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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd chance cobra View Post
    How's the headliner? Is the cardboard Ok? If it isn't, call me and I can walk you through the plastic I made and glued the headliner to. It will save you prolly 150 over buying a new one. And I've already done one so i can tell you what not to do.
    The original headliner I'm guessing was long gone in this car, but someone made one for it that might just need new fabric. The board they used is pretty crude and I'm sure it is nowhere near correct as it fits like arse, IIRC. It's been out of the car for almost 2 years now.
    Brock
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  2. #702

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    I would not touch that GT on the hood again until you get 99 points out of 100 at a show and you want that last point for perfection. It looks terrific. That is near impossible to notice and as mentioned above, you will likely be showing off the EFI at the show so the hood will be up anyway. It looks awesome.

  3. #703

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum517 View Post
    Hey Brock it looks good. To be honest, in the pic the GT on the hood looks great. And I imagine the hood will be open most of the show. So to be honest, it's very doubtful anyone will notice your oops.
    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    I would not touch that GT on the hood again until you get 99 points out of 100 at a show and you want that last point for perfection. It looks terrific. That is near impossible to notice and as mentioned above, you will likely be showing off the EFI at the show so the hood will be up anyway. It looks awesome.
    I think I agree with you guys. It's not a concourse restoration and hell, it's not even being judged at the show. I'm probably the one who will notice it the most.

    I'm going to leave well enough alone for now, as I have running issues with the motor/EFI that I really need to focus on and get worked out before then.
    Brock
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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    I think I agree with you guys. It's not a concourse restoration and hell, it's not even being judged at the show. I'm probably the one who will notice it the most.

    I'm going to leave well enough alone for now, as I have running issues with the motor/EFI that I really need to focus on and get worked out before then.
    Still having running issues?? That's a serious bummer. Hope you get it worked out soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum517 View Post
    Still having running issues?? That's a serious bummer. Hope you get it worked out soon.


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    Yup. It's back and being cranky.
    Brock
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  6. #706

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    Well that sucks Brock, I hope it turns out to be an easy fix for you.

  7. #707

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    I'm pretty sure I'm making some headway in this operational issue as seen in this thread.

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-Part-Throttle

    It's been a long, slow process but I believe I'm getting damn close and I can say I'm learning a lot because of it. I just wish I had it happen and ironed out before the week I need to take it on a major road trip. I guess I have no one to blame but myself for not driving it more this spring and finding it out sooner.

    In other news.........
    I have been on the lookout for tailpipes that would work with my 2 1/4" Dynomax super turbo mufflers without too much effort. What I did find was the Walker 45902 and 45903 were designed for the 2 1/4" Dynomax system so I took a chance and ordered them. $80 shipped seemed like a good deal for what I'm after at this point. I can't say that I'm in love with them as they are just aluminized steel and they don't have the nice polished tip look but........they fit amazingly well. I wanted something to get the exhaust out of the back of the car on a shoestring budget and in a short timeframe, so I believe these will fit the bill quite well.

    I hope to have the tailpipes installed and have the front of the motor put back together tonight, so I can drive it around the next couple days and make any fine tuning adjustments that might be needed.

    I've only got 3 days, counting today, to get this car ready for the drive to Kansas City.
    Brock
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    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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    Good Luck Buddy!

    I hope everything works out for you and the trip to Kansas City is uneventful!

    Wish I could be there myself, but I am back down in TX working and may be headed to Alabama in the near future!
    ​Trey

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    You can do it. We have faith.

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    Not to put this in your world or anything like that Brock, but I will be in KC on Friday morning with a truck and trailer available after I drop off my car. FEP Rescue-1 ready to roll...
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  11. #711

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Good Luck Buddy!

    I hope everything works out for you and the trip to Kansas City is uneventful!

    Wish I could be there myself, but I am back down in TX working and may be headed to Alabama in the near future!
    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    You can do it. We have faith.
    Thanks guys. I think it will be ready to go.
    Brock
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    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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  12. #712

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83GTJIM View Post
    Not to put this in your world or anything like that Brock, but I will be in KC on Friday morning with a truck and trailer available after I drop off my car. FEP Rescue-1 ready to roll...


    If I can get it back together tonight, that will give me 2 solid days (Weds and Thurs) to drive it to make sure it is fit for the trip.

    I hope that I will not need any rescue services, but I appreciate it and might need your number.......just in case.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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  13. #713

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    Got home and put the fan, belt, spark plugs and so forth back on the car.

    Got the new Walker tailpipes put on and overall I'm happy with the fitment. I thought when I first mocked them up, I would need to do some modifications to the length of the passenger side pipe. Once I got everything in place and even out the back of the car, I realized that the placement of the add on pipe hanger was a bit too far forward causing the difference in tip length. Got that corrected and all in all they fit well and are leak free.

    I really wish that they had the polished tips though.

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    I got done with that and reset the timing now that I know where TDC is and set it at 12 degrees. Nice clean idle, smooth power response and I didn't hear any indication of pinging or detonation. Got a call from my oldest, who is off in Lincoln for college, and he needs an I-Pad for one of his classes like literally NOW as its required for a class tomorrow.

    Seemed like a good time to test out the car and find out what she is going to do. Grabbed the I-Pad and hopped in the car to make the 65 mile trip to Lincoln. Ran good, sounds ok as the new tailpipes changed the tone and loudness a bit and I couldn't detect any abnormal noises.

    134 mile round trip was successful, which gives me hope.

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    Brock
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    Amazing!!!!!!

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    Congrats on the successful run!

    I bet you won't make that trip next semester in the Mustang though!
    ​Trey

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    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

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    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Congrats on the successful run!

    I bet you won't make that trip next semester in the Mustang though!
    Thanks! You are correct about that! It will be in the less than fun beater Ranger.

    It was kinda fun rolling up on campus in the car. Got a lot of thumbs ups from the kids. Made an old guy (by college kid standards) feel cool again!
    Brock
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    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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  17. #717

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    The tail pipes look good... I'll probably be getting those later too. Glad to hear the beige beauty is running better!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking-Tall View Post
    The tail pipes look good... I'll probably be getting those later too. Glad to hear the beige beauty is running better!
    After getting used to the exhaust dumping out in front of the rear axle, I was a bit surprised when I fired it up after putting the pipes on. At first I wasn't sure it was running as it was significantly quieter than before. I bet my neighbors were relieved this morning at 5 when I started it and didn't rattle the windows.
    It sounds like a stang when using the gas pedal though.

    Besides blatant paranoia running rampant during the trip, thinking every noise in this tin can jalopy was the end of the motor, it went well. I need to relax.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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  19. #719

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    LOL! Excellent!

    Yep, breathe easy bud!
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang
    1974 Pontiac LeMans

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    Right on Brock! Beyond the paranoia, that must've been a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    Right on Brock! Beyond the paranoia, that must've been a lot of fun.
    I ain't tripped that hard since the 80's........

    The ride to work today was much more enjoyable.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

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