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    I finally got around to installing the 40 year old leather wrapped steering wheel that I refinished. It has the stallion center emblem that looks a little more sporty than the traditional ford piece. It was a throw away piece but it turned out pretty nice.


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    1978 Mercury Zephyr boxtop 5.0 EFI T5Z 8.8
    1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 5 speed
    2016 Ford Focus ST 2.0 Ecoboost 6 speed

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    Looks great
    The red/white matches the gauges and shifter ball.
    Horse badging was not prominent in the early fox era for some reason.
    Especially on the steering wheel center cap.
    Had people in my car not knowing what kind of car it was.
    Only place it says Mustang is on the hatch.

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    It was nice enough to do some projects so I changed my fuel injectors. I got some rebuilt ones from a great company called SouthBay fuel injectors.
    The old ones were gummed up and lowered my gas mileage. I was going to try and redo them myself but the cost of doing it right and having it work the first time steered towards the rebuilt ones. They are explorer type 19lb 4 hole.
    I also replaced my broken motor mounts. I had thought about using solid ones for a while but they dont clear the headers on the P heads.
    Car really runs well and pulls hard again and doesnt give you that clumsy feeling when you get on it.

    old ones

    new ones

    New motor mounts
    1978 Mercury Zephyr boxtop 5.0 EFI T5Z 8.8
    1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 5 speed
    2016 Ford Focus ST 2.0 Ecoboost 6 speed

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    Your car has always been one of my favorite (other fox body) cars on this forum. It’s come a long way sir. Really nice car and like everything you have done.

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    Always a work in progress. One of the motor mounts I installed failed so I decided to go with Maximum Motorsports solid mounts.
    You can see it below the house brand solid mounts and the torn up made in India rubber mount, a quality piece to be sure. Only part way through the install but I doubt I will tear these.
    1978 Mercury Zephyr boxtop 5.0 EFI T5Z 8.8
    1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 5 speed
    2016 Ford Focus ST 2.0 Ecoboost 6 speed

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    How many miles did you have on those old mounts?

    How is the vibration with the solid ones?
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI, T-5
    '17 Ford Focus ST
    '14 Ford Fusion SE Manual

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    I had less than 75 miles on the mounts when the drivers side failed.
    The vibration is not bad and is very minimal at idle. Under acceleration there is a slight vibration around 1500 RPMs but it goes away and the car pulls without that twist feeling when you smash on the gas.
    One thing that really lessened the vibration was that I changed my spark plugs and distributor cap (they were due anyways).
    All and all I would do it again.
    1978 Mercury Zephyr boxtop 5.0 EFI T5Z 8.8
    1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 5 speed
    2016 Ford Focus ST 2.0 Ecoboost 6 speed

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    The solid mounts donít really make it as harsh as some make it out to be. Honestly couldnít tell the difference on my car (36 yr old stock mounts vs MM solids). Also no longer have to worry about the motor sagging as they wear.


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