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This guy is rather full of it, but I like where he parks!
#1
http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/cto/4574130821.html

Nothing like stuffing your Mustang in the living room.

Too bad he's trying to pass off a 1973 smogger 429 in it as some sort of numbers-matching deal.

-Kurt

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#2
hmmm, where do we start....

Earl Scheib paint job... didn't mask anything of... door strikers, etc.
No shock tower braces
Funky exhaust
Cheesy steering wheel
Gauge cluster where your leg goes
Factory air (not working - all there except hoses and freon)
warped hood
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#3
I wish I could park my car in my living room... Smile

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- Nik
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1972MustangSVH;188424 Wrote:hmmm, where do we start....

Earl Scheib paint job... didn't mask anything of... door strikers, etc.
No shock tower braces
Funky exhaust
Cheesy steering wheel
Gauge cluster where your leg goes
Factory air (not working - all there except hoses and freon)
warped hood

I agree on all of that - but I don't see the warped hood.

If you're talking about the uneven fender-to-hood gap, that's entirely normal unless it's a repop hood. The factory hoods were radiussed incorrectly - you can get them aligned front and back, but never get the gap right. The poor fit is generally an indication of an original hood, and I never dock points for an uneven gap if the hood is otherwise adjusted properly.

-Kurt

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#5
Why do people remove the export braces? Seriously? Guess the removed them to drop that 429 in there and decided that now they don't need them?


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matrixx;188428 Wrote:Why do people remove the export braces? Seriously? Guess the removed them to drop that 429 in there and decided that now they don't need them?

Agreed - though when I look at the flimsy steel and huge mounting holes of the stock braces, I have a hard time believing that they really do much of anything. Heck, the bolts at each end would have to shift about 1/4" each before they'd hit the edge of the holes. For that matter, what do the braces bolt to - the cowl flange? Seriously? If you've got your heavy-gauge-steel shock towers bending under force, you're going to need something better to stiffen them than the flange on your cowl.

By no means am I playing the devil's advocate here, but a Monte Carlo bar does a heck of a lot more here.

-Kurt

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(07-17-2014, 07:57 PM)cudak888 Wrote:
1972MustangSVH;188424 Wrote:hmmm, where do we start....

Earl Scheib paint job... didn't mask anything of... door strikers, etc.
No shock tower braces
Funky exhaust
Cheesy steering wheel
Gauge cluster where your leg goes
Factory air (not working - all there except hoses and freon)
warped hood

I agree on all of that - but I don't see the warped hood.

If you're talking about the uneven fender-to-hood gap, that's entirely normal unless it's a repop hood. The factory hoods were radiussed incorrectly - you can get them aligned front and back, but never get the gap right. The poor fit is generally an indication of an original hood, and I never dock points for an uneven gap if the hood is otherwise adjusted properly.

-Kurt

Is that why no matter how hard I try I can't get my hood lines smooth? It's driving me crazy and I know it's original hood.


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71_resurrection;188425 Wrote:I wish I could park my car in my living room... Smile

Just don't let up on the gas and you can park anywhere in your house you want. Big Grin
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#9
matrixx;188430 Wrote:Is that why no matter how hard I try I can't get my hood lines smooth? It's driving me crazy and I know it's original hood.

Yep. It's a REAL pain to get these to sit up in the back too - that's why Ford designed the lower front window stops to double as scrapers to keep the hood off the window when closing it. B.S. engineering at its finest.

Some folks claim that some cars came with tons of body shims stuck under the fenders to compensate. Provided that is true, I'd be more inclined to believe that factory shimming was done to compensate for wonky aprons throwing the fender off alignment rather than an even gap.

That reminds me - 614 HSO's right-hand fender sits too far inboard by a quarter inch. I'd loosen it up and yank it around, but the aprons are shot. Might as well fix those first. 3M 8115 to the rescue - I'm fed up with plug welds.

-Kurt

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#10
Well hell, I'm always learning stuff here. I can remember a lot of cursing and shimming and cursing the last time I did my car (1988) and never could get happy with the hood. Did I mention cursing?
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