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Originally posted by NEIGHT:
BTW is that a leather wrapped 90-93 steering wheel? Wanna sell? The one on my convertible has a tear in it and drives me crazy.

I will be selling a ton of stuff in time. The steering wheel in the red car has a cut on it (maybe from the glass breaking from the hit?) so I'm not sure if I will use it or not. I know how annoying that can be.

Last night I discovered that the headlights on the white car have bluetooth RGB LEDs in them. My kids had fun changing the colors and seeing the strobe function. [Cool]

Well honestly the one on my drop is more than a tear. It was originally a tear but the owner before me thought he could just yank the little piece off and ended up taking a chunk off the leather. I've been trying to look for a NOS one or a very lightly used one but most leathers seem to be ripped or cracked bad.

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1992 Summer Edition
1986 Hatch- catfish killer
1964 Impala hard top

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Can you super glue another piece of leather in its place and sand it flush? Cover the original leather with tape so the sand paper won't touch it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Can you super glue another piece of leather in its place and sand it flush? Cover the original leather with tape so the sand paper won't touch it.

Maybe? I rather not and just replace the steering wheel. Eventually I'll find a really nice one for a decent price.

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1992 Summer Edition
1986 Hatch- catfish killer
1964 Impala hard top

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Quick update on the project car. I swapped in the good tranny, BH, etc from the donor car, found out that the PO put in a bell housing and clutch fork from a 94 so the geometry was all wrong, no wonder it wouldn't shift right and the clutch fork came off. Cleaned up and installed the junkyard hood. Installed the donor headlights. Cleaned the plastidip off the rims. Was finally able to get all 4 types of lugnuts off the rims, lol.

The car shifts fine now, motor pulls strong but I'm still gonna yank it out. This car will get completely gutted and then I'll focus on body and paint.

Making progress little by little, and still having fun with it. With the mild HCI and 4.10s it will fishtail 2nd gear quite nicely. [burnout]


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[ 2019-02-04, 08:56 AM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
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Great progress. Keep the updates coming!! [burnout]

It's amazing the crap people do to these cars. [Mad]

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The input shaft from a 94 95 T5 is a different length. I am not sure a pre 94 T5 would have bolted up to that 94 bell housing you had. Drive shaft length would probably be an issue too.
Plan to put Cobra R wheels back on?

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I need to post up another video soon.

Correct, as the 94/95 bellhousing is deeper, the input shaft length is about 3/4 inch longer. The trans that was in the car is from a 92 (bolted up fine) but it is likely that the input shaft wasn't even touching the pilot bearing. And then the clutch fork was about 2 inches too long as well. Oh well, shifts great now. So glad I bought a donor car. As it was said before in this thread, this thing is whooped. [dance]

Edit: Yes I am planning on silver 5 lug Cobra Rs. They look kinda dated now but they were awesome back in the day.

[ 2019-02-04, 06:18 PM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Quick video, cleaning plastidip off the wheels and fun with mismatched lugnuts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1OKoQR5Os&t=

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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The input shaft bearings of the 92 T5 could have gotten damaged if it was wobbling around with the fly wheel on its tip and no pilot bearing. Remove the throw out bearing retainer to take off the input shaft and inspect its bearing. It is not hard to remove and replace the input shaft bearing on T5 and T45 transmissions. If the splines on the input shaft are starting to twist like a screw you'll need to replace the input shaft to get back good smooth clutch control.
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
The input shaft bearings of the 92 T5 could have gotten damaged if it was wobbling around with the fly wheel on its tip and no pilot bearing. Remove the throw out bearing retainer to take off the input shaft and inspect its bearing. It is not hard to remove and replace the input shaft bearing on T5 and T45 transmissions. If the splines on the input shaft are starting to twist like a screw you'll need to replace the input shaft to get back good smooth clutch control.

Agreed. That trans was pretty noisy all around so it is due for a full rebuild. Luckily the trans from the donor car is smooth and quiet.

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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I kinda like the wheel setup on the white hatch now. What kind of wheels are those?

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1992 Summer Edition
1986 Hatch- catfish killer
1964 Impala hard top

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quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
I kinda like the wheel setup on the white hatch now. What kind of wheels are those?

They are Niche 18s. Model is Niche M131 Targa Silver with machined face.

They do look kinda cool from 20 feet but up close they are oxidized a fair bit. I may actually do plastidip on them again, like an anthracite color with glossifier. Could look nice if done right. Either way they will ultimately be sold.

Hey Neight did you see this:
https://lmr.com/item/LRS-3600-GT350/mustang-sve-fr350-steering-wheel-90-93

Or they have the regular black one for $199.

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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quote:
Originally posted by the walrus:
quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
I kinda like the wheel setup on the white hatch now. What kind of wheels are those?

They are Niche 18s. Model is Niche M131 Targa Silver with machined face.

They do look kinda cool from 20 feet but up close they are oxidized a fair bit. I may actually do plastidip on them again, like an anthracite color with glossifier. Could look nice if done right. Either way they will ultimately be sold.

Hey Neight did you see this:
https://lmr.com/item/LRS-3600-GT350/mustang-sve-fr350-steering-wheel-90-93

Or they have the regular black one for $199.

I would buy it if it was 85-86 svo wheel 3 spoke.

Nice update on the car looks way better.

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