Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  Fuelie conversions?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Fuelie conversions?
Greenstang
Gearhead

Posts: 908
From: its all a fog..
Registered: May 2001

posted 11-15-2001 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone done a late model efi conversion? Wanna hit the major sticky points?

------------------
Marcus
the competition is where the thrill is and that pride you get. It's an ego stroke to make no mistake."
-Mark Martin

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 5739
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-15-2001 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I ever get it together. I am using a 92 mass air setup. Right now, this is where I'd like to hear opinions:

1. Hearing horror stories on this site, locally, etc., am getting closer to saying forget it to AOD and go with a good '70 c-4. For the kind of driving that I do, about 4-5000 per annum, mostly on city streets, can't see the advantages of AOD's with their "tendencies"! Expensive repairs! An entry Lentech is 3,000 No way!!

Five speeds are out for me owing to a problem with leg. It would be a good way to go, though.

The jury is out on the belt set up. All the "show boys" here scoff at the idea of going with original belt set up and I can see plenty of advantages in doing it-mainly cost of parts. I can keep my original ac intact and orig. PS pump and hoses.

I have an article from Mustangs Plus and they did use all the original belts, etc, and I saw another article about doing it in a Ranchero or Fairlane at Windsor-Fox. I didn't even get a strong answer about NOT going serpintine from the good folks at W-F. I to, have a 68 with C-4 originally. A guy in Northern Ca, Ron Morris, who converts harnesses, says basically the same thing.

IP: Logged

Greenstang
Gearhead

Posts: 908
From: its all a fog..
Registered: May 2001

posted 11-15-2001 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sticking with my c-4, and a relatively sotck 302. Wiring is pretty far fro mmy favorite task, that and the fuel pump/return line/inertia switch hookup.
V-belts vs serpentine is another thing I ahven't even thought of, along with making the motor run proerly sans cats and smog pump...

------------------
Marcus
the competition is where the thrill is and that pride you get. It's an ego stroke to make no mistake."
-Mark Martin

IP: Logged

franklin
Gearhead

Posts: 128
From: VA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-15-2001 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have an early pulley set-up, the lower pulley has three holes and the late model engine has four. So this would mean you would have to find a different lower pulley right? Plus change the late serpentine water pump to a regular rotation v-belt pump.

IP: Logged

67vert
Journeyman

Posts: 3
From: Ontario, CANADA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 11-15-2001 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67vert   Click Here to Email 67vert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have re-wired an 89 5.0 harness to fit my 67 Mustang convertible. I documented what I did along the way and have produced a 21pg write-up complete with diagrams. I sent it to a couple of people and they think I should sell it...so here goes. Anyone interested? Going [email protected]

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 5739
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-15-2001 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pulley problem is solved. I am currently running the 5.0 ho in a 65 and it has early timing cover and a damper from total performance that allow s the use of a 3 bolt pulley. Also, I believe that there is now a 3/4 bolt combo pulley. That engine is coming out and a stocker put in it's place. It then goes into my 68 after the B303 cam is changed to an E303. My only concern with the early bolt system is whether the early power steering pump will be in the way. I don't think that it will. 67 vert: I've got to get off line but will check your site in AM Pete

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 5739
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-16-2001 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marcus: -They show the inertia switch hook up in trunk of 68. According to a tech I talked to yesterday, a fuel pump bracket can be found on a later PU that has an external pump in rear. He thinks that could be used. The same tech and I discussd lines. WIndsor-Fox uses a composition line that can be purchased at Napa. W-Fox used that and covered them with rubber hose using holdowns similar to thinwall brackets. It's easier on a coupe but a cv has the lower pans which may cause a little problem. They ran the lines right through the right torque box, along rail and into engine bay on pass side. I can send you the article. Also, the return can be routed right into sender housing or into the tank drain. I'm thinking or adding a subframe connector from lower pan to rear t-box and routing lines through that, seat pan, and then to the front. I'm concerned about protection for lines. Pete

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]