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  • #254080

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Glad you did that. My car’s MC is probably due for replacement too… I bought one last year and then did not install it.

    #254081

    royal
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    @royal

    Good luck Bill.  My whole system is new and I’m testing the heck out of it trying to gain confidence.  

    #254082

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    What’s wrong with this sequence?

    Used the car for work today. 45 degrees when I left. Car ran great until noon when the car fell on it’s face and died. Fuel pump died. AAA got me home, grabbed a new pump at work and had the car running by 6:00 PM. Glad this didn’t happen on 95 in DC. We’ll try again tomorrow.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254083

    royal
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    @royal

    Yeah, it’s good that it broke and you got it fixed quickly.  The more I look at your wheels, the more I like them.  Why didn’t you do the spare?  

    #254084

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Glad that was a quick fix, Bill. 

    ditto Roy on the spare tire. Your wheels look damn good that way.
    #254085

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Unattractive spare tire mount…wheel cover hides it and houses the third stop lamp.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254086

    schu
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    @schu

    Like them to – more hot rod – they way I like them – Mech fuel pumps – got to love the 10% corn – carry an extra fuel pump just for that reason.

    #254087

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    Bill,
    Just now read through your thread. Very nice work. What is the spring rate on your coil overs, also length? Did you use a 3 link or some other rear suspension configuration?
    Thanks for any comments.
    Mel

    and the wall looks mighty fine. Built one from the same blocks last spring.

    #254088

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Home built a 3 link with a panhard rod. Alden Eagle coil overs with 500# springs. Front shocks are bolt in replacements for the original Mustang II shocks. Too cold to measure rear ones. I had to add a crossmember to accept an upper mount and built lower mounts at the axle tube mount.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254089

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    Bill,
    Thanks for the information. 500 lb springs seems a little stiff. How is the ride and/or handling.
    Regards
    Mel

    #254090

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    With the shocks set on the softest setting and tire pressure at 28 psi, the ride is rather cushy. It’s not at all harsh. With the shocks cranked up, I autocross.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254091

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    How I spent the first weekend of August.
    With the dash purchased from Gabe and the Wheel I received for Fathers Day, I was able to extend the beast’s transformation. What a difference 25 years of weather can do.

    I no longer use the radio, so instead of drilling holes in the dash I relocated the wiper, and heater controls into the radio opening.

    edsnova2014-08-03 21:57:38

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254092

    royal
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    @royal

    Looks great Bill.

    #254093

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    I really like that new steering wheel Bill. Nice job.

    #254094

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    Bristol..!!Thumbs Up

    #254095

    texag71
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    @texag71

    Very, very nice work, Bill. One question: How do you operate your heater from the dash? Mine just has the VW control at the base of the e-brake.

    As for the radio, I’ve never had one in my Lafer, either, preferring the music of the open road.

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #254096

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Bill, Bill’s TD is Ford-powered, with the engine in the front. He’s got a hot-rod type heater in it with an electric fan. That has a switch he can put on the dash. 

    I’ve got the same basic heater now and I don’t like the switch plate, but so be it….
    #254097

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Thank you, Ed.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254098

    schu
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    @schu

    Nice Bill

    #254099

    texag71
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    @texag71

    I keep forgetting that we have a lot of front-engine TDr drivers here. No offense intended … instead, just a tad envious because my “heater” barely qualifies. Doesn’t do much more than defog the windshield, although our winters here in Southeast Texas seldom last long or get too cold.

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #254100

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I’m surprised of the mileage I’ve accrued since I repaired my odometer last February. Over 2,300 miles so far this season.  I had guessed my total mileage was in the neighborhood of 80-85K. With this true number as a gauge, I would have to guess it’s up around 100K. Who’d a thunked it?Wacko

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254101

    rosebud-and-bill
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    @rosebud-and-bill

    Where did you get that Gas Cap cover,  mine really needs to be replaced or rechromed?

     
    Bill

    Bad Bill

    #254102

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Ed is responsible, or better yet, to be given credit, for finding the gas cap. They are available from an outfit in Florida called British American Transfer.

    http://www.batinc.net/mocal-central.htm

    PMOSSBERG2014-08-10 21:54:48

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254103

    rosebud-and-bill
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    @rosebud-and-bill

    Thank you for the info.

     
    Bill

    Bad Bill

    #254104

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    MLuthor…here you go.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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