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I must be to old, because

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It is too loud. I got my Mustang out of the garage finally. Boy the MAC mufflers and the 2.5" exhaust are loud. My wife thinks I just spent all this time and money to make an old loud junk. Well it stays that way until the police tell me to change it. It runs good. On a back road cruising in third gear I can punch the gas and squeal the tires. Guess I'll have to get some big tires also. ( Have big 14" off an 84 LTD ) Fun is!!!

I do have a question: I have hydraulic lifters and roller rockers. There is a little noise from the valve train. I adjusted the lash. One 60,000 shim under each. When the lifter started to go down (contact ) I added the shims so the stud could be turned 3/4 turns to get 22lbs torque. Does this sound right or are they to loose?

Also if anyone saw my seat dilemma : It is fixed,the guy thats business covered my broken frame could believe that he had done it. I think it was his worker (bottom frame was broken in 5 spots). Well he was a stand up guy and took care of recovering another frame.
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RE: topdeadcenter
I did each one individualy, all were at 3/4 +- (eyeball amount ) at 15lbs torque. Then it was sugested that I put them at 22lbs. So I just thightened them to that. Will running it cause problems ? Do you know ? I wanted to get some miles then re-torque/ adjust. I read your signature, same setup as mine, I am suprised at the torque this combination makes. I don't know what gears are in the rear. I suspect 3.50's. When I was a kid I blew the rearon a Thursday. I was starting a job, and did a quik fix with a 63 comet meatball, so I could start that job on Monday. Never touched it since (20+ years ago).
I need ear plugs for the police. I also need a way to get them to use them when I go by. Maybe its just loud from the inside of the car. I know people that use these on daily drivers (newer Mustangs ).
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