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    It does have an actual heat source plus electric...

    It does have an actual heat source plus electric choke. As I recall, it has one or two metal tubes that come up off the passenger side exhaust manifold. These are present on my car but I think...
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    Hi, I have been ignoring this thread because I...

    Hi, I have been ignoring this thread because I hate carbs.

    However, my 1983 Grand Marquis is a Canadian-market car, therefore was factory built with a Motorcraft 2150 carb, which it still has...
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    You are correct, however my 7.5 is known to be...

    You are correct, however my 7.5 is known to be good, and the axle has new bearings. In either case, I need to replace the pinion seal (not putting a new axle housing in without doing that), so I...
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    Man, I need a LSD for this. Ranger, Bronco II,...

    Man, I need a LSD for this. Ranger, Bronco II, Aerostar, and some Mustangs can give me it when equipped appropriately. Truck has a 7.5 and I see no reason to go 8.8 with just a 2.3 in front of it....
  5. Just re-stating what others have suggested: ...

    Just re-stating what others have suggested:

    The weight and amount of connections to the upper intake make the effort far more worth it to do more things while you're in there. Lower intake gaskets...
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    The cap is not pretty, but I think particularly...

    The cap is not pretty, but I think particularly on the long box, it looks "right" to have a cap on it, and for the cap to be white. Something just works about it.

    The fact it has the ladder rack...
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    2020-01-17 through 20 inclusive: new drum...

    2020-01-17 through 20 inclusive:

    new drum backing plates (painted)
    new rear wheel bearings
    new rear seals
    new wheel cylinders, painted
    diff cover needle scaled, glass blasted, primed and...
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    Welcome! Clean car, good save. Unfortunately, the...

    Welcome! Clean car, good save. Unfortunately, the same types of things that make us like these cars are the same types of things that make derby car builders like them. You almost never see a...
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    The issue with the 3G is that the part numbers...

    The issue with the 3G is that the part numbers given come back to two completely not-interchangeable examples. If it is the side-bolt version, it can only be used on things that are not Box Panthers,...
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    The 3G you linked is an interesting one. I think...

    The 3G you linked is an interesting one. I think the photo is the small case. Complete backwards clocking for use with our stock accessory layout...but that's fixable.

    However, one of the the...
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    Cheap reman p/s pumps

    I was looking for certain cheap things and stumbled upon what looks to be a U-Haul clearance warehouse - selling U-Haul brand products that are discontinued or "scratch and dent", and also what look...
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    NOS AC hoses vs barrier hose

    Hey,
    As I gradually gear up to do the AC on one of my cars (which one is yet to be determined), I'm looking at replacing hoses.
    This is specifically because of the reduced loss when using barrier...
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    Yes. I had noticed it the first time I did the...

    Yes. I had noticed it the first time I did the drums, then noticed its functional impact last time I did the drums, and now most recently I've seen it seems to be actually preventing the thing...
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    Think I figured it out. The passenger side...

    Think I figured it out.

    The passenger side adjuster screw was seized, despite being packed with lubricant, and the driver side one was not. My crazy pedal travel was being contributed by the fact...
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    Well...yes, on the surface, it can. But it's one...

    Well...yes, on the surface, it can. But it's one of those things where as soon as I disconnect a brake line I want to replace every single part associated with the disconnected line, unless the part...
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    Merry Christmas! ...

    Merry Christmas!

    http://i.imgur.com/eG6fgdFl.jpg

    Now that that's out of the way...

    I washed this for the first time in well over a year.

    http://i.imgur.com/at5INGul.jpg
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    Kinda sorta...it has long been rumoured/reported...

    Kinda sorta...it has long been rumoured/reported that EEC-IV CFI throws a lean code after dramatically improving exhaust flow, after the heads.

    There are all sorts of reasons why that might happen...
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    It's worth noting that the benefits of the 3G...

    It's worth noting that the benefits of the 3G over the 1G are maybe less-so than the benefits of the 3G over the 2G, depending on your perspective.

    The biggest motivator most people cite when you...
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    Rebuilt transmission has been installed at...

    Rebuilt transmission has been installed at 141,739km on 2019-11-23. Pics added to the bottom of the same album at https://imgur.com/a/wERNM9R.

    Initial impressions are good. No unusual noises or...
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    Transmission: rebuilt! Not much to say about...

    Transmission: rebuilt!

    Not much to say about it, other than it's reasonably straightforward to do. A few corners were cut but they shouldn't meaningfully impact anything.

    Current status is the...
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    My '83 is an LS, but had a number of lower trim...

    My '83 is an LS, but had a number of lower trim options such as the bumpers without plastic, AM-FM-only radio, no leather wheel, no cornering lamps or autolamps.

    I think with the earlier cars it...
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    Yes, that car feels as tight as it must have been...

    Yes, that car feels as tight as it must have been when it was factory fresh. It has excellent road manners. That combined with the wind noise benefits of the aero body make me think I'll eventually...
  23. Factory carb cars, in-tank fuel filter/strainer?

    I'm building the to-do lists for my cars, and they are looking slightly terrifying. Nonetheless:

    One of the things I need to do with my 83 (factory carb 302 car) is to replace the float and...
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    I used the "HD" front springs to replace the 925s...

    I used the "HD" front springs to replace the 925s (off the top of my head it might be Moog 8652?) and found it a fair bit firmer than the soft factory springs but also a great deal softer than the...
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    My 2 cents...I had the Speedway 925s in my 91...

    My 2 cents...I had the Speedway 925s in my 91 with the cheaper KYBs (Excel-G...GR2 doesn't exist anymore). It definitely needed more shock for those springs, however, the springs destroyed the ride...
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