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Thread: My 1987 Two Door Crown Victoria AKA THE BROWN BLOB

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    PS system will prime itself without any issue. Just don't start it with the reservoir dry and it will be ok. once it starts, add fluid as needed.

    Tthere is the flood start mode you can try, stand on the pedal and crank it. It will stop spraying fuel and may clear itself out enough to go. Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    PS system will prime itself without any issue.
    Not if you rebuild your pump and upon reassembly you use liberal amounts of Lucas mucus it won't! Other than that tho, yeah they self-prime just fine, tho I usually spin the pulley by hand quite a few times to help it. Cordless drill with an old alt pulley rigged in the chuck and an old belt also works quite well.
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    After removing the plugs, cleaning them and letting things air out a bit all was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    After removing the plugs, cleaning them and letting things air out a bit all was fine.
    I was gonna say if you pulled plugs just leave them out for a while and gasoline will evaporate in a timely enough fashion. But I forgot to do so, lol
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    local to work AZ had the 2002 high pressure power steering line in stock so I nabbed it just in-case my last ditch effort flare job does not hold.
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    What did you have to flare anyways? If you have things the way I think you do there should have been been able to just unbolt the box PS hose from the brass union and leave the union attached to the section of whale aluminum pressure line. Did you not have enough space to get tools in there to do that?
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    Things got disrupted when removing the box PS hose from union and the whale side of things no longer wanted to seal.
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    Ah, ok, that's kinda weird it happened but whatever, you got it fixed.

    Btw on my valve cover issues, I found a set of the older taller Ford tins that I thought would clear, well I have to take baffles out but other than that yes they clear the rockers just fine. Intake vacuum elbows needed to be turned 90 degrees so they point sideways and then they clear as well, one turned fine but the other broke off so I cut it down almost flush with the intake and tapped the steel for regular 3/8" bolt, then threaded such a bolt (very short one) in with RTV as a thread sealer. Expecting zero issues with any of that.
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    Updates....

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    Planning to start on some mans trans swap bits. Primary attacking and building the pedal assembly. Fancy brake and clutch pedal covers are going on so some re-working of the mustang stock clutch pedal and panther brake pedals are in order.

    Haven't touched the car since my last post as I have been BUSY and its been darn cold or flat out cruddy to do anything.

    Hoping nothing leaks and I can button the things up.
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    Yelp that phase is complete again.

    Charged the battery up, cleaned the car, the engine bay and then verified my timing marks on the balancer. Have a long mark for 10 and a half mark for 16. Started her up and let her get to operating temp, pulled the spout and set the timing somewhere between 10 and 16 lol.

    Checked the car for codes then buttoned things up but placing the intake plaque back on and then the distributor cover.

    No leaking power steering lines which I am happy about as that was a battle.

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    car defies gravity apparently....
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    Those are some sticky tires!
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    Been a month since I started here up...no issues....

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    Thanks Tom

    I have ordered the firewall bracket from Pier and hope to be assembling my pedal assembly shortly. Will have to mod my brake and clutch pedal to accept the fancy 70’s mustang brake and clutch pedal pads I want to run. Aside from that it’s just ordering parts to get this thing underway. If I go tremec tko 600 transmission I do have a spare transmission crossmember to modify so she fits in there.
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    Sounds nice!


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    Thanks. She screams for sure.


    Ground out the clutch pedal tube from one of the spare fox body pedal assemblies I had. Now to determine where to drill in the spare panther pedal assembly I have. Once that is determined I will go ahead and make my pedal cover pads fit to my liking.
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    I did things..

    Test fit clutch pedal tube:











    Welded in the clutch pedal tube:



    Then started working on my pedal pads. I did not want stock fox body mustang ones so some fabrication was needed.

    Cut the brake pedal down:



    And used its scraps for the clutch pedal:



    All was well after that:



    With pads and bezels:



    And on the pedal box without the bezels:




    Now to strip everything down and repaint the pedals and coat the pedal box with rust encapsulator and maybe chassis black paint.....
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    Very nice.

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    Looks good. What are those pedal pads for? Looks bigger than typical car stuff, F-series ?

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    I like where this is going. Pedal pads appear to be 65-early 70’s Ford compact/midsize car?

    Are the brake and clutch totally separate things in terms of hanging from the mount/support, or does the clutch hang off the end of where the brake pedal attaches? I would love to do this some day...
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