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    Fixed the wife's car today. It kept dying on her, which of course makes for an unhappy wife. All is good now, but you won't believe what was wrong with it.

    88 Ford Crown Victoria, 5.0L engine (which gets 25 mpg in that boat)

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    I'm gonna guess plugged exhaust but that's a pretty wide question. Now, if I'm right it's what plugged it that I wouldn't be able to guess!


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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    No, not even close. None of the usual culprits. Gotta think way outside the box on this one
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    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
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    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Hmm, sucked a bundle of chopsticks up the intake?

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    A reference to Chinese parts eh? No, not even. Something only an old Ford would do
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    A reference to Chinese parts eh? No, not even. Something only an old Ford would do
    More like a dinner mishap...

    I would venture a guess of some plastic part exploding since ford chose some odd things to make out of plastic but I don't know the 5.0 too well.

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    I can say for certainty that no plastic was harmed in the making if this FUBAR
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    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
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    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Fuel problem?

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Let me guess you took the rad cap off threw out everything else and then put the rad cap on a Jeep?


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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Or the gas cap was loose!


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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    I can say for certainty that no plastic was harmed in the making if this FUBAR
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Quote Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
    Fuel problem?

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    In an roundabout way. The fuel injection was not working properly
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookapotamus View Post
    Let me guess you took the rad cap off threw out everything else and then put the rad cap on a Jeep?


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    That is the problem, no Jeep parts involved!

    Although I wish in a way I had that engine in the Jeep. That big old boat gets better milage than anything else I have
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: You won't believe this

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    That is the problem, no Jeep parts involved!

    Although I wish in a way I had that engine in the Jeep. That big old boat gets better milage than anything else I have
    Makes a few ponies too. Like those v8s. Had a Windsor in a prior boat. Easy to upgrade and solid workhorse engines

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    Wheelin' East Texas in a RED XJ

    RED 98 XJ with 4.5" lift, ZJ steering, front and rear locked on 33's
    cowl intake, Cobra CB, SYE, bumpers, 10K winch, lights
    ,___________
    //___l__,\____\,00_
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]|
    (o)_)--(o)_)--(o)_)

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    Last edited by denverd1; 01-14-2018 at 12:14 AM.
    Wheelin' East Texas in a RED XJ

    RED 98 XJ with 4.5" lift, ZJ steering, front and rear locked on 33's
    cowl intake, Cobra CB, SYE, bumpers, 10K winch, lights
    ,___________
    //___l__,\____\,00_
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]|
    (o)_)--(o)_)--(o)_)

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