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  • DanStokes
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    No worries, I hope so too. Did you get the grands spoiled?
    Quite thoroughly! To the extent that I'm sending the 10 year old and his Dad my Lincoln welder - he wants to learn and I'm willing to support that.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Sorry we missed you last week. Hope we can get together SOON!

    Dan
    No worries, I hope so too. Did you get the grands spoiled?

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  • DanStokes
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    Sorry we missed you last week. Hope we can get together SOON!

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    What shifter are you running? Stock T5 shifters are horrible. We put an inexpensive one with stops in the 83 and it has been awesome. The 03 desperately need one!
    I pulled a stock shifter off the trans on the bench. The car currently has a Hurst shifter, it was on the trans in the 89, I have never taken it off or adjusted it. I have a Tri-Ax on the shelf that I pulled off the 98

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  • BBR
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    What shifter are you running? Stock T5 shifters are horrible. We put an inexpensive one with stops in the 83 and it has been awesome. The 03 desperately need one!

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  • Russell
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    Well I normally use Instagram to resize my photos this one is to large. So anyway it's there, if there is demand to will try again or if you think you can help me .

    I want to be able to powershift and not miss gears. What would you do to this trans or other used / junkyard trans?

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  • Russell
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    The T5 in consolidation is from the 89 that had about 240k miles I put about 50k on it and other than changing the fluid it's had nothing but abuse sense 2004 when I bought the 89, don't know the history before. Others that drove the car have complained about how the trans shifted for years. I have always driven it with an iron fist or tight wallet, and claimed it shifts great!


    Last year on dragweek I carried the T5 from Crapi but thankfully didn't need it. Over the summer I have been trying to learn how to power shift. It's starting to grind going into third at the track even when I do lift.


    I decided to open up the spair trans and look inside. I just got Paul's book in the mail today going to pull it apart. May fix / upgrade or I may just use it got assembly practice.


    What does this picture tell you?
    Last edited by Russell; July 29th, 2019, 08:38 PM.

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  • Russell
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    they've gotten better since they added other delivery options beside FedUp.
    I have never had any trouble with FedEx. Either UPS or Amazon put a signiture required on a $13 rubber gasket. UPS said the requirement could not be lift even with the buyer and the seller on the line saying to just leave it.

    So right now I have no use for UPS.

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  • BBR
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    Yeah, I robbed them off the blue truck before I sold it. I've never broken one, but my car was missing one when I bought it because the factory one's were plastic.

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  • Russell
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    They use the same outside door handles as a Ranger/Bronco II of the same era. Mine are the metal ones from a Ranger.
    The one I broke was sold as metal, I am guessing it's pop metal.

    Did you get a used original Ford handle off a ranger? Did they hold up better on the rangers than the mustang, I don't know of many mustang that still have the original door handles.
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  • DanStokes
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    They use the same outside door handles as a Ranger/Bronco II of the same era. Mine are the metal ones from a Ranger.
    That's great info!

    Dan

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  • BBR
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    They use the same outside door handles as a Ranger/Bronco II of the same era. Mine are the metal ones from a Ranger.

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  • STINEY
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    When I did the drivers door handle on my 86 they all seemed to be the same.

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  • Russell
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    CJ Pony Parts sells black ones for cheap - the chrome is quite a bit more. As far as installation - I had a hard time getting the big rivets to be fully tight and finally went with 1/4" 20 SS button head screws (pick the head style of your choice) and nylox nuts. I forget the length - maybe 3/4"? Anyhow, that's worked great.

    Dan
    I have one of the big rivet guns so that had not been a problem. That handle was only a couple years old. I think the strikers needs to be adjusted more after I replaced the door gaskets it takes more effort to open. Didn't know if all the repos are the same or one brand was sturdier.

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  • DanStokes
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    CJ Pony Parts sells black ones for cheap - the chrome is quite a bit more. As far as installation - I had a hard time getting the big rivets to be fully tight and finally went with 1/4" 20 SS button head screws (pick the head style of your choice) and nylox nuts. I forget the length - maybe 3/4"? Anyhow, that's worked great.

    Dan

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