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Old 01-09-2014, 02:52 PM
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Turns out I did get a part for my car that I needed for christmas. Very rare hard to find piece but its OEM in the box! Its a fuel sending unit! Finally I will be able to see how much gas I have lol

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Would be nice if I posted a pic lol

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Always nice to know how much gas you got.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:17 PM
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Got fuel gauge working, got rid of some unneeded wiring, made clearance on exhaust manifold hitting steering box and shortened my throttle linkage. I also realized that I need to chop my lower control arms and take about an inch out. With the wheels on the ground and lower control arms adjusted all the way in my wheels are still tilted about a 3/4 of a inch in at the top. Don't know what or how it happened but ill make it work!! One more thing checked off my list.

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Got fuel gauge working, got rid of some unneeded wiring, made clearance on exhaust manifold hitting steering box and shortened my throttle linkage. I also realized that I need to chop my lower control arms and take about an inch out. With the wheels on the ground and lower control arms adjusted all the way in my wheels are still tilted about a 3/4 of a inch in at the top. Don't know what or how it happened but ill make it work!! One more thing checked off my list.

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Ok, so I see some one else had issues with steering box hitting exhaust manifold. I had to grind mine down where it bends right at the steering box. Then I ground the inside edge of the box . That gave me about 1/2" . Hopefully enough to keep it from banging when I hit it hard.
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I also realized that I need to chop my lower control arms and take about an inch out. With the wheels on the ground and lower control arms adjusted all the way in my wheels are still tilted about a 3/4 of a inch in at the top. Don't know what or how it happened but ill make it work!! One more thing checked off my list.

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Check the distance between the shock towers. Maybe somebody else here could give you a dimension, but I saw a mustang cave in on one side years ago. Possibly metal fatigue, shock towers sagging? 1967?? Mustang Monte Carlo bar and export brace may be needed.

I've also seen a weld in Boss 302 kit that reinforces the lower portions of the shock tower-to-frame connections.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:56 AM
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That's a good thought I will have to do that! Thanks! Bigred you wont have a hitting problem because when the engine revs it twists toward the passenger side creating even more clearance .

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That's a good thought I will have to do that! Thanks! Bigred you wont have a hitting problem because when the engine revs it twists toward the passenger side creating even more clearance .

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Yeah, but I put my motor in backwards though. Hahahaha
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, but I put my motor in backwards though. Hahahaha
Hahaha no wonder you had to cut the rad support.

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Another thing you may want to look in to is upper and lower control arm bushings and ball joints, if you haven't already.
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Yep, sounds like a bushing issue. Easy to check, especially on a lift.
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Well it turns out that my shock towers where my upper control arms bolt through is pushing inward with the car on the ground making the top of my wheels "my camber" go negative by a lot! So I have a fix in mind and will hopefully get it stiffened and straightened out by the end of the weekend. Seeing how work is super slow at the shop today I might just go ahead and do it right now. Going to weld stiff channeling on the inside of the shock tower across and around both side with a thick bar and brace it to hopefully decrease the amount of flex it allows. Hopefully it works and it should and will have it fixed for good! Just one more thing do me to do now. Can't wait to take care of all of this stuff and be ready for the dragstripnwhen it opens back up!!!

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That's one thing I checked was how the notched towers would affect how much it flexed. I I had none, but I'm still gonna keep an eye on it. Good luck with the repair. Gotta be safe when it comes to steering and handling especially.
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Maybe duplicate this?

http://www.opentrackerracingproducts.com/towerkit/
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vi...lete-pics.html
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vi...-mustangs.html

it's probably a good time to do the "Shelby drop" (google it, it's not that hard and improves front end grip)

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Old 01-17-2014, 04:57 PM
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Well I dont think I will be having anymore shock tower movement. I reinforced and braced the crap out of it. Got the drivers side done think I'll save the passenger side for tomorrow. Anyway my phone app is giving me troubles with posting pics so ill do that later.

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