it turns out the company i bought mt motor from has MACH motors on backorder. i hate to wait, and they advised me they have another low miles 2004 5.4 3v. so it is on it's way. i guess cobra 'R' hood is in order. this crap sucks. i was in the process of learning as much as possible about 2003 mach's. well atleast my long tubes will work with each tube extended. that is a question though. if they work as is then that works. saves me a lot of dough on 4v headers. i will post pics when i figure out how to convert to manual T/B with throttle position. thinking about 4" hood and mounting MAF directly on T/B. just speculating. now i have to start all over figuring this motor out. anybody know what drives the VCT. maybe it is analog 0-12v. i am an electronics engineering tech, and i am looking at a hall effect with digital counter and timer for rpm drive. my guess is varying posistion with rpm's will work. ada converter in 1v steps to 12v. any other misc. ramblings about this one?