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Drivetrain Tech / Re: Deciphering Fox Axels
Last post by thunderjet302 -
Being that that the 94-98 Mustang 8.8 and 87-88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe axle housings are the same dimensionally would it be possible to swap Turbo Coupe/93 Mustang Cobra axles (they are both the same dimensionally) along with Turbo Coupe/93 Mustang Cobra caliper brackets, calipers, and rotors to get a 4 lug 8.8 disc brake rear? That is probably much easier to do now than finding a complete Turbo Coupe rear axle at a wrecking yard.
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Lounge / I'm back? Again?
Last post by 88FoxBird -
Been a few minutes since I've been on here lol. I will say this, I kinda miss ezboards lol. That being said tho this is coming along good since last time I posted and I've been doing some lurking and diggin lol.

Chit chat aside finally got to a point I was able to get back into these cars again. Was trying to find a tbird as close to my first car as possible (88 5.0 base in light blue minus the rust and issues) and wound up with its low mile (102k) older brother with just the usual 30 plus yr old issues but without the rust. Those of you that frequent the fb page have seen it and many post from me lol.

Glad to be back and I don't ever plan on letting this gem go. Also can I get the "foxless" under my name changed to "Not Foxless" lol. I hunted all around trying to change it with no luck lol
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General Fox T-Bird/Cougar Discussion / Re: The dash is out
Last post by thunderjet302 -
The big question is why did you take the dash out in the first place?

One winter storage season I had a mouse make a home in the cowl and in the trunk. I found the one in the trunk but I didn’t find the mess in the cowl until much later and all of the droppings had turned to a hard tar like substance.
I cleaned it the best I could, and most of the time it's fine, but every once in a while, you get a whiff of it.
It has been a struggle to keep them out ever since. I’ve tried everything (except moth balls because I can’t stand that smell) but they keep coming back. It’s like the car is a magnet for them.
I spoke with an exterminator several years ago and he told me that mice are a territorial animal and if they catch another’s scent they will make a home there too.
So my thought is to do a full power-wash of the interior and cowl area and try and get every possible crevice cleaned out. It may be extreme, but after having to deal with this problem for 30+ years I’m willing to try anything at this point.


Well that sounds like a not fun time. Good luck, and I hope cleaning solves the issue.
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General Fox T-Bird/Cougar Discussion / Re: The dash is out
Last post by BCA -
The big question is why did you take the dash out in the first place?

One winter storage season I had a mouse make a home in the cowl and in the trunk. I found the one in the trunk but I didn’t find the mess in the cowl until much later and all of the droppings had turned to a hard tar like substance.
I cleaned it the best I could, and most of the time it's fine, but every once in a while, you get a whiff of it.
It has been a struggle to keep them out ever since. I’ve tried everything (except moth balls because I can’t stand that smell) but they keep coming back. It’s like the car is a magnet for them.
I spoke with an exterminator several years ago and he told me that mice are a territorial animal and if they catch another’s scent they will make a home there too.
So my thought is to do a full power-wash of the interior and cowl area and try and get every possible crevice cleaned out. It may be extreme, but after having to deal with this problem for 30+ years I’m willing to try anything at this point.