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    Are the hoses properly supported? Unless the...

    Are the hoses properly supported? Unless the fittings were over-tightened at some point, the crack may have been caused by a lack of support for the hoses.
  2. Thread: 2012 Boss 302

    by P72Ford
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    I am definitely going to do a fluid change before...

    I am definitely going to do a fluid change before a shifter swap. Good to know we have an MT82 guy here on the forum! I don't suspect that I will drag race this car, but I would like to do some...
  3. Thread: 2012 Boss 302

    by P72Ford
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    2012 Boss 302

    I picked this car up a little over a month ago. Its not a panther, but its a pretty cool Ford.

    I wasn't necessarily looking for one, but we all know how that goes. I should have been getting rid...
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    I would try eBay; I see them on there...

    I would try eBay; I see them on there periodically.
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    I don't know about the quality of their outdoor...

    I don't know about the quality of their outdoor covers, but their indoor covers are superb; California Car Cover Company. I have a Dustop on my Fox, and for my Harley.

    My Boss came with a...
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    Roller block is 1994 and later; F4TE casting. ...

    Roller block is 1994 and later; F4TE casting.

    I would highly recommend zinc additive with every oil change to anyone using a flat tappet cam.
  7. Thread: head ?

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    I am sure you have read this and probably don't...

    I am sure you have read this and probably don't want to hear it... but you really should check PTV clearance with clay. There are many variables that can affect the answer to that question, and its...
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    Decided to keep the Fox. I have always had a...

    Decided to keep the Fox. I have always had a soft spot for these cars, but leaving it stock just has not done it for me.

    Over the winter I was stripping the undercoat off the floor pans and...
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    156 5.0 LX hatch cars were built in medium yellow...

    156 5.0 LX hatch cars were built in medium yellow in 1987. Medium yellow was also referred to as "Jonquil", "Tropical Yellow" and Mimosa" over the years.

    I think between '87-'89 fewer than 500 LX...
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    Is this car a coupe or a hatch? That color was...

    Is this car a coupe or a hatch?

    That color was fairly low production if I recall.
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    There are a surprising number of manufacturers...

    There are a surprising number of manufacturers today that have issues with oil consumption. I have read some absurd things about BMW's problems.

    My 4.6 uses no oil. I change it on a 4K mile OCI;...
  12. Thread: Using clay bar

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    What color is the car? In my experience, white...

    What color is the car?

    In my experience, white takes the longest, because you can see everything. My white quad cab short bed Ram 1500 took me 8 hours; it was a 25K mile used truck in good shape,...
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    You can make a piston stop from an old spark...

    You can make a piston stop from an old spark plug, and a bolt. Just blunt the end of the bolt, knock the porcelain out of the plug and drill and tap it to the bolt thread. And be careful when...
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    I believe it made 670/500 on Tuesday; I got...

    I believe it made 670/500 on Tuesday; I got texted some random dyno snaps.

    I got a ride in it in July. It was a good time.

    If it wasn't for our buddy testing the limitations of his equipment,...
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    I'd unload the 4 cyl unit and find either a V6 or...

    I'd unload the 4 cyl unit and find either a V6 or V8 T5.

    If you have plans to increase power (or you are a spirited driver with mild bolt ons), I would definitely look into a steel bearing...
  16. Thread: Floor Mats

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    I bought ACC mats for my '07 through RockAuto. ...

    I bought ACC mats for my '07 through RockAuto. Best price, and they matched perfectly.
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    I would stay the naturally aspirated route. A...

    I would stay the naturally aspirated route. A turbo system is going to be a significant amount of work, with the risk of reliability issues.

    I am currently in the planning stages of a push-rod...
  18. Thread: LSD with 2.73

    by P72Ford
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    Cheapest way to go is OEM. I buy a ton of...

    Cheapest way to go is OEM.

    I buy a ton of stuff from LMR, and they are good folks. I am sure they would ship internationally if you call and talk to someone.
    ...
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    Definitely need to remove the converter from the...

    Definitely need to remove the converter from the flex plate. I messed around for 40 minutes one time trying to get the converter to drop into the transmission on the bench. I verify proper distance...
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    I was able to remove the factory covers from my...

    I was able to remove the factory covers from my 351 car with the engine in the car, no trouble.

    The factory stamped covers also had more height to them than the 302 ones.
  21. Thread: 5W20 or 5W30

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    My '08 P71 with 200K gets Motorcraft 5W20,...

    My '08 P71 with 200K gets Motorcraft 5W20, because thats what the owner's manual stated. I use only the FL820S filter as well. The car was fleet maintained by a Massachusetts state mechanic until...
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    Going to be doing some work on this over the...

    Going to be doing some work on this over the winter. I drove it very little this year (350 miles?), partly because I bought a Harley Davidson, which was easier to get out of the garage for cruising....
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    Poll: Phil, I will look for the one I had, but no...

    Phil, I will look for the one I had, but no promises. Its been over 10 years since I last saw it.

    Found this one below:
    ...
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    Poll: I used Edelbrock 3783 and 8053 (intake/ EGR...

    I used Edelbrock 3783 and 8053 (intake/ EGR spacer) on my '90 P72. The cast iron EGR spacer for an '85 GT is a better option, and I do have one somewhere. It will withstand the heat better.

    The...
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    Convertibles are the most plentiful clean fox...

    Convertibles are the most plentiful clean fox cars. They are worth less to begin with, but there are quite a few really nice examples out there.

    I had a '92 5.0/ 5 speed car and had instant...
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