Mustang5l5's Progress Thread - Fuel rails

BlakeusMaximus

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A little massaging of the dipstick and it went right in.

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I realize the header needs to go on first. But it gives the illusion of progress.

Oh and ignore the FRAM oil filter. I had it kicking around and will just use it up until I do my first oil system prime. Then i'll toss a nice Motorcraft FL-1A on it

On my list of things to buy:
New pushrods (again)
Spring kit
Valve covers.

In the meantime, it’s time to refurb everything else and start putting it on the engine

Things like this
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I replaced my heater tube about a year ago Mike. I ordered it through a Ford dealer here in Albuquerque and it came from Denver. They still had some in stock. $75 + tax
 
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Mustang5L5

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I replaced my heater tube about a year ago Mike. I ordered it through a Ford dealer here in Albuquerque and it came from Denver. They still had some in stock. $75 + tax
Did some searching. Part number is E6ZZ-9D424-B

I checked online and was able to get one for $53 plus shipping from Tasca.

Decided to buy new since it was in a visible spot on the motor. I also got new because the rust area around the egr nipple is a bit suspect.
 

BlakeusMaximus

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Did some searching. Part number is E6ZZ-9D424-B

I checked online and was able to get one for $53 plus shipping from Tasca.

Decided to buy new since it was in a visible spot on the motor. I also got new because the rust area around the egr nipple is a bit suspect.
Yeah Id replace that too Mike.
 

Mustang5L5

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So since I’m cleaning things up, what to do about this ugly thing?

I’d really like to buy a nice aftermarket set of fuel rails mostly for safety. The 30 year old crossover hoses concern me...especially with e10 fuel. Every other line in the car has been replaced, other than these two rubber lines here. I can probably change them out, but overall the entire fuel rail is rusted over and ugly anyway.

What are out there for aftermarket options. I've seen adapters to connect to the two flex connections down by the pass wheel, so what will work with an explorer style intake?


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Lots of options out there, if you want to run a stock type regulator then the BBK rails work... I would never use them without modifying them however. My main point of contention is the press in cap used on one end of the rail, I do not use it. I tap that hole, counter sink and use a proper orb fitting.

Most rails are not setup for the stock injector angle so choose carefully.
 

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i have bbk rails but modified them like he said above. took out the cap drilled and tapped for a 3/8 npt plug. the ends all have 3/8 to 6an adapters and i have a kirban regulator like you do. the fitting below the regulator i have a 1/4 npt to 6an fitting as well. for a stock angled injector type config id say its the way to go.
 
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Ok. Liking the BBK stuff. However, I think i'll have to modify it anyway. I'll tap the hole like suggested, but i'll likely change out to AN fittings and stainless line like so

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I think this kit will adapt to the hoses down in the pass side lower area that connect to the main body lines


Actually, I think this kit has the adapters. I just wonder if the length is appropriate or if i'm better off making my own lines. I'd prefer black AN fittings

 
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ndfox92

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those russell stainless are to adapt to your factory fuel rails,and connect to the factory lines. the length wouldn't be right. better off making your own. here's how i did that plug on my 351 in the works.
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also, been following your ATS caliper install and decided to do it myself. came out decent. a little milling ,some red paint and a sticker
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Nice. How’s the stopping power?

Eventually I’ll put mine on with the 43mm rear calipers. I’ve just got a few things to get done prior to that
 

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Hey Mustang5l5, have a question for you.... If I remember right, your running a MS2 or MS3 right? Which doesn't support any emission stuff, including the EGR. I seen in your posts that you had to "install nipple for EGR" for the lower intake. Are you still just going to connect the coolant lines to the EGR plate?

I ask, because I just recently decided to go the PimpXS route, but I have already drilled and tapped the explorer lower intake and installed the EGR coolant nipple, and when i bought my Accufab 65mm TB I got the one with the EGR plate, and I also bought a new heater coolant tube, which of course I got the stock type with the EGR coolant nipple. so now I don't want to have to spend the money for the Accufab non-egr plate and just use what I have. but I know I could install a plug in the lower, but the nipple in the heater tube would have to be capped/plugged... and I don't want to do a hose with a bolt and hose clamp hack.
 

Mustang5L5

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I'm going to run MS3x eventually. The car is still an A9L. I want to get it up and running right on that before converting over.

I am eliminating the air tube setup, and will eliminate the EGR setup when I go MS. I am installing everything as 100% functional right now, including the coolant tubes to the EGR spacer as I am going for more of an OEM style look with my painted explorer intake. So even when I delete the EGR, I may still leave the coolant tubes hooked up and running.

I actually plan to incorporate the charcoal canister into the MS system. At least i'd like to try. I think I have an understanding of the logic, and can program an output for it.

EGR however will go bye bye.
 

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you have enough I/O that we could work out a way to incorporate both... it will takes some internal loop functions ect but i think it could be done
But what's there to gain by keeping the EGR?

If I had to take a sniffer test I would be more inclined, but since I don't I don't mind eliminating the function.

As for the charcoal canister, I don't want gas fumes venting under a car cover in a garage, I i'd rather keep the charcoal canister and purge solenoid intact.
 
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