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Messages - Mikey97D

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User Rides / Re: 84 Tbird project
Vintage - that just brought back a flood of memories.  Literally.  In the hair, the smell.  ugh.
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Suspension/Steering / Re: Advice on wheels.
The only thing I would caution is you will need to revise your suspension setup for the added weight (15" vs 17" or 18").    the added unsuspended weight will make the springs too light and blow through the stroke of the shocks giving a crappy ride.

I went from 16" to 17" and it isn't too bad but the wheels definitely weigh more.  There are still plenty of options in wheel sizes on the 17's.  I went with the square look of 17 x 8.5 with 235/50R17 on all 4.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Started experimenting with the interior color combo a little.  As I mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of red interior ... or at least not a full on red on red on red.  I do want to keep some of the stock-ness of the interior though, so here's what I'm toying with:

-Stock dash - Raven on top, Canyon Red below
-Upgrading to the high series door panels - messing with these now, thinking of going Raven as the base and then mixing in Canyon Red pieces (started with the inserts)
-Switch out to a Raven carpet
-Add a Canyon Red center console
-Keep the stock Canyon Red seats
I like the color combo (a lot) but having trouble imagining the seats being one color (either).  Are you painting the trim pieces or they original color?  Would dying/paint the seats a combination be an option?  I believe the raven seats were originally two tone so something similar?
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Events & Shows / Re: Chocolate Fox Event May 9th Hershey PA
May 9th Hershey Park is something I could do.  I've been wanting to go to the Ford's at Carlisle and Foxtoberfast for a few years now. 
This event I could get the family to go too since they like the park at Hershey.  Maybe a side trip to Lancaster too.
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Engine Swapping / Re: My 427W swap into my Cougar
Looks beautiful!

I have sSOooo  many questions!!!! :toothless:

What k member did you use and if stock what motor mounts?

What setup did you use for putting all the accessories on the front of the motor?  Did you keep the AC?

What were your thoughts on going with the Edelbrock fi setup versus Holley, FITech, etc?

Did you go long tube headers or did you go shorties?

Is that a roller motor?

Now you need to change your username to Cougar5.8
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User Rides / Re: My ol beater tbird
Ugh.  Although on the bright side nothing caught on fire with the oil leaking.

Mail ordering can be a real joy sometimes (sarcasm font).
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User Rides / Re: BlueBird
Glad you are okay.  The SHO looks in great condition.
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User Rides / Re: BlueBird
Any updates on the Bluebird? 
I think I saw something bad happened in the Mustang on Facebook.  Hopefully a different person.
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User Rides / Re: 84 Tbird project
Coming along nicely!

One other option on the rear shocks is to get a set of Chuck's brackets that allows you to use Mustang shocks so you have more options.  From what i understand Chuck doesn't make them anymore but these guys have been making them off his design:  https://tbirdcougarparts.com/
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Engine Tech / Re: Troubleshooting persistent misfire
I am curious about the distributor/tif/pip too. 
Just for S&G's run a temporary extra ground cable to the coil and if that makes no different maybe move it to the EEC and check.
I don't know how these ECM's and coils work.  Is the coil hot the entire time and only controlled by the distributor or is the voltage increased by the computer for the load parameter?
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Engine Tech / Re: Troubleshooting persistent misfire
I'd be curious to see what the ignition spark/wave looks like on an oscilloscope (Sun Performance Scope?).  I never used one but remember the mechanics using it to chase ignition problems to see if it was only one cylinder and what was happening.