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  1. There have been stories of Turner disc brake conversions interfering with Magnums. I think Gunslinger had that issue but he resolved it. Might check fit if you have the Turners. Mike
  2. Assuming it was a reproduction script maybe the pins weren’t exact. Most people probably won’t notice, they will be too busy trying to figure what kind of car it is. Mike
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    When I converted my signal lights to LED they would not blink. I bought a flasher from NAPA that was supposed to work with LEDs, but it didn’t work either. Could have tried some different flashers but this was the only one NAPA had. I installed a resistor in line on each side and that solved the problem. The LEDs are definitely a little brighter.
  4. Might want to get your new script before you drill the holes! Mike
  5. Did they perhaps replace the clock with a volt meter? Mine has both a volt meter and an ammeter, no clock. If so, it wouldn’t be original and the wiring could be wrong. That wouldn’t explain why you all of a sudden have a problem. You’ve done nothing else other than the brakes? Mike
  6. So this makes me wonder if they had an “official” jack. I was reading where the Mustang jacks were supplied by 3 different companies over the early years. Does the authenticity manual address the jack? Was the jack in a 63 the same as an 85? You would think Studebaker would have found a supplier for a jack instead of building their own. Maybe they had a big stack of them like they did the Xframes. Mike
  7. Did you try Nostalgic for glove box hinges? On my gas door, I removed the latch on the inside so it can’t lock. I don’t leave the car anyplace that might tempt gas thieves, and if it did happen, I would rather lose a few gallons of gas than have to repair a door that was damaged with a pry bar. Mike
  8. My 83 did not have one. I bought a used one from Nostalgic along with new felt liner. Mike
  9. Did the spacers go on ok? Did you heat them? Mike
  10. Also it takes a little work on the headliner. Whoever did mine did a good job. Mike
  11. What color was the car Gunslinger? Mine was converted with a new roof panel. My car is white and was owned by Mike Valent who used to post here. He passed away so I can’t ask any questions and Nostalgic doesn’t have any paperwork on it. The conversion turned out very nice. Mke
  12. So Brad, is it closer to an R4 or R5 with dual superchargers? Mike
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  14. The first (and maybe only) time I drove my 83 in the dark I came across a dopey little dog on my county road. First time I ever slammed on the brakes like that and realized how much less effective 60 year old brakes (and headlights) are compared to the new stuff we are used to. Hope to get my Turner brakes installed this spring. Also put on the driving lights so I could see better. Oh yeah, missed the dog. Mike
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