Gotta love eBay....

Gotta love eBay....

Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

March 29th, 2012, 9:07 am #1

I have a project in the works, for which I needed a throttle body, and I decided that one off a 5-liter Mustang would work admirably. Nice and common, sized right for the application, and I can get perfectly serviceable used ones for reasonably cheap.

I check eBay, I find a likely example and I buy it. Nothing simpler.

I did note in the photos a strong suggestion of spray paint (note the throttle position sensor wires and sheath) but it didn't look like it'd been done to conceal anything, and was more likely somebody had been sprucing up his engine with a bit of rattlecan.

But, it was a used unit, and I expected to have to do a little detail work in order to use it.

However... What view of the TB don't they show?

Yep.



That's the exact TB shown in the eBay auction. Rusted solid.

This particular item has exactly one moving part, which, as it happens, doesn't move. Kind of a strange definition of being in "OK shape".

Yes, I sent it back. Anyone have one laying around they want to get rid of?

Doc.
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Hans
Hans

March 29th, 2012, 2:02 pm #2

I'd have to check the condition of course, came off a late 4.6 V8

-Hans
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March 29th, 2012, 7:27 pm #3

... In this application, I wanted a fairly common TB, one that was also supported by the aftermarket, and available in multiple sizes. (Stock is 65mm, I think this year/model can be had up to 90 or 95mm.)

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tmk
tmk

March 30th, 2012, 3:58 am #4

...You looking at one for the Exploder, or something else?
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Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

March 30th, 2012, 4:15 am #5

Explorers are usually 4.0 liter. I need flow for a 5.0 liter, plus room to expand for increased flow, if and when necessary.

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tmk
tmk

March 30th, 2012, 5:05 am #6

didn't know if yours had the V6 or the V8.

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BnS
BnS

March 30th, 2012, 7:17 pm #7

I have a project in the works, for which I needed a throttle body, and I decided that one off a 5-liter Mustang would work admirably. Nice and common, sized right for the application, and I can get perfectly serviceable used ones for reasonably cheap.

I check eBay, I find a likely example and I buy it. Nothing simpler.

I did note in the photos a strong suggestion of spray paint (note the throttle position sensor wires and sheath) but it didn't look like it'd been done to conceal anything, and was more likely somebody had been sprucing up his engine with a bit of rattlecan.

But, it was a used unit, and I expected to have to do a little detail work in order to use it.

However... What view of the TB don't they show?

Yep.



That's the exact TB shown in the eBay auction. Rusted solid.

This particular item has exactly one moving part, which, as it happens, doesn't move. Kind of a strange definition of being in "OK shape".

Yes, I sent it back. Anyone have one laying around they want to get rid of?

Doc.
I have a box full of early nineties 5.0 full injection crap.

Need the upper, lower, and fuel rails too?

If you don't find one drop me a line and we'll see how much gas it takes to ship to AK from NJ
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