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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 mustang fiberglass trunk lid with molded in spoiler questions » 11/15/2020 9:36 AM

Evan
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Awesome thanks for the link. That is kinda what I’m talking about doing. I don’t have a ton of fab experience but I can weld and I’ve got some determination i think I’ll see what I can do before deciding to drop that amount of cash. Ill add it to my project list. And will post pics to keep y’all updated.

Thanks

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 mustang fiberglass trunk lid with molded in spoiler questions » 11/14/2020 2:39 AM

Evan
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Thanks for all the info. I have the coupe. It looks like the stang aholics one you have to buy the side pieces separately. I’ll have to check out maier.

One thing I was thinking is my dad has a 68 ca special. I was wondering about going over and making some cardboard templates. For the curves of the fiberglass spoiler. And then taking my trunk lid and grind down to bare metal and take some thin wire material that I can bend. And tac weld up the shape with then cover with some thin sheet metal. To give it a completed look.  As for the side caps i was thinking of just leaving them as is. And extending the spoiler part over them so it looks like it would with the fiberglass ones. When it’s closed but when you open it it’s one whole piece.

Has anyone seen anything like that done at all?  Not sure how it would look.  but I thought might be kinda cool.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 mustang fiberglass trunk lid with molded in spoiler questions » 11/12/2020 6:52 PM

Evan
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Hey everyone. I have been wanting to get one of these for my mustang for a while. Back when I was looking at these they were pricey around $450. Now it looks like places want like $800-$900 shipped which is rediculous if you ask me.

Has anyone made their own?  Ive never worked with fiberglass before but am wondering how hard it would be to do this. 

Or if anyone knows where to get a decently priced one 

Thanks.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pitman arm torque spec? » 10/06/2020 6:26 PM

Evan
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Awesome lol that’s what I was thinking to.

Does anyone know which side is return and supply line?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pitman arm torque spec? » 10/06/2020 4:40 PM

Evan
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Hey everyone I just got my power steering box back from being rebuilt by borgeson and got it reinstalled.  In my 66 mustang. Does the pitman arm have a specific torque spec I need to torque it to?  When putting it back on it took quite a bit of work  a bit of work getting it on. And the lock washer is flat.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Steering box replacement » 9/01/2020 4:39 PM

Evan
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Awesome thanks for the info. I spoke with Borgeson today and got their address and opened a return ticket for repair.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Steering box replacement » 8/30/2020 11:05 PM

Evan
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Hello Everyone,  I have a 66 mustang with.a 302 and mustang Steve cable clutch kit. It has a collapsible steering column that was swapped from a 69 mustang. When the swap was done on the steering column. I purchased a Borgeson steering box. I hadn’t really driven the car. Since I installed it but I have noticed it’s leaking really really bad from the sector shaft on the steering box. It kinda stinks it definitely got less than 500 miles on it. And it was purchased 5 or so years back.  So I’m debating what I should do. I spoke with Borgeson and they said I can mail it and they can fix it and send it back to me. However I’m not sure I want to waste my time with Borgeson if this is the type of thing I can expect from it.

Has anyone had any good results with a Borgeson box. Or is there a better one that I can bolt in instead.?

Thanks.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » 8/14/2020 5:13 PM

Evan
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Awesome thank you all so much this gives me some avenues to look into.  I appreciate the guidance and recommendations.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » best inexpensive headers for 66 Mustang » 8/13/2020 4:31 PM

Evan
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Hello Everyone.  Hope you all are well and staying safe.  I wanted to see if someone could give me a recommendation on some headers for my Mustang.  it is a 66 mustang with a 302 with 351 windsor heads on it.  I am running the Mustang Steve cable clutch conversion on it with the power brake booster.  I also have a Borgeson power steering box. any reccomendations would be appriciated.

Thanks

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Optima yellow top H6 battery » 12/14/2018 6:26 PM

Evan
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Yes, it is a deep cycle battery.  Its only about $60 more than the red top.  they say it is good for cars with more electronics.  Down the road i would like to add a better stereo power windows/locks etc. they do have a blu top which is classified as a marine battery.  Also has 800 cold cranking amps same as red top. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Optima yellow top H6 battery » 12/14/2018 4:58 PM

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Since its been in the back,  it starts fine when its cold, but when i shut it down and then go to start it back up it hesitates and doesn't want to start back up. it will crank once, then stop, then crank then stop, then cranks normally and starts up...if i'm lucky.  Ive made sure the ground cable is good from the battery to the solenoid and the ground in the trunk are good.  Engine is grounded good.  Its charging properly etc.  but just doesn't want to start back up after i shut it down.  It never did that when it was up front.  lol only reason why i changed it was because people were telling me id get better weight distribution in the car, but i don't race the thing and really haven't noticed a difference with it back there except its been a complete pain. 

Not to long ago i had it in the shop for an alignment and it died on them while out test driving it and they couldn't get it started.  they tried different batteries and checked everything which looked fine.  The only thing they could think of is maybe the cable going from the solenoid to the starter might be too small and recommended maybe changing that to the same size as on the battery. and maybe that would fix it.  also the hold down for it is just a ratcheting tie down that i have looped through i think where the tire iron would go in the trunk.  Just kinda over the whole thing.  I never had this much trouble with it in the front and am just kinda over trying to trouble shoot it, when it worked perfectly fine up front.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Optima yellow top H6 battery » 12/14/2018 2:05 PM

Evan
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Hey everyone,

Its been a while since ive been on here.  Nice to see the forum is still going strong!  I have a 66 mustang with a rear mounted battery that i put in when i was in high school.  Ever since i put it in the trunk it has been a headache so im putting it back up front.  I got a new battery tray and factory mount for it.  My old red top optima finally went out, so im looking at a new battery.  I know for optima batteries there is a special mount that goes over the top that i can buy.  When looking online at the optima's i stumbled upon the Yellow top Optima H6 battery that looks like it may work with the factory style battery hold down at the base.  My question is has anyone tried this yet and can confirm it will work? 

Thanks in advance

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb/ High idle when warm » 4/02/2014 12:31 AM

Evan
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sorry, its a 302 V8, 5 speed transmission with a holly 600 cfm carb.  It has an electric choke hooded up via a positive wire from the coil.  It used to work without an issue now it keeps the idle up at 1500 even when warmed up it wont kick off the high idle when I rev it up.  Also if I pull on the gas pedal with my foot while at a light for example it does bring the idle down.  I dont know if maybe my return spring is worn or if its a carb issue or anything else.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Carb/ High idle when warm » 4/01/2014 3:56 PM

Evan
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Hello everyone!  Boy has it been a long time since ive been on here, glad to see you are all still going strong on here, this is a truly amazing site!  I had to put my mustang on the back burner for a while as I was getting married and moving.  Now im back at it, and getting the new garage set up and finaly got the car there.  I just got the alignment done with the new steering box/column and its night and day difference. 

Im having an issue with the Carb though.  a while back alomost a year or so I had the carb rebuilt and it was going great.  Now after sitting it starts and runs no problem, but the high idle does not kick off.  Ive never been that great with carbs and was wandering if i have to spray some carb cleaner in it or have to loosen the 3 screws on the electric choke and adjust it?  any help would be greatly appriciated. 

Thanks

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Power steering pump » 10/05/2013 12:29 AM

Evan
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Hey all hope you all are well. I recently installed a borgeson powers steering box on my 66 Mustang and a 68 collapsable steering column  I've been working on getting the alignment good enough on my own so I can drive it to the local alignment shop. However. I'm thinking that I need to replace the power steering pump. I currently have a pump that took ATF fluid and I know the borgeson uses power steering fluid. Being in a hurry to drive it and not to much cash on hand I used the same power steering pump I had but filled it with power steering fluid. I've notice when I pull the car out of the garage and tinker with it and pull it back in that there is power steering fluid on the ground and the side inner fender. Almost like its shooting it out from the pump when I'm turning the wheel.

Can anyone tell me if it sounds like I need to drain some of the fluid or pick up a Saginaw pump. And if so is there a certain car I can pull one from in a junk yard or  am I better off saving up and getting a new one.

Thanks.

Evan.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Borgeson Steering box hook up. » 5/22/2013 8:01 PM

Evan
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Hello everyone I hope you are all well.  it has been a while since I have been on here as well as since I have worked on the old stang. 

I got the bug again and am finishing my installation of a Power Steering borgeson box.  Just down to the hoses now and there is nothing that says which side is the High pressure side and low pressure side on the box.  If anyone could chime in and let me know (im looking straigt down on top of it while it is in the car) I would greatly appriciated it. 

Thanks

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