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My SN95

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  1. 98Rag

    Trump to kill DACA?

    http://www.npr.org/2017/09/06/548882071/fact-check-are-daca-recipients-stealing-jobs-away-from-other-americans http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/fact-check-are-daca-recipients-eligible-for-federal-benefits/
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    Interior interchange

    Swapped out an entire babyshit brown interior on my wife's 98 ragtop with a black interior. Hardest part was the dash. Back seats and rear side panels are convertible specific.
  3. Thanks. I paid $175 for the engine and trans, sold the trans for $75. I will keep the heads and coolant tube, sell the rest and if I'm lucky will end up with free heads!
  4. Got a 2001 Crown Vic cop car engine complete for a PI swap project. I bought it for the heads mainly, and was hoping the alternator bracket and coolant tube would work with my Ford Racing PI intake. The Crown Vic intake looks like a PI unit with the deeper tubes underneath but has a plastic coolant crossover and the alternator bracket is different than the one for the Ford Racing piece - the back is diagonal, not straight. First, will the coolant tube work with the Ford Racing intake? Is the Crown Vic intake worth selling to somebody for a low buck PI swap, or is it junk?
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    Know your tools!

    Know Your Tools! SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, ‘Oh shit’. Will easily wind a tee shirt off your back. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. CHANNEL LOCKS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters. HACK SAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. VISE GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for igniting various flammable objects in your shop and creating a fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race. TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. Very effective for digit removal!! HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut large pieces into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge. Also excels at amputations. TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of all the crap you forgot to disconnect. PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms. PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part. PVC PIPE CUTTER: A tool used to make plastic pipe too short. HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. Also very effective at fingernail removal. UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door. Works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use. These can also be used to initiate a trip to the emergency room so a doctor can sew up the damage. SON OF A BITCH TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling ‘Son of a bitch’ at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
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    Any benefits to over boring cylinders?

    overbore too much, cylinder walls too thin, prone to distortion or failure.
  7. Good to see you here!
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    Welcome To SN95Source.com: 98Rag

    I have enough crap in my life without subjecting myself to additional abuse by rebels without a clue. Staying out of the political forum on this one.
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    Welcome To SN95Source.com: 98Rag

    Hey, thanks! My wife and I have a matched pair of 'stangs, 98 GT convertibles. I go by PinkieT on another sn95 site as she got hers first. Hers is pink (well duh!) with an auto, mine is Chrome Yellow with a stick. They were both fairly stock when we got them, now both have FR500s, style bars, Flowmasters, cold air intakes, lowering springs, black painted side scoops/hood scoops/spoiler, air dams, white face gauges, and more. I have an Accufab throttle body and plenum on mine, am in the middle of a Cobra axle and brake swap with Konis, and plan on a PI swap this winter with BBK shorties.
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