They're here! We now have an exclusive reproduction of the rubber seals used with the floor vents on 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustangs and Mercury Cougars. There's no need to reuse unreliable 40-year-old rubber seals on your high dollar restoration project. Details here: http://www.musclecarresearch.com/vent-seals
UPDATE: I'm ready to take orders! Here's a link to the catalog page: http://www.musclecarresearch.com/catalog/71 UPDATE: Parts should be in-hand this coming week! UPDATE: I've found a supplier and I placed an order with them earlier today. I should have parts in hand within a few weeks! UPDATE: I'm looking for another supplier for the material. The good news is that I believe I've found a source. The bad news is that the material needs to be custom made to get the right thickness, and this could take from 4 - 6 weeks.
We're now selling a rebuild kit for the Wagner brake pressure differential valve used with drum brake systems. It's been confirmed for use with the 1970 Ford D0OZ-2B257-B (marked D0OA-2B257-B) valve. We're looking for customer input to help determine if it will work with other valves. Details here: http://www.musclecarresearch.com/valve-kit-wagner-drum
I'm looking for some help in identifying the internal seals used in the different proportioning and distribution valves used in 1967 - 1973 Ford and Lincoln-Mercury disc and drum brake systems. The best way to identify the seals is to measure them after disassembling an original valve, but I don't have very many valves available. I'd like to use this information to make additional valve rebuild kits available to my customers. If you have a valve that needs to be rebuilt maybe we can help each other.
I'm in the process of producing a reproduction of the rubber seals used with the floor vents on 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustangs. Anyone who has restored one of these cars knows how the seals deteriorate over time, and since the seals alone were never sold as service parts by Ford it's been hard to find suitable replacements.
I'm proud to say that I've become a published author! Chris Teeling (my Mustang 428 Cobra Jet registry partner) and I recently finished our first Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Registry book. The book contains 281 pages with over 300 full color parts identification pictures. We've also included vehicle statistics (VINs and door tag data) that have never before been available to the general public. Here's a link to a review (picture of cover included!) by Donald Farr of Mustang Monthly: http://blogs.mustangmonthly.com/6673329/ford-news/cobra-jet-registry-book/index.html
I'm in the process of upgrading the Muscle Car Research web site from static HTML pages to a modern content management system. I've preserved all of the old content and I'm happy to say that I think I'm back in business! You should be able to access all of your order information from the old store in the new store. You can login to this site using the email address from your last order as your user name, but you will probably have to use the "Request new password" link to reset your password. You can change your user name once you get in.