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    Default How to determine your Vehicle Calibration

    I have to say that without Foxchassis and Jeff(85GTTops) I would be as lost as a goose in the fog on some of this stuff. I have to thank both of them for their great help!

    Well I found on Ebay a factory emission guide for 1979 and 1980 Fords. It covers every engine and every calibration along with the part #s. It is very sweet!

    I was confused at how to find my Mustangs Vehicle Calibration, so I found out and scanned it in for all of you to see.



    So looking at this




    And now the new one ( Red78 ) Made for me - thanks!!



    My Calibration is this (9-11A-RO) Date: 6-7-78



    If you need to know what yours is and you have a 79-80 Ford let me know and I will help. I hope this helps you see how this works.
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    I'm fairly sure you'll have well defined demarcation between 78 and 81 model years, and there were significant changes in the emissions and transmission systems for blue and gray 81 sixes, but do they include a decode of a tag such as this?



    Fords empty box system means some people have noted that the 80 engines have later model 1981 spec E0 cylinder head castings. I assume these were used in earlier engines, but have the 0 un stamped like this specimen.



    With the stock later model emissions gear blanked off






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    Cool! No such thing as, "Too much information" when it comes to these cars.

    I'd like to see what you have regarding my info. Let me know if you need more than what I posted here.

    What search parameters did you use to find this document? I'm not having any luck locating one. Who is the seller? Maybe I can find one that way.

    I have a 5-volume set of 1979 Factory Service Manuals. Let me know if I can look up something for you in return.
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    Thanks 79mustangcobra for the great info.
    Could you tell us the exact name of the book you got that from?

    Quote Originally Posted by xctasy View Post
    I'm fairly sure you'll have well defined demarcation between 78 and 81 model years, and there were significant changes in the emissions and transmission systems for blue and gray 81 sixes, but do they include a decode of a tag such as this?
    Here ya go.
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    Catalog of Mustang ID Numbers 1964-93, which used to be about 20 bux plus free shipping on orders over $25), also covers all Fox engines, with the exception of the 1983 I6 3.3'S which had the IJ204/CJ232 codes depending on color and type, and L code BMW's found in other LM products.


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    Anybody that has that book, or is thinkning about buying one, I have a bunch of corrections for it, mostly for the 1979-1986 pages.

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    Hey Mick, I'm gonna start looking for that book. Can you send me the corrections you have so I don't forget to ask for them if I can locate a book locally?
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    Page 120
    Change Mach I to Ghia

    Change 9D to Polar White
    Add Tangerine.......85 to upper list (Color)
    Change 2H Med Red Metallic to Red Glow
    Change 3H Light Wedgewood Blue Metallic to Medium Blue Glow
    Add Medium Vaquero Glow.......5W to lower list (Glamour Colors)

    Page 122
    Change 60F to 66B
    Change 69F to 61R
    Change 60H to 66H
    Change 69R to 61H

    Add (Tremec) to code 5 trans

    Page 128
    Change engine code W to A [optional: Add (Buck Tag = T) on dots before engine code]
    Change engine code T to B

    Change Med Blue Metallic to Med Blue Glow
    Change Med Bittersweet Metallic to Bittersweet Glow
    Change Chamois Glow Metallic to Chamois Glow

    Page 130
    Add 4-speed manual (Tremec)(SROD).......4 to transmissions
    Add 5-speed manual overdrive (Borg Warner)......5 to transmissions

    Page 131
    Cross out engine code T and all info for it
    Change engine code W to A [optional: Add (Buck Tag = T) on dots after engine code]

    Page 138
    Cross out Active Belts and Driver Air Bag and code for it
    Cross out Passive Belts (Automatic) and code for it

    Optional: Cross out (Cobra) for code 15 ----- not all code 15 are Cobra

    Add 140 4-cyl Gas (2.3L) (Turbocharged).......T to engines

    Page 139
    Change Dk Blue Metallic to Midnight Blue Metallic
    Change Med Blue Metallic to Med Blue Glow
    Change Med Bittersweet Metallic to Bittersweet Glow

    Optional: Cross out (Cobra) for code 61R ----- not all code 61R are Cobra

    Page 140
    Add (Tremec)(SROD) to code 4 trans
    Add (Borg Warner) to code 5 trans

    Page 142
    Add to Engine Specs: T.......4.......140.......____.......____.......(T urbo) 2BC

    Page 148
    Cross out Active Belts and Driver Air Bag and code for it
    Cross out Passive Belts (Automatic) and code for it

    Change SS Series to GT Series

    Add 140 4-cyl 2V (2.3L) (Turbocharged).......T to engines

    Page 149
    Change Med Red to Red
    Change Med French Vanilla to Med Vanilla
    Change Pastel French Vanilla to Pastel Vanilla
    Change Med Blue Metallic to Med Blue Glow
    Change Med Bittersweet Metallic to Med Bittersweet Glow

    Change SS Series to GT Series

    Page 150
    Add (Tremec)(SROD) to code 4 trans

    Page 152
    Add to Engine Specs: T.......4.......140.......____.......____.......(T urbo) 2BC

    Page 158
    Cross out Active Belts and Driver Air Bag and code for it
    Cross out Passive Belts (Automatic) and code for it

    Change L (Code 26) to L/GL
    Change GLX (Code 27) to GLX/GT
    Change L (Code 28) to GL/GLX/GT/Turbo GT

    Add (Turbo GT) after 140 4-cyl Turbo EFI (2.3L)
    Change D to W

    Page 159
    Change Med Red to Red
    Cross out Dk Blue Metallic
    Cross out Med Light Cadet Blue
    Change Walnut Metallic to Dk Walnut Metallic
    Add Dk Academy Blue Metallic......5C
    Change Desert Tan Metallic to Desert Tan Glow
    Add Light Academy Blue Glow......35 to Glamour Colors

    Change L (Code 66B) to L/GL
    Change GLX to GLX/GT
    Change L (Code 61B) to GL/GLX/GT/Turbo GT

    Page 160
    Add (Tremec)(SROD) to Code 4 trans
    Change code 5 (5-Speed Manual - Warner T5OD) to Code 2

    Page 162
    Change engine code D to W
    Change engine code F 4BC/EFI to 4BC

    Page 166
    Add (L/LX Series) to body Code 26
    Change LX (Code 27) to LX/GT/Turbo GT
    Add (L/LX/GT Turbo GT/SVO) to body Code 28

    Add (EFI) to engine Code F, change engine Code F to Code M

    Page 167
    Change paint: Mid Canyon Red Metallic (Code 2C) to Med Canyon Red Glow, change Code 2C to Code 2A
    Change paint: Bright Red (Code 27) to Bright Canyon Red Metallic, change Code 27 to Code 2E
    Change paint: Dk Cadet Blue Metallic (Code 5C) to Dk Academy Blue Metallic
    Change paint: Bright Copper (Code 9C) to Bright Copper Glow
    Change paint: Light Cadet Blue (Code 35) to Light Academy Blue Glow
    Cross out Pastel Desert Sand Metallic Code 9J

    Add (L/LX Series) to body Code 66B
    Change body: LX Series (Code 66B) to LX/GT/Turbo GT
    Add (L/LX/GT Turbo GT/SVO) to body Code 61B

    Change trim Code H to P/H
    Add (SVO) before trim Code L
    Add (SVO) before trim Code M

    Page 168
    Add (Borg Warner) to after 5-speed Manual (Code 2)
    Crossover out transmission: 5-Speed Manual (Warner T5OD) Code 5

    Page 169
    Change engine: Code F to Code M, change Horsepower 140 to 165, add Note: HO
    Change Horsepower 205 to 175

    Page 174
    Change body: LX (Code 27) to LX/GT
    Add (LX/GT/SVO) to body Code 28

    Cross out engine code W
    Change engine: Code F to Code M

    Page 175
    Cross out paint: Oxford Gray (Code 1U)
    Change paint: Jalapena Red (Code 2R) to Jalapena Red/Bright Red
    Cross out paint: Pastel Regatta blue (Code 3M)
    Change paint: Light Regatta Blue (Code 3V) to Light Regatta Blue Metallic
    Change paint: Dk Sable Metallic (Code 8Y) to Dk Clove Brown Metallic
    Change paint: Code 2C (Med Canyon Red Metallic) to Code 2A
    Cross out paint: Light Canyon Red (Code 2E)
    Change paint: Dk Blue Metallic (Code 3L) to Midnight Blue Metallic
    Cross out all three "Glamour" paints

    Change Convertible body: LX (Code 66B) to LX/GT
    Change Hatchback body: LX (code 61B) to LX/GT/SVO

    Add (SVO) before trim Code L
    Add trim: Leather.........Perm Bucket............(SVO) M

    Page 176
    Change trim: Charcoal (Code A) to Charcoal/Grey
    Change trim: Regatta Blue (Code B) to Regatta Blue/Blue
    Change trim: Sand Beige (Code Y) to Sand Beige/Buckskin

    Add axle: 3.08:1 (L).........................Z
    Add axle: 3.73:1 (L).........................W

    Add (Borg Warner) to after 5-speed Manual (Code 2)
    Cross out transmission: 5-Speed Manual (Warner T5OD) Code 5

    Page 177
    Cross out engine Code W
    Change engine: Code T Horsepower from 175 to 175 / 205 (85)
    Change engine: Code F to Code M, Change Horsepower 140 to 165 /180 (85), add Note: HO
    Change engine: Code M Horsepower from 205 to 210

    Page 182
    Change body: LX (Code 27) to LX/GT
    Change body LX (Code 28) to LX/GT/SVO

    Page 183
    Change paint: Smoke Metallic (Code 1D) to Dark Grey Metallic ("Smoke" is still valid for Capri)
    Change paint: Shadow Blue Metallic (Code 7B) to Dk Shadow Blue Metallic
    Change paint: Dk Sable Metallic (Code 8Y) to Dk Clove Brown Metallic

    Change Convertible body: LX (Code 66B) to LX/GT
    Change Hatchback body: LX (code 61B) to LX/GT/SVO

    Add (SVO) before trim Code L
    Add trim: Leather.........Articulated............(SVO) M

    Page 184
    Change trim: Charcoal (Code A) to Charcoal/Grey
    Change trim: Regatta Blue (Code B) to Regatta Blue/Blue
    Change trim: Sand Beige (Code Y) to Sand Beige/Buckskin

    Add axle: 3.73:1 (L).........................W

    Add (Borg Warner) to after 5-speed Manual (Code 2)
    Cross out transmission: 5-Speed Manual (Warner T5OD) Code 5

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    WOW! Thanks, Mick. I hope that was a "copy-and-paste" process for you.

    Reps sent.
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    From page 158 and down was saved. Had to redo the rest. I had sent this to somebody else in PMs but I had to break it down in two because it was so big, only had the second PM saved.

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    Hi IDMoose and Red 78 here is the Book I got on Ebay, It is probably 3-4" thick in a 3 ring binder



    IDMoose here is the one for your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79mustangcobra View Post
    Hi IDMoose and Red 78 here is the Book I got on Ebay, It is probably 3-4" thick in a 3 ring binder
    Thanks. I have all the vacuum diagrams on my site, but not the part numbers.
    Will be keeping my eyes open for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED 78' View Post
    Thanks. I have all the vacuum diagrams on my site, but not the part numbers.
    Will be keeping my eyes open for that one.
    Let me know if I can scan anything in for you.

    Take care
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    Thanks for that page, David. Reps sent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDMooseMan View Post
    Thanks for that page, David. Reps sent.
    Anytime my friend. Take care!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79mustangcobra View Post
    Hi IDMoose and Red 78 here is the Book I got on Ebay, It is probably 3-4" thick in a 3 ring binder



    IDMoose here is the one for your car

    can you give me that page please for my 79 fairmont 9-97a-12, it's got 3.3l - 200 ci.
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    All the 255/4.2 liter and 200/3.3 liter info looks to be missing in RED 78' great treasure trove, despite the 1980 model year having a 255 listed in the SWB Foxes, LWB Sterling Foxes, X shells, Panthers and F-trucks.

    Valuing the sanctity of information, I wasn't able to google or e book the info I'm looking for.

    I don't mid buying the FL Sanford book, but I have a question.

    Q1: will it have the Engine Tag code info I seek? I don't want to be duped buying a non standard 255 or 200 Fox block for a 1981 Fox car project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79mustangcobra View Post
    Hi IDMoose and Red 78 here is the Book I got on Ebay, It is probably 3-4" thick in a 3 ring binder



    IDMoose here is the one for your car

    Hey would you have the page for the 1986 5.0? thanks
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    now THAT is some info there. well done

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    The calibration codes ares also listed in the Ford parts book along with rack part number used for that code.
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