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Re: Oops, I did it again. I bought a new car. (1986 Ford LTD wagon)

Reply #15
That's awesome!
1987 TC

Re: Oops, I did it again. I bought a new car. (1986 Ford LTD wagon)

Reply #16
So, a little update.

Life and winter has hampered progress, but here's where we sit at the moment.

In the bay with the 2015-17 intake.



All with the hood closed.


I went to a 96-04 Kmember, as I needed a little more drop under the oil pan. Still needed to clearance the back of the Kmember to get the pan down and foreward.


I have about 1/4" between the oil pan and the rack, but as you can see, the pan is still tucked up under the K-member


Right now I'm sorting out motor mounts. I have a couple ideas on what I want to do, but we'll see which one pans out. Ironically, I may wind up welding the factory mount pads back on, even if they're in a slightly different location.

The only real clearance issue is the u-joint on the steering shaft with the DS exhaust manifold. I think I can make it work OK with a little engine placement, a spendy steering shaft, and some clearancing (meaning grinding).
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo