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Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Al Newman
6 cylinder, 4-bolt axles are 25 spline, whereas...

6 cylinder, 4-bolt axles are 25 spline, whereas 8", 5-bolt axles are 28 spline. Six cylinder rear gear has an unsupported pinion gear which can move out of plane and tear up everything, whereas, the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Al Newman
onds like you have the one stud type motor...

onds like you have the one stud type motor support commonly found on 1965 and older Fords. You might look into installing the 1966-68 style mounts. They have an attaching bolt running front-to-back...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Al Newman
Have your box rebuilt or exchange it for a...

Have your box rebuilt or exchange it for a rebuilt box rather than doing it yourself. I was never able to find the necessary components to rebuild boxes myself. The ball bearings in the unit need...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Al Newman
Time the danged thing with a vacuum gauge. Get a...

Time the danged thing with a vacuum gauge. Get a reliable vacuum source, and with the engine at about 800 rpm and any vacuum advance disabled, adjust timing to achieve highest vacuum reading on...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Al Newman
Two thoughts, based upon prior experience: 1. ...

Two thoughts, based upon prior experience:
1. Flaming River is largely a waste of money on these vintage Mustangs because, they are (a) too expensive; (b) use components non necessary in the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Al Newman
They should be fine, as the transmission, shifter...

They should be fine, as the transmission, shifter gates are the same from 1965-1970.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-07-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Al Newman
The pic from barnett shows a NON-Mustang 3.03...

The pic from barnett shows a NON-Mustang 3.03 tranny. Both the 2.77 and the 3.03 Mustang 3 speeds have tail shaft mounting holes. The shifter handle and gates are identical for both the 6 and 8...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Al Newman
Bell housing will be useable; however, try to get...

Bell housing will be useable; however, try to get the dust cover and the clutch fork. The V8 shift rods are the same for 1965-69 as far as I know, as they all are using the same tranny and shift...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Al Newman
Kit contents are all useable. Your present...

Kit contents are all useable. Your present shifing rods will have to be modified to use. Can be done, but look for a set of the correct rods. If you can't find some, I may have a set.
Best,
Al
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Al Newman
Locate a 1967-69 Mustang 6 cylinder bellhousing,...

Locate a 1967-69 Mustang 6 cylinder bellhousing, dust cover, flywheel, starter and clutch fork. It is a direct bolt-up to your 1966 block. Have the flywheel re-surfaced, then purchase a 1966-1969...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Al Newman
In my experience, the 250 will not fit...

In my experience, the 250 will not fit comfortably into the 1965-66 Mustang engine bay. Also, it gives the power of a 6 cylinder with the economy of a V8. I would avoid the 250, personally. ...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Al Newman
The I6 is what it is and IMHO cannot become a...

The I6 is what it is and IMHO cannot become a horsepower monster economically. Changing to a V8 requires a substantial change in suspension in addition to the engine, itself. The 351W option...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Al Newman
No reason it won't work, AFAIK.

No reason it won't work, AFAIK.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Al Newman
Midas is NOT the shop you want to repair your...

Midas is NOT the shop you want to repair your power steering. Find a Mustang restoration facility or contact someone in a local Mustang club for help. If you were in Texas and were in a position to...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Al Newman
Grant has made the wheel/hardware combination for...

Grant has made the wheel/hardware combination for over thirty years, and they have not made any significant improvements ever to eliminate the horn AND turn signal problems. They seem to be after...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Al Newman
There was once an original removable hardtop in...

There was once an original removable hardtop in the DFW area. It was one of the original hardtops (seems only 70+ were ever made). The car used to be shown in the DFW area shows, but I haven't seen...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-26-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Al Newman
Look for a mid-70' Granada with a 351W motor. It...

Look for a mid-70' Granada with a 351W motor. It will have a 9" that will fit under your Mustang with no changes. It does have larger center hubs on the axle shafts and larger center hole in the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-20-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Al Newman
IMHO, outside of the visual cool the dual 4V...

IMHO, outside of the visual cool the dual 4V setup would provide, all else is a negative. Hard to find small enough carbs and very expensive when located. Performance gains could be achieved easier...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Al Newman
Staying with a stock harness allows you to be...

Staying with a stock harness allows you to be able to utilize allof the old wiring diagrams available out here. In addition, if you decide to sell the car, the next owner won't have a nightmare...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Al Newman
Don't forget to address the front sump vs. rear...

Don't forget to address the front sump vs. rear sump issue that will have to be overcome. Looked into this swap years ago and decided it would cost substantially more than going with a V8.
Best,...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Al Newman
Thanks, BOP. Very informative chat. I think...

Thanks, BOP. Very informative chat. I think after looking at everything that most likely the intake on this motor was loose on the driver's side, thus allowing air to leak into the fuel flow and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-21-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,826
Posted By Al Newman
I second your decision to go with a 5.0. My...

I second your decision to go with a 5.0. My personal choice would be carburetion in place of fuel injection, even though the injection would be more efficient. T-5 is a good choice and easy enough...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Al Newman
Thanks for all the ideas. The engine has never...

Thanks for all the ideas. The engine has never been rebuilt. With fuel disribution from either fuel injection or carburetion, I can't see how only one side of the motor was experiencing an issue. ...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Al Newman
Question 5.0 engine mystery

Tore into a 1995 5.0 today and found all four pistons on the driver's side with cracked ring lands. No lands were cracked on the passenger's side. Motor had very little use, as cylinder wear was...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Al Newman
MSD boxes are usually good for anywhere to 1...

MSD boxes are usually good for anywhere to 1 minute through twenty years, but experience shows failure rates in the first five years are pretty high. For a daily driver, it baffles me that folks...
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