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  1. #26

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    ... yup, any and all such "tin" covers should always get some lovin' (bolt flange straightening, so that THEY SEAL... lol... gee, what a concept) with a hammer and dolly or piece of wood... NOT a bigger hammer and/or great gobs of sealant and/or over-tightening... for the following reason...

    Puttin' real good ham-fisted gorilla torque is unfortunately sometimes too common
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

  2. #27

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    Well I found this today and I thought it might do the trick as far as power distribution goes. No more snakes head of fusable links for me lolName:  20190225_120834.jpg
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  3. #28

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    Holy smokes I've got power lol Now I can finish my fuel pump circuit with fuse protection yay.

  4. #29

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    Morons don’t realize it only takes a few inch pounds to seal a drain plug.

    On my Sebring I had to use a hammer and a torch and a cold chisel to get the plug out — how’s that for stupid!
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  5. #30

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    that's crazy. I've had a few oil filters over the years that have been destroyed just to get them off also.

  6. #31

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    Well I got my fuel pump circuit ran this evening and everything works as it should. I even ran my keyed relay power through my amp pull knob, so in effect I now have a secret squirrel theft/teenager deterrent lol. It's slowly coming along..........veeeeeerrrryyyyyy slowly. Tomorrow i get to crawl under and address the leaking trans tube dipstick and the leaking cooling lines. Luckily I have a crap ton of oring kits from my old job as a heavy equipment mechanic.
    Last edited by rich75043; 02-26-2019 at 09:27 PM.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  7. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich75043 View Post
    Well I found this today and I thought it might do the trick as far as power distribution goes. No more snakes head of fusable links for me lolName:  20190225_120834.jpg
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    Very cool! I'm doing the same thing with my fusible links. I even have the same fuse box! Out of a '90s GM sedan?
    Brad

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

  8. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrEFI View Post
    Very cool! I'm doing the same thing with my fusible links. I even have the same fuse box! Out of a '90s GM sedan?
    yes, mine was out of a Cadillac Seville, Deville. It actually was dual sided with the eight fuses you see and then 8 more on the other side of the power wire. I just cut off one side. Only cost me 10 bucks.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  9. #34

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    Went to Summit today to pick up my rebuild kit...I was like a kid at a candy store lolName:  20190227_162000.jpg
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    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  10. #35

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    Well I dropped off the cam bearings and freeze plugs today at the machine shop. When I got home I tore down all my roller lifters and cleaned them. glad I did as a few were stuck. Like my grandpa said..."the 6 P's" lol some of you guys just might know what that means...the younger guys? prolly not but words to live by none the less.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

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    OMG WTF I just noticed while moving my old heads around they have two different casting numbers. One's a DE and the other an E5AE. I know there's not much difference but sheesh.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  12. #37

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    Well I got my short block built. Hopefully I'll get to hear it someday soon.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  13. #38

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    Got my distributor in yay. RockAuto supplier closing out their stock. $35 shipped for a duraspark with steel gear.
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    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  14. #39

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    Well i got my engine in today yay me lol but before i did i replaced the tranny pump seal and dipstick tube, cooling line o-rings.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

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    Making progress... Slowly.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

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    Ooh ooh i had first start on the new engine... Such a sweet sweet sound.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  17. #42

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    Looks like it’s coming along. Good deal!

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    Yes she is... The engine was the easy part lol now comes the tedium of all the other stuff lol. I will say this however, i got all my electrical from the firewall forward squared away. I tucked what i wanted and left all the components on the inside for ease of replacement. God so much to do lol
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  19. #44

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    Looking great


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    Thanks a lot. This is where I'm at currently. Got her running pretty good without actually driving her.
    https://youtu.be/aaLGVosUzjk
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

  21. #46

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    Runnin' nice
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

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    Thanks. Today i put my vac gauge on her and adjusted the idle mix. Tomorrow I'm installing new front brake parts and adjusting my TV rod.
    Last edited by rich75043; 03-16-2019 at 10:41 PM.
    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

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    Who invented those dumb ass tranny cooler line fittings? Lol both were leaking and of course I couldn't find any so out comes the picks and oring kits... success. Dug out both old seals and got new ones in their place. Ended up having to put almost 6 qts of fluid in. She moved under her own power this evening... holy crap she needs all new suspension. Here's a few pics of her in the fresh air. Name:  20190317_172955.jpg
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    1984 convertible 5.0 auto.

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