90sickfox

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SNTMNTL, BADLUCK, CONFUSD, JUS1LFE, NOPRBLM, RSTBCKT, NEWBGNG, RSURCTD, SLPWLKR, 241DEAL, DUMBSHT, STPIDME, LOL
 
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SNTMNTL, BADLUCK, CONFUSD, JUS1LFE, NOPRBLM, RSTBCKT, NEWBGNG, RSURCTD, SLPWLKR, 241DEAL, DUMBSHT, STPIDME, LOL
See you got ideas. Lol. I think "naming" your car is up to the individual. Some are funny. Some are "good" some are just whatever. I did see one the other day that was kind of fun but I'm sure many found distasteful- NE 1469 say it out loud to yourself. I laughed -my co captain (lady friend) found it very juvenile. I explained that there is still a lot of 12year old boy in my sense of humor. She said I need to grow up...she has a point lol.
 

90sickfox

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Fog lights came... installed for fit. Doing a grill bar delete, too. Gotta wait for tubular support to start mocking up everything. I don't want glue to be the only thing holding this bumper on so I have to design brackets and fasteners to help support some of the weight. It will all be hidden.
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Swapping a 1988 auto notch to an EFI, IRS, 331 stroker, 5 speed. Its not the first time I've done this but all advise will be considered. I'm a broke guy relying on junk yard parts (mostly) and experience.
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You MUST MUST MUST switch your O2 harnesses to manual. The auto O2 harnesses allow 12 volts to pin #46 (or is it 48) which will blow a manual ECM because they can only handle 5 volts. The car will still run, but it will run in default mode forever.
 

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You MUST MUST MUST switch your O2 harnesses to manual. The auto O2 harnesses allow 12 volts to pin #46 (or is it 48) which will blow a manual ECM because they can only handle 5 volts. The car will still run, but it will run in default mode forever.
Already done but Thanx for the advice. That's one of the first things I did to the harness...also helps that I own a ford break out box to check all the pins and the computer[emoji108]
 

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I've had this thing for at least 15yrs. I got it at an old shop auction. Its made by OTC. Never seen one for sale. This thing has been worth its weight in gold.
 

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I've had this thing for at least 15yrs. I got it at an old shop auction. Its made by OTC. Never seen one for sale. This thing has been worth its weight in gold.
I don't doubt it. We were wishing we had one when restoring my car.
 

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Hopefully, the model number will help people find one.
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I got my tracking from team z, awesome folks. Thanks to LMR.
 
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My tubular lower support arrived today. Can't chop the bent one off until, hopefully, this weekend. Merry Xmas to me.
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I've decided to wait until after Christmas to order my t5 rebuild stuff. Shipping sucks this time of year. Plus, with 4 kids and a wife I don't want them to get jealous. Lol
 

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So I started working on the core support.... Red neck style. Lol. Its too cold for me to prime it yet but its supposed to warm up to 50 tomorrow. Laugh with me not at me.smh
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Lower support is installed...fit like a glove. Used a skill grinder with a cut off wheel to chop the old support out. Measured...checked, measured again, cut , remeasured, grinded, measured again, measured again, checked, drilled, checked again, you get the idea. I made the core support removable so I can add the condensor bracket tabs and may have to make lower support brackets. On to the bumper [emoji86] [emoji85] [emoji87]
 
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Its really rough work in outside in the cold but so far I've accomplished some bumper stuff. I've got to break out the heat gun and the two part epoxy.
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Test fitted the lower bumper a hundred times...smh. It'll work perfect. I'm using the gm epoxy. The pumper forms really good with the help of my HF heat gun. My old ryobi finish sander bit the dust so I grabbed a porta cable replacement. After using a jig saw to cut both bumpers the edges weren't completely smooth but it is now. Moved all the wifes gardening stuff and took over the back porch. Lol. With the motor,two t5s, IRS rear, and a whole car worth of parts there's no room in my man chapel.
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Made some more headway on the front bumper...fitting this thing isn't as easy as it looks but completely doable.
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Primed and painted the radiator support. I used 8 bolts to bolt it to the core support below the bumper shocks. I figure I can make the stock condensor mount brackets work with stainless steel hose clamps or I still may weld them on.
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I'm going to use 3m 04747 urethane two part epoxy. The applicator, tips, and epoxy are over 100 bucks... We use this stuff at work to fix door panels, bumpers, and all types of plastic stuff. Best epoxy I've ever used but it has a shelf life of two years and its working time is short. Ive realized that no one has detailed the process so I'll back track and give specific measurements.