Mustang5l5's Progress Thread - final work on the engine

HotFox

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Since I have a aftermarket water temp gauge, I had a 1/4" bung welded in my Melling pan and stuck my stock water temp sensor in it. I know if I ever have a bearing going away I will see a spike in oil temperature, most time its 20-40 under the water temp.
 
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pats91

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I did the same thing with my low oil sensor. I replaced the gasket with a ford piece from NPD thinking that was my leaking issue, but it was the sensor itself. Replaced with a drain plug, a big washer and the sensor gasket. I couldn't stomach buying a replacement sensor for the prices I found. I never let my oil get that low enough for the light to turn on.
 

96pushrod

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If you’re looking I’ve got a 94/95 rail in near perfect condition, as well as a stock and accufab regulator.

I really dig the Edelbrocks as far as aftermarket go.
 

kendawg73

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so is the 94/95 fuel rail a direct replacement? I did a search and found this... looks way different then the Foxbody one... but looks better to me... If that's a direct fit, I may get one myself..

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Mustang5L5

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so is the 94/95 fuel rail a direct replacement?
Semi-direct replacement. The connections to the lines going to the tank are at slightly different angles. Some minor bends and it fits. You can also install a fuel guage at the rail since the schrader port is up there. The 94/95 rails supposedly flow better than the fox rails. Downside is the regulator is unique to 94/95 only

I was debating doing some custom lines down to the body lines, like such. Or i might use the stock metal lines as well. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Pics i found online

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kendawg73

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Semi-direct replacement. The connections to the lines going to the tank are at slightly different angles. Some minor bends and it fits. You can also install a fuel guage at the rail since the schrader port is up there. The 94/95 rails supposedly flow better than the fox rails. Downside is the regulator is unique to 94/95 only

I was debating doing some custom lines down to the body lines, like such. Or i might use the stock metal lines as well. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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ah... well then I'm out... lol, I have a new Kirban regulator in the box waiting to go on when I put injectors and rails in...
 

Mustang5L5

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It means i can't use my existing Kirban, but to be honest, it was only set to stock 39psi. I never really adjusted it. I figure if a stock regulator on the rail can do the same thing, i don't really need to adjust the pressure.
 

Mustang5L5

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I generally ask people to just set the pressure and stop messing with it.. Ford tests all their injectors at 39.5 psi
That's the consensus i arrived at too, which is why i don't mind just leaving the stock 94/95 regulator.

I actually picked up a NOS fox regulator a while back to swap in place of the cruddy kirban. Now, i might ebay it....maybe

Having two schrader valves will be a benefit though. One for an analog gauge, and one for the MS3X to datalog.
 

Potomus Pete

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Semi-direct replacement. The connections to the lines going to the tank are at slightly different angles. Some minor bends and it fits. You can also install a fuel guage at the rail since the schrader port is up there. The 94/95 rails supposedly flow better than the fox rails. Downside is the regulator is unique to 94/95 only

I was debating doing some custom lines down to the body lines, like such. Or i might use the stock metal lines as well. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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Holy crap I cant believe the money and work in this car...I had to say something WOW
 

Rdub6

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Holy crap I cant believe the money and work in this car...I had to say something WOW
I agree. The term “sleeper” is usually used for something that doesn’t look fast, but is....... this car looks like a simple black hatch, until you really start to look at the time, care, and money put into it, and then you say.... “damn” what a nice car! Nice job Mike!!
 
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90sickfox

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The 94-95 mustangs take the same fuel pressure regulator up to 1998. It's also the same for the explorer 5.0 and the ford lightning 94. The Kirban part number is 5018. It's a 2 screw FPR. Some aftermarket FPR are drilled for the 3 and 2 screw types. I had to use one for my car because I used explorer rails so the fuel lines could enter from the rear drivers side of the engine.....away from the turbo.

If anyone has a set of explorer rails I may be interested in another set....there are two types. Mine are the earlier ones.
 

kendawg73

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New OEM heater tube showed up. Only $55 or so from Tasca Ford. Made rather recently. Surprised of all the parts for Ford to continue making, they chose to keep making this one.

Part E6ZZ-9D424-B

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SOB!!! I paid more then that for the Resto one form LMR.... :mad:
 

kendawg73

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Hey Mustang5l5, I decided to pull the trigger and bought a 94/95 rails as well... price seemed good... I like the way these look over stock ones and looks way easier to clean/polish up then the the stock fox ones..since the stock ones have tubes over lapping ect.. can't really get in there to chrome polish any rust spots. - http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5335821607&icep_item=223788184568

I'll just buy a stock regulator and guess sell my new Kirban one for the fox rails... :(