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I know for a cheap five lug conversion that you can use pre-1991 Mark VII front rotors. They mount on real good with the oh so sought after 5x4.5(114.3) Lug Pattern. For the rear you can use two driver side pre 1991 ford ranger axles. They are 28 spline and you will need the 10inch brake drums. BUT why do all this when you can go to JEGS.COM and they have five lug conversion kits for under 400 bones. The whole kit & kaboodle. P.S. anyone know where i can get a 94-95 rearend. debating the whole IRS issue ya know. thanks
87 gt low and slow until the pedal hits the metal haha
Probably can't find many in a junkyard though
Yah, I replaced my coil with the MSD but kept my old one just in case.
Don't think I'm trying to be mean by saying this: Try to keep the post with just tips, so if people look at things they can do by going to the salvage yard, they won't see alot of posts like "I did that to mine" or "I've been wanting to do that" ect... It's basically just useless posts. & Plz do not take this the wrong way. I'm not trying to get anyone mad at me or start a fight. Just keep it "junkyard performance" advice posts. No need to reply to this, all it will do is fill up a good thread with useless crap. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
the four-speed box fitted to 1979-'82 V8 cars can (and should) be replaced by the Borg-Warner T-5 five-speed fitted in later cars. The 1983-'84 T-5 close-ratio boxes are not super-attractive either, because of reliability problems; the 1985-'89 T-5s are a little better, but are still a little weak; the 1989-up T-5s are a good choice and are easy to find in salvage yards; the T-5 fitted in the limited-edition Cobra and '93 high-output Mustangs features even stronger guts; and the Saleen Mustangs came with the very desirable World Class close-ratio five-speed.
Clutches also improved through the years, with the 1986-up 10.5-inch clutch assembly and flywheel being the preferred choice over the earlier 10-inch setup. The later flywheel and clutch will fit all earlier V8 Mustangs except the 1979 version.
Also, if you have a GT and are tired of looking at the louvered taillights, the smoother ones offered on LX models swap right in. Ditto for the current-generation SN95 cars; the 1996-'98 retro-look rear lights will replace the 1994-'95 pieces.
Forced Induction & Engine Management Systems
Equal lengths might not fit correctly with the spark plugs when put upside down like that. Also, with twin turbos it's not really horrible to have unequal length shorties. In fact, my friend ran in the 11's with the Mustang I bought fairly recently and it has unequal length shorties...
Ok, wait, you're telling me that there is a way to 'build' a twin turbo set-up using thunderbird turbo coupe parts?! If this is correct. I need more info. Because, I would love to start doing some mods like that to my basically stock stang but wouldn't even know where to begin. I mean, I know how it works but don't you have to have a custom made header that is specifically designed for that kind of a bolt on? And what about the intake? And who makes these parts... I think you're getting way to over the top with this being a 'junkyard' parts pull. The GT40 heads. It would be nice to have a list of what cars this option came on and with the added HP what needs to be done to the EECIV? And you mentioned the 98 Explorer has the same or equivilent as the cobra upper and lower intake? My car doesn't even lay scratch! It has a hard time break free in the rain! I still have ALL of my smog, A/C, and every restrictive thing on my car but I have started doing minor mods and have lost low end torque like a ****. So, if we're going to start talking 'junkyard' lets at least stay in the realm of what is considered 'junkyard'.
The GT40 head is a good idea but for a 87-93 LX what heads will be a 'direct' bolt-on, and what heads will need mods?
Next, the T-5. I have a stock AOD and would like to actually convert to a 5 or 6 speed. Are 6 speed trannys even an option for me? Are the 87 and above T-5's on 4 bangers worth getting and building up to match the performance of an aftermarket transmission? And did they improve the quality of the 4 cyl. T-5's like they did with the T-5's from a 5.0?
I just bought a complete rear wheel disc brake conversion (4 lug) axles, new rotors, dust shields, calipers, new pads, e-brake cable, and all necessary mounting hardware off of ebay for $398, and that's with shipping. Did I get took? I read on this thread that Jeg's has them for about 400 all brand parts. The ones I was looking at though to retain 4 bolt pattern were much more than that. Did I read wrong? And are C-clip eliminators worth it while I'm doing the gears and rear brake conversion?
Thank you. j.
93 Limited LX, bone stock except for, cold air, flowmasters, timing bump, wires.
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