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ID:	3001Here is what I did to my f-body today.First I made a template, then did a lot of measuring, then checked all the measurements a few times, then laid out the template and checked measurements a couple of more times. Then I started drilling holes and recheckClick image for larger version. 

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    Then after getting all 16 mounting holes drilled I made some alterations to my template and drilled some BIG holes.Click image for larger version. 

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    LOL, sounds like me doing my scoop. Measure 48 times and then a couple more just to be sure, and drill once.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
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    After getting the hood scoops mounted there was more measuring ,more checking, and more drilling.Click image for larger version. 

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    The fun part was when I realized that out of the 16 mounting holes for the scoops I was going to have to holesaw the inner hood bracing on 14 of them because the studs were too short and the fact that using a 6" holesaw on a hood is an iffy proposition at best. It`s also pretty brutal on the old wrists.

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    Today I got a balancer, used my lettering punches to mark it up to 60 deg BTDC and painted the markings silver so I can see them. Now that it is installed I can wait for the temps to go below 100 tomorrow and get my timing dialed in with a solid normal timing light instead of my trashy HF dial back that died.

    Just for kicks, when I got done installing, I put the light on it without disconnecting the vacuum advance and got 15 deg. Not sure what to make of that, but I was tired of being greasy and didn't feel like taking the time to remove the air cleaner and cap off the nipple.

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    That runs off ported vacuum so there shouldn't be any advance at idle anyways (even with the hose connected).
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Got everything set. 35 mech at 2800 rpm. 50 deg at 2600 rpm with vacuum advance pumped to 15 inches. That's about 13 base.

    Runs solid that way. It might be a little stronger at low rpm and low throttle. Doesn't really seem any faster wide open. Back to getting quite hot on sustained mountain grades. The previous tune with 8 or 9 base didn't get hot going up slow mountains, but it also felt like I had to mash the pedal to get anything to happen. We will see if the MPG goes up at all. And I have a method (other than defroster full hot) to calm the heat when needed. Just have to build it.

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    Pulled the carpeting from Silver Bullet. These are the most solid floors I've ever seen in a F-body. A little flash rust in the front where your feet would rest. Sanded that right off and removed debris from the floor, then painted the area. Applied sound deadening material and routed all new stereo cabling. I came to realize I don't bend as easily as I once did.

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