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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Simple question I hope How does Oil flow through filter ??? » 9/14/2018 12:21 PM

Oil comes in through the holes around the outside, flows through the filter (or if it's clogged bad enough, through the bypass) and then out through the center.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1965 Mustang with 1990 5.0 and C4 transmission question » 9/14/2018 11:22 AM

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In addition to the different flexplate, because you had a '65, the 5-bolt bellhousing and block plate will need to be replaced with one that has 6 bolts, I believe.  But otherwise, it'll work great!

Because of the higher power of the 5.0, you might consider putting in a shift kit and some better servos to help keep your bands from slipping though, while it's out.  And doing the rear main seal is a great idea, unless you know yours is in great shape.

All of the shift kits I know of will change your 1965 Green-Dot shift pattern to the simpler PRND21 pattern too, which is often a good thing.

I know you wanted the T5, but having this setup in my car, I can tell you the C4 is a great little transmission too.  I don't think you will feel too cheated!  Catching the 2-1 kickdown if you're going about 30-35 mph is flat out exciting. =)

Best wishes!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Modifying an Autolite 4100 1.12 to work on a small block 302 » 7/05/2017 1:53 AM

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I'm still putting my car back together!  Soon as I have the engine back in, and can bolt this on, I'll be giving you feedback, Daze. =)

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Here's one MS » 2/11/2017 10:40 AM

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It is cool, but in sort of a two-headed-snake sort of way.  Something's definitely not right, but it's kind of fun to look at.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Talk about a collector!!!!!!! » 2/05/2017 3:27 PM

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He strikes me as the sort of person that is incredibly insecure, and lonely.   I bet he gets people to do stuff for him by paying them or offering them something they want, not because they like him.

I'll admit his collection is really cool to look at!  But it's all sort of a really awkward "Hey, look at all my toys!" sort of situation instead of "I just really like these things and want to share them with everyone else."

Maybe that's a really fine line, and I don't know why it would bug me, but it does.

Got to wonder how the man made all that money in the first place.  Maybe that's why he feels like he needs all his guns?

Swap Meet » Vintage Seats » 1/30/2017 12:42 AM

I've got two '69 Mustang seats.  These are in rough shape, but have perfect frames.  Foam is exposed, and hard as a rock, the covers have gaping holes.  Headrests are very stiff, but in reasonable condition.

I have two other seats from a '69 in similar condition.  May have been a Cougar.  Foam's a bit better, but the covers are shot.  The rails on these are flawless, and smooth as glass.  Seats themselves could use a lot of help, but the frames are not rusted, bent, or molested.

I also have one '67 Cougar rear seat that needs to be recovered, but the frame's perfect.  (same as Mustang, just different style of covering)

Make me an offer!   Shipping might be pricey, but I'm willing to ship if you are.  Otherwise, you can pick 'em up here in central Kansas.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Heres one for your collection MS » 12/07/2016 6:36 PM

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Thanks for setting me straight on the Clevelands and M's guys. =)  Haven't seen enough to be real familiar with 'em I guess!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » LED or not to LED » 12/07/2016 10:09 AM

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Just for the record, I'd think twice before believing in the boards being totally waterproof.  Distilled water conducts electricity very poorly, so that could just be a bit of clever salesmanship.  What we get with our cars is road water, mostly.  So it's got plenty of minerals (and maybe salt!) with which to conduct electrons, and corrode wires, etc.  Best keep the controller well away from where it can get splashed!

Awesome writeup on the LEDs, guys!  I might even do my headlights at some point, but given that all new cars are coming with 'em, I think I will keep my bulbs now.  I figure the millennials will ooh and ah over how my 'custom brake lights' and turn signals come on and turn off 'slowly'.  *grin*

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Heres one for your collection MS » 12/07/2016 9:42 AM

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It can't be a 390.  Intake isn't splitting the heads, so it's no FE.  And Clevelands or M's have that straight up thermostat housing, not the angled one.  Look at where the heads/valve covers are in relation to the shock towers.  And the edge of the radiator looks like it's near the solenoid!  I think this guy just moved everything back about a foot or so, with a smallblock!   Crazy.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Heres one for your collection MS » 12/07/2016 3:06 AM

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Oh, I don't know... that hood scoop reminds me of a ski-jump!  One with a built in snow-fence in the front to keep people from accidentally falling into the engine from - you know - all that power!  I personally think the 7th grade shop class of '75 did a great job with the bondo in this project...

Also, is that a 351?  Why'd he have to carve out the firewall for that?  Did he move it back in the chassis, or what?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Ultimate present for Mustang owner » 12/06/2016 1:46 AM

As far as carburetion goes, this one... well, goes. =)

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What happened to » 12/03/2016 1:04 AM

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rpm wrote:

[What kind of person complains about the lovely aroma from a grill?

The same kind of person that didn't get invited to partake in the eating of the things being grilled!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Happy Turkey Day to all the FYIFORD members of the board! » 11/24/2016 11:02 AM

Thanks, Ron!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

And Terry- I had to read your message twice before I figured out that you didn't have to get the turkey removed robotically...


A speedy recovery to you after your much more serious surgery.  Get well quick!!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Happy Thanksgiving » 11/24/2016 11:02 AM

Happy thanksgiving indeed!  Thanks Dave. =)

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » try to post pics » 11/19/2016 11:25 PM

Why, those poor guys put their engines in backward!  Look!  The distributor's on the wrong end of the motor and everything.  Must be hard to drive 'em!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Would trade the old hot rod in a second for one of these... » 11/19/2016 11:00 PM

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Pshaw.  You just have a bad case of 'grass is greener', Sal!   Next thing you know, you'll be starting to think of putting LS1 motors where they don't belong.  Come back to the light, buddy!!!


(all that said, wow what a beaut!)  I helped my friend restore a '64 hardtop 4 spd with the 340 horse 327.  It puts out every bit of its rated power and then some...  FUN.

Swap Meet » WTB Venturi from 2100 Autolite/Motocraft 2v carb » 11/16/2016 9:59 PM

I'm looking for the booster/venturi from a 2v carb, specifically one of the old 1.01, 1.02 or .98 diameter bores.  (.98 is super rare, since it only came on the old 221)

If you have a crusty old carb laying around that's not worth rebuilding or just not important to you, let me know!  If it's too much trouble to get the booster out, I'd be glad to buy the whole dang thing and pay shipping too.  I don't care if it's truly nasty and unusable, so long as the venturi aren't smashed up, and the emulsion tubes haven't been messed with.  


Edit:  Let me rephrase.  I don't care if the *carburetor* is unusable - I need the venturi to be at least cleanable so I can use them though!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Ford EEC-IV or Pro-M fuel injection? » 11/16/2016 2:39 PM

Bob, is that little chain (with blue RTV on it maybe?) for a cruise control system?  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » THANK YOU » 11/12/2016 2:14 AM

I'm humbly grateful for your service, Vets, and not just on Veteran's Day.   Thank you for my freedom.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 69 351w pistons » 11/07/2016 12:30 AM

Usually, running thick head gaskets help make things ping, and can have sealing problems if you use power adders like nitrous or some kind of blower/turbo.

If you haven't bought the new pistons yet, check out Mahle, Wiseco, and Probe.  All of those companies make pretty good slugs, and will have something to meet your needs.

Thick head gaskets are kind of a stop-gap solution to the problem.  Thicker gaskets means more gasket surface area for pressure to push against, so it can lead to sealing problems.  It also messes with quench, and can cause detonation issues, making an already ping-prone engine have even MORE problems, despite dropping the compression ratio.  It all depends on your build.

If you're using power-adders like nitrous or a blower, go with forged pistons.  They are more forgiving, and will fail gradually instead of all at once, giving you a chance to fix tuning mistakes.  The trade off is that they are heavier (bad) and they expand at a different rate from your cylinders.  This means that when they're cold, they'll usually slap a little.  Still, good quality forged pistons aren't a big deal for Fords.  The 5.0 HO motors even came stock with them, originally.

If you're not using power adders, hypereutectic pistons are much lighter, and can offer you better long-term longevity.  That's partly because their low weight stresses bearings and pins less, but also because their rate of expansion better matches the cylinders, allowing closer tolerances, even when cold.

If you want to compare apples to apples, Hyper pistons and Forged pistons will fail at about the same point, when they're being mistreated.  The difference is that the Hypers tend to shatter when pushed past their limits, failing spectacularly, while Forged pistons usually deform and fail gradually instead of all at once.  Sort of the difference between a bullet hitting cast iron, vs. steel.  A round that doesn't penetrate steel will still leave a dent, causing damage, while th

Paint & Body » Can't leave well enough alone... » 11/04/2016 11:07 AM

I used a Rustoleum primer/paint stuff that's an all in one.  My real problem was trying to paint outside in Kansas.  It's always windy, and there are always bugs when it's warm.  


I will never get a professional result, with the circumstances I have, but after 4 tries, they turned out well enough that they're not embarrassing to look at. =)

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