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I Sold my Mustang :( All Hail and Long Live the Shite Stang!


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#661 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Wednesday!

By Noon the car had a much more Rosey Glow :)


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Despite feeling rough I had to get up for the Tyre Guy..................

Little Shitestang cant contain itself as it now has new Rubber :)


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Produced in 02 18 they are a damned site better than the 2002 Vintage Merican Rubber!

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Turns out that three of the 4 were 2002 and one was 2011 so the 2011 now resides on my spare but even that is a bit ropey :(

Spare has had a wash and been rebalanced and new valve and is currently living inside the car on the back of the folded down rear seat until the trunk is clean again.


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Whilst it was jacked up I inspected the rear flexi's and despite the surface rust..............

New rear Brake Drums :)

Also new rear Shocks and Bumpstops.


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So

Wednesday evening I mainly did this!


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The Foot opperated Main Beam switch once lived there................................

I removed it and checked for continuity.

It does work but badly :(

Around 30 ohms between the pins but I suspect  its just the pins dirty?

I have ordered another switch as they are only cheap so probably not worth cleaning this one?

Next I did this!


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And removed this!

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Dont like to look of these wires

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Or the look of that tape.....................


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Wonder whats underneath it?

Bonus Stunt Photo! shot at another location thanks to Nibblet :)


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Despite the bodged hook up when checked with a multimeter just before It was untaped it the switches on the stalk did work!

Just about!

To be continued............................


 


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#662 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted Yesterday, 12:01 PM

30 ohms is terrible! That'll make for a very short lived switch with very dim lights.

Keep that one, it might come apart and clean up. Useful as a spare, seeing all the current for the headlights goes through it, and it's in a potentially moist location.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:42 PM

30 ohms is terrible! That'll make for a very short lived switch with very dim lights.

Keep that one, it might come apart and clean up. Useful as a spare, seeing all the current for the headlights goes through it, and it's in a potentially moist location.

Phil

When I was stepping on it Sam said she could see no difference between Dipped and Main I think it must of been switching as if it wasnt in the main position there would of just been nothing

That was on the old sealed beam though not tried it on the new halogens.......................

The switch is a Motorcraft one dated 75 so its paid its dues for sure!



 


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Posted Yesterday, 02:59 PM

It may be stuck. Does it flip from one contact to the other when you press it on the bench, connected to multimeter?

It may have jammed. And because California, it's wholly possible they were just driving it round with the lights stuck on one position...

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Posted Yesterday, 03:54 PM

Great work Jo! The boot floors actually come up pretty well. Looking at the first pic of it I expected you to have found rust holes tbh! Fortunately not though.
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Posted Yesterday, 04:01 PM

It may be stuck. Does it flip from one contact to the other when you press it on the bench, connected to multimeter?

It may have jammed. And because California, it's wholly possible they were just driving it round with the lights stuck on one position...

Phil

Yes it is switching but the continuity trst buzzer sounds like a drowning cat and average resistance is 30 ohms.

I have a feeling itll be an easy fix with a new switch ;)

Think the female socket needs a clean too but havnt figure out how to? is there a knack? all I can think of is scrape the inside of the contacts with a small pocket screwdriver..........

 


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Posted Yesterday, 04:04 PM

Great work Jo! The boot floors actually come up pretty well. Looking at the first pic of it I expected you to have found rust holes tbh! Fortunately not though.

was the only part of the car worrying me as I could see damp under the spare wheel :(

I am thinking that was more likely on its way in the container or when it got here to Damp Blightyness???

Wire Brush and Vactan next ;)


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Posted Yesterday, 05:53 PM

You could fit a relay headlight loom which would take all the load off the switch and should give you brighter lights. They are 100% simple and cost about £12 off ebay I think last time I had one.

Good progress to report!
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Posted Yesterday, 07:09 PM

Yes it is switching but the continuity trst buzzer sounds like a drowning cat and average resistance is 30 ohms.
I have a feeling itll be an easy fix with a new switch ;)
Think the female socket needs a clean too but havnt figure out how to? is there a knack? all I can think of is scrape the inside of the contacts with a small pocket screwdriver..........

Yes, should work with a new one by the sounds of it.

I'd be wary of sticking screwdrivers and stuff into those, every time I've done that it's resulted in the connectors being pushed apart and not making good contact. Personally I'd say chemical clean then rely on the action of being slid against new connectors.

I've peddled it on here before but go get a bottle of DeOxit D100. Little bottle, kinda spendy but goes a long way and works very well. Put it on every connector you can find!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:57 PM

Good continued effort on this - it feels a bit like the car is testing you to see if you're "the real deal" :)

Done a braw job so far and seem to be working through stuff methodically
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Posted Yesterday, 09:18 PM

For cleaning contacts these are unbeatable https://www.amazon.c...8QFXN1QP1FB1323

and this is always handy for electric parts/contacts cleansing http://www.halfords....t-cleaner-400ml



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Posted Yesterday, 09:30 PM

Any photo involving me usually has wood in it, more often than not stained with decades of oil/paint/varnish...
Look forward to seeing the SS in reality soon. As for one make car clubs, avoid, or at least take with a wheelbarrow full of salt, always a high level of arseholes.
That spare wheel well looks a lot better than expected, mega wire wheel, some spray filler and a repaint it'll look bonzer, is there a rubber bung to go in it?
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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

Looking at the side profile of the SS there's a fair dollop of Leyland P76 about it....which came first?
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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 PM

Any photo involving me usually has wood in it, more often than not stained with decades of oil/paint/varnish...
Look forward to seeing the SS in reality soon. As for one make car clubs, avoid, or at least take with a wheelbarrow full of salt, always a high level of arseholes.

I cant get that switch out :(

i prised off the switch knob and underneath there was a little post its sat on thats too tall to come out the other end :(

a real Ship in a bottle scenario......................

they got the switch in there,but how?

On another note my Indicator cam turned up today and the bloody stalk doesnt fit it Grrrrrrr!!!

There is a note in the box to say you can adapt it to fit other shaft types and you can punch out the mount and use your old one but what a palarva!

also cant get to the fuses they must be in the most stupid place ever!!

I am not big but I gave up in the end as you have to be a 2ft pigmy dwarf to get to the fuse box under the dash :(


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Posted Yesterday, 09:44 PM

Looking at the side profile of the SS there's a fair dollop of Leyland P76 about it....which came first?

Dont know they both launched in 73 (the Mustang II for 74 year model in 73)

P76 has Mooor Doors mind ;)


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Posted Yesterday, 09:49 PM

You could fit a relay headlight loom which would take all the load off the switch and should give you brighter lights. They are 100% simple and cost about £12 off ebay I think last time I had one.
 

 

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