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    Default Name that part - Engine Bay Edition

    Hey all I have been working on a restoration project on my 85' GT and have been photo-documenting the tear down process and have quite a few parts I am unsure of what they do and if they are even necessary. Just some things to note with this project is I have decided not to worry about cruise control (at least for now) and I do not care about emissions as we do not have that where I live and this car will probably be registered with "Antique" plates any way. With all that in mind ... who wants to play "Name that part?"

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    I'm pretty sure this is the PCM?

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    I call it "Thing Behind Driver side strut tower"... no idea what it is but it's next to the brake booster...

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    I call it "Thing Behind Passenger strut tower" ... again no idea but it has a vacuum loop and a plug...

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    "Thing Mounted to Front of Driver strut tower" ... This one actually looks purposeful but again not sure.

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    Now presenting "Thing Mounted to Front of Passenger strut tower" Pretty sure this has something to do with ignition and is also important. When I actually start putting parts back I will probably be switching to an MSD system so this may get replaced?

    Sorry if I'm being a noob here but these are the few parts I am unsure of and want to have everything fully documented so this project doesn't turn into an investigation. I scoured the internet trying to find an exploded view of the engine bay but it looks like if you want that you have to purchase a manual. I was able to find it for fuel injected foxes but they don't seem to have the same setup as a carbureted fox. I'm sure someone is gonna tell me to RTFM and I would if I HTFM... so maybe I'll just have to BTFM.

    Thanks for any input or help... More to come...

    -Rob-

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    One more... I call this one "Modern Art Piece under Passenger Fender"

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    Pretty sure it may be some emissions related thing and it's not necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDriveFords View Post
    Hey all I have been working on a restoration project on my 85' GT and have been photo-documenting the tear down process and have quite a few parts I am unsure of what they do and if they are even necessary. Just some things to note with this project is I have decided not to worry about cruise control (at least for now) and I do not care about emissions as we do not have that where I live and this car will probably be registered with "Antique" plates any way. With all that in mind ... who wants to play "Name that part?"

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    First Picture is the Ignition module. This would we a carb Car. You would be replacing this with an MSD box if that is the route you are going.

    Second picture is the voltage regulator, part of the charging system. You will be keeping that most likely.

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    It's a dual "vacuum control switch". The under hood emissions label shows them as "VCS". Also called a "WOT vacuum switch" on electrical schematics.
    They Connect to manifold vacuum and then open or close the electrical contacts as vacuum changes above or below a certain point. .
    Different parts can have different "set" points.

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    It looks like someone capped off the the vacuum control switch already and there is one on both the pass and driver side strut towers. Are they simply just emissions related and un-necessary if all the emissions stuff has been removed?

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    My '83 only has one VCS and it is for smog (the diverter valve solenoid). Sorry, not sure about the additional vacuum control switches on you car.

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