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by cyber104
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts

Here's a link to part of the story and some pictures..........

http://transamcountry.com/community/ind ... ic=78967.0

I need to update the link since more progress has been made

Chris
by cyber104
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts

Since I sold my last Fiat 2 years ago to finance the restoration of a 1978 Trans Am I've learned a few things about the American muscle car parts distributors. I would start with NPD (National Parts Depot) - they have a catalog specific to Mustangs and their selection is exceptional. I still enjoy h...
by cyber104
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: 1977 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 1703

Re: For Sale: 1977 124 Spider

It is VERY VERY difficult to graft the newer style taillights onto a body that originally had the old style - I tried it once - the cutouts in the quarter panels are different.

I'd be curious to know how that happened
by cyber104
Wed May 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: In need of mechanic in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: In need of mechanic in SC

I would be glad to do it if he can get the car to Mooresville, NC
by cyber104
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Dip or Blast?
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Dip or Blast?

I would definitely NOT dip it - it gets rid of all the paint and it's really tough to get all the surfaces coated with paint and/or primer again. I sold my last Fiat last year and started a resto on a '78 Trans Am. The muscle car world is alive and well in NC and I've seen guys dip cars only to have...
by cyber104
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Timing cover bushings and inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Timing cover bushings and inserts

Yes - those are the ones - but I thought the bushings were grommets?
by cyber104
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Timing cover bushings and inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Timing cover bushings and inserts

Hi All:

Does anyone have a set of grommets with the steel insert sleeves from the upper part of the timing cover? The ones on either side of the water outlet.

Thanks,
Chris
by cyber104
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Oils, zinc, again
Replies: 20
Views: 3722

Re: Oils, zinc, again

One thing I do know is that putting high ZDDP oil or a ZDDP additive in a new engine rebuild is a sucky idea as those rings get nicely coated and won’t seat! Actually that's not entirely true - in fact ZINC laced break in oil and ZINC Moly lube is ABSOLUTELY necessary after a fresh rebuild and on i...
by cyber104
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: low tire pressure light infestation
Replies: 30
Views: 2402

Re: low tire pressure light infestation

Carl - the low pressure indicators are often RF devices built into the valve stems - they are inside the tire so you can't see them but they are there. They are also prone to seal failure which causes the tire to lose air out the valvestem. It is standard procedure to replace those seals when tires ...
by cyber104
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Ignition Switch Removal: Frozen Switch
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Ignition Switch Removal: Frozen Switch

It sounds to me like the lock is stuck or frozen.

Have you tried jiggling the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn the key?

Chris (author or that article)