My First Foxbody

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    Yea, I had one of those Eddy Air Gaps and apparently there thermostat housing area isn't good. Took about a million tries to get it not to leak. There's not enough surface area around the port that runs to the waterpump.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Yeah man w production jobs no one gives a da*mn. Do your 8 and hit the gate.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    I'm the world worst w getting t-stat gasket to seal.
     
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    Ha-ha we've had that conversation before. We're blood brothers ha-ha
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Ha yeah, why they gotta make it so hard!???
     
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    The struggle is real my friend. Nice Avatar btw.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Thanks man, that was dallas the other nite
     
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  8. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    In all honesty, the BBK intake was a good effort that never produced promising results. I don't think it looks horrible but at the end of the day it simply does not produce the hp number than you can get from a performer rpmII or a tfs intake plain and simple.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    If one has e7's isn't the point moot anyway?
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    Its just a poor design regardless of what heads the intake is on.
     
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    How long has bbk been in the game? What'd they start w exhaust crap?
     
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    They flow like crap,leaked fuel, burned/leaked about a quart of oil every 1000 miles due to the PCV location, and were prone to gasket leaks. Guys cars caught fire due to the gas leaks and others had their clutches fried becuase of the oil leaks. Other than that, they are great.

    http://forums.corral.net/forums/5-0-5-8-engine-tech/781991-problems-bbk-ssi-intake.html
    http://forums.corral.net/forums/5-0-5-8-engine-tech/1186153-opinion-bbk-ssi-intake-manifold.html
    http://forums.corral.net/forums/5-0-5-8-engine-tech/1223412-bbk-ssi-intake.html
     
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    mikestang hit the nail on the head, change intakes and do sn95 5 lug swap
     
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    Thanks guys, liked the way the intake looked but didn't know it was junk. As far as the 5 lug goes, wanna see what's the cheapest way
     
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    There's some for $130 on FEP. If I don't get them I'd be happy to send them your way.
     
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    What's fep
     
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    Another forum...
     
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    Fwiw. If the intake isn't leaking or having any issues I wouldn't get in a big hurry to change it. Especially if you're not going to mod the engine going forward and it runs right as is. As far as 5 lug conversions go late model restoration has a real nice kit with the cobra disc brakes included but it is expensive. They also have an entry level kit for under 500$
     
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    Looking good
     
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