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#1 PP Mguire

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

So this thread is for the new Mustang. I can't do much yet, but I got outside finally and I've been working here and there on it.

 

That new clip is what I needed about 2 weeks ago. Took me a while to get a couple boxes of brake hardware so I don't have to deal with it again. When I got it all apart, found out I desperately needed pads.

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

New brake pads in place and while I was down there I found out some other stuff too. The control arm isn't as bad as Midas was trying to say (go figure) and neither are the tie rods. I can actually fix my alignment issue myself when I get around to it. I lifted the back up to put the new stud on but I'll need some help with that as my little hammer won't cut it. I then fixed my seat belts again and cleaned up. After getting 10 blisters on my hands I decided it was time to come inside.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Wow!  Those pads are toast!  How long had you been running around like that?



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:46 AM

Since the car sat for 6 months the end of last year and I bought it April I didn't think they would be that bad. It appears not having the proper brake hardware causes more wear on the inner pads as the outers weren't as bad. Either way, the new pads with no obnoxious noise is much better. 

 

I've also pulled my tie rods off since the last post and tuned my alignment up more. I believe I can fix it myself completely when I have more time. Stupid shops always out to rip you off.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

Did you lube up the slide pins?  Seized slide pins are almost always the main failure point of calipers which cause uneven brake pad wear like that.  So, if you didn't lube up the slide pins, expect to do this job again in another 3 to 6 months.

 

Alignment is one of a few things I take my cars in for.  On the T-Bird though, I feel it's a bit futile though since all the bushings and ball joints are basically done.  The Accord isn't too far behind either.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

Yes, and added new pins as well. That wasn't the cause though. On these Cobra brakes it's quite common that these clips either become weak or break causing the caliper to move inside the bracket and bang around. Since it's not tight and snug it causes more wear on the inner pads as that is where the 2 pistons are. Now that I replaced all the clips (while buying 2 extra boxes just in case) I won't have to live with that noise and my brake wear is normal. The replacement pins I got seemed to be of better quality too, thicker. Now when I hit the brakes I feel like I'm going to be flung through the windshield! Always a great feeling IMO. 

 

As to the alignment. To go straight my wheel has to be turned to about 2 o'clock which gets annoying and even messes with my turn signal. When I took it in to be professionally aligned I had 3 shops tell me they can't. The guys at Midas took me into the garage area saying oh you need this and this, this needs to be replaced, blah blah. All that it needed was the tie rods to come off and be adjusted and now I drive straight. When I replace my ball joints and that bent control arm along with getting new struts front and rear I'll take it to be professionally aligned. For now, just driving straight is all I wanted.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

Not sure how many people still come around but a lot has changed. I got myself a 99GT and parked the white one after I had a 20 second run with a ditch. It basically totalled the front end of the white one. It still runs fine but I'll be using it as a project car later. Cut off and tube the front end and put an ecoboost in it for a daily.

 

Anyways, so far the only thing I've done to this car is replace the plugs, pads, and put an exhaust on it. I have linked some pictures below. The other red one is my gfs 2004. The last one is a pic of my car during one of the ice storms we had. 

 

Here's a crappy vid of my exhaust. The phone I have these days doesn't have a very good cam and it was real windy. You get the idea though.

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:57 AM

Better video taken with a slightly less shitty camera.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:42 AM

Beefy sounding exhaust!  They look like Flowmaster 40 series?



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