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Old 05/29/2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Neil's Highland Green CS

When I removed the tail lights, this is what I found
The PR (Previous Restorer) had glued tinfoil into the recesses for reflectors.Needless to say, I'll be sanitizing the light units!

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Old 05/29/2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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There is a good thread on concoursmustang.com that details the restoration of the Shelby and GT-CS tail light panels. Marty

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Old 05/30/2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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That or you could park on an incline and cook on them!shane
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Old 05/30/2011, 09:58 AM   #4
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Couple of things I'm looking for:
1.) Pop open gas cap emblem (The PO had a Shelby emblem on it) NPD lists it, but will only sell WITH a new gas cap ($150) :-(
2.) AM/FM radio ('68 would be nice, but I think '67 thru '73 will work)

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Old 05/30/2011, 10:51 AM   #5
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I used a NOS one on the HCS still have the orignal and have a latter AM-FM that works well. PM me if you are interested. Marty

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Old 05/31/2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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The rear fiberglass panel is in the paint shop to be painted body color. What's the correct type screws to secure the panel? (I'm inclined to use SS screws, as they look crisp and don't rust.)
The tail light units are done & functional. Got the new 24" HD radiator & fan shroud today, plus the bracketry for mounting.
New Nugget Gold upholstery & headliner will be ordered tomorrow.
Time flies when you're having a good time.

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Old 05/31/2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Seems you are enjoying improving your new purchase Neil !! Keep us posted on progress
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Old 06/02/2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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Anyone got a drawing or photo of the heater hose routing for a 302, Factory A/C, with the correct water/vacuum control valve? The PO had the hoses hooked up direct to the heater core. I installed the correct control vale, but my shop manual doesn't show the routing/hookup for the heater hoses.

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Old 06/07/2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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Progress: Replaced the hood turn signal harness (butchered), replaced the engine harness (butchered), installed Pertronix III ignition & coil, installed correct 24" radiator w/shroud, installed fan clutch & 17" fan (as described in MM article). Removed seats for re-upholstery back to original Nugget Gold. Rear tail light panel should be ready @ paint shop (repainted back to Highland Green body color). Installed correct heater control vacuum valve (PO had heater hoses connected direct to heater core).
I'm contemplating switching the A/C compressor to the new rotary type and R-134 freon. (More efficient & R-12 is too $$$ & hard to get) Ordered new leaf springs today, to restore rear ride heighth and eliminate air shocks. While I'm doing that I'll drop the rear end, clean & detail it.
I'm having lots of fun-fun-fun.

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Old 06/08/2011, 04:45 AM   #10
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Anyone got a drawing or photo of the heater hose routing for a 302, Factory A/C, with the correct water/vacuum control valve? The PO had the hoses hooked up direct to the heater core. I installed the correct control vale, but my shop manual doesn't show the routing/hookup for the heater hoses.

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Is this what you were looking for? Did my package get there?
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Old 06/08/2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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Thanks Marty. Got the heater hoses & vacuum valve all installed. Your package arrived today- again, Many Thanks. The pop-open gas cap & AM/FM radio will work fine.

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Old 06/13/2011, 08:21 AM   #12
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Adding pic for Neil.
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Old 06/13/2011, 11:21 AM   #13
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I am jumping in on Neils thread, do non AC cars also have a vauum valve the heater hoses connect to prior to routing to the heater core?

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Old 06/13/2011, 02:41 PM   #14
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No vacuum controlled heater water shutoff valve on non-AC cars. Open loop.
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Old 06/15/2011, 12:12 PM   #15
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Photos experiment:
With some inputs from Jon & my local computer guru, I think I've found a method to upload photos.
These two show the rear panel removed for painting (back to body color), and then all re-assembled. The color looks different in the 2 photos- different lighting/time of day.
I have to do some floorpan replacement, but thankfully the torque boxes look passable.
Thanks to Marty for the correct fuel cap.

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