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Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-20-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcoby
It's 265, 300, or 330 lb/ft of torque, not HP...

It's 265, 300, or 330 lb/ft of torque, not HP (depending on the model). You can run as much HP as you want as long as you don't put more than the rated torque through it. HP = (RPM*tq)/5252.

That...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By jcoby
here's how I did it: (if you need to replace...

here's how I did it:

(if you need to replace either apron, do it before you do the tower)

- jack the car up and put jack stands under the torque boxes. these cars have sagged, you want to get...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-13-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By jcoby
yes, for the most part, that's why you need a...

yes, for the most part, that's why you need a good quality export brace. the double checking comes from having a huge problem on your hands if it isn't right. it's a lot easier and cheaper to spend a...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-11-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By jcoby
like to replace a cracked one? it's not awful,...

like to replace a cracked one? it's not awful, just a lot of checking and double checking. it helps to have a good export brace handy to double-verify the shock tower's top positioning.

i replaced...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-24-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By jcoby
I assume you are talking about the 1/2 or 1/4...

I assume you are talking about the 1/2 or 1/4 pans? If so, it's not an even amount (or even straight) all the way. Easiest way to do it is to get the new pans, cut out the old pans in pieces, and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By jcoby
portable blasters make a huge mess. HUGE. it also...

portable blasters make a huge mess. HUGE. it also makes reclaiming the media hard.

beyond that, it would only be good for small parts. 2cfm at 50psi is going to get you about 5 square inches/min...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-05-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,620
Posted By jcoby
If you want to keep a German sports car you'd get...

If you want to keep a German sports car you'd get better mileage and more power with an M3. I get 22-24mpg in mixed driving with my e46. Closer to 30mpg on the highway with 340hp. Euro spec has even...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,620
Posted By jcoby
Different rating systems. Yours is RON. Ours is...

Different rating systems. Yours is RON. Ours is (RON + MON)/2. Your 92 and 95 is roughly the same as our 87 and 92.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-04-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,620
Posted By jcoby
I've heard that docks carry ethanol-free gas for...

I've heard that docks carry ethanol-free gas for boats. You can get a tester as well. I know the aircraft and boat places carry them.

The ethanol percentage has been steadily creeping up past its...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By jcoby
Did you check the trans tailshaft bushing and...

Did you check the trans tailshaft bushing and slip yolk for wear?
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By jcoby
Along with what everyone else has posted, there...

Along with what everyone else has posted, there was a class action suit against the compressor manufacturers about the horsepower ratings a few years back. They were using peak/instantaneous HP...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 02-27-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,347
Posted By jcoby
It MUST be phosphoric acid. Muriatic...

It MUST be phosphoric acid. Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid will eat both steel and rust, will seep into the pores and wait in hiding to destroy your paint from the primer out. It will also cause...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 02-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,355
Posted By jcoby
If the throttle shaft isn't worn, no needles are...

If the throttle shaft isn't worn, no needles are broken off in their seats, and everything still moved, I'd rebuild the one you have. 1bbl carbs are extremely easy to rebuild.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 01-31-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,347
Posted By jcoby
black goop is a pita to remove. use a paint...

black goop is a pita to remove. use a paint scraper and some sort of solvent to get it off there. you really don't need to remove it unless you plan on painting that area again. it's all covered up...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 01-29-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,347
Posted By jcoby
Ultra Magnus was Prime's brother and he was blue...

Ultra Magnus was Prime's brother and he was blue and white. He was also a car carrier.

"Barricade" in the second movie was a mustang.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 01-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 38,902
Posted By jcoby
that rust spot is a really easy fix: cut out the...

that rust spot is a really easy fix: cut out the bad metal. form a piece of metal that approximates the shape of the old metal. cut it to size. tack weld a finishing nail to the center of it to hold...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 01-26-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,347
Posted By jcoby
your driver's side extension looks to have the...

your driver's side extension looks to have the gasket. the other one does not. new gaskets are around $1.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-23-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,426
Posted By jcoby
congrats, you officially own a mustang! the...

congrats, you officially own a mustang!

the car probably had a leak in the window that kept the carpet wet. it doesn't take much water over 40 years to cause rusting. as long as you fix the leak...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-12-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,642
Posted By jcoby
absolutely agree with everything mr_velocity says...

absolutely agree with everything mr_velocity says except I would get the purple HVLP gun from harbor freight to shoot primer. it's dirt cheap and is the best deal out there. i've even heard of pros...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-11-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,387
Posted By jcoby
the number on the block pad is a partial VIN. if...

the number on the block pad is a partial VIN. if it doesn't match your VIN, then the engine isn't original.

The starter is from at least '72 and is not original.

The 8L2 and 8L6 codes should...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,642
Posted By jcoby
cut the gasket so you can see the edge of the...

cut the gasket so you can see the edge of the glass all the way around first but yeah you can just push it out using constant pressure without making a huge mess of things. have someone there to...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By jcoby
I have a very nice plasma that I absolutely love....

I have a very nice plasma that I absolutely love. I've used it on several parts of the mustang but it's not really as useful as you'd probably think. Mine will cut through bondo, rust and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-25-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By jcoby
the galley hole looks just like my blocks. i'm...

the galley hole looks just like my blocks. i'm pretty sure that was knocked out after the block was cast. there is an indentation on the timing chain side to indicate the location and size of the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By jcoby
pretty sure the hole in the galley is supposed to...

pretty sure the hole in the galley is supposed to be there. at least I have two blocks with it, one's a 67 289 and one's a 70 302. the giant one exposing the cam, not so much.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jcoby
i have 3 SBFs in my basement from 3 different...

i have 3 SBFs in my basement from 3 different decades and they all have the same mount bosses on the block. i've never heard of any variation in the mounts. you should be able to use your '80...
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