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  1. GT500 6R80 Swap

    Woohoo. Look forward to seeing what it picks up at the track! Matt
  2. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    For sure. Thats why we just bailed and kept going. Fun was had either way and we didnt let it slow us up. Once I knew it was packed up and headed home and that we had a ride outta there I was golden. The ride home was a different story but we made it and thats all that matters. Itll go down as a very memorable trip for sure and Ill be back at it again next year...hopefully with a little more confidence in the trans. Matt
  3. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Shoot it starts tonight? I was actually planning on goin but still dont feel 100% from the weekend and allergies (or whatever the heck it is thats killing me) so I thought about holding off till next weekend. It IS a strange layout. It looks like Im going up against someone who will be way quicker than me so Ide likely not be going rounds unless he slipped up and I ran perfect. Dang...lemme see how the day goes cause either way I wanted to at least give it a shot! Matt
  4. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    It happens. Its the only time either has truly let us down, every other time we have been able to get it going again. Luckily we were able to do just that with the 67 and get home. Im just looking forward to getting some rest and getting the smell of burning ATF outta my sinus' and then Ill be good! Matt
  5. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Nother Shades weekend come and gone. Without the 66. 194 miles into the trip, not much more to go and 5th gear went from making a tolerable bit of whine to an ear shattering scream/grind. Dropped it in 4th and it mostly went away and was able to get it off the interstate. I figured if 1-4 were still happy, as 5th is located in the tail housing and separated from the rest, maybe we could do backroads the rest of the way and still have a good time. Nope. At the light at the end of the off ramp I realized something was really unhappy and we bailed into a parking lot to figure out what to do next. Luckily for us, we were only about 20 miles ahead of our Friends and they came to the rescue. We loaded both cars up and left the 66 for dead We were already almost there and I just wanted to get there and have some fun with everyone so I got her a ride home on a flat bed and we hit the road to Gatlinburg. Lukie was a sport tho, walked over to Krystals and got him some fries and a drink and let him play with his cars and he was happy. Altho...he had some car trouble of his own when he decided to put them both down the post of a broken bench outside the place. I had my tools across the street so I took the already broken bench further apart and got them back...problem solved! Would love to say the rest of the weekend went without a hitch BUT the poor 67 chose to start puking ATF on the way to the hotel. We were able to get it there and replace a trans cooler line that had rubbed a hole in it. This made her happy the rest of the weekend, up and down the hills, cruising the strip and backroads, it did it all...till we were headed home. Got into Knoxville and like the Vols this year, she took a dump. This time the trans fluid is pouring out the bell and bad. Rather than pack it up and pay another expensive tow bill, we got a couple quarts of Type F and some stop leak and hit the backroads home. Many many many smoke filled miles with many many many stops to check and top off and she finally made it back under her own power. Im done with these old POS's for the moment, couple days (or hours likely) break and then Ill dig into the 66 and see what I did wrong when rebuilding her. Otherwise, it was another wonderful time and by the grace of God alone, we made it back safe and sound! Matt
  6. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Sounds about how my weekend went. Im over all things automotive at the moment and will be taking a very short break from it all. At least till I get home from work LOL Matt
  7. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Yeah was def. a thought so I went with the best double sided tape I could get my hands on. If it doesnt hold up I will remove the buckets entirely and epoxy them in. Remove 4 screws and try again LOL If you look at the picture comparing sides you can see the difference between the mirror setup (left) and white painted housing (right). I painted them white before heading to Gburg last year! That made a difference as well but it wasnt enough. Ive had these very tailights showed to me not too very long ago by someone we all know has a special way with making things automotive act appropriately. Why do you think I got the Shelby? Never again! (kidding but it was hilarious) Built it to sound good, be easy/fun to drive and be reliable as can be. Added bonus, its got enough pep to make this sketchy little car fun! Matt
  8. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Its something that has always bugged me about the early cars and with Luke sitting back there now, I just couldn't put it off anymore. I figured it would be worth trying before tossing a chunk of cash at some of the LED bulb or multi-LED board solutions that cost a pretty penny and half the time trip out the rest of the lighting system without doing some extra work. They also dont quite look right in some cases...they are almost too modern and dont match the rest of the car. This looks factory, just more noticeable! Matt
  9. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Its a thin mirror sheet thats used to "repair" (bandaid) broken side mirrors. Its got an adhesive on one side thats worthless but some double sided tape solved that. Cut it into pieces and stick it on. I saw it done WAY way way back in the day on a Fairmont Futura with an LTD nose swap in one of the Mustang Mags and recently saw it brought back up on one of the LTD Facebook pages. Made a huge difference and now my buddy with the 67 wants to do it to his. If you look at the side to side comparison pic, the brakes are being pressed in that pic. You can barely even tell the passenger bulb is lit. Matt
  10. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Yeah the brand new (yet el cheapo) starter that I originally had on it gave Disney fits and eventually was swapped for the remanned version of unknown age, yet LOOKED decently fresh off the Mountaineer I got from Art. Same motor that gave the 66 its recently remanned Alternator. It was acting the same as the junk it replaced so it was never any better. There is no doubt in my mind that the grounds were question tho as I apparently wasnt being as smart or anal about them when I did them originally. I found the block to frame ground not even attached to the block (whoops). Its all good now tho and with the addition of the new battery. newest remanned starter and smarter grounding it cranks faster than ever before, hot or cold which is fantastic. This weekend will be the test to see if I can move on or if Ill be leaving it running at every fill up and drink stop Matt
  11. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Ok, small little jobs before this coming weekend have been sorted and checked off the list. Biggest job was getting it to start when warm which it hasnt done very well since I put together the final turbo 6 setup. It was heat from my custom header messing with the starter back then but that SHOULDNT be an issue on the 302 with the smaller starter. I started with the grounds and after a little bit of work it now has all the typical grounds that it should have. Battery to frame, frame to engine block and heads to firewall. All clean of paint, all new, thicker wire and new hardware. Hopped in, turned the key. CLICK. After some proding around with the voltmeter I chocked it up to a bum starter. Snagged a reman and she now cranks faster than ever and fires up when hot. CHECK Another thing thats always bugged me is the rear tail lights...or really the lack of light. During the day its often hard to tell what an early Mustang in front of you is up to because of the non metallic housing and tiny bulb. Apparently painting the housings white used to be the fix, and these days its adding LEDs out back but they are either pricey, dont last or dont put out any better light than the old bulbs. Ive seen a trick where folks add pieces of mirror to their lenses in the LTD world and figured Ide give it a shot. Mimicking the Shelby's rear lights I cut some rectangles for the vertical surfaces and then one big piece for each horizontal surface. MUCH better. At night its crazy the difference between the two but more importantly, its much more noticeable in bright daylight which is what I wanted. Polished the lenses and tossed on some new gaskets as the passenger was filling with water. All I have left is a simple oil change and Ill be good to go for yet another Family adventure in the hills! Matt
  12. Thinking About Getting A New Car

    No one will try to sway you away from what you want. Well, at least I won't! They are awesome cars for sure. Go get it and enjoy! Can't wait to see what you end up with (color wise) and I hope it's everything you hoped it would be. Exciting stuff for sure! Matt
  13. 2010 Camaro SS

    There are quite a few competent shops/folks around that could eliminate any potential exhaust leaks if that is in fact the issue. That way your not waiting on someone else. You car has been down/gone for so long, Ide want it up to snuff ASAP! Matt