It's the weekend, what did everyone find in the Junkyards?

Discussion in 'Junkyard Watch' started by schwinnman67, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Is there a wire loom that will plug directly to a power source? When you pull the console can you pull down the Explorer headliner and snap a pic? I'd like to see how it's wired.

    John
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    I drove out to a Pick-A-Part yard about a hundred miles away last weekend to get some parts from a 1988 red GT. Unfortunately when I got there it turned out the only GT part of it was the stickers someone had put on the fenders.

    Kind of disappointing, but not really surprising.

    But I did get some parts for an off topic car at the next door junkyard so the trip was still useful.
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    There is a wire loom that feeds the unit. There is a plug at the mount but I don't know if there is another one under the dash, or if the wires seperate and go their own way. I know that there is one wire for each: b+, acc on, door ajar, radio dimmer, and ground. Also two temp sensor wires. I don't remember what else there is, if anything for wires.

    B+, door, and ground can come from the dome lamp. Key, and dimmer can go to the back of the radio or the the fuse block and dimmer knob. It's a matter of preference. The temp wires will go all the way to the front bumper to wherever the sensor gets mounted. I haven't been back out to the yard yet. Plan on going this weekend if it's not pouring rain. Seems like Cali is getting all of our rain though, so I might be ok

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    Keep me posted my Brother! Remember......lots of pictures!!! Hahaha!

    John
  5. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Thanks for the update on the pics. How does the bracket attach to the roof? Does it attach to the headliner board or is there a roof substructure rib that it attaches to? My guess is it attaches to a mount point where the windshield meets the roof and a rib a few inches back that could complete the bracket mount? It's been awhile since I've seen the substructure underneath the headliner.

    John
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    Yes there is a rib at the windshield on the escort. There is one on the explorer that the bracket attaches to but on the 'scort, the bracket sits father back. I'm thinking about just sandwiching the bracket and the ohc together. I'm thinking this because the truck has a soft fiberglass batt headliner where the car has a rigid fibreboard headliner. The fibreboard should be rigid enough to hold it in place and the sunvisor brackets will keep the headliner in place.

    This is all theory so far.

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  7. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Lots of pictures my Brother! Hahaha!

    I like where this is going. Questions on the Homelink. Are there any external signs that one can use to differentiate the consoles that have Homelink versus the ones that don't? How common was it for an Explorer to have Homelink?

    There are a lot of Explorers in my area so I want a good way to be able to skim through them all and be able to locate the Homelink consoles.

    ***EDIT*** Just found out I want to be looking for Limited and Eddie Bauers.

    John
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  8. ZX2.0

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    Made 2 trips to same yard in 2 days. First day, I grabbed a 130k mile ZX2 MTX to use for trial fitting of some shift forks I got awhile back. Not totally sure they will work in the ZX2 era G5M. Second day grabbed a charcoal dash shell from a very well maintained ZX2 to replace my cracked and hole riddled dash. Also got a good set of door window weatherstrip trim pieces without breaking the clips. A dome/map light for another member on here. And also ran into a young man, and FEOA member, who was collecting parts for a ZX2 MTX swap into his SPI powered car. Said he'd been having a hard time finding ZX2s w/ MTXs.

    I pointed him in the direction of what appeared to be an '03 ZX2 transmission. I'm assuming someone pulled it and then tried to take it apart. The rear cover was off and missing. All of the bolts were out and missing. The (small) 5th gear retaining nut and gear was missing. The (large) 5th gear retaining nut was still there but badly beaten up along with the synchro cone behind the nut and the synchro drum assembly. The case was pulled apart about 3/4" and dusty dirt had gotten in there. Obviously someone was trying to get into it, but didnt have the right tools to get the retaining nut off, so had to stop.

    I was going to take it apart and see if it was really an '03 and then take it home, but having just brought home a transmission, I figured this guy needs it more than me. Before I left, I did manage to get the nut off and pull the case apart to look inside. It did indeed have the 03 style fork. Gears looked good despite the dustiness.

    If the fella I'm talking about happens to read this, PM me or give me a call/text

    1 running Ford out of 5 isn't bad, right?
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  9. novanutcase

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    Shoulda pulled the gears! LOL!

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