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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
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Last Activity: Today, 11:53 AM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to distributor problems!! (i think)
    Rider has covered all the stuff with tuning and setting up the engine. A few things I have noticed in the past is that the Pertronix units are either working or fail completely. There doesn't seem to be an inbetween with them. Also the mechanical advance can stick on these dizzy's. You can see it on...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to distributor problems!! (i think)
    If you are in Essex the place to go is Mustang Maniac. Google them as they sell parts and also do work on cars. What is the engine actually doing. Is it firing at all? Can you see a spark off any of the plug leads? Is it spluttering a bit but not running? It sounds like your dizzy is well worn but if...
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  • Thank you I am very pleased with it. I was collecting it when you were on the phone to Gary. As your local if you want to pop round and see it for your self, in the flesh so to speak, you are welcome...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Classic instruments
    It might not be rodent damage but it sure sounds like you have an electrical problem with the instruments, possibly power to the instruments. It could be corrosion. At this stage it would be rather drastic to go for a new instrument set up. I would check the dash wiring first or if you ar not confident...
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  • I can second Smithy's body and paint. Look them up on Face Book and you will see pictures of my 65 nearing completion from a bare metal respray. I am very pleased with it and there has been no messing about over issues. I've had some extra work done and prices have been very reasonable.
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  • The rotor arm turns quite a bit as you withdraw the dizzy because the gears have a helical tooth pattern. What you need to do is identify the No1 lead on the dizzy and then put a felt pen mark on the dizzy case where No 1 dizzy post sits. If you car is a 289/302 the vacuum unit outlet hose needs to...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to windscreen wiper removal
    They do just pull off but they can be a bitch to remove if they are a bit corroded on the shaft. Get yourself a bit of hard wood, some thick rags like old towels and a large flat screw driver. You need the bit of wood to go from the rubber of the windscreen glass across to the bonnet edge of the scuttle...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Eddie O'Connell ( EM08 GEE)
    Very sorry to here that please accept my condolences to you all...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rear axle oil level
    Maybe I was fortunate. I backed the car onto a set of ramps and used wedges at the front to stop the car wanting to role off the ramps. The four bolts on the prop shaft came off no problem and you can just lie the prop on the floor so you don't have to pull it out of the gearbox. As said previously...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    Don't try and bend them. You need to get some sheets of emery cloth/paper and find a hard flat surface. Then spend hours slowly sanding down (with WD40 as a lubricant) the base of the carb. What happens is someone finds this leak then over tightens the carb bolts to try and stop the leak, all the time...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rear axle oil level
    First off I take it you topped it up with EP90 oil and not a thin oil. Its the pinion shaft oil seal that is leaking. I expect over the years its gone hard and is not sealing very well. It is an easy job to replace it. You have to remove the prop shaft from the xle and then you will see a large nut...
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  • Given that the ram has had a knock and bent I would get a new one. If the ram is low then it could be that someone has lowered it to maybe clear headers or something. On my 65 you can buy a bracket that lowers the ram to clear headers. I would not recommend it as you say there isn't much road clearance...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Steering turn plates/ tables
    I am not sure what year of car you have or if you have camber adjustment on the lower control arm. All I would say, having done this job on my 65, is that you need to drive the car to settle the suspension to take accurate camber measurements. When I did mine I settled on assembling the suspension without...
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  • Here is some info on steering stops and a picture of them.
    https://www.vintage-mustang.com/thre...stops.1007906/

    They should be on the car bolted on top of the lower control arm. I would take a look to see if you have them fitted first. If they are not fitted they are not...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to edelbrock 1406 vs 1404 .. 67 convertible
    If you are thinking of an Edelbrock carb have a look at the newer AVS2 range over the 1406. I am convinced the only difference is the annular boosters but they have good reviews. The size of the carb depends on how you want to use the engine for street only use probably a 500cfm carb would be ok but...
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  • I guess if you have a good high energy coil with the Pertonix trigger unit there will be a wide band of tolerable plug gaps. I used to have Autolite plugs in my car that I bought when in the USA. They lasted years and were really good until I eventually cracked one getting it out, but I couldn't get...
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  • I am not sure what plugs fit those heads but I run 32thou with my Pertronix and its been absolutely fine. I use NGK plugs that seem to work well.
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  • On my 65 I have steering stops that mount onto the two bolts holding the strut rods to the lower control arm. If its the same on the 70 Mustang you first need to check you have these stops fitted and that they are the correct ones left to right (side to side). It could be that the ram is being over...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Essex Mustang
    Search back on this forum. They have a terrible reputation for messing people around.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 67 rear suspension
    Going off subject this sounds like it could be some cowl rust.You need to be a contortionist to get right under the dash with a flash light then get someone to pour water down the scuttle air vent and see where the water gets in. The simplest thing it could be is a blocked vent hole behind the mud shield...
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