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HI!... Well did a little tinkering on the truck today. Thank god for a heated garage! LOL! I didn't like where Ford installed the factory trans cooler so I relocated it up in the open grille area for more airflow. Why they keep installing these coolers behind the bumpers on their trucks, I don't know. My F-150 was same way. Relocated it also. I basically swapped the horn and the coolers mounting points on the rad support. Then fabricated up a support bracket for the bottom of the cooler. Did a few test runs tonight (meaning, beating the crap out of it, lol!) The tranny temps seem to not rise as quickly and not get as high. Engine coolant temps were unchanged. I then used S/S hardware. I did a bit of undercoating while it was all apart. Ford rad cradles are notorious for rotting out. Mine was already showing signs of rust in the seems. Here's a few pics :


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HI!... I also worked on my CAI a bit. I enlarged the hole behind the headlight assembly more than I had previously done, plus I enlarged the rad cradle entrance hole as well. All was painted and then undercoated. This should give my CAI a good shot of airflow when the P/S headlight is removed at the dragstrip. Every little bit helps. lol!

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looks good
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HI!... I also ported the entrance to the stock TB. Got rid of the lip so the incoming air gets a smooth transition. There was a few plastic casting marks as well that I removed.

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Why do you start every post with 'HI!' Just wondering?
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Why do you start every post with 'HI!' Just wondering?
to drive us all insane.
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As Mr Buford T justice would say.. "that's an attention getter"

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Why do you start every post with 'HI!' Just wondering?
lmao, I was just thinking the same thing.
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lmao, I was just thinking the same thing.
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Why do you start every post with 'HI!' Just wondering?
Me too I was gonna post it last night but was too tired to worry about it. LOL
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Great work on the truck! Wish I had a heated garage! My truck might actually be clean, etc! I would probably have my new lvl 2 tow hooks on, etc!

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As Mr Buford T justice would say.. "that's an attention getter"

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HI! Looks good.
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HI!... THANKS!!!!!!


BTW : The "HI!..." at the beginning of my posts is kind of my trademark. Been doing it for over 10 years now on every forum I'm on.
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Well last time I was bored I cut the egr tube shorter since it sticks out and blocks the incoming air from the throttle body. I'm sure it didn't do anything for my stock truck. I just remembered a trick the Camaro guys do and said what the hell. May you should look into doing that. Take it out and see what I mean.

Nice work BTW.
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HI!... THANKS!!!!!!


BTW : The "HI!..." at the beginning of my posts is kind of my trademark. Been doing it for over 10 years now on every forum I'm on.
HI!... I was just wondering. It's kind of annoying.
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HI!... I was just wondering. It's kind of annoying.
I guess there is no way to get him to stop them. LOL Unless...


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I'm going to put it at the end of my posts and not at the beginning. LOL
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Well last time I was bored I cut the egr tube shorter since it sticks out and blocks the incoming air from the throttle body. I'm sure it didn't do anything for my stock truck. I just remembered a trick the Camaro guys do and said what the hell. May you should look into doing that. Take it out and see what I mean.

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HI!... Did the EGR mod 2 years ago.
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what is this EGR mod you speak of? pics? OR is this 4.0L only?
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Looks good... I am going to lookinto moving my tranny cooler as well just so its up away from the ground....
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Looks good... I am going to lookinto moving my tranny cooler as well just so its up away from the ground....
I know the tranny cooler was bugging me too. That is why i threw it away and swapped in a manual...

Good job looks clean...
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