
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Anyone here renew their Hagerty insurance with the “Value Analysis” endorsement?
I just renewed mine and paid the extra  $40cdn premium.
My previous appraisal was really outdated and I can submit photos and description of all upgrades I have done to the car and using the tools on their web site get a new value for replacement.
Hopefully I can get a substantial increase in value because of the stuff I did to the car.
Just wondering if anyone has had a positive experience with the procedure?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Very early 1967 Mustang convertible big block car for » 5/03/2022 1:29 PM

Rudi
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Greg B wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

I sorta like that skid plate just aft of the tranny.
Very clean!
Thanx fer showing it.
6sal6

 
Every convertible has that.  Unless its missing.   I spose a really smart feller could add those reinforcements to a coupe or fastback.   Actually surprised no one makes a modified convertible pan.

 
Also causes problems for exhaust routing.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Fog Lights » 5/02/2022 7:28 PM

Rudi
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Not much out there in 4” bulbs that fit the o/e housings except high buck LED units. Me, I don’t like multi facet LED bulbs.
You could go with the rectangle Shelby type fogs but I have no info on their performance.
NPD has a tri bar bulb that looks good but again unknown performance, I guess you could call them and ask.
Good luck.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Giving in on body work. Called in my buddy to help. » 5/02/2022 9:23 AM

Rudi
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Wait until you get into your 80’s when getting down is no problem but getting up is next to impossible without help.😩

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » ride height » 5/02/2022 9:19 AM

Rudi
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From what I remember a coil spring spacer will give less than equal thickness raise in lift. A 1/2” spacer might only get a 1/4” lift. For me it has always been a trial and error procedure.
It could be you have the incorrect spring rate if it’s bottoming out.
For you being in Italy I would look at re-arching the leaf springs rather than the hassles of ordering new from overseas.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Very early 1967 Mustang convertible big block car for » 5/01/2022 4:12 PM

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That  level of Mustang restorations are like belly buttons at MCA shows, most don’t have any fluids except oil. It would do very well in the concourse class as long as every nut, bolt, tag, decal and paint daub were correct as it came from the assembly line.
The owners never even start them but  roll them on and off the trailers.
I guess it’s all about what is important to the owner.
. Some guys are happy just sit in the garage and look at their cars rather than get out on the open road with it.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Can anyone positively ID this carb? » 5/01/2022 11:06 AM

Rudi
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MS wrote:

I am aware of 1.08 and 1.12 typical markings.  This carb has no markings anywhere. That is why I posted pics of every square inch of the carb plus a scale laid across the opening.

My eyes show a reading of 1-7/16” bore size.
I just prefer to see for myself rather than rely on anyone else’s interpretations of a measurement.

I hear ya Steve, pretty bad when a T&D maker can’t read a scale.😩
 

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