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Old 06-22-2007, 17:05   #1 (permalink)
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Finally I can sort things out

Ok, I was on last about a month ago. Was getting ready to pick up an '89 CV. I had been told it was carburated. I should know by now not to trust third hand information.

It's a regular (not HO) 302, NBD, I'm still happy with it. Just needs an alternator and it'll be running great.

I'll post pictures later, once it's clean(er) and the sun is out. Needs paint and some body work. Other than that it's in fair condition.

Couple of questions real quick: Can I put mustang computers in my car? Like upgrade stuff? Cause that would be cool.

The backlight for the speedo(so you can see it at night) Is dead. How hard is it to replace?

Thanks in advance for any help. Gotta go.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:29   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, I was on last about a month ago. Was getting ready to pick up an '89 CV. I had been told it was carburated. I should know by now not to trust third hand information.

It's a regular (not HO) 302, NBD, I'm still happy with it. Just needs an alternator and it'll be running great.

I'll post pictures later, once it's clean(er) and the sun is out. Needs paint and some body work. Other than that it's in fair condition.

Couple of questions real quick: Can I put mustang computers in my car? Like upgrade stuff? Cause that would be cool.

The backlight for the speedo(so you can see it at night) Is dead. How hard is it to replace?

Thanks in advance for any help. Gotta go.
302's (5.0L's) were fuel injected. Only the 351's (5.8L's) had a carburetor, but this engine was in cop cars only.
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Couple of questions real quick: Can I put mustang computers in my car? Like upgrade stuff? Cause that would be cool.
You can upgrade everything to 5.0 Mustang equipment. Mustang upper intake, throttle body, heads, cam, fuel injectors, and computer will all bolt onto your engine and you'll have 225 HP using parts the Mustang guys throw away. Of course, if you have a bigger budget and more ambition, you can do all the things the Mustang guys do to their engines.

Here's a link that explains it in greater detail. It's a great forum; you may want to join up there as well. My name there is the same as my name here.

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This makes me very happy. I believe once I'm ready to put a new engine in I'll keep the old one as a project motor. Then put that one back in once I get a new grocery getter.

Just need the money for the alt and I'll be ready to rock. The one that's in there is the original from 89, and it's totally dead.

Any idea on the backlight? If it was going to be difficult I was thinking of just snaking some EL wire in behind the gauges and hooking it up to the headlamp switch.
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This makes me very happy. I believe once I'm ready to put a new engine in I'll keep the old one as a project motor. Then put that one back in once I get a new grocery getter.

Just need the money for the alt and I'll be ready to rock. The one that's in there is the original from 89, and it's totally dead.

Any idea on the backlight? If it was going to be difficult I was thinking of just snaking some EL wire in behind the gauges and hooking it up to the headlamp switch.
I remember now, I took one out in school. Just remove all the screws on the wood bezel and remove the bezel. Remove the screws for the gauges and pull it out enough to disconnect the speedo. cable and the connector. You may have to remove the cover under the steering column (Not the one on the column) to disconnect the PRNOD1 indicator cable from the column. Then just pull the gauges out. You'll see the black bulb bases along the back of the printed circuit board. Just turn them a little counter-clockwise and pull them out. Is it just them one for the speedo. or all of the gauges??? (Oh, wait, all you have is gas and speedo.) If it was all of the backlights at once, I'd say either a fuse or a bad headlight switch. You probably can get those bulbs at any parts store. If not, the Ford Dealer.
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...If it was all of the backlights at once, I'd say either a fuse or a bad headlight switch. You probably can get those bulbs at any parts store. If not, the Ford Dealer.
One is working fine, one is dim and another is dead.

All in all it looks to be easy just tedious. I'll have to set aside a day to do it, just so I'm not rushing through it.

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