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Fastymz
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posted 04-30-2003 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made an angled aluminum torque over strap.I was out testing on the side streets.And it snapped right in half.So now I know that a steel one would be better.
Any other suggestions?

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steve'66
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posted 04-30-2003 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,

No bracket at all, just chain to the head bolt. If the oil sender is in the way, just turn it out of the way. Good luck,

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N266fords
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posted 04-30-2003 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thats what i did was chain it to the head bolt with transport chain or you can use high test as these will not slip or stretch i use grade 8 bolt and washer to get perfect allignment and i left an 1/8 slack in the line as not to transfer vibration to the car a turnbuckle also works well to give you better adjustment.. Bruce 2 66 mustangs one pearl red the other 393 stroker in the process..

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Fastymz
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posted 04-30-2003 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used 1"x12"x1/4" flat steel bolted one end to the head and the other to the sway bar mount.I hope the 1/4" flat steel will hold up.I did have to notch it out foe the oil sender took about 1/4" out of the width.Next I'll try the chain.
The vibration is not bad I think it's kinda cool.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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powrshftr
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posted 04-30-2003 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for powrshftr   Click Here to Email powrshftr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I welded a piece of steel flatbar to both sides of my driver's side motor mount,effectively making it a solid mount.I left thepassengers side mount stock,because it gets compressed,not stretched.Vibration isn't bad at all,looks totally stock,doesn't get in the way of any other parts.

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kid vishus
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posted 04-30-2003 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by powrshftr:
I welded a piece of steel flatbar to both sides of my driver's side motor mount,effectively making it a solid mount.I left thepassengers side mount stock,because it gets compressed,not stretched..


That's the same thing KK's brother does. He says it works great. He's going to do that to the mounts that are going in my '70.

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Fastymz
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posted 04-30-2003 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats a great idea Powershft,or I could do the bolt through the 65 mustang mount.I do now that either way the torque over strap seemed to help put alittle more to the street.And it keeps my air cleaner from hitting my hood too.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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ekbeanctr
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posted 04-30-2003 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I do now that either way the torque over strap seemed to help put alittle more to the street.And it keeps my air cleaner from hitting my hood too.


The air cleaner hits your Hood!! I WOULD RECOMMEND A BIGGER SCOOP ! LOL

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Fastymz
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posted 04-30-2003 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ernie I dont NEED a bigger scoop thats for sure.My air cleaner sits inside the scoop and there is only a 1/4" or less room all around the air filter.So if the motr moves alittle to much the air filter hits the hood.

Hey dont you have drive ways to tear up.

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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bluestreek
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posted 04-30-2003 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a HD chain from the head down to the frame, with just a "touch" of slack to eliminate any vibration while cruising.

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Glens67
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posted 05-01-2003 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sccoops
That flat bar will fail in no time. The mild steel will fatigue and break right at the head or through the relief that you made for the sending unit. Get some load chain.
C U Sunday!!!

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Inbred-Jed
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posted 05-01-2003 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Inbred-Jed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used a piece of 3/4 inch pipe(around 12inches), I welded a nut to one end of it and blended it in with a grinder. I used a 1/2 rod end to screw in it to make it adjustable. I also made a U bracket for the rod end to slide into and put a bolt through to hold them together. The U bracket also had a hole drilled down through it to hold it to the area just above where the sway bar bolts to the frame. I also put a rubber bushing under it so it would flex a little with the motor mounts. To the end going to the head i used a small one inch piece of 3/4 inch tubing and welded it crossways to the end of the long one. I then made a plate that took in the three bolt holes at the corner of the head and drilled a fourth through the plate for the rod. the rod is straight up and down. I use aluminum heads so i didnt trust one bolt hole at the corner of the head. It has held up great so far. The engine is a 501 stroked 460 and putting out around 650 horse. the car just went 9.98 this past weekend at 3200+ pounds. If you want pics i'll upload them and send them to you this weekend.

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CometGT1974
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posted 05-01-2003 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took the motor mounts, drilled a hole shrough the middle and put a big grade 8 bolt up through the center, I welded both ends of the bolt. This way you have a solid mount that still has the rubber there to absorb vibration!! Clean, neat and functional......

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Fastymz
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posted 05-01-2003 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen I'll take at look at how you Steve made yours on sunday.Load chain,can you get that from Lowes.What size chain did you guy use?

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-01-2003 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Inbred-Jed:
....The engine is a 501 stroked 460 and putting out around 650 horse. the car just went 9.98 this past weekend at 3200+ pounds. If you want pics i'll upload them and send them to you this weekend.

Jed,
I'm not as interested in seeing pics of your brace as I am to see some pics of that big 501" sitting in your engine bay....

Ryan

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Fastymz
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posted 05-01-2003 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Jed,
I'm not as interested in seeing pics of your brace as I am to see some pics of that big 501" sitting in your engine bay....

Ryan


I'll 2nd that,but can you get the brace in the picture too.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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rockafellz
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posted 05-01-2003 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
but can you get the brace in the picture too.


Actually, take all the pics you can but EXCLUDE the brace (just to p/o Scoop) .

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 05-01-2003 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Actually, take all the pics you can but EXCLUDE the brace (just to p/o Scoop) .

Erik


It takes alot more then that BUDDY.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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