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    Gaskets may need changing. I know the intake...

    Gaskets may need changing. I know the intake gasket was going on my '86 Crown Vic in its final days. Also, check your Idle Air Control valve (IAC); it hangs off the side of your throttle body. The...
  2. Thread: My '05 MGM

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    Yesterday, I found a place that will machine the...

    Yesterday, I found a place that will machine the center bore of my 2015 Explorer wheels out to fit the '05 MGM hubs. I dropped off the wheel thinking that they would have it for a little bit. So I...
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    Mounted the coil on the passenger side cylinder...

    Mounted the coil on the passenger side cylinder head using the Mustang strut tower bracket. A little jenky-looking, but it works.

    I was feeling ambitious and attempted to install the upper...
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    That was the way my battery tray was in the '86...

    That was the way my battery tray was in the '86 CV. I ended up bolting up a JEGS universal battery tray in its place. I was even able to use the stock bracket to hold the battery tray.
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    So, my Aunt's Vue is/has (been) throwing a P0430...

    So, my Aunt's Vue is/has (been) throwing a P0430 code for a while now. This is a below threshold result for Bank 2 cat(s). I plotted data on Sunday to compare between Bank 1, which is supposedly...
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    Nice! The badging is distinctive and subtle. ...

    Nice! The badging is distinctive and subtle. And from what I see, you had a PI badge on your car too. The 2nd owner of my CV did the same thing. Can't wait to remove that badge when the time...
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    When I cleaned the oil and grime from the trans...

    When I cleaned the oil and grime from the trans tunnel under the '86 CV, it had a grayish-olive green color; which I assumed was the factory finish.
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    Junkyard intake obtained. It has a broken tab on...

    Junkyard intake obtained. It has a broken tab on the corner behind the EGR mount; I will look on the current intake on the explorer and see how important that tab was/is. Otherwise, I will clean...
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    Wow; you really dug deep into that wiper system. ...

    Wow; you really dug deep into that wiper system.

    I broke the first 2 bolts I came across trying to get wiper motor cover off; and gave up; broke the Sawz-All out to end it all. Though at some...
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    Oh; I bought a strut tower coil mounting bracket...

    Oh; I bought a strut tower coil mounting bracket (for '86-'93 Mustangs) to use on the CV. Hopefully I can mount it off the passenger side cylinder head somehow; if not, I'm out $20
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    I forgot to post these when I did the throttle...

    I forgot to post these when I did the throttle cable swap. So I decided to go with the ATP stock replacement cable for the 85 and prior model year LTD. Since I am using the stock TB cable bracket,...
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    I missed this one; beautiful Country Squire!!! I...

    I missed this one; beautiful Country Squire!!! I never noticed the wood grain pattern on the roof rack; now I'm gonna see if other wagons have that too.
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    Hats off to you for taking care of your Mom :)

    Hats off to you for taking care of your Mom :)
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    Nice MGM! You're where I was 17 years ago when...

    Nice MGM! You're where I was 17 years ago when we bought the CV for my Mom. You may find yourself restoring that car one day at your Mom's request. ;)
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    I yanked the old cable out and measured it out to...

    I yanked the old cable out and measured it out to be 19". I will need approximately 3" more to reach the throttle body. Trying to decide on whether to get a 24" Lokar cable; or get an ATP oem cable...
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    At some point, I need to get over my hypochondria...

    At some point, I need to get over my hypochondria and go to the junkyard and get the parts I need for this project. Among those would be a throttle cable. Perhaps the '86 cable is shorter than...
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    I mocked up the upper intake on Saturday to...

    I mocked up the upper intake on Saturday to discover a couple issues (well, 1.5 issues). The foremost issue was my original throttle cable is too short to reach the TB. I don't know if there is any...
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    sly: were you not the one who made a third brake...

    sly: were you not the one who made a third brake light out of a Nintendo ROB?
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    Thank you Tiggie :) But it has many flaws that I...

    Thank you Tiggie :) But it has many flaws that I need to correct to bring up to the standards of the other Rides in this forum.
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    My Dad's friend came through yesterday and...

    My Dad's friend came through yesterday and cleared out the tree. It took them only a hour to do; but as my Dad said, it was a small job for them. After shuffling Putter Project around a bit, I went...
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    That's why I change my own oil. A friend had his...

    That's why I change my own oil. A friend had his car at Jiffy Lube for an oil change back in the day; watched another kid change the oil on another car. The kid/mechanic drained the oil and forgot...
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    I do the same thing you do; I have nuts, bolts,...

    I do the same thing you do; I have nuts, bolts, and screws from the various box Panthers that I have taken apart at the junkyard over the years.
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    It was far better than it looked. Small dent at...

    It was far better than it looked. Small dent at the trunk lip. Looks like the 4" limb that extended from the trunk of the tree clipped the CV trunk before hitting the garage roof and rolling off of...
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    You should have an elbow protruding from the back...

    You should have an elbow protruding from the back of the lower intake manifold with a rubber hose that goes to a port on the bottom of your upper intake plenum.

    I got a Trick Flow air/oil...
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