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    Default Fixin' Stuff on my 84 GT Turbo

    Replaced and fixed some stuff on my gt turbo vert.





    Replaced the PIP sensor and cleaned it up some on this junkyard distributor while i was at work so i can pull the original and rebuild that. Hopefully tomorrow ill get around to that.







    Replaced the old coil with an original one.






    The old TFI and idle air solenoid.




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    Nice, lots of good maintenance. While you have things apart how old is the fuel pressure regulator? I had mine not be able to hold up to the 255 pump and had to replace it. I don't think it was original, but it was at least a decade old.
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    I can only assume its original, i havent gotten to checking anything fuel related since some work was done before i got it on that. I replaced the turbo and exhaust manifold with nos parts except for the exhaust manifold bolts since i couldnt find them, and it took forever to locate a decent correct t3 oil return line. I wound up finding one after i put it back together and i really aint in the mood to go thru that again right now(maybe over the winter ill put it in).

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    Does anyone know if the t5 shifter in these cars are specific to them?
    When i first got the car the shifter arm was so close to my leg i couldnt even shift it properly, so i assumed they bent it for a much smaller person to use it(they didnt). It had a bad shifter cup bushing and i bought a cheap short shifter that was more upright to replace the whole thing.






    But, the car wasnt drivable then so i didnt get a chance to try it out untill recently and i hated the way it shifted so i removed that and reinstalled the original. After making a spacer to move the arm further away its tolerable now but i went and looked at some pics of t5 shifters and never saw these bent in this manner, except when looking at these specific turbo cars, not svo since they have a different shifter arm from what i saw. But, not all of them had it in the pics i could find, none of them had the flat of the shifter facing away from the driver like mine either. I read people flip them but when i had it out i can definately say they never bent the tabs to dismantle it and flip it around the other way.
    My 91 4 banger t5 wasnt bent to the side like this one is.

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    The shifter should be common to all of the other period mustangs. Usually the rubber bushings melt and the handle gets loose. Mine seemed to be a reach because I have the seat extenders putting me further from the dash.
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    Its really hard to describe properly just looking at it, i shouldve taken a picture of it in action.
    Its like taking the shifter arm and bending it towards the driver to the point where shifting into 1st and 2nd has your thumb grinding against your thigh. The shifter and springs itself isnt broken and the cup inside isnt worn.
    Very unnatural feeling but after putting a 3/4" spacer on the shifter arm to shifter stalk its manageable now.

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    Do you have a broken motor mount or transmission mount? Leaning that far to the left is unusual. Is the shifter itself parallel to the transmission tunnel or angled to the driver's side? Hard to tell from your pictures.
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    I know the pics are terrible i apologise the shifter base itself seems basically center in the trans tunnel hole for it, the shifter arm is very bent towards the driver.
    Ill have to pull the center console back out and take a few pics next time.
    I didnt see any broken motor mounts while under the hood, ill have to look at the trans mount next time im under the car.
    Thatll have to wait untill i do something about the alternator harness, its in bad shape im not putting this back in like this.




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    Wasnt going to mangle the connector to pull the whole wire out so cleaned everything and used shrink tubing and one of those water tight connectors with solder in it already to repair it. Ill touch it all back up with liquid electrical tape just cause.
    Tested continuity on all wires and its fine. Later on i may make a whole new thing for it just for safety reasons.




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    Went back to the garage today to finish putting in the distributor.
    Followed the instructions on figuring out your timing from this video(https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wElr-Y0Ko) recommended to me in the "i need help" thread i recently started.
    Took the timing cover off to see where everything was at.






    I replaced the TFI on the rebuilt distributor again, this time with a nos dy-425 i picked up recently and put it in.
    I left my oil pen to mark positions at home so i stole a swab of the heatsink stuff off the TFI i took off and marked the distributor #1 and position of distributor with it, it got me where i needed to be.
    Reinstalled the timing cover, alternator bracket and alternator and distributor hold down and plugged everything back in(except the spout) and went to start it.
    Started up and stayed running long enough to start twisting the distributor and finding a good spot.
    My timing light was completely unusable so i played it by ear, ill pick up another one.
    Once it got running it was surging so i replaced the new idle air solenoid with the original one i cleaned up some and it finally runs good now.







    I cant really find the "right way" to run the plug wires over the motor but under the intake like it shows in all the books i went over, aesthetics but its bugging me something awful.
    I ran it and revved it up many times but it took over 30 minutes for the temp to go up enough to turn the fan on. It took about 5 last few times i tracked the fan to see if its working.
    I cant really tell if its the ambient temp being cooler or its actually running cooler now. Reminds me that i got to flush this ones coolant and replace the thermostat.
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    I had a day off work and tried to make some time to atleast fix something on one of my cars, so i stopped by and decided to replace the bad fog light switch and relay that just happened out of nowhere awhile ago.





    I still have one bulb not lighting up so i got some new 55w halogen h2 bulbs coming and in 20 minutes my foglights should be working as they should.
    I also got around to replacing the drive belts since the old ones were splitting on the bottom and pulled the a/c belt since that aint worked in almost 20 years apparently.



    The original belts number?



    Im also pulling the original radio out, since the drivebelt to the tape player is gone and it cant hold a station very well, and replacing it with something from "the period" that wont look out of place like a modern aftermarket radio and should fit without trimming anything. Im not all commited to having bluetooth and the like and honestly a tape adapter is enough for me, provided the tape player works.
    Ran it for a bit and got white smoke out the exhaust that never really cleared up, but its been sitting for awhile and it was cold in the garage so i dont want to assume too much but im getting a test kit for the coolant just in case.
    Hopefully its nothing and im being paranoid because i never drive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1984GTTurboVert View Post
    Im not all commited to having bluetooth and the like and honestly a tape adapter is enough for me, provided the tape player works.
    Word of advice, don't use a ****ty tape adapter.

    Grab yourself one of these bad boys if your antenna is still hooked up and decent. Works wonderfully in my car with the original cassette deck. I've had FM adapters that weren't worth a crap years ago, but they have really come a long way. Cheap and effective.

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