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by Nitroracer
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: OH MY FREAKIN G%D!!! BEST MUSTANG EVER IMHO!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

There is a full write-up on the car at fullboost.com.au

http://www.fullboost.com.au/feature_car ... Id=981&p=1
by Nitroracer
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: 1970 Ford prototype/show car- "Mavi GT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7816

Idea may have been good, but the execution is pretty bad.

Factory triple carbs sound good though.
by Nitroracer
Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Thanks for the information! I was looking to mate up a T5 if it was more of a bolt on affair, I just dont have the resources to go around modifing parts to fit.
by Nitroracer
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

I haven't looked at the car yet but being a 79' it should have a high mount starter.
by Nitroracer
Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Basically can I use a T5 4cyl or 302 bell housing on a 79' 200 block?
by Nitroracer
Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Yea, I had another car with an 83' block and the V8 bolt pattern but the one I found recently is a 79' and should have the earlier block but the car is an automatic.
by Nitroracer
Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Research
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

T5 Research

I found another zephyr for sale and Im tempted to go look at the car in a few days when I have the time. This is a 79' car so it should have the high mount starter block. I have been looking into a T5 swap using a 4cyl mustang for parts. I could get the pedals, trans, and other small parts from a pa...
by Nitroracer
Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 merc zephyr
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

I got all of the nuts and bolts out of that piece of my exhaust only to find that the pre-cat was in great shape. None the less I am going to knock out the material for better flow and just leave the second cat on the car for passing emmissions. I ran into a slight problem though, the studs on the m...
by Nitroracer
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 merc zephyr
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Any engine needs some backpressure to run correctly. Too much pressure is a power loss, a restriction such as small pipe or too many cats/mufflers. Too little pressure disrupts the flow of the exhaust and can cause a power loss on the low end. I would keep the second cat.
by Nitroracer
Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 merc zephyr
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Once that pre-cat has melted into junk does it still affect the quality of the air coming out of the exhaust? I'd like to clear mine out but I still need to pass emmisions, I figure the second cat under the car should get me by.
by Nitroracer
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 merc zephyr
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Is it easy to break the honeycomb cat material out of the header pipe? I know I wanted to bypass the whole thing with a 78' manifold but if I can knock out all of the junk that would do just fine. And I saw you post on ford fox about the C5 trans going bad. Those were only used in later 80's fairmon...
by Nitroracer
Sat May 28, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: performance tech
Topic: Another Turbo 200 nears completion....
Replies: 334
Views: 80307

Sweet Project! I could tell it was a fox body when some of the lines/cables and the shock towers were looking like the ones on my zephyr. How much power do you think it will be putting out? And sound/vid when your finished?
by Nitroracer
Sat May 21, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: DIY Fuel Injection - Megasquirt
Replies: 16
Views: 6539

DIY Fuel Injection - Megasquirt

I was bored while on the computer early this morning and stumbled across some sites relating to megasquirt, a DIY fuel injection setup. It got me thinking about fuel injecting the 200 cube six in the zephyr I have. Its a pretty basic setup and only needs a few sensors to run: coolant temp, air temp,...
by Nitroracer
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Parts off a 79 Zephyr
Replies: 5
Views: 686

If the exhaust manifold is there would you consider pulling it for me? I am looking for a fox body one with out the integrated converter and a 78/79 car should have it.
by Nitroracer
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My new exhaust system SOUND CLIPS!
Replies: 37
Views: 6626

Thats a great sounding six! If no one told me I would have thought it was a mustang being played back. Now only if the zephyr could sound like that... Its the darn stock head pipe with two cats in it that is killing the flow. But running w/ one cat makes it sound like a small semi.
by Nitroracer
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Badges for the 6-cyl's...proud of the 6? Then say so!
Replies: 66
Views: 8060

I was messing around yesterday on another site and came across another possibility for badges. http://www.autobadges.com/ makes badges for fords, mainly stangs and trucks. I took some of their own work and rearranged it to make an I6 and 200 badge. And they'll make custom ones starting around $55 a ...
by Nitroracer
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YFA, Where?
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Carter YFA, Where?

Where can I find a good carter yf carb for sale? I'd like to try one of these out on my zephyr since it is largely a bolt on affair and will cost me under $100. The buy/sell part of the forums here doesn't appear to be too active and the junkyards around here don't have cars old enough to pull a car...
by Nitroracer
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blaster 2 Coil + DSII ?
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Blaster 2 Coil + DSII ?

I have an msd blaster 2 coil left over from another car sitting out in the garage right now and I want to hook it up to the zephyr. Will I kill my DSII module if I add the better coil to it without an msd ignition box? I have a spare DSII from my 80' car and but I'd rather not fry something when som...
by Nitroracer
Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fox body crossmembers
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Did some searching awhile back when I wanted to drop a 302 in my zephyr and somewhere a long the line I found a picture of the I4/V8 K-member compared to the I6 version. Red=I4/V8 Tan=I6 http://users.zoominternet.net/~nitroracer17/Zephyr/K%20red%204cyl%20-%20right%206cyl.JPG
by Nitroracer
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: All in a Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 440

All in a Weekend

I was lucky with school last week and scored a four day weekend, and three out of those four days were spent ripping the engine out of the zephyr, putting in a new rear main seal, and getting everyhting back together. First I thought I could get away with leaving the engine in the car and dropping t...
by Nitroracer
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Suprisingly Good Mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Suprisingly Good Mileage

I just now have run a few tanks of gas through the zephyr and I was suprised to see what kind of mileage I was getting, 19 Miles to the gallon. This was on an engine that had probably been sitting or barely used for years with a quick tune up and some higher grade gas to clean out the tank and carb ...
by Nitroracer
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fairmont + Carter Carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Fairmontdude, yes, I live downstate from you, all the way in the south west corner of chester couty. I just got the car to pass emmisions fully stock yesterday and all of the readings were about half of what the limits are. In contrast my 91' Nissan is about 1 unit under the limit in almost all case...
by Nitroracer
Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fairmont + Carter Carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

I went out and took a picture of the carb to try and get a better understanding of what is going on with the emmissions controls. I know I have egr and pcv systems but what else is there? I looked at the 80' model carb I have and it has all of the same connections. I don't recall any 02 senors thoug...
by Nitroracer
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fairmont + Carter Carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Fairmont + Carter Carb?

I did some research on here tonight trying to find a cheap or easy carb upgrade for my zephyr. I'm running an 83' engine which should have the larger 1.75" bore and wider bolt spacing. I haven't studied the carb much but it should be a holley 1946 model. Would upgrading to a carter YF from a bigger ...
by Nitroracer
Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: taurus fuel injection
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Gm had a bunch of their engines paired up with CFI/TBI style fuel injection. With a custom throttle body adapter I bet someone could fool one of those systems into working on an I6 too. I didn't know you guys were refering to the four cylinder taurus engine, I didn't even consider it. We had a 89' t...
by Nitroracer
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: taurus fuel injection
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

I don't know much about fuel injecting these old sixes but that guy might be onto something here. Tauri are cheap cars with commonly 3.0L sixes, that displacement is much closer than the 4.9L I6 or even a 3.8L V6 that tauri also ran. Someone could weld in bungs on the stock log head at an angle to g...
by Nitroracer
Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What mufflers
Replies: 24
Views: 2736

I'm running 2" pipes with the stock manifold and a dynomax super turbo muffler on a 200ci in my zephyr and the car has a nice idle but not much noise in the upper rpms. Actually quieter than what I was looking for, but thats better than being too loud. I can get a video clip if anyone is interested.
by Nitroracer
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Main Seal Replacement?
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Rear Main Seal Replacement?

After swapping the engine from a low milage fairmont I thought I had everything ready to go in my zephyr but now it seems like I have a rear main seal leak. The engine in the car is an 83' model. I did some research and it sounds like this year should have the two piece seal, can anyone confirm that...
by Nitroracer
Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: C5 Trans Fluid?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

C5 Trans Fluid?

What kind of fluid should a C5 transmission take? It is out of an 83' fairmont.
by Nitroracer
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fluids?
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Fluids?

I should have my lower milaeage 200ci in my zephyr tomorrow and I have to make a run and pick up oils, filters, and such. I was wondering what type of oil would be recomended for the engine and the trans (C5)? And should there be any problem with switching over to the new orange coolant in an older ...
by Nitroracer
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 Fairmont + 1980 Zephyr Z7
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Don, thanks for the heads up. I have read something about the starter and trans bolt pattern issues on the latest of the 200ci sixes but it should not be an issue because I am using the tranmission already attached to the engine in the donor car. I believe it is a C5. Is it true that these later blo...
by Nitroracer
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 Fairmont + 1980 Zephyr Z7
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll be replacing the some of the seals on the engine while it is out, cleaning it up, doing a tune up, and getting a new exhaust with a high flow cat. I was wondering do the cats on these early 80's cars have air injection like newer cars do? I didn't notice anythin...
by Nitroracer
Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1983 Fairmont + 1980 Zephyr Z7
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

1983 Fairmont + 1980 Zephyr Z7

Over the summer I picked up a 1980 Zephyr Z7 with an I6 and was going to swap a 302 in the car. Plans fell through there and I will be sticking with the 200 I6. The engine in the car is burning oil but a few days ago I found a 1983 fairmont sedan with 40k miles for free. I am going to swap the good ...
by Nitroracer
Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Compression Testing

I'm trying to decide whether to keep the 200ci I6 in my 1980 Zephyr or convert it over to a 302. The car only cost me $100 bucks so I can do whatever I want to it but I don't want to throw money at the six and not get any performance or gas milage. It had been sitting for a few weeks, months, possib...