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Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By LPlum
Another great source for tranny help is...

Another great source for tranny help is In the forum section they have a C-4 tranny area with some sharp people answering questions.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By LPlum
If you swap out the transmissions(C4) valve body...

If you swap out the transmissions(C4) valve body with a newer valve body(67-69) it will shift properly. Will start out in first gear. It's an easy upgrade. The trick is finding a valve body.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-01-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By LPlum
RE: choke heat tube

You might get your answer, if you ask your question on They have a great forum for the Ford six cylinders.
Good Luck, Lowell
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-08-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By LPlum
RE: vibration

Hey groho, when you refered to driveline, did you mean driveshaft? Try unbolting the driveshaft and turning it 180 degrees. Or take the drive shaft into a specific driveline company. Have them check...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-20-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By LPlum
RE: Upgrade Carb For Six Cyl

If you are going to start upgrading your six cylinder systematically for more performance. You need to do your homework first. Read/Read/Read!! The first thing you should do is go to, the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 05-14-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By LPlum
RE: I6 C4 Tranny question

Sounds like it is working the way Ford designed it. The tranny starts out in 2nd gear. This is controlled by the valve body inside the tranny. If you get a valve body from a 68 or 69, there might be...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-30-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,918
Posted By LPlum
RE: 66 c4 transmission breather ?

My 66 has the same leak. I have changed various seals and pan gasket, and still leaks. I have narrowed it down to the tranny dip stick/filler tube o-ring or the front pump seal. If it's the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-18-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By LPlum
Help replacing U-bolts on rear leaf springs.

Years back I replaced the rear leaf springs.(66 coupe) I did not change the U-bolts(4ea). I also feel that when I reused the U-bolts, that I over tightened and stretched them. I have a four post car...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,456
Posted By LPlum
RE: Adjusting Autolite 1100 after rebuild and install

Hey BreakOut, Who or where did this carb rebuild in your photo?
Thanks, Lowell
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-31-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By LPlum
RE: cracked head?????????

I'm sure the noise is an exhaust leak. So this should be fixed so toxic fumes don't get inside the car. But I don't think you will see much of a performance difference. The head and intake are apiece...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-31-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,456
Posted By LPlum
RE: Adjusting Autolite 1100 after rebuild and install

Wow, if the photo is your rebuilt carb it looks great or brand new. I'm just going on memory now and it's not what it used to be. The three screws, two on left side of carb are idle screws. Fast and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-17-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By LPlum
RE: '66 brake drum ?

If four lug front wheel hubs are a dime a dozen please show me where. I also have been looking for months. They rarely show up on ebay. New they are $70-$80.00 each. Not many junk yards in Colorado...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By LPlum
RE: More numbers

Thanks for your reply, but I'm not talking about the door warranty tag. 6marc5 may have it right, he called it a buck tag. It is fastened to the right inner fender, under the hood. I guess it was...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 03-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By LPlum
More numbers

My neighbor has a 65 coupe, and I have a 66 coupe.
The 65 has a plate riveted to the inside of right fender. It reads:
Can anyone tell me what the numbers mean? The 65A=2door...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 01-11-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By LPlum
RE: replacing the rear transmission seal

Yes, in a nut shells that would be it. Things to be aware of:
1.Mark your driveshaft before you drop it, so when you reinstall it, that its not 180 degrees out and causes a vibration.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-17-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By LPlum
RE: rough idle

Old school rule, you want to make sure the ignition system is in good shape before you go to the carb. Is a tune-up in order? Plugs, plug wires, points, condensor, cap, rotor. Then setting dwell and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-14-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By LPlum
RE: One Slick Mustang!

A car like that, even if you can do alot of the work yourself costs a fortune to build. Any quesses what kind of money he has invested? My guess is $150K
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-14-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By LPlum
RE: 66' steering wheel

I have not pulled the steering wheel off my mustang, but have on various 60's era makes/models. You need to use a special tool asteering wheel puller.
Good luck,
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-29-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By LPlum
RE: Rusted fuel tank?

I would just replace it. So you don't have a problem like I did. I was out of town for a long weekend. My neighbor called and said there was gas running down my driveway from under the garage door....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-13-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By LPlum
C4 Tranny Leak

My stock C4 tranny, 1966 model leaks. If the car sets a week or two it will leak up to a quart of fluid. Its coming out between the front of tranny and bellhousing. So any ideas, or a tranny...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By LPlum
RE: bad, bad mpg problem...

Hi there, I havethe same car, buthave not checked mileage recently but it's around 20 mpg. I upgraded the ignition to Pertronix. Sounds like it's time for a tune-up. As stated check timing, and...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-01-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,018
Posted By LPlum
RE: Mustang death trap?

Hi there, I did the update to my 66 years ago. These metal dividers were sold by Canadian Mustang, they now have a US division called American Pony. Go to
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 10-30-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,108
Posted By LPlum
RE: Thinking of buying a '66 mustang

The topic of rust has not been addressed. These old mustangs are prown to alot of various rust problems. Soa good question is about previousrust repairs. Any history or documentation is a good thing....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-28-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By LPlum
RE: "period correct" 4-bolt wheels for a '66 coupe

Sorry wrong website in my previous post, should be (
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 09-28-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,685
Posted By LPlum
RE: 5 lug conversion on a 67 I6

Hey Kevin, If and when you do your conversion. I would be interested in buying the front wheel hubs from you. If they are compatible with my 66, I will need to do some research. Send me a private...
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