Headlight Restoration and Bullitt Pedal Install

By Steve

I finally had my stock cobra headlights restored by Miracle Auto Detail today. Aleksandr arrived quickly (within 15 minutes) and was both kind and courteous as well as professional and efficient.  He explained in detail the process in which he cleaned the lenses which included using a plastic relaxer, 400, 1200, and then 2000 grit sand papers along with a heavy duty rubbing compound that was buffed then sealed and finally waxed leaving a brilliant smooth as glass finish all for $25! As you can imagine I was a bit skeptical at first, but I believe his work speaks for itself. If you have similar issues with your headlights I can’t recommend him enough. I can hardly believe they are the same lights!

Aleksandr Shopen can be reached at 619 654 4777 or at aaklimo@yahoo.com. Tell him Steve sent you!



Yesterday I got around to installing Bullitt/Mach 1 pedals which is a must do mod for any Mustang. As you can see the stock pedals are not only boring but functionally inadequate. I was driving home from frisbee one morning and my feet were wet because it was raining. My feet kept slipping off the clutch which can be pretty scary. These new pedals have thick rubber nibs that stick to the soles of your shoes allowing confident shifts and pedal control. The billet aluminum finish looks great!


your floor mats are dirty too

Installation was a bitch. The dead pedal was easy and only required snapping the old one off into multiple pieces and then aligning the pegs on the new one and stomping on it until it clicked into place. I then proceeding onto the gas pedal which required that I unbolt the whole pedal from the car by removing two 13mm bolts and then prying off the throttle cable. The metal pin holding the old pedal on had to be hammered out which was a wicked pain. I used goo gone to lubricate it and then some pliers to force it out. The old pedal didn’t fair too well through the ordeal. All you have to do is line up the new pedal with the pin hole and then force the pin back through. Easier than it sounds. The clutch and break pedals were ridiculous. The old pedals can be pulled off quickly but the new ones fit so snuggly around the metal pedal that it was like trying to stuff your whole body into a condom designed for midgets. I had to BOIL the pedals so the rubber became more elastic and proceeded to burn my hands on the hot metal while wrestling them on while lying upside down across the drivers seat with my head under the dash. I used a screw driver for leverage but unfortunately I slipped a few times and ended up punching myself in the face. On top of all that my kitchen smelled like a tire factory because of the boiling rubber. Awesome.

I got a nice bonus from work so the next update will include the FR500 steering wheel install and the SLP  Loudmouth 2 catback! w00t!

so much to do

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