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04-07-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By imp

My first conversion was a '91 Mustang 5.0 HO in...

My first conversion was a '91 Mustang 5.0 HO in my 1970 Bronco. Trying to keep everything Mustang, I used the serpentine belt system, T-5 transmission modified with Jeep O/D gears and adapter for...
Forum: Transmission
04-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By imp

May be too late: Check the slip yoke on the front...

May be too late: Check the slip yoke on the front of the driveshaft while it is inserted into the tailhousing by pushing up and down on the U-joint yoke. If it is possible to wiggle it up and down,...
Forum: Transmission
04-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By imp

The AOD uses a special torque converter which has...

The AOD uses a special torque converter which has two output shafts, one being the usual shaft turned by the oil-driven member, the turbine, the other driven by the "pump" which is connected directly...
Forum: Transmission
04-07-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By imp

Sorry to answer so late; just joined. I worked...

Sorry to answer so late; just joined. I worked with those iron babies before they were re-named FMX, etc. My first car, '55 Merc. had a transmission preceding the Cruiso-o-matic in that it had 3...
Forum: Ford Explorer
11-14-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,341
Posted By imp

Transmission code. Pressure Control Solenoid...

Transmission code. Pressure Control Solenoid Malfunction. Replace the Solenoid Module, probably the 5R55S transmission? Do you experience transmission problems? imp
Forum: Ford Explorer
11-14-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By imp

Of course, you can. Use all parts off your 2005...

Of course, you can. Use all parts off your 2005 engine that are different on the '06. You are far better off staying with the old style throttle body worked by cable. I believe the 4.0 blocks were...
Forum: General Tech
09-14-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By imp

There should be plenty of fuel left in the float...

There should be plenty of fuel left in the float bowl to start and run the engine. Sounds like a possible cracked bowl allowing fuel to seep away slowly while the engine is off.

imp
Forum: General Tech
03-28-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By imp

My 1970 Bronco had a plastic fuel tank, but I...

My 1970 Bronco had a plastic fuel tank, but I can't confirm it was of HDPE. In fact, I would not think HDPE was suitable as a container for gasoline.

I should think there are far better plastics...
Forum: General Tech
03-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By imp

I would try the largest size screw extractor (E-Z...

I would try the largest size screw extractor (E-Z Out) which will fit the inside of the plug shell. If the hole passing through to the very bottom of the threaded part of the shell is small, drill it...
Forum: General Tech
03-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,994
Posted By imp

Lightbulb It sounds by your description that the bolts are...

It sounds by your description that the bolts are of inferior strength, no problems with gasket, block threads, or head. Probably imported bolts or the steel used to make them, do not meet strength...
Forum: General Tech
03-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,994
Posted By imp

If you feel the bolt continuing to turn before...

If you feel the bolt continuing to turn before reaching rercommended torque value, either the steel in the bolt is yielding, or, the head gasket is not supporting the bolt load adequately, and may be...
03-06-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By imp

I have several hanging on the wall of my shop....

I have several hanging on the wall of my shop. Problem is, the shop is in MO and I am in AZ until mid-April.

If you can wait 6 weeks, one is yours for $20, UPS shipping your concern. Email me:
...
Forum: Ford F-150
03-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,356
Posted By imp

Battery acid fumes find their way into the...

Battery acid fumes find their way into the cables, under the insulation where it doesn't show, eat away the copper wires. I have found some with almost no metal left, just yellowish powder; would not...
03-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By imp

I have a rebuilt T-5 I never got around to using,...

I have a rebuilt T-5 I never got around to using, out of '92 Mustang sitting in my garage at home in Missouri, but I will not get back there from here (Arizona) for about 6 weeks. How soon are you...
Forum: Ford F-150
02-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By imp

Use ohmmeter to measure coil resistance. If...

Use ohmmeter to measure coil resistance.

If coil resistance measures very low, say, less than 10 ohms, it is short-circuited. If coil resistance measures very high, thousands of ohms, it is...
Forum: General Tech
02-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By imp

Agreed! Wholeheartedly! imp

Agreed! Wholeheartedly! imp
Forum: General Tech
02-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By imp

Yes, you are correct, electrical resistance drops...

Yes, you are correct, electrical resistance drops as temperature drops. Unfortunately, in the range of temperatures we experience in starting engines, that resistance change would only become...
Forum: Ford F-150
02-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By imp

If you have the distributor-mounted TFI sensor...

If you have the distributor-mounted TFI sensor type of distributor, which proved somewhat of a problem for Ford: The TFI (Thick Film Integrated) sensors often got too hot mounted thusly. Many Ford...
Forum: Ford F-150
02-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,662
Posted By imp

Front Pump, Rear Pump

If you have the model which has a separate pump in each tank, the pump in the front tank is likely worn out more than the rear. SOME noise from the front, louder than the rear, is common, as most...
Forum: General Tech
02-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,670
Posted By imp

Check that front wheel caster angles are as close...

Check that front wheel caster angles are as close to equal, side-to-side, as possible. imp
Forum: General Tech
02-14-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,399
Posted By imp

Not clear which vehicle are you proposing the new...

Not clear which vehicle are you proposing the new engine for, Falcon or Ranger?
Falcons came with in-line 6s, or a 302 V-8. If you are asking about BEST fuel economy, etc., for use in the Falcon,...
Forum: General Tech
02-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By imp

Octane Rating

Octane Rating is kind of a nebulous thing, based on a perceived threshold at which "ping", or self-induced pre-ignition begins to occur. So, if a given engine has the same tendency, with a given...
Forum: General Tech
02-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By imp

Engine Codes, ABS Codes

EEC-IV is pretty "forgiving". For "Check Engine" light problems, the code "thrown" is kept in force after the engine is shut down.

ABS codes seem to be less worrisome to the designers. If,...
Forum: General Tech
02-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By imp

What Happens

The "gist" of the situation with a battery "working hard", as while cranking over an engine, is that it's output voltage drops while it is doing the hard work. How much it drops is related to the...
Forum: Off Topic
02-14-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,504
Posted By imp

Regard the thread title:

Well, everyone has an opinion, just like they have a---oles, one may have just a bit more to recommend it than another, and perhaps not.

I won't mention my own preferences, unless asked to do so....
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