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

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Refresh my memory but is the stock TC computer capable of supporting a MAF conversion with a tune?
    It is capable with a J3 adapter and tuning software. The problem is that even then, the TC computer can only support so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    VAFs don't care about bends in front of the meter? MAFs get all screwy with bends.
    The VAF doesn't care as long as it's mostly level and not getting a lot of NVH. It has a spring loaded door that actuates a potentiometer basically.

    With that said, I have a Megasquirt 3 and 1000cc injectors. Once I get some other stuff caught up on the car, I intend on converting the car to MS, getting the cam phaser, setting up a crank trigger, and then going full sequential using LS2 coil packs.
    The best place for the VAF and LA3 is the garbage can as far as I'm concerned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
    The car looks great, Shawn.

    I turned the intake tube downward in the fender on the '83 (You can kind of see it in the pic HERE. Was able to fit a fairly long filter in there.
    Thanks Chuck. What you did is actually my intention. The way the bend goes into the fender, it angles toward the fender liner, so if I put a 90* bend, it'll aim it towards the fender. When I get to it, I'll get a better angle tube going into the fender and do what you did. I feel the VAM is a bigger restriction than the little filter anyways.

    I did take the car out for a drive. Haven't driven it in a month or so. I always forget how shitty these cars are. I've got a lot of work ahead of me to get where I'm happy with its performance.
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    I assume you're doing a stand alone MS conversion, since there is not a PNP option like for a 5.0 car.

    The EDIS conversion should help out a bunch, especially since quality remanufactured distributors are hard to find.
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbird232ci View Post
    I did take the car out for a drive. Haven't driven it in a month or so. I always forget how shitty these cars are. I've got a lot of work ahead of me to get where I'm happy with its performance.
    I recently drove a stock, low mile 86 5.0 Cougar. The thing handled like trash and giggled far too much. With all the suspension/frame reinforcement I've done to my car it's like driving a modern car (well except for the shitty Fox brakes, need to do a SN95 upgrade one day). You'll be amazed how much suspension mods and frame reinforcement helps. Well you already know, but a you'll be much happier with your TC once you've worked on the suspension.
    '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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