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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:16 PM   #90151
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Whoops, an little import jumped out in front of me.

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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #90152
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Dont underestimate the MML instal!!!!!
I decided to go ahead and start early. The directions said do one side at a time. I got the passenger side one, and couldn't raise it enough to get the crossbolt in. Got tired of fighting with it, so I hooked it up to the overhead hoist to take the drivers cross bolt out. Onece I did that it went alot smoother. At least the passenger side is complete. I'll have to finish up later...
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #90153
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passenger side is the easy one iirc
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:41 PM   #90154
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It is, but for some reason the motor wouldn't raise enough after the spacer was put in. Kept lifting the front up. So much easier with both mounts loose. When i took loose the drivers side, i unbolted the bracket with it. When i get done with this trick or treat stuff with the kids, I'm ready to rock and roll
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:42 PM   #90155
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It is, but for some reason the motor wouldn't raise enough after the spacer was put in. Kept lifting the front up. So much easier with both mounts loose. When i took loose the drivers side, i unbolted the bracket with it. When i get done with this trick or treat stuff with the kids, I'm ready to rock and roll
maybe it was being lifted up by the fan blade lifting on the fan shroud?
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #90156
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No, the shroud isn't even bolted on. I tool the radiator drop brackets off. I think my jack was acting up. I even unbolted the trans to skid bolts. I also realized when my guy put the new motor in, he reversed the crossbolt. Unbolted the bracket for nothing.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #90157
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I decided to go ahead and start early. The directions said do one side at a time. I got the passenger side one, and couldn't raise it enough to get the crossbolt in. Got tired of fighting with it, so I hooked it up to the overhead hoist to take the drivers cross bolt out. Onece I did that it went alot smoother. At least the passenger side is complete. I'll have to finish up later...
See now thats cheating. I made the dumbest mistake yet while working on my jeep and accidentally loosened both mounts at the same time. Without a cherrypicker it was quite the task to get it to line back up. Had to use a comealong in the rafters of my garage and ended up denting my radiator. It was a bad day
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #90158
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i will post a pic of mine sometime it is built out of a 60" dimond plate tool box and has the carrier basket on the lid for things that wont go inside the box
Very interesting. Definitely post pics. Might be stealing your idea.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #90159
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Got the windstar intake finished up and installed.




Might need to do some trimming on the hood. Will know after I drive it for a bit, but at least its drivable now.

Also, took off my milk jugs and found I brought the beach home with me.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #90160
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So my AC selector switch just broke, UGH! Get one thing finished and more comes to the surface.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:42 PM   #90161
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So my AC selector switch just broke, UGH! Get one thing finished and more comes to the surface.
$8 at the stealership

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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #90162
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$8 at the stealership

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so thats gonna be $24 for me. Looked at the others and sure enough, they have been super glued by the PO.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #90163
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Got the windstar intake finished up and installed.
Very clean looking install , nice work .
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Unread 10-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #90164
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so thats gonna be $24 for me. Looked at the others and sure enough, they have been super glued by the PO.
Gorilla glue worked for about a year and half for me. Then they all broke at the same time so I went to the stealership.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #90165
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I think qtec sells aluminum Sets. I only needed 1

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