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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Foot operated parking brake » 1/30/2023 2:14 AM

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Has anyone swapped over to a foot pedal parking brake for their 65, 66? I would like to do this but all the foot pedals I see a very large.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 3G alt conversion question » 7/24/2022 2:05 PM

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I have a starter/alternator shop where I live, I've been using them for years. I had my F-250 7.3 alternators refreshed with 250,000 miles on them, the shop recommended not to replace the original voltage regulators on them because they said everything available is junk. When they did the 3 g on my Stang they said the same thing. So far I haven't had any problems. When I go to the salvage yard I grab what I find!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Fuel sender float length » 7/24/2022 1:56 PM

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I have an aftermarket fuel gauge and a stainless fuel sender with a good float and a 1970 22 gallon fuel tank. The gauge works but the levels of fuel are off such as the gauge reads full when the tank is only 3/4s full. After pulling the sender out and bench testing it I noticed that the float arms length goes to full at about the height of 3/4s of a tank. It seems that the float arm should be a couple of inches longer to compensate for the 22 gallon tank. The float arm seem that it would work well for the smaller 16 gallon tank. I notice that fuel senders without the low fuel light are sold as 1965 to 1970 units. I am thinking of extending the float arm a couple of inches to create better arch of the float for the taller 22 gallon tank. Has anyone had this issue?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 65 is coming right along......SO MUCH FOR ORIGINAL » 6/25/2022 5:47 PM

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Billy, what rims and wheel size are you using? Look nice!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Any advice on installing a back seat divider on a 66 mustang coupe? » 6/14/2022 1:30 PM

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I welded sheet metal and supports into mine, I think that along with sub-frame connectors help to stop the cracking of the quarter panel at the side window post

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Got some old tools and ford parts » 6/03/2022 11:35 AM

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I thought that's what it was so I looked it up on google image search and it didn't come up with anything. I guess it's an era past tool!Thanks
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Got some old tools and ford parts » 6/02/2022 6:15 PM

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I got some old tools from my grand father and some engine brackets that I think were from his old Galaxy 500. Does anybody know what this hammer was for?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MustangSteve..What power steering pump you running...... » 5/29/2022 3:46 PM

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Raymond B, it's a lot easier to change the shims on the pump

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Any advice on installing a back seat divider on a 66 mustang coupe? » 3/26/2022 4:36 PM

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My steel divider is fully welded in, I have added frame stiffeners and other things one at a time. I could definitely tell a little less flexing of the uni-body when cornering with the divider. The best addition i did was the Global West frame rail which stopped the dash shake. I think it even helps the cracking or shearing of the b post at the quarter panel as well.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 69 and 70 spindles » 3/20/2022 4:53 PM

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I have those spherical rod-ends on the bump steer kit on my 65 and they work perfectly. I do inspect them a little more often. I have never seen or heard of them failing for any reason other than a crash. Vintage racers have been using them for years but you have to buy quality ends. There's nothing more scary to me than bump steer at freeway speeds and it even affects braking as well. I guess to each his own!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Console Project Finally Installed » 3/20/2022 4:20 PM

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Great job, how is the shifter length working out? Just right? Too short?. Like the A\C vents
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » FAIL - New Duraspark Distributor Pick-up » 3/20/2022 4:16 PM

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I have had bad ignition modules to bad wire crimps, ground issues, and even bad MSD 6AL, for me it's never something easy like a fuse. I started making a checklist so I can check all the voltages from the last issues I had. It doesn't help that I am getting older so a checklist helps, now I'm having to use readers! Good luck let us know what it was so I can add to my list.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 96 302 Roller Motor » 2/25/2022 10:18 AM

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If I pull the pistons to change the rings what is the best brand ring to use and how do I order the size. I know I will they will need to be gapped

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 96 302 Roller Motor » 2/23/2022 2:13 PM

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All good points, so I can put back in the stock size bearings including the main bearings and just check with plastigauge? Do the main bearings have a size too?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 96 302 Roller Motor » 2/22/2022 3:12 PM

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Thanks, that good news I'll get started!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 96 302 Roller Motor » 2/22/2022 12:08 AM

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I have a 96 302 that had 80k miles on it, the piston bores still show cross hatching. Can I remove the main caps to check the bearing wear and then put them back and re-torque the bolts?
Thanks
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Fire Extinguisher » 2/08/2022 10:21 AM

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You have to be careful of what type of extinguisher you use in over the road vehicles because the extinguishing agent can pack down from the vibrations. When you charge the extinguisher for use it won't fluidize the extinguishing agent expel the contents.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » The new Bronco --- not a Mustang but still a Ford Horse » 2/08/2022 9:53 AM

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I think that on all my new purchases a good extended warranty is a must because you just can't afford to fix these thing when the break. My dad had a Caddilac that the rear-end failed just out of warranty, his extended warranty paid $3.000 on the repair. You would think that we would be past those types of drive train failures after all these years of building them!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Two speed wiper switch connector » 1/27/2022 9:47 AM

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BobE, I have the wiring diagrams but they don't tell me the exact location of what colored wire goes where on the plug!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Shelby drop, what else should be done "While I am in there"? » 1/26/2022 7:00 PM

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Check and make sure you have enough room for the grease fittings

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Two speed wiper switch connector » 1/26/2022 2:37 PM

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I am working on a friends 66 with two speed wipers (going to put in intermittents), the POV removed his wiper motor plug wires from the connector. I can plug them back in but I don't know which color wire goes to which terminal. He found a new wiper pigtail he could buy but it's $75.00. As you might guess all of the older cars in the junk yards are gone, the wiper connector is the same but I think Ford changed the wire colors. Didn't really want to wait till spring when the swap meets start. The plug in the picture is from my old 1 speed wiper motor but if I had a picture like that for the 2 speed connections I'd be in business.
Edit: The wiring diagrams show the wiring colors and we have located all the wires just need to know where to put them

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1965 window regulator » 1/26/2022 10:39 AM

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I kept having problems with my windows sticking and being hard to roll up, after replacing a lot of stuff I replaced the window track felt and that solved the problem. It was a pain in the butt to remove the old stuff.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Retrofit AC » 1/26/2022 10:35 AM

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I had an A/C system very similar to that under dash unit, I didn't like it because the air blew through the coils at an angle at about 30 degrees and it doesn't get cold air out of the unit very well and it just didn't seem to cool well. The mustang unit blows air at a 90 degree angle to the coil so get strong air from the vents into the car.

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