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Thread: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.

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    Looks like a few cuss words were probably uttered, lol.

    I had to rebuild my jack, the cylinder kept bleeding off, and it would go down.
    I'm surprised, I'd have thought that the TA would be a good bit longer than an Aero Bird.

    I've gotta get some car stuff done too, one day off a week sucks though.
    Good work man, hopefully you can fire it up soon and take it for a spin.
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    Codes man. Scan the codes .
    '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.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Yup, codes.

    My guess is a shitty parts store fuel pump. 4 out of 5 ive laid my hands on were bad out of the box
    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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    1986 cougar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Codes man. Scan the codes .
    I did that before making this post. The codes were completely irrelevant to the issue I was having.

    I ended up spending about 10 minutes just looking around the engine bay. Started at the grounds that I know I disturbed. Traced them up to the battery. Nothing there. Went to the other side, started by looking at the engine mount, checking the work I did and then noticed that the intake tube popped off when I jacked the engine up. Problem solved.

    I still haven't driven it. A bit too much weather and salt happened recently, so it's just sitting for now.

    I did realize how little time I have until Carlisle, so I'm going to have to dump some money into the car and get some stuff in motion. I have a lot of little stuff to do, and a handful of bigger ticket items I'd like to get done. Either way, the car will be there, but it may or may not be uber stock.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    Well at least you checked the codes .

    Glad it was a simple fix for you.
    '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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    i need to come to one of these events,,

    by the way,, how did i miss this thread!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity View Post
    i need to come to one of these events,,

    by the way,, how did i miss this thread!!!
    It's pretty easy when you're making windmills out of nuclear reactor parts!

    Not too much to update as of right now. I have the door panel off, got the old, peeling tint off the window, and had to order some new window clips. Now I just need to get off of my ass and put it all back together.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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