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Offline rusty428cj

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2016, 07:28:29 am »
Found this while  doing some research  over the weekend...

I believe that was taken at the Turkey Trot in Gainesville 1971 where I broke out racing Roger England's SS/DA Cuda. At the next race the Miami National Open I beat Roger England in the final where I ran 11.24 when the record was 11.45.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2016, 10:44:05 am »
Welding is finished on the seat tracks. I need to take them apart sand and epoxy prime black.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2016, 10:10:29 pm »
Any idea where you're '68 CJ ended up after you bought the 69?

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2016, 06:02:39 am »
Any idea where you're '68 CJ ended up after you bought the 69?

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2016, 12:07:38 pm »
Seat tracks are finished now I need Brian to fab a back brace to the roll bar.





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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2016, 02:22:25 pm »
Today I installed a quick release steering wheel. It wasn't a simple bolt in. 

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2016, 09:42:33 am »
The steering column had to be cut about 3/8" for clearance for my fingers to be able to install and release the wheel. The first time I tried it once it snapped in place it almost cut my fingers. The original steering wheel nut that now holds the inner spline on had to be ground down because it did not allow the quick release adapter to go down far enough to snap into place. I bought a 3 bolt release because I already had a 3 bolt to 5/6 bolt steering wheel adapter. They make a 5 hole release but I have a 5 and 6 bolt wheel and wasn't sure which one I would be using. If I had to do it again I would buy the 5 hole and not have the additional 1/2" adapter.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2017, 02:28:46 pm »
NHRA rules require a brace between the race seat and roll bar. Brian fabricated this for our 1969 Mustang. I will epoxy prime black.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2017, 09:47:23 pm »
I decided it was time to get it out of storage and start getting it ready for the 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion.



The wiring was done over 20 years ago and it's time to upgrade. I bought a Ron Francis race car harness and switch panel. I assembled the switch panel tonight after supper on the kitchen table.









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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 08:16:14 am »
That is a great looking car. Love the paint as it has been a long time since I've seen a 'lace job". Very nice.   Dave R.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2017, 08:14:12 pm »
That is a great looking car. Love the paint as it has been a long time since I've seen a 'lace job". Very nice.   Dave R.

I painted it in 2005 close to the way it was raced in the 70's.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2017, 08:15:00 pm »
Ron Francis Bare Bonz race car wiring kit.



I mounted the fuse panel on the right kick panel





Switch panel right in front of the shifter on the trans tunnel within easy reach when I have belts tight.



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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2018, 10:18:08 am »
I have been working on my 1969 Cobra Jet Mustang between customer cars in my spare time getting ready for the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra Jet.





I have had a few questions about my shifter. It is a reverse pattern shifter from Turbo Action for the C4. I don't have the decal on it showing the shift pattern.





I have the wiring finished and everything works





I still have to wire the alternator and my new water pump when the engine is installed.


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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2018, 07:24:20 pm »
I have been working on my Mustang getting it ready for the 50th Cobra Jet Reunion.



I'm replacing the weather strip. A lot of people never noticed it was red on one side and blue on the other.





I decided to remove all the Mach 1 trim so it would be lighter.



Roll bar was brush painted with Rustoleum Hammered paint.



Finally installing the 428 CJ





Hooker headers are fun to install





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