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Reply #45
I just noticed the T-Bird-specific KB stuff. Haven't seen much of that stuff in the wild.

Car looks great!

Thanks.  Have followed some of your posts and I take it you worked there?  I have the Kenny Brown adjustable upper and lower rear arms as well as their subframe connectors ... all were purchased around 15-20 years ago now ... hard to believe ...

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Reply #46
I may have missed it, what tailpipes are those?  Stinger?

They are actually custom bent stainless steel pipes that I had done at a local hot rod shop years ago.  Same principle as several of the Fox LX 5.0 Mustang style ones, just longer in length.  I have aluminum tubing exiting the mufflers and going over the rear axles.  From there, the stainless steel extensions bolt on and run the rest of the length of the car.

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Reply #47
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Thanks.  Have followed some of your posts and I take it you worked there?  I have the Kenny Brown adjustable upper and lower rear arms as well as their subframe connectors ... all were purchased around 15-20 years ago now ... hard to believe ...

I worked there until '01.

I'm the reason those parts ever existed. ;)
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #48
Going to be coming out to Carlisle?
It's Gumby's fault.

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Reply #49
Going to be coming out to Carlisle?

That's my plan/hope.  Didn't go last year, well, at least not with the car ... just walked through the swap on Friday.  Tentatively scheduled to get the car inspected tomorrow and then gotta get some miles on her.  Hope there is some good Fox T-bird/Cougar turnout.  I didn't see any Cougars last year and maybe only 2 or 3 non-turbo birds.  TC's usually show in decent numbers.

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Reply #50
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Thanks.  Have followed some of your posts and I take it you worked there?  I have the Kenny Brown adjustable upper and lower rear arms as well as their subframe connectors ... all were purchased around 15-20 years ago now ... hard to believe ...

I worked there until '01.

I'm the reason those parts ever existed. ;)

Many thanks!  Yeah, they kinda disappeared as an available item not too long after I bought them ... Probably got them in '99 or '00.  With all the newer non-fox/non-SN95 Mustangs, a lot of this niche stuff has gone by the wayside.

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Reply #51
"DONE!" ... still have some small odds and ends to finish up, but everything is back on the car.  Installed the driver's side tailpipe, tightened up all the exhaust fittings, and installed my new rear sway bar.  Also got my door molding put back on.  Getting my state inspection done next.

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Reply #52
That's my plan/hope.  Didn't go last year, well, at least not with the car ... just walked through the swap on Friday.  Tentatively scheduled to get the car inspected tomorrow and then gotta get some miles on her.  Hope there is some good Fox T-bird/Cougar turnout.  I didn't see any Cougars last year and maybe only 2 or 3 non-turbo birds.  TC's usually show in decent numbers.

I was actually pretty surprised that I didn't see your car there. Would have been the perfect time to take home a first place trophy...and all of the other trophies!

"DONE!" ... still have some small odds and ends to finish up, but everything is back on the car.  Installed the driver's side tailpipe, tightened up all the exhaust fittings, and installed my new rear sway bar.  Also got my door molding put back on.  Getting my state inspection done next.

It looks good! Going to have enough time to get it inspected?
It's Gumby's fault.

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Reply #53
I was actually pretty surprised that I didn't see your car there. Would have been the perfect time to take home a first place trophy...and all of the other trophies!

For as close as I live, I actually don't show the car there all that often (or at all for that matter)... probably 6 times in the last 20 years or so.  I bet I didn't go for a solid 10 years.  Got a little re-energized the year before the the 50th anniversary show in 2017.  I've gotten a few first places at Carlisle over the years, but it's always a crap shoot and definitely not why I do it.  The classes are a little screwy, but when it's based on turnout, it's kind of hard or argue.  It's just cool to have someone show some interest in the car ... makes the all the time I have sunk into it feel a little more worthwhile I suppose.  Don't get me wrong, it's always nice to take home an award, but I'd rather not place and have 20 cars there then place and only have 3 cars there.

It looks good! Going to have enough time to get it inspected?

Thank you.  Got it inspected on Friday, so should be good to go.  Went to a little cruise-in pancake breakfast that a neighbor invited me to on Saturday morning.  Got a little highway time.  Have an annoying exhaust leak I have to solve, but otherwise things seem to be good.

Re: Rear Underbody Resto/Gas Tank Install

Reply #54
For as close as I live, I actually don't show the car there all that often (or at all for that matter)... probably 6 times in the last 20 years or so.  I bet I didn't go for a solid 10 years.  Got a little re-energized the year before the the 50th anniversary show in 2017.  I've gotten a few first places at Carlisle over the years, but it's always a crap shoot and definitely not why I do it.  The classes are a little screwy, but when it's based on turnout, it's kind of hard or argue.  It's just cool to have someone show some interest in the car ... makes the all the time I have sunk into it feel a little more worthwhile I suppose.  Don't get me wrong, it's always nice to take home an award, but I'd rather not place and have 20 cars there then place and only have 3 cars there.

The lack of turnout is really why I'm pushing to get my car there. The TC's make an okay appearance, but 10-15 years ago, there would be 2 full rows of cars. Now we get maybe 12-15 cars. It feels like as more people show up, it motivates more people to bring their cars out. Bringing more attention to these cars can only help the community in the long run.

Thank you.  Got it inspected on Friday, so should be good to go.  Went to a little cruise-in pancake breakfast that a neighbor invited me to on Saturday morning.  Got a little highway time.  Have an annoying exhaust leak I have to solve, but otherwise things seem to be good.

Glad it went well. It's always nerve racking to pour a ton of work into a car, and have things not go very well.
It's Gumby's fault.