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    Tommorrow it starts!

    I think I'm going to start working on the LTD tommorrow. It's suppose to be close to 40 degrees out. I think I'm going start on the intake and carb swap. But then I won't be able to close my hood!! I guess it'll be time to break out the saw!:hacksaw:
    Last edited by Fordman75; 03-01-2006, 12:10 AM.

    #2
    what are you going to be running for a carb and intake?
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    R.I.P. Jason P Harrill 6-12-06

    http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?t=5634

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      #3
      Cut it up!!!
      1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
      Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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        #4
        Weiand Stealth intake, Edelbrock carb and a 2" spacer(not in the picture ). I know it's going to stick thru the hood. That's why I'm considering dumping the hood scoop and just running a Street scoop that's painted black.

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          #5
          I beg of you, PAY SUPER CLOSE ATTENTION to the intake to head gaskets, those things are hard to get right, I had to redo mine TWICE. The coolant ports leak so easily its annoying.
          1989 Lincoln Town Car - "Anabelle" - Original block, .030 over with SpeedPro pistons, rods fitted with ARP hardware, FRPP +volume oil pump, GT-40 3bar heads, Crane 1.72 rockers, 89' Fox cam, 93' Cobra lower intake, Explorer upper and 65mm TB, 93' Lightning EGR spacer, K&N intake kit from a 4.0L Ranger, 19lb/hr injectors w/ 87 Mark VII ECM, cat/smog deletes, Big Brake conversion, 3.55 K-Code Trac-Lok/Disc brake rear axle, CVPI LCA's w/1" sway bar in rear, wagon front sway bar, BBK 2.5" off-road H-Pipe, Flowmaster super 40s, HPP wheels, 3G alternator w/LMR.com wiring kit, gear reduction starter conversion, Best 1/4 time: 16.0 @ 85mph.

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            #6
            Yep I know all about the gaskets. My install is a little simplier then yours since I don't have any upper intake or emission crap to deal with when reinstalling everything.

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              #7
              im using an air-gap intake with a holley carb and a Moroso air cleaner. i had to basically cut out the hood support above the carb stud in order for it to fit. My end seals were done with a big bead of RTV, and absolutly no leaks.
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              R.I.P. Jason P Harrill 6-12-06

              http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?t=5634

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                #8
                I use a bead of RTV in the place of the end gaskets too. I knew I'd be cutting a hole in the hood when I decided on the intake.

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                  #9
                  Shiny!
                  Pebbles-1968 Ford F250
                  Pile of Junk! An Electronics Project Site (To get wet by)<---Clicky! NEW STUFF!!!!

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                    #10
                    I didn't get much time to work on it so I just pulled the grill/headlight surrounds and the underhood sound deadner. I'm holding off on the intake swap until I've got enough time to get it done in one day. And I need some kind of portable lighting I can't see crap in that storage unit.

                    I'm kind of pissed. What I thought was a scratch in the chrome on the grill turned out to be a crack right down the middle divider almost top to bottom. There's not much holding the two halves together.

                    Oh I also found my cars build sheet between the sound deadner and the hood. That's the weirdest spot I'm found one yet.

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                      #11
                      Ive heard of it in that place.

                      You can easily find a new 79ish grille...
                      1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
                      Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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                        #12
                        I'm hoping I can find another one. Luckily I don't need one with good chrome since I'm painting it.

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                          #13
                          I figured I should tell you that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth yet and I haven't forgotten about the car I told you about. Spring break's coming up next week, so I'll grab my camera and snap some pictues of it for you.

                          2007 F-150 Supercab XLT 4x4
                          1997 Jeep Cherokee

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                            #14
                            Sounds good. I'm trying to find some place to store it.

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                              #15
                              I got a little more work done. I only had about an hour to mess with the car.

                              I pulled the hood( to cut out the opening for the carb scoop ), AC compressor, lines and brackets. I also pulled the cruise crap and vaccum canister. All the vaccum hoses that aren't needed. ans a few misc other items. It's starting to look a little better under the hood. I can almost see the engine. By the time I'm done there should be about 150 pounds of parts that I don't need removed from the front of the car.

                              Last edited by Fordman75; 03-02-2006, 08:27 PM.

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