foxbody 5.0

  1. opihinalu

    Brakes Bleeding the brakes

    I installed an adjustable proportioning valve and now I need to bleed the brakes. Do I need to jack up all 4 sides of the car to do this? I can’t locate the bleeder valve on the rear drums so I feel like I really have to get under and behind them for it to work.
  2. opihinalu

    Brakes Am I flaring my brakes the wrong way?

    I stripped one of my flare nuts and I am attempting to replace it. I cut the line and put the new nut on. Now I am trying to double flare the line. I really don’t understand though. I have been practicing this on some 5/16 transmission cooler hardline that I cut off of my car. I could not get...
  3. opihinalu

    Electrical What is this connector?

    What is this connector? It is on the drivers side right next to my power steering filler. It goes into a wiring harness. Also you might be able to see in the first picture, why is power steering fluid on top of the cap? This car has not been run in over 6 months. Is it leaking out somehow?
  4. B

    Engine Cylinder #8 header glowing red after rebuild?

    Hey all! I'm new here, and I'm sure its been spoke about but I have a 84 fox with a carbureted 87 5.0. I'm a little new to cars and just rebuilt the engine. Stock bottom end with TFS2 cam and gt40p heads. Upon the first start up, we let it run for a minute or so and noticed that the cylinder...
  5. opihinalu

    Progress Thread Starting a progress thread for my 86 GT.

    Hi all! I have owned my car for almost 2 years and daily drove it for a little over a year before I decided to start working on it. My goal is to make it into a nice street car doing a little bit of drag stuff for fun. I’m 18 and I have never worked on any car before this one and I have...
  6. opihinalu

    Engine What is this thing?

    attatched to the header closest to the front on the driver side. What is it?
  7. opihinalu

    How to get window run channel weatherstrip in on a power window?

    I am installing window run channel weatherstrip on my 86 GT and I have made it to the point where the weatherstrip goes down into the door panel and you have to connect it to the bracket. There is barely and room to get in there with the window motor in the way. Any suggestions on how to do this?
  8. D

    Electrical 1987 cruise control help

    When I got my 1987 foxbody it had the buttons for cruise control on the dash. I’ve been trying to get it all hooked but I’m running into some problems with the wire hookups under the dash. I ordered the yellow cruise control module but there’s only one plug for it under the dash and two white...
  9. opihinalu

    How do I remove the seat belt anchor cover?

    1986 GT. Can’t figure it out.
  10. red5.0fox

    Fox GT40P Heads Exhaust Setup

    Im sure this has already been answered, but it's hard to find a straightforward answer on the interwebs. I wanted GT40 heads, but junkyard had the P's for 70 bucks so here I am. I know about the sparkplug situation, and atleast I know I need 90* boots. Speaking of which can someone send a link...
  11. A

    HELLO! Working to build an AWD FOX Capri

    Hey Everyone I was SUPER INSPIRED by the 1980 FOX AWD thread in this forum. I am a lifelong mustang owner. (First car was a black/ red 1983 Mustang GT T top, manual, 5.0L, bored .030 over, decked head, roller cam, MSD Ignition (6250rpm), full header, flow master, 8.8” ). I am in the...
  12. opihinalu

    What is this thing?

    What are these things? Sorry for the vague question I don't know much about cars. As you can see the first image is right above the place where you add oil. The second image is on the passenger side in the very top closest to the window. The mysterious item in the second image seems to be broken...
  13. 9

    Changing 91 foxbody oil pan to a slanted oil pan?

    I own a 91 foxbody and need to replace the oil pan gasket. I know how annoying this is going to be because it's old and the gasket will need to be scraped, and if I don't lift the engine and just replace it through the small clearance the old gasket parts will fall into the oil pan when scraping...
  14. AydenTv

    What's it Worth? 89 LX Convertible 5.0 Or 97 Cobra??

    I have a Stock 89 LX Convertible with a 5.0 inside it.. posted it on fb for 5k and a guy dm'd me and said he had a 97 Cobra with 3:27 gears, bbk Cold air Inrake, Bbk suspension, 133k miles, saleen rims, 5 speed, and says the vin comes back as a real cobra.. but the seats was changed to cloth...
  15. A

    Engine 1990 Fox wont rev over 3500 RPMS

    Hey guys, I am new to the StangNet forums and I am helping a buddy work on his 1990 Mustang Foxbody 5.0. He purchased the car a couple of months ago and we have been working on this issue occasionally in the evenings. Heres the problem: The car starts and drives fine, with no idling issues...
  16. D

    stock rocker arms breaking

    So i currently have a 93 lx 5.0 mustang with keith black 116 domed pistons, a Lunati Voodoo .571/.587 lift .282/.290 duration and a 110 degree lobe separation cam, now i have the stock junk E7 heads which have been ported and this is supposed to be a budget build and later on it will have a set...
  17. A

    Car starts but dies

    I’ve got a 1988 LX 5.0. Recently the car has been starting fine but sometimes it does take couple tries to start. When I brake to stop at a stop light car immediately dies (90% of the time). Usually when I’m driving the RPM shoots straight down and picks right up. I have put in a brand new IAC...
  18. C

    Engine Gray smoke from exhaust. Smells like gas.

    1987 5.0 Mustang GT Foxbody So I recently got a car that had been sitting for a while probably for about 10 years. When turning on the car it shootclouds of gray smoke and smelled like gas. I changed the fuel injectors, fuel tank and fuel pump thinking it would fix the issue. When the car is...
  19. White85fox

    New from Idaho

    1985 mustang gt owner from Idaho, just joining the stangnet fam. This is my second fox and right now it is bone stock ready for goodies this summer.
  20. 5

    3.55 gears for a 87 mustang automatic transmission

    I was wanting to change the rear gears on my 87 mustang, automatic transmission. Currently I have 2.73 gears, and I want something that is good for the street and the highway, because I would still like to do long distance highway driving. Back in the 90s when my uncle still owned the car he had...