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French Ford LTD Station Wagon 1978

Discussion in 'Ford LTD' started by The Lion King, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Action

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    I wish I could tell you.
    My 73 to 79 MPC on my computer has been corrupted.

    I have looked for the disc. And did not find it easily. But my shop is a bit of a mess at this point.

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    Thanks anyway
    The fellow that retired before took all of the early data
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    My old air cleaner looks like this

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    And I want to replace it by an original air filter.

    BTW, I find in USA next to LA a set of 2 "3rd row seats", but the guy wants $500 for it. It's in bad condition.

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    Does that really worth this price?
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    I went back to E-Bay and looked at the cleaner for he 77 T-Bird
    That looks like it may work
    You may have to replace the flexible hoses leading to it because they always go bad because of the wear and tear of age
    On the seat That's a lot of money for one that needs rebuilt
    I'm sure you have an upholstry shop over there
    Show them the photos and ask the what it would cost to make it right
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    Have you tried this company on your needed parts?
    https://www.lkqonline.com/
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    Hi everyone!

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    Here's my new engine finally painted:

    I've got a question: which tool I should use to initiate the oil circuit? Do you have a link?

    Thanks!
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    Thanks! Ordered!
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    That looks like the light Ford blue, not dark Ford Blue that these engines were from the factory. How does it compare to the old engine?
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    You're right. I choose a lighter blue, simply because I liked it more than the dark blue.
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    Due to lockdown, I'm still waiting for parts I need to begin engine replacement.

    I bought some hubcaps, I like it with.

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    Those wheel covers look good on it
    May be the same as factory ones
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    The logo on the wheel cover matches well with the fender emblem!

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    Hi all!

    Some news!

    The new engine is under the hood! Here's some pics!

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    I'm going to make a new exhaust line. This one is really bad condition.

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    I had to clean-up catalysers:

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    I adapt a aftermarket water temp gauge by cutting into an old suitcase:

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    It took place of the clock hiding plate.

    The engine ready to meet with the car:

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    Owww yeah! :cool:

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    C6 is in place!

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    Oil pump filling with the tool you recommend me!

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    Almost there... stop! Here's the 1st cylinder! :D

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    Engine is running and fuel is burning!

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    We disconnect the air pump, and all the EGR system. We blocked the hole with welded bolts.

    It's running really fine.

    We took it to 2000 rpm for 30 minuts in order to lubricate camshaft with ZDDP. Then we did an oil drain, and refill it with clean oil and ZDDP again.

    We drive test it, runs more than great. It's not shaking or anything.

    In order to break-in piston rings correctly, we use engine braking by driving up to 30 MPH, then pedal to the metal to 50 MPH, and let it slow down to 30 MPH. 10 times.

    Now I have to drive for 300 miles. Then, I'll oil-drain it again!
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    Nice clean installation
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    Nice work.

    Poor old suitcase.

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    Looking Good
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    Romania meet USA in France!

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    Hi,
    I have a problem with my engine. For some unknown reasons, my light "engine" light up after 150 miles.

    I was coming back from shopping in the city center, the engine was hot.

    It only happens when idling. When I put some gas, the light shut off.

    Engine's temperature maintain at correct level, between 185°F and 195°F.

    No strange noises. I drove back to my garage (hopefully, I was only 2 miles away) and let it cold. When I start it again, nothing happens, no light.

    For safety, I did an oil and filter replacement. The oil looks like this:

    awww.dreams_cars.org_forum_uploads_monthly_2020_05_IMG_2020051957de6bec42d3ed542f276f8d776eb5b.jpg

    Nothin wrong (except break-in filings), correct amount, about 4.5 liters. No gas smells, no coolant leak.

    When I start it again, I drove for 5 miles, and then the light showed up again. So I get back to my home, and stored the car.

    I bet my oil pump is failing. I hope that I did not break anything. For my point of view, the engine did not run without oil, but we can never know before open it.

    I ordered a manual oil pressure gauge, in order to check the real pressure and see if I can trust my oil pressure sensor.

    Then, I'm going to open the oilpan, and check the oil pump. The new oil pump I installed was provided with a gasket. My old engine did not have one. Could it be this causing so much trouble? Maybe the oil pump is pumping air by the gasket?

    Or, pumping oil direclty into the oilpan...

    If you have some ideas, please feel free to speak...

    Kind of disappointed :(

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