Progress Thread 2nd Fox Body ....... 22 Years After My First

  • Sponsors (?)

BlakeusMaximus

Mustang Master
Jul 12, 2017
1,137
383
123
#84
I'm going to pull my intake and valve covers and give them a freshen up too, soon, next couple weeks. Ill redo mine in silver though. I should have did it when I had all that :poo: off a year ago. I had to replace my valve cover gaskets. Oh well. I have a explorer intake but I'm going to wait until I'm ready to do my head/cam combo. I like the little American flag touch!
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#85
Thanks guys! I appreciate the compliments.

My valve covers were leaking too, and no matter what I did, the bolts would always loosen up. I hope these Fel Pro’s make that problem go away.
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#88
A little minor work tonight, but one step closer in cleaning up the engine bay. Ran the booster right to the manifold, and replumbed some of the other vacuum lines to get rid of the tree on the firewall.
Next I’ll get that harness tucked up under the pinch weld.
603A5956-C2EF-4BB7-B404-EF569AF47410.png
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#89
Took an unplanned vacation day from work today, and since it’s snowing outside, I spent the day in the garage. I decided to reloom the main harness and tuck under the pinch weld. Also took the wiper motor off to clean and repaint. That led me to looking for room to put the EGR vacuum sensor under the inner fender (those inner fenders really need to be two pieces with a slip joint in he middle). I need to extend the two wires and was just wondering whether you guys prefer crimp or solder? Either way I’ll use shrink tubing and wrap it up nice. Ordered some tesa tape to wrap everything up. I’m hoping to get the vacuum check valve and lines inside the fender as well.
Here’s where I’m at:
9ADC1604-0997-4061-921D-2BAE30D4965E.jpeg
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#90
And Fed Ex came with with new Timken hubs as the 5 lug swap puzzle gets closer to being able to complete.
45C1037B-573B-46CC-B5C0-A0ACBC811799.jpeg
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#91
Mounted the EGR vacuum regulator and the vacuum check valve on the inner fender. Still a little clean up, connect the lines, and zip tie it all nice and neat.
661ABD1F-5109-4D14-8D29-07BCB7DB2A81.jpeg
6DCE8C09-8942-4FD9-92AF-F54EEEA9C80D.jpeg
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#93
Thats some narley rusty looking crud behind that valve in the cowel area.
Yeah, I was checking that too. It seems like it’s just surface. I’m gonna clean it up as best I can and spray some rust reformer on it. The car never sees rain any more, so I should be fine going forward.
 

Rdub6

Active Member
Dec 29, 2017
172
87
38
45
#94
I take a ton of pictures, but apparantly did t take one of the EGR vacuum regulator, and now I’m second guessing which line goes to which port.
Do I have it correct in my diagram? Or is reversed?
656CFB5C-D774-4F85-AB64-0FD928948A29.jpeg