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Stingers FMIC question....
Kuch Offline
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I have been having a hell of a time installing the Stinger FMIC on my 88. The issue is not knowing how far from the top of the radiator support the FMIC mounts. Does anyone have a nice front view pic of one installed without the front bumper in the way? My dilemma is, if I make up brackets to hold it and get them all welded up, how do I know if they are the correct length? I tried twice now to mock it up with a jack holding the inter-cooler, but it just doesn't seem to line up correct. Hope someone can help out. Thanks
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Mikey97D Offline
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#2
Make you brackets out of cardboard or wood to test it out?
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Kuch Offline
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That is a great idea, working it with cardboard should work out pretty good. Thanks for the idea
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Mikey97D Offline
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(08-19-2020, 10:54 AM)Kuch Wrote: That is a great idea, working it with cardboard should work out pretty good. Thanks for the idea

make 2 so when I do this next year!  Smile
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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BigJake Offline
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#5
I used some L bracket framing metal from Lowe's, 2" wide and cut and bent them 6 1/2" to form a Z.

I also installed a BOV between the turbo and FMIC which allows more room between the FMIC and radiator. I left the nose on and just removed the hood support bracket and dropped the FMIC down in front of the radiator. Had to cut the bottom half of the bracket to clear the FMIC.

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1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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Kuch Offline
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#6
Jake, thanks for the pics, 6 1/2 seems about right. I knew that the intercooler inlet and outlets were below the bumper shocks. Did you use any brackets on the bottom of it as well? I also love your PCV catch can, I have run many of my old turbo cars like that!
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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BigJake Offline
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I can get my small finger between the shock and FMIC as for bottom brackets I've haven't done them yet. I did have to use a smaller overflow tank under the battery, tilt the power steering reservoir back a little and use a smaller battery cause I use a second BOV at the throttle body FYI.

I have a catch can too but a plastic oil bottle works so goooooooooooooood LOL !
1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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