Mustang II Member's rides

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by 77sleeper, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Mstng2

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    Can I be on your pic mailing list too?? ;)
     
  2. jeffnoel

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    Blue Thunder, have you compensated the speedo since the new tires are 2" taller than stock? Which gear did you use # of teeth?
     
  3. Blue Thunder

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    I used direct swap, stock type rotors, but with 5-lugs. If you moved the wheels out much more than I already have, with the 7/16" spacers, they'd interfere with the fender flares. The worst that would happen if you ended up with the same backspacing as mine, but without the upper arm mod is that you'd have a more limited steering travel. Mine steers at least as tight as stock, if not more, which I like, especially in small parking areas.
     
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    I had 245/60r14s on the back, which are almost the exact same height as the 275/40zr17s. But I also had 4.10s gears, which always made my speedo read about 33% higher than the car's speed. According to Dynamic transmissions, the C4 doesnt have a removable shaft gear, the teeth are cast right into the shaft itself, so you can only adjust slightly by swapping the cable gear. (unless you also find a tailshaft with a different number of teeth on the speedo drive gear, then you can make correct speedo adjustments.)
    I went over the issue with Dynamic when they built my trans, and they tried to find a C4 tailshaft with fewer teeth(9 tooth shaft I think you need for 4.10s??) but all they could locate was one that was a little closer to what I needed than what I'd started with(11 teeth if I recall?) I don't recall all the numbers, so they might be off.
    Anyway, for about 10 years, I've been driving the car with a speedo that was way off.
    Now that I've swapped in the 3.10 gears,(stock was 3.08s in that car) the speedo seems to read only a few mph slow at highway speeds. I can probably correct this slight error by just changing the cable gear, which I'll eventually get around to doing. But I'm so happy to have a speedo almost right again, a few mph error doesnt bother me!
     
  5. jeffnoel

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    Since the Granada rotors would have given you 1/4" would you still have needed the spacers?
     
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    On a side note: I pushed my car into some turns last night and today, to see how it feels with the new tires, and it's a completely different animal than it was with the old tires. (I had 195/70r13s on the front, and 245/60r14s on the back) I think the II now handles at least as good as my old '85 GT did.
    I don't even have a rear sway bar installed yet, and the front stock bar looks like a little coat hanger under there. So that's next on my to-do list. I have a rear bar taken from an '84 or '85 bronco parts vehicle that had a 9" in it, I'm going to see if I can make it fit the II by fabricating some end links and clamps. It's 1" in diameter.
     
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    Well, with those rotors, I would have used a 3/16" wheel spacer, to arrive at the same 7/16" of wheel spacing, which seems to place the wheel perfectly in the wheel well.
     
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    I will go out later and measure the overall backspacing on the front wheels, and post the results.
     
  9. 1970impala

    1970impala Please God, somebody find me some WHITE CARGO PANE
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    Hi, my ride:

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    Good base for a fun project. Good Find.
     
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    well here are some pics after I waxed the II was pretty happy with how it came out. Now if i could only get into the 12's with it muhaaaa.



    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/543341
     
  13. Eos

    Eos Oh Heather Oh yeah... I want your pink taco

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    Interesting color.....
     
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    Eos Oh Heather Oh yeah... I want your pink taco

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    Heres a new one of my II. Oh yeah its my avatar pic too...
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    It was supposed to be more orange but came out more copper than anything.
    When the sun hits it the orange really comes out with the multi flakes. I get alot of good feedback of on the streets and with so much flake kinda puts the redneck girls in a trance (sorta like a bass boat) :)

    :lol: your 74 is sweet looking ride. I like how you represent the II's ( you are kinda like the II queen around here) also I must say you have a killer bod! :hail2:
     
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    I wonder if that hood ornament would work on my Cobra? :rolleyes: :D
     

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    Eos, you have the nicest II front end I've seen on this board.
     
  18. Eos

    Eos Oh Heather Oh yeah... I want your pink taco

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    Thank you.
     
  19. 78StangII2+2

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    I have just found and picked up a 78 T-Top 302 4 speed. 98000 kms (60000 miles) with some surface rust, except for the floor pan behind the drivers seat, which has a hole in it. Now the fun begins!
     

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  20. DarkFireGT

    DarkFireGT Playing with my wife's really makes me want one.
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