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so i found this 1982 mercury zephyr in town locally to me and me and my dad are picking it up tomorrow for purchase.
its got all kinds of new parts about $600 worth
2.3l auto with 41,000 ORGINAL miles

The Plane:
5.0L
5 speed
9'' rear end idk gears
satin black body with gloss black top
black chrome all the chrome
5 lug conversion
nice wheels
tint

and im going to try and talk my dad into putting twin turbos in it next winter.




 

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Get a Fox Body 5.0 K member and 8.8" and call it a day. Bolt on parts FTW.
 

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Project sleeper !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Maybe a 8.8 but eventually I wanna put some real power down so I want the strength

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A 8.8 31 spline can handle quite a bit of power... just saying. Throw some 35 spline axle shafts in there... still cheaper than a 9" and you won't have to custom fab anything.
 

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joking!!!

Just saw the ford equivalent on "fast and loud" the other week. Except it was a coupe. Evidently they are also a fox body unibody so most mustang parts will bolt on including the 5 lug conversion kits. If your making power that is a necessary upgrade along with a 31 spline 8.8 (3:73) and a Detroit air locker.
 

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me and my dad were watching that on the dvr yesturday and thats what put the idea in my head.
 

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located a 1982 302 a t5 trans and 8.8 rear end local to me Score Now just need to save a few extra bucks and it will all be home.

maybe a cam gt40 heads intake headers nice carb msd should be a fun car :D im happy
 

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signed the title about 30 miutes ago. shes ours :)
 

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i dont know everything yet. whats the difference between the gt40 and gt40p ive only heard of gt40 heads
 

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I know the gt40p heads came off of 99+ v8 explorers. They are supposed to be much better but im not going to pretend to know why.
 

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im going to join some fairmont and zephyr fourms maybe a mustang one too and see what those guys say about affordable mods to go fast
 

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4eyedpride is a good forum if I remember right.

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I know the gt40p heads came off of 99+ v8 explorers. They are supposed to be much better but im not going to pretend to know why.
97 was a split year for the gt40/gt40p heads in the explorer. whether or not gt40p heads are better than gt40, everyone will tell you something different. gt40p are supposed to flow a little better, and give a slightly higher compression ratio, but they dont work with with all headers due to the spark plug placement, and you need to change the valve springs for them to work (but if your doing a cam anyway this doesnt matter). gt40 heads have a bigger exhaust valve.

if it was me, i would just look for a cobra motor to start with. already has gt40 heads as a base. then upgrade to aluminum heads. unless you get a killer deal on gt40/gt40p heads, your money is better spent on aluminum heads after you factor in the cost of rebuilding them and the gains you get. but thats just my take on it.

congrats on the new project!
 

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i wanted to go with aluminum heads any ways. and i dont wanna run a computer i want it to have a carb.
 

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So this afternoon I wired up blue leds inside the dash to light up the gauges better because the orginal lights just didn't light it up enough. ill post a pic when I get them up

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Its a really clean install I'm very pleased with it. You can't see the leds at all.

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