My 1990 Notchback Build Thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by oatburner99, Jul 2, 2011.


  1. oatburner99

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    yeah was lucky to have a buddy who likes to save things for "rainy days" :p
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    So after spending the weekend trolling through pick-n-pull's and wrench-a-parts up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, I thought I was going to end up going home empty handed. Now I dunno about you guys, but I've learned regardless if the car is absolutly DESTROYED, I still dig a little bit and see what's inside the car. If I look the car over, and find evidence of performance goodies than I really start digging. So at a certain yard I found two little fox bodies, both well.....destroyed:

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    The car on the left, had BBK header's (destroyed) and I noticed the lower intake gasket laying on the passenger side of the car, and looked like a trick-flow/holley systemax setup. So I started digging some more, and found in the trunk, UNDER the spare tire and jack, this little piece:

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    SO I about fall over, being I found this in the trunk...and both of these cars are PICKED over.....well what was pick-able...so I finish walking around and head back up to the counter, and the young girl at the cashier says "$16 dollars sir" Thank you very much, ends up it's a 76mm C&L with a 24# sample tube in it, so now I'm on the hunt for 24# injector's or a 19# sample tube....
  3. VibrantRedGT

    VibrantRedGT "STANGNET'S PENGUIN SMACKER" Super Mod

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    That's an awesome find.
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    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    Ha, yea, for 16$ I'd probably give a C&L a try, too. :p
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    Snapped a pic, just cause...be nice to get the LX bumper back on...
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    and cleaned this up a little bit (my god it was nasty)
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    I dunno what happened to this MAF, looks like someone took a cutoff wheel to it, gouges and some hefty nicks on the ends...smoothed
    them out. So now looking for a 19 lb sample tube.
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    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    Man, I really like your car with the GT front clip.
  7. oatburner99

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    I love coupes......but not with a GT front end. It just looks out of place to me....hence the reason I'm putting an LX front clip on :)
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    You could always buy the sample tube from c&l directly.
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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    I think the GT front clip looks great myself? :shrug:
  10. LarsD

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    I have a set of 24's sitting on my shelf if you are still looking.
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  11. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Your car will look better with the LX clip back on the front. Especially with those 99 Cobras. The GT bumper might flow a little better if you replaced the fender extensions with Cobra ones, but I vote for getting the LX back on. Great looking car.
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    FINALLY fixed the one thing that all fox owner's hate. The POS ashtray. Mine has been broken since I got it. Such a simple fix, but you forget about it
    until you get in the car and hear the damn ashtray door rattle. Drive me bat **** crazy. Anyway, got the ashtray fix it kit:

    The design for this door is the biggest POS.....I just removed mine all together
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    Ashtray has seen better days:
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    Looks much MO betta:
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    It does look better. I couldn't believe it when I found my LX's door was still working and unmodded.
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    WOW...lucky dog :p
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    H/C/I install is this weekend. Hopefully no issues, and no problems :)
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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    What kind of top end are you going with?
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    Guess you didn't see any pictures or read anything previously huh? LOL GT40 3 bar heads with upgraded springs, e303 cam, 1.7 roller rocker's, explorer upper intake, gt40 lower. Ceramic coated BBK longtubes.
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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    I'll be honest...it was so long ago and so many pages to go through, I was feeling too lazy to bother looking it up. ;)

    I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the results, as I've got a very similar set up sitting on the bench at home waiting to go onto my engine as well.
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    Well started it today, here's the pictures:

    The goods:
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    New bumpstick:
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    Building the heads up:
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    Let the games begin:
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    147,000 mile timing chain:
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    Engine mount....think it needs to be replace? LOL New ones are installed :p
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    Bye bye stock stuff:
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    Out with the old bump stick:
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    New bumpstick:
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    New Timing chain:
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    All cleaned up:
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    Gt-40's installed:
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    1.7 rr's installed:
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    Called it a night, we'll finish up tomorrow.

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