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  1. '68 Mustang Questions.

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    Some of the best non-electric seats ever can be found in the Toyota Supra from the era 1982 to 1985. They're adjustable like nine different ways. The coolest feature is that the back of the seat is a series of air bladders that you can pump up each one separately to change the profile of the...
  2. carpet fitment question with a picture

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    :bricks: Glad I posted the pic. I kept wondering why those were designed that way. Just to note, the coupe part number is labeled next to a picture of the convertible part in the NPD paper catalog which didn't help any. Looks like I can order the correct kick panels and solve most of the...
  3. carpet fitment question with a picture

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    I want to fix some things that the PO didn't do well and below is one thing that bugs me. I don't know if they goofed trimming the carpet or if the carpet they installed just didn't fit well, but I want to make sure before I order a replacement carpet. I've read lots of people on here...
  4. 68 AC Center Vent-Deluxe

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    Anyone ever sent their a/c vents off to a service like Paul's Chrome that advertises on TV? I looked at the reproduction side vents and figured they were too expensive. My originals would have to be a lot worse off to justify $200 per vent, but I'd be happy to spend something under $100 per...
  5. Any good steering wheel options for 68

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    I bought the Grant because style-wise it just looked like it belonged in a Mustang. Yes, its a lousy piece of kit, but with a little re-engineering of the horn button and refinishing of the wood, it turns out a nice piece. That's only if you're up to doing more work than just bolting it on. I...
  6. Guys, I have had it with Verison.......is there any

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    Just stay away from AT&T. Its is a miserable experience trying to navigate to a live person on the phone. The irony is that if the person you reach can't help you and has to transfer you, they have to go through the same miserable steps to transfer your call to somebody else in the company...
  7. Barrett - Jackson, unwatchable

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    I can only take so much of the auctioneer banter before I have to turn off the sound. I'd rather watch Charlie Ross at the Gooding Auctions. I can understand what he's saying and much easier follow who's bidding. And he doesn't mess around either. When its down to just two bidders and one...
  8. What's the end game with Mustangs?

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    Agreed. Do it for sheer enjoyment, not for trophies and prizes. Everybody that I know who seeks trophies or certifications is frequently in a foul mood over the judging. A friend in the NCRS was recently griping over how could he get a Top Flight at Nationals and mere months later a Second...
  9. Size of the classic Mustang hobby...

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    Mustangs are definitely one of the best classic cars for the hobbyist. I'll offer a real "niche" experience for contrast. Aside from these uber-popular cars, I am among a few absolutely fanatical about 2nd generation Toyota Supras because they were the newest thing when I was in high school in...
  10. Toyota has beaten me.....

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    Engineers primary consideration in designing cars today is to keep manufacturing costs down. Cars are designed to be assembled by robots and the order of assembly is based on the most efficient path down the assembly line with zero consideration of doing maintenance or repairs later. That's...
  11. About to drill 1" hole in firewall... unless you stop me!

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    The one inch hole is probably to be able to pull the harness through with the plugs attached. When pulling an FI engine, its often easier to disconnect one or two plugs from the ECU and dash harness under the dash and pull them through the firewall than it is to dismantle the engine and...
  12. Do you let kids sit in your car?

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    I have on a few occasions if 1) a parent is present and 2) the child asks politely. I actually get a kick out of telling kids to go ahead and push the little pedal on the floor and watching their expressions as the windshield washer squirts. (Even many adults are amused at this very primitive...
  13. a/c not cold enough

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    It was 88 degrees when I was messing with it early this morning. Still, while I never had a need to actually measure the vent temps before, I am quite certain that it used to be a lot colder.
  14. a/c not cold enough

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    The a/c system in my 68 is stock (old york compressor), all fairly recent replacement parts - 2006ish i.e. just a couple of miles back. The clutch started chirping so I replaced it last weekend. Now it doesn't slip anymore, but the best it will do is 63 degrees at the vent. I've experimented...
  15. 1960's model Sears CO2 pellet pistol

    General Discussion (Non-Vintage Mustang)
    Pre-charged pneumatic air rifles and pistols can be charged from scuba tanks (or directly from the apparatus used to charge scuba tanks) and get up to a dozen or so shots. A few models have a fairly large cylinder in place of the stock and look like something out of science fiction, but can...
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