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Jack

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Re: The '69 (now painted)
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2019, 08:29:22 PM »
You just can't leave well enough alone... lol.




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Re: The '69 (now painted)
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2019, 08:42:57 AM »
And now a new battery.  The 2012 battery is getting weak, so I’m going to replace it today. 

Yeah, Jack.  This one never ends once I started on it.
Mike (aka Yeti)

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2019, 07:53:18 PM »
Maybe so, but it will be completely worth it!!!
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2019, 02:23:56 PM »
Finally back home, and a somewhat sunny day to boot.  SO I pulled it out, dust and all, to show off its new springs, and the paint in daylight.

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My attempt to show the true color of the Kona Blue Metallic paint.

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And the money shot:

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Mike (aka Yeti)

1969 Firebird 400 (non-numbers)
1977 Y82 W72 Auto
2007 F-150 Lariat 4x4 (5.4)
2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD V6
2012 Mustang

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2019, 02:51:27 PM »
Fancy!!!

I love the colour on this!!!
Charlie

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(18 years and counting but still have her)

Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2019, 02:51:27 PM »

roadking77

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2019, 04:24:16 PM »
Looks really nice Mike, not sure what all of that bright sunshine is about though!
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2019, 06:34:37 PM »
Looks really nice Mike, not sure what all of that bright sunshine is about though!

Most roads are flooded here.  First sunny day in nearly two weeks.  Clouding up late tonite with an additional 5" of rain possible by Friday.  Lots of flooding going on.
Mike (aka Yeti)

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2019, 04:41:57 AM »
Looking great!! Keep safe with all the rain coming were under flood watch also.

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2019, 08:08:05 AM »
Yea, that doesn't sound too good, hope you can stay high and dry!
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2019, 06:43:06 AM »
That color is beautiful! Nicely done. I need to get off my butt and get the finishing touches done on my car so I can drive it this year!

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2019, 11:52:24 AM »
What a transformation! Good job
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #91 on: April 08, 2019, 02:34:23 PM »
Like the title says- "never-ending."  Now it seems that manual 4-drum brakes are a no-go for my wife ( I agree manuals are less safe in today's driving society).  So begins the next chapter-  power brakes and discs.  Ordered The Right Stuff system with everything you need to convert to power and discs.  Except for the lines- factory lines don't match up, so I had to order new lines  :(   That doesn't seem to be all-inclusive if I have to order more stuff.  Anyway- they are on the way.
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2019, 05:50:41 PM »
I would agree, that's a nice upgrade that is a must. Well worth it in the long run.




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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2019, 04:18:32 PM »
Please be sure to have pictures of the removal and replacement of the brakes. That will be a very interesting addition to your car.Grreat color and I can't get over how good the tach looks.
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #94 on: May 06, 2019, 08:17:21 PM »
Please be sure to have pictures of the removal and replacement of the brakes. That will be a very interesting addition to your car.Grreat color and I can't get over how good the tach looks.

Just saw this.  My camera that I use for posting pics of parts and car updates, after 8 wonderful years,  quit working so I didn’t document it.  But they are now done and adjusted and work great.  First test drive nearly put me through the windshield lol.  It stops way faster the before lol
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2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD V6
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #94 on: May 06, 2019, 08:17:21 PM »



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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #95 on: June 08, 2019, 06:00:26 AM »
Well, on its first trip to a local show, nastiness reared it’s ugly head.  On rare occasions, we could just barely hear a momentary scraping sound that instantly left, making you wonder if you really heard something while driving.  I stopped and checked out under the fenders a couple times, as that was where we seemed to hear it and was where something had changed that might cause the sound.  Never found anything.  After getting home, I started a search the next morning.  The disc setup is about 3/8” wider than the drum setup.  While making hard left or right turns, and only if the road  had a dip in it at that time, the top of the tires was making very slight contact with the fender lip.  So the new 2” lowering springs are now getting a 1” lift plate under them.   It never ends...
Mike (aka Yeti)

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1977 Y82 W72 Auto
2007 F-150 Lariat 4x4 (5.4)
2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD V6
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #96 on: June 08, 2019, 10:06:39 AM »
You should be able to see some kind of rubbing marking on the inner fender, maybe try to bend in that area before raising the car. 1/4-1/2" might do and easy to handle (the stance is good as is)




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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #97 on: June 11, 2019, 12:12:09 PM »
You should be able to see some kind of rubbing marking on the inner fender, maybe try to bend in that area before raising the car. 1/4-1/2" might do and easy to handle (the stance is good as is)

I thought about having the fenders "flared" a little- it won't take much to clear the tires once again.  Kinda like the flared factory fenders on my wife's Mustang.  But I'm not sure who I'd trust locally.  The tire now rubs (only on hard turns while driving) right where the fender lip meets the visible part of the fender so I can't bend it without it showing.  I'll figure out something, even if I buy another new pair of non-dropped springs and cut off 1.5" 
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1977 Y82 W72 Auto
2007 F-150 Lariat 4x4 (5.4)
2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD V6
2012 Mustang

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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #98 on: June 11, 2019, 08:01:40 PM »
Our two birds at a local cruise-in last Saturday

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Mike (aka Yeti)

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2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD V6
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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2019, 05:54:12 AM »
Very nice Mike, but we need to work on your parking skills :lol:




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Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2019, 07:22:14 AM »
Very nice, but I have to say im partial to the black one!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Re: The '69 never-ending project
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2019, 07:22:14 AM »
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