Detroit area 1969 base convertible

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wawazat
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 25 Jun 2017, 20:41

I gotta figure out the picture posting thing on this forum.

I drove about 40 miles today on a variety of roads and a variety of speeds to get the system to learn and tune itself.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by Caleb » 25 Jun 2017, 20:52

I always have trouble with the picture size. So I email them to myself with my phone and it automatically saves the resized pictures to my phone. Then it's easier to post them. I haven't figured out how to resize them otherwise

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 25 Jun 2017, 21:02

The Ford show I attended last summer just after I picked her up. I wasn't planning on showing just wanted to see the cars and the swap meet section. Brian shamed me in to the show. She wasn't even clean :oops:
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 25 Jun 2017, 21:05

Here is the car after I installed the wheels. I was pretty pleased that they matched how I envisioned them so well.

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 25 Jun 2017, 21:06

Alright I got the picture thing figured out here. Time to call it a night.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by Caleb » 25 Jun 2017, 21:20

Good looking car. How did the Dougs headers fit?

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 26 Jun 2017, 04:30

Thanks !

Unfortunately not as well as I'd hoped or had been led to believe by Doug's. The biggest concern was the angle of the collectors when mounted required the transition to the exhaust system to be cut and re-welded back together to get the exhaust to tuck back up in to the tunnel. They also didn't clear the bell housing very well and needed some massaging to fit. My Z bar had been tweaked over the years so it also needed to come out, be straightened and then reinforced. Everything is in place now and it sounds good though still too loud for my wife at times.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by guitar74 » 26 Jun 2017, 18:34

So anyhow. How's everyone doing today? I hope well.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 14 Aug 2017, 21:51

Well that escalated quickly!

With the upcoming Woodward Dream Cruise this Saturday I tore in to the car 8 days ago so I didn't have another hot Cat during the Cruise. I R&R'd the:
1) Radiator-replaced with a DeWitt's 24" aluminum direct fit and shroud
2) Delta PAG 16" electric fan
3) PowerMaster 150 amp alternator
4) Flowkooler aluminum water pump
5) WCCC diverter disc and 190F t-stat
6) all hoses, belts, clamps, fluids, etc.

What an adventure! Finished up tonight and took her out for a 10 mile shakedown cruise. No problems post drive!

The tear down was pretty quick and I only did a few "While I'm in here..." such as cleaning, polishing lenses, and swapping the gauge lights to LED's, replacing the heater core, all gaskets, and blower fan motor. I had some fab work to do to mount my recirc can, cleaning up the poorly mounted PS pump, and interior wiring but it's ALIVE!

After missing the 50th in Dearborn with the car due to the FI swap (though I did see the show), I wasn't going to miss this weeks events around Woodward.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 01 Dec 2017, 18:02

Just after my last post the temps in Detroit skyrocketed and the car started a random stumble and shut down that was both frustrating and proved difficult to trouble shoot. I replaced the entre ignition system-MSD distributor, 6AL and coil, fuel pump, and revised my wiring connections with no improvement. After reading hundred of posts on various forums I finally started adding shielding to my wiring and between the distributor and the throttle body which finally appears to have solved my problems. I'm not sure what triggered the problems months ago but my confidence in her not stranding me feels good.
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