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What did you get done on your Stang today????

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by cmayna, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I was driving my freshly tuned Mustang last Thursday and it was running great until it died. A tow ride home was not on the agenda. I think I have found my problem. I think my coil died. Another one on the way from Summit. fingers are crossed.


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  2. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    That sucks to hear, never fun getting towed home. Hopefully its just the coil.
     
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I used the same handle when I did mine. Take a look in my build thread for what I did. Unless you plan to play Fast-n-Furious and utilize the brake as a driving aid the plate set-up is overkill. Most important is to get the geometry right so the cable can move properly to leverage the parking brakes.
     
  4. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I've read through your build, I see the handle with your amazing center console but i don't see anything about mounting the handle itself. I agree that the plates are probably overkill, maybe I can lose the top plate and keep the smaller plate on the underside to help keep everything in place and "just in case" I yank on it too hard it shouldn't snap off..
     
  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Page 5 in my build thread. Has pics and everything!
     
  6. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    O yes, I remember seeing that now (d'oh). It does look very nice and effective. I was hoping to be able to get this to work without having modify the trans tunnel much. At least till I get the console figured out. Ideally I wanted the find a way to cut the area where the handle mounts out of the 99 mustang I got the handle from and weld that in to my tunnel.
     
  7. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Got most of my parking brake assembly done today. Should be able to test fit the cable assembly tomorrow. The only area I'm concerned with is the angle where teh cable exits the car. I notched and beveled a bolt to act as a guide. We'll see how it goes with the cable.

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  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    That's why I made that recessed section in the hump to allow the cable to follow the geometry as intended. You may find that sharp reverse angle is going to be a problem.
     
  9. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I put a new coil on my car. It fired right up after I connected the distributor plug on to the coil. It sent out a spark at least 2"! This thing has some juice now!


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  10. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I spent a few hours working on my console build today. Then took the car out for a nice long hour drive, and the fuel gauge isn't working. Ugh!
     
  11. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I think our car issues are very similar. Fix one thing and something else comes up.


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  12. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Don't let him fool ya. He's in his garage making vroom vroom noises.
     
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  13. BLAKE

    BLAKE Member

    Parking brake is looking good sir. I didn't reinforce mine beyond a small plate. I'll be digging back into it when I install this explorer rear.

    Speaking of which, I got the housing on the 8.8 cleaned now that it's been shortened and I wire wheel'd and painted the brake backing plates and shock mount brackets.

    It's taken too damn long to get this thing cleaned up, modified and installed, but I'm finally running out of things to do.
     
  14. Boom

    Boom Active Member

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  15. Rex66

    Rex66 New Member

    New LCAs, new roller idler arm, and a set of new strut rod bushings (replacing DPOs poly with rubber), all from Opentracker. I'll take it in for an alignment first thing in the morning - can't wait to feel the difference afterward. Roller spring perches, new UCAs, and maybe adjustable strut rods will occur and some point in the future. My LCAs were in pretty bad shape.
     

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  16. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Just wanted to say F%$# Seam sealer. Went ahead and did some seam sealer in the corners under the dash and around my new floor pan welds, and the trunk area. I then decided to go over the underside of the car. What a pain. I'm gonna need another tube.

    I was using SEM black 1K sealer if you're wondering.
     
  17. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    The product you used is the problem. 2 part sealer is the way to go. You have to buy a special gun and the product is not cheap but the results speak for themselves. I used SEM stuff and it worked awesome. Sealer on the inside and a good bed liner on the underside and the car will last forever. Well you know what I mean.
     
  18. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Today I finally got a day off. My first one since getting back from the power tour.

    Pulled the Stang out and washed all the bugs and bird crap and whatever else was on there.

    The interior was filthy! It sat in a major downpour with the top down at one of the venues. One of my shirts most have bled through onto the driver's seat from the heat. It was blue! White interiors are a bitch to keep clean.

    All squeaky clean now. Then I took for a nice long drive.

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  19. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I have some Eastwood self leveling 2K sealer but was unsure on using that on vertical surfaces.
     
  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    The car looks great! I can imagine a white interior would be a nightmare to clean.
     

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