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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread No Spark. 66' 289. in 64 to 73
    No spark at all would lead me to confirm there was power to the coil. Connect a wire from the +ve of the battery to the +ve of the coil. The ignition...
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    10-12-2018, 08:19 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread 68 Column Into 66 in 64 to 73
    If I recall correctly, at the time Ford started using quite heavy dished steering wheels, as against flat designs, claiming that the dished shape is...
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    10-12-2018, 08:10 PM
    Beggers belief!!! What are things coming to these days??
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    10-12-2018, 08:07 PM
    Yes definitely keep the updates coming. It is very interesting to see the pictures developing. It is not easy to comment on every stage so probably...
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    09-12-2018, 09:08 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread 68 Column Into 66 in 64 to 73
    For collapsible steering columns I would look at Ididit or Flaming River columns. Best to do a search for what you want. I am not sure what box these...
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    09-12-2018, 10:36 AM
    You can get new diff seals from US Automotive for less than a tenner. They also do a re-build kit for the power steering (pump and valve) and it is...
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    07-12-2018, 05:17 PM
    Interesting photos and a lot of good work. It kind of looks frightening but with all the panels that can be bought for these cars I am sure it will...
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    07-12-2018, 05:08 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Lekkie windows in 64 to 73
    It sounds as if the motors could have gone a little weak. Before looking for complete window regs search the net for the motors you may be able to...
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    06-12-2018, 01:32 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Project so far in Readers Rides
    Superb paint and a nice restoration
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    06-12-2018, 01:30 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Axle Tag Decoding in 64 to 73
    Thank you yes. I am just going to replace the axle pinion seal for now as I don't want to find 500 for diff parts on top of the cost of Xmas. I will...
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    06-12-2018, 11:58 AM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Axle Tag Decoding in 64 to 73
    There was a mistake in the decoding of the VIN and Warranty number. My car was built in Nov 64 not Nov 65. It appears that they finished the run of...
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    05-12-2018, 04:09 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Axle Tag Decoding in 64 to 73
    An interesting article and photos. Thanks for posting. On my axle and car dates I am surprised that Ford would take a year to install an axle. I...
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    04-12-2018, 07:57 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Axle Tag Decoding in 64 to 73
    Thanks for the offer John. I have the large manual but I've lent it out at the moment so its not to hand. As in my other post I am thinking of...
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    04-12-2018, 06:39 PM
    ALLAN R started a thread Axle Tag Decoding in 64 to 73
    I just thought I would put this up for info as I needed to establish what axle I had in my car for some diff work. Its a 1965 289 auto coupe. ...
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    04-12-2018, 06:07 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Diff Ratio in 64 to 73
    You really need to confirm what the top gear ratio of the box is. If its 0.8:1 then 3.25:1 or 3.50:1 should be fine. If you are going to be doing a...
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    03-12-2018, 12:04 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Diff Ratio in 64 to 73
    What gearbox was in it and what was the top gear ratio? The C4 auto is 1:1 and I think some 4 speed manuals are also 1:1. Your 5 speed may be 0.8:1....
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    03-12-2018, 10:28 AM
    I think with these cars you need three things, a seat that will tip forward easily, one that physically fits in the space because modern seats look...
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    02-12-2018, 09:18 PM
    If I drove my Mustang like it was the last day I could drive it I would soon lose my licence!! I think fortunately quite a few people in the...
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    02-12-2018, 05:38 PM
    I agree with what you say but if you look at the vintage vehicles in the London to Brighton the are still allowed on the road. I don't think any...
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    01-12-2018, 04:28 PM
    Very nice work and a great write up. Thanks for posting. I prefer your new look to the brushed metal look. I've done the lower suspension on my S197...
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    30-11-2018, 04:59 PM
    I know that there were different numbers of teeth on some ring gears. The early 289 had 157 teeth and I think the later cars had 164 teeth. I wonder...
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    29-11-2018, 10:42 AM
    Here, dont know what happened before https://www.mustangsplus.com/Mustang-Tool-Pouches-and-Tote-Bags/ Maybe I got a good one but my repro tool...
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    29-11-2018, 10:38 AM
    My advice is to drive it and sort the issues as they come up. You will soon have a very reliable car.
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    29-11-2018, 10:36 AM
    Yes getting the right car can be difficult. I also think with their age all cars, even the more expensive cars will have issues if you start driving...
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    28-11-2018, 04:51 PM
    The cheaper scissor jacks work ok but if the car is low to the ground they can be hard to wind up initially. Make sure the screw thread is well...
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    28-11-2018, 04:39 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Rev Counter in General Discussion
    Try this ...
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    27-11-2018, 05:23 PM
    It sounds like the timing marks are ok if they line up at TDC. I am not sure if there is a fault with your adjustable timing light zero position. I...
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    27-11-2018, 05:15 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread 390 recommended fuel ? in 64 to 73
    I get more MPG out of premium unleaded so to some extent it compensates for the price. All you need to do is listen to the engine and play with the...
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    27-11-2018, 05:08 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread Rev Counter in General Discussion
    Here is one I use on my car ...
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    26-11-2018, 08:08 PM
    ALLAN R replied to a thread 390 recommended fuel ? in 64 to 73
    It appears that this engine has modern Ali heads. Surely the valve seats are compatible with unleaded fuel. As an aside I was once told that the...
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  1. Hi Matt,

    I have the brackets and I would sell them to you. Contact me on my email - allanrichards420@btinternet.com so we can chat.

    Allan
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    Hi Allan, I noticed you have some bits for a 65 AC system. I'm after the mounting brackets, would I be able to buy these off you if you have them? Many thanks. Matt.
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Rapidly approaching retirement age and looking forward to relaxing and enjoying some trips in the Mussie. I've owned the car since 1992 and now I am modernising it a bit for some longer trips
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