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    FEP Power Member David Claflin's Avatar
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    Its sitting outside the garage right now. The new engine is nearly done, waiting on the last couple things to show up. New transmission and converter are here. I've got the frankenwagon in the garage now getting it tore down, and ready to jamb it before pulling it outside so I can get this one going, finally, been way too long.
    1990 Red LX, ported explorer heads and intakes, weenie cam, 1 3/4 long accufabs, 3" exhaust, T5, 4.88
    1985 LTD LX, Mach1 brakes, 17" Mopar police car wheels. 7.86@86MPH with 302, 3640 pounds with 1/4 tank of gas and me in it. 331 build in progress
    1984 LTD station wagon, with 84GT nose, some might remember it as the old Dugan Racing station wagon.
    1986 FHP coupe, yet another work in progress

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    So just to give an update of sort on this, I did get the engine built, and installed, only to find that the dipstick wouldn't go into the pan because of the headers, I tried a lot of things except banging a huge dent in the header tube which I wouldn't do. I let the car sit for awhile because I was pretty pissed, but did pull the engine back out and am now in the process of building a milder 331. I'm hoping to have that running sometime in September, barring any other delays which seem to be a regular occurrence with this car.
    1990 Red LX, ported explorer heads and intakes, weenie cam, 1 3/4 long accufabs, 3" exhaust, T5, 4.88
    1985 LTD LX, Mach1 brakes, 17" Mopar police car wheels. 7.86@86MPH with 302, 3640 pounds with 1/4 tank of gas and me in it. 331 build in progress
    1984 LTD station wagon, with 84GT nose, some might remember it as the old Dugan Racing station wagon.
    1986 FHP coupe, yet another work in progress

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    Between the FailTD and yours, these cars are really growing on me, but they're not easy to find. A SEFI conversion like yours and a 5spd would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkm View Post
    Between the FailTD and yours, these cars are really growing on me, but they're not easy to find. A SEFI conversion like yours and a 5spd would be fun.
    Right, if this transmission ****s the bed a 5 speed will be going back in it.

    It's the first part of November, and it's still not running, my timeline objectives are chronic failures.
    The engine and trans are in, I've got the junkyard V6 Mustang fuel lines installed. Just have to finish up trans lines to trans cooler, install headers, front dress and a few other odds and ends, shooting for spring 2022 to have it going. Should be able to make that.
    1990 Red LX, ported explorer heads and intakes, weenie cam, 1 3/4 long accufabs, 3" exhaust, T5, 4.88
    1985 LTD LX, Mach1 brakes, 17" Mopar police car wheels. 7.86@86MPH with 302, 3640 pounds with 1/4 tank of gas and me in it. 331 build in progress
    1984 LTD station wagon, with 84GT nose, some might remember it as the old Dugan Racing station wagon.
    1986 FHP coupe, yet another work in progress

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    I've been working on my car since 2017 and its about 20% complete. Sounds like we work at about the same speed.

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    I'm my own worst enemy, havent made any progress on the LTD in the last couple weeks, but did swap heads on my 90LX, get new tires and wheels mounted on my '86 FHP car, run the buffer around on the 90, and put a new power window in the '05 sport trac, working on everything but the LTD.
    1990 Red LX, ported explorer heads and intakes, weenie cam, 1 3/4 long accufabs, 3" exhaust, T5, 4.88
    1985 LTD LX, Mach1 brakes, 17" Mopar police car wheels. 7.86@86MPH with 302, 3640 pounds with 1/4 tank of gas and me in it. 331 build in progress
    1984 LTD station wagon, with 84GT nose, some might remember it as the old Dugan Racing station wagon.
    1986 FHP coupe, yet another work in progress

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    As soon as you have two project cars down for serious mods. Things seem to grind to a halt as far as progress goes.
    Black 1985 GT: 408w, in the 6's in the 1/8 mile
    Color TBD 1988 LX 5.0 Coupe 5-speed: Rear defrost only option
    Grabber Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1: 351c, toploader
    Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
    Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI

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