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    She's got ditch lights!
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    Yes, Derek I remember you talking about my trans...just wanted you to be wrong (lol). That price is really good on the AOD job. If I'm going into the trans......it's gonna want me to hit the heads, intake, etc.

    Will do, Gadget.
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    What kind of 2 barrel is that? It has a stepper motor motor to control fuel like a variable venturi carb. Any numbers on it?
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    I noticed that too about the carb, was like "WTF kind of carb has a wiring harness going into it?" I ain't never seen one before, sans one of them GM CCC carbs.

    Yah, that sucks. I wish I was wrong about it too. Well you may have the itch to do stuff but won't really have to, just drop the car off to those guys and it'll be returned to you in a few days with a rehabilitated transmission.
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    Are you going to add trim rings or wheel covers?
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    I wouldn't. Bright lug nuts and a brightly trimmed centercap would by all I'd add if it were mine.
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    Wipers quit. Is there a clip/retainer that holds the motor output to the linkage. It was not connected.

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    Yes, a funky clip too. Though it's been well over a decade since I've messed with one of them.
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    Hey Vic, it's that the clip(those tabs attached ) in the photo...?
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    The tab on the right end, maybe. I don't remember tabs like the ones to the left of the shaft, those look like part of the body of that arm.
    Does that motor do anything when the wiper switch is turned to any of the on positions (Hi, Lo, Variable)? I want to say the last motor I replaced was dead on only one of the speeds.
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    Thanks dude, everything seems good with the motor. Found it. Looks like it will be interesting to secure that clip given the space my fingers are already flapping around. No part number on the clip.
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    Easy enough to get that clip at the yards around here.
    The wiper motor on The Ice Car was behaving poorly today. I need to get my alternator installed on The Scab, wipers work fine on that car. Also, my snow tires suck in rain.

    Edit: I didn't see the pic before, that's the clip alright. Funky little guy. Nice find on that pic.
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
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    Might want to double check but this sort of looks like it: https://www.cjponyparts.com/windshie...-1973/p/HW404/

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    Yeap, same clip on the F series trucks too. I know them well but only deal with about 1 a year. Takes me three minutes or so before I figure out how to put them back on without my eyes.
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    Yup, that's the one guys.
    Part number is # C5ZZ-17531-A.
    $4.00 at local ford parts dept.



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    With the wipers fixed....I think I can upgrade with. minimal cash. (Hopefully) . Looking for a little more umph, nothing crazy. Was thinking the following(suggestions please)

    1. GT40 heads (bolt to a 351W, or machine work.needed for bolt holes?)
    2. ??? Upper and Lower Intake ???
    3. Lunati Barebones cam (really pleased with the one in my 460) https://www.lunatipower.com/barebone...o-270-280.html.
    4 Timing chain, valves, lifters, pushrod
    5. Dizzy,coil,plugs/wires
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    IIRC many GT-40 heads have 1/2” bolt holes already and are ready to rock with your 351.

    Are you going EFI?

    Cam is not too far from a stock truck 351 HO grind which is a decent cam for smooth low end torque.
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    Sticking with carb. You ever run a specific intake for 351w you like? I know the lower is important with these too...the lighting.ones seem pricey. As well Checking around Gt40 heads is $150 you pull.
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    Never had a 351W but have heard good things about Edelbrock Air Gap intakes for carb applications. They are tall though, looks like six inches or so. I’d certainly up check the space available under your hood before putting money down on it.
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    Vic really motivated me with a full day of car repair. The front passenger seat is now power, thanks to Vic and his retrofit. (I will have to admit at this time, that yes, I did put on the motorized track backwards).

    "Why are the controls backwards, again?"

    Only four hours for my front shocks,(barely enough room on pass. side to even to break a bolt)! Replaced with KYB. Crusty.

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