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    But,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bones,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I need,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,fuel.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a gas station.

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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Noticed something last evening while I had the Aspen's hood open. Seems the body ground wire from the battery has melted insulation. Hmmmm............... Aha, found the cause. It's loose where it's crimped to the lead terminal creating high resistance which of course, leads to heat. My ground cable is too short anyways so now's a good an excuse as any to change it. I've got it attached to the front header stud instead of where it should be. Yes I know, my battery terminals are backwards, that's why the cable is too short.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I noticed your vent tube. It is funny, with all my cars over the years I've never had a vent tube.

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    I wanted a battery with an external vent to get the battery fumes out under the car instead of under the hood. Keeps the terminals from corroding, along with things like the battery tray and underside of the hood.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    So what big winter projects do you have in store? Are you finished in the trunk?

    Only thing I'm thinking about doing is customizing the dash controls (knobs). I would love to make everything match in billet.

    I know better than to ask Rattle what he is doing - he will probably build a couple cars, add an addition to the garage, design a new artificial heart, make peace in the middle east and who knows what else... That will only be December

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    Hate to say, I am not finished in the trunk. To be honest, I only had the trunk open once this summer and that was the morning I used it as a "grocery getter". I'm hoping to get my new tires, the Mickey Thompsons, and get rid of those T/A's. Aside from the letter yellowing on the rears, they really don't get jack you know what for traction, and the front ones are worn off on the inner edges from before I fixed the camber problem with shims. Otherwise, just doing the usual winter top to bottom clean/detail and touch up the chips on the suspension, etc........ Oh yeah, adjust the exhaust system. When I put the resonators in, I ended up with it a hair off and the t-pipes hit the spring shackle. In reverse, the whole car resonates. There's only a 1/4" total (1/8" each side) clearance between the spring shackle and fuel tank. If it's even SLIGHTLY off, it hits.
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    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Is that dual 2.5 inch? I'm wondering how I'm going to get duals out the back of mine when that time comes.

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    What about doing an exhaust wrap in that section by the tank?

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    You can slip the tank over a notch on any car made after April '77, with the square trunk floor, and extend the filler neck 2" to run duals down both sides. Having a couple early style Hump Tank cars that you can't do that with, I was figuring that whenever the turn downs really tick me off, I'd stack my pipes down the pass side similar to this but high and low then just bring the pass side pipe down from the top with a couple 45's to sit side by side under the bumper as a double barrel shotgun. I have a heat shield from I think it was a Fox Mustang or something for my tank too.
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