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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » front disc brakes » 2/10/2024 10:50 PM

Herb55 wrote:

Thank you all
MS- I was just looking at that website, but didn't know anyone who has done business with them!  Thanx for the referral.
I have been buying parts off CJ, but unless you get a sale, they can be a bit pricy.
I'm upgrading from 14" wheels to 15". I have a nice set of 15X6 rims.
What's the largest tire I can use? I'll do the front end over next year This year I want to do the brakes and drive it a bit and see how it runs.
I'll see if I can figure out how to post pics here.
TY

225-60's work very well.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » front disc brakes » 2/08/2024 1:33 PM

The K-H brakes work just fine.  I used mine for around 400,000 miles with no problems.  With them there is no problem using anywhere from 14" wheels up with no clearance problems.  Several aftermarket companies have kits that use them, so it is easy to find parts.  Manual brakes also are good to use.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Good Henry trivia...... » 2/07/2024 5:50 PM

How about "Not Very Often".

Let's see - my 40, 51 55 60 66 13 15 all have the ignition switch in the same place.  - all on the lower right.  the 40 has the starter switch on the left.  - the early ones had the ignition in the middle of the dash- don't remember where the starter switch was.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 66 engine swap » 1/26/2024 1:43 PM

One thing to watch for with a different engine.  If you are running a stick shift with Z-bar clutch linkage:  The 289 block has a bung on it to mount the linkage.  later blocks may not have one.  It can be very frustrating to discover that condition after the engine is installed and you are hooking up the clutch.  Fortunately, there is a fixture you can buy that solves that problem.  It bolts up to the block. No special tools.  Most any Mustang supply house will have one.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Think I found my painter » 1/18/2024 6:25 PM

Great use of Photoshop.  The guy taught painting on PBS for years until he died about 15 years ago.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 2024 Bash Tours. » 1/08/2024 11:12 PM

I've Driven that road at least a dozen times and could do it again; either way.  Starting in Santa Monica and going all the way to SF is the most rewarding.  Plan two days or maybe three.  Hearst Castle is a must see, as well as Big Sur/Carmel/Monterey

I have not heard the latest about the road closure. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/07/2024 10:20 PM

Thanks, that helps me think a little differently.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/07/2024 8:07 PM

boss347convertible wrote:

Get these flare wrenches at Harbor freight. Grind the 1 inch flare wrench on the one side to fit (you will not have to remove much material) or remove the reservoir bolt and take the reservoir off. Use one of the other sizes on the hose with a breaker bar and a pipe extension. I am not a fan of Harbor freight, but when I am going to modify tools, that is where I go.



the new photo

I don't have any of those, but there is a harbor freight close by.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/07/2024 8:06 PM

boss347convertible wrote:

Get these flare wrenches at Harbor freight. Grind the 1 inch flare wrench on the one side to fit (you will not have to remove much material) or remove the reservoir bolt and take the reservoir off. Use one of the other sizes on the hose with a breaker bar and a pipe extension. I am not a fan of Harbor freight, but when I am going to modify tools, that is where I go.



the new photo

I don't have any of those, but there is a harbor freight close by.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/07/2024 7:48 PM

I may have a different P/S pump.  I bought it from TCP along with the power rack.  Let's see if I can get it on this.

That is a collar around the valve.  It's different from the one above.  It surrounds the valve so much that a 1" wrench does not fit if I try to losen the smaller connector.  I would have to dismount the pump and remove the pully.  That means removing the whole pump assembly.   I'm trying not to do that.Even then the wrench might not fit.  I'm looking for an easy way to get it off.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/07/2024 7:02 PM

We had a problem with getting the hose off.  The hose was too tight on the valve.  My son who is very strong could not loosen it, so the socket would not fit.  We tried to loosen the valve itself and that could not be done because the tightness of the hose would not allow the nut to turn. 

I guess I need to readdress the whole thing.  I'm missing something.

Thanks for your input.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More power steering questions » 1/04/2024 7:20 PM

In deference to the post above about which P/S pump to use, I decided to begin anew.

I have a power R&P from TCP with the KRC pump.  (It does not squeal).  Oh - I have some physical issues that now do not allow me to do much of my own work.   However, I have a mechanic who only works on early Mustangs.   He is very good.

He installed the power R&P a couple of years ago. Effort to turn was way too easy, so I had him make it stiffer, but it is still way too easy.  Recently, looking at the unit I decided that I might try to do the job myself.  To make sure I was not getting in over my head, I called KRC To see what must be done. They put me on to their pump flow controllers.  Those are one piece and are a simple replacement requiring only undoing a hose, unscrewing the old one and installing the new.  Screw it back, purge the line, and you are done.  Wrong.  There is no space to get the 1" wrench onto the flow controller to unscrew it.  It looks like I must remove the pump from the engine.  I looked at it and counted 6-10 nuts/bolts and the pully too. That is more than I can handle these days.  I called my mechanic, and he is so busy that he is not now taking new work. 

My son was helping me, and being an engineer, he knows how to do things.  He agreed that I should get professional help.

For those of you who know KRC pumps, I'm changing a #6 to a #4.

In case I decide to try again, how do I get the durn thing apart?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MS I have confirmed the answer to your question. » 12/01/2023 4:27 PM

TKOPerformance wrote:

MS wrote:

Heck, I knew my lawnmower engine only fired every other stroke since I was a little kid.

It’s the multiplying times eight that was my downfall.

Now, please excuse Daze and me while we pursue the development of a 2-stroke cycle v8 for retrofit in a Mustang.

Twice as much power, heck cut one bank off and make it a straight 4.  Nah, you guys really want to do some engineering figure out the Hot Vapor Engine Smokey Yunick was working on. 
 

I remember an article in Hot Rod about that engine, but I think it was not by Smoky Yunick.  It was some other old time hot rodder.  Maybe Smokey took it up later.  It was a great idea.  heat the gas until it vaporizes before it enters the cylinder.  that creates more complete combustion, and thus more power.  Recently, I saw an article about it still being worked on.  Can't remember where.  

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » MS I have confirmed the answer to your question. » 11/30/2023 7:41 PM

I can't believe you guys did not know that!  I learned about it in Jr High science class. - - - I'm 82 now.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Is there a difference 65 & 66 Fenders? » 11/15/2023 7:43 PM

My original fenders - 66  - has them on the driver side.  None on the passengeer side, but it is a repro.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Porta-wall tire inserts » 10/26/2023 10:13 AM

Rudi wrote:

OMG, shades of the fifties.
White portawalls were all the rage back then. They slipped under the bead on a deflated tire.
A friend had one come loose at about 50 mph and we thought it was goi to shake the front end apart.

I remember those.  that was the way us poor kids spiffed up our cars.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mechanical Fans (not electric) » 10/22/2023 5:59 PM

MS wrote:

What is up with the "cut down" fan sizes?  17" is standard.  Why give up air flow?

Assuming the center 6" of the fan does nothing, a 15" fan covers 149 sq in of area. 
A 17" fan covers 199 sq in. 

That is a 25% decrease in the amount of swept area of the fan blades by cutting the fan down from 17" to 15".  I am just trying to figure out why anyone would want to do that?

I had a 351w fan when I installed it in my '66.  That fan was too wide to fit.  It hit the top radiator hose.  I wanted to get the car running, so I cut it down to fit.  It clears by ~1/2".  It worked well, so I never got around to replacing it.  It works in 100* freeway traffic.  Why replace something that works fine.  It also gives me something to talk about with you guys
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Mechanical Fans (not electric) » 10/19/2023 11:14 AM

I run a cut down '70 351w 5 blade fan.  Works for me.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » I have one of each. Fun Race to watch. » 10/14/2023 12:31 PM

My 2 favorite cars.  My '66 Mustang was my first new car and a '59 Austin 850 was my first car personally owned.  I still love them both.

That mini was a hoot!  I replaced the original 850cc engine with a 1100 cc version.  I installed dual carbs and headers.  It was really fast.  I had it to 110mph.  It was a terror to any Porsche of the day including the hottest one - Super 90.  It really shined in corners.  Unfortunately, I wrecked it - hit a curb and sprung the whole body.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Exhaust Manifolds » 8/29/2023 9:09 PM

Greg B wrote:



I found this on Facebook marketplace. Says ford manifolds $25 each. Correct me if I am wrong, but the bottom left sure looks a lot like a hipo manifold.

These are located in Illinois, about 75 miles Northwest of Terry.

That one looks to me like a 351w manifold.  Don't know about the rest although I recognize some of them.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » SSBC Disc Brakes » 8/23/2023 10:43 PM

That looks like the one.  74 Maverick disk-drum w/manual brakes.  That's what I use.  I do not know about using it with power brakes.

Heere is the SSBC web site

SSBC-USA | American Stopping Power

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Intake Manifold » 8/20/2023 9:30 PM

The Motortrend Channel has a program called Engine Masters that has a couple of shows that answer that exact question.  You may even find it on U-Tube.  It is a great show where 3 guys try out different combinations of things on a dyno.  You may have heard of Westech who is the premier dyno shop for high performance engine testing.  Be cautioned, there are 40 or 50 shows.  But they are all must sees for performance engine building.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » SSBC Disc Brakes » 8/20/2023 12:58 PM

MS wrote:

lowercasesteve wrote:

Toploader wrote:


That's reassuring! Do you run the SSBC booster with the Maverick master cylinder?

I have evolved past the KH stockers.  Now I have Wilwoods, but the brakes remain manual with the 74 Maverick mc.
 

A local friend works for Wilwood and hosts brake seminars. I asked him what was different on the Wilwoods that made them an improvement over the K/H calipers. He said they are dimensionally the same. They just look different.
My choice is a larger caliper and rotor that gives more control.
 

My K-H's were 11" and the Wilwoods are 12.19".  I'm not sure they work any better.  Unless you do a lot of canyon carving, I would recommend keeping the K-H's.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » SSBC Disc Brakes » 8/19/2023 12:49 PM

Toploader wrote:

lowercasesteve wrote:

MS wrote:

I have installed a few sets of SSBC brakes years ago. They suffer from using the worst possible friction psd materials.
Install OReilly Brakebest el cheapo pads and they will improve.
Typically a 15/16” master cylinder is used with them. I would suggest converting to MustangSteve booster system but, since your car is a four speed, it will not work.

I would recommend remove the tiny booster and install a 74 Maverick 15/16” master cylinder for best results. Also swap the pads.
If your calipers are old, be sure they are not seized. The four piston calipers were known to seize up one piston at a time until you only have one piston working.

SSBC calipers have stainless steel liners to remove the seizing tendency. Swapped mine way back then when SSBc was a going concern.  The 74 Maveric MC works well, even with manual brakes.  On mine, they lasted a couple of decades and several pad changes.

 

That's reassuring! Do you run the SSBC booster with the Maverick master cylinder?

I have evolved past the KH stockers.  Now I have Wilwoods, but the brakes remain manual with the 74 Maverick mc.
 

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