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  • I am preparing to do my 5.0 swap. Trying to buy parts get things set up, out of the way, and researching as much as I can before the big week next week.

    For those of you who have removed and installed the fuel lines on a Foxbody did you remove the struts first? It looks like the hardest part of removing the fuel lines will be getting them around the strut. Putting them back on the coupe looks like it will be worse because it already has weld in sub frames as well as the struts. Both cars currently donít have a motor or transmission installed.
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    • By the time I got it all set up it was time to clean up for dinner. I need to check my work again but if I did it right it's within spec! Keeping fingers crossed!

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      • wow, how many different transmissions will that take? Nice!
        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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        • Those are made to take about anything you can dream up to bolt behind it. That's the same one we put in the Volvo.

          Dan

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          • Originally posted by Beagle View Post
            wow, how many different transmissions will that take? Nice!
            "The QuickTime RM-6065 bellhousing connects a small block Ford engine to a Ford TKO 500-600, TR3550, or T5 Mustang"
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            • I knew it was to good to be true. Looks like I will need the .007 dowel pins, going to check a 3 rd time.

              The engine cradle I made is nicer than hanging from a chain and better than in the car on jack stands but it's really close to the floor.
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              • From what I have read on the Internet you have to use a ford heater core ($83 from rock auto) and a flow restrictor I made one from an old brass plug.

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                • Monday: I started the day by setting the motor back into the car. With the front accessary drive on and no transmission the motor is front heavy so I had to cut a board to run between the k-member and the core support to balance the engine. I did this because I need to remove the fuel and brake lines and the fuel line runs behind the right strut. To remove the struts I used a floor jack to compress the spring, the mass of the motor is need to compress the spring. The motor itself was not enough I placed the battery back in the engine bay and half a back on ready mix in the floor board to get the spring to compress, the left side required additional weight to get the spring to compress. The fuel and the brake lines are held on to the car with sheet metal bolts and pop rivets. Disconnecting the parking break cables is required,
                  Once the fuel lines were removed from the donor car I removed the engine and placed it into the project car to remove the springs and struts. After the springs and struts were remove I pulled the engine and again and set it back on the cradle.







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                  • You know , if you had of taken out that bathroom , you wouldn't have had to be sweating today with that door open . Again , nice toy box . Good progress . It always takes me 4 times longer to do stufff than I think .
                    Previously HoosierL98GTA

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                    • Having a commode and sink is supper nice. The original plan was to take the wall / tile shower out to get a few more feet of work space but I have decided to keep the shower.

                      Good to see you, come back, the new vette looks good / like fun.
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                      • Small step forward this morning I got the brake line from the engine bay to the rear axle in place. I hope I am able to snake the fuel lines between the sub frame connectors and the body with similar ease.

                        Man I am sore. I hope I make it all week.
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                        • Finshed up removing the spindles. The fuel lines went in almost as easy as the brake lines. I got the dash with harness removed. The elephant is getting smaller but it still looks like an elephant.
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                          • Went to the parts store to get a few things asked for ball joint boots. Said they were special order and would be 9 days. Amazon prime, will be here Friday.

                            The $658 bell housing did not come with trans to bell bolts and the stock ones are metric. The store did not have hard bolts in the correct size. Will standard zinc bolts be ok?
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                            • I am more or less "over the hump" the last big thing to remove is the gas tank. Removed the heat ac box fro. The 89 and the eec / engine bay harness. I had the 87 it all the way down to the bare fire wall. Starting to build it back up, got the fire wall insulation on, the pedals brake booster master cylinder, and stared on the brake lines. Moved the cruise control over as well as the throttle cable. Installed the new heater core in the box.
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                              • Bare fire wall with clutch cable already installed.


                                The inside all taken apart


                                Installed insulation from donor





                                Thsee holes for the cc module are not there on the 87 had to drill them


                                Cruise control


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