Notice: This article demonstrates what I have done to modify my car. Neither I nor TCCoA assume any responsibility if you use this article to try to modify your own car. You do so at your own risk.
Putting a used SVO on my 94 tbird on the cheap... cause I am.
So far the progress has been slow but steady.
Parts removed include the 94 fuel lines, upper and lower intake, throttle body, EGR tube, FEAD belt, alternator, upper radiator hose, drivers side coil pack. After freeing the power steering resv you remove the drivers side coil/resv mount. From this pile, you will reuse the alternator and coil pack. The rest is scrap to clutter your garage for a few months.
I dropped the exhaust and remove the passenger side cowl cover to give me more access.
Trans is the empty case from the original 94 I busted.
The Egr - knuckle buster but came out in one piece
Highly recommend hitting the EGR fittings with PB Blaster the day before. A couple of light taps on the fitting before you take a wrench to it and it should come off fairly easy. Watch your knuckles when it does finally give.
I've read some posts where people claim they have coolant leaking out of the converter inspection plate. If you look in the engine valley, right below the numbers "55783" there is a plug. This leads to the bellhousing of the trans. When your intake cracks, it's possible for coolant to leak through this plug. I guess at one time the plug was pliable rubber. Now it is almost solid like plastic.
96 fuel line installed. The 94/95 fuel rail has the fuel line connections and FPR in the same area that the intake of the SVO needs to be. When you change to the 96/97 fuel rail, you also need to change the fuel lines. Although I've seen one person that just bent the 94/95 lines to fit.
and mess from coolant.
Good news on the coolant... it ran to the end of my driveway and killed the grass running across it so now I don't have to hit that with round-up.
Injectors that came with this were painted or the paint was peeling off. Uck... Just has to come all the way off now. Gumout rocks.
Will probably repaint them black.
Cleaned, tapped and ready for assembly. The red circle shows where you drill and tap for the Lightning Air Charge Temp sensor. You drill a hole using a 37/64 bit. The tap is 3/8 NPT. No one around me carried the bit. Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, Tru Value only had up to 1/2". Forget Sears (Kmart) the store by me is useless now. I ordered a bit from Grainger. Tru Value had the 3/8 NPT tap surprisingly.
The reason for tapping for the ACT:
The SVO does not have an intercooler. Nor is there any practical way to add one. You will need to have your computer retuned and your tuner can set it up to pull timing based on the intake temp. The ACT above now sits AFTER the charger in the compressed heated air.
to be continued...