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Old October 15th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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MAF Conversion VSS Questions


Not sure if you guys are versed on the MAF conversion, but here is a write up.
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The 87 harness color is not the same apparently as the 88 as in his write up. I got the whole thing done except for the VSS signals. Do you guys know what colors I need to tap into for that? Everything I have read is DG/W and O/Y wires, but this car nor the other 87 I have does not have these wires. I have two options on the VSS so If worst comes to worst, I will figure it out by trial and error, but I would rather not.

Here is my harness options.

Under the car.


ON the kick panel



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Did the car have cruise control?
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Old October 15th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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The steering wheel has cruise buttons on it.
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That's odd, when i converted mine they were right their in the open. Is that the correct connection, because their are a few in the kick panel? It might be something with cruise control as nxcoupe alluded too.
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It looks like the color code you named is correct... well i should say it matches the info in this thread

In this thread, the guy had an 83 mustang but he swaped all the wiring from an 87 donor car from front to back.
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Now I just wonder if I am color blind or dumb or this car is weird...

Here is how I bought it...


How it looked a few weeks ago...



And how it is today.




I have a total of 700 bucks into it as of now, and I have a fresh rebuilt 5.0 for it and a t5 that I need to rebuild included in that cost!
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Looks good.
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Nice! I can appreciate the budget build, I have about $1600 in mine but had to piece the motor together and rebuild myself. Make sure you have the right connector. It runs from the Trans tunnel up to the dash and either behind the radio or left kick panel. Mine was behind the radio but it's a 86.
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That connector with the loop in it is for the reverse lights. Vss will be a separate hrness down there. If it didnt have cruise, it wont have a vss
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That connector with the loop in it is for the reverse lights. Vss will be a separate hrness down there. If it didnt have cruise, it wont have a vss
Well I will have to add it possibly. The car is on the rocks by my grandmas house and its too hard for my fat ass to get under it to look. But If I don't have one I think I can go ahead and add one to have that cruise work now.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Everything I have done is working...


Now to just finish the t5 rebuild, and stick the engine in the car.

I have a stereo to put in it, a new set of head lamps and tail lights are the first to be purchased after I get it running.

Got licence plates and the title for it in my name yesterday.
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Get some 83-86 tail lights, that would be sweet.... or i guess the 87-93 lx tail lights. Those would be my only two choices
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its getting 83-86 tail lights
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its getting 83-86 tail lights
Vary good choice
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They are cheaper lol
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There all all cheap used and there all the same price new. With in 10-20 bucks
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