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Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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How about a Momo installed by me . I used black sound deadening panel cut round to fill the dreaded void. IMG_0020.JPG New carpet and new apholstery Those crappy 5.0 floor mats suck . Heel holes before one year. I also have ghetto red leds under the dash that look real good at night. Because its a convertible I dont have night lights
 
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Potomus Pete

Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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Engine bay really clean . IMG_0022.JPG Besides clean is a poor mans mod . I painted my intake with aluminum engine paint Anderson power pipe . Pro-M 70 meter. Replaced my conduit with red. Some people like it some dont. I DO.....
 

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Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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My motor mounts are out and the rubber is gone completely. LMR is taking forever to get the new ones here . Im getting the SVE bracket type solid bracket type. Tell me they are no good if you want . Good reviews , and nobody rides with me. I will post pictures and review them when I get them on. Also doing steering rack . Pictures and questions coming tomorrow.
 

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Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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Tomorrow in going to connect the power steering rack to the shaft. Iv read Jrichkers help post ,and videos . Now I have a couple of questions . How do I find the center of the rack . Stupid , but how do I center the steering wheel . Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it . Also one of my motor mount bolts , engine to block is broken off . These mounts are strongly bolted . It has been that way for a while it seems . Can a mechanic drill it out and fix it. I need your input on this stuff guys, and hopefully some Mustang girl from Texas
 

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Tomorrow in going to connect the power steering rack to the shaft. Iv read Jrichkers help post ,and videos . Now I have a couple of questions . How do I find the center of the rack . Stupid , but how do I center the steering wheel . Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it . Also one of my motor mount bolts , engine to block is broken off . These mounts are strongly bolted . It has been that way for a while it seems . Can a mechanic drill it out and fix it. I need your input on this stuff guys, and hopefully some Mustang girl from Texas
 
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Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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The trick to align it all . I think not ! .........Im afraid of trial and error . Sick of jacking it up over and over . One hour trying to get rag joint into shaft still not there.
 
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Well all together, and with the new solid motor mounts my engine sits at least one and a half inches higher. I love the feel and the look. No real diff. in vibration . Missing one bolt for now. When I went to start it up it would not go. Pvc hose got pulled out , and intake got pulled apart . The motor had to go all the way up to change em, much to my surprise. The Dorman steering rack with two and one half turns has a terrible reputation of failure was flushed and got a filter . Old oil was full of shavings . Fingers crossed- guarantee for life . I will flush again next week just because . Needs an alignment so I did not go too far , but the steering was very tight, and quick . The old bushings were mush from being soaked in oil for years . Very happy with everything so far . Price for everything @$160.00 cha ching no extra money. My next project is a new white top that I will be doing myself . With the help of the dvd , and my friend . These cars are so easy to work on for a garage mechanic except for the bolt that goes from the rag joint to the shaft. That thing took about one hour to figure out .
 

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Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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Convertible top removal time. I got the dvd from LMR. Car Tops Online was where I got this glass window whole top complete for $250.00 black friday special. WTF if I can get this thing on for anywhere near that price Im f...k.n thrilled. Of coarse my header rubber ripped all apart. Order one of those now.
 

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A couple pics of just the beginning. Trying to stay good with the grease pen , and plastic bags. While its Christmas day here in Sarasota everybody is napping , and Im dirty and having fun getting started .
 

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Half done in about 4 or 5 hours on the new convertible top. Fairly easy up to now. Im trying to be perfect as I can. Impatiece is my personality , and Iv had to go over and redo lots of my work . This stapler from Harbor Freight is really nice it sets them in perfect every time . I lost 5 bolts in the black hole so I have to go to Home Depot and get more. Working in the back seat of a fox is tough , and you can only take it for so long . Really trying not to break any plastic , or bend my doors getting in and out. The new top has holes for the frame , and all centers are marked . That really helped to center it , but of coarse no directions. Thanks for your interest. Lets hope it all comes together.
 

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