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Old 11-16-2011
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You can see how it was in my earlier pictures when it was complete.
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Yes! It's about time. Your truck has always been a favorite of mine. This is icing on the cupcake.
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Icing on the cake for me to I've waited a long time for it
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have fun with the B-cam. lol your ECM will throw a constant code, and you will have to get it tuned live to compensate. Just giving you a heads up if you didnt know already. #1 disclaimer from FRPP "On EFI engines, performance camshafts work only with mass air induction systems. Will not work with Explorer EEC-V EFI. " It does but that is what causes the code. you will run rich constanlty. mine is tuned and i still run rich. again not trying to hinder your build but take it from experience. your at the stage that you can easily remove it and put the stock one back in. I have been subconscienously wanting something to go wrong to give me an excuse to break my engine down and put the stock cam back in.
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Thanks for the heads up it will have a tune also
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Just do an 88 to 93 mustang mass air swap. Super easy to do
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Just do an 88 to 93 mustang mass air swap. Super easy to do
too good to be true. its the ECM that is the true issue.
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Then MegaSquirt it. We did one for an Escort with a KLZE V6 swap, its not super hard if you have some electronics skill.

Then you can tell people you built the ECU yourself and tuned it, that'd be a cool feeling.
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Just run a mustang A9L computer? Its a mass air 5 speed computer. Its not to good to be true. I've got one powering my 96 F250 with a 460 5 speed
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Why would anyone run speed density in a 5.0 - mass air is the way to go, I learned this long ago.

And get youself a set of rockers and pushrods while you are in there, it made a bigger difference for me than the cam itself.

AND if you intend to rev that thing - GET an ARP oil pump shaft.
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I'm gonna get 1:6 scorpion rollers rockers do pushrods n valve springs.
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Old 11-26-2011
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been doing some work on my intake still got a ways before its completly done but its coming along



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Polished intakes are the best.
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I'm liking it so far gonna look good on the top of my motor.
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Got some work done tonight no parts so getting some of my painting out of the way





Lil mockup with the upper
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nice man. your takin ur time like me. it pays off. makes install so much easier dealing with "new" looking parts. you still gonna risk goin with the b-cam? im not saying dont but if you have better luck than me we gotta talk lol
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Thanks and ya I'm gonna leave it in and see what happens. I agree with the parts look good and not all greasy.
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why not run a mustang wiring harness and mass air?

is that possible to do?

please educate me!!!!
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Oooh, shiney
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Def will look a lot better than mine! lol
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Thanks guys I like doing all the little things when building a motor to make it lookbetter in the end
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why not run a mustang wiring harness and mass air?

is that possible to do?

please educate me!!!!
he could, but those are obd1 which you can't use a handheld tuner on.. could have a chip burned or use megasquirt or quarter horse, but i prefer obd2 sct tuning.. i don't see why with a good tune there would be any issues, I've watched a few build up's of mustangs getting obd2 computers and stuff from 5.0 explorers with aftermarket cams and other goodies
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^^ thanks chris but wasnt the 95 5.0 mustang obdII
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Nice progress. Love polished intakes....but you needs more polish like a friggen mirror like this
http://www.modularfords.com/forums/f...inside-134173/
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They look good that polished I got it that polished with just a powerball.
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