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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:03 PM   #181
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Moving right along...

I got the upper intake squared away.I installed a 1/2" phenolic spacer under upper intake and changed to a FOxbody fuel rail instead of the F150 rail I had.I also started bending up my fuel lines. Figured out all the vaccum lines for trans,regulator,heater controls,brakes and pcv ran. Need to adapt older harness plugs to fit newer style TPS and IAC.

I didnt get to start trans crossmember because ice is still melting from my cowl making a dam lake under truck so maybe tomorrow I can start that job.




This is the crossmember I need to cut out and remake. The C4 trans is alot shorter than the A4LD so the mounts are way off.

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Old December 27th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #182
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Got the wire harness done today for the efi. Started with a 87 Mustang 5.0 harness and removed all the loom and tape to do a clean swap.
I started at the 60pin connector and removed every pin for the a/c and emission stuff except the egr position sensor which I ordered a egr simulator for today.I also ditched all wiring for the oil,water gauges and low oil crap since I use aftermarket gauges. I was able to remove a shitload of wiring and useless plugs. I also had to move all the main power and ground wires to other side of harness since the Mustang harness picks up its power from the drivers side where the battery is and the Bronco has everything on the passenger side.

I just layed everything out on the kitchen table and started following my diagrams.

Here it is all done as far as I can go until its in the truck.

I left all the wires for the ECM power and grounds and the wiring for all the relays long so I can fit them once its in the truck.

And this is the bag I filled with everything I got rid of.

I have all my leads labled for the factory tach and I still need a o2 harness.

I also picked up a older 93 style HO upper intake I think Im going to use now. I have a egr spacer eliminator and a Explorer 65mm T.B. to use with the new setup.

And I picked up some used BBK foxbody shorty headers to use instead of the 289 manifolds I have on it.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #183
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OK been busy as hell the last two days. I ended up switching over to a foxbody intake and it works out sooo much better. I converted a Explorer 65mm throttlebody to work with this intake and got all the vac line hooked up.


Im really happy with this setup too. 90's 5.0 CrownVic airbox and a 88 TurboCoupe 3" turbo inlet hose.


Airbox has inlet facing fender/fusebox which is cool for now.

Plan for later is to find a flexable hose to run from rear of airbox to this spot at the firewall which is open to the cowl.Will make a nice cowl snorkle once the other inlet is blocked off on the airbox.

I replaced the 289 manifolds with some BBK shorties. Still need to notch passenger side frame to clear collector.After its notched I will weld heavy plates across frame to add back some strength.


I got the remote oil filter all mounted up as well.



ALso mounted up a Merkur xr4ti electric fan and the adjustable controller. I used the factory wiring and plug for a nice clean install.


And I added a small breather tank I will tie the trans and t-case breathers into to be sure I dont get water into either.


Tomorrows plan is welding up a new trans crossmember since it should be warm enough to work with the doors open.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 05:46 PM   #184
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More progress today.

Got t-case bolted back in and wired up.Cut out crossmember and made a new one. Will weld it in tomorrow.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 06:53 PM   #185
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thats awesome how you redid the wiring harness, thats somthing i know nothing about, wiring scares me, nice rig
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:21 PM   #186
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Thanx. We will see in a few days when I hit the key for the first time how good I am.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 01:57 PM   #187
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Im takin a break for now since Im outa welding wire. I got trans cooler lines all hooked up,throttle cable hooked up,grill back in for final time,hood pins on,layed engine harness on motor and got everything plugged in up to the firewall and just need to plug ecm in and run all my power wires.

I also took the gear box apart on my winch to fix a broken pin on the shift lever.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #188
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Looks Good , and I just fix a roll pin on the shift lever on the same winch, it must happen alot on this style of winch.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:31 PM   #189
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Looking good Brian, bold move on the wire harness. Another milestone accomplished.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:50 AM   #190
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Well, we will see when I hit the key the first time!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:56 PM   #191
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Trans mount and crossmember finished tonite. Old one was made out of 1.5 tubing and the one I made is 1.75 tubing.

Also got shifter cable mounted,egr spacer on,egr simluator plugged in and clearanced framerail for header.I will clean up the cut with my grinder and weld some plate around that area to give it some strength back.






And I almost forgot that I still needed to change the alt. wiring for my 3g alternator.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #192
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I can't wait to hear that 5.0 run! It looks great in the B2. Nice job on keeping a factory look.

I can't wait to get a 5.0 in my TJ.

(NO Keri, I'm not saying you can red line the 4.0 every chance you get. . . . although you will!)
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #193
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Thanks Paul. I know I have been dragging my feet all summer on this so it feels good to be this close to being done!

Let me know when your ready to do a swap on yours cuz I would love to help.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #194
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Its alive......almost. :D

Worked on the wiring more tonite and she turned over for the first time. Felt so good to at least hear it make some kind of noise! Took a few to find the wires for the neutral safety switch in the chassis harness and patch it up with the solenoid wiring.Still havent powered up the fuel pump or the ecm yet.

Charging system is all wired,fuel lines plumbed,stock column shifter hooked to C4,dropped trans pan and valvebody to fix the kickdown lever that was put in wrong,filled trans with fluid and I took the cluster out of the dash and swapped out the v6 tach for a full size Bronco tach that had a 5.0 also.

I also bolted the front bumper back up and plugged the lights back in.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #195
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Came so close tonite! Just got to tired and cold...

I wrapped up a bunch of small details tonite like putting the dash cluster back together,bent up hard lines from trans to rad,got fuel pump wiring figured out and tested for leaks,ecm is mounted and plugged in,ecm is now powered up and all I have left to do is finish fitting the passenger side header and I can fire it up.

Sunday should be the big day.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #196
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Well after a bad day on Sunday I got it all figured out tonite.

Sunday while hookin up the last of the wiring I hooked a RED 12v wire from the ecm to what I thought was the correct RED wire under the dash...that is until I seen the smoke rolling out of the ecm. Turns out the RED wire under the dash was a f#*@ing ground wire! Ford used a black and a red wire for a ground near the ecm and I just so happen to grab that red one. What are the chances??

So after rewiring a few things and putting in a temp ecm I gave it a crank and it popped and sputtered.Sounds like the distributor is 180 out but thats no big deal. Im just glad to know the wiring is all good and it will run.

Now I just need to build a Y-pipe and 2 driveshafts then its time to work out the bugs!
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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #197
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I just got back from seeing my buddy over at Mytee and he made me some header flanges to weld up to my original y-pipe. Looking good so far! Should be warming it up late today and doing a once over of all the fluids.

Vid to come later.
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I just got back from seeing my buddy over at Mytee and he made me some header flanges to weld up to my original y-pipe. Looking good so far! Should be warming it up late today and doing a once over of all the fluids.

Vid to come later.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #199
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cool i hope it all works out.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #200
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Interesting build.
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