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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Piece part name and where it mounts exactly. » Today 7:47 PM

TimC
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Ed, that looks like a brace between the door jamb and the wheelhousing, down low by the floor . I believe it supports the quarter window regulator mechanisms.  My 66 coupe had them. I dont recall if my FB did. Let me check the coupe tomorrow.

I don’t recall seeing them for sale, but I can get measurements on where they go.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Electric choke stuuck on Holley » 3/30/2024 12:10 PM

TimC
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Well... it depends.  If it is stuck open, it will run poorly (hesitation when accelerating) until it warms up.  If it is stuck shut, it will run ok when cold, but run rich as it warms up.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MINI-BASH...MINI-BASH...MINI-BASH » 3/16/2024 5:39 PM

TimC
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Well, I went back and reviewed MS's mini bash rules from his 12/2021 post prior to a Bryant TX mini bash.  He stated vehicles must be 25 year old Fords, so perhaps you can revoke the Fox exception. LOL

I guess I need to go pull the cover off the car and fix the power steering leak.....

Thanks for organizing this, BB.

As an aside, I visited the Corev*** museum in Bowling Green KY a couple of weeks ago (10 years since the sinkhole incident).  They had 3 engines on display:  a complete Ford Flathead, a Ford Flathead block with Ardun heads, and a token SBC.  Can't wait to see 600 in one place!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Wheels for my 65 convertible » 2/28/2024 8:06 PM

TimC
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I have had several sets of wheels powder coated.  Results were outstanding.  Very smooth, and easy to keep clean.  Last set was 2 years ago and I paid $125 per wheel, which included clean up of some corrosion on all 4 wheels, color powder in some areas of the wheel, and clear everywhere else.  I will be doing another set the next time my DD needs tires.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » hipo » 2/21/2024 8:43 AM

TimC
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My set of hipos went to JKB's parts stash.  I hope they end up in his son's Cougar.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » AOD » 2/04/2024 1:59 PM

TimC
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What is the typical useful life of an AOD?  What are the first signs when they are getting tired?  Mine doesn't leak a drop, and seems to work fine after 140,000 miles, which has me wondering....

Contemplating a long road trip in October and I need to get my thrash list together.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I did a non traditional parts cleaning solution shootout » 12/31/2023 8:16 PM

TimC
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Over the years, I have had the joy of getting a handful of older Honda motorcycles back on the road (60's and 70's stuff).  I have an ultrasonic cleaner I use to clean the carbs.  I use diluted Simple green.  Works like magic, but it does discolor the cast aluminum.  Works great on curb picked snow blowers too, for those of you familiar with those machines.....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Inspiration please » 11/13/2023 6:47 PM

TimC
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Steve69 wrote:

     Do you have any pics of the care on your lift?   I have a 9" ceilings and debating on a 4 post lift.  I didn't think 9 foot would get it up high enough.  
 

Steve, I have a 4 post lift with a 9' ceiling.  I use a rolling stool like MS mentions.  PM me your cell number, and I can text you a pic or 2.

I also found it VERY helpful to install "high lift" garage door tracks, which keeps my garage door about 6" from the ceiling, when open.  I got them from DDM garage doors, who is local to me, but he ships everywhere.  I can still have my car all the way up, with the garage door open.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Who can ID this picture from ten years ago from today? » 9/28/2023 1:03 PM

TimC
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I believe that to be Jerry F's Franklin TN Bash.  It was my first Bash.  I see 2 of Jerry's Mustangs in that pic, along with Tubo's Non Miss May.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Retired » 9/15/2023 7:33 AM

TimC
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Congrats, Barry!

3.5 months left for me.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 Mustang gauge cluster wiring » 9/09/2023 1:47 PM

TimC
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Here is an update:

I finally got down to my nephews place and spent some time with him under the hood of his 66.  It has different symptoms than were initially reported to me.

Amp gauge stays smack dab in the middle like it has for the 15 years he has owned the car.  Probably non-functional.  We did not spend time on it.

Oil pressure gauge pegs high as soon as key is in "on" position.  We removed the gauge feed wire from the sending unit an gauge pegs low.  When I ground the gauge feed wire it pegs high.  Seems that gauge is operable.  We'll order a sending unit and swap that out.

Temp gauge starts low and climbs higher as we drive.  Based upon the bearing noise I hear from the water pump, I now presume the gauge may be accurate.  I forgot my infrared thermometer so I could not verify temps.  I'll bring my thermometer when we swap out the pump and thermostat.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » New Paint on my son's 68 Mustang » 9/07/2023 7:37 AM

TimC
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Steve,  that looks really nice.  I would love to have a body & paint guy in our family.....

Tell me, what was the time span between taking the car to the body shop and taking it back home?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 Mustang gauge cluster wiring » 8/15/2023 12:05 PM

TimC
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My nephew has a real nice 66 coupe.  Bone stock T Code, with one repaint about 20 years ago.  Recently the gauges for Oil, Temp, and Amps have pegged to the right.  Another symptom is that it slowly drains the battery.  Obviously a short somewhere.  Gas gauge works properly.

He installed a new under hood gauge feed harness.  The problem still exists.

I pulled out my Average Joe wiring diagrams to see if I could recommend a wire that may be the culprit.  Nothing jumps off the page to me.

Any recommendations on where/which wire to check first?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Back when "cammers" were on sale....... » 8/15/2023 7:34 AM

TimC
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A couple years ago while house shopping with one of my sons, we came across a vintage dragster in a garage.  It had tandem flatheads on it.  Really wierd.

MustangSteve Annual Bash Info » 20th Annual Bash - Date and Location » 8/07/2023 8:42 PM

TimC
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Based upon your post in the Tech forum, you may wish to check the spelling on the city where the event is located.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 5.0 AC wiring to computer » 8/06/2023 9:38 PM

TimC
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It wasn't mentioned, so I must ask, did you run a scan to see if the ecm is throwing any codes?  I would start there before going through that lengthy idle surge checklist.  Been there, done that.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » How long have you been an FYI er?? » 6/16/2023 7:34 AM

TimC
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I joined in 2005 when I bought a 66 T code coupe from a co-worker, and was searching for better brake options.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Memory Test name the year of the car and owner, 2013 Mustang Calendar » 6/06/2023 7:59 AM

TimC
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I think I can verify a few cars

Cover is MS's 66
January is Steve69's 69
February is Glen B's  65
March might be BobC's 66, but I thought BobC had chrome Cragars....
April is someone's 67
May is Tubo's "Miss May" 1965
June is terry's 65
July is dave68's 68, I think
August is Michael's 67
September is TerryMcG's 66
October is unknown to me, but a 66
November is lowercasesteve's 66, I believe
December is calendar owner's 70  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » FOUR MONTHS until BASH 20 !!! (as of 5/30/2023) » 6/01/2023 12:32 PM

TimC
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Like BB2, for Sept in TX, it's gotta have functional AC...

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What is the rev limit on Ford 289? » 6/01/2023 12:29 PM

TimC
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You are looking for an opinion.  I'll offer mine.  If you like to drive it, limit yourself to 5000 rpm's.  If you like to work on it, go ahead and regularly take it up to 6500+.  After 18 years and 60,000 miles, I would expect a bit of relaxation in the valve springs that would encourage me to be conservative about how high I would wind it up.

Of course, if you have your dream engine on a stand in the shop.....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Let’s see some Pics of your ride and where you from » 4/06/2023 7:14 AM

TimC
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Rudi wrote:

lowercasesteve wrote:

That Red truck is cool!

 
Looks like an older Daihatsu.

I believe it to be a Suburu Sambar.  Kind of obscure, but really cool.

I really like the Model T, as well.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 92 GT » 3/24/2023 7:31 AM

TimC
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Inspect the front shock towers closely.  That's where they rust.  If the heater core is bypassed, it probably has a bad heater core, and a rusty pass side floor pan.  Look at the rear torque boxes too.  That's where the evidence of hard driven 5 speed cars show their wear.

The primary reason guys swap to 5 lug is to get a wider variety of wheel upgrades.  You are almost limited to Weld Drag Lites or Drag Stars with the 4 lugs. (unless you are like me and dig the Pony wheels.)

I find them to be fun cars that the Mrs. loves to drive, too.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » East Coast road trip coming soon » 3/20/2023 12:24 PM

TimC
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Forget Mt. Rushmore, and go see Devils Tower, IMO

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » looking for a transmission » 3/16/2023 10:57 AM

TimC
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I should have said "there is a way to change the tail housing".  That way you can get the WC Mustang T5 with a better shifter location for a bench seat.

It seems to me that the 5 speed from a SBF F150, as RTM suggests, seems like a better way to go.  If Oscar has a mechanical speedometer in his 66 F100, he would still have that situation to solve.  I once used a "Cable-X" converter for a T56 in an S10 to keep the mechanical speedo gauge.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » looking for a transmission » 3/16/2023 8:45 AM

TimC
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The T5 from the S-10 series of GM pickups had a forward mounted shifter.  There is a way to change the tailshaft to the Ford version of the T5, but getting the mechanical speedo to work has some hoops to jump through.  

S10 Tail Housing on Mustang T5 - Anything better than stock S10 Mount? | Vintage Mustang Forums (vintage-mustang.com)

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