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Forum: Classic Mustang General Discussion Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By racer_dave
Agreed - well done sir, well don indeed.

Agreed - well done sir, well don indeed.
Forum: Mustang II Section 03-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By racer_dave
Looks pretty solid. Places to check are the inner...

Looks pretty solid. Places to check are the inner fender wells around the engine. They rust out and they don't make replacements for them. Also check the frame rails in front where the lower cross...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 220,139
Posted By racer_dave
Awesome news!!! Glad you're getting some...

Awesome news!!! Glad you're getting some resolution on this. I can't imagine how frustrating it must have been.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-18-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By racer_dave
If it's all new I'd take it to a different local...

If it's all new I'd take it to a different local engine builder and get it sorted out. I'd definitely look at a better oil pan with baffles and a good oil pump. If you know any of the local racers,...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-13-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By racer_dave
Yes, pre-assemble with lube on all the bolts and...

Yes, pre-assemble with lube on all the bolts and measure everything. Use telescoping T gauges, measure each bearing in 3-4 places at different angles. Write down all the numbers. Measure the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-13-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By racer_dave
- plastiguage is horrible, it's fine for a...

- plastiguage is horrible, it's fine for a rebuild on a stock block with a rebuild kit but it has NO place on any performance application.

If you're spinning bearings it is a clearance issue not a...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-06-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By racer_dave
Open header. I win :-)

Open header. I win :-)
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By racer_dave
Thanks for the update. glad its worked out.

Thanks for the update. glad its worked out.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 02-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By racer_dave
If I remember right, they don't start to build...

If I remember right, they don't start to build the shocks until the order comes in. I don't think they keep them on the shelf since they basically build custom, not assembly line. The place I get my...
Forum: Mustang II Section 02-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By racer_dave
fastbackford351- yeah too bad we couldn't save...

fastbackford351- yeah too bad we couldn't save the first car, but as a Dad I couldn't go on with it. But the new fastback is really solid, and she'll be on the road this summer with her own Mustang...
Forum: Mustang II Section 02-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By racer_dave
Sooooo... In the immortal words of Dr. McCoy on...

Sooooo... In the immortal words of Dr. McCoy on STAR TREK - 'He's dead Jim'

What's that mean??? Well, the deeper we got into the stripping of the black fastback the more rust I found in the front...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By racer_dave
Wow, 50%- glad you're getting the lawyer...

Wow, 50%- glad you're getting the lawyer involved. Don't let them screw with you. Oh, and AFTER its all settled- change agents. When mine pissed me off he lost out on all my policies, two houses,...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-17-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By racer_dave
Yeah, be careful there too. With the big...

Yeah, be careful there too. With the big companies they go by book value unless you have something to override it. In my case, according to their 'book' my daily driver 67 fastback 4sp is worth 2900....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By racer_dave
You should, but the insurance companies will push...

You should, but the insurance companies will push for cheaper shops. They may also try to base the repair amounts on lower quality parts. Just be very careful. A lot will depend on the relationship...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-15-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By racer_dave
It should be fixable. Do NOT let the insurance...

It should be fixable. Do NOT let the insurance company specify the repair place. They will try. Get your repair estimates from a restorer or a body shop used to dealing with older cars. Luckily, all...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-21-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By racer_dave
I'm in Michigan and used to live in Buffalo- I...

I'm in Michigan and used to live in Buffalo- I have no point of reference for this place called 'California' Where there is an ambient temperature that is considered 'hot' :-)
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By racer_dave
You're not helping it by starting it once a...

You're not helping it by starting it once a month, you're hurting it. If you're not going to drive it then set it up to store it for the off season. By starting it you're burning off the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By racer_dave
^^^ agree with most of that. It overheated due to...

^^^ agree with most of that. It overheated due to the extra strain on the engine. Never believe the cfm rating on fans. They are not accurate since they are measured in very controlled scenarios,...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By racer_dave
engine porn = good

engine porn = good
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By racer_dave
cool.

cool.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By racer_dave
What has been seen, cannot be unseen :(

What has been seen, cannot be unseen :(
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,042
Posted By racer_dave
So you came on a mustang board, with info about a...

So you came on a mustang board, with info about a Nissan and replied to a thread that was 7 years old??? How'd that come up on a search query?

Welcome to the group?
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By racer_dave
I bought a huge tube of Comp cams lube years ago....

I bought a huge tube of Comp cams lube years ago. Seriously, this thing was huge, would make an elephant turn green with envy.... It is red... use it for everything, race engines, mower engines,...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By racer_dave
Bummer. I'd go through Ebay before I did anything...

Bummer. I'd go through Ebay before I did anything to the car. Picture everything and then compare it to the add and show all of the discrepancies. Send it all through Ebay claims/conflict resolution....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,759
Posted By racer_dave
On my pavement car I can go 2 weeks on it without...

On my pavement car I can go 2 weeks on it without seeing dirt buildup on the carb (unless they lay down a bunch of speedy-dri for some reason). On a dirt car it gets done every week and I keep a...
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