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Old 03-21-2018, 05:57 AM   #131
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Ford Roadster you say??? Hmmm... 1qaz, you wouldn't happen to have any photos posted anywhere, ey?? If not, would you mind sharing some? Also, much respect for the factory resto, man! Belongs on a showroom floor! Excited for what the summer brings
Thank you! Lots of work left with each project now starting to add up. Here's a pic of her sibling.

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Old 03-25-2018, 11:00 PM   #132
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Driveshaft ready to go back in. Was more painful than I thought it should be.



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After:

Circular Flange cleaned and restored.



Slip yoke cleaned...purposely left the factory markings.



With new U-Joints.





Still waiting on warmer weather to paint the driver side frame rail so I can put all this back together.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:53 PM   #133
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More deconstruction.

Upper intake, throttle body, EGR valve, and valve cover.



Top of the engine.







Found another Easter egg...have no clue what it originally went to...have not found any unterminated wires.





Found it tucked away between the fuel rail and the lower portion of the intake manifold.



The project continues....

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Old 04-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #134
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:21 PM   #135
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Mystery part identified...it's the throttle body side of a throttle position sensor.





Now why it was stuffed between the fuel supply manifold and the lower intake manifold is beyond me. Or why it's ripped a part...

Valve cover and gasket and lower intake manifold restored and ready to go back in.



Tip for reinstall: Use thread to hold the gasket in place. Initially tried spray adhesive and that was nothing but a mess. Thread is simple and effective.



Yesterday it was nearly 80F and thunderstorms...one of just a few days above freezing since Halloween. Tonight it's in the 20's with an inch of snow on the ground and still falling.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:29 PM   #136
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Work on the driver's side of the engine bay continues...lower intake manifold, alternator, fuel supply manifold, fuel injectors, and radiator all removed.

Plenty of access to the side of the head and block now.



Lower intake manifold filthy but in good shape.







Alternator, what's left of the intake gasket, mounting hardware, and front engine lift eye.



Fuel injectors.



Radiator.



Warmer weather has finally arrived...supposed to be near 70F all week. No excuses now.

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Old 04-30-2018, 10:27 PM   #137
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Lower intake cleaned and restored with new gasket, coolant temperature sensor, and air charge temperature sensor.



Close up of the coolant and air charge temp sensors...both NOS.



Also, found 4 NOS Motorcraft fuel injectors.



And cleaned and restored the alternator and mounting brackets.





Sneak peak of things starting to go back in.

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Looking really nice!

Neat how Ford took the time to number the ports, that is a real old timey thing I thought they would have quit doing way before '88. I am pretty sure my '87 SBF wasn't numbered.

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Looking really nice!

Neat how Ford took the time to number the ports, that is a real old timey thing I thought they would have quit doing way before '88. I am pretty sure my '87 SBF wasn't numbered.
Thanks! I am impressed with Ford's cast parts for sure.

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Things are starting to pick up now that Spring has finally arrived. Found a NOS fuel pressure regulator.



Installed it along with fuel injectors on a refreshed fuel rail.





And wiring harness.



Cleaned up EGR Valve.



Everything back in place minus the distributor cap and spark plug wires...NOS ones on the way.



A better view of the throttle body.



Restored right wheel well liner.



Preserving the factory markings...unseen once installed as it faces the inside of the fender.



Reinstalled with the frame rail and suspension area also restored.



Grimeaggeddon continues but getting better. To give an idea of what it looks like, here's a shot of the wiring on right side of the engine bay. The connector on the bottom is after about 15 mins of scrubbing with Zep degreaser and a toothbrush. The one above it is how they start out...about a 1/16 inch or so of grease, grime, and Tuscon sand.



Here's where I finished today.



Spring has definitely arrived...finally!

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Old 05-06-2018, 09:32 PM   #140
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