Author Topic: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!  (Read 14148 times)

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so, i got the 351 in, all bolted to the tranny ready to go, but i can not get it to roll over at the key. i have noticed a like 10 gauge wire going from the starter solenoid into the car, my dash is out right now so i can see it clear as day.....but i dont know if its something that needs to be hooked up or not.....anyone with some experience with the early 80s mustangs and capris? ive had this car for 2 years and have never had it running, help me. :'(

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 07:10:53 PM »
ive never had a fox that early so i dont know what wire youre talking about

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 03:51:17 PM »
would the neutral safety switch have anything to do with it not starting? and no power getting to the coil? thats rthe only thing i can think of that would be giving me this much hell. and i think all the wiring stayed the same up until like 85, when they changed the cars over to efi.

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 07:35:56 PM »
the neutral starting switch will keep the engine from turning over..... 

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 09:14:08 PM »
ok, now my t5 is out of an 88, and the plug for the neutral safety switch is different on the car. what do i do about that? would that switch have anything to do with my coil not getting power? is that in the same circuit?

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 10:28:23 PM »
on the fox bodies there is a plug that goes on the clutch pedal if you unplug that you can jump it(the auto cars had a little plug in that jumped it) and by pass the neutral safety switch...

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 09:01:55 PM »
the car was an automatic car originally. does that help? ive tried to jump it from under neath the car, and i heard some noise coming from near the solenoid, but when i tried to turn the key over, i still got nothing....its driving me nuts man.

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 05:35:08 PM »
i got it running!!!! i had to make a jumper wire for the neutral switch, and i had the wire harness from a truck....ffound a mustang in a junk yard, plucked the wire harness, and a few other parts (didnt know the headlight bezels are different between mustangs and capris) and it fired right up. now i think im having a problem with my ignition switch....my car wont fire until my key turns back....thanks for the help tho guys.

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 02:41:33 PM »
there was a recall on the ignition switches back in the day...i dunno if its still a valid recall(meaning ford will pay for parts) but an ignition switch is pretty cheap

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 09:03:03 PM »
yeah, i got a complete steering column out of my 88, that still has the ign. switch on it, so i think im good.

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 09:03:49 PM »
is that ur 65 in the pic?

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Re: 81 CAPRI, 351, T5, 8.8 POSI...WANT TO HEAR RUN....HELLLPPPP!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 02:09:31 PM »
no i have a 65 fastback though

 

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