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Mach'd Out....worked all day on the car
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I spent the day working on the Mach. While installing my newly painted interior, my mechanic and I put in a new radiator fan shroud, an awesome Derale fan, a new speedometer cable, and a second ignition switch because the first one I bought was crap. ...well, the day ended with half My interior back in place, a speedometer gauge that now isn't moving when I drive, and I can pull the ignition key out without the car turning off. I am prettty frustrated to say the least. The ignition situation I believe can be resolved by replacing the ignition cylinder and key. As far as the speedometer cable, Idk...we replaced the old one only because it was old and worn but still worked. I also replaced the gauge printed circuit piece today as well, so who knows what's going on. At least tomorrows a new day.
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#2
probably that balky connector is hung up and not fully engaged. Reach back and compress the clip and see if you can engage the cable end.

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Sounds like about every 3rd time I work on the carDodgy Hang in there you'll figure it out.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - edelbrock rpm fuel pump - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 3.50 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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Two steps forward and one step back! Hang in their, maybe one of these days you will be bored because there is nothing to fix Smile

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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Jeff73Mach1;169980 Wrote:probably that balky connector is hung up and not fully engaged. Reach back and compress the clip and see if you can engage the cable end.

+1 it's a little fiddly. You think it's on but it ain't!

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#6
Keep the faith. Somedays are like that. Other days you find out it's something simple.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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OLE PONY;170004 Wrote:Two steps forward and one step back! Hang in their, maybe one of these days you will be bored because there is nothing to fix Smile

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caspianwendell;170029 Wrote:
OLE PONY;170004 Wrote:Two steps forward and one step back! Hang in their, maybe one of these days you will be bored because there is nothing to fix Smile

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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caspianwendell;170029 Wrote:
OLE PONY;170004 Wrote:Two steps forward and one step back! Hang in their, maybe one of these days you will be bored because there is nothing to fix Smile

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+1

And when my car was almost done, I found an excuse to start over again..

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welcome To the classic car hobby.Big Grin
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