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What did you do to your car today?
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A couple days late, but sent the kid off to the first day of school in the '71.


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(08-17-2019, 06:55 PM)OButch65 Wrote: Started the day intending to play with different options for firming up the foam / spring supports of the driver seat.  We put new ACC foam in it when we had the seat covers replaced, but its always been too soft for me. After unwrapping and removing the foam, I found that the seat pan is in really bad shape.  Multiple cracks, and evidence of previous repairs. I understand this is a problem area for this seat, but wow, this is close to folding over.  

We all know the drill, one project begets another...looks like me and Mr.Miller 140 will be gettin' busy in prep for blast and paint.  Tongue





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Oh... that brings back memories... My J Code Vert has its original front seats removed in the mid-70’s and replaced with Mustang II bucket seats. The dealer I bought the car from put “new” recovered 71 white seats in. Of course, when I tore everything down, the two seats he had installed new white covers over were like your’s except more rust... I had them sand blasted and a good welder repair the cracks and then the seats were powder coated black. Looked great when I sent them out for another new white cover seat set, but this time, I have confidence in the hidden aspect... 

Even my low mile original Green Vert driver seat had issues when I got it. I suspect the long term original owner was a big boy... At least this time it was just a good weld repair necessary and I reinstalled the original seat covers. I hate that feel in these original bucket seats when you lean back and the seat back keeps on going back...

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Installed the front bumper.

Tried to get the choke working on the car.  Need some screws for that

Made some sill plate supports from foam core board since the original stuff is smoked! Picture 1.  Picture 2.  Wll that wire work for an electric choke connection?
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That wire is tied to the battery, so it will always be hot; not a good choice for electric choke. I believe that is the lead for an optional hood lamp.

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I went golfing with the family. Two golf bags and two carts in the trunk, plus the spare.
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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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Went out to a local car show today, benefitting charities that help homeless veterans.  Didn't place (only 13 trophies, and over 50 cars), but I had fun hangin' with the guys.

   



Facebook's being a jerk about allowing outsiders to connect - I'll post up a link to another online gallery later.

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On Sunday I made it to a car show about an hour from here. After looking at the radar and forecast I thought it was clear, but I was very wrong (no future as a weather man, even though they are mostly wrong). It started drizzling 10 minutes before getting there and for the next two hours. It was a miserable car show weather. The cars got soaked, but what can you do when you are 65 miles away. I got into the slightly modified street car from 1960 to 1980. They had a Mustang class but it was for stock. Out of the seven in my class I got third and my first trophy. It was more of a judge's choice rather that real judging. He was not interested on the interior and quickly looked at the engine bay. Not much he can do to check the exterior due to it being wet. After all, it was a good chance to talk to other car people. There was a yellow 71 Mach 1 in the Mustang class but every time I will stop by I couldn't find the owner.
It was a "good" 130 mile day. No water leaks and I was able to test how little traction I have when wet. Couldn't touch the gas pedal too much in second gear before the tires went lose.


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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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Took advantage of a beautiful day and drove the twisty roads.........   She needed some exercise.  [Image: IMG-4876.jpg]
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Picked the ride up from the upholstery shop. Had a headliner made. Used the same material as modern Mustang ragtops:

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73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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