66 Fairlane Project
(05-29-2019, 02:31 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I use the Fel Pro one piece oil pan gasket on my Mach 1.  I like them.  But, honestly, I haven't been able to reinstall the timing cover without damaging the oil pan gasket.  I've always needed to completely drop the oil pan.  Even with the one piece gasket you still need a film of silicone around the timing cover and rear main cap areas.  The rails seem to be fine leaving them dry.

I checked the car today and there was no oil leak (knock on wood).  Underneath the timing cover is dry as a bone.  There looked like there could have been a leak on the side of the pan but right nothing on the floor.  I am just going to keep an eye on it for now.

BUT...I was neatening up my spark plug wires at lunch today and noticed the number 3 and 4 wires lying on the headers.  I need to buy angle boots for those cylinders.  The number 4 wire in my mind already needs to be replaced. It is melted pretty badly.  I think I am going to buy the Hipo wire set that comes with 3 wires that have angled boots.

Straight boot wires simply will not work with the Hedman Headers. 

Any suggestions?
Reply
I know you purchased the Street Fire spark plug wires, but did you get the type with multi angle spark plug ends?  If so, they can be bent to whatever angle you need.  If those are 8.5mm wires there is also the option of getting the MSD 115 degree pro boots.  I don't know how the angle is measured, but they are 45 degrees.  They come in packages of 2 or 8 and with new terminals.  In my mind I think the repro spark plug wires are going to be extremely poor quality.  Most every time I get a repro part it gets returned or in the garbage.  Reproduction parts these days seems to be extremely poor.

You see, by the time you get a set of plug wires on it, you could have purchased a set of MSD Super Conductor or some good quality Taylor spark plug wires and been done messing with it.  Okay, I'm done complaining, but, you see the point.  Laughing
Reply
(05-29-2019, 12:08 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I know you purchased the Street Fire spark plug wires, but did you get the type with multi angle spark plug ends?  If so, they can be bent to whatever angle you need.  If those are 8.5mm wires there is also the option of getting the MSD 115 degree pro boots.  I don't know how the angle is measured, but they are 45 degrees.  They come in packages of 2 or 8 and with new terminals.  In my mind I think the repro spark plug wires are going to be extremely poor quality.  Most every time I get a repro part it gets returned or in the garbage.  Reproduction parts these days seems to be extremely poor.

You see, by the time you get a set of plug wires on it, you could have purchased a set of MSD Super Conductor or some good quality Taylor spark plug wires and been done messing with it.  Okay, I'm done complaining, but, you see the point.  Laughing

Who ever thought it would be so difficult finding spark plug wires! Huh   If there ever is a next time I am going with original everything including cast iron exhaust manifolds.
Reply
(05-29-2019, 07:41 PM)Mustangmike Wrote:
(05-29-2019, 12:08 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I know you purchased the Street Fire spark plug wires, but did you get the type with multi angle spark plug ends?  If so, they can be bent to whatever angle you need.  If those are 8.5mm wires there is also the option of getting the MSD 115 degree pro boots.  I don't know how the angle is measured, but they are 45 degrees.  They come in packages of 2 or 8 and with new terminals.  In my mind I think the repro spark plug wires are going to be extremely poor quality.  Most every time I get a repro part it gets returned or in the garbage.  Reproduction parts these days seems to be extremely poor.

You see, by the time you get a set of plug wires on it, you could have purchased a set of MSD Super Conductor or some good quality Taylor spark plug wires and been done messing with it.  Okay, I'm done complaining, but, you see the point.  Laughing

Who ever thought it would be so difficult finding spark plug wires! Huh   If there ever is a next time I am going with original everything including cast iron exhaust manifolds.

I agree.  For several weeks I've been looking for a new set for my daily driver F150.  It has MSD super Conductors on it now that are at least 10 years old.  Anymore, it costs a small fortune to get a fair quality set of plug wires.  In the end, I'll probably cave in and get another set of the same for it.  I usually get universal sets to save a little money and cut the wires to the lengths I prefer. 

Yeah, headers are another issue.  Most people that have past experience with headers on Mustangs will now end up with either JBA headers or FPA headers (Ford Powertrain Applications).  I have JBA headers on my Mach 1.  Paid about $750 for them.  But, they fit and I don't have any odd issues like spark plug wire fitment, or getting a wrench on all the header bolts.  At least on your 302 there is an option to install the 289 Hi-Performance cast iron manifolds.  On a 351W, the passenger side stock cast iron manifold is horrible and the ports on both sides are extremely small. On your Fairlane, by installing stock cast iron manifolds you'd really choke off what those aluminum heads are capable of and probably give up 20-25 hp.
Reply
I found my spark plug wire solution.   I went to Cobra Automotive today at lunch and they have the Moroso 135 degree boots and terminals.  I am buying them tomorrow at lunch and going to replace the number 3 & 4 cylinder wires.  Those are the only two wires that interfere with the headers.  All the other wires have plenty of clearance.  Plus the 3 & 4 cylinder wires are a bit too long anyway so this is my opportunity to clean them up.   A buddy at work is bringing in the spark plug wire crimping tool. Should be all set for the weekend.
Reply
Don't forget the Drink_to_that Laughing
Reply
(05-31-2019, 12:31 AM)BLACK JADE 69 Wrote: Don't forget the Drink_to_that Laughing

Oh no....I won't ever forget Drink_to_that But, that is only reserved for when things are going in the right direction Thumbup
Reply
The Fairlane is back on the road.  Sounds and run great!!  Thumbup
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Lightbulb 1971 Mach 1 Restoration Project iglo1234 13 15,810 12-16-2017, 03:40 PM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Father & Son Project Mustangmike 31 18,964 06-30-2017, 04:05 AM
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
  $300 1971 Mach 1 project Sandman5000 10 13,813 01-22-2015, 10:30 PM
Last Post: mrmach1
  1969 Fastback resto mod project rcamire 1 4,411 01-04-2015, 09:43 PM
Last Post: Mach1FatherFigure
  72 Mach1 Restoration Project apophis3d 8 12,130 07-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Last Post: apophis3d
  Our tarmac rally racing '73 project Peter Winn 2 4,993 02-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Last Post: Oztrailer
  Klutch Has a Project Car Klutch 34 32,402 07-26-2011, 01:48 PM
Last Post: Masterblaster7212
  My 1973 Mach 1 restoration project spacedawg 6 8,935 07-12-2011, 05:52 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Buy it rolling and running or a total project? ScottCash 10 14,027 05-31-2011, 01:21 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  71 Project Grabber Lime 5 8,782 11-10-2010, 01:24 PM
Last Post: Mach 1 Club

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Disc brake iissues
Last Post: ProblemChild54
Yesterday 11:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 20
Won't go
Last Post: ProblemChild54
Yesterday 10:44 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 294
No reverse lights
Last Post: Jonner B
Yesterday 10:37 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 278
Here is Practical Explanation about Next...
Last Post: arce
Yesterday 09:55 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 23
20 Year Old and just bought a Mach 1
Last Post: Jonner B
08-13-2019 03:20 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 234
Been Awhile... '71 Rustang
Last Post: Mister 4x4
08-12-2019 08:06 AM
» Replies: 152
» Views: 134319
Extra parts
Last Post: Jonner B
08-11-2019 07:10 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 210
My 'Racewars' Thread
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
08-08-2019 11:08 PM
» Replies: 32
» Views: 20701
Interior quarter panels
Last Post: ProblemChild54
08-05-2019 04:35 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 288
Brake pads too tight
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
07-31-2019 11:17 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 427
new autolite volt reg keeps alt light on
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
07-24-2019 12:30 PM
» Replies: 14
» Views: 1194
Manual Trans Gear Oil
Last Post: martinbrown1276
07-23-2019 08:15 PM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 4270
New Member and 69 Mach 1 owner
Last Post: combat32
07-23-2019 01:55 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 776
72 351C starts to overheat at idle
Last Post: SteveO_71
07-21-2019 12:18 AM
» Replies: 16
» Views: 4970
Happy Birthday America!!!
Last Post: Mustangmike
07-05-2019 09:45 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 1404
69 Mach 1 rear seat install
Last Post: rindel
06-29-2019 02:44 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 2532
1973 Mach 1 parts
Last Post: locknload
06-28-2019 12:14 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 3902
headers for 1969 mach 1
Last Post: rango-jr
06-23-2019 11:37 AM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 3390
Bezel for power seat switch
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
06-21-2019 02:28 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 871
Happy Dad's Day!!!
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
06-18-2019 12:31 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 759

>