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    Doing some re-assembly this weekend. Thought I'd share a before and after pic of the front suspension with the new shocks.

    I really think the guy from Speedway mixed up a couple measurements and gave me a shock length (fully extended) as what my ride height was supposed to be. You should be able to see it here.
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    Mike - looks like you are out of adjustment with the nuts run all the way up. This is what I would expect to see:
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    Actually the nuts are just "almost" touching the springs. There is actually a small amount of play between the nut and spring. Decieving view but it is what it is..

    The bottom pic looks more like yours except the shock is already at full extension and that's ride height!
    Might as well weld in a pipe or rod for all the good that one did me!

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    Hard to tell with no weight on the front end, but are the springs the correct length for the shocks???
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    Yeah, it's decieving in the pics with the car still in the air. The key feature in both them pics tho' is that in the before pic, the shocks are fully extended and the length is at ride height already!

    The new setup allows the suspension to stretch out and flex! I jacked up each tire to carry the car and checked height to fender, the car will set a bit higher but I won't change it until the springs settle, which we all know they will.

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    Took the coupe for a short ride this afternoon! Didn't jump on it too hard but dang it's stout!!

    And even better was the front suspension actually performing some real work! The car handles so much better it's like not even the same car at all! Plus the new shocks are adjustable both compression and extension!

    Started "playin" with the new distributor too... so many choices.. I'll be tinkering all summer.
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    Sounds like things are working out well on the coupe! Sorting things out and tuning is always fun trying to get everything to work just right!!!!! A normal Spring for me, usually about the only thing of my own I have time to get running is the lawn mower!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Took the coupe for a short ride this afternoon! Didn't jump on it too hard but dang it's stout!!

    And even better was the front suspension actually performing some real work! The car handles so much better it's like not even the same car at all! Plus the new shocks are adjustable both compression and extension!

    Started "playin" with the new distributor too... so many choices.. I'll be tinkering all summer.
    It appears as though you should be "playin" with your camera, too.....

    Glad you got it running again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    Sounds like things are working out well on the coupe! Sorting things out and tuning is always fun trying to get everything to work just right!!!!! A normal Spring for me, usually about the only thing of my own I have time to get running is the lawn mower!!!!!
    LAWN MOWER!! I Knew I was forgetting something!!

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    It appears as though you should be "playin" with your camera, too.....
    Glad you got it running again!!!
    Not much to show really.. especially since it's filthy! Maybe next weekend I can play some more with it, and get you a photo... or two..

    But now it's your turn!! I hear stories of pickups getting re-powered and maybe suspension upgrades.. and wasn't there a 36 Ford??? HMmmm.. maybe we should cite you for withholding evidence??

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    It appears as though you should be "playin" with your camera, too.....

    Glad you got it running again!!!
    Dang Randy, beat me to it with the decided lack of photographic 'proof'

    Anyhow Mike, glad it runs now and with a punch. I still might have to consider a bigger 5.0 yet (eyeballin' to see if a warm 351W would fit in that recess)
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    It appears as though you should be "playin" with your camera, too..... Glad you got it running again!!!
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    Dang Randy, beat me to it with the decided lack of photographic 'proof'

    Anyhow Mike, glad it runs now and with a punch. I still might have to consider a bigger 5.0 yet (eyeballin' to see if a warm 351W would fit in that recess)
    HMmmm.. You DO realize that I'll be hovering like a vulture expecting lots of "photographic proof" once you start your project! Don't you??

    What's funny is... I am more excited about the suspension upgrade and results than the motor!!

    But later this summer once the combo is better sorted out, I'll get to playing with that dual quad setup.. that should bring some more satisfaction!

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    Some of you may remember back in the middle of this thread that my last cruise for the season last year the car left me stranded.

    I may have stumbled upon the culprit being the ignition switch! I noticed once yesterday that while starting the car the switch reacted "differently"... And the pump had been running then stopped. I turned the switch back to off and again it felt "wrong" and again the pump had been running then stopped! I jiggled the keys and the pump sounded like it started and stopped so I shut the switch off again.

    Re-tried the ignition and it felt normal and drove the car back to the shop. So I guess I'll replace the ignition "just because".. I never found any other reason to swap the pump out but I did make preparations in the new motor for a mechanical pump just in case. But just now I am thinking I'll re-wire the fuel pump relay to a hidden stand alone switch to test my theory and maybe provide some theft protection...
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    Well now.. this has been idle a bit to long! I found (after many lengthy searches) An original Shelby dual quad air cleaner top the same vintage as the manifold, NOT a Cobra but a CS - Shelby piece like the intake!

    So I'll get a repro dual quad bottom and oval air cleaner filter and hopefully this'll complete the mix for this puzzle. Now on to the rebuilding of the carbs and fitting all the pieces together.

    OK R2?
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    Will kinda look like this when complete. But without the fancy distributor! From the SAAC Forum. One Bad Ass Mustang!
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    Should be one heck of a nice set-up!!! Used to see them occasionally in SCCA racing, wonder who's shelves the rest of the dual quads are sitting on???

    Might have just been the tune-up and gearing, but they were never that much stronger out of the corners but man would they come on at the end of a longer straightaway!!!!
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