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    Default FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1988 - $1500 (Belleville) 87 Nose Blown Up HO Engine

    This one made me chuckle:

    1988 crown VICTORIA ho converted 5.0 wide open duel exhaust GT40 intake new injectors starter modified alternator modular fuel pump 88 mustang lx computer explorer cam lots of power new brakes brake lines aluminium water pump double roller timing chain needs ho 5.0 or explorer 5.0 because some minion idiot got jealous and revved out the engine while I had it parked don't know how they did it#$# might have hot wired Under hood car has no rust at all interior is super clean no tears or scratches 80,000 miles needs to be completed my loss is your hot rod still runs needs drivers head and tps recomend long block 1987 nose









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    All was sounding good in the ad until they got to the part about a minion and the motor getting some racing experience. Then I checked out the pictures, which started good and then the underhood shot...

    I think it’s possible the thing magically started itself with all the wiring mess.
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    yeah that is an absolute mess under the hood.

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    I didnt want to say it but now that you guys mentioned it....yeah. Bad under the bonnet for sure. I like the no air filter part of it all best. The exposed death blades are fun too.

    Any clue what car that throttle body is from? The TPS on it does not look anything like stock.
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    looks like an Explorer TPS, possibly with an adapter to mate it to the stock connector.

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    Boy that is really Jim-Bob’d together. The Aero-Box rear and Boxy-Box nose ain’t really that nice either. They’d need to slap on a earlier bumper on the rear to make it look some what more even, but that engine situation would need to be solved first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    looks like an Explorer TPS, possibly with an adapter to mate it to the stock connector.
    For some reason that throttle body looks odd. The pedestal the TPS sensor sits on looks abnormally high.
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    There's also some (what I assume is) Explorer bracketry going on there. I wonder if they hooked up the TV cable.
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    not an Explorer TB, but the TPS looks like one. Prob some cheap massive China TB.

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    Jim-Bob'd.. LMAO! I thought I was the only one who used that.. But what an atrocious atrocity. With no fan shroud and a mile between said fan and radiator they might as well just take the fan off for all the good it is doing set up like that. My favorite part is "Lets run one wire over all this, another this way, some more over here because I need to and presto! Spaghetti." Junkyard fodder. Can't stand when people run stuff without air cleaners either. I think my favorite junkyard find was a panther where someone used a sock and a ziptie as an air filter. Sock was slipped over the TB and ziptied in place. Talk about Jim-Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    Boy that is really Jim-Bob’d together. The Aero-Box rear and Boxy-Box nose ain’t really that nice either. They’d need to slap on a earlier bumper on the rear to make it look some what more even, but that engine situation would need to be solved first.
    As a fellow Jim-Bob'd car owner, I agree. (I have the earlier bumper in the back and the parts for someday to finish the conversion... ) The aero smoothness doesn't really flow too well with the boxy front. I'm actually surprised at how many cars like mine that have popped up over the years.

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Jim-Bob'd.. LMAO! I thought I was the only one who used that.. But what an atrocious atrocity. With no fan shroud and a mile between said fan and radiator they might as well just take the fan off for all the good it is doing set up like that. My favorite part is "Lets run one wire over all this, another this way, some more over here because I need to and presto! Spaghetti." Junkyard fodder. Can't stand when people run stuff without air cleaners either. I think my favorite junkyard find was a panther where someone used a sock and a ziptie as an air filter. Sock was slipped over the TB and ziptied in place. Talk about Jim-Bob.
    Reminds me of my first engine swap when it was still "in progress" and didn't really know any better. I tried to rush things at the end and get the thing inspected in similar to the above shape with wires everywhere and no fan shroud. The shop called me back as I was heading back home going "Pick this shit up. You need to clean this up and put a shroud on before you kill someone." LOL. Whoops. Lesson learned.

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    LoL I'd certainly refuse to work on something like that too...
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