For future reference when properly installed, the "Exhaust Isolator Bracket Bolts" should be tightened to 18 Foot Pounds of torque.
Looking great Rusty!
Contact David Kee:
If someone just happens to have access to the $180.00 shop manual, can you tell me the proper torque for the bolts that hold the muffler support...
If you come across a schematic for it, we could reproduce them!
You definitely have a lot of work ahead of you!
Can't wait to see how it turns out.
This application did not use a spacer. It used a fan clutch assembly. The Ford part number is C7OZ-8A616-C and it was stamped C7ZE-B. It was also...
There is no problem in this case at all. Kevin Marti has a license from Ford to both reproduce these and to provide you a copy of his Marti Report,...
Yes, the 1985 blocks are junk. I checked the manual and it is the 1986 and newer blocks that have all the structual upgrades lacking in the previous...
Keynote the '87 and up block. The '85 roller block is as bad as the early '80s and I don't know if the E6 block is any better.
If you're looking to put that much into it, you may want to consider storing the car's original 289 and go with a newer 5.0 block already built to...
Well you really need to try and dig up an old registration, insurance policy, sales receipts, etc in an attempt to locate the VIN.
I had the same problem with that pump when I put my 5.0 together. I torqued it up and then noticed the crack and replaced the pump.
Is that your next project?
Well it's about time!
Thermal is what Ford used. The Non-thermal clutches are cheap junk.
I think your best bet would be eBay.
Nice looking Fox by the way!
Tony Branda in PA is a great source for Shelby parts:
Try looking through the photos on eBay.
I like it, good score!