Just picked up my first Fox Body...finally

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The rear gears are probably the best bang for the buck on these cars. I still have the 3.08s in my coupe. I'm planning on swapping to 3.55 or 3.73 and changing all the bearings and axles sometime soon. I don't think I'm brave enough to do a 4:10 rear.

With the ratios in the t5z the 4.10s aren’t too bad. 2200 rpm at 65 mph

3.55 or 3.73 works good too


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My latest attempt to get the exhaust leak sorted didn't work. I have not been able to get the hardware on the driver side to tighten down correctly so thanks to a recommendation from another Fox owner, I stopped by Tractor Supply and picked up some new hardware that hopefully will do the trick.
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I ordered a replacement hardware kit from LMR and the bolts are too narrow and too short. The bolt on the far right is one of the bolts from that kit. The others are what I picked up today. Will try to see if I can get this sorted out tomorrow, since the weather is supposed to be semi-decent.
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I finished editing and uploading my latest Vlog on the PCV valve replacement process:

 

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The rear gears are probably the best bang for the buck on these cars. I still have the 3.08s in my coupe. I'm planning on swapping to 3.55 or 3.73 and changing all the bearings and axles sometime soon. I don't think I'm brave enough to do a 4:10 rear.
Definitely. I've got the rear out of my Saleen now doing new axels, bearings, seals and 3:73's.
 

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Dealt with a drained battery recently and the trickle charger came to the rescue again.

Still haven’t had time to work on anything else for reasons you’ll see in the end of the latest Vlog. :)

 

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The rear gears are probably the best bang for the buck on these cars. I still have the 3.08s in my coupe. I'm planning on swapping to 3.55 or 3.73 and changing all the bearings and axles sometime soon. I don't think I'm brave enough to do a 4:10 rear.

4.10s all day and don’t look back.


Unless you are going forced induction of course, then they might be a little much.


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I haven’t had much time to work on the Fox lately but I can’t complain too much since I have a good excuse:
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Yesterday I found a little bit of time to replace something small - the PCV valve hose:
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It’s hard to see in the photo but the old one had some small cracks in the bends. You can kind of see them in my latest Vlog, which I uploaded yesterday:


My plan for when I get some time in the garage next is to try and properly flush the power steering pump/hoses and if that doesn’t help, consider replacing the pump again. I don’t drive the car a ton but I feel like if I could fix the power steering pump whine, I might drive it a lot more. :)
 

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I haven't had any time to worry about the power steering lately but did get some time today and managed to find what seemed to be the easiest possible solution to fixing my non-functioning cruise control.

 

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