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Reply #90
93 Cobra MC? You know...since you have 5 lug and shit...

I'm going to replace it with one from a 94gt 1 1/16" bore


Was it a fram?

I've seen them push cardboard mush out of engines that have sat for a while...

I couldnt tell what it was but it was but it wasn't a fram.

I'm just glad I'm not being rushed to do a heart transplant now. I want to build the other 302 slowly and make sure its right before putting it in with the rest of my go fast goodies. Thats colder weather work.

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Reply #91
What are your plans for the other 302? I believe you're planning on topping it off with Fast EFI but what H/C/I are you planning on using?
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #92
I have a set of edelbrock performer heads and Harlan Sharp 1.7 roller rockers. As far as the cam goes it really depends on the piston that are in the motor. I'm not doing anything to the bottom end of this one. But the choices are a letter cam f or x or tfs 1-2 all of that comes down really to the ptv clearance that I can come up with. And the ford motorsports version of the victor jr single plane.

The 351 will get all the good stuff no expense spared. I just want to be able to save the money for that and do it right no rushing. 408 with an custom grind cam, the edelbrock heads or possibly something else I'm not entirely sure they'll flow enough for the big motor. And some sort of boost.

The plan is to get it figured out and then start treating it like a stripper... Throwing money at it hoping to get the ride of my life.

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Reply #93
Ordered my MC now we wait. But I managed to get the shop cleaned a little bit.  Moved the car out to get some sun. The only thing that is keeping me from getting an alignment is the brakes at the moment. But hopefully today or tomorrow I can get that squared away

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Reply #94
I have a set of edelbrock performer heads and Harlan Sharp 1.7 roller rockers. As far as the cam goes it really depends on the piston that are in the motor. I'm not doing anything to the bottom end of this one. But the choices are a letter cam f or x or tfs 1-2 all of that comes down really to the ptv clearance that I can come up with. And the ford motorsports version of the victor jr single plane.

The 351 will get all the good stuff no expense spared. I just want to be able to save the money for that and do it right no rushing. 408 with an custom grind cam, the edelbrock heads or possibly something else I'm not entirely sure they'll flow enough for the big motor. And some sort of boost.

The plan is to get it figured out and then start treating it like a stripper... Throwing money at it hoping to get the ride of my life.

Those Edelbrock Performer heads are fine for a 302 but I'd get something better for the 351W when you build it. Probably like the Twisted Wedge 11R 205s. That 351W is going to need a lot more air, especially if it's punched out to 408.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #95
Ive got a bit of research ahead of me still and the big motor is a couple seasons away. I got to get the bottom end built first that will really dictate alot of my choices.  The 302 will do it for now though. Especially since I'm gonna run a t5. Thats another expense that is going to come on fast I have a feeling. The 8.8 will do for now but that t5... As long as I'm not too hard on it it will survive. But bet your bottom dollar its going to be the first thing to go. Then its tko time. I'm trying to build it up with parts that will carry over. I really dont like doing things twice so if I upgrade something it's going to be substantial.

But on the bright side I get the faux pony reigned in Thursday. I'm going to have it there Wednesday after work

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Reply #96
Even the 302 could nuke that T5. That'll be the first thing to go.

Might as well start saving. Once that 408 goes in you'll find all of the weak links in the driveline and chassis.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #97
Well I'm hoping to eliminate all the weak spots chassis wise. Drivetrain will be revamped one piece at a time. Next project is sfcs seat braces and torque boxes

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Reply #98
She's at the alignment shop

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Reply #99
She's at the alignment shop
I really like the stance.  Looks good.
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Ranger roller cam conversion,
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300

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Reply #100
She's at the alignment shop

Looks good. Any rubbing issues with it sitting that low?
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #101
We're gonna find out. It's done. Waiting to get off work to go pick it up. Cost 115 to have it aligned. I cant wait to go get it

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Reply #102
She's home. A rather uneventful ride. It has a little memory steer but its very responsive. Brakes are still a bit mushy but it stops and I'll dig into that a bit later. She rides like shes on rails just how I expected. I have to raise the front end a little bit the tires were kissing the fenders just a little on bumps BUT! I got to drive it today. More than a couple feet. I haven't drove a fox bird in well over 10 years.

I'm ecstatic

 

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Reply #103
How much camber are you running? A little bit of negative camber made a huge difference in my tire rub.
It's Gumby's fault.

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Reply #104
Just factory spec. After driving it a bit the coils settled some more I definitely have to raise the front. Every little bump sounds like I'm about to tear a fender off. I got the wheels pretty much burried in the fenders right now. I'll do some tweaking as time goes on but about 1/2" is what I need