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Forum: Parts For Sale 06-05-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By .boB
can you tell me a little more about the 5 lug...

can you tell me a little more about the 5 lug wheels?
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 04-13-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,865
Posted By .boB
Did you try this?

Did you try this?
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-31-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By .boB
Get the car up to speed, like 80 kph. Put it in...

Get the car up to speed, like 80 kph. Put it in neutral and let it coast down until the vibrations stops.

If the vibration changes, then it's probably drive line. If it doesn't change, it's...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-31-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By .boB
Tell us about what it was doing before you...

Tell us about what it was doing before you replaced the seal, and what's doing now. In particular, has the front cover ever been removed?
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-31-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By .boB
Well, that's kind of a tough call. It could be...

Well, that's kind of a tough call. It could be something simple like a leaking inake gasket. Or could be something like a cracked block. It shouldn't be that hard to diagnose, though. And...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-30-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By .boB
That summit kit is pretty good. The alum...

That summit kit is pretty good. The alum fixtures allow you to bolt the indicater directly to the block, like through a head bolt hole.

I prefer a magnetic stand. It's easy to set it up to...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-29-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By .boB
Yes, just use one of the lifters already...

Yes, just use one of the lifters already installed. Here's a photo of how I do it:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/bobcowan/CamInstall_001small.jpg

As you're ordering parts from...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-29-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,865
Posted By .boB
There's really nothing wrong nwith the roller...

There's really nothing wrong nwith the roller type pilot bearing. I don't know if there's a specific advantage to it, though. I use one, becuase it makes me feel better.

In any case, some...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By .boB
I don't use a solid lifter for that. I attach...

I don't use a solid lifter for that. I attach the magnetic dial indicater base to the deck surface. I put a standard lifter in the holes, and use the dog bones and spider to hold it in place. The...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By .boB
Yes, but only when the other end of the cable...

Yes, but only when the other end of the cable isn't connected to anything. Once you have normal tension on the cable, it doesn't need anything to hold it in place. I installed mine without a clip...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-28-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,865
Posted By .boB
When you replaced the pilot bearing, did you use...

When you replaced the pilot bearing, did you use the same type? Or did you upgrade to a roller? If you loosen all four bolts that hold the trans to the bell housing, what happens? If the trans...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By .boB
I'v tried a few differant seals. The best one...

I'v tried a few differant seals. The best one I'v found so far is the FMS part. You can slide it in with your fingers - no pounding required. And I have never had a failure.

If you use a seal...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-28-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By .boB
You really don't need it. It's only there to...

You really don't need it. It's only there to hold the clutch cable in place on the assembly line, until the drive train meets with the chassis.

Once the cable is installed and properly...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By .boB
Actually, yes. The more cast you have, the more...

Actually, yes. The more cast you have, the more the tire wants to return to center. Which sounds like a good thing. But that also means it takes more energy to move it off center. With PS, you...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By .boB
A 4 speed might not be the best option for you. ...

A 4 speed might not be the best option for you. The four speed toploaders are getting hard to come by, and therefore expensive. A rebuilt toploader will cost about $2,200, and that doesn't include...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By .boB
On a new stock engine, use the book...

On a new stock engine, use the book recommendations. But, on a real engine that's been modded or has a lot of wear, the stock settings are only a guideline.

Set base timing where the vacuume...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By .boB
Lead was used in fuel mostly as a lubricant for...

Lead was used in fuel mostly as a lubricant for the valves and seats. The only reason that unleaded fuel was invented is bacuase the lead kills the catalytic converter. Unless you have a cat, you...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By .boB
For a DD, plugs can last a long time. Depending...

For a DD, plugs can last a long time. Depending on the type of plug, go by the mileage and heat cycles, not by how they look. Today's fuel is good enough that it's really tough to read the plugs...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By .boB
Yes, the bellhousing is the same between the 302W...

Yes, the bellhousing is the same between the 302W and 351W. Of course, you have to match the transmission strength to the engine power and intended use.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-23-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By .boB
Before doing anything, sit down a calculater. ...

Before doing anything, sit down a calculater. For a stock rebuild, add up all the machine work, all the big parts, all the small parts like fastners, gaskets, silicone sealant, cleaning supplies,...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-22-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By .boB
Sure, the crank could be the wrong one. Wouldn't...

Sure, the crank could be the wrong one. Wouldn't be the first time somebody got the wrong part. Impossible to tell with it installed, though.

Use an infrared thermometer and see what the...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-22-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By .boB
This has come up before. Some people really have...

This has come up before. Some people really have a tough time solving it, and most people never get it at all. It seems it's a problem with either oil mist or misture. If there is a vent, remove...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-22-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By .boB
Both tires are pretty much the same...

Both tires are pretty much the same height/diameter.

But, the 245 tire is 245mm wide, and the 275 tires are 275mm wide. Wider tires with a lowered suspension often cause rubbing. You need a...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-22-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,523
Posted By .boB
That engine is sick, and probably terminal. ...

That engine is sick, and probably terminal.

Your description of the oil sounds like water. Is the level well above the Full mark on the dipstick?

Smelling coolant at the tail pipe means...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By .boB
Brake parts cleaner works really well, and no...

Brake parts cleaner works really well, and no residue.
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