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    How I made a low 16 second lopo....

    Pretty simple recipe. HO upper, TB, and bored lopo EGR spacer. Mustang headers, 2.5" header back exhaust, 3.73's, 2200 Stall lockup converter, rebuilt AOD w/ shiftkit, smog pump removal, electric fan, removal of WP driven fan, 110lph fuel pump, and a custom cold air intake. Lots of timing too. I tuned it by ear and timeslips. I also ran 26" tall tires instead of the 27" tall stock tires, which helps for gearing. My trunk was bare. I never ran with more than half a tank of gas. Iced the intake between runs. The car should have been much quicker, but the frame was horribly bent and ruined the launches. The best the car ever got, even with the HO was 2.18.

    And since all the supporting stuff was already done, when I did the heads and cam, I dropped from the 16.03 to a 15.54! The car was far from pretty, but it worked great.
    Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

    Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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    Kick ass! I'm gonna remember that. Thanks
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Brakestand machine.

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      #3
      Did you convert to a 3G alternator. I was reading about an electric fan conversion on an 88 mustang gt, and they said that the output of the stock alternator couldnt handle the electric fan. dunno if the charging systems of the mustang is the same as the panther.
      sigpicVic Videos Here http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...676#post243676
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        #4
        No, I did not upgrade to the 3g. I had no problems with the charging system either. It was a 14" aftermarket fan, Hayden IIRC.
        Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

        Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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          #5
          Thanks for the info.
          sigpicVic Videos Here http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...676#post243676
          Vic's Reader's Rides Page http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?t=16917
          Vic's Cardomain page http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2532949
          1975 Chevy C-10 Cardomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3371894

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            #6
            Mind you I didn'y have A/C, power seats, power locks, or even much of a stereo in the car. So I didn't have much of an electrical draw.
            Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

            Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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              #7
              Someone should sticky this. And BTW, this may be pretty simple to do, but how much did it cost you in the end?
              88 Town Car (wrecked, for sale)
              Walker OEM duals with muffler deletes

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                #8
                Originally posted by 88Vic
                Someone should sticky this. And BTW, this may be pretty simple to do, but how much did it cost you in the end?
                How about we add it to his HO swap info thread. Mike can you repost it in that thread, That way we can leave this thread and just have the info in the other.
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                  #9
                  sweet!
                  sigpic
                  1989 Ford Crown Victoria
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                    #10
                    Did you also get bigger injectors?
                    1989 Crown Vic
                    A work in progress

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                      #11
                      if he did, it wouldn't be a good idea with the stock cam/heads...it would run too rich, thats what my car did...I had to learn the hard way
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                      1989 Ford Crown Victoria
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                        #12
                        What size are stock injectors?
                        88 Town Car (wrecked, for sale)
                        Walker OEM duals with muffler deletes

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                          #13
                          so an upper and lower intake manifold out of a '87-93 mustang will fit my '88 crown vic? I found one on ebay, and i wouldn't mind adding it to my 5.0

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 88Vic
                            What size are stock injectors?
                            Standard- 14 lb/hr
                            HO- 19 lb/hr
                            Nick
                            88 Colony Park LS
                            G-pa's old car, but he's cruisin around heaven in his 69 wagon now
                            Future plans:Semi HO conversion, or Explorer motor swap, shift kit, PI springs and sway bars, KYB-GR2 shocks

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 88_vic
                              so an upper and lower intake manifold out of a '87-93 mustang will fit my '88 crown vic? I found one on ebay, and i wouldn't mind adding it to my 5.0
                              The lower intake is the same for lopo and HO. No point swapping those. The upper and TB do help, but I'd suggest doing a decent size dual exhuast to get any good gains from it.
                              Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

                              Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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