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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:14:16 PM »
Spacer is fine.
Put it back together with the Felpro gasket between the manifold and spacer, and the other gasket between spacer and carb. Leak will be solved.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:53:43 PM »

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:37:15 PM »
Yes, your local parts place should have it.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:23:32 PM »
You need this style gasket, with the little tab in back. https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c3az-9447-b.html

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 18, 2020, 02:02:41 PM »
More speculating, but if you happen to have this style spacer under your carb, be aware you must use an application specific gasket between the manifold and spacer. A generic parts store 2-barrel Holley/Autolite/Motorcraft pattern gasket used here will cause a vacuum leak.


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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:45:25 PM »
Quick thoughts:

I typically like to time my cars at 10-12 degrees. 8 should be okay, but it doesn't cost anything to try bumping it up a bit.
800 rpm idle sounds a little low, if that's with the car in park. Idle should normally be set with the transmission in "D."
Do you have a vacuum gauge? Manifold vacuum readings with the trans in park and in gear would be useful information.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:01:39 PM »
What's your idle speed?

Did you set the timing with the vacuum advance disconnected and plugged?

Stock transmission and converter?

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: Tulsa Mid America Shelby Show 2020
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:36:08 PM »
Just confirmed Rex Myers AM lightweight GT 40 will be coming to the tulsa show as we will be leaving Indiana early Thursday am and try to get the car in the lobby sometime Thursday afternoon (while everybody is at Hallett) before the downtown cruise if it all works out.

Very cool. I was parked directly across the aisle at MCACN last year, so had a prime spot to admire it all weekend. It's a spectacular car.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:58:58 PM »
If the tune up doesn't fix it, then I could see a bent pushrod, failing lifter or bad cam lobe as realistic possibilities. But I'd expect a "tilted rocker," if that's even possible on a stock 289, to cause worse problems with increasing RPM, not smooth out. It's always a shot in the dark diagnosing problems over the internet though. So if you do pull the valve covers, let us know what you find.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 06, 2020, 04:51:41 PM »
My local advance auto has the Denso plug wires but says the 671-8102 will not fit a 289 Ford engine😳

Yeah, well, it's Advance Auto.



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The Lounge / Re: Covid Cure
« on: June 06, 2020, 01:13:00 AM »
Rotated 90 degrees for me. Cool car though.

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The Lounge / Re: Best SB plug wire
« on: June 06, 2020, 01:04:31 AM »
Denso makes a high quality set that is fairly original looking. (671-8102)


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Concours Talk / Re: 69 Koni shocks
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
I'm afraid I don't know the exact shade of white, but I'm pretty sure they weren't Konis.

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: Tulsa Mid America Shelby Show 2020
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
Do you think it's to late to convince the powers-that-be to break up the '65 - '70 Shelby Mustangs into more than a single show class this year?

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The Lounge / Re: Mid America
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:08:18 PM »
Yes, come join us in flyover country!
Since Ford assumed major sponsorship 15 or so years ago its become a late-model Mustang fest with token nods to the Sixties cars for "heritage" purposes. But despite the fact the owners are still making payments on half the cars in attendance, there's always enough spectacular early iron and like-minded enthusiasts to make it worthwhile.



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