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    I just installed my brand new O2 sensors into my brand new H-pipe. And it was an absolute pleasure.
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI, T-5
    '17 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB
    '14 Ford Fusion SE Manual

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    Trey, your build will be one hell of a head turner when it’s up and going.

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    Added a new manual choke assy to the Holley.
    Even found the old choke cable assy i used in the 80's. Time to use it again.

    Of course the tiny choke rod hairpin 'launched' off the pliers when trying to install it.
    Had clean rags stuffed all around the carb base just in case of this.
    Oh boy no rag over the open carb air horn.
    Could have gotten another hairpin, but needed to find it to confirm it was not down the carb throat.
    All is well.

    Found the clip 10 minutes later an inch away sitting on a carb casting web.
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    A much better spot for the control than reaching under the dash.
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    Temp installed 4 new AWSF 24C Friday 9/6 until i get 32C's. Cleaned the wires. Runs fine. Compression test ok.
    Took an all day multi stop drive around town Saturday 9/7.
    Was asked about 5 times today what year the car is or take a guess. Pretty much always the first question.
    Many had a 1979-1993 or connected to one.
    Small group of millennials asked and took a pic with my parked car.
    Couple of horn honks and thumbs up while on the road.
    Nice weather, windows down. Enjoyable ride as always. Left the radio off most of the time to hear the car.
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    Got the car insured and licensed so I can finally get it on a proper test drive. Washington has the option of using a period correct plate on cars 30 year and older. I bought one off eBay last year and got it registered. I also bought a reproduction 1979 license sticker for the plate. $80 later and I never have to buy tabs again!

    With this plate, I am also not required to have a front plate (WA is a 2-pate state). Cops here like pulling over cars with only one plate and with the added bonus of a 1979 dated tag, it will be interesting when I get pulled over.
    79 Mustang Coupe - Jade Green Metallic - 5.0 5Sp - Purchased 2006
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    01 Mustang - True Blue - 3.8 Auto - Purchased 2001, now daughter's car
    85 ASC - McLaren 5.0 SC - ASC White - 5.0 CFI Auto - Owned 2004 - 2016
    98 Mustang - White - 3.8 5pd - Owned 1998 - 2001
    84 Mustang SSP - White - 5.0 5sp - Owned 1993 - 1998
    84 SVO - Charcoal - 2.3t 5Sp - Owned 1989 -1992
    79 Mustang Ghia - 5.0 Auto - Owned 1981 - 1986
    68 Mustang Coupe - 302 Auto - Owned 1980 - 1981

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Marty View Post
    it will be interesting when I get pulled over.
    I notice you said when you get pulled over, not "if". LOL Nice!
    Mike

    Now stang-less.

    88 Cougar 5.0

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    Painted the Front caliper quickly red, to match the rears. Detailed engine a bit to clean up for the upcoming show this weekend.

    Got 2 more matching tires for the front also.

    sorry crooked, don't know how to fix lol
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    Mike

    Now stang-less.

    88 Cougar 5.0

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    well I replaced the air temp sensor and the mass air sensor, also removed the injectors about 2 weeks ago and had them pro cleaned (the before and after flow rates were crazy) and installed the 70mm throttle body that has the TPS sensor adjusting ring as its a 94 engine (love that) and drained out the water with a flush and added coolant.
    2017 Mustang ECO BOOST (DD)
    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
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    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Bought this clean little ltd with 54xxx miles on it. Runs and drives good. Going to leave it stock.... looking, with a 5.0 and t5 swap.
    My Previous Stangs:
    86 GT, t-tops, 5 speed.
    87 GT, sunroof, 5 speed.
    88 GT, sunroof, 5 speed.
    89 LX, Sunroof, Roller (project)
    90 Coupe, LX, 2.3, 5 speed.

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    Default taking a break from task to post

    2.3 timing belt broke 10 miles away from home yesterday. Lucky, coasted to a good safe spot.
    Sat on my folding chair with a coffee waited 1/2 hour for my local go-to tow co. Weather was perfect.
    Driver laughed how calm i was out there. Why worry? Not the time to panic. Need to focus and not think too much.
    Traditional F450 wrecker. Good people. Car was towed backwards on front wheels. Driver has Mustangs.
    Towed back home. Driver backed car right up driveway, no need to reposition for task.
    More details in 2.3 Turbo Specific tread.

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    I got my Moates qh tuning almost done on my 85 Gt

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    I'v been working on sound deadening my 85 GT. its a tedious process but hopefully it pays off when its all done. Have new carpet ordered should be in next week. Trying to get as much done as i can before winter

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    Replaced timing belt yesterday.
    Test drove car today. Started, drove same as before. Ran fine again.
    V-belts needed retensioning.

    Always apprehension as to when to go for it.
    Decided to do like they did at DAP and do the others but left the hood up.
    Jump in, fire it up, with no hesitation. If a major problem, it's near the tools.

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