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    WTB: Front "J" type anti-rattle brackets

    I redid the front brakes on my 86 SVO and found I was missing one of these anti rattle brackets. I need to install the missing one as after the work, I have noted some noise that I think is from the...
  2. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Thanks for that. It may be further up like you...

    Thanks for that. It may be further up like you say. I have not been in behind the valve cover and head to see back there up close but it could be. One day this will be rebuilt so I can live with a...
  3. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Thanks and good eye Rod. Looking at the two...

    Thanks and good eye Rod.

    Looking at the two closeups I have of the front Koni's is they both are stamped 10-2-87. Door tag has a 01-86 date on it. Clearly they must have been replaced at some time...
  4. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Well, the coolant leak is fixed as well as the...

    Well, the coolant leak is fixed as well as the oil pan plug is good. With it being cleaner plus in my garage to look for any leaks sooner after running it, I have found the last culprit.

    Looks...
  5. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Give me a brake.

    During the installation of the pads, I decided to change the fluid out. Gravity drained most of it and used the vacuum pump after. Lastly used another person to press the pedal to ensure all of the...
  6. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Speaking of rotors... I took the ones off the car...

    Speaking of rotors... I took the ones off the car in and they machined them all. The rears were well within spec.
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  7. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Coolant Sender

    It's funny. I had to look around to find the sensor on the engine. As stated, I had questioned the fan operation and temperature switch in relation to the gauge reading. A couple of summers ago, I...
  8. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    While awaiting the pads to arrive, last weekend I...

    While awaiting the pads to arrive, last weekend I hit a some things on the list :tu:

    The usual oil change. I have not driven the car too far since I have owned it but hadn't changed the oil in a...
  9. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Brake debacle!

    Well, Mr. Smarty that I am buying things months if not years in advance have an issue with the front pads I bought from RockAuto last year.

    Here I thought I would get everything back together in...
  10. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Brakes!

    Early last week, I pulled the front apart to get started on the work.
    It was so tempting to jump in and start cleaning and detailing every little thing but I know I cannot spend the time this go...
  11. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    2018 Yo Do list

    As usual, I have been gathering needed parts over the last couple of years to eventually get to one day.

    On the list:
    - Front pads and rotors. I knew these needed to be done.
    - Rear pads. Turn...
  12. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    Other 2018 stuff!

    With having the rework on the Tangerine coupe ongoing, these was not a lot of opportunity to do any "major" work on the SVO last year.

    I finished the 79 finally last week and found the time to...
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    2018!

    The main local Mustang club I belong to and go to the odd meeting and show always do the local World of Wheels and for the last number of years win the club display. This year they were asking for...
  14. Thread: My 1986 9L

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    2017

    For the last while since that show, I have been side-tracked with repairing some front end damage on a 79 coupe I had restored. It took me over a year and a half after the frame work was done!
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    Guys, I haven't updated in a bit and don't visit...

    Guys, I haven't updated in a bit and don't visit as much as I used to but the car is still here and I am always picking away!

    This happened prior to the show above and ended 2016. Originally...
  16. Thread: Valve Seals

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    What are the brand of those? Are the OEM Ford...

    What are the brand of those?

    Are the OEM Ford replacements not recommended? I bought a set a while back and it's still on my list of things I need to do.


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    This guy is really close to me. The ad is not...

    This guy is really close to me. The ad is not active but I do not think he sold the car yet. $14000 Canadian (that's only $10500 US!) and comes with NOS Gatorbacks and other parts (just let me have...
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    Late winter cold snap... -20C high with a...

    Late winter cold snap...

    -20C high with a wind chill around -28C yesterday and another 4" of fresh snow over the last few days. Its supposed to be above freezing next week again! I blame the...
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    Looks like a lot of the picture links are broken...

    Looks like a lot of the picture links are broken :(

    (or is it just me?)
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    The 79-86 diagrams are stickied on FEP. Not sure where to find the TC. Maybe from a Haynes manual?

    http://www.mc-machine.com/pdf/1985.pdf

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  21. One year I would love to make it. It's a long way...

    One year I would love to make it. It's a long way and I know I could make it driving the SVO but more than likely I would trailer it. April can always be touch and go with snow and salt on the roads...
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    I'm later than you! Happy belated new year...

    I'm later than you!

    Happy belated new year everyone!
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    1986 9L Calgary, AB Kijiji

    This guy is just down the street from me. When I saw the car in the fall, I thought someone had stolen mine!

    Car was (is?) his brother's from BC. Nice car, quite a bit of provenance. Only...
  24. I think it's been for sale for a while. I recall...

    I think it's been for sale for a while. I recall them asking $1000 (cdn) months ago.
  25. Thread: Spats wanted

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    Saw these just listed on the FEP for sale...

    Saw these just listed on the FEP for sale section: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?177512-E4-SVO-spats
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