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Thread: 87 "coug" resto winter project

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    got the motor trucking along, those home made permenant lift point brackets i made worked like a charm. they will stay with the engine.
    30$ a pair if interested.
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    all bolted down, CW mounts worked perfectly.
    apparently the clearance for the TQ converter to the crank openning (where the converter nipples inside the crank) that tolerance is so perfect that the layer of paint i had put on was hosing me up and i had to pull it back out. I sanded the paint off and then added some anti-sieze.

    all dropped in now
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    question...........

    my transmission double hump rear mount........
    can this thing be put on backwards?

    reason i ask is that the way it is now its choking off my rear transmission pan bolts badly.

    the two bolts from my trans rubber mount **ALL THE WAY TO THE REAR"" of my cross member slotted holes.

    DO i just pry bar the cross member towards the rear some?
    Ill get a pic if needed.

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    It can go in backwards. I can't remember correct orientation, but the bigger hump goes passenger side I believe.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    for a single pipe / single muffler the trans cross member does favor the pass side with a larger hump.
    for single pipe, the crossmember does "sorta have" two humps but yes the pass side is larger.


    for dual exhaust , double hump cross member which is what i have, i did not notice any hump size difference.

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    im not really sure what i did here, what i know is that i bought in two separate cases "v8 double hump" transmission cross members and think the one i have installed is for a v6 maybe?

    the one on the floor is offset back to the rear, matches the type i have in my 20th also.... so it looks like i messed up and installed the wrong one.

    the humps on both cross members are identical though...
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    Yeah, looks like you need to have the one offset to the rear installed if you want access to the transmission pan bolts. Or cut the welds and weld it back up in the rear most position. Those look just like the ford motorsport double hump cross member I ordered.

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    i pulled down a few fuel rails, plans are to use the 24# ones.

    got some questions but broke each out into its own post, listing pro's or cons,

    which fuel rail / regulator combo should i go with.

    motor is 331 , 30 over bore 302 formerly 88bird block.

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    this fuel rail is farily standard for 5.0L, however,
    it has a fitting next to the regulator that seems it should hold a shrader valve for fuel pres testing.
    the feeder lines do not have a shrader valve.

    has a 3 bolt regulator which is compatible with the CFI 3.8 or 5.0L which all oem were adjustable by allen wrench, aftermarket were not.
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