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So... after I installed the rear end with disk brakes, I knew I needed an adjustable prop valve.... I installed it this week, and I now have rear braking, but its the same quality as I had before, not really great in the stopping dept.. I bled the crap out of the lines, and now I'm wondering if maybe I need to re-bleed the master cylinder, or perhaps maybe the MC was going before I did the rebuild.
maybe I should just upgrade the MC, and plan for larger calipers down the road?
any ideas , tests, or thoughts on this situation would be great
2004 Lincoln Ultimate Cosmopolitan
This is how it started
new door hinges, and repainted lower half
new trunk storage
new side storage
have to get finished pics tomorrow of the interior... its been buried in snow for months until last week
TV cable from column shift car.
non-Fox related (added 4/4/15)
I know a lot of you visit the yards, so I'll put this out there..
I'm looking for the inside plastic window shrouds (4 total) for the side, and rear cargo doors of my van.. 1992 Ford Econoline and up will work..
usually in club wagons, and conversion vans, color doesnt matter
I'll start off with the details of the car that I have at the moment..
I will update the info as I find more out about the car
1985 Cougar Base model W/ 5.0 V8 CFI 85,000 original miles
Built in Lorain, OH
Production line # 75962
Converted by Car Craft in 1985. It's #14 out of ??
I guess there are about 16 known to be made.. no one really knows for sure.
It lived it's life in Illinois at least 10 years before Bear bought it a few years ago in Florida, and that's where it's been until March of this year.
I'm also waiting for Bears official list of upgrades done to the car while he had it.
Here's a start of the list of upgrades.....
89 lincoln track lock from a Bill Blass Edition w/ disk brakes
CHE tubular uppers and lowers with Energy Suspension Bushings
Front End: TC and Mark VII parts with Energy Suspension Bushings
5 lug Wheels: Factory 16-195 Cobra's. I put brand new rubber on them before It left Florida.
The back wing w/ upper brake light came from a 92 Nissan Sentra.
Speedo was upgraded from digi to analog. Along with brushed dash bezels
Rotary AC/ Heater was upgraded from mustang, (95 I think)
pop out coin and cup holders came from a 95 Taurus
Steering wheel was upgraded to a XR7 wheel
So since I have had the car. I've had to put in 3 point seat belts to pass safety inspection. So I didn't have to cut the original panels in the back seat, I decided to mount them to the floor to pass Inspection. They will probably be moved once the car goes through it's make over.
I also did the usual tune up/ timing and routine checking of the car after it's 1000 mile journey across the east coast.
here's the pic of that day with all the crap connected to the motor.
Also put an exhaust system on it to pass inspection.
Here's some more pics of what bear had done to it.
Yesterday I put air shocks on the back. I's improved the ride tremendously, and is keeping the tires from rubbing in the wells.
heres a before
And an after
It could probably come down a little.
I also installed my Bosh light from the 80s the other day.
They still need to be wired and adjusted,
That's all for right now, Mabe I'll add some stuff later tonight
First off... I have a SC AOD with a 2800 converter. Miles are unknown at this point....
also installed new filter, gasket, and drain plug.
I got it from another member here, and he said it was in working condition when he pulled it out of his car for me.
should the dip stick go into the pan? or stop short?
my original 87 AOD has the same length tube but the dip stick is longer and the full marks are about 1-1/2" diff then the stick in the SC AOD.
Should the TV lever be pushing all the way clockwise until the throttle is moved, moving the TV lever counter clockwise? That's what it's doing ... I believe that's the way it should be set up according to the video I watched
The car shifts fine until the rpms go up, then it slips out into neutral when the rpms lower (as I let up on the gas pedal)... then nothing until the rpms go way up again, and it goes back into gear... Does the same thing in all the gears including reverse. It acts like it's low on fluid, but I'm not sure which dip stick is correct... It seems like the stick should go into the pan, but I could be wrong.... When I use the shorter stick, and fill it to the full marks, it leaks out of the bottom of the tube. I'm sure it needs a new O-ring.... But I still have the same problem... plus leaking fluid...
When the fluid is cold.... Should it read way past the full mark, or lower then the full mark on the stick... The vert reads way lower until it's been running, and this one reads way way past the full marks
If there is a problem with this AOD... I have 2 choices until I get this one rebuilt....
1. Install my original V6 AOD with 108,000, and watch it slowly (or quickly) die behind my 306.....
2. Put the C6 in, and get another converter for that... I believe it also has a shift kit in it (if I remember correctly)... and I already have the SB bell, flexplate, and shorter driveshaft for it too. And I also have a ratchet shifter for it..
This will be a temp setup until the SC Aod get rebuilt (if needed), but it won't happen this year. I also don't drive more then 100 miles a year in any of my Cougars.
what do you guys think?