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#71
(11-10-2018, 10:38 AM)jpaz Wrote:
(11-10-2018, 10:28 AM)Ron Tanzi Wrote:
(11-10-2018, 09:52 AM)jpaz Wrote: Thanks Ron, just a bit banged up but I feel way better now. Especially since the adjuster didn’t total my car. It’s at a Mustang shop and I think they are going to start working on it this week.

That is great! I am happy to hear it. Hopefully the shop can get it back in action soon.

Ron
They said about a month, but I’m in no hurry. We had our first snow of the season and it’s 25 degrees out. I think it will be more like 6-8 weeks, we’ll see.

After first snow falls around here is when I put her away for the season. The crap they treat the roads with kills cars. Ron
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Ok, I have a little update on my car. The owner let me today they started work on it. Said everything looks ok, doesn’t look like any major hidden structural damage was done. I was real happy with the fact they have already started on it and he let me know so we could go over a few things.
Plus he pointed out that the distribution block for my brakes is the wrong one. I have always wondered why the back brakes were so easy to lock up and this is why. The one that the guy who restored it used one for a 67. So it was for a manual brake system, not power and didn’t distribute the pressure right and made the rear brakes lock up to easily.
So anyway they caught that right away and he wanted to know if I wanted them to fix it with the correct part. I of course said yes. I knew something was up with that cause the emergency plug wire that goes to it wouldn’t connect to it. Wasn’t sure why, but I do now. So I’m very happy with them and it sounds like it’s at the correct place.

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(11-13-2018, 08:12 PM)jpaz Wrote: Ok, I have a little update on my car. The owner let me today they started work on it. Said everything looks ok, doesn’t look like any major hidden structural damage was done. I was real happy with the fact they have already started on it and he let me know so we could go over a few things.
Plus he pointed out that the distribution block for my brakes is the wrong one. I have always wondered why the back brakes were so easy to lock up and this is why. The one that the guy who restored it used one for a 67. So it was for a manual brake system, not power and didn’t distribute the pressure right and made the rear brakes lock up to easily.
So anyway they caught that right away and he wanted to know if I wanted them to fix it with the correct part. I of course said yes. I knew something was up with that cause the emergency plug wire that goes to it wouldn’t connect to it. Wasn’t sure why, but I do now. So I’m very happy with them and it sounds like it’s at the correct place.

Could your improperly functioning brakes contributed to your accident? Just curious if you think you could have stopped before hitting the pole if the brakes had been working properly.
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(11-14-2018, 02:00 AM)NMike429cj Wrote:
(11-13-2018, 08:12 PM)jpaz Wrote: Ok, I have a little update on my car. The owner let me today they started work on it. Said everything looks ok, doesn’t look like any major hidden structural damage was done. I was real happy with the fact they have already started on it and he let me know so we could go over a few things.
Plus he pointed out that the distribution block for my brakes is the wrong one. I have always wondered why the back brakes were so easy to lock up and this is why. The one that the guy who restored it used one for a 67. So it was for a manual brake system, not power and didn’t distribute the pressure right and made the rear brakes lock up to easily.
So anyway they caught that right away and he wanted to know if I wanted them to fix it with the correct part. I of course said yes. I knew something was up with that cause the emergency plug wire that goes to it wouldn’t connect to it. Wasn’t sure why, but I do now. So I’m very happy with them and it sounds like it’s at the correct place.

Could your improperly functioning brakes contributed to your accident? Just curious if you think you could have stopped before hitting the pole if the brakes had been working properly.
Not really sure, but a good question. I guess I may have been able to slow down a bit more. Pretty sure I still would have hit that pole though. It’s so close to the side of the road.

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Wow, that really hurts!! To see one of these banged up is my worst nightmare. I'm only just reading about this, guess I'm just late to the party.
Anyway, the best news was you were not hurt badly and that is the most important part. Cars can be fixed or replaced.
All the best with it,
Geoff.

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So after seeing how stretched out my timing chain is (they sent me a short video) and numerous other things, I’ve given them the go ahead to go thru the engine. The PO used some cheap stuff to restore my car and I’m not really sure what was done to the engine other than him saying it was rebuilt. He didn’t do it himself, so I don’t know what was really done. Tired of not knowing what was, or wasn’t done.
I’ve had to replace some freeze plugs with the motor in the car and that was a bitch! It’s because they used cheap steel plugs instead of brass. I’m sure the other ones are going to go sooner or later, so it’s just another reason to not trust what was done to this motor.
The shop has the front of my car apart anyway, so I’m just going to have them pull the motor and check it out. I’m having them clean it, magna flux it and measure it all up. Then I’ll know what going on with it and I will have it built properly. It would be stupid of me not to.
The shop working on my car said they use a shop called Rogers Crankshaft and Machine near their shop in Saginaw, for all their engine machining. He also mentioned  they do work for Roush.
So anyway just a bit of an update to this accident thread. And I gotta say that I’m very happy I found this place that’s working on my car. They have been great so far.

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John,

I'm a little late seeing this thread so I apologize. I'm glad to hear you are ok and that the car is repairable. We all dread what happened to you but it looks like everythings working out.

I've visited Mustang Craftsman and agree that they look like a great outfit and will be looking forward to seeing how your car looks when completed. I've got a car that I need work done on and it's between them doing everything and a company on Telegraph north of 96 that does exceptional body and paint work and then they would leave assembly up to me.

We should plan a Detroit area get together sometime as it seems there are a number of Detroit/Windsor members here.

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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Hey Mark, no need to apologize. Sometimes these threads get kinda buried and if you don’t keep up it’s hard to read all of them.
Anyway I’m ok, feeling much better now. Plus with the fact that my car is at a place that I feel comfortable with makes it better. I am really happy with them so far, and they have great communication with me. I have even decided to have them rebuild my engine, which I wasn’t planning on. But once they sent me a short video of how stretched out my timing chain is, that convinced me that it needs to be gone through. And so I may as well just have them do it. They told me originally it would take them about 4 weeks to get body and paint done, but now I’m not sure how much more time it will take. No rush it’s winter now.
Thanks again for your concern and that would be great to get some of the members together for a meeting Mustang meet up! I will let you know how things are going with the Mustang Craftsmen and if you have any questions or want to see how my car is turning out, just keep check out this thread. You can also pm me anytime. Take care.

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(11-23-2018, 08:05 AM)mwilson7 Wrote: John,


We should plan a Detroit area get together sometime as it seems there are a number of Detroit/Windsor members here.

 Mark, sounds like a plan to have a members meet up. How about next year's All Ford Show at Ford HQ? Hopefully still on!
 If you get any details on when, please PM me.
Geoff.

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Is that the shelby show in June or the MCA show in August right after the dream cruise?

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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