Progress Thread The Hoopty V2.0

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  1. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Well it didn't really come out and say it. It was more of a whisper. Hopefully this weekend I can pull a vacuum on it and see if it holds. I got an email this morning saying my hubs - which were supposed to be here in 2 days - will be here next week. Ghey.
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    I trust that you're buying them from RA?

    I got just one word for you on that subject:

    Timken.
    Don't buy any other Hub bearing.
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    The electric fan fairy left a present on my doorstep yesterday. Also snagged a 130a alternator.

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    Also, the window run channel on the door was trashed, so I started replacing it. Complete and total PITA.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Also, the windows wouldn't roll up. Took it apart, tested, worked fine, put back in and now it works, albeit weak and slow. At least the windows are up now.
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    Keep the pics comin!
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    Should be a lot more soon. I fixed the driver door run channel and power window last night, but didn't bother with pics. I want to try and redo my door panels on a budget and will document that as I go, as with the rest of the stuff I clean up and restore - in particular all of the door and window trim that is peeling and nasty.
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    My hubs are at the UPS dist center but they say I cant pick them up until Monday. That is annoying, I think ill pay them a visit on my way home anyway. I'd love to get them, fix the A/C and drive it to work Monday. I'd be a happy camper.

    Side note - If the Maximum Motorsports 2 to 3 port MC adapter is $50 shipped and is a T fitting, lines, and some flare fitings, Can't I get all that at Oreiily and do it myself and save $25?
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    Yeah, you can. I made all my fittings and adapters from parts store brake line and fittings. I bought nothing premade. Its been a few years though, I wish I had written down all the part#'s.

    Joe
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    Thanks Joe, might try it this weekend. My buddy does it for a living so it should be ok.

    we drove it to my in laws tonight. Ran like it should. I couldn't be happier.

    The only issue I have is the negative camber. The cc plates are pushed all the way inboard. Are the fox and sn a arms different lengths? I think a longer a arm would fix it, especially since the track width seems narrow. @Sharad have you heard of this before with a fox k member kit and SN spindles?
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    @madmike1157 I am fortunate to report that you were wrong. I switched out the multifunction relay, low pressure switch and added a charge and voila! Ac blows cold. Someone had already converted it to 134 and it still had a charge left in it, just needed to add a little.
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    Well,.....be sure to make a note of that. That'll be the only time I'm wrong.


    In your lifetime.
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    God has spoken . Now back to regular programming !


    (Yes Mike -I heavily respect your opinion when you give it so the god part is perfect ! )
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    Took a small road trip this afternoon. Roughly 140 miles give or take before I stopped for gas again and put in 7.5 gallons. Not too bad for 4.10s and dire need of a tune up. Plus the ac was cranked since the ol lady was in attendance.

    I cleaned up the door panels with a Mr. Clean magic eraser and they look GREAT! I'd definitely recommend using what I've dubbed the 'voodoo sponge'. I'm happy with how the car is cleaning up. Looks new-ish now. Getting closer.


    The only image from today's trip:

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    One more A/C question @jrichker @madmike1157 - On the firewall closer to the pass side, there is a 3 port vacuum tree. One port goes to the vacuum tree on the driver side, one goes to a canister behind the pass fender, and the other goes through the firewall to the A/C. How necessary is the vacuum canister behind the fender? Right now, the line to the A/C runs straight to the vacuum tree on the driver's side and there is no 3 port tree on the passenger side.

    The only reason I am asking is because my A/C is charged to the correct pressure and everything seems to work as it should, but it does not blow as cold, just cool. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    The vacuum can is a supplemental reservoir that keeps the vacuum operated valves in a state of vacuum regardless of how deep your foot is in the throttle. You will want to keep that, or everytime you accelerate, or go up a long hill your dash vents are gonna close and default to floor ducting.
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    Ok, I'll reinstall. Still doesn't solve the partial cooling mystery.
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    You have leaky.
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    Two things:
    1.) Turn the A/C on and the fan on high. Feel the suction line (it's the one with the low pressure blue fitting) on the A/C compressor with the engine running about 1500 RPM , it should be cold to the touch. If it isn't, then the refrigerant charge is probably: low. proper R134 charge is 28-32 oz.

    2.) The cable operated door that mixes cold and hot air may need some adjusting.
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    Got the 130a alternator installed last night, along with a new cap and rotor. It's been had to start in the afternoons for some reason. All the plugs looked great, light brown and no signs of detonation. Thinking fuel? I have a new filter to install, no telling what's in the old one after sitting so long.

    It's got an obnoxious gear whine at 40 mph and 2500 Rpm @ 70 mph means it's time for 3.55s

    Also has a decent vibration at 70 ish, I'm betting u joints.

    Overall still a fox and still fun to drive.
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    Make a bookmark of this reply so you wont forget and cut the front end off of the car, and try to stuff an LS in it.
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    I'm enjoying the evening projects too much. Alternator last night, fans tonight. And tomorrow I'll drive it to work again. Hindsight is a mofo.
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