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    Default I'm back... hopefully. Need some help.

    Quick Background: I lost interest in my cougar after my dad died in 2008 from an unexpected heart attack. I sold his 88 cougar because I couldn't stand looking at it sitting in the driveway. My 88 cougar sat untouched to only be start up once a month to keep it running.

    I was younger and dumb back then and thought I knew it all, ha, and swapped 19 lb/hr injectors into my 5.0S.O with an HO intake upper and lower. S.O. Camshaft and thought the computer would compensate. Well it didn't and it ran like a turd. The stock injectors were junk as for the reason for buying HO injectors so I do not have the stocks to put back on.

    I'm asking for help, WHERE CAN I GET SOME STOCK 14 lb/hr gray injectors for the 88 5.0SO without paying $300!!? I'm looking for free to little as possible as I need some serious cash to get this baby looking good again as the tires and wheels need replaced. The body had been fully restored and has 100% NO RUST or dents. Glass and interior are perfect plus the fiberglass gfx.

    It has sat next to the garage for quite some time and needs some cleaning and some work done to get it back on the road. Seems as the drums are locked and front rotors have rusted a bit to the front pads. I'm sure with a little patience and cleaning I can get those unstuck.
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    Wow! that's a pretty kitty

    My Bebe! 1980 Thunderbird, 302 & AOD are the only option boxes checked

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    I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I didn't know him, but I watched updates and pictures on coolcats when I was in high school. Gimme your address and I'll send you some 14lbers off my old motor for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    Sorry about your Dad. I'm glad you're going to get your Cougar running again. I remember us writing on cardomain quite a while back.

    Jay----1988 Thunderbird 5.0----
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    If Haystack doesn't have any, I might still have some...think I may have threw 'em in the scrap pile though. If nothing else, you can always nab some from a 5.0 Crown Vic/Marquis/Town Car....they had 14 pounders...

    Welcome home, too....glad to have ya back
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    Welcome back man. I had my 14# injectors laying around but I'm sure I finally threw them away. Get that Cat back on the road and enjoy the thing!
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    DAMMIT!!!!! I *just* threw some away very recently, as much as I fight my mom over "you don't understand I or someone else MIGHT use this crap SOMEDAY" I sat there and figured they were pointless to keep.

    But actually...someone also sold me a fuel rail about the same time, he sent it with the stock 14 lb'ers on it, I took them off to look inside....I'm hoping I kept them because I know they looked real nice, I'm racking my brain to figure out if I tossed 'em or not, but I'll check when I get home from work. If I got 'em they're yours.


    I remember reading about your dad. It's good that you're bringing it out, he'd want you to . Keep the tradition alive!

    My dad fought a six month battle with brain cancer, back in 2003. I was 15. I know he'd be proud that I steered the 20th anniversary away from being driven into the ground, which is more or less what he purchased it for anyway. Not to preserve it in a glass case. And mom can say what she wants but I don't think he'd smack me upside the head for having no cats and dumped Flowmasters on it LOL.
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    Welcome back Steve and good to know your Cat is still around friend.
    Dan & Paula

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    Welcome back bud. Glad to see some old faces popping back up out of the woodwork.
    87 LX 302, E7's, ARP bolts, Mallory Unilite Distributor, MSD 6A, Edelbrock Performer Intake, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Flowtech Long tubes, 5Speed, 8.8w/4.10's, Granatelli Tube K-Member & LCA's, Coil Overs, KYB 4ways, CHE arms, 3" rear drop springs, BBK C/C Plates, SN-95 5-lug stuff, Fuel Cell, Battery Relocation, Mac Mufflers, Stinger Tails, Sunpro gauges, Custom Lip Spoiler

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    Welcome back .
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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