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Messages - BradMph

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Misc Tech / Semi-broken front seats and hood latching issue
Bought a 1988 TBird in incredible condition, but there are some needed repairs.
One is the drivers side seat. The back of the seat is way too far backwards and doesn't seem to be catching the tooth on the seat in the more upward positions. Any ideas.
Also, the hood latch will not lock down hood when closed. I did check the latch and tried to push latch lock down but it isn't releasing the hold down mechanism inside the latch. I'm wondering if it is just a spring problem that may of broke. It will have to come off, no doubt, but wondering if anyone else has come across this problem.
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Suspension/Steering / Brake Booster Replacement '85 TB
You mean universals for a socket ratchet wrench. I think I might  do that, but I will need to get them for a 1/4in socket ratchet since I can barely get a finger to the bolt.
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Suspension/Steering / Brake Booster Replacement '85 TB
Ok, I am replacing the brake booster on an '85 TBird V8 and the last top bolt is being a pest. I have  remove the plastic panel under the dash to get access but it is extremely difficult to access through the supports placed up there with a ratchet or getting open end wrench ratchet in there. I haven't pulled the brake pedal off since that also looks to be a little bitch too. The last bolt is loose , but just not enough to grab with fingers, let alone getting a hand in there to even touch it. Any suggestions or mechanic pages available on brake booster removal?
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Drivetrain Tech / '85 AOD Crossmember Bushings Compatibility & Part Location
Thanks folks. I ordered the Mustang poly updated ones prior to the question, but strangely auto-parts places never add the Thunderbird to the Mustang parts lineups and I wasn't sure the compatibility between the 2 cars. So, I guess I will just consider that my Thunderbird is just a Mustang wanabee under the body panels. 
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Drivetrain Tech / '85 AOD Crossmember Bushings Compatibility & Part Location
I have a question concerning a 1985 TBird AOD cross-member bushings compatability. Will the Mustang bushings fit the Thunderbird for the same years? Also, where can these be located to purchase for the 1985 Thunderbird? Thanks. Images below are just examples downloaded from internet for this request.

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Drivetrain Tech / Quick question of AOD trany years compatibility
OK, well lets see. I have a high performance 302 under the hood. Is it safe to say an AOD from 1985 to 1993 will interchange without any surprises? Just a simple request was what I was looking for. I'm not a hammer down driver, just want to replace the broken trany with maybe something newer year so I don't have 250,000 miles on the replacement. I like the overdrive for freeway since I do use the freeway quite often.
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Drivetrain Tech / Quick question of AOD trany years compatibility
OK,  well lets see.  I have a high performance 302 under the hood. Is it safe to say an AOD from 1985 to 1993 will interchange without any surprises?  Just a simple  request was what I was looking for. I'm not a hammer down driver, just want to replace the broken trany with maybe something newer year so I don't have 250,000 miles on the replacement. I like the overdrive for freeway since I do use the freeway quite often.
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Drivetrain Tech / Quick question of AOD trany years compatibility
I have a 1985 TBird, with an '88 302 and the AOD transmission with a rodded 5.0 floor shift change as well . The trany slips without smoking and there are no odd smells of burning, fluid is perfect. Trany slips mostly off the stoplight if heavy on throttle up into lower gear. Drinks fluid like crazy when driving and I am pretty sure it probably is worn out after so many years, so I want to replace the trany with another compatible and possibly newer year AOD. Does anyone know what years will be a straight swap and if any of the years were stronger then it's prior?

I also thought of going to a manual transmission , but was unsure if there would be a total drive train replacement for this. Including drive shaft, and or any factory transmission to engine adapter. I realize there would be pedal added and clutch cylinder to firewall but was curious if anyone has done this for good reason.


Thanks
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Body/Appearance/Interior / Evolution II.....SEFI upgrade ..... updated 10-23-2015
What tires & wheels, offset you have mounted on the convertible. Those look nice and beefy in the back. I would like to install the fattest that can fit under the wells and then give it a nascar kind of look with the rims and wide white lettering and maybe a little lowering.
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Other Vehicles / '89 Toyota MR2 & '86 Mitsubishi Minitruck
The MR2 is a ball to drive. Legalized Go-Kart and you must pay attention while driving. One sneeze and you could end up in another lane on the freeway.
The '86 Mitsubishi truck also is a blast to drive. Completely rebuilt and with a Schneider racing cam and more gives it a very hefty lobe sound. I get asked all the time if I am running a V8. They are much surprised to be told it is only a 4 cylinder.
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Body/Appearance/Interior / Turbo hood scoop water block
Wow, Kind of think that allowing water to go to the intercooler wouldn't be so great since water could cause so many issues with rust and deterioration, Etc. But, in the picture above I can see the duct work is quite large and I imagine has drainage of some sort to remove moisture.
I installed a pair, but I moved them towards the center of the car more, instead of being closer to the front. I guess I will fab something to block them off in the winter time and open them up in the spring and summer for ventilation. Thanks Guys.
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Body/Appearance/Interior / Turbo hood scoop water block
Hi,
On the turbo Coupe model hoods, what does ford have in place to stop the water from rain or whatever from entering through the scoop holes. A picture would be great, so I could duplicate it onto my hood.
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Automotive News & Fuel/Energy debate/discussion / Concept Ford Thunderbird - Is this for real?
I was cruising through the internet and located this little beauty. Is this something that might hit production, or is it a load of hopes and dreams? Personally I love the body shape and would really like to see one on the road sometime. The specs show a lower then I would like in horsepower, but that design of the car is just very cool. Has anyone else found out anything about this yet?