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Hell_Fish
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From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-08-2002 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, I just found this site and it looks great. I just bought my wife a 69 coupe about 2 months ago. Im trying to do some upgrade to the car. I added a Offy intake, 4bbl carb, and aluminum valve covers to the 302. It has manual disc brakes at all 4 corners. I helped strip a 74 or 75 Granada this weekend. I pulled all the disc brake stuff as well as the sway bar.

Will the sway bar bolt up to the Mustang?

I will be converting the car to disc brakes. I got the LCA, spindels, booster, prop valve, sway bar, brake pedal, and all the bolts and junk.
Is there anything I should be worried about?

I noticed that the tranny is not shifting by itself(Its an Auto). It shifts fine if I do the shifting, but by itself it wont go into 2nd till about 60 mph.

How can I thighten up the tranny shifter? Both this one and my old 67 fastback have a lot of play in them.

Sorry about the long post.
Thanks!

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Dustin C
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

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70 Pony
Gearhead

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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 05-10-2002 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dustin...I hope someone more knowledgeable answers your questions.....You don't know me, but I'm a dope...so take everything I say with a grain of salt...as far as suspension I don't know...as far as the C-4, my first guess is the vacuum modulator regulates the shifting on auto (Drive)...Some are adjustable. or yours may be shot. It works off a vacuum hose, I'd check your vacuum connections, hose leaks and cleaan up the modulator, b4 stripping the tranny for an adjustment.
As far as the shifter, the Haynes Book ( at any part store...easier to read than the Chilton Book)tells you how to tighten it up...but if you're not trying to keep the car "Stock"...I highly recommend a B&M megashifter...it works on a ratchet system, so when you shift manually, you just slam it from 1st to 2nd...2nd to third...and it stops right at the gear with no fear of overtravel and skipping a gear..it also works automatically in Drive..
If you don't get a reply from another member...re post with a "Pretty Please..." "Or Need help bad" post.
Good Luck.

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EDDIE D
Resto Mod '70 Sport Roof
Arrest Me Red
'02 GT, Torch Red
"If I knew I would have lived this long, I would have taken better care of myself !"

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mellowyellow
Gearhead

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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-10-2002 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sway bar may. They work on a 67/8

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Hemikiller
Gearhead

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From: Clinton, CT
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 05-10-2002 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the disc brake swap, the master cylinder, brake booster and pedal assembly most likely will not work. I'd recommend getting a pedal from a 69 with power discs. You most likely will have to custom bend some of your lines to fit the car.

Sway bar? I'm pretty sure they are the same shape.

The modulator is most likely the problem. It's located above the pan on the passenger rear side of the trans. May have to remove the crossmember to replace, and make sure you have a drain pan. Check for vacuum at the valve, just pull the hose off with the engine running.

The shifter is really sloppy, moves side to side, correct? The bushings are available from any Mustang resto parts supply house. Should take you less than an hour to install, and tightens that ashifter right up. Do this to both your cars, same bushings.

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