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Old 11/17/10, 11:03 AM
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the best hotrod i ever had was an aerobird .. still have the stuff to do another someday .. good work there ..
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Old 11/19/10, 09:49 AM
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the best hotrod i ever had was an aerobird .. still have the stuff to do another someday .. good work there ..
Nice Bird indeed!
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Old 12/13/10, 10:21 PM
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Well I have spent very little time in the past few months doing anything with the Bird. However, I have been trying to get the engine to run correctly. My biggest problem is that the engine runs good for 10 minutes until it warms up then it stalls. Usually when this happens it will not start again, or if it does start it will not stay running.

I have pulled codes with the engine not running. I got codes 14 = PIP Loss, 18 = Loss Of Tach Signal, and 63 =TPS Low Voltage.

I have replaced the TPS, ignition module, complete distributor and ignition coil. I also replaced the thermostat because it was old and it was sticking.

I still have the same problem after making those repairs.

I pulled codes again. Codes 14 and 18 were still there. Code 63 went away with the new TPS but now I get code 22 which is MAP sensor or BP sensor signal voltage out of spec. (engine off) or not at normal vacuum levels (engine running).
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Old 12/19/10, 10:24 AM
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Seems like your MAP sensor is either taking a dumo or the vac. connection is leaking. An either the ignition module or the pick up coil/hall effect switch on the dizzy are going bad. Hope this helps!
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Old 1/4/11, 10:59 PM
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Seems like your MAP sensor is either taking a dumo or the vac. connection is leaking. An either the ignition module or the pick up coil/hall effect switch on the dizzy are going bad. Hope this helps!
New distributor with new pickup coil, new ignition module and new ignition coil. I cannot isolate the problem to save my life.

I found the MAP sensor. **** they are expensive. I had no idea it was behind the washer fluid bottle until I actually went to look for it. Under the washer bottle there are also these series of vacuum solenoids. I checked the vacuum connections and they seem okay. When it warms up a bit I will do more work on this.
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Old 5/3/12, 01:18 AM
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Sadly I had to sell the Tbird a few months ago because I have no place to keep it at my new home. I had high hopes and now it makes me sick to look at what could have been with all the work I did with putting the Mustang dash in it. However I just did not have the resources to put into the project to get it running as I had hoped.

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Sorry to hear the news dude. But you'll get another one someday and do your dream build. My best wishes to you!
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Sorry to see it go

This was definitely one of the cooler builds around at least you've got the stang to romp around in
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Old 5/5/12, 12:50 AM
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Sorry to see it go

This was definitely one of the cooler builds around at least you've got the stang to romp around in
Oh the "build" was completely worthless without a good running engine, transmission. I had actually thought about having the car completely restored instead of buying a newer Mustang. However I liked the idea of having a newer Mustang much more.. I needed a reliable low mileage`daily driver as well. I have a brand new driveway and a two car garage. No where to keep a third car and I cannot bear to have oil leaking in the driveway or having a car I cannot drive taking up a space in the garage. I learned a lesson though... Never aquire a project car that does not already run well unless you have unlimited resources in every way to mechanically restore it... LOL!

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Sorry you had to sell it. I enjoyed following your process!
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Old 5/15/12, 11:53 PM
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Man I am sad about this right now! The dash project turned out so good!
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