Looks like I'm buying back the LTD - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2006, 11:24   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SirLDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
Looks like I'm buying back the LTD

Not sure if you guys remember, but back in April my g/f and I bought an '82 LTD with a 302 for her son. This past week he decided to buy himself something else. So since I still need a car myself, we are buying the LTD back from him.



Since we bought it we replaced the problematic variable venturi carb with a 2bbl from a '69 Cougar. Unfortunately it has turned out to be equally problematic. Constantly fluctuating idle. Almost impossible to get it to idle down. Hard cold starts that will only get worse as winter approches. So I want to convert it over to fuel injection. So now I'm in the market for a parts car or truck to donate the injection and electrical parts I need. Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated since finding anything in this car wasteland called North Dakota is nearly impossible. (I've been looking for a car for myself in my pricerange since December with no luck until now.) Or, if anyone has all the parts I'd need to convert it would be just as helpful.
__________________
Larry Benham
SirLDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-04-2006, 11:10   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SirLDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
Re: Looks like I'm buying back the LTD

Here's the car in action. Opening up the exhaust (gutted the cats and installed dual glass packs) replacing the variable venturi and tweaking the timing really woke it up.


No water btw.
__________________
Larry Benham
SirLDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 22:25   #3 (permalink)
FF.com Administrator
 
Big Block Ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 4,630
Re: Looks like I'm buying back the LTD

Looking good SirLDragon.

It will be a big job converting to injected.

There must be a better carb setup out there that will work properly. What does Holley have on offer in the 2 barrel. Maybe you could find a 4 barrel manifold and whack that on with a small vacum secondary Holley. They usually work good.
__________________
Lance
71 429SCJ Mustang
Big Block Ford is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 05:37   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SirLDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
Re: Looks like I'm buying back the LTD

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Block Ford
Looking good SirLDragon.

It will be a big job converting to injected.

There must be a better carb setup out there that will work properly. What does Holley have on offer in the 2 barrel. Maybe you could find a 4 barrel manifold and whack that on with a small vacum secondary Holley. They usually work good.
Thanks BBF.
Actually changing it over to efi isn't near as big of a job as the frame stretching,rear engine mods I have planned for my S-10. :wink: Especially if I can find a donor car to park right next to it and pull what I need as I work. And personally I never cared for vac secondary carbs. Used too many Holley 3310s over the course of the last 20 years.
__________________
Larry Benham
SirLDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.