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User Rides / Re: My 85 TBird
Last post by Chuck W -
I really should consider some of these through-floor SFC's and take the cage out of the car.

The wife gives me a nasty look every time I suggest it, though. :giggle:
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User Rides / Re: My 85 TBird
Last post by bodyman -
Got the car back up on the tall stands today for some more welding. Made the brackets to connect the rear subframe to the bulkheads of the USF connectors. Also tied the rear of the front subframe to the LSF connectors. Then finished welding the floor pans to the USF where needed.
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User Rides / Re: Chuck's '83 TBird
Last post by Chuck W -
Time has been limited but I was able to get a little time on Sat to tend to this.

I need to sort out 2 hanger locations for the muffler. I don't *need* all of them, but I need the exhaust to be held pretty securely.

Laying under the car and looking up at the floor pan, I found the perfect spot for a front mount location. Originally there was a small bracket of some sort, but that had been removed long ago. There is a small backing bracket under the carpet for it, which I made use of.






Then I was able to tack together the muffler side of things.



I still need to do the rear mount, and that I'll have to add some sort of mounting bracket.
However, with the muffler location locked, I was able to finally piece together the rest of the exhaust.




Yup, that's a full 3" pipe around all of that mess. Looks like I'll just need a small dimple/squeeze to get it to clear the frame rail, and maybe a couple more small ones to clear a couple things. All worth it for not having to do a turn-down on the car.
Just need to get the rear two hangers in place, and we're all set to weld/dimple/coat.

Earlier in the week I was able to spend some time messing with the WBO2 wiring. Have the plan sorted, just need to get it all done.



Working on a house project now, but may get a few moments tonight after the kids are in bed.
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User Rides / Re: 84 Tbird project
Last post by 5.0 tbird -
Winter weather has been slowing progress on the Bird working in a carport. Last weekend was a bust with sleet and snow. Yesterday was still cold, but at least it was sunny so we pulled most of the parts we need from the Zephyr. I'm pretty sure the only thing left is the front struts.



Parts we pulled from the Zephyr yesterday:

Pioneer 3.5" speakers
Pioneer 6x8" speakers
Mustang shifter
coil
Duraspark box and wiring
Equus oil pressure gauge, temp gauge, voltmeter
Sunpro Tachometer
speedometer gear
throttle cable
headlight bulbs
Mustang power steering hoses
Mustang GT front sway bar

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User Rides / Re: Chuck's '83 TBird
Last post by Chuck W -
Nice car and nice exhaust setup!  You have a lot of hangers on it, I had heard all that's needed is on at the muffler and the down pipe, supporting the whole system if the cat is deleted.
Well, that set-up is from another car. It was just to show the coating that I'll be using.

I'm going to have 4 hangers on the TBird system, because I need it to not move around a lot.

Update coming later.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
"Finished" installing the carpet.  Trimmed everything up, installed the kick panels and sill plates, got all the holes cut/placed for the front and rear seat mounting locations.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
Took a little bit of a detour this weekend ... the hood release cable mount was broken, so decided to replace it before finishing up the carpet.  Pulled the fender and replaced the cable assembly.  Found a nice nest of cotton ... not surprised with the car having sat for close to 20 years.
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User Rides / Re: Chuck's '83 TBird
Last post by fusseli -
Nice car and nice exhaust setup!  You have a lot of hangers on it, I had heard all that's needed is on at the muffler and the down pipe, supporting the whole system if the cat is deleted.