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    NPR FMIC Install

    Thought I'd share some pics of the NPR FMIC going back on. The 'skinney' radiator you have to go with had rust all over it when I yanked it a couple years ago, and a CLR bath did wonders to unclog it.

    Here is what it was before, simple Tbird IC with bypass valve:
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    You have to make some 'feet' for where the radiator will go, since the NPR takes the place of where the radiator was (keeping the ac condenser)
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    Here is a shot with the 'skinney' afco radiator in, the upper hose was a shorter piece (part number 482 I think from autozone), and the lower hose had to be cut to fit properly (I had a vortech radiator pipe laying around). Before, I didn't modify the lower and just ran it as is, and I think it was kinked and didn't flow like it should (overheating was the reason why I went back to the Tbird IC and a 'big' alum radiator from the 89 LX).
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    Mostly done, I think the fan is from the junk yard Taurus, not sure. Have to fab up some brackets for the rad (unless you like the zip ties), and order some more Tbolt Clamps. Not the prettiest engine bay for 160k miles, something else to work on I guess
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    That's actually a simple clean install. Did you fab the intercooler pipe going into the throttle body?

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    My friend actually welded the pipe (only one weld needed). I think Stinger also sells these pipes ready to go.
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    It'll be interesting to see how much lag you get with that plumbing. Hopefully nothing too bad. Thanks for sharing the install.
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    Honestly, I haven't noticed. This is the second time I've had this set up and it feels the same with the Tbird IC. Pipes are 2.5", which you can't go too small with the big 3" NPR openings.
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    Nice install. I have the same intercooler and find it effective. If there is lag then its minimal. I didn't notice any more.
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    SVO'd - What radiator did you end up using? I'm using the AFCO 22" wide rad, and I don't think I got all of the rust clogs out of it from the first time, it gets hot on the interstate currently.
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    I used a radiator from a 1992 Ranger 2.9l. I use a single 15 fan and have no cooling issues.

    Ill post a pic as soon as I figure out how..
    Last edited by SVOd; 07-23-2019 at 10:22 AM.

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