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Sounds great. Nice video too. I like the time lapse sequence at the end.

What seats do you have in it?
So I reached out to the PO of my car and found out where he got these seats.
They fit nicely in the car, are very supportive and comfortable but do require new holes. They are also slightly higher than stock so I do sit up a bit in the car which I actually like. Don't think you'd want these if you're a large person or real tall. I'm 5'11" and 200lbs and these suit me very well.
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So I reached out to the PO of my car and found out where he got these seats.
They fit nicely in the car, are very supportive and comfortable but do require new holes. They are also slightly higher than stock so I do sit up a bit in the car which I actually like. Don't think you'd want these if you're a large person or real tall. I'm 5'11" and 200lbs and these suit me very well.
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Thanks, appreciate you digging up that info. I will keep my eyes out for a set of those.
 

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Went for a drive out to a place in the mountains called Harrison Hotsprings. Was an awesome couple hour drive and good test of the new exhaust system. So my impression of it now after some spirited driving in the backroads and through some mountainous twisties is that this system is also just too damn loud at times. It sounds great 80% of the time but the 20% left over is unbearable for these old ears and my wife found it uncomfortable as well. There is a spot at about 2000 to 2800 rpm now that pumps out an almost unbearable amount of sound and at a tone that hurts your ears. Once I manage to break 3000 rpm and get into the 100kph range the ear killing sound changes and goes away, the system becomes almost quite with just a enjoyable rumble. So I now need to figure out whether I'm going back to get a different set of mufflers put on or if I just bring ear plugs for every damn drive.
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Bought some heavy mat sound proofing and lined my entire trunk area. When I rebuild the car I had originally cleaned out the entire area, removing any hint of corrosion and coated it with spray on liner. I've only been running with a custom fit carpet since then and noticed a bit of excess noise. This stuff really made a difference, wish I had done it earlier. Didn't take any pictures this time, not sure why, maybe I'll take some later to post in here. While I was at it and the rear seat was out, I took the time to set the gain properly on my Kenwood amp and get my speakers balanced a bit better.
On Monday the car goes into the shop to get a set of resonators installed, hope it works out.
 

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Got the wire harness that comes from the front signal light and joins to the hood scoop harness for the LED sequential turn signal lights I installed. Got it all wired in tonight and it works amazing. A nice touch to the hood scoop for sure.
These pictures are with both lights going on with the hazard lights. Not easy to capture an image of a blinking light with a damn camera phone.
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Just got the Mustang back from the exhaust shop where I had high hopes he could wield some magic and make the horrible resonance go away. I left my inner child at home and told him to leave the cut outs off and that I'll return them. The chances of them giving me problems were way higher than the fun factor of the few times I'd actually open them up. But long story short, the exhaust guru was able to rid my car of 99.999% of any noticable resonance issues. The resonators he brought in for the car were a bit too large to fit into the tight space he wanted to put them in so he got creative. He took a single Magnaflow 3 1/2" resonator tube, cut it in half, pushed the packing back slightly, tig welded in a caps and then modified and welded my Magnaflow exhaust tips into the ID of each pipe. It was quite a work around but looks good and works amazing. The system is still 99% as loud as it was under load and all the problem areas in the 1800, and 2200 to 2800 RPM range are gone, even under deceleration.

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Goodbye old worn out stock rim blow steering wheel. Hello Momo Prototipo retro wheel. Waited months for this thing to get here. I will hang on to the original wheel and rebuild it someday but it will cost a cool $1000 to do it. Was a bit of a bear to hookup the new Momo and horn kit, had to modify the horn to work with original wiring. I love the fit and feel of the Momo, its smaller in dia by over an inch which works much better with the higher than stock seats I'm using.
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The last grill trim component came in today, sure wasn't easy to put these trim components in, matching new (lesser quality) trim to 50+ year old Ford tooling is a lesson in frustration but it's in and hopefully never coming out. Looks ok, not show quality but this car is a driver not a trailer queen. I also got a pair of drip rail trim pieces but no way in hell they are going on. Last month some jackass managed to steal the passenger side original moulding trim during one of the extremely rare moments this car isn't safely stored in my locked armed garage or under my watchful eye. These new parts are total crap and resemble nothing of the OEM parts. Now I get to search for an original part somewhere and hope it's in good shape.
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Went for a cruise down to BC wine country along the Canada / US border today. Awesome day, sunny and temps were just right. Must have been stopped 20x on the trip by people wanting to check the car out or comment on it. Gets so much attention on the road and even more when its parked in public areas. One woman almost fell off the back of her guys Harley today from turning a bit too much for one more look. Nice feeling that you did it up right when it gets this much attention. Keep getting people tell me that they've never been Mustang fans, never liked red cars, never liked the 69, never liked coupes or all the above but they sure love this car. Very strange conversations I gotten into at times with some very strange people.
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Hit up a local car show in Chilliwack BC today. So many amazing cars, my little red car just got lost in the sea of outstanding cars and trucks. Hope to be able to do many more of these.
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Another crazy awesome cruise night, this time in Langley BC. Could not believe how many outstanding cars showed up, my guess would put it well over 200 and I've no idea how many people were there to check it out. Found another guy there with a 69 coupe, very nice car with a 4 link, 9", 5spd, 351 and tires that just barely fit into the mini tubbed rear of the car. My little red bucket got a lot of compliments and attention, people were very respectful which was nice to see. Was a great crowd but once the sun went down the boys were ready to play and the smell of rubber was everywhere. Met some great like minded people and figured out where the next big shows are, hopefully this will be a great summer of these kind of nights.
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