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    So, uhh, what did you do that made it all happy?

    So, uhh, what did you do that made it all happy?
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    Locating it is a worthy task indeed. But pictures...

    Locating it is a worthy task indeed. But pictures Ialready have!
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    Buy a real EEC-IV tester (AKA OBD-1 Ford tester)....

    Buy a real EEC-IV tester (AKA OBD-1 Ford tester). They're really cheap now.
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    More accurately: The ECU starts with no...

    More accurately:

    The ECU starts with no corrections to compensate for air leaks, varying fuel pressure, clogged injectors, etc. Then, using inputs from the O2 sensor, it calculates the amoun t of...
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    You can disconnect the O2 sensor and it will stay...

    You can disconnect the O2 sensor and it will stay at whatever fuel correction it had last set and will not change from there. If you power-cycle the ECU after that it will set all fuel corrections...
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    Sweet! Rvrn Amaaon carries one of those. If...

    Sweet! Rvrn Amaaon carries one of those.

    If you need the proper tool to assemble the fittings, let me know. It's in a box in the shop somewhere - just need to locate it.
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    Clean the VAM, make sure t's moving smoothly...

    Clean the VAM, make sure t's moving smoothly through it's full stop-to-stop range. And make sure there aren't any air leaks between the VAM and the throttle body.

    Next check / verify the fuel...
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    Yes, there are Dorman numbers for both the end...

    Yes, there are Dorman numbers for both the end fittings and the "fitting + 18" attached tubing". I will need to search for the numbers. The replacement fittings have changed over the decades.
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    And they wear their "BANNED" hat with pride!!!

    And they wear their "BANNED" hat with pride!!!
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    https://bywgug.sn.files.1drv.com/y4ms2UPFOl-5wW-qz...

    https://bywgug.sn.files.1drv.com/y4ms2UPFOl-5wW-qz7rCZKhiQotiCAcI780880sDsFRvyNmLzyaFb5bI0UPTy5XHa_QaUKbpHye6w1jXqoynj6wsMuXdulmlcBm3K6bhbxrdlPcDiYtw5znMLbl6WxuuwywlI8lgR1xU36498e75tWjz4PdTgiPUldJN988...
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    I have a pretty good condition stock one with...

    I have a pretty good condition stock one with front [heavy] yoke. IIRC I installed new u-joints sometime during it's lifetime.

    Shipping is gonna be a killer though.
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    What head gasket was installed (blue, black,...

    What head gasket was installed (blue, black, special?)? Could you determine where the gasket was leaking from by looking at the gasket by itself? Looking at head surface? Looking at block surface? ...
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    Definitely standard/stock sized valves. Larger...

    Definitely standard/stock sized valves. Larger valves don't have much clearance between them on the inside and the clearance to the chamber wall is also much smaller.

    I see no evidence of seat...
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    Worth repeating.

    Worth repeating.
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    I'd worry more about the exhaust manifold flange...

    I'd worry more about the exhaust manifold flange that mounts to the head being flat than the head's exhaust port surfae. He head is water-cooled and the manifold is not.
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    Make sure the head side of the exhaust manifold...

    Make sure the head side of the exhaust manifold is flat. Cast iron has a tendency to shape-shift with continued exposure to elevated temps.
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    There is no gasket (and should not be) between...

    There is no gasket (and should not be) between the exhaust manifold and head.

    There IS a gasket (SS stamping) between the manifold and turbo turbine housing.
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    The fan is white plastic, right? So only the...

    The fan is white plastic, right? So only the shaft can be rusted.

    Maybe soak it in naval jelly to "melt" the rust??
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    There's a retaining clip on the non-motor side of...

    There's a retaining clip on the non-motor side of the shaft. After removing the retainer, all the ones I've touched fell off.
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    The plastic golf tees are much lighter than...

    The plastic golf tees are much lighter than bolts.

    Just Sayin'!
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    Good job. Congrats.

    Good job. Congrats.
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    Note that only iron (some steels), nickel and...

    Note that only iron (some steels), nickel and cobalt are magnetic. No other metals will be collected by the magnet (copper, aluminum, zinc, etc.)
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    I gave some NOS auxiliary shafts in the garage if...

    I gave some NOS auxiliary shafts in the garage if you decide you need one.
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    Or a yuuuge pile of money that you're not...

    Or a yuuuge pile of money that you're not particularly attached to.
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    There should be *some* interference fit, but it...

    There should be *some* interference fit, but it has only taken light tapping on the shaft to remove the gear on all 2.3L OHC dizzys I have taken apart. Eventually the pin hole will get out-of-round...
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