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Old December-23rd-2005, 12:44 PM
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Thumbs up Kicking VTCS's ****

Besides the Mustang work that is going to be done this week, I am finally going to put the J-Spec intake cam and the ported VTCS-less intake on my P5 too. I just got a recall on the VTCS flappers coming loose and into the engine, and since I have seen the carnage this can cause, I am going to quit stalling and do the swap myself to the intake I have prepared, also putting the cam in at the same time will get me ahead that much more. The exhaust cam will have to wait until I can get that cam from SR. Wanna see what it will do without first.


Just wondering how busy everone else's holiday will be?
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Old December-23rd-2005, 01:20 PM
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Heh, still haven't done the CEL fix on my header because it's been too freaking cold.
So, definitely that at least.
And I really need to install my new front brake pads...
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Old December-23rd-2005, 02:12 PM
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my to-do list is rather large as well..

new headgaskets on the SHO
new exhaust on the SHO
new shifter linkages...SHO
new CV axles...SHO
powdercoat intake manifold...SHO
new plugs
new plug seals
clean/degrease EVERYTHING I can get my hand on
new rear brakes
new rear caliper.
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I've got some stainless steel brake lines to put in, and a set of Hawk HP+ pads for the front. I just need to get some speed bleeders, brake fluid, and good weather to do it.

You'll notice a little boost in power with the intake manifold mod, and piece of mind. I'm curious to see how you like the cams!
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Originally Posted by kargoboy
Heh, still haven't done the CEL fix on my header because it's been too freaking cold.
So, definitely that at least.
And I really need to install my new front brake pads...
Do the spark plug non-fouler trick with the header, so easy. It will take you one minute plus however long it takes you to crawl under your car (ramps, jacks, curb, lift, your choice there )
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Old December-27th-2005, 02:42 AM
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- re-do my ricey neons...... (yeh i am movin em 2 the boot)
- install the Alarm system i got (just a replacement for my current one... up-graded model of same brand)
- do some minor detailing work on some scratches....
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Got it all installed, but the tensioner spring was stretched. I put a stiffer brake spring on there for the time being until the stock one I ordered comes in.

Gained a lot of umph fromm 4000rpm on, but I think I lost a little down low. Runs pretty smooth. Let me ask you guys something: How tight do you put your accessory belts on? I can press mine down about 1/4 inch, but they are real tight to do that (I tightened the adjustment screws a lot).
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Originally Posted by khaosman
Do the spark plug non-fouler trick with the header, so easy. It will take you one minute plus however long it takes you to crawl under your car (ramps, jacks, curb, lift, your choice there )
That's what I did.
Didn't even have to lift the car, there was so much room I could do it from the top.
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Matt, there should be no more than 1/4" of play in the belts. What I'd do is have someone inside the car rev it up while you listen to them...if they slip any tighten it up...if not letter rip.
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Thanks. They are pretty tight to get no more than 1/4" though.
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