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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPDATE! Sheesh! Here is the 8-Track! Its That Time of Year!

So I pull the '66 Mustang out of the garage for a bath. It's that time of year. Even though garaged, it is going to need some more attention, but tonight it was simply a first pass. 

Here she is showing her younger sisters how its done. 



It is amazing to see that I need to replace some washers, grommets, and screws on the outside. I have to remember that the restoration of this car is approaching *cough* 25 years or so. 


The '71 is next in line and I turned it over and wanted to see how the new camera did with taking videos. You be the judge. A 1971 Cleveland 351 at idle. 



Quick gauge check! 



I'll take that! Anybody got any cassettes =)

For everyone that lamented the lack of an 8-Track. Dang. I hoped it would not come to this. Here is a pic of me in '79 installing a clever Pioneer FM/8-Track in the car. Traditional underdash install would not work.

Everyone Ok now? Oh ML. Performance is achieved by applying some pressure to the right foot =).   



 

17 comments:

  1. Gee... I figured a '71 would be sporting an eight-track with a Steppenwolf cartridge looping endlessly in the tape player...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. Dann, LOL! I can actually replace that unit and trim with a correct AM radio. In five minutes. I did it for car shows back in the day. I'm thinking I can chuck the Sirius XM portable thing into the system.

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  2. What? No 8-track? Still, damned nice, both of them.

    Whenever you want to learn how to wring some performance out of them, let me know. ;-)

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  3. I love the sound of an unadulterated, un-smogged, unregulated American V-8! Thank you for that.

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    1. Heh! You are welcome Shepard! Emissions, insurance, regs, etc. started killing muscle cars in '72. We don't talk about the Mustang II in polite company either =)

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  4. Nice pic! I can see you now, cruising down the road, windows down, you singing along with the Bay City Rollers...all at ten miles under the limit, of course.

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    1. Murph. I had other forms of in car entertainment back then.

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  5. LOL, nope no 8 track in any of those pics... :-) Pretty rides though!

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    1. LOL! I'm gonna jack a portable SiriusXM into it.

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  6. Excellent machinery, Keads, & thanks for the sound! Reminds me of my dual-glass-packed Caprice (Camaro 350 engine).
    You don't look much older in the pic than I was in '79; I was 2 years away from a driver's license.
    --Tennessee Budd

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  7. Really hot! Oh, and the cars are nice too (especially the '71)..... ;-)

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