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Suspension/Steering / quad shock OEM parts on rock auto
once upon a time, i had to replace the OEM horizontal shock in the rear of the 20th and had a hell of a time trying to find them in box stores.  I ended up measuring the lenth and bought a set that seemed to be called out for Jeep.

later on i was drilling deep into Rock Auto and as with any life lesson,,,, if only you knew what the  thing is called you might be able to find the part.

i sumbled across what appeared to be an identical looking ""cone"ish ended looking shock that rock auto had at that time dub'd as a "steering dampener".  I lookded at the specs and it was a match for these two tiny shocks and ordered a set , stored them back and later on installed them.  I called rock auto and had them update how they classified these shocks so people can find them easier and now they can be found under the following path............
car info.../ drivetrain / axle shaft dampener 

just fyi incase you too were wanting something that looked identical to the ford OEM ones.  they are 24$ ea by Gabriel pn 14039
Engine Tech / Power Steering Pump mounting bracket modification *ACTUALLY WAS OEM AT ONE TIME*
A long while back i posted a thread about my "white" coug now black i was building for my youngest boy chance.

I modified the power steering pump mounting bracket which in its natural form we all know,, the aluminum mounting bracket "surrounds" the pump itself and does not allow you to remove the pump unless you have the special tool to remove the pully.

I noticed the pump is bolted to the braket with 3 bolts and lets say at the 12, 4 & 8 o'clock locations viewing it face on.

I broke out my bandsaw and cut away the minimal metal in between the 4 & 8 o'clock position and got a lot of ball busting for doing so.
Fast forward to me taking vacation in 14' up to reading pa to do nothing all but enjoy time with my Bro' in law, my son's and a member here "jayandmustangs" aka "justin" as we all hit the vast wealth of junkyards.
I stumbled across a ford that i dont remember the car,,,, but from the factory it had this very same quality.

I am going to do a vid on it and also capture the casting number for the sake of information preservation / knowledge of this forum so others can make it useful if they like.

stay tuned.
Engine Tech / TWO PEICE oil pan modification & replacement.
I am going to be forced to replace my oil pan soon,,, its given me no choice.  its rusting out.
during my "Jumped time" project" i found out where my majority of oil leak was.  Two pin holes on the pass and one on the drivers side.  I mixed up some super sauce of epoxy and putty and jbweld and its holding for now.  seems to be what everyone else is doing for a somewhat semi long term repair.

In the meantime i am looking for a oil pan from someone so i can "make" it into a two piece pan,  This will help "future proof" so to speak the ease of which it is to access the bottom end in the future.  Anyone with a pan can call 304 772 4082 and ask for scott.

i put this thread here because i know there will be questions.  I have found a sheet steel product that is "H" shaped which is the key to enable this idea to move forward.  if this has already been done then pls share cause i will need all the help i can get.  Overall this will be an easy project to achieve.  Sketch up available if needed and i will likely do a vid on it at "i fix it all" on youtube.  Its my belief this solves a burden us fox body people have.
Lounge / Re: Winter Projects?
roll the Karman Ghia back into the garage and wrap up component replacement behind the dash, wire up and get it running so i can move on to paint..  I restored the car migrating from the "INSIDE" then to the outside.

You never want to do a rear window replacement on a Ghia  or any window with an "H" shaped rubber gasket surround EVER!!!

It is a work of art using  a long wire and lubrication to install.  Problem is the only people who know about this are either dead or on thier way so i had no supervision or guidance as to how to do it.  the wife and i struggled but we got it.
Engine Tech / Re: Motor mounts
no, just look under all engine types for 83-88 birds and cougs.
plenty of them on hand under v8 engines
Engine Tech / Re: Motor mounts
go over to rock auto and order either type.

you may have another issue though if its not firing right.

tell your mech he can pull the codes or you can with just a paper clip or a test light.
Engine Tech / 302 oil pan gasket
i ordered a mahle metal/rubberized single piece oil pan gasket but before i installed.  i made a template for future use.
if anyone would like to make their own gasket out of a material such as what i use ( KARROPAK).

i made the templated using "fish paper" which is a telecommunications part aka "fiber paper".

if anyone is ineterested in making their own oil pan gasket, i can mail this template out to you as long as you send it back.
it will fold up into a standard envelope so its not costly.  ask for scott at 304 772 4082 if you want to borrow it.

as for the front and rear part and sealing up things,, just follow my template and these two areas are wide enough to span the grooved out area where you would fill with silicone then use your flat gasket and button up the pan.

i guess what i am saying is i have a template for you to make your own "single piece" gasket out of materia you have.

happy new year by the way
Engine Tech / Re: cranks no start **Diagosed**
Bench testing an oem 302 oil pump just for the sake of saving it as a spare or not.
if i can get a gear set,, i will save it back.

So,, as advised earlier,,, getting a new pump turned out to be the best choice here.  I did not go with a high volume ,, just a standard.

I did mis- identify the year of the casting number on the pump housing,, begs for forgiveness, C2xx would be 1962.,,, not 72.