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Took the car in for an alignment after adding the export brace, M/C bar, 1" anti-sway bar and new shocks. had a stripped bolt on the starter which has needed replacing since I have had the car. Anyway, they pull the starter and the ring gear is absolutely destroyed. So, long story short...new ring gear, resurfaced flywheel, new clutch and new starter. Cha-CHING!!!!!

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Now you know what you've got! what type of Clutch did you get? When I installed the toploader, I had purchased a basic replacement clutch from CarQuest store (?). It only had three finders on it. Didn't last long. That one is now in a landfill, and a beautiful Centerforce Clutch is in place.

When I got my car aligned, it took them about 4 hours. (It was the Shelby Mod, honest!)


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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I suspect it will be some similar garbage clutch, as I did not ask for the Centerforce clutch I would have prefered. Time is my biggest enemy right now (as you well know), so a begger cannot be a chooser. Even a stocker clutch will be a huge improvement over what was in there. It was starting to slip pretty badly. As for the alignment, it took about an hour. Unfortunately, the front seems to have been raised about a half inch. I think it's probably due to the reduction in weight by going to aluminum parts over the original cast iron stuff. That will get even worse when i put the headers on. I guess the next move after the show may have to be the Shelby redrill and some GT rated springs with the 1" drop. Then I can go and have it aligned AGAIN! Oh well...

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66' Vintage Burgundy C-code coupe
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Oh yeah, some major symptoms. Mainly that the starter would engage the ring gear maybe 2 out of every 5 times! I was lazy, stupid and broke. That's the story I'm going with. *G*

Shannon a.k.a. The ShanMan! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
66' Vintage Burgundy C-code coupe
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I'd like to go to Knott's, but I really dson't think my Mustang is good enough to show it's face, hehe... All the V-8s would laugh me right ought of there!
 
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At least you'll still make it to Knott's!!! hehehe. Isnt that what you've been waiting for!!!

65 coupe 302
(rebuilding a 351W)

I'd rather push a Ford than drive a Chevy!!!
 

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The nice thing about mustang owners is they don't laugh anyone out of anywhere!!!! If anything they will enjoy talking to you and sharing they're knowledge. I took my car to shows like that from the time I bought it and people talked to me just like your best friend, told me what to expect how to go about doing different things and basically had a good time. John

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also have a 95 opal frost pearl G/T BOSS edition convertible belongs to swmbo
 
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Pain? sounds like PROGRESS!


1968 Coupe, 6cyl Std, Bench Seat. Driven through 10 years of College.
 
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