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Forum: 5.0L General Discussion 09-10-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By mongolchuck
What are your plans and budget? If it's going to...

What are your plans and budget? If it's going to be a daily driver and/or see highway often you'll want an od trans. If it's only occasionally driven and more track oriented a c4 would be ideal and...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 09-02-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By mongolchuck
Should only fill it until it just starts to run...

Should only fill it until it just starts to run out of the fill hole. Also unthread the vent and check to make sure it's clear, and reseal it with some thread sealant. There should also be a hose...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 08-01-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By mongolchuck
Cons? Yes you will face serious scorn and hatred...

Cons? Yes you will face serious scorn and hatred in this forum and others for creating a demon spawn. But seriously while not too difficult to find bbf parts and upgrades the market for BBC is vast....
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 07-30-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By mongolchuck
As to why they did that I can't tell you but when...

As to why they did that I can't tell you but when I did the 3g 130 amp upgrade on a 91 I put in all new 4ga cable from the alt to a 150 amp midi fuse and holder that replaced the starter solenoid....
Forum: 5.0L General Discussion 07-24-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By mongolchuck
Running hot typically lowers oil pressure as the...

Running hot typically lowers oil pressure as the viscosity drops as the oil heats up. The stock gauges are not good indicators of what is truly happening. Pick up an infrared gun to see what the temp...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 07-11-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By mongolchuck
Also a thermostat doesn't snap open immediately...

Also a thermostat doesn't snap open immediately and fully at its set point. It gradually opens as temperature rises and will close down some as temps fall to try to keep the engine at a steady temp....
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 07-08-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By mongolchuck
Obd II is a much more thorough diagnostic system...

Obd II is a much more thorough diagnostic system with more codes and tools like misfire counters and live engine management. Being more thorough though also makes it more involved in how the engine...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 07-02-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By mongolchuck
The stuck on defrost problem is most likely a...

The stuck on defrost problem is most likely a vacuum issue. Check the lines under the dash and through the firewall. The a.c. comp not cycling could be a bunch of issues. Low fee on, bad pressure...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 06-19-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By mongolchuck
Front or rears? How do the springs look when...

Front or rears? How do the springs look when compared to each other? Maybe they're mixed up.
I've never changed the rears but with the fronts you can support the k member by jack stands and the...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 06-18-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By mongolchuck
You sound like you want to go steel. It is much...

You sound like you want to go steel. It is much harder than the stock cast iron. But it needs to be matched with at steel timing set.
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 06-07-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By mongolchuck
I've read before on this or another forum that...

I've read before on this or another forum that there are three choices when it comes to parts to make our cars faster; and you only get two of the three. Cheap, fast and/or good.
For example, cheap...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 05-26-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By mongolchuck
What is fried? You could probably get it rebuilt...

What is fried? You could probably get it rebuilt for a couple hundred if it's just the bands or clutches. That being said I'm all for the manual trans. You need the brake/clutch pedal assembly, the...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 05-25-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mongolchuck
Could be the rotor isn't perfectly square on the...

Could be the rotor isn't perfectly square on the axle, causing a high spot rubbing somewhere on a backing plate or pads. Could be slight amount of rust or grime under the rotor hat. Hanging cable or...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 05-07-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mongolchuck
If the sunroof is closed tight it shouldnt leak...

If the sunroof is closed tight it shouldnt leak if the weatherstripping is in good shape. I know lmr used to sell the sunroof weatherstripping. There are also drains in the roof around the outside of...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 04-26-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By mongolchuck
What's wrong with the t5? If it's grindin gping...

What's wrong with the t5? If it's grindin gping into gear it's most likely the blocker rings which are easy to replace. Even if its a more substantial problem the t5 is simple to rebuild as was said....
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 04-22-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By mongolchuck
If you can tune a carb well, and emissions...

If you can tune a carb well, and emissions testing isn't an issue then by all means go that way. You clean up a lot of wiring and space, but you also have to change vacuum routing and lines. Another...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 04-16-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By mongolchuck
The machinist should check cylinder bores, cam...

The machinist should check cylinder bores, cam bearing bores and crank main bearing supports for symmetry and roundness. If your staying with the same crank and rods send those in too to get them...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 04-05-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By mongolchuck
A relay allows you to use a low power circuit to...

A relay allows you to use a low power circuit to control a high powered one. You would want to use a relay so your fog lights could be independent of the headlights, and so they could only be turned...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-16-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By mongolchuck
It's a common prob. The vert chassis is a wet...

It's a common prob. The vert chassis is a wet noodle, especially after 25-30 years, things start to sag and bulge some. The latch in the door has bolts slotted for adjustment as well as the hinge...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-15-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By mongolchuck
If the axle itself is stable and under control in...

If the axle itself is stable and under control in the chassis then you shouldn't need a panhard rod. The panhard will keep the axle from "walking" laterally, which your aftermarket control arms...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-14-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By mongolchuck
I would replace your upper rear control arms too....

I would replace your upper rear control arms too. A good set of control arms can really help a fox behave itself. Also do the floor/control arm reinforcement while you're at it. If that doesn't give...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 03-13-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By mongolchuck
Yes they are canvas. The way I always cleaned it...

Yes they are canvas. The way I always cleaned it was just the car wash wand. Allow it to dry before folding the top back down. Just be careful, especially if you have holes.
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 02-27-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By mongolchuck
I can't remember exactly where the eec grounds...

I can't remember exactly where the eec grounds but there are some grounds on the firewall and the passenger side fender too. Also remember that disconnecting power or ground from the computer causes...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 02-27-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By mongolchuck
When you say you replaced the distributor stator...

When you say you replaced the distributor stator are you talking about the pickup aka pip sensor? Check your grounds again, especially the ones for the computer, and check the eec relay. Start it...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 02-22-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By mongolchuck
Yes much easier to keep the 2001 5 speed. The 3.8...

Yes much easier to keep the 2001 5 speed. The 3.8 bellhousing will bolt up but the starter mount is a little different so do what he said and get a bellhousing for a 94-95 5.0. Also when you say...
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