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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I think I've found the reason... » 5/24/2022 3:18 PM

Hakan
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Here's the dashpad I'm working on. It's like everyone can see not done yet, but well on its way.

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I think I've found the reason... » 5/22/2022 10:33 AM

Hakan
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Here´s a couple of pictures:
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Bought it last summer. It´s got a 289 with MSD ignition, four barrel Holley on an aftermarket intake, headers, a C4 and a 9-inch rearend. No power drum brakes, original power steering and once in its life it had AC. All the AC stuff is still there, but not working. Inside the engine bay it looks like Stalingrad in 1943, the interior ain´t all that bad and what I am working on at the moment. Unfortunately ran out of spray glue yesterday when working on reupholstering the dash pad.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I think I've found the reason... » 5/21/2022 8:44 AM

Hakan
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why the radio in my ´67 Ford Ranchero didn´t sound very well:
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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Update on Josh-kebob’s wife, Tanya » 3/29/2022 9:28 AM

Hakan
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Very sorry to read this, my condolences Josh. Rest in peace Tanya.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Don’t you just love wiring? » 3/07/2022 4:39 PM

Hakan
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I replaced the EEC-IV Quarterhorse combination I had with a Swedish made MAXXECU https://www.maxxecu.com/ because of local support and dynos available and also the fact that hardware developed more than thirty years ago ain't got much tuning software constantly developed any longer like with the case of the MAXXECU. The latest version of the tuning software for the MAXXECU was actually released two days ago and the next latest in November 2021. I have no idea how easy it is to use yet, but I hope I have learned something from working with IT for quite some time and if not there's like I mentioned local support available.

In the pictures I posted it looks like there's more relays than it is as a put some of them on top of the fuse box. So far I've only used ten relays, but then I also at least tried to keep the whole system as simple as possible besides the remote controlled door locks.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Don’t you just love wiring? » 3/06/2022 10:40 AM

Hakan
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I made the instrument panel possible to bolt in and out on my '67 coupe. Also made a complete new wiring system from scratch which as always like with everything I do takes a lot of time.

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Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 12/23/2021 6:23 AM

Hakan
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Nos681 wrote:

What ecu will you be using?
Mini or street?
Is it user friendly for tuning?
Noticed the 3 bar MAP.

I bought the "Race" version https://www.maxxecu.com/products/race as it has 8 injector outputs and 8 ignition outputs and the possibility to run all cylinders sequential. Built in MAP and wideband O2 sensor support also sounds good. Most important was when looking at the map below though. I live where the red dot is and as you can see I'm surrounded by companies that are MaxxEcu dealers and/or tuners. I bought my ecu from the dealer/tuner "GZ Racing" closest to where I live and so far judging from one phone call and one email with questions about wiring their support seems very good. I haven't looked into the Mtune software https://www.maxxecu.com/mtune yet, but I'm planning on using some time over the upcoming holidays to go through the MaxxEcu Training Course available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc-jQln3LUM

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Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 12/21/2021 4:02 AM

Hakan
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Bearing Bob wrote:

Metric bolts? That's a felony where I'm from

There's an exception in the Swedish legislation about gear head related activities that says that if the metric bolts are of the flange type, polished stainless and/or chrome plated they can be used in some cases.

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 12/20/2021 4:29 PM

Hakan
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Working on the wiring and made a new engine harness. Kind of hard to see, but that's the whole idea. The brown 19lbs injectors are there just as a mock up. My new upper front coilover shock brackets are waiting for a couple of M12 flange bolts I've ordered:
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Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 12/12/2021 7:24 AM

Hakan
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The version of the MAXXECU I bought actually uses less input sensors than the EEC IV. It's of course much more "intelligent" as a few things have happened in the engine management area since the 1980s when the EEC IV was developed. Constantly updated tuning software etc. will hopefully make the use a little bit easier than what I would have had to go through with the EEC IV Quarterhorse combo.

The car will hopefully at least be running next year, but it will be missing interior, paint and a lot of other things. But as I mentioned before I think it might be a good idea to do some tests of all my homemade stuff before putting the final finish on it.

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 12/11/2021 1:44 PM

Hakan
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Decided to retire the EEC IV - A9L - Quarterhorse combination I was planning on using and bought a modern engine management system called MAXXECU developed here in Sweden instead. Even if this looks like a wiring nightmare the benefits of a locally developed modern system are of course obvious:

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Also replaced the front springs and shocks with coilover shocks, but I'll show pictures of that later.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Saginaw Gen II TC power steering hookup » 12/11/2021 8:45 AM

Hakan
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MS wrote:

 
Funny you should mention that. It got cleaned up right after I took the pics

Glad you mention that, you had me worried for a while...
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Tools you modified or repaired » 11/25/2021 4:27 PM

Hakan
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Small english wheel I made specifically to restore a couple of old Talbot bullet mirrors.

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Vapor blasting gun made out of a regular media blasting gun.

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Tucking fork used to make tucks in sheet metal for shrinking with a hammer.

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Just a socket soldered to a 3/8 joint that I made to make it easier to attach and unscrew the nuts holding the seats to the floorpan on my ´67.

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Tailstock die holder for my lathe.

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Special type of screwdriver and tool to adjust the sights on a Swedish Army AK4 (Swedish-made version of the Heckler &Koch G3A3 7.62×51mm NATO, select-fire battle rifle).

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These had me scratching my own head for a while. Got them as one of my work buddies dad passed away and left a two car garage filled with tools and machines which I bought. They are shoemakers pliers also called lasting pliers.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Tools you modified or repaired » 11/23/2021 3:18 PM

Hakan
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Have a lot of homemade tools, but thought these might be interesting:
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And a couple I haven't made myself, but not that easy to figure out what to use for:
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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1968 Dodge Charger Owner's Manual » 11/04/2021 5:23 PM

Hakan
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Lot of guys my age over here became influenced by "American Graffiti".

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Pic posting test... » 10/09/2021 1:28 PM

Hakan
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Thought my '67 Ranchero looked good in the supermarket parking lot earlier tonight:

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hey Sally here are some old pics for you » 9/01/2021 4:06 PM

Hakan
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6sally6 wrote:

First for Hakan too.........

Actually it was my second as I also was at the first Bash in 2004, when BILLY WALTON thought I was fake until he heard me speak :-).
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Work light » 8/12/2021 12:32 PM

Hakan
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These are cheap and never runs out of power:

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 6sal6 slow day topic - Is traction control the AutoTune for drivers? » 8/10/2021 2:56 PM

Hakan
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Rufus68 wrote:

They crash into your yard from both directions.  Why is that?

I actually have no idea, but even the local newspaper made sort of fun out of it. A locally very well known Swedish coffee company uses the phrase "when you get unexpected visitors" which was used as the caption under the pictures they published.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 6sal6 slow day topic - Is traction control the AutoTune for drivers? » 8/10/2021 1:23 PM

Hakan
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Anything that would have helped to not get visitors like this at my house is welcome:

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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Since its 'just-a-little-slow'...how bout this question.............. » 8/04/2021 4:46 PM

Hakan
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I'm thinking Don Garlits, but for obvious reasons I have to mention Peter Svensson that set a world record in top fuel drag bike 24th of August 2012 with an ET of 5.709 at a dragstrip not far from where I live here in Sweden. IIRC it took Larry "Spiderman" McBride five years to run faster.



 

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