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2000 v6 Completed Windstar Finally!! Stock Hood!

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Stephen K, May 8, 2018.

  1. Stephen K

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    Windstar Finished Pic.jpg

    Hey everyone!! It has been quite sometime that I have posted in here but I finally completed my windstar swap after a lot of careful planning! I plan on posting my video and some links to some parts and kits maybe once i hit some of the local junkyards. I am trying to keep the windstar spirit alive for my fellow v6ers. I will give a basic run down of what I did and why I did it. The most important deciding factor imo is stock hood clearance. This is something that one must consider when doing a windstar. This method required fabricating a remote IAC valve adapter, a (70mm) GT throttle body, throttle cable with ball and clevice (99-00 did not have them), angled throttle body spacer, and a coil pack bracket, throttle bracket. So it will take time if you don't have proper machine tools. One thing i wanted to mention is that the IAC ports need to be bigger than 3/8" or it will restrict the flow a bit. To fit under the stock hood a 3/8" NPT -5/8" Hose barb was threaded into the underside of the manifold solid, and epoxied for extra strength, worked great! To accommodate the GT Throttle body, i purchased a cheap ebay CAI intake for a GT and used the built in ports to hook up the hoses. I ended up using part of the v6 CAI, and the v8 so its a true frankenstein. But its common for most v6s to have the cheap $80 CAI so who cares, I used as much of the original vac tubes which worked pretty well. She definitely runs better with the new manifold on a bama race tune! Cleaned the MAF so shouldn't see any more rogue codes. But the power increase is tangible which is awesome, cant wait to see what a rear end swap will do. Maybe even hang with my rival car buddies 08 civc si. lol. Still want to clean tings up a bit but If anyone is interested in extra parts and or kits let me know and ill see what I can put together before i throw this crap on ebay. Hope you enjoy
     
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    James Carr sleep-er noun = fusing speed with secrecy

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    Thanks for the Post always love pics please post more
     
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    Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    1998232v6 2004 Silver Cobra

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    Nice work, where in IL are you located?
     
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    I am currently located in park ridge IL
     
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    This looks great man!
     
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    IMG_0006.jpg IMG_0100.jpg IMG_0107.jpg IMG_0143.jpg IMG_1004.jpg IMG_1028.jpg Heres some pics of the process of modifying the manifold. This took a long time to figure out all the variables but i felt this was the best way to go about the build, with some basic machining skills this can be done at home, so i hope to at least help a couple v6 builds with some kits since VAP auto is gone. A lot of the forums this stuff is on are aging as well so I felt it just had to be done LOL. Thanks a lot guys!
     
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    Park Ridge, around the northwest burbs mostly now
     
  9. Stephen K

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    A couple more pics, if anyone needs to use me as a reference i can explain all the madness pictured ! NuDkx9+IQ6GI44jdcuPxqA.jpg IMG_0251.JPG IMG_0252.JPG
     
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    1998232v6 2004 Silver Cobra

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    You’re way up there then. Lol Nice build though. I always have respect for cars that are built by the owner.
     
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    So did you make the angled thottle spacer or buy it?
     
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    James Carr sleep-er noun = fusing speed with secrecy

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    love that office chair, can you give us a few close ups of the linkage plate
     
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    Hey Bro ...Looking Good Nice Job ,thanks for posting ,We have a 05 v6 mustang running around in CentralFlorida ,Looking for the Windstar Upper Manifold Swap Out ,actually for a couple years ,,Be glad to take some parts off your hands..Lets me know , Glad to See some handy dandy Mechanics putting together Street Rides..Best WishesCal....
     
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    This conversion is for the 3.8 V6 Essex motor, in the SN97 (Gen4), not the 4.0 V6
    Cologne motor in the S197s (Gen5). I have no idea how you missed that....