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The cool part is- in addition to the battery hold down,the factory serpentine bracket would keep the compressor from getting close, like a blocker. All this stuff is a bit of a tight fit in this small engine box!
have you considered trunk mounting the battery ?


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have you considered trunk mounting the battery ?
Certainly- Now that many cars (like my wife's challenger) come with remote batteries, the parts could probably be easily scavenged. Probably a next level thing for this low buck build. The target here was to keep the car as factory as possible. I can source factory parts for the 66 or the 88 easily and cheaply for the most part. I really like the look of the fox setup under the hood.


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Hey @665spd! Thanks for taking the time to post this build thread! Very informative.

Curious though, where did you source your various power connections for the EFI harness? I'm a few steps behind you and want to start wiring stuff in. I've identified all the wires on the harness, but curious to know how and where others are tying in? Utilizing any additional relays or protection circuits? Lots of write ups, very few share where they spliced into the car harness?

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All this stuff is a bit of a tight fit in this small engine box!
Relocating the battery to the trunk (pass. side) would open up some space in the engine bay, as well as improve the balance and corner weighting of the car.
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Hey @665spd! Thanks for taking the time to post this build thread! Very informative.

Curious though, where did you source your various power connections for the EFI harness?
(I think only the ign sw run and start outputs?)
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I'm a few steps behind you and want to start wiring stuff in. I've identified all the wires on the harness, but curious to know how and where others are tying in? Utilizing any additional relays or protection circuits? Lots of write ups, very few share where they spliced into the car harness?

Thanks so much!

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Hey, Rob, sorry for the slow get back. (Up in Cali for vaca!) Welllll…. The factory harness only needs a couple of power and ground connections. If you look back when I was doing the wiring, it was a long matter of reducing the factory harness down to it's needed parts, then I pretty much ran the wires back to the OEM solenoid and ignition switch outputs. I bought a factory ETM from ebay for the 88 Mustang, and pounded it out a wire at a time! If you PM me, when I get back home Thurs, I'll send pics of the particular wires and any wiring diagrams you may need.


Thanks for looking in and the encouragement!
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Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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Relocating the battery to the trunk (pass. side) would open up some space in the engine bay, as well as improve the balance and corner weighting of the car.
Agreed, however, not in the budget for now! And that 2 1/2" exhaust puts a lot of heat back there- running the fuel lines was a pain! One of the main reasons to convert to EFI was I was boiling fuel in the carb. the fuel line was hot all the way back to the tank in the original position.


BTW-I was just in San Jose couple days ago! Saw some cool cars on the freeway!


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Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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BTW-I was just in San Jose couple days ago! Saw some cool cars on the freeway!
Should have reached out... Could maybe have gotten together. Maybe even enlisted your help with my EPAS conversion.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your stay.

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Should have reached out...
Wish I had a better knowledge of whom was from where before I went! Unfortunately, events at home dominated my time. The trip was planned and paid before all the personal tragedy Would loved to have rubbed elbows and gotten my hands on a cool car-My step-daughters bf in SF owns a hotrod shop and tragically missed that too. I did get to the Sacramento swap meet and the auto museum.
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Really nice work.

For the benefit of anyone else considering an installation like this, the upper intake can be flipped around 180 so the throttle body is on the driver's side. That's what Ford did on the low-performance 5.0 used in Crown Vics and Grand Marquis. It would help avoid relocating the battery. No telling what other issues might come up, of course.

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Really nice work.

For the benefit of anyone else considering an installation like this, the upper intake can be flipped around 180 so the throttle body is on the driver's side. That's what Ford did on the low-performance 5.0 used in Crown Vics and Grand Marquis. It would help avoid relocating the battery. No telling what other issues might come up, of course.
Thanks for the backhanded compliment! (kidding) One of the previous posters mentioned this. The "5.0 H.O." would have been upside down anyway I like it looks like fox mustang underhood!
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5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html
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New injectors, new life!

So after chasing a miss for a month or so, I finally pulled the injectors and found crud in them. Replaced with ebay remans and--VOILA! The thing runs like an 88 5.0 2 weeks now of tap the the key and VROOOM! Exactly what I was shooting for.
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Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html
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Now back on schedule (I hope....)

Now that it looks like I've got the engine dialed in, I'm trying to get back to metalwork plans. Next, get the top of the car watertight...
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5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html
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I know it is slow and uninteresting. But I know if someone is polite enough to look at my work in progress, ...

Just chiming in to say that I appreciate your work and this build thread. I am doing a 5.0/AOD and probably reference this build more than anything else on VMF.
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Just chiming in to say that I appreciate your work and this build thread. I am doing a 5.0/AOD and probably reference this build more than anything else on VMF.
Nice comment. I really loved my 92 LX. It was just so reliable and the carburated 302 this car came with was not. That being said, it is a challenge and hope you have a great end experience. I'm hoping to get on track with making the car overall more comfortable and reliable to drive, as well as better looking. Thanks and good luck!

BTW...post some pics and a location!! We all like to know where you're from and what your car looks like!


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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.

5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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6G alternator

Sooo... I bought an A/C system...Cause it's hot! That being said, this car has had 3 alternators: the 1G with regulator, did not charge well...; GM 10si, stock and modded AND overdriven, did not charge well, especially at idle; Come the 2G with my 5.0 install, my problems are solved!!-NOT. Didn't charge for crap at idle (11.6v with lights on...BLAH!).

Recently there was a large thread posted by a well meaning VMFr that stressed adding a fuse link on a specific aftermarket 3G alternator. It snowballed into a very informational article.

Further research on this lead me to several Fox forums showing mods for 3G installs, but what caught my eye was one guy did a 6G and it was tight and nice. And installing A/C and probably another fan with a less than adequate charging is uh DUMB. So I bit the bullet...


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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.

5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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