Progress Thread 74 Mustang II - Build as semi-daily driver

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So is the TUV (with an umlaut) the Motor Vehicle Inspection and ministry of driver extortion in Germany?
 
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LILCBRA

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Cool! I left a comment for her and suggested she join the site.
 
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The alu radiator started leaking, but they will send a replacement unit for free around mid of December. I think it is a micro-crack because it is not so much and it was tight in the beginning. Perhaps I will take it for a ride this weekend because it will stay above 40°F and there is still no salt on the roads.
I think I will start removal of the leaking radiator, drive shaft and instrument cluster, when the new radiator arrived. drive shaft still has the original u joints in it and it is time for a renewal.
If I have both side windows closed, I get a whistle from the trunk lid. I think I can adjust the lock carrier (is this the right word?) a little bit to have more pressure on the weather striping of the trunk lid. Hope this solves the issues. I think I have read about this issue, but can't remember what it recommended as solution.
 
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Adjusting the latch will alter the hatch body line. Do you have both the bumpers that are attached to the hatch? Is the weatherstripping old? If you can get into the hatch you can have someone shine a flashlight along the seam or use an blow gun while you are inside looking for light or air penetration. If the weatherstripping is still flexible and the gap small enough you can add felt under the weatherstripping to raise it some. I watched Water Doctor do that to fix water and air leaks. He used felt for all kinds of repairs.
 
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Do you have both the bumpers that are attached to the hatch?
Yes, they are there, but don't know how much pressure is on them.
The weatherstripping is still okay in my opinion.
If i drop the side window just a small hair, there is no whistle. So I think it doesn't need much.
I will try to check first with a flash light and then check the pressure on the rubber bumpers before I adjust the hatch.
I didn't thought on the body line, so I will take this into account, if I do an adjustment to the latch.
I need to take the rear trunk panels away anyway because my reverse gear doesn't work right now.
 

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Hatch is perfect from body line, when I push it into the bumper stops. So there is little play (more on one side), which I can adjust with the position of the hatch lock.
I drove today a little bit and measured the velocity with my mobile phone/GPS. My speedometer is 60 mph, while GPS says 59 mph. I'm not sure if I want to exhange the speedometer to KMH because this is so close... :chin
MPG was 20 today which I'm really happy with.
I took the spare tacho apart, to have a look inside. There is a board inside which is a "frequency voltage converter". If I find the right capacitor and resistor and swap them with the right size capacitor and resistor I have a V8 tacho... Or I try to catch a jedi squirrel and let them do this kind of stuff.
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There is a board inside which is a "frequency voltage converter". If I find the right capacitor and resistor and swap them with the right size capacitor and resistor I have a V8 tacho...
You can do this? I see a new cottage industry.
 

extra_stout

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You can do this?
Can you do an T5 swap? You never know till you do it! :cool:
Interwebz, arrogance (on competency of real experts), ignorance (on lack of own competency) and a small amount of criminal energy is the right combination to tackle this problem.
I need a source for tach signal which an old battery charger should solve. Or I will visit a friend who has a signal generator. Perhaps the solution is very easy: from the board there are two wires red and black to the tacho itself (the tacho input is just a DC voltage in the right height). Perhaps it is sufficient to put a poti into the red wire and adjust it till I have the right RPM on the tacho. If not, I will cry my heart out in front of my friend with the signal generator (he has some competencies in electronics) and hope he will solve my problem. :shrug:
The backup solution is to use a chinese cheapo 2 inch RPM gauge, put it behind the original screen and put the original needle to it.
Anyway I will report.
 
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Could someone measure for me the height of the original Cobra rear spoiler?
I just saw that here in Germany are GFRP rear spoiler in similar style readily available for Ford Escort and Ford Capri. I just want a middle section without the corner things, perhaps I'm lucky and can find something from an european can, which will be easier to source. And if it doesn't fit I can send it back...

Saw pictures like this on mustangII.org, but they say this spoiler isn't available anymore (and I think the height is to small):
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here somebody used a 68 camaro spoiler:
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LILCBRA

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I'll try to remember when I get home from work in a couple hours. I think it's roughly 4 inches (101.6 mm).
 

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Is this what you're looking for? It's just over 5.25 inches. It's curved though on both sides.
 
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Is this what you're looking for? It's just over 5.25 inches. It's curved though on both sides.
You are also a nice guy! Thanks.
Sadly the currently available rear spoiler is 7.5 inch high...
BUT then I'm the one with the biggest rear spoiler here around... :chin
If it would be nearly the width of the trunk lid, I would give it a try. I like this style so much:
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I wonder if Classic Auto could come up with one for you. I have 2 coupes and would be interested in one. Now that rich uncle has to get out of the poor house first but....One day.

It may be worth getting in touch with them and seeing if they are interested.

I like the one on the grey II but think the one from the capri would really look got on a sportier build.
 

LILCBRA

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I'm stuck at work until after dark tonight, so it's a good thing @Enzio came to the rescue! :hail:

I"ve seen a coupe with what looked like the standard hatch spoiler somehow made to fit. If memory serves I saw it on YouTube - I even know what the car looks like, but I can't remember the guy's username. His real name is Adam iirc.....
 
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Not sure I’m sold on the spoiler on a trunk (notch back coupe). The rear angle view is fine, but I like it better on a fast back.
How about photoshopping a pedestal style like the 93 Cobra, but at the right angle?
 
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LILCBRA

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Not sure I’m sold on the spoiler on a trunk (notch back coupe). The rear angle view is fine, but I like it better on a fast back.
How about photoshopping a pedestal style like the 93 Cobra, but at the right angle?

I had a pedestal style spoiler on my old coupe. It was essentially a copy of the old spoilers that were used on 69-73 Mach 1s and the like. I thought it looked pretty good. I tried it on my Cobra before I had the body/paint done and it just didn't work for me on the hatchback, but I thought it worked fairly well on the coupes. :)

Unfortunately the only pic I think I have of my coupe anywhere are the ones from where it was wrecked. :shrug:

I'll have to see if I can dig them up and post one. Maybe it'll give an idea of how it looks on a car that's in one piece.... :rlaugh:
 
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Here they are - I had them on my FB. FB is good for something sometimes.....
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