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    After getting the capri running, I flushed out the cooling system, replaced the door window lower bushing, got the dash lights working on the 88 dash, replaced the power steering pump and the belt tension pulley
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    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Took a 8 hour day local 90 mile round trip ride yesterday to view funeral procession of L Iacocca.
    Then a rare brief visit to another cemetery. Family and friends. A memorable day already.
    Then further east to favorite Lake St. Clair coastal areas to view very high water levels in marinas, etc.
    Fueled up, same corner (now Kroger fuel) as day i bought car 39 years ago Monday.
    HOT in car all day 105-110. Brought cooler full of bottled ice water and dry towels.
    Car ran fine. Temp N-O on gauge, quick restarts after heat soaked parking.
    Still getting used to driving with quicker response from new carb.

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    Pulled the dash forward, release the HVAC box, and removed the heater core that failed in several spots. Next step, install new one and hook everything back up.
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    1985 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, 8K miles, Oxford White with Stripe, Sun Roof
    US Air Force 1985 - 2015 (30 years)
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    1985 Ford Mustang GT - Oxford White, T-Tops
    1976 For Mustang II - Cobra II - Black and Gold

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    I painted all my plastic canyon red and installed to see what it looked like.Name:  thumbnail (12).jpg
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    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Navy cat, that looks great! How big of a job was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncojunkie View Post
    Navy cat, that looks great! How big of a job was it?
    Thanks, it was very easy I used SEM Napa Red cleaned everything with Dawn soap and water. On the door panels spray the SEM clear activator before spraying the same Napa Red
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    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
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    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAVYCAT View Post
    Thanks, it was very easy I used SEM Napa Red cleaned everything with Dawn soap and water. On the door panels spray the SEM clear activator before spraying the same Napa Red
    Oh and what was strange from the door panels forward with the original dash and the headliner was canyon red and everything else was grey! and all the seats were covered in grey as seen on the drivers seat (and a very bad job at that)
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    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    I drove mine 250 miles on Saturday for a car show 2 hours away. Nice get away for the day to see some new cars at a venue I've never been to before.

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    Tested two used DIN late 80's-early 90's radios picked up at a swap meet Saturday.
    Two for 5.00. Work great. Basic, quick simple to set and operate, no menus.
    Needed a spare. Hard to find. Rare to find two in one day. Saved hours and coin searching at the pic-a-part yards.
    Also have the Ford factory single DIN radio versions with cassette. Couple minutes to swap as mood changes.
    I really only listen to the radio. Radio is teamed with a 50w rms amp (x 4) and 8 speakers.
    Volume knob setting between 1/2 and VOL is plenty loud on freeway, windows down.
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    Cinched it down in the trailer along with the Cobra getting ready for their debut at the Sturgis Mustang Rally.

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    Drove mine up and down the driveway to adjust the clutch and rear disc brakes/park brakeName:  thumbnail (16).jpg
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    2017 Mustang ECO BOOST (DD)
    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
    Past 4 eyes-
    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAVYCAT View Post
    Drove mine up and down the driveway to adjust the clutch and rear disc brakes/park brake
    That was my plan for Sunday but I only got as far as cap & rotor, plug & wires (plugs on 6,7,& 8 were less than hand tight!!) I was stopped by a completely dead battery and nothing worth attempting to jump it with.
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    Dropped motor in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Marty View Post
    That was my plan for Sunday but I only got as far as cap & rotor, plug & wires (plugs on 6,7,& 8 were less than hand tight!!) I was stopped by a completely dead battery and nothing worth attempting to jump it with.
    How you doing Marty, Hows things up in the great north
    2017 Mustang ECO BOOST (DD)
    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
    Past 4 eyes-
    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Well, sold my car and went a different route, I'd like to thank everybody for all the info and help that I received while being here. I'm sure the new owner will be signing up. Thanks again, troy.

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    Drove mine to get inspected and tags the other day. Good thing the nice lady didnt notice I was on Slicks!



    Once i was "legal" (my DOT tires came in and I installed them) I drove around to get some data logs for Ken B at Palm Beach Dyno. (Im Coyote swapped)


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    Default radio power and antenna connection repairs

    Radio went dead Wednesday. Radio was working fine. Then was getting power failures.
    Temporary 12v power splices failed, and after fiddling with the wires, blew fuses.
    Got home, repaired radio power wire connections correctly, rechecked the others. ok.
    Radio display does not pulse anymore with heavy bass either.

    Radio power fixed. On to AM static. FM was fine.

    AM radio is best for traffic and weather reports when on the go. Updates for route planning and changing conditions.
    AM static is annoying. So is weak signal reception.
    Finally got rid of the AM on-off florescent or neon light type static generated by the aftermarket 4 channel amp.

    Signal center pins ok. Radio unit cable connection solid. Amp, radio electrical grounds were ok
    Antenna ground was not. Checked this with alligator clip jumper wires.
    Clipped one end to fender mast mount, other to under dash section of antenna extension cable outer shield.
    Static gone. A ground shield break between the mast and radio. But where? Mast cable ground was ok.

    Found the antenna outer shield connection, behind the pass kick panel, was the problem.
    This is where the mast down lead connects to the under dash extension cable to the radio.
    Replacement Ranger antenna cable extension did not connect well to the oe fender antenna lead's outer shield.
    'Bridge' wrapped the bare parts of outer shield connection gap with thin bare brass wire and taped over that.

    Fixed. More (normal) AM and FM stations too.
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    Installed a good sized external transmission cooler down low ahead of where the radiator will be.
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    Took a 40 mile afternoon ride to a pic a part. Hot day, ave 100 in car.
    Part of route was same as tomorrows cruise. People and cars were already out early setting up camp.

    Got 2 coil packs and an ICM for my 93 Ranger. 15 bucks.
    ICM and one coil pack were Motorcraft off a 94 Ranger.
    The other no brand coil pack looked like new. No cracks, dielectric in towers was fresh.
    Truck had new hoses, MAF sensor, so someone threw parts in it.
    Hey, for 5 bucks each, wont lose much if ng. Boy was it hot out. Water and towel helped.

    Forgot to get a less worn looking seat belt buckle button for the truck. Next time.

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    Changed my oil today for the first time while NOT on my back since the 80s when I worked at a local garage.

    Finished the install of my 4 post lift today.

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    Very nice

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    Many congrads on the arrival to another part of the 'good side of life'. Better late than never.
    A dream come true. A finished garage with space, vehicle hoist, dealer write up area style floor.
    May have added another 10 years to the car's life.

    Counting up all the DIY o/c done here (100's) plus maint, must have crawled couple miles by now.
    Would justify cost of lift as a car tool, part of maintenance cost, 'handicap' aid for getting older or keeping younger.
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    Put new wire looms on all the wiring.
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    Pulled the engine and transmission out of the Mustang today. I have freeze plug that is leaking coolant and a vibration I need to determine the source of. Decided to just bite the bullet and pull it rather than mess around. I think it was the longest/slowest engine pull I have done in the last 30 years. Must be getting old or slow. Anyway its out know and will start fixing the issues tomorrow.


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    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

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

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    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
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    Received a new tank sending unit and hatch weather strip from NPD for my RS Turbo. The parts pile grows.
    84 Capri RS Turbo
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