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  1. Houston, TX - Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs

    Hello,

    I am selling the Eibach Sportline lowering springs taken from my 1986 SVO Mustang. The springs are in good used condition. There is nothing wrong with the springs except that I just wanted...
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    Now that the car runs pretty well... Update...

    Now that the car runs pretty well...

    Update #1: When the car arrived to me it rode quite rough. I dug in and found that the stock springs had been replaced with Eibach Sportlines. Those are nice...
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    Now I can start working on the things that are...

    Now I can start working on the things that are the things that I thought that I would be working on from the onset of the purchase of this car, that is for sure. There is some work that needs done to...
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    Oh, that one pump thing that makes the fuel pump...

    Oh, that one pump thing that makes the fuel pump have less power. I reconnected it.

    I realized that wasnt very clear. I was in a hurry.
    The is a vacuum operated switch that is zip tied to the...
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    And persistence has paid off once again. It is...

    And persistence has paid off once again. It is running, driving, boosting...generally doing car things again. Now I can get down to making it better and fixing the messes created by years of...
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    Thanks. My determination keeps being tested. I...

    Thanks. My determination keeps being tested. I keep giving up on this car. Then, I un-give up on it and get back to work. It is all part of my method.
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    Yeah, I was going to go to AutoZone and get one...

    Yeah, I was going to go to AutoZone and get one on the way home, but there was an accident and I didnt have time. I figured I would be able to pull them with a test light. I will go and pick one up...
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    Well, it didnt explode yet. Something is wrong...

    Well, it didnt explode yet. Something is wrong with the diagnostics plug though. I can get the fuel pump to cycle on by grounding one of the wires, but the part that is supposed to read out the codes...
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    I think I have a bigger issue than a 1% variation...

    I think I have a bigger issue than a 1% variation in some value. Maybe not, but it is lurching pretty good under hard acceleration until the open loop fuel program takes over. I am just going to have...
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    I can get behind that. I had been reading up on...

    I can get behind that. I had been reading up on it on Corral and TurboFord as well, and I see that I need to reset the ECU in order to notice any change. I do believe that reading codes is probably...
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    I am wondering if the O2 sensor is fouled. I do...

    I am wondering if the O2 sensor is fouled. I do not know how much bearing this sensor has on how a SVO runs, but the symptoms that my car is exhibiting are very similar to what I have been reading...
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    That was certainly a problem, but it wasnt the...

    That was certainly a problem, but it wasnt the problem. It is really strange. If i go light on the throttle and keep it out of boost I can get it to accelerate without the issue that it is having. I...
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    I have started on checking the mentioned systems....

    I have started on checking the mentioned systems. I checked to make sure all of the plug wires are properly attached. I pulled the cap off of the distributor. I removed and inspected the rotor. The...
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    It is certainly a heck of a lot better than it...

    It is certainly a heck of a lot better than it was. Took it for a short 5 mile drive and it didnt blow up, so that is a start.

    There is something still wrong that I need to figure out. It is...
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    I completely reset the idle and throttle. I set...

    I completely reset the idle and throttle. I set the idle at warm with the IAC disconnected to ~700 rpm. Plugged the IAC back in, let it figure out the idle. It settled in at around 1000-1050 rpm. The...
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    The TPS is at 1v. I set it to .9v. I had my wife...

    The TPS is at 1v. I set it to .9v. I had my wife slowly press the gas pedal to watch the change through the range. It went between .9 and 4.6v from closed to WOT. This seems acceptable. I am looking...
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    Well, it would appear that my hopes were in vain....

    Well, it would appear that my hopes were in vain. I pulled out of the garage, went to turn the corner onto the main street, car died. It would start right back up, but wouldnt move. After letting it...
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    Fired it up last night after getting the last few...

    Fired it up last night after getting the last few things bolted on. Once I got the timing set it was running better than ever. The engine seems to have smoothed out quite a bit, but I wont know for...
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    I appreciate the encouragement. I usually just...

    I appreciate the encouragement. I usually just get eye rolling from my wife about the car, so it is good to know that there are other maniacs out there trying to keep these things on the road.

    I...
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    You shouldn't ban someone for not knowing that...

    You shouldn't ban someone for not knowing that red is the best color. It is a mistake that I see many Toyota Camry drivers making on a daily basis. It is easily corrected by showing them a beautiful...
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    Yeah, that must be the block coolant temp sensor...

    Yeah, that must be the block coolant temp sensor wire. Now I have to find that connection with everything back in. The single connector wire is coming off of the injector harness. I believe that one...
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    I got a metric s***load done on the car this...

    I got a metric s***load done on the car this weekend...I think. The motor is all back together, torqued to spec, and with all new gaskets. The new (refurbished) 50 trim turbo is mounted. I need a few...
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    I already have one of those hooked up to the oil...

    I already have one of those hooked up to the oil pressure sending unit. This one is too small for that. It looks like it is supposed to be for the temperature sensor according to the shop manual, but...
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    Thanks for the link. I will look into that for...

    Thanks for the link. I will look into that for the future. I was able to do it without one, but I am sure it is a task that could be made easier.

    Now, I am putting everything back together and I...
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    Quick question to whomever might be have an...

    Quick question to whomever might be have an answer. I have the timing belt tensioner and spring off because the head is completely removed. I cleaned the head all up and made it look nice (plus got...
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