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  1. I think I would have had to figure out a way to make the dressers easily removable for a safe/safe room under the stairs.
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    Bama tunes

    I got one for the same reason, the dyno was too expensive and I hoped it would work. All the options were in the drop down but it was backfiring and would make your eyes water and really was not any better then the stock chip. After learning that lesson the week after I limped it to the dyno.
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    how much does that sucker weigh?
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    The momstangs rebuild

    yea I did one. In the end it was a huge PIA as the light had to be cut open, the light segments separated and then the lights epoxied in before it was all put back together so that if/when the lights burn out you would have to cut it back open to replace it. Never did a 2nd because of it.
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    AZ transmission shops

    There were only two shops I used on the east side of phoenix when I was there as I got the mustang towards the end of my stay. The Mustang Shop in chandler was the first. It was here that I learned my lesson to never NEVER tell anyone "I am in no big hurry" because after that the car sat in the same parking spot for 3 months until I finally called them up and said I had priced the work at other shops and would be willing to take if there if they did not start on it ASAP. They called the next afternoon and said it was done........ I took it from there to AZDC(arizona dyno chip) to have it tuned and watched the motor be unable to cool itself on the dyno and eventually overheated and developed a knock. AZDC were nice guys and had the shop and dyno in one place, but not sure about transmissions shops but they would know where to go.
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    new jersey

    yea the snow is pretty annoying in this area. If we get it there is a 50% chance you can wear shorts to watch it melt the next day or two. I like the snow situation in phoenix myself. When we wanted it we just drove into the mountains and got as much as we wanted.
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    the evil beast............95 gt rebuild

    so your expecting work to slow down, going to hire some minions to do your work or are you expecting life to slow down? It just never gets easier after all....
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    AZ people?

    I was in phoenix from 2000-2009 and loved it. It amazing how much there is to do in and around the area, let alone the state. I made it down to tucson but only went through yuma one time so I do not know much around that area unfortunately.
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    Warrior's grandpa car build

    its not something you use every day but its something that every time you do it brings an evil little grin to your face.
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    Warrior's grandpa car build

    stick something super quiet on it, and a pair of electronic cut outs.
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    The momstangs rebuild

    so the motor is doing even better. I was having issues where it would start cold but then once it was hot it would just crank and crank. After learning about temp enrichment and making some major changes on the starting area of the tune I was afraid it would not even fire cold but to my surprise it fired up faster the first time and was able to start again at 180 degrees. After that the next biggest problem was my brakes. They will lock up but they are VERY soft. After multiple bleedings with different techniques I read that I need to get the abs pump to activate to allow the air in it to cycle out, then bleed it again. This led to a LOT of reading about the stock abs system and the only thing I could come up with that was preventing the abs from working was the loss of the abs warning light when I switched my dash. I had figured it was just an indicator but after further research if the system realizes it is not working it shuts down. I went and got a light and wired it up to test and with the key on it lit up and stayed on showing that there was a problem with the abs system. It took some digging but I found my abs diagnostic harness and grounded the wire needed to put into diagnostic mode and then turned the key on. Now the led started to flash the err code to show one of the rear wheel speed sensors was bad. I tested the sensor where it comes in under the back seat and it showed 2.4k ohms which is perfectly in spec. I was hoping it was going to be bad as that is a simple replacement but this meant that there was a short/break in the circuit between the back where I measured it and the front where I could not. Tracing wires sucks but so does running wires so I started tracing. After checking a couple of spots I poked my head up into the fender to see what I saw and was amazed to find a wire cut, looking right at me. Sure enough right next to it was the other one I was looking for and it tested out at 2.4k ohms. I connected it and then was happy to see that I was able to measure 2.4k up at the abs unit. I disconnected the battery to clear the codes, then reconnected it and turned the key on to see the light flash on and then turn off as normal. I am hoping to take a trip around the block after dinner to test if it works. Cross your fingers for me.....
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    Brake Swap questions

    I fully endorse this idea.
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    The momstangs rebuild

    you will never freeking guess what happened. Its just unbelievable.... After a being sick for a week and then spending a day in the garage removing the wheels/bleeding the brakes and putting it all back together just wore me out. As much as I wanted to go out and try it at first light I was just too tired. I slept all damn day. Finally after dinner I woke up and decided to give it a go. I went out and got her started up and running. I wanted to get it up to 160 degrees to enter learning mode for the drive so I pulled it out into the driveway while it warmed up. I got a little worried as something sounded different but after realizing its the first time I have heard it out of the garage and with the hood down, yup it sounded different. So 160 hits and I decided to wait a little longer for the thermostat to open and get the cooling system going. Once it did I released the parking brake and eased it out of the driveway. I live on a section that has a loop but part of that loop has a hill I wanted to avoid because the brakes were still a little softer then I liked, but once I got down to the end of the road I realized they would be ok and just took the loop. I had to laugh as the neighborhood wrencher and his son were standing out on the corner to watch as I went by as they have never hung out there before..... They gave me a thumbs up, pretty sure I just returned a worried look. BUT IT WORKED!!!! I was a little worried about the noise from the back end but I think it was just some of the extra parts I have stored in the trunk. I will have to empty it out and try it again tomorrow but for the first time in 6 yrs the stang is parked forwards in the garage.
  14. I didn't want to make it a point on your topic but I really think that fuse box  and maybe the harness is going to be in the way of the wheel after doing similar stuff to my own car.  I have seen pics of engine bay harnesses that have been rubbed by the wheels just from being tied up to where the fuse box is and they were a few inches higher.  I know how bad it sucks to get the wiring sorted out, and to find out a wheel is in the way.

    1. ThomasW


      No worries man!  I looked at it again today and it doesnt look like it’ll be a problem, but i didnt put the wheel up to actually check.  

        I’ll likely do that tomorrow just for piece of mind.