Tinkering time tonight focussed on fitting up the rear wheels, as the new 1/2" unf wheel nuts had arrived. Front rims are at the tyre fitters getting new 205/60/15's. Then swapped out the non functional horn for a twin jobbie of french origin from.the spares bin. The power feed is a bit feeble so further investigation in due course but at least there is a functioning horn.
update on the feeble horn..it appears the power for the horn comes direct via the horn switch on the steering wheel (fed via the light switch). no relay at all. the contacts on the steering wheel/column get worn hence the feeble horn tone. fitting a relay will be a safe bet. same with the headlights as i'm fitting h4 units.
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Got the front rims back from the tyre fitters with 205/60/15's fitted. Steel spare tyre looks factory but holds air and is the best tyre out of the 5!
The front has the usual mustang anti-stance. Will have to remain for now until I fit the front disc conversion which will also include the shelby drop, coupled with a half to one coil lop. I did notice the passenger front was a bit "uncle buck", suggesting a blown shocker.
Front rims have plenty of tuck but the inner tyre wall is close to the upper arm. Nothing is touching but a 5mm shim would give a more comfortable margin. However, I'm guessing that the disc brake conversion might widen the track slightly.
New delphi fuel pump fitted with a couple of new filters and new 8mm hose.blew the fuel pipe back to the tank then sucked clean fuel back through.
Needed a couple clips to.hold everything in place safely then fired it up. Bit of a smoker off the right bank so warrants further investigation. Also there seems to be a healthy trans leak whilst running which seems to be coming from a cooler pipe. Solvable with some new hydraulic hose.