BUILD 1984 Ford LTD Wagon 4.8L 78/75 Turbo 4L80E Build

Trinten

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The only annoying part about that is there are limited inline pumps that work for E85, and most of them are HUGE and quite pricey.
What is your budget and space on the inline fuel pump? I went with Fuelab, it's a long setup (I have a pre and post pump fuel filter), but will hold up to E85 feeding 1400cc injectors and then some.

So seeing your last post on your fuel pump selection -- what is the make/model?
 

FESTER665

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Turbo is going on. Having issues with fitment. I kind of expected that but having an issue deciding on the solution.

Turbo doesn't fit under the hood.

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Downpipe doesn't fit where it's supposed to go because of the big ass 4L80E. 3.5" pipe mocked in the hole to demonstrate.

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My options are really just cut a hole in the hood? I've seen some people say use K-member spacers but those are like 1/2" and I think I need more than that. I really don't want a massive hole in the hood :rofl:
They make 1" spacers as well if that might be enough.
 

Sprayin

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Tank back in the car.
 

Turbocharged400sbc

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Just a heads up they do sell molded high temp silicone coolant hoses.... I only needed straight for my Cressida but they did have 22.5 45 135 90-degree Etc... and you could get one next to the other in a particular orientation if you send them a sample I can't remember the name of the damn company though.

If I recall they also had stainless internal Springs to keep your hoses from collapsing in really high temp situations
 

Trinten

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I thought hoses usually collapsed under vacuum conditions? Like with heater/radiator hoses, if you get a leak, it's collapsing from the lack of fluid and the pump still trying to move water than the heat?

I try to get the reinforced tubing, depending on what you get it'll have 3 to 6 layers of reinforced fibers in the tube to help deal with all that. The idea of internal spring is a good one, as long as you can burp the system properly.
 

Sprayin

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Just a baseline, car still has 87 in it, has a 6psi spring in it, and hasn't fully learned on the Holley. Zero tuning at all. And this was really only put on there to train people how to use the dyno. So it was only running up to 5400 RPM before they took it off and tweaked the settings. It'll get back on once we do some tweaking of some things. But it's not bad for what it is.

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Mr_Roboto

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6PSI+87?

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Turn it up to 8, get to about 450 at the tire and drive it. Don't get greedy if it's a production block, she'll be gtg. I wouldn't go to more than 12 in general on a 5.0 that's stock, just my paranoia though. That seems to be where you get to head gasket issues if you're dealing with production heads at least based off what I've seen.

Being a wagon she should dead nuts hook and you'll still break some off for a lotta people.

ED:Fuck the whole thing above except the dead nuts hooking part. It's an LS swap, she'll make good power. Turn her the fuck up and let her eat.