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Amherst
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posted 12-20-2002 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is unconventional, but with the cost of aftermarket mod motor parts, many of us SN95 owners are considering going with what works. Pushrod technology!!

Because many of you have gone the other direction (installing computer controlled, fuel injected motors into vintage iron) I was wondering how tough it would be to make a carburated 351 or 302 work in a car that was designed to work with a computer.

Specifically, how can you get the intruments, AC, rack steering, power windows and anti-lock brake equipment to work?

Dollar for dollar (in my mind) carburated windsor motors rock!! The question is, how do you get them to work in a car like mine (98GT)?

I have always enjoyed this site, and respect your advice! Have a great x-mas everyone!

Amherst

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-20-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you really want to dive into that bundle of worms, more power to you!

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Amherst
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posted 12-20-2002 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will take your word for that Steve! With power door locks, anti-theft, fuel pump shutoff etc. I had a feeling that all the electronics stuff would make it cost prohibitive or near impossible. Anyone else do anything crazy like this?

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BornInAFord
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From: Bend, OR, USA
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posted 12-20-2002 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BornInAFord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Messing with the pollution controlled engines might not be smiled upon by the authorites, either--unless, of course, you can convince them your mods are for off-road use only.

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-20-2002 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would recomend not doing it unless you and VERY good with electrical systems. I bought a (few monts ago) 85 Mustang GT with just one of those transplants in it.From a guy i know, He could not make it work. It has a carb on a 351W and a C-4 trans. I had to re run all of the fuel lines,disable the stock fuel pump and ALL of the com controled systems then remove them for weight. I was able to save the dash guages and the whole system works well. ( well enough to kill the C-4). I do not recomend doing this...It was a up hill battle... In Texas you can get away with not having all of your polution control systems( in some citys),you my not be so lucky up there..
Rene

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posted 12-20-2002 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh come on guys, it's not that hard at all. You leave the computer(EEC) hooked up so it can still manage neccasary devices and run separate power sources for ignition and other needs. You can even use the in tank pump with a good regulator.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-20-2002 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex will be right over to help you.

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67coupe
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posted 12-21-2002 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree with alex its not that bad to doas far as all the power accesories they dont run through the comp like windows power door locks etc. iv done plenty of fox changes but not a 94+ yet but if u need any help just yell oh and first of all ull need a 93-94 k member for a winsor based motor good luck

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Amherst
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posted 01-03-2003 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The car is almost paid off and is the first new Mustang I have ever bought, so I am going to try and keep it for a hobby. Granted, it probably isn't the smartest move, but I do love the body style, air bags and handling. Plus I need a 351W powered car (it's on my list of 2 do's before I take the eternal dirt nap )

Seeing I have many, many miles left on the 4.6, I was thinking about buying the parts here and there, especially if I can find some deals on rebuildable parts. If I decide to stick with the 4.6, It would still be nice to have a block and trans around for future projects.

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