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Forum won't let me quote Aerocoupe. Odd...
I think the OEM ECU is still the tits. From a basic ECU standpoint it still kicks the piss out of any aftermarket system.
However, the physical ECUs are getting old and in shorter supply. Ford isn't making all of the connectors to be able to make a OEM-type new harness from scratch. You could still use COTS connectors and make a new harness, but that's quite a pain. I'm leaning towards going full aftermarket. I just don't want to deal with 32+ year old electronics when there are other options.
I'm in agreement about the EEC-IV. The only aftermarket system I think is close is from Pro-M. It uses a new Ford processor, is OBD-II compliant, and includes a new harness. The two things that keep me from switching are cost ($2K) and I'm pretty sure it's not plug and play for our cars like on a Fox Mustang.
Is that the final ride height in the front or is it going slightly lower (obviously the rear will be a little higher).
Couldn't I just grind a bit off the Fox spindle to gain that bit of extra thread engagement from the SN95 ball joint?
Sure. Cougar 5.0 did that when he installed the arms on his car. Machined some of the spindle where the nut sits and it was fine. It's in one of his threads somewhere on here.
Either seems like a decent way to go. I haven't really thought seriously about either one since my car runs well with the A9P.
I've thought about the EL sheets before. The "indiglo" gauges were a HUGE trend in the early 2000's. Most were that blue-teal color and I was never really a fan. I don't really want to change the color or go too crazy. The hot spots aren't noticeable at all, I just want to add a little "saturation" to the green without making everything green.
I believe there is a green color that's pretty close to the factory color. I think it would look pretty neat. Not factory but neat.
I'm waiting for the "pop a screen in and make what ever you want" aftermarket cluster, so we can have something like newer cars. I figure someone will make it for a Fox Mustang and we can just adapt it. Something with 0-60 and quarter mile times built in.
Cluster looks nice. I've wondered how it would look if an electroluminescent sheet was used to light it. Bring a little modern look to it. Plus no hot spots from bulbs/LEDs.
Still using the stock steel driveshaft I see.
Sits pretty nice as is though.
It's holding up great. Still looks like when I applied it. A caveat: my car lives in a garage (sometimes also under a cover) when not in use, is washed with water twice a year (the rest of the time is quick detailer or waterless wash), and lives a pretty pampered life. If you car doesn't it might not last as long. If/when the 3M tape goes bad I'd get a vinyl graphics shop to cut me a 1/2" diameter roll of chrome automotive vinyl and use that.
Maybe I should just go with this instead? Think it would hold up better?
Edit. I pulled the trigger on the above link product, well see how it goes.
Does it come in chrome?