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Post  glenevans July 13th 2023, 2:08 pm

Had some shenanigans while installing motor in my '69 Mustang. The converter mounting tab welds broke off (2)! So I pulled motor and sanded a few little burrs off converter and crank. It is a converter I've used before.  Luckily it wasn't "all installed and hooked up". Just had to take bell housing bolts out. Getting converter welded tomorrow.  Must have been slightly hung up.

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Post  glenevans July 13th 2023, 2:19 pm

I had to cut an access window in bottom of bell housing to put small vise grip on the broken tabs in order to get bolts out to separate engine.

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Post  dfree383 July 14th 2023, 12:56 pm

that’s a lot of work.
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Post  nedceifus July 14th 2023, 2:54 pm

Dang man! Bummer!
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Post  glenevans July 14th 2023, 4:03 pm

Got converter welded today, just need to grind smooth and install.....again. ha ha

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Post  glenevans July 14th 2023, 4:04 pm

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Post  glenevans July 17th 2023, 12:55 pm

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Post  glenevans July 17th 2023, 12:56 pm

All better now.....

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Post  supervel45 July 17th 2023, 6:30 pm

Nice! Cool Looking forward to E/T's and MPH's.

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Post  Mark Miller July 17th 2023, 11:03 pm

supervel45 wrote:Nice! Cool Looking forward to E/T's and MPH's.

X2 are we looking at a 69-70 Mustang?

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Post  supervel45 July 18th 2023, 3:12 am

^  The OP may have been who you intended the above question Mark, but, this may help and a good place for it.

https://www.429-460.com/t28929-dyno-overlay

Also has the P-51 deal that came out from the car, in the graph overlay. Sweet. Cool

You are more of a Mustang year Expert then Me likely, so correct, I believe, and the later with 4 headlights?

The actual weight at the line would be nice to know, but, if it's lighter than Dave's it may have a shot a 8.99 or Deep in the 9's I would suspect. study

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Post  glenevans July 18th 2023, 11:08 am

You are correct, 1969 Mustang fastback. Weight is around 3500 lbs, complete car, not stripped down. We run at 4500 feet elevation most of the time, so slower than most cars on here. Was running 10.18 @ 133 back in 2017. Couple hundred hp ago. I am guessing mid 9 ish now (at elevation here). That is if we get car up and going before elk hunting starts, going to Wyoming in Sept and October.

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Post  Mark Miller July 18th 2023, 11:30 pm

glenevans wrote:You are correct, 1969 Mustang fastback. Weight is around 3500 lbs, complete car, not stripped down. We run at 4500 feet elevation most of the time, so slower than most cars on here. Was running 10.18 @ 133 back in 2017. Couple hundred hp ago. I am guessing mid 9 ish now (at elevation here). That is if we get car up and going before elk hunting starts, going to Wyoming in Sept and October.

My bad you said 69 Mustang in your first Post so it looks like your engine made 932 Horsepower Very Nice!!

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