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Thread: picked up a decent 1984 5.0L Thunderbird

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    I think it is the Ford motorsport wing


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    Mocked up the engine after I checked PtoV clearance. Can't wait to finish assembling this thing and drop it in.

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    Got some work done this weekend. Pulled the engine out.



    Got the heads torqued, rockers adjusted, valve covers modified to clear. Intake on. Cut open the timing cover for a mechanical fuel pump. Bolted on the headers.



    And dropped it in and bolted up the torque convertor and bell housing.



    Can't wait to drive this thing again.

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    What did you use for a torque converter?
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    Make it go vroom soon.
    '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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    Just the stock torque converter. Planning to go manual soon anyways. Ordering a new water pump today and a Lokar kick down cable.

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    Got it running last night. Rockers are tapping g on the valve covers though so had to shut it down instantly.

    EDIT. that wasn't the sound. Turns out it was my mechanical fuel pump making the sound. Removed it and made a block off plate. Going electric pump
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    The engine looks great. How did you manage to bolt it to the torque converter? Did you have the car off the ground?

    It is going to be a blast getting use to all the new power.

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    Yes. Car is up on ramps. Easy to get at the nuts for the torque converter

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    Good work dude.
    '87 Mustang notch; 5 lug, PBR calipers, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, E cam, BBK headers and X pipe, Flowmaster exhaust.
    "still slower than your grandma's scooter"..

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