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Old 08-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #71
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Hasnt been started till now in about 8 months but only ran one tank of fuel in the past 3 years.
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Lead was there to lubricate. If you don't have hardened exhaust valve seats they will eventually fail. They probably would have by now though if they had never been replaced.

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Old 08-10-2014, 09:44 AM   #73
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Thats what I was reading, the motor was rebuilt but I cant imagine they wouldnt have used hardened valve seals
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Another thing is the belts are squealing if I snap the throttle, they look new and dont have any obvious cracks and they seem pretty tight although I dont have a belt gauge to test for sure. Any thoughts?
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Another thing is the belts are squealing if I snap the throttle, they look new and dont have any obvious cracks and they seem pretty tight although I dont have a belt gauge to test for sure. Any thoughts?

Besides what you've looked at, I'd check pulley alignment and make sure the belts and pulleys are clean. Oil or other contaminants can cause them to slip. I'd also make sure it's the belts and not the alternator or something else starting to go.

Belts are relatively cheap, might be worthwhile replacing them anyway just to be sure.
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Alright so the belts were way loose, tughtened and no more squealing. Upon being under the car for a while I noticed the kickdown cable is nearly rusted through and the retaining spring is missing. Could this have anything to do with the car stalling when put in gear?
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No, does the car downshift when you floor it?


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Old 08-15-2014, 07:11 PM   #78
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You can adjust the idle setting if it's too low (low idle should be about 1,000 in park) or just two foot it. I took the latter approach because my car clunked when I put it in gear. Hopefully the new converter will fix that


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Yea it seems to downshifts fine, it doesn't have a tach so I cant accurately adjust the idle right now. Unless I put it in neutral when I brake it stalls also.
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Hmmm, if raise the idle speed then. Is the idle mixture/timing set?


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I didn't personally set it but the car starts and idles great, just cuts out when put in any gear but park or neutral
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I didn't personally set it but the car starts and idles great, just cuts out when put in any gear but park or neutral

Hows the timing
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Yea it seems to downshifts fine, it doesn't have a tach so I cant accurately adjust the idle right now. Unless I put it in neutral when I brake it stalls also.

I HIGHLY recommend getting one of these or something comparable:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004Q8...110_SY165_QL70

I found mine for about $12 and it has come in extremely handy setting idle speed. I can also now test RPMs on my drill press, table saw, you name it.
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Hows the timing
Not sure how to check that except the fact that it will start and idle ok?
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I HIGHLY recommend getting one of these or something comparable:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004Q8...110_SY165_QL70

I found mine for about $12 and it has come in extremely handy setting idle speed. I can also now test RPMs on my drill press, table saw, you name it.
Cool ill have to pick one up, id like to put a tach in the car eventually but this will be very helpful for now!
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Btw you guys are awesome and have been super helpful with me purchasing this car!
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Cool ill have to pick one up, id like to put a tach in the car eventually but this will be very helpful for now!

Me too with adding a tach, but this will let you set the idle without a helper even if you do have a tach in dash. Super handy!
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You can get a timing light at any parts store. You disconnect the vacuum advance and plug it at the carb. Then you hook the light up to the battery and clip the funny looking clip to the #1 plug wire. Then you fire it up and pint the light at the harmonic balancer. The numbers might be illegible at speed so you can mark it with a white crayon. If it's a 289 with stock internals 8 degrees BTDC should be the number. That's the factory setting atleast


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Its a 302, how do I adjust if its not what it calls for?
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If 8 doesn't help you can adjust it by ear, you're goanna have to readjust idle if you end up having to mess with timing. It's tough to describe how to go by ear with words. I'm sure there's a video on YouTube that walks you through the process. Once you get the hang of it it's pretty straight forward. Make sure the engine is off when you loosen the distributor hold down. I've send a wrench or two flying trying to save time


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Do you have power brakes?
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If 8 doesn't help you can adjust it by ear, you're goanna have to readjust idle if you end up having to mess with timing. It's tough to describe how to go by ear with words. I'm sure there's a video on YouTube that walks you through the process. Once you get the hang of it it's pretty straight forward. Make sure the engine is off when you loosen the distributor hold down. I've send a wrench or two flying trying to save time


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Alright, ill check out some you tube vids and see what I can do with that
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Yes it has power brakes, in fact they seem to whine a little when slowing from a higher speed and by that I mean 30 or 40 mph but they dont shutter or vibrate
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Yes it has power brakes, in fact they seem to whine a little when slowing from a higher speed and by that I mean 30 or 40 mph but they dont shutter or vibrate
Pretty sure I juat answered my own question.......duh. Sometimes you just gotta talk it out! Haha
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They could be using to much vacuum i had that problem with my car
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They could be using to much vacuum i had that problem with my car
What did you do to resolve that problem on yours?
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A vacuum reservoir, I got mine from summit racing i think it was like 35? If you want you can get a vacuum gage from local auto parts stores and have some one step on the brakes and see if the vacuum drops a lot before you get one. You can also use the gauge to tune your carb. Theres a video on how to tune carbs on a mustang with a vacuum gage on youtube i forget whats the name tho ill see if i can find it
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Alright so heres the update finally. Had some time this weekend, picked up a vac gauge and timing light. Vacuum is around 13 at idle, when i depress the brake it rises to around 15 and when i release drops to back to a steady 13.....good or bad? Also im pretty sure im missing the marker/pointer to check the timing.....when the light flashed on the 0 and 8 marks i had made there was nothing close pointing that it was correct, theres a pin way off on the right but that would suggest the timing is 20 degrees which i find hard to believe. Heres a pic, am i missing something? Alos cars running good but still stalls when put in gear, c4 auto
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Vacuum is low. Take a look at this link for some ideas what it could be. http://www.international-auto.com/fi...uum-gauges.cfm

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Not sure abt the pointer, mine is maybe in the 2 o'clock position when you're facing the engine. Here is a pic of mine. Click image for larger version

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When you check initial timing, the advance should be disconnected btw.

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Yea i def think im missing the pointer, and thanks matcox thats a good write up. Im still leaning towards the brake booster being bad how can i check this for sure? I hear hissing when the brake is depressed, is this a sign of a bad diaphragm?
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Not necessarily. If you have a vac pump, hook it directly to the booster, and pump it up, then see if it holds vac. It should stay at the same level - an extremely slow leak down might be okay (like 5+ minutes), but it should hold.

Alternatively if you don't have a Han pump, start it up, pump the brakes, then turn off the car. Then pull the check valve out a little, you should hear a hiss of air coming in to the booster.

Also with the car off, press normally on the brake. Then turn on the car. The pedal should drop a little bit.
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Also make sure your check valve is okay - a new one is cheap and worth replacing if there is any question.
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nope the pin is what you are looking for. Pull the vacuum advance and try it again. Make sure you mark all the lines so you can see what you start at and finish at. I didn't read all this thread but are there points still if so set them first then do timing


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Alright, thanks guys. Hopefully ill get some time later this week to mess with it again. Things have been a little crazy cause im getting ready to go back ro work next week.
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