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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
MOCGB Paid Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Power steering Blown Hose
    Its not really advisable because you will be putting a fair bit of load through the control valve but i suppose if you take it easy and try not to make sharp turns where you are yanking on the steering wheel it should be ok for a one off trip.
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  • What do you know of this car? If it has been standing for some time then flakes of rust tend to form on the inside top of the tank and drop into the fuel. These can get caught in the fuel pump valves and stop the pump working. I would put a large in-line filter at the tank to protect the pump. If the...
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    Last edited by ALLAN R; Yesterday, 04:30 PM. Reason: Added a bit

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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Running Rich - 1965 289
    If the air filter isn't blocked up with dirt it shouldn't make any difference really. I have never played with the stock Ford carb as my car came with a Holley fitted. Rider has covered the stuff I would have suggested....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Coil spring cutting
    You move the pivot point of the UCA lower to make the Shelby drop. Its also popular to move the UCA a bit to the rear to increase the caster angle.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Coil spring cutting
    I cut my coils no problem. You can either do it with an angle grinder or a hacksaw that has a good quality blade. First check the height of both springs next to each other. If they are the same length that's a good start but if they look tired and the two don't look the same I would buy new. Start by...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Running Rich - 1965 289
    First off these older carbureted cars do tend to smell a bit rich on this horrible modern fuel. This said if you pull off a vacuum pipe and it improves running this is an indication of running rich as the extra air being allowed into the engine is going some way to correcting the rich mixture. What...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to General servicing - 65-66 Mustangs
    The electrics are actually very simple if you have some experience with electrical circuits. Old and corroded wire and contacts is normally the problem. First off I would get one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Batte...l-Switch/31262...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to General servicing - 65-66 Mustangs
    As riders says this car offers an ideal opportunity for you to learn some car mechanic skills. If the car is running well the only service I would do regularly is to change the oil and filter. This takes about 5 minutes when you know how. Also as mentioned there are some good upgrades if your car doesn't...
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  • You could try a trolley jack to lift it but I admit working by oneself is a bit difficult. The diff in my 65 whines a lot and has a lot of backlash but I am sure its original so its done 445,000 miles now. Its next years project.
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  • I must say it looks nicely presented with a good paint job, the U bolts and I am presuming washers for the fixing bolts. It also looks like they have left evidence of the meshing marker on the crown wheel. All good stuff.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to First V8 Engine Build
    I have the Tom Monroe manual also and it is a good read. The problem is that it was written back in the 70's before all the goodies that are available today were produced. It focuses on stock parts and selecting the best combination of blocks heads and cams but, if I recall correctly, little or nothing...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to HT Leads?
    Try Real Steel (01895 440505). They sell the Moroso leads which I think come with one open end allowing you to cut the lead to the exact length you need. They also sell a cutter and crimper for a few quid that allows you to crimp on the brass end but its not difficult to do them with a decent pliers....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to First V8 Engine Build
    Very nice, I have the older model of the visible V8 which was fun to build.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Does this look right to you?
    Yes its only a few seconds long but it clearly shows the two hoses and their route into the control valve. I am guessing the hoses on your car have been cannibalised from another vehicle. I would recommend getting the correct hoses and maybe also replacing the pair of small hoses at the same time. I...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Does this look right to you?
    I think the hose that wraps around the ram is the wrong hose. The video that John has tagged shows the hoses coming out together from the valve. It also looks as if the gater on your ram is split. You need to replace that as soon as possible otherwise grit will get in and damage the seal on the end...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Oil?
    This could go on for a long time as there are a lot of opinions on oil and expert advice can be a little confusing as the containers never have all the info on them. I have been using this oil in my 289 for years
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Comma-Cla...W-50-CLA20505L...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Engine fan yes or no.
    Assuming everything is in good order and working as it should then there should be little difference between a fixed engine fan and an electric fan. As mentioned in previous posts the engine thermostat will be closed on a cold engine and will be limiting water flow from the engine through the radiator....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Power Brakes Conversion 64 289
    Contact "pmustang" who on this forum. He is in Essex and may well be able to help you.

    TBH I've never seen a remote servo on an early Mustang. If your discs came from a 71-73 car I would be inclined to fit the master cylinder and servo that the 71-73 power brake cars had, you...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rear Shock Nut Torque
    As said your doing these shocks and anti roll bar bushes up too tight. I would only do them up until you start to see the bushes begin to mushroom out a little.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Engine fan yes or no.
    Good grief what went wrong here?

    Your fortunate that you have a good depth of knowledge on this subject, I assume gained through years of experience and learning off others. Using it to ridicule someone trying to be helpful on this forum isn't really very nice or indeed funny. Getting old...
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