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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #390 on: December 22, 2023, 12:45:36 PM »

More progress, should be doing burnouts by new years! Driveshaft is done, flywheel insert is on its way, just need to finish the hole in the floor and its go time!






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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #391 on: December 23, 2023, 10:48:08 PM »

shifter bezel is done. just waiting on the flywheel insert. my step bit wasnt big enough for the grommet so i made a tapered reamer on the lathe to make a 1.5" hole to pass the wire through.













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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #392 on: December 27, 2023, 08:03:00 AM »

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #393 on: December 29, 2023, 12:28:07 PM »

I'm retarded. I didn't bother to check to see clutch master requirements for the hydraulic throw out. after bleeding the system my 5/8 master couldn't disengage the clutch. Turns out I need a 3/4 not a 5/8 master. Luckily Summit delivers next day. It was pretty easy to modify the plate to fit the new Tilton. Just needed to make the middle hole bigger and redrill the mounting holes. Got some 5/8 EPDM heater hose to remount the reservoir. I'm hoping to get it back in the truck at lunch and drive it home tonight.








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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #394 on: December 31, 2023, 03:28:25 AM »

Back on the road and getting the new clutch and tranny broke in before beating on it. I'm glad we don't have winter here in Northern California so it will be ready for abuse in no time.




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #395 on: January 16, 2024, 12:46:23 PM »

I must have messed up my trackloc when I swapped in the carbon clutches cause I fried the diff pin, so I upgraded to a Detroit TrueTrac helical lsd



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #396 on: January 16, 2024, 01:05:56 PM »

Hell ya!  :evil:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #397 on: March 13, 2024, 02:23:57 PM »

Sorting out little things that have been bugging me. After the last horn contact I made failed I moved the button to the bottom of the dash. I hated the horn button in the wheel not working so I came up with a new solution. A few pieces of ABS glued together with a GM horn contact repair kit from AutoZone. So far so good but only time will tell. I forgot to take pictures of how it's actually connected.  I bent the last coil of the spring straight down, poked it out the bottom, and soldered a wire to it.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #398 on: March 13, 2024, 07:02:05 PM »

I must have messed up my trackloc when I swapped in the carbon clutches cause I fried the diff pin, so I upgraded to a Detroit TrueTrac helical lsd




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #399 on: March 14, 2024, 11:22:02 AM »

I swapped to RevShift poly engine mounts. I was noticing a weird surge at low rpm cruise and found the E30/M20 mounts I put in last year were already collapsed my 3/4". I've driven less than 2000 miles on those mounts. They add a lot more vibration but the suge is gone. Still wrapped a seatbelt around the lifting side just in case.


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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #400 on: March 15, 2024, 12:51:33 PM »

With the poly mounts came more vibration. I didn't realize the sealant was missing between the support and the hood skin. A little body sealer quieted it right up.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #401 on: March 15, 2024, 12:58:13 PM »

i have super stiff urethane mounts and its fucking wild lol
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #402 on: March 15, 2024, 01:39:48 PM »

I went with the 80a which was the softest they make. It does drive way better with the polys. No more surging at light load on the freeway.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #403 on: March 23, 2024, 03:11:42 PM »

Took a time lapse of making the spring brackets for my exhaust.
https://youtu.be/lq7mvWZIhqg?feature=shared

No matter how tight I made the clamp the exhaust would move and leak and rattle.
https://youtu.be/IRZLsosxZew?feature=shared





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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #404 on: March 24, 2024, 10:24:09 PM »

Took a time lapse of making the spring brackets for my exhaust.
https://youtu.be/lq7mvWZIhqg?feature=shared

No matter how tight I made the clamp the exhaust would move and leak and rattle.
https://youtu.be/IRZLsosxZew?feature=shared







Love this, gives me ideas
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