Been on the lookout for another Pony rim to replace a bent one. Finally settled and just buying a whole set. Id say they are in similar condition to my current ones and need a good reconditioning/painting. Thinking Anthracite or some type of gunmetal.
The new rims came with tires mounted that I am contemplating on installing and running for a bit, but the size difference from what I currently have is substantial to the point I don't think they will fit. However the did come off a Turbo Coupe prior.
I did do some searching and people have run this combo. Seem like it works better on 91-93's as the 90's and older have narrower inner fenders. Some report minor scrubbing, others report heavier. I'm going to give them a try. One tire is a bit leaky but all have about half tread left. Curious to see how it changes the look of the car from the puny 205's. I am not sure how such a small tire got on there.
Been travelling a bit this week so tomorrow I plan on working a half day in the garage on the Mustang. I dug out a few parts for installation and plan on changing the "hot air intake" back to inside the fender. Sorry for the horrid old IPhone pics.
On a side note does anyone know how to get water stains out of a nice tweed seat cover? About 8 years ago my brother didn't close my car door all the way and it poured and leaked onto the seat leaving a large water mark.
Well dug a bit deeper into the 245's that came on the new Ponys and 2 have side wall plugs. So no running them, no big deal will keep the puny 205's till next season.
Began working on the intake and coolant reservoir setup:
Pulled the Cougar fan system out. I plan to scrap my wiring and start fresh with relays or a controller (this was a quick wire to get my car through my wedding):
Got the cheapy reservoir installed, its gonna be tight in that corner with the battery:
Pulled the cobbled intake apart:
Re-installed the charcoal can, vacuum hoses and solenoid:
I need to get this monster Pro-M back into the fender well before the next tune. Only option is an Anderson kit. I really need the kit on the right but I got a great deal on the kit to the left. Will just insert a 3.5'' spacer pipe where the bullet MAF should go:
Also ended up getting my new Walbro 255LPH pump and bracket/sender. Hope to make more progress this weekend!
Well tank removal didn't happen. Being sick slowed me down.
I think I am going to hold off on getting the Derale PWM fan controller. I think this will be on next winters wish list. I'm getting near my money cap for this season now that I need to purchase some items for the re-tune. And the tune is more important to have the car run this year.
For now I will wire the fan up just as I did before however have both high and low options via Volvo relay with a temporary 3 position switch hidden under the dash for future removal. I also chopped off some MAF 4-wire pigtails from a 94' Lincoln Town Car and a Early 90's Ford Taurus. The clip was broke on one however I managed to make a longer pigtail on the other. So a little wire swap and I will have the best of both worlds. Also picked up a mid 90's s-10 relay bracket. Need to do some clean up and testing on the relay prior to install.
I will have to return to the junkyard and pull another Mercury Cougar or Ford Contour fan harness as I chopped some off mine to install just 1 high speed temporarily 2 years ago. Will also need to pick up a battery tray hold down. The metal piece broke off the bottom of my tray.
Began stripping the old loom and electrical tape off the new Mercury Cougar wiring harness. Realized I forgot to grab the Fan resistor (goes in the little orifice in the fan shroud). Will have to pick one or two up. Its for the low speed setting that will now work with the 2 speed volvo relay.
Finally wired up my fans (temporarily again). Wiring isn't my best but will get me by. Luckily most of it will be hidden, still need to get a few wire loom push pins going across the top. Using all junkyard parts to get me by for another year. Next winter I will purchase a stand alone PWM fan controller.
Everything is connected via OEM type plugs. So if I have to remove the fan assembly it will be easy. Just need to bench test my wiring, dry fit into the car, run the wires and then move on to the fuel pump swap. We ended up getting another 4'' of fresh new snow overnight. Sucks.