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Old 08-20-2013, 04:37 AM
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youre gonna run out of room on your sig lol
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:40 AM
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youre gonna run out of room on your sig lol
lol - Very true.

I'll just have to remove the more 'minor' mod's and just list the 'bigger' ones I guess....I've already had to condense it quite a bit anyway!


EDIT: Maybe I'll just switch everything and list what's still stock at this point... lol
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:42 AM
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That should be able to be arranged!

I'll just be glad to start seeing these boxes & boxes of parts actually getting installed.

Hopefully in a week from now I'll be able to make my appointment for the dyno tuning session to dial everything in.

The mail order custom tune should be good enough to run & drive but I won't be able to really 'drive' it much (aka - limp mode only). I just need to get it back home after the initial install then over to the dyno shop.
All those parts just sitting there would kill me ! Haha. When I buy stuff for my truck I have to keep it out of sight so it doesn't big me that it's not installed lmao
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:46 PM
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Well, I picked up my brand new 2004-2006 OEM airbag setup from the Ford dealership today.

I now have everything needed to complete the steering wheel swap - besides time. lol

Ford Part #4L5Z-10043B13-AAA

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:06 AM
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Well the supercharger & related item install begins today.......

The majority of the parts are separated out a little. So when the parts carts & boxes are empty - we are done. lol

The Walbro 255lph fuel pump install is up first. Makes it much easier when a forklift is nearby.

Already ran into the 1st issue - I'll have to Dremel out a couple tabs on the plastic fuel pump support container to allow for the taller Walbro setup to be installed.

It's nothing major & I'm sure it's just the first of many as this weekend goes on...




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Old 08-23-2013, 05:50 PM
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Alright well, we got everything stripped off & then we turned out attention to seeing if those Mustang valve covers would work.

We are 90% sure they will work perfectly. Like I thought they might - they physically bolt-on perfectly. Then it's just a matter of coming up with a game plan for the PCV valve, crankcase ventilation setup, miscellaneous brackets & clips.

The valve covers on the Mustang are shorter in overall height that the Ranger setup, so you can relocate the Ranger PCV valve to the topside of the drivers cover & it just fits under the ignition coil bracket. The Mustang & Ranger both use the same corresponding notches in the valve covers - so the valve still twists right in like normal.

It's essentially the same procedure on the passenger side for the crankcase ventilation tube. The one modification needed is that the Mustang uses that same type of notch on the ventilation tube that our PCV valve does (versus a standard push-in fitting). So all we did was take a spare PVC valve and drill the bottom out so the ball & spring came right out. Essentially gutting it in order to make a straight-thru fitting that would mate right into the notches within the valve cover to secure it perfectly.

Plus, the oil fill cap transfers to the other side without an issue. Sometimes it's the small gifts in life! lol


Here are a couple of pictures (although somewhat crappy ones) showing the Mustang valve cover temporarily installed on the driver’s side:



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Old 08-23-2013, 07:17 PM
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When we went to pull the stock injectors out of the driver’s side a couple of the "fuel injector inlet adapters" pulled out with the actual injector. Then we cracked one trying to get it off the injector body - so I said screw it and called my Ford dealer and had them set aside 6 new ones. They only run like $4.50 each, so it’s not worth risking a fuel leak over $30.

Luckily, they had exactly that number in stock.

Tomorrow morning I'll insert the new ones. I've heard you need to install the adapters into the head first then install the injector.

Fuel Injector Inlet Adapters: Ford Part # F77Z-9G512-AA

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:30 PM
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Just got done working on the truck for about 12 hours....

Started the day by finishing up the mounting of the 2010 Mustang valve covers. They will work perfectly - everything is mounted & good to go.

With this setup, the oil fill cap is moved over the drivers side & should make for a much straighter intake tube without having to bend around it.

Here are a couple pictures of that former PCV valve 'hollowed out' so we can use it to connect to the passenger side valve cover for the crankcase ventilation system:



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Old 08-24-2013, 08:52 PM
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Here is a picture with the upgraded fuel rails & Bosch 'Green Giant' injectors (42 lb/hr) installed.

We have to modify the fuel rail hold-downs that came with the kit since these injectors are a fair amount taller than what Ron designed for.

Other than that - they fit fine & had the correct wiring connections for my 2003 (EV6 body with the Jetronic connector).

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:16 AM
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Good thing you replaced the fuel injector adapters. They cause a lovely engine miss if they are cracked.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:46 AM
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Good thing you replaced the fuel injector adapters. They cause a lovely engine miss if they are cracked.
Yeah, once we ran into issues with the 1st one - I figured I would pry the remaining ones out and replace them all before going any further.

I was having premonitions of myself being taken down by such a cheap & simple part! lol
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:32 AM
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Next up we installed the lower portion of the manifold....finally looks like we are making some progress.



Here we were just test fitting the cover (one of many times):



Another one showing the sensor placement on the manifold cover. One is my boost sensor (the angled brass fitting) & the other one is the relocated IAT sensor (black plastic housing).

I've divorced it from the MAF sensor & I moved it 'post blower' so it will be reading the true temperature of the air entering the engine. Many tuners require this before they will try and tune anything on a dyno.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:17 AM
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Here are some of the details as to how I mounted my idle air control valve.

Unlike the factory throttle body housing, my 75mm Accufab throttle body doesn't have provisions for the factory IAC mounting setup.

However, my 2003 doesn't have an EGR system, so I was able to find a nice machined aluminum IAC relocation system that actually uses the former EGR port on the M90 supercharger intake (IAC Relocation - Cobra Engineering)

I was going to have to block-off the EGR port anyway, so I figured I might as well use it for the new location of the IAC. Besides rewiring the factory connection, all I have to do is route a line from the intake tube (pre-throttle body) to the port on the IAC adapter & it should work like the factory setup.


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Old 08-25-2013, 08:22 AM
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:24 AM
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can you run E85 fuel but just changing out the injectors to E85 injectors or is it a whole fuel system you have to do work too

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