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Stanger76
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posted 10-08-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys, I just bought a '85 Lincoln with a 302 efi, throttle body. Anyone know what its gonna take to install the wiring part for my car? The Lincoln runs and drives and I will be able to get all of the wiring. Is there a site that has installed this kind of swap in a Ford? Any help or directions where I should head to would be appreciated.
Thanks, Shane

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posted 10-09-2002 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes there is a compnay called Fox..... oh sh*t, I just forgot there name.


Damn! I'll think of it in a minute but they sell kits, harnesses and instructions on installing EFI 5.0's in non EFI cars. Damn, damn, damn! I hate when I do that.

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posted 10-09-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mean Windsor Fox?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-09-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the place. Thanks Mike.

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Stanger76
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posted 10-10-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info guys. I went to the windsorfox site and emailed them with what I wanted to do and they emailed me back and said they couldn't help me unless I had the later EFI like a Mustang used. So, any more thoughts before I rid the throttle body off and install a new intake and 4 barrel?
Thanks, Shane
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-11-2002 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since you have the complete donor car, why not just do a complete swap?

I guess I'm not sure of what you're asking.

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Stanger76
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posted 10-11-2002 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I'm not a dummie when it comes to cars only thing I don't know is what wiring to steal and make it work right. This Lincoln has about a million more wires than my ol Galaxie has. I've done swaps adding in the box and electronic dist, before, but as for the computer to make the EFI work, well, this is were I'll need to learn something new. I hope I'm not sounding like I'm dumb but this type of swap is new to me.
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Shane

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-13-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, you don't sound dumb. This is a pretty involved swap.

I would approach it by first getting a wiring diagram, locating all the sensors and then pulling the harnesses they need.

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SlowFord
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posted 10-14-2002 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SlowFord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As for the keeping the stock CFI injection, I personally wouldn't do it. I helped a friend work on his 1984 Mustang with CFI a while back. They are a pain to work on and they don't make as much horsepower as a decent carburetor or later model EFI.

On the other hand, I would keep the overdrive transmission out of the Lincoln as it will help with fuel economy. Normally, you can't use an after market carb with the AOD transmission. However, Fox-Windsor does sell a TV cable and some other parts to make this work.

Just my 2 cents.
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posted 10-14-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It all depends on your goals. If you want fuel economy and smooth operation, it will make a nice swap. If you want performance, it will be pretty much a stone.

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Stanger76
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posted 10-14-2002 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys for your help. I'm gonna get a wiring diagram and see whats involved and whats needed. Might just get the pars Windsorfox has and install the aftermarket carb and roll. Overdrive is staying. I like the idea of highway mileage and a big ol' Ford.
Shane

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