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    Stopped at my friends transmission shop last night. The AOD re-fresh and possibly the Silverfox valve body starts now. Those guys are working with the closed sign up, and doing personal projects now. Ideal time to get Sherrie ready for the Hp infusion of this 347.
    So....any words on this valve body.?
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    To clarify, the silverfox SPT-R..
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    Thought I'd post an update on the re-powering of Sherrie.
    The speed shop is really slow, so I'm letting them do most of my long block assembly.
    They've treated me well in the past so I'll keep them working on something.
    347 in a 88 block. Scat rotator. Shooting for 9.5:1.
    AFR 165s. #1472. Older FMS 1.6 roller rockers
    Pretty heavily ported Explorer intake upper and lower.
    BBK 75MM TB and EGR spacer. BBK shorty headers.
    I haven't bought a water pump yet. Any recommendations.?
    I'm thinking about trying out the PE wideband.
    My friend sent me a link to a TV show clip that shows it. Less gauges to screw with.
    https://pe-ltd.com/product/wideband/
    Any recommendations on buying injectors.? I'm going to try out the #24 pounders.
    I took advice from a few of ya'll here and spoke with the gentleman at Silverfox trans. Valve body on the way.
    It will be nice to turn off the OD and hold each gear if I want to. Suits my driving style better.
    2nd gear on some of these tight back roads will make me way happier.
    I'll get this engine in, and get it down the street 300Yds to the transmission shop.
    Those fellas can put the valve body in and refresh the rest of the slushbox.
    I'm still up in the air about a dash switch for the OD.
    So that's where we're at.
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    I would go with bigger injectors than the 24lbs. Go for the biggest you can afford. The tune (if tuned) will make them work for your needs and you will have headroom for future power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I would go with bigger injectors than the 24lbs. Go for the biggest you can afford. The tune (if tuned) will make them work for your needs and you will have headroom for future power.
    Not a bad idea. I could see a small S/C in my future.. years away probably.
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    I would expect at least a 36#, and probably more in the 45# range as being realistic.

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    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

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    Appreciated.
    As I said, I've never built an EFI project.. so this is as Greek to me as Baclava.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I like that idea..Find a wagon fuse panel cover (I know the 89 and downs had two spots at least with rectangular cutouts) and utilize one for that button. It has the same general shape. May look good. No clue how the 90/91 wagons are configured.

    I need to correct my statement as it is misleading and false. Wagons used the same fuse panel cover as a sedan did. The actual switch that fits in the window has two switches instead of one. Sedans just had a lot of black plastic surrounding the switch to fill in the gap.


    Carry on.
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    Looking for some recommendations for a water pump, and a brake vacuum booster/Master cylinder.
    Water pump for this 347, and my current brake booster looks pretty damn scabby.
    Maybe I'll take that on while the LoPo is out..
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    for the booster, a 90s non-abs one is usually an upgrade. Smaller diameter, but double diaphragm so it actually gives better boost. Less touchy tho so improved brake feel.

    Water pump on mine is just something from the parts store. I went through a bunch of them some years ago and finally got one that worked. Think it may have come from Advance but can't swear to that. Get the iron one if you have an option. Its the HD pump. There is one extra bolt in it. If yours is the aluminum one, you will probably have to clean the hole out in the timing cover, but it should already be there.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Got my Tracking number from Dan at SilverFox Trans.. Should have this valve body tomorrow. Pretty amped about getting this slushbox tightened up.
    It will be really nice to actually control which gear I want. I'm going to add an additional trans cooler before the radiator and plumb it in with hard lines if possible.
    If my attitude is right and my patience battery charged, this'll be a no-brainer.
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    Trans done.
    Silverfox SPT-R Valve body is good money spent. Works as advertised AND it's adjustable. Electric solenoid controlled OD access is Tits.
    Since the OD drum was scored inside and way overheated...It got a new one. I don't think my trans had a thousand miles left in it.
    Added the Sonnax OD servo.
    Every other part was police service stuff.
    Used a 2200-2400 converter. It was a good decision. Car drives 'tight' until you want it loose a little. Doesn't lock-up immediately like stock.
    Ended up using a Hayden trans cooler.
    Mustang trans mount to replace my jello original. It was a tad taller putting the trans tail up a little which conversely caused my fan to just touch the shroud a little.
    A couple swipes with the utility knife and no more noise.
    Getting the mount into the crossmember required intelligent use of the burr on the air angle grinder to alter the sides of the slots that the mount studs go through.
    Not really a challenge, but it was required. So heads up anyone reading this. The mustang mount works fine.
    New U-Joints and fresh paint on the driveshaft and crossmember.
    I'll get some pix of the job on here.
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    Cool same thing happened with my car once I went to a Mustang trans mount. I used a energy suspension one. It had an extra bracket that went above the the mount and was sandwiched between the mount and the cross member that also needed to be clearanced for mounting like you encountered. When I put my 5speed in I left out the extra bracket. No issues yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch47 View Post
    Appreciated.
    As I said, I've never built an EFI project.. so this is as Greek to me as Baclava.
    Yah, my friends make fun of me because of that. They think that I am old enough to know early EFI better. :-/

    As for the transmission mount and X-member, I wrestled with that for a hour before figuring it out. My Harbor Freight transmission jack was very helpful with getting that all mounted up in place.
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    So I thought I'd throw some pix on here of this transmission job.
    Here goes.
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    OD drum. Overheated really bad. Inside of the bore was scored and razor sharp.

    I'm betting this slushbox had a thousand miles left in it.
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    Plates were TOASTED.
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    New Sonnax OD servo and other things. Kinda like candy crush on brains.
    You can see the wires for the Silverfox VB here. Good stuff there man.
    I can't wait to see how it works with this 347.

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    Pro-Torque converter. 2200 stall. Glad I did it.

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    Mustang mount installed. Went with rubber because I couldn't get poly within the week and it had to get off the lift.

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    Won't be long and we'll be pulling that out too...

    I'll put pix of the wiring and switch up soon. Outta time tonight.
    Last edited by clutch47; 05-22-2020 at 09:29 PM.
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