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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » hipo » Today 8:10 AM

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What year would of that been?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/14/2024 9:46 AM

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Thanks guys.  We'll check out the wiring again at the box.  

Steve69

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/13/2024 8:24 AM

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We'll do some more research and look at the distributor a little bit closer.

Thanks
Steve69

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/13/2024 8:24 AM

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50vert wrote:

Someone smarter than me may recall .... butt, doesn't one of the wires on a correct Duraspark conversion retard the timing in start?

    I thought I read something about this too.  
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/12/2024 12:22 PM

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6sally6 wrote:

Hi-torque starter ???
ABSOLUTELY SURE....you have plenty of grounds ?( starter to block/engine to body/badd-dree to frame(ish) subframe/unibody...CLEAN ..SHINEY metal ?)
Biggest CCA badd-dree that will fit
I made a switch to interrupt power to the distrib....let the starter spin the engine.... THEN flip switch to energize distrib.
(Race cars use them I just can't think of the name) I use this ON THE RARE occasion the engine is hot and the weather is hot and the starter struggles to spin...like once in a blue moon.
Did you use 'light springs' in the distrib?
LOCK OUT the total timing to 36-38 degrees?
What kinda heads do you have? (real efficient heads like AFR don't NEED lotsa total timing)
You can decide just how much total timing by driving the car to see how it performs....
Sounds pretty sweet ...(gets the Ol'Sal seal of approval !!)
6sally6

Its a high torque starter with 2 grounds to the engine to frame.
We didn't change any springs in the distributor.
We capped the vacuum canister and carburetor when we did the timing.  Is that lock out?
Trick flow heads.
It fires up ok warm when the initial time is 5 degrees and 15 degrees of total timing.  Doesn't seem to run as well and the throttle response not as crisp. 

Thanks
Steve

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » My sons 68 Mustang 351W » 2/12/2024 11:49 AM

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Here's the first start up last year.   https://youtube.com/shorts/q0LtKMVwtgk?si=V1ceZcskOKWu84Yc

After setting the timing were having some issues.   We warmed it up and set the total timing at 34 degrees.  the timing at idle is around 18 degrees.   We also set the idle screws on the carburetor by a vacuum gauge for the highest vacuum reading.  The engine runs great!

Problem is it wont turnover to run unless we back the timing back when warm.  Cold start no problems.  When the timing is dialed back were getting a popping out the exhaust when its cold and warms up.   Do you think there's a issue with the Durspark box or distributor?  Both were new

Thanks
Steve 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/07/2024 12:21 PM

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Ron68 wrote:

Steve69 wrote:

MS wrote:

Still working on those picture posting skills, eh, Steve?

You know I have a IPhone 15 plus and I still cant get pics to post properly…lol.

That's okay Steve. Ya gotta hold your mouth just right.....to posts pictures off your phone.

   That long 1970s Lime green extension cord gets in the way sometimes....lol 
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/06/2024 8:10 PM

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KeithP wrote:

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KeithP wrote:

Looks/Sounds good. Still haven't started mine. Still working on the custom exhaust. Just bought myself a Miller 220 multi-process welder, MIG/TIG/Stick. Know how to MIG weld but I am a newbie to TIG welding.

My son is a great welder and he had some extra pipes from his 68 project. I went from long tubes to shortys. I kept the rest of my exhaust and he made some pipes to connect to my exhaust to my shorties. Mine was at 36 degrees total timing and at 19 degrees at Idle. When I drive it we’ll see how it feels.

I bought the Sanderson headers and nobody makes anything that is plug-and-play. I had to make a custom exhaust from the headers to the inlet to the mufflers. First try was the MIG and it was not good. So, now I get to do it again using the TIG.

 
My son took a college welding class for $200 this last fall.  He learned to TIG weld. They provided the welders and help.  He said a lot of the guys were in there 50s and 60s and worked on projects in class.  They provided material at cost if you wanted to build something.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/06/2024 6:13 PM

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KeithP wrote:

Looks/Sounds good. Still haven't started mine. Still working on the custom exhaust. Just bought myself a Miller 220 multi-process welder, MIG/TIG/Stick. Know how to MIG weld but I am a newbie to TIG welding.

My son is a great welder and he had some extra pipes from his 68 project.  I went from long tubes to shortys.  I kept the rest of my exhaust and he made some pipes to connect to my exhaust to my shorties.  Mine was at 36 degrees total timing and at 19 degrees at Idle.  When I drive it we’ll see how it feels.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » First start up blueprint 347 » 2/06/2024 6:07 PM

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MS wrote:

Still working on those picture posting skills, eh, Steve?

You know I have a IPhone 15 plus and I still cant get pics to post properly…lol.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Winter over? » 2/05/2024 12:11 PM

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MS wrote:

Spent last week in Sedona, AZ for my daughter, Cara’s wedding (remember Cara’s Coupe?) It was maybe 50 degrees and sunny every day, except the wedding day. Good Lord needed some rain right up until five minutes before the outdoor ceremony so He could provide this special prize.

  Wow!  Very nice pic!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Made a better bracket for Borgeson power steering GM pump » 1/15/2024 4:04 PM

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That looks great! Should make it more solid with that backing.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Air Conditioning » 1/15/2024 4:01 PM

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Alan wrote:

Right now it can do minus 4 if i pull it outside, windchill about 40° below. I never got to check mine, but i don't think it will do much better than 40°

You need to bottle that up for the summer time...LOL  
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » TKX Neutral Safety Switch? » 12/12/2023 9:53 AM

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Nos681 wrote:

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Nos681 wrote:

I edited your picture Mark to clarify the wiring as TKO mentioned.

The “neutral” switch on the T5 was used only for the ECM for neutral indication.
I have read of many failures due to running full start solenoid current through this switch.

The actual “neutral safety switch” on the Foxbody Mustang was actually 2 switches under the dash…one for ECM (parallel to the transmission neutral indicator switch) and one for start circuit (start solenoid).

Just wanted to prevent someone else reading this from getting corn fused.
Sounds like a nice upgrade.

Whats the box where the 4 wires are connected too?

 
Relay.

Conversion from C4 to T5, I installed a jumper as well.

   Thanks
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » TKX Neutral Safety Switch? » 12/06/2023 4:04 PM

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Nos681 wrote:

I edited your picture Mark to clarify the wiring as TKO mentioned.

The “neutral” switch on the T5 was used only for the ECM for neutral indication.
I have read of many failures due to running full start solenoid current through this switch.

The actual “neutral safety switch” on the Foxbody Mustang was actually 2 switches under the dash…one for ECM (parallel to the transmission neutral indicator switch) and one for start circuit (start solenoid).

Just wanted to prevent someone else reading this from getting corn fused.
Sounds like a nice upgrade.

Whats the box where the 4 wires are connected too?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Remember this? » 12/04/2023 4:19 PM

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Wow!  I forgot that the whole front was ripped off. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Brakes not working very well » 11/27/2023 11:03 AM

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Thanks Guys, 

Ill check this out and make sure the calipers are the right direction.  Try bleeding again.  We have a MS booster and pedal. Along with a MS cable clutch. 

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