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Engine Tech / Help Please, Energy Drain
Yes, my Black is very jealous of the Red one.
The Black one blew the Alternator a few weeks back.
Now it will drain the battery sitting overnight.
I have tried different batteries so I know that is not the problem.
Right now, I'm thinking possibly starter or solenoid.
What do you think ?

User Rides / Updates on the Red 88
Last Fall, I sent the Red 88 XR7 off to a High School for the school year.

They had a lot of fun with my project.


The engine was out of a rusted 87 bought over 10 years ago.
Wire harness, shifter header panel out of the blue parts car that I had.

The engine was one of the most powerful stock 302s that I had ever driven.

I can't confirm that they are H.O. heads but it is a H.O. intake.

When I put the Motor in a few years ago it had issues.

Needless to say, all gone now.

They even talked me into using my prized 88 XR7 correct AOD that has only 60 miles on it.

Schools out and I brought it home yesterday.


My Black one that I have owned for 34 years never had this much power.

It was a fad to put HO heads on these engines in the 90s but I am not sure about this engine.

It may be the ECM as the car uses the one that came with the engine.

All together a fun machine.

The dark 11s are from the red one on a straight acceleration.


Car is not rust free but far from a basket case.

A real fun project so far.

I am going to install the rust free doors that I have and see if there is a market for the car in Ontario, Canada.

I have acquired another project so this one is looking for a new home.
User Rides / The Cougar Helps with The Chip shortage
Sent my 2019 F-150 off to a better place last February.
Long story short, great deal and I was not working due to Covid and had no problem waiting for the "3 Month" back order.
Now we are into month 7 with not even a VIN yet.
I'm back working and the Cougar has to fill the void.
Just dug the head light/Marker box out of the rafters and installed the A-grade lights and markers.
(I don't have any for sale)
As fall approaches, I need to see better on my way to work in the morning.
About 3,500 miles on this car, this year.
By far, the most I have driven this car any year since 1999.
I put 185,000 miles the first 11 years and only 3,000 from 1999 to 2020.
Anyone else waiting for a 2021 F150 ?;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_df3e8ac887678bbb9aa9a7bc1a3684df;topic=0X
Electrical Tech / Autolamp Relay
Does anyone have a diagram of the location of the Autolamp relay ?

Is it one of the four under the dash, near the console ?

Thanks in advance !
Suspension/Steering / Daily drivers take warning. Inspect those struts for Rust !
While this is not my daily driver, I do drive my 88 XR7 daily right now.
This is from my 88 Project.
I was backing it into the shop when the front wheel snapped.;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_dbff5dc77caaa1c63b801eaf707d11c8;topic=0

Tore is apart and found this,;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_bc3962b03fc7157f280b21e16679a376;topic=0

The rest of the suspension is in really good shape.
The car has sat outside the last 3 winters and All I can come up with is that water got in between the steel and the good ol' Canadian freeze/thaw cycle blew it apart.
My daily driver will be coming into the shop after supper and be inspected.
LEADS on T-Bird/Cougar Stuff For Sale / I spy with my little eye, All original 87 XR-7
I was looking at the Classic Car page and saw something behind the Mustang.;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_24ab2b1b3873a3f722556c178cd1f6b8;topic=0
On the East coast of Canada, not Toronto as listed, if anyone is interested.
$10,000 Canadian or about $7,500 US.
Don't bother contacting him if you plan to offer less.

T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / 302 Engine block side motor mount plates
I have come across a non internet guy who desperately needs the top half of the motor mounts.
That plate that bolts to the engine.
He insists that Foxbody mustang mounts will not work.
He has an 88 TC that is about to get a 5.0

If you can't help, advice would help.

Thanks in advance
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars FOR SALE / My 88 project is for sale. If anyone in Ontario Canada is interested. all

My retirement did not last long.

My part time job has just turned into a full time job.

I need to part with this project and focus on my original 88

$1,400 Canadian;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_dc01abc4fe4e2a20c9ab1218cde3518b;topic=0;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_618098698f48a9efce60f1c167084061;topic=0;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_432e060f7fd97b9e2cb75bc02e649ce3;topic=0
LEADS on T-Bird/Cougar Stuff For Sale / The coolest Foxbody for sale currently 1985 Dale Jarret tibute
I am always watching the market.
A sometimes, costly hobby.
I could easily drive this around this summer !;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tm;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_b0168617bcf49c3e4303664a00b58b44;topic=0p_6239_d237faddbcb16fed8f92e6d573d60a52;topic=0