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Old 05-24-2016, 10:17 PM   #141
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The Mustang looks really killer with the Magnums and the stance is spot on for me! The interior looks really good also and although my 66 GT had a consul I really like it better without.
The only thing would be to put a GT valance on the rear along with the GT trumpets.......then it would be pretty much perfect....for my taste.
Good job.
Really can't help with AC as I took it out of mine when I restored it....
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Oh, one more thing: I found on amazone a heater core bypass operated by cable.
I've installed it under the hood under the arm of the export brace.
it works great!
no more hot air blowing in my feet when the heat is supposed to be shutt off.

Now I have to install a cable to pilot it.
I would like to use one of the 3 existing cable commands the one for the "outside air".
I don't know if it's the one on the right or on the left, gotta check...

work in progress, but actually it doesn't matter, in Texas I don't really need heat so I guess it will take a while before I decide to finish up this project.
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The Mustang looks really killer with the Magnums and the stance is spot on for me! The interior looks really good also and although my 66 GT had a consul I really like it better without.
The only thing would be to put a GT valance on the rear along with the GT trumpets....
Thank you so mutch !


For the exhaust ya, looks crapy...
Actualy I have 4-2-1 little headers and a 2" H pipe.
I was thinking about JBA long headers and 2-1/2 flowmaster
pipes thru the valence?
hum... I don't know.
I'm gonna look for more pictures to see how it could look. That was not my first idea, but nothing bad about thinking about it.
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I am jealous of that A/C it's like a sauna in my car if I leave it in the sun for five min.
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Very nice car. I'm enjoying following your build. The progress you are making in such a short amount of time is probably making a lot of us jealous!!


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Yes!
Your car is looking very good! The wheels were a great choice!

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:04 PM   #147
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yes, I know I go fast, but it's an everyday driver so it's also kind of easier.
Also I had planned my budget and I bought my car pretty cheap to be able to buy all the upgrades that I wanted.
Lucky me I found my car running, with a 10 year old perfect interior, a paint job far from perfect but looking good... The rest was crap but I would have replaced everything anyway to my taste!
As I'm used to race on tracks with motorcycles, as you can see my project is more oriented on handling than on horse power.
I feel like doing it the other way is a big mistake.
I'm glad you guys enjoy!
If you have any technical questions, I realize that I'm getting pretty good on these early mustangs: feel free to ask me!
Oh and, by the way, I'm a foreigner, I'm single, no kids, not a lot of friends here: it helps!
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:53 PM   #148
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Here is the rear valance with stainless trim and trumpets;
Mustang Valance Kit Rear GT with Back Up Lights 1965 1966 | eBay

Here is the difference in an NOS piece;
1965 1966 Ford Mustang GT Lower Rear Valance Red Oxide | eBay

And here is a picture of the the real deal...repo parts are not quite as good as the OE stuff but they cost many times more.
I just like the stock OE look and with your Magnums the OE look would be really nice....IMHO
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I'm all about handling too. No point in having power if you can't put it down. I even only have a straight six in my car.
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Moding a car is a real personal thing, and back in the day we used to say, "If it don't go...Chrome it"..............
Nothing wrong with a six and I'd love to see what a 300 Ford would look like in a Mustang...I've seen one stuffed into a 70 Maverick which isn't much different than a Mustang and with the motor mostly stock except for a homemade turbo it was turning in the mid 10 second range in the 1/4 mile....and still able to drive it on the street.
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Yeah it's the original 200 in there with cam/Ported intake as much as a could through the valve openings and gasket matched on the exhaust/ dual header with 2.5 ss exhaust. It is relatiey quick off the line and can hold the speed through the corners. Pretty fun daily driver.
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The first motor I ever rebuilt by myself was a 55 Corvette 235 6cyld with tripower and put it in a nice little 52 Htp with 3spd. I could pick on the Chevy V8's of the day and give them a run for their money...
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It's true that it looks good...

Decision is hard: my policy is usually to respect the original stuff. My car is no GT, it is supposed to have the two chromed bananas is the back, not the holes... So doing so is an offense to my non-GT model !

But I admit it looks nice.
If I was to do so, I wouldn't buy a new valence, I would drill holes in mine.

But I'm not there yet and there will be enough nights before I get there to dream about it.

Tonight I've finished my AC wiring, exactly as on the wiring diagram, and even with a 15A fuse on a yellow wire... Damn, just with the fan it feels already better!

Tomorrow I will put my system under pressure with nitrogen (we have a big bottle at work and the mechanics told me they had all needed gauges and fittings) and let it sit for a pair of hours... If no pressure drop I'll go to the shop and buy r134a recharge bottles.
I cross my fingers!
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Not to hijack a thread, but since Travis mentioned the six cylinders, want to let you guys know I bought out the remaining inventory from Classic Inlines and am starting Vintage Inlines. www.vintageinlines.com
I went to Arizona this past weekend and got the parts. Now I have to inventory and get them on the website! So many parts...


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It's true that it looks good...

Decision is hard: my policy is usually to respect the original stuff. My car is no GT, it is supposed to have the two chromed bananas is the back, not the holes... So doing so is an offense to my non-GT model !

But I admit it looks nice.
If I was to do so, I wouldn't buy a new valence, I would drill holes in mine.

But I'm not there yet and there will be enough nights before I get there to dream about it.

Tonight I've finished my AC wiring, exactly as on the wiring diagram, and even with a 15A fuse on a yellow wire... Damn, just with the fan it feels already better!

Tomorrow I will put my system under pressure with nitrogen (we have a big bottle at work and the mechanics told me they had all needed gauges and fittings) and let it sit for a pair of hours... If no pressure drop I'll go to the shop and buy r134a recharge bottles.
I cross my fingers!
Just to let you know that the exhaust through the valance did come standard on the GT Mustangs..........but was an option that you could order in late 65 and 66. Also, the factory dual exhaust cars that did not have the GT style rear valance had the pipes cut off at an angle and came down just behind the rear valance...I have enclosed a picture of a Fastback with factory style exhaust. To me the exhaust coming out the back like your's....not to be mean or disrespectful....makes the Mustang look cheap....I'm kind of an exhaust freak building headers and exhaust systems for over 20 years...I like to have them hidden which in a lot of cases resembles what the original systems looked like...IMHO
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Oh so it's not disrespectful... that a good point.
And that's true that the more I look the more I like it.

Are there trumpets for 2-1/2 tubes?
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Back in 65/66 most of the exhaust was 1-3/4" and rarely saw 2"...since these are repo's I would assume they would be with those sizes...pretty sure you'd have to mod them 2-1/2" exhaust pipe.
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Scott Drake has stock appearing trumpets in 2". One with trumpets, one without. Easy search at one of the big Mustang vendors. The pipes are straight.


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Beside the exhaust, I need to find a new radio, mine looks great, has FM, has Aux input, but has only one way working and has no RDS.
And my antenna broke at the washing machine!
I'm stupid.
I don't know if I chose an original antenna or a hidden amplified one...
For the radio, I've seen one called Custom Autosound slidebar classic look with lcd display from CJ, seems to fulfill my wishes.

I also need front lights: the ones I have are aftermarket ugly modern look ones. If only they were efficient it would be acceptable but no!
an idea of what product looks original and works properly? There's a lot of choice but I don't want to buy something and be disappointed.

Another question:
What should I use to glue the trunk's rubber seal? I've tried neoprene glue, it stayed on for a week and started falling down again. Annoying.
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Oh and I've seen 2.5" trumpet style tips from JBA somewhere but sold with a complete line.
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The JBA's are a generic "trumpet." The Scott Drakes look like the originals:Click image for larger version

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I got some universal 7in housings that accept new headlights bulbs. But they cracked a week after I got them. The have good light output though. I'm just saving up to go led now though. For looks and quality
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For the lights (as for everything else), I need quality stuff: when I'll be with this car in France, shipping costs are not gonna be cheap!

About the GT style exhaust, I've seen chomed and stainless trim rings (both from Scott Drake): what is the best?
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You really want the SS trim rings as the Chrome ones will rust...SS is always a more desirable material as it resists rust and is easier to keep looking nice. Remember if you are going to attempt to drill holes in your original valance that these are oval and not round as the valance is curved.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:07 PM   #166
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Sure, I had noticed.
an oval is pretty easy to do with a Dremel and good quality grinding tool.
my skills are way ahead of that problem but thanks for telling.
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HELP !!!

Good news, my A/C works and has no leaks (yet)

Problem:
There's a hose spilling condensation water on my underdash and I don't know where the hole to drain it outside is supposed to be.
I've looked under the car looking for an existing hole or for a little mark to know where to drill it but found nothing.
Could someone help me?
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Nice, thanks for the picture
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Hi guys,
I have a belt/pulley question.

on my 302 I have:
- 3 grooves pulley on my crank, 2 the same diameter and one bigger
- 2 grooves pulley on my WP, same diameter
- an alternator on the right side
- a power steering pump on the lower left side
- an AC compressor on the higher left side

I have everything working actually using 2 belts:
1- Crank - WP - Alt
2- Crank - WP - PS - AC
not really sure that's the good way to go... as crank and WP are linked by 2 belts, not so sure it's correct.
what would you advise ?
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That will work fine.
Other than being serpentine belts, that is exactly how the belts are routed on my truck.
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If you break a belt you'll at least keep the water moving


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I felt a little weird having cranck and WP double linked...
I was wondering if it wouldn't be better to split my second belt in two:
- crank / PS
- WP / AC
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The way that you described the current belt routing is a common and acceptable way to route them. As I said, that is the way that Ford routed the belts on vehicles even 25 years later.
Two belts driving the water pump provides some redundancy. In the event that one breaks, there is still another belt to drive the water pump, allowing the car to be driven to the next filling station, where the friendly service station attendant can replace the broken belt, and the driver could continue along on their journey.

What are your concerns about the way that it is currently routed?
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