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You're a mess, Matt.

So how did your A/C work out?

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Matt - I THINK those are Multimate connectors - http://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/pa...i-series/11379 .

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Nope, that's not them, the terminal end is horizontal on these.

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So how did your A/C work out?
It didn't lol

I've got literally every bit and piece ready to install but it's been like 50-60 degrees out since freaking mid September and subsequently my motivation is at zero .

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It didn't lol

I've got literally every bit and piece ready to install but it's been like 50-60 degrees out since freaking mid September and subsequently my motivation is at zero .
I totally relate!

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Phase II

Finished the driver side.





Expanded further on my terminal recycling. This time I ground the crimps off, wrapped a single strand around the terminal/new wire and solder the whole thing together. Super strong and simple...





Started with this mess:



Ended with this:






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I applaud the tedious work you put into this project..



Did you shorten all those wires and repin every harness??..OMG!

What tool do you typically use when you repin a harness?


I'm seeing different shades of Silver and Gray in your Interior..As anal as you are about that sort of thing..That surprises me..



IMO the Door Handle Trim & Door Handles look better in "Black"..I think it just flows better coming off the Dash into the Door Handle Trim in that way...

You probably planned on painting a bunch of those Interior parts anyway though huh?..lol


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Looks great! I'm surprised you didn't use the new style window switches mandated by law; the ones you have to pull for the window to go up and push for down! lol


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Ugh, I hate those. They confuse me every time I use them, lol...

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I applaud the tedious work you put into this project..



Did you shorten all those wires and repin every harness??..OMG!

What tool do you typically use when you repin a harness?


I'm seeing different shades of Silver and Gray in your Interior..As anal as you are about that sort of thing..That surprises me..


IMO the Door Handle Trim & Door Handles look better in "Black"..I think it just flows better coming off the Dash into the Door Handle Trim in that way...

You probably planned on painting a bunch of those Interior parts anyway though huh?..lol


*still in my top ten MN12 builds..lol


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The door panels and dash are different shades from each other, but that's the same way stock 96/7s are. I swapped to the 96 color to better match the 91 seats, so it was an anal move regardless .

The door handles I smoothed out and painted silver to modernize them a bit, and I like them waaaaay better than the fading textured black they were.

Planning on "painting" the interior parts though? No, not exactly...



I'm thinking hand stitched leather


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Looks great! I'm surprised you didn't use the new style window switches mandated by law; the ones you have to pull for the window to go up and push for down! lol

http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120...agen_POLO_.jpg
Those are really mandated now? ugh...

The only thing I like about them is the drawing of the window, it would match the drawing of the locks lol

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Looks great! I'm surprised you didn't use the new style window switches mandated by law; the ones you have to pull for the window to go up and push for down! lol

http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120...agen_POLO_.jpg
Those suck!

Ford did it right with the Tbird switches.

To attempt to switch to anything else would just ruin the look of the doors.

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My switches are something else, I love how they look lol


Although the DEWBirds use the same ALPS switches as mine too

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The switches look GREAT!! I might just have to follow in your footsteps on this one, I don't mind the stock bird switches, I just can't stand the fact that they do not unplug....well, not the way they "should"

AS for the door panel...you're crazy!! I've never seen anybody dig that far into them, but I do have a few questions...
Does the handle just unbolt?
Does the lower section that has carpet and the light just unbolt?
How did you remove the existing vinyl covering that I see laying next to the door panel
What is the door panel made out of once the vinyl covering is removed?

I say go for the leather covering, do the dash to match too!!

Also, new 4v for the bird...jelous...deal of the century! did you pull it home behind a taurus sho?

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Thanks Earl! I like the "quick release" nature of them more than the screw on plate connectors the stock ones too

Yeah I enlisted the much appreciated assistance of Chris(platoribs) to tow it from the yard on his track modded, hitch equipped SHO today. I don't think I've seen more bewildered stares on the road in my life.

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Does the handle just unbolt?
Yep, 3 phillips screws and 3 nuts on the back. They're hidden behind foam filler.
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Does the lower section that has carpet and the light just unbolt?
It has several melted plastic tabs to keep it in place on the main panel. You either have to melt them or grind/cut the melted portions off, I chose the latter.

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Liberal use of a heat gun in the really tight areas and patience. I basically peeled it all back by hand. Tip: wear thick but grippy mechanics gloves, my fingers hurt for a day on the one I didn't.

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The panel is made out of molded plastic, might be a nylon material. There's actually a padding layer under the vinyl that is still attached. I plan on keeping it since it was completely undamaged removing the vinyl.

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A higher quality vinyl is the goal, leather is a wee bit too rich for my blood and a bigger pain to deal with. It'll take at least 2 full cows to cover everything lol The dash as well as the plastics like the console will be wrapped to match.

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Thanks for the info...where do you think you can get the "higher quality" vinyl? Also, how do you plan on attaching it?

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There's a few how tos on doing it. RalphP sent me this one and it looks pretty good, material and all



I would do it out of the car though.

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Nice score on the Engine!



I can just hear your mom now..."Oh great..Matt's bringing home more junk!"..lol ..jk

Tearing that Engine down to rebuild it should make for a fun Winter Project!

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Thanks for the info...where do you think you can get the "higher quality" vinyl? Also, how do you plan on attaching it?
I've been checking several possible sources.

One that has some interesting samples available is http://www.yourautotrim.com . Especially the Allegro line - it seems to match the factory graining and patterning very well.

A high quality marine grade vinyl would do almost anywhere, though.

I'm still stumped on a source for the polyethelyne foam to rebuild the dash, though - so I may just use silicone to fill the cracks. Or Eastwood's expanding foam sealant for dashboard repair. Or the barely-expanding Great Stuff. Not sure yet.

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Still gathering pieces for the 4V but have kept fairly busy getting ready what I can.

Picked up a EGR tube, valley coolant tube and crack pipe, all of which NOS, as well as the Mark VIII/Cobra style coolant crossover and alternator bracket a from miller1995 yesterday(thanks again!). With this stuff I might actually be able to get the motor in the car by years end, maybe... probably optimistic on that lol.





Also started working on an intake tube arrangement since the Cobra ones fit this chassis weirdly at best.

It turns out that if I cut the 45* bend off the airbox end of a Gen II Mark VIII intake tube it fits over a 90mm Lightning MAF housing nicely...






And since I have the intake top off, I figured I'd start stripping the ugly grey coating off of it.



From what I've seen, these intakes are bare cast aluminum from the factory, although I don't know why someone would paint it dark grey after the fact in such an apparently thorough manner I just know, I don't like it, so it's coming off lol


More to come soon. I'll likely open up the longblock next weekend or possibly during the week if I can. From there I can start assessing how much further I should go with it (if it has as low of miles as I've been told, I might just skip doing rings and bearings as long as I don't see any obvious signs telling me otherwise).

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So what are the plans - are you modifying your stock harness (again) or using the 4v engine harness? Keeping COP?

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Nope, I'm building the new harness from scratch, or at least in-line splice free using the bulk of good wires and long pigtails I have. This time all the soldering will be done at the connector terminals as I previewed with the ALPS switch install .

Definitely staying COP. Plug wires are dead to me after my Motorcraft lemons, and I can't use POWERED BY SVT coil covers with plug wires

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lol he just might

He may. hes got quite the busy op and a warm workshop to work in. do you paint down there matt? anyhow, good score on the motor. At least you'll be able to do something with a desirable block and tumble ports. Barring really bad winter weather here in chicago it wouldnt surprise me. matt knows the buisness. and if you need help matt im only one town over. just ask me if u need my hoist or whatever. time to work.

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Okay Matt, three month update...

Do tell all...

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Well you asked, so here it is...
















This is the big update!!!!



















No progress.

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