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Old 12/4/06, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Here's a pic of me in the rearview cam on the concept Mustang (Richard took the pic).

Pretty amazing, huh? (me, not the LCD/Camera technology )
That's how people get ran over. That's friggin sweet. (Not you the camera.)
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Old 12/4/06, 12:31 PM
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That's friggin sweet. (Not you the camera.)
That's messed up.

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Old 12/4/06, 04:16 PM
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Shaker Duct

Got some good news and some bad news about removing the shaker duct from the scoop.

Good news- It can be done without removing the shroud. Check out the pic below for proof.


Bad news- I didn't have a big enough extension to reach the bolts.


Do they sell a bigger and skinnier extension? As you can see in the pic below I couldn't get it in any further. All I need is an extension that's 3-4 inches longer and perferably skinnier that my current extension. BTW- what size do you guys think those bolts are? Help please.
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Old 12/4/06, 04:22 PM
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I think you still need the scoop off to get the tube out, though.

You'll get the bolts loose, but the tube won't be able to come out from the way it looks.

Yes, they make much longer extensions - don't know if it's metric or SAE... 7/16"? 1/2"? 13mm?
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Old 12/4/06, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I think you still need the scoop off to get the tube out, though.

You'll get the bolts loose, but the tube won't be able to come out from the way it looks.

Yes, they make much longer extensions - don't know if it's metric or SAE... 7/16"? 1/2"? 13mm?
Well I just looked at Sears.com and found 20" extensions but now my problem is which one do I get the 1/2" or 3/8"?? Or should I just get both?
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Old 12/4/06, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Well I just looked at Sears.com and found 20" extensions but now my problem is which one do I get the 1/2" or 3/8"?? Or should I just get both?
The 1/2" drive extension would be too big. Your pic of the ratchet looks to be a 3/8" drive. Heck looking closer it looks like you've got a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter... 1/2 is overkill.

Typically I only break out the 1/2" drive stuff for head bolts, gnarly exhaust manifold bolts or flywheel bolts...

The bolts on the back... 10mm. Not that I know for sure, but when in doubt I start at 10mm for these types of things
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Old 12/4/06, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for the info I'll go down to Sears tomorrow and pick one up. Then hopefully I'll be able to remove the duct without having to remove the shroud.
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Old 12/4/06, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Thanks for the info I'll go down to Sears tomorrow and pick one up. Then hopefully I'll be able to remove the duct without having to remove the shroud.
Those are the two bolts I was talking about several posts up.

I think I used a 10" long 3/8" drive extension plus another 3" attached to it to get to those and I believe they're metric. Like Brian said, I'd guess 10mm, but could be as high as 12mm.

Again, I agree with Brian on the 1/2" drive. That should be used for the big stuff only.
Remember when we did the H-Pipe? It was all done using 1/4" and 3/8" drive sockets and ratchets.

btw- Lay a rag down on that radiator shroud before something rolls off and scratches something!
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If you look in at the pic Bill you can see I used a 10" extension with + 3" one attached and couldn't get it to fit through the openings. So I'm assuming you must have used a much larger one.

BTW- I'll make sure to lay a rag down next time.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Well I just looked at Sears.com and found 20" extensions but now my problem is which one do I get the 1/2" or 3/8"?? Or should I just get both?
I think your problem is going to be getting the duct out once the bolts are removed. Unless there is something I'm not seeing - but it looks like the tube comes into the back and bends to the left and to the right. With the scoop off, I think it "lifts" out once the bolts are removed. Good luck - I hope you get it out!
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Old 12/4/06, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
...So I'm assuming you must have used a much larger one.
Yes, I think you're right, it may have been a 10 plus a 6. Put some tape around each section (socket to extension to extension) so it doesn't seperate.



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Good luck - I hope you get it out!
Yup, good luck, Leo! I hope you succeed because once you remove those 2 bolts, it may be a bear getting them back in.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Here's a pic of me in the rearview cam on the concept Mustang (Richard took the pic).

Pretty amazing, huh? (me, not the LCD/Camera technology )
Who's the geek with the cell phone?
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Old 12/4/06, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by flashfearless View Post
Who's the geek with the cell phone?
Man, there was 'Press' crawling all over that car at the time Richard took that pic. I'm actually surprised other Press Geeks weren't in my picture!
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Old 12/4/06, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I think your problem is going to be getting the duct out once the bolts are removed. Unless there is something I'm not seeing - but it looks like the tube comes into the back and bends to the left and to the right. With the scoop off, I think it "lifts" out once the bolts are removed. Good luck - I hope you get it out!
Looking at this pic of the back of the shroud I don't see how it would make any difference if the shroud is on the engine or not. Once the screws are off there's no place for it to "drop" even if i removed the whole shroud.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Looking at this pic of the back of the shroud I don't see how it would make any difference if the shroud is on the engine or not. Once the screws are off there's no place for it to "drop" even if i removed the whole shroud.
That's why I'm afraid you'll need to take the scoop off of the shroud. Then the tube in the back can lift out with the scoop out of the way. Only problem is you can't get to the scoop bolts without turning the whole thing upside down.
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Old 12/4/06, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
That's why I'm afraid you'll need to take the scoop off of the shroud. Then the tube in the back can lift out with the scoop out of the way. Only problem is you can't get to the scoop bolts without turning the whole thing upside down.
I assume your talking about these? (BTW-this is one of your pics.)
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
I assume your talking about these? (BTW-this is one of your pics.)
Yes. Some, or all, of those bolts have to be removed to separate the scoop from the shroud.

Do you see what I mean about the tube in the back not being able to be removed by pulling it out toward the back? (or at least it looks that way)

It looks like it has to be lifted up toward the scoop.

Guess you can try it - the bolts for the tube have to come out one way or the other.
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Just to make my life easier I hope your wrong. Since I don't feel like having to remove the entire shroud.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Just to make my life easier I hope your wrong. Since I don't feel like having to remove the entire shroud.
I hope I'm wrong, too (it happens every once in awhile).
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
I hope I'm wrong, too (it happens every once in awhile).
If your right I think I'll hold off untill I move into my new place.
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