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zenriddles

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About zenriddles

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    many V8 SHO's
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    3.4 DOHC V8

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  1. Spent the weekend on my back in the driveway fabricating a fuel return line for my 1986 Lincoln Towncar. Rusted out and dripping. Oh yeah - full frame car with fuel rail installed on and IN frame rails BEFORE body is set on frame. 22 feet long and dozens of bends. Used stainless steel 5/16 lines from a SHO and carefully heated and rebent them. Yep, 3 piece design to replace line without removing body from frame.
  2. The easiest mod that worked for several folks over the years is a nice shot of giggle-gas. A 75 shot of Nitrous is about max healthy level on a stock setup. Your tranny won't live long with ANY kind of serious boost in power. When I finished building SHO R T S (Eaton M90 @ 16psi boost) I already had a heavily built tranny and Tq Converter on a bench waiting to go in when the stock tranny failed. Stock tranny last 160 miles under boost. Any kind of forced induction would be whatever you can make yourself. I have done both Centrifugal and Roots superchargers on the 3.4 SHO. Looked into a rear turbo, which on hindsight probably would have been the easiest fabrication. Not as much up-front ummph, but probably less of a shock on the drivetrain.
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    Steering wheel questions

    I think you're out of luck. The gen 3 clockspring just doesn't have that many wires coming off of it to control the radio and climate control. I suppose if there is a bluetooth wheel that could transmit to a module?
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    Engine and engine stand help

    My home address? For the bolts, just use the transmission bellhousing bolts assuming you have the drivetrain out.
  5. Daughter said the brakes on her Escape had been 'feeling funny' lately.... What brakes??? ! ! !
  6. Car is gone. End Thread.
  7. So, I just tripped across an image from 2012. MUST be a repost but I can't find it anywhere. I give you a visual WTF?
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    What Rear rotors do I need for 1999 Wagon?

    Here's the master list of rotors from Rockauto.com. I randomly picked the DOHC engine, not sure what you have or if it mattered. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1999,taurus,3.0l+v6+dohc,1354812,brake+&+wheel+hub,rotor,1896 Start one at a time and open the info page to check specs. Maybe you'll get lucky. Otherwise, I hate to say it, but it might be a Ford dealer that could help you.
  9. https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/1995-ford-taurus/6567254380.html Found this, low miles good body. My eyes hurt now. WHY do people do this? It's POO. But reversible.
  10. Why don't you skip the JY, bring some money to my house, and drive home a gray '96 SHO with a JBL sound system? Body is rusty but drivetrain is strong. Planning on moving soon and just need the car gone. I am in Lombard Illinois.
  11. Our headliners are like a thin foamboard with a thin fabric glued to it. If the fabric is smooth and well adhered, I think I would be inclined to just glue another layer of thin fabric over the top of the existing liner.
  12. http://www.thechicagogarage.com/forum/sale-automotive/163754-mustang-parts.html Don't know if any of this is in your wheelhouse. That is up to you to decide. Just passing along information.
  13. jc - I got the deal of the year for you. I have a running, driving gray '96 SHO I want out of the driveway. Clean title, body has 200k on it, drivetrain closer to 100k. Welded, runs strong. Front valve cover gasket leaking a bit = smokes a bit when I fired it up last weekend. $350.00 just come and get it. Yes, you can drive it home. I live in Lombard. It has all the parts you want and a few other precious items too. Like a full on JBL sound system. Like a gray cloth interior in good shape.
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    Badass party van for sale

    Bwah ha ha ha haaaaaa!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Great platform car. I have already thought of this and actually discussed this with the SWiMBO. She is not so enthusiastic. I'm just too busy to play right now and right now is the proper time to start a ball like this rolling. Who is our team if I would donate this car to the soon to be formed TSOC Bull-Team? Do we have to have a bill of sale to satisfy Lemons' minimum purchase price rules? Honestly. I could probably coax a few bucks out of my company for a sponsorship in exchange for a couple stickers on the car or so, but I think Lemons has rules about that stuff.
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