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by MustangDadDrake
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

Yes sorry I meant to say a breather cap for the oil cap, as Bill suggested.
by MustangDadDrake
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

Thank you all as always for the great feedback. I should of posted a more updated photo. The old ones were just really to show the air cleaner. The PCV is hooked up to the carb and I have the proper carb non-scv for my non-lom. You guys have already straightened me out on all of that. I just took th...
by MustangDadDrake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

Hey Guys, I have two easy questions for you. 1. I have the stock air cleaner setup on my 68 Mustang Automatic with Autolite 1100. I don't mind the stock air cleaner look but I am curious about changing to the chrome air filter as shown here: https://www.vintageinlines.com/product-page/9-chrome-air-c...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 59
Views: 9142

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

After looking into the alignment process and fully understanding that it was best I completely replace everything on the fron suspension and get it professionally aligned. I replaced the lower control arms, tie rods, and strut rod bushings. I rebuilt the UCA and repainted some parts. I did not repla...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Arning Drop Template

Hey Shawn, I cut my springs to reach my desired ride height. The best advice I received is what you mentioned already, cut the springs in small increments (1/4 to 1/2 coil) until you find your ride height. The pain about this is that you have to install the springs and drive it for a while until the...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Misc Parts
Topic: Vintage Alignment Tools
Replies: 0
Views: 844

Vintage Alignment Tools

Hi All, Selling my vintage alignment tools. See the links below for item descriptions. I will sell the camber caster gauges to someone on this forum for $100 + shipping. The align a matic toe gauge I will sell for $40 + shipping. Kwik Ezee Magnetic Castor/Camber Gauges Align A Matic PM me if interes...
by MustangDadDrake
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

I really like your set up looks very clean and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it. Question on the bracket, which might be a dumb one, how do you know how much tension you need on that spring? As long as its not too hard to press on the pedal and not too loose that it can’t go back in place....
by MustangDadDrake
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Arning Drop Template

I just did mine. I can send you the template I got from daze if you’d like.
by MustangDadDrake
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Yep end of intake log per the shop manual. I’ll check it out in the morning but doesn’t seem secure at first glance.
by MustangDadDrake
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

I am with you Notar61. I haven’t seen a stock set up for a 68 I6. I need to check my shop manual to see if it shows it there, I’ll let you know.
by MustangDadDrake
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

I believe he is referring to the ones linked in this thread. Posts 14 and 16
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 59
Views: 9142

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

I have been planning and researching the Shelby Drop for months now and finally got it done :thumbup: I also replaced the spring perches from Daze Cars and cut my extra set of springs a 1/4 coil more and put those on. Need the car to settle a little to see how much the ride height actually dropped. ...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

chad, the ground cable shouldn't even be there and plan to move it once i get the right grounding bolt but yes I think i got it too close to the steel line now Didn't think to check the shop manual for the photo. engine is a 68, and thanks for the link. $30 bucks seems like a lot for that but I'll a...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Hey guys, thank you for all the advice on this. I modified my current bracket like you guys suggested. I drilled a smaller hole and cut off the excess with an angle grinder (my first time ever using one). It works great. I am going to go back in and clean it up a little by rounding the edges but I w...
by MustangDadDrake
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Thanks again for the tips, I am going to see what I can do to the 'homemade one' on there. I let you know what I come up with.

Bummer there isn't a replacement part for this. Also, I haven't found any replacement springs either.
by MustangDadDrake
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Thanks for the tips guys. I didn't think to make my own, should be pretty straight forward.

I am not sure if it is a Ford piece or not I am having trouble finding them for Inline6 online.
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Hey Guys, Hoping this is an easy one... I am looking for advice/tips on how to have my throttle return spring set up. I believe I am getting a vibration when my spring rubs against the air filter housing and just in general it does not look secure and clean to me. I know the older models had a sprin...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Timing

Mluck - you are right this is very confusing but after reading some articles and doing some digging on this and other forums it is quite fascinating. Here are some articles that helped me understand a little more. Even if you don't want to mess with it, these are still interesting reads to understan...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation

Coincidentally I just replaced mine this weekend. I spent the extra $3 and got this one from AutoZone.

https://m.autozone.com/gaskets/exhaust-flange-gasket/fel-pro-exhaust-flange-gasket-60985/159144_79733_0?aqs=

I installed it dry with no leaks.
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

X2 what BRONCO said about swapping out the rubber hose for a steel one pretty cheap replacement and looks much better.

I was experiencing similar problems to what you are talking about last summer. I put in a phelonic spacer I found on ebay and didn't have the problem since.
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston Slap - Does this cause damage?
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: Piston Slap - Does this cause damage?

Not sure what the etiquette is on reviving old posts but I am bring this one back. After reading through this I found exactly what was causing my engine knock at start up. It was running rich for a while and all that carbon caused the knock until the engine was warm. I used some Seafoam and Lucas oi...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Pertronix Ignitor 1 Wiring Diagram
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Pertronix Ignitor 1 Wiring Diagram

Hey Guys, I tried installing my Pertronix system over the weekend with no luck. I spent some time researching and drawing up my own wiring diagram to help better understand. This link is a little package I put together with a wiring diagram and the instructions for the Ignitor 1 and the Relay. https...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Thanks for the awesome information in this thread Econoline. I have been reading articles sparked by your last post and I am understanding this more that I ever thought I would. Couple thoughts/questions for discussion. 1) You say 13L or 15L, however I see most of these showing 10L or 15L so my mech...
by MustangDadDrake
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Happy Sunday! Did another run through on the tuning now that I better understood the vacuum and mechanical advance. Ran into something similar to what happened to the guys on the video I posted in post # 1. Engine was warm and I confirmed 12 degrees initial timing. I put it up to 2500RPM with the va...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed May 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: autozone 1100 carb
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: autozone 1100 carb

Not sure if you purchased a carb already or not, but I got my carb from this guy on ebay, I haven't had any issues.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/topspeed1559?_ ... 2749.l2754
by MustangDadDrake
Wed May 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Alright guys think I am all dialed in on the vacuum advance. Now that I understood it better I went back and tested the vacuum advance and was able to get the arm to move. I also removed the hoses for the vacuum retard and left it uncapped. I then capped the other ports. I took her out for a spin an...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue May 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Ok I think I am figuring this all out. David, if my vacuum advance is currently working...I would unplug the hose, one closest to the distributor cap, and leave it open. Then I would cap the hose, can I just remove the hose as well and cap where it is coming from? See pictures 1 and 2. Bubba, if my ...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue May 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Where Does this Connector Go??
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Where Does this Connector Go??

No, I did not fix the dash lights yet. I am going to start with the headlight switch however when I get there. Also I was checking out the dimmer switch on the floor and it did not look too healthy either, so I am going to check that out as well.
by MustangDadDrake
Mon May 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Sorry to double post but I went and checked some things per Bubba's suggestion: Reference the attached photos. I disconnected the blue line from the carb side and sucked. I hear a noise on the diaphragm but nothing moved inside the distributor. Next I started the car with the timing light and I disc...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon May 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Ok...so no vacuum advance at idle and no vacuum advance at full throttle correct? The total timing is mechanical + initial? This is confusing to me because where does the vacuum advance come into play, is that not a part of total timing? If there is no vacuum advance at idle why would I need to plug...
by MustangDadDrake
Sun May 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Vacuum Advance 101

Hey Guys, Looking for some education on vacuum advances. Some of you know already but I’ll recap... I have 68 Mustang with the non SCV carb and the matching distributor with points. (Auto trans, no ac, no power steering). I went back and followed Bubbas steps to practice tuning and make sure she is ...
by MustangDadDrake
Sun May 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 1813

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

This was a very helpful discussion for me thanks for sharing all the knowledge.
by MustangDadDrake
Wed May 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Where Does this Connector Go??
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Where Does this Connector Go??

I think you got it right. The connectors don't match what I was thinking it was.

Thanks for your help. I added more photos but I think this is resolved.

https://ibb.co/rvgsgMS
https://ibb.co/bJ4F2wf
by MustangDadDrake
Tue May 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Where Does this Connector Go??
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Where Does this Connector Go??

I will send a better picture. Doing more research I thought I found it but from what Bubba is saying I do not think so but anyway here is my thought... This is just a snap shot of the wiring diagram: https://ibb.co/cwzVMbc I believe it is the 14290 the black and yellow connection to the starting sol...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Where Does this Connector Go??
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Where Does this Connector Go??

Hey Guys, Hopefully this is an easy question. I have a connection with no opposite connection in sight. The connection is coming out of the firewall on the drivers side next to the master cylinder. In the picture you can see the white/blue wire I saw another wire is green (I think green with white b...
by MustangDadDrake
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mustang Mystery: The Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Mustang Mystery: The Noise

Thanks for the tips.

I’ll get back in there and check those things as well as just the dwell.

Thanks again!
by MustangDadDrake
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mustang Mystery: The Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Mustang Mystery: The Noise

Hi All, I have talked about this in a previous post but wanted to start fresh. First, I followed Bubba's tune specs almost perfectly these are my current settings. Spark Plug Gap: .034 Point Gap: .27 (Dwell 34 degrees) *Bubba recommended 38 degrees Timing : 12 BTDC Car is running well with this sett...
by MustangDadDrake
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Update Time! I decided to get some old tools I found on ebay to measure castor and camber. I am planning to use trash bags/plexi glass with grease as turn plates and use a protractor to measure degrees. My air compressor should come in today so I can inflate the tires to proper PSI. There are a coup...
by MustangDadDrake
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

The first shop didnt even attempt to do the alignment because they didnt know the specs the second shop, I don't want to talk about :x I wasn't able to get under the car to investigate thoroughly but I did have time to read through the shop manual where it gives a pretty good description on how to a...
by MustangDadDrake
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Thanks guys for all the responses. I plan to get under there this weekend and see what is going on exactly. I do think something is wrong with the steering wheel. Probably removed when they redid the interior so Im going to take that off and see what is going on there. Also it is a little lose so I ...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hello, I am starting to think about my front and rear suspension and I want to make sure everything is in good working order and just understand it better. Currently, my steering wheel is not straight when I am driving straight. Not sure if the alignment is out of whack or if the steering wheel is o...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

Hello again, So I followed the steps from bubba and she is running a lot better and does not stall when warmed up. Also, no more black soot at the exhaust so thank you very much. I am still getting that odd noise but not as bad. I really think it is related to the timing. I will have to make another...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

First Merry Christmas to all! Update I believe I found the culprit and feel a little dumb. I adjusted the screw in the photo below thinking it would help my idle speed when the engine was warming up. However, I adjusted the screw so much that it didn't contact the plate. The photo shows it adjusted ...
by MustangDadDrake
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang

Sorry for the delay. Usually when I turn the key it turns over but I did have a scenario where when I turned the key absolutely nothing happened. I am almost positive that the engine gets flooded and that is the reason for the stall. However I cannot explain why the car won’t turn over or even light...
by MustangDadDrake
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

Mini update here. So it is most definitely flooding. I pulled the plugs and they were black and wet. I was able to snag a tach dwell meter per Bubbas suggestion and had some time to hook it up and test it out. Still getting used to the ins and outs of it but I took a picture of it see below. Looks l...
by MustangDadDrake
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang

Yep volts not amps. Also i took the readings at the posts and at the solenoid connection. However, I do not think this is an electrical issue after all. As the next day she fires up. She seems to die when warmed up. If you still think it could be electrical let me know. I have this other post going ...
by MustangDadDrake
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

Ok guys thank you for the awesome replies, as you always do. Couple things. I was thinking I had an electrical problem but I do not think it is that anymore. Once the Mustang gets warmed up she dies and will not restart unless I really give her some gas. At one point I tried restarting her and she w...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang

Hello, Novice here in need of some electrical help. I wanted to add audio to my 68 Mustang so I bought a compact Kenwood bluetooth amp. I want to keep the original look so it is hidden in the dash and music plays through the in-dash speaker. I tied into the blue/white wire for my constant power and ...
by MustangDadDrake
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

Hi all, Wanted to share an update on my timing issue/resolution/new unrelated issue. So followed the steps on the tech page regarding timing with the vacuum gauge. When I connected the gauge and started her up i was getting awful and concerning readings but as she began to warm up it was steady at 1...
by MustangDadDrake
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Carb and Ready for Tune
Replies: 40
Views: 4132

Re: New Carb and Ready for Tune

UPDATE: The deep creep worked like a charm and now my distributor moves back and forth. After checking around and watching youtube videos and reading the tech articles, I do not believe I need to remove the distributor at all. I can properly set the timing with the distributor now that the deep cre...