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mustangj
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posted 11-08-2001 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rented the engine hoist for Saturday. Picking up my rad. I had it re-cored with a high efficentcy (sic) cores (3). I could not deside what to do with the motor mounts. The engine plate was very tempting but, I ordered two new motor mounts from Ford for a quick fix(too lazy for that action). I am sick of playing around in the engine bay, I will be happy to put the hood on it and close it! The engine has been in and out so much the engine needs velcro motor mounts, wing nut head bolts and a zipper on the transmission. Never thought I would say this but I am looking forward to bodywork! wish me luck

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posted 11-09-2001 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glenn_M   Click Here to Email Glenn_M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"The engine has been in and out so much the engine needs velcro motor mounts, wing nut head bolts and a zipper on the transmission."

LOL!!!

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mustangj
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posted 11-11-2001 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spent good part of the day getting stuff ready to go. I cleaned the intake manifold with some aluminum wheel cleaner, looks like new. I cleaned up the gasket surfaces went to bolt it on, bolts look nasty, drove all over town found new ones. Bought shop towels, oil, coolant and transmisson fluid. Rented the engine hoist, put it togeather. Stopped at the Auto Store (delapitated nearly closed speed shop to shoot the breeze with the locals). Two P.M have everthing ready all details ready to go. Like a surgion my tools are laid out, Im pumped. Job one change the transmission front pump seal. So I pound out the seal. No problem, wait what's that, Looks like a piece of seal? On closer inspection the front pump bearing had popped out, it looked nasty. Engine drop-in abort Thinking it could be a flukey thang, but the perinoid side of me wants to have the transmisson dynoed. I built the transmisson and it works good, but Im afraid now!

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mustangj
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posted 11-13-2001 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talked to a transmisson expert today. Told him of my problem. I have been told, if you are hard on a transmission this bushing is a common wear item. You are susposed to change it apon rebuild (I did not.) As for being hard on my cars, thats not true, I just shift when im winning I ordered the imput bushing it will be ready for the weekend. Got my rad back today (was sent for re-core). The dudes at Auto Cool Guelph Ontario Canada did a great job on it.

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posted 11-18-2001 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a strange weekend. Saturday: I rented the engine hoist again. The engine went back in the II without too much of a fight. The new motor mounts worked really well, Previously the passenger header was a sheet of paper away from the side of the car. The passenger header is now a 1/4" away! I spent from 2pm to 9:30pm working away at the II. Most of that time was spent looking for stuff! When I walked out of the garage, to go home, the Lincoln had been involved in a hit and run! [email protected]#, I know it's just a car but I almost cried! I love my car and I took pride in it's appearance. Some low life backed into the drivers door and mangled it all up. I can't wait for the joy's of insurance anal violation Sunday:I almost got the II togeather but two things stopped me. 1: I forgot the Mustang donated it's transmisson cooler to the Lincoln. (hundreds over budgit for putting the engine back in had to stop.)[new rad/mounts] I put a new transmission in the Mark (month ago)and I desided 2A.M Sunday, that the in rad cooler was a total loss. When I tried to flush it out, the crap just kept comming out! Reason 2: Ross my three year old son, who was with me can not stand loud noises. (that he does not make).

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posted 11-19-2001 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tough weekend! Sorry to hear of the Mark VII mishap!

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mustangj
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posted 12-16-2001 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought and installed the new transmission cooler, filled up all the fluids. When I went start her the duraspark box failed. (typical earth shacking back fire when you let off the key (button on my car). I gave my new duraspark box and my duraspark collection to a pal. When the MSD 6al died I borrowed a crusty duraspark box off the same guy. (he was running the new one in his V8 Ranger.) It did work, but it does not now! I was going to take a II vacation until Christmas was over, but some birthday money (Thanks grandma), will buy a new duraspark! I plan on adding a MSD Stacker to the car also. That way when the [email protected]#$%^ MSD box fails again, the duraspark has got it's back! I should just hook up 3 Durasparks and forget aftermarket boxes. I need serious spark for the Edelbrock nitrous kit. $300 deductable, 2weeks and numerous fights have got the Lincoln lookin good again at least!

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posted 01-06-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Starting to get back at her. I bought new plugs, new 90 degree spark plug boots and the MSD Stacker ignition box. I bought new Accel wires from a parts store on a Sunday (when I was having ignition problems). They have those nasty Vari-boot adjustable spark plug boots on them. They are a pain in the *** to get on the plugs and they end up leaning on the headers. I have been too busy/sick to get rolling on the project again. The Speed Shop has taken all my time with the extended good weather and the release of "Fast And The Furious" on DVD have kept things busy. (trippled last Decembers numbers) We actually sold two nitrous kits in December, in Canada! We have a foot of snow here now! "The Fast And The Frozen" Studded tires and bottle heaters for all the street racers. The advantage of front/All wheel drive?

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Fastymz
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posted 01-07-2002 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangj:
We actually sold two nitrous kits in December, in Canada! We have a foot of snow here now! "The Fast And The Frozen" Studded tires and bottle heaters for all the street racers. The advantage of front/All wheel drive?


Thats funny stuff,

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posted 01-07-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fastymz:
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Thats funny stuff,

You think thats funny, today I sold $3500 worth of Recaro seats. (For an 88 Porsche 944 Turbo!) This is a mean thing to say, but I beleive the seats are worth more then the car Mind you my $800.00 Mustang II will probably have $20000 in it so who's the silly one? If these prices sound high, remember half price at the boarder. The Canadian dollar is not so mighty, mind you since bad people have been driving planes into buildings, your dollar has also taken a big **** kicking.

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Fastymz
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posted 01-08-2002 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those 944 are a dine a dozen around here.And the dollar has gone DOWN.Thats still 1750.00 for the seats.WOW thats about what they sale for.Hey at least that guy will have best seats around.

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posted 01-13-2002 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Took friday off to fix the II. I installed the new Duraspark box using cool weather pack connectors. (cooler then the spade connectors I used before). I bought the MSD Stacker ignition box too. It hooked up really easy. Four wires. Wire one to (+) coil. Wire two to (-) coil. Wire 3 (+) battery. Wire four (-) battery. I have lightening bolt-like spark now, no fuel though! Fuel system update. I wanted to run the car with a used crusty pump, my friend gave me first. I wanted to put the fancy fuel pump, regulator and nitrous plate on at the same time. (run all the fuel lines at one time). The crusty fuel pump worked a month ago but, it died on Friday! (why me, why now?) I was hoping to have the car running right before I bought the Edelbrock nitrous kit. I didn't want to waste my money on the kit, if the car needed some more important parts first. Friday I rebuilt the fuel pump and put the fuel line relocation kit on it. I cut the vari-boots off the Accel 8.8 wires and put 90 degree boots on them. (The vari-boots got fried on the headers). Next trip to the garage I will make a bracket for the engine to mount the fuel pressure regulator on. (I managed to run out of room on the inner fender!) It has become very busy on the drivers side. Duraspark box, MSD Box, Accel super coil [could I have chosen a bigger coil?], Balast resistor, Voltage regulator, Washer bottle, brake line splitter and the master/booster. The engine is not making the right start up noises, so I think I might be out 180 degrees with the distributor. A friend tells me this is common, but if it is out, it will be a first for me. (I must of put 1000 distributors into cars, in my day) The darn II ran like a top, beside the low oil pressure a month ago! I figured the rebuilt re-rebuilt enginge would plug in and I could continue where I left off? No luck. Vodoo II will run if it kills me. (or more likely sends me to the poor house)

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posted 01-21-2002 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spent my cash on Flow Path's and Touring T/A's for the Lincoln. Winter cars need traction and don't need carbon monoxide! The Mach got a custom made bracket for it's fuel pressure regulator. I would like to thank my Mig welder. Sparky I love ya

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posted 01-31-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bought a Moroso fuel block, it has a 1/2" in port and two 3/8" out ports, with a hole for the fuel pressure gage in it. It took forever to plumb the hard lines but it worked out well. One line goes to the carb, the other to the soon to come Edelbrock nitrous plate. I got the old girl started, she is running well. I have some tunning and fixing to do. It was running rich and the valve covers were leaking, The rockers sounded like skeletons making love on a tin roof, the transmission needs to be filled. (newly started project car stuff) I new it would run, but it was very nice to here! I even have oil pressure now.
At the Shop I sold 8 more ZEX and one NOS nitrous kit, in Canada in January! Stange snowless weather came to an end today we got about 6" of snow and it actually got cold.
My company was representing Vibrant Exhaust at the "Speed-o-rama" car show. Vibrant has got the mold for a kool copy of a new Grand Am dash board. It is as smooth as a baby's butt and made of fiberglass. I am going to buy one for the II and stuff it full of Autometers. I think it will look good. Moving to an old farm house end of Febuary with a three car garage, were going to paint the inside of the house this week-end, the II will have to wait for a bit, but hopes are still high for summer cruising.

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posted 02-01-2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds cool it's alway fun to start it after any changes are made.

What are guys doing up there with all that nitrous.

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posted 02-01-2002 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The kids are using Nitrous (Nozzzz) to win the local street races (in their sport compacts). The adults are using Nitrous (Nos)in their muscle cars to make sure stop light encounters with little cars have happy endings. 55 extra horse power in a 2000lb car can be leathal to a 4000lb Muscle car

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posted 02-02-2002 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds more like you guys up there planing an invasion.
I hate that nozzzzzz on the wing dingers.

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posted 02-02-2002 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jason have you ever used the nozzz and if so which ones and what do think about it.Is it safe in an older mostly stock motor,say like my motor.

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posted 02-03-2002 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never used nozzzz, but I have used Nos. Nitrous Oxide is a very safe way to make a huge horse power increase on any car.
Many People think nitrous is for racing cars, the truth is stock cars can benifit more from it. All Racing cars have a efficent way of getting air. (large carbs/throttle bodies, racing intake manifolds, racing cylinder heads and cam shafts to open the valves wide open to gulp in air). Stock engines have a hard time getting enough air. Nitrous is a chemical way for a car to get a ton more air. Stock cars usually see a bigger increase in performance. It is like a chemical supercharger.

Will nitrous blow up my car?
No, people blow up cars. If nitrous is used properly no damage is caused.
How can nitrous blow up cars?
1.system is activated at too low an RPM. At low engine speeds an engine has a hard time desiding which way to spin, if you add nitrous it desides to go forward and backward which makes a big mess!
2.Engine exceeds it's rev limit or reachs fuel cut off (fuel injected car). If the fuel can not keep up with the fuel nitrous will use your engine as fuel. If you have a good fuel system that delivers enough fuel this will never happen.
3.Nitrous drunk. This is the single biggest reason why nitrous cars blow up. Fastymz, you put the basic 100hp kit on your Mustang 10hp power per cylinder is very safe, the max a small block v8 with cast pistons can run safely is 125hp. You try the 100hp jets in your nitous system, you spank a new Camaro. You are pumped, you put the 125hp jets in and spank Camaro boys dad in his C5 Corvette. Now your drunk, Camaro boys rich uncle wants family revenge on your prime-evil creation. He's got a viper with some bolt on performance parts. You know 125hp is the max you should run but, your minds clouded, Viper boy is cutting up your ride, he is asking for an *** whipping. %$#@ him and his whole family, you put in the 250hp jets. You lay the spanking, of all spankings on the viper. You check your spark plugs, their silver with piston. Viper boy asks for a re-match "I missed a gear" he says. You go for it, your spanking the viper when all a sudden gaaaaablaaang, Catastrophic engine failure, The stang goes home on the end of a tow chain. At that point you sober up from your nitrous drunkeness. Your pissed, your engines blown up, you tell everybody nitrous blew up your engine

I had a Nitrous Oxide Systems Power Shot.
I will have soon, an Edelbrock Performer Nitrous System.

Edelbrock although not all that different has some nice ideas in it. Metal bottle brackets, braided lines, stainless jets.

If you want a cheap, good quality kit buy the "Snipper" it is an adustable basic system made by Nitrous Oxside Systems. If you want a nicer quality system go for the Edelbrock system. To stupid proof the system I recommend an MSD window switch. The switch turns the nitrous on at when you want (3000rpm) and off when you want (your red line 5500RPM?) Just stab and scream. Nitrous buttons on your steering wheel is hollywood B.S. (good way to activate to early!)


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posted 02-04-2002 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jason,cool thanks for the info.I've been thinking of using a system.But every tells to get new pistons 1st.

3.Nitrous drunk. this never happens with speed parts.

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posted 02-04-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock cast pistons are fine up to 125hp. If you plan on more, then change the pistons. I don't have forged pistons, in my old or new set-up.

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posted 02-04-2002 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again,I'm going to get some gears 1st.And a new carb,but after those are done.

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posted 02-05-2002 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info

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Originally posted by AKBOSSMAN:
Thanks for the info



Sound good to me,hey lets start a NOZZZZZ forum.

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posted 02-06-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well.. The NOS info is greatly appreciated. At some point in my Mustangs future, I would like to add a NOS setup and your info helped explain some mysterys about it. Thanks

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I was surprised and delighted that there was no "Nitrous is cheating" or "It blew up my best friend's half brother's sister's dog walker's car" replys to this post. If driving an hour to the track and spanking trailored cars and then driving an hour home is cheating, I will continue to cheat

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posted 02-07-2002 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To me a wins a win.
But I do have a different respect for cars that say run 11's all motor,and are driven on the street.
And one that runs 11's on NOS.
Not saying ones better then other just different.
I like the idea of NOS because I'm on a low budget.For the bang for the buck,how can you beat it.

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posted 04-14-2002 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Muscletang is almost figured out, what I thought was an ignition problem was extreme pre ignition, caused by a really out of wack setting on the vac advance canister. The Lincoln stole the II,s tune-up one windy cold wet morning. Today I put a new Accel cap and make your own Taylor spark plug wires on her. I always was told Taylor made the best wire, but I have had everything but, till now. I was really impressed by the way they "snapped" onto the cap and plugs. The MSD's and 8.8's were always a fight. I have the car running really well now. The car is now running a new MSD 6A box (please don't ask). My big work bonus was added to my regular every two week pay check and $2000 became more like $1000 $1000 won't finish her so, I am tring to get the most out of it. I really need a tach, think I am going to splurge on a big Autometer with a shift light. Most of the rest will go into fiberglass bumpers and a front spoiler. The shops midnight madness sale was insane (we made more money in one day, then we usally make in two weeks!) purhaps I will get another Bonus, that can go towards paint and body. Wish they could stagger it so the tax man does not make me grab my ankles again

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posted 04-15-2002 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jason,glad you got it fixed.More and more money,thats all it takes.
And as for taxes,well pay it now or later.But you will pay.

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posted 11-12-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustangj from the farm   Click Here to Email Mustangj from the farm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since then: Got divorced, Mustang got moved from back burner to the front burner on maximum, then some!

The power to the MSD box was taken off the alternator.(battery in the trunk). The alternator was sending bad vodoo to the ignition box causing ignition Gremlins. I moved the power wire 2' to the starter solinoid fixing my ignition problems. I have the wrong vaccum advance canister in the distributor which causes the advance to come in too early. In my frustration I bought a MSD billit distributor. There take that. (Purhaps over-kill but hey, it worked!) Bought a new Edelbrock Performer NOS kit. Bought MAS bumpers and Mustangs Unlimited front spoiler. Stripped the fenders, hood, doors to bare metal and sanded the paint off the nose. I put all the body panels back on the bare metal car and flatbedded her to the paint shop. The paint shop sanded all the surface rust off her, and shot her with etching primer. The body work came next, which included shaving: The handels, locks, emblems, antenna and the T-top targa strip. Next up the body shop dudes sprayed her down with build primmer and block sanded her out. Today they put a tinted blue primmer on her. after that dries it's time for the Ford grabber blue paint with flat black (Mach 1 Sceme). This may be the longest post in the world but, that pretty much brings you up to speed!

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1978 Muscletang Mach 1 T-top.
1991 Hot Rod Lincoin Mark 7

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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-13-2002 03:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Long time no see MustangJ... Glad to see you're still at it..

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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 11-17-2002 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I enjoyed reading this thread,got a laugh or two and good info...plus I got real kick out of the last post the way you started "got divorced.." then straight into the Mustang

sam

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