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Old 01-31-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Needing help with installing a windstar intake swap

I have a 1999 V6 mustang and have seen a lot of forums on how people have installed windstar intakes on their mustangs, and I found a kit but the company VAP no longer sells the complete kit... I'm either trying to find someone who knows or is selling a kit or a full list of items/ parts required and directions needed to install the kit, any help would be much appreciated Thank You
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Follow slonisons serafina build the heavy pic one... Guides you straight through like a knife through butter
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Thanks man, he has good instructions, did you do the swap to yours?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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I haven't yet once it gets warmer I am gonna get jt done probably sometime in march or April... Right now I'm prepping the manifold and cleaning it... I'm gonna have everything ready to go for the day I do the swap
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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Alright, well can I ask where you got yours cause i looked online and I don't see any..
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Can anyone give the parts/items ( like gaskets, hoses etc...) that'll ill need for the swap, I'm going to keep egr and do the vap relocation of IAC, but I would like a good parts list cause I'm gettin confused from reading to many people opinions, all the help would be much appreciated
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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Well I got my windstar from eBay for 50 essentially you're gonna need:
Windstar intake
Bolts
Gaskets
Various hoses
Gt tb
Iac
Iac bracket
Coil bracket
A brass elbow 5/8 I think

A couple other things I forgot
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #8
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You can also swap TB guts into the windstar TB if you wanna save some cash
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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Yep be delicate tho :p
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:03 AM   #11
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The internals are delicate you can't just throw the ***** around
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #12
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Not as delicate as you think
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:06 AM   #13
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you mean the solid metal butterfly plate or the metal tb shaft it bolts to? lol

the only thing you have to worry about is stripping the screws
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:08 AM   #14
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I didn't go that route so idk... I was just passing along what I saw in other threads but thanks now I know
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Well I heard you can shave the bump off the v6 throttle body or am I better off just getting a gt throttle body?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #16
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It's hard to shave through metal but yes it is possible I paid 20 for my tb I'm sure you can find them cheaper at a junk yard
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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Here's a list of parts I came up with that I think will be needed to compete it:
•Windstar intake w/ it's 12 bolts and retainers
•some T's for hoses
•Hoses in sizes 1/4" and 3/8"
•Assorted gaskets
• IAC relocations bracket( made or bought from VAP)
•Coil pack relocation bracket( made or from VAP)
•Windstar EGR low profile mount w/ bolts
•Throttle cable mounts( made )
•18 gauge wire for extending TPS, MAF and IAC plugs
•Replace internals of windstar TB with mustang V6 TB or get a GT TB
•Assorted CAI tubes or VAP CAI tube
•Hoses for PCV inlet an outlet
•Tools to slightly bend fuel and coolant rails
•IAC bracket( made )
•EGR electronics bracket
Am I missing anything else??
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Did someone mention my name???
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #19
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Yeahh, he referenced me to your windstar swap, really good btw, but I'm taking people ideas and stuff and refining my own
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #20
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If anyone will read that parts list and will tell me if i left out anything please inform me, thank you
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #21
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Seems right except you have to cut the coolant down or the windstar won't fit no matter how much you bend it
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looks good to me... my want to have some JBweld and RTV on hand just in case.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #23
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Well I'm going to be doing this in an automotive shop of my friends so ill have all the tools, grinders and metal ill need, now I'm just drawing up some brackets and everything
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anyone considered swapping the coolant line for i dunno...a prebent rubber coolant hose ? seems to be a super easy swap idea
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Well bending it slightly against the radiator hose to where it touching it barely and cutting no more than 1/2" off the top is what is done mostly with these swaps
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Like slo said a pre bent rubber one has been used in some builds
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #27
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VAP auto instructions have good pictures on how to bend the fuel and coolant lines and how to cut the top off
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Here's a list of parts I came up with that I think will be needed to compete it:

•Windstar intake w/ it's 12 bolts and retainers

•some T's for hoses

•Hoses in sizes 1/4" and 3/8"

•Assorted gaskets

• IAC relocations bracket( made or bought from VAP)

•Coil pack relocation bracket( made or from VAP)

•Windstar EGR low profile mount w/ bolts

•Throttle cable mounts( made )

•18 gauge wire for extending TPS, MAF and IAC plugs

•Replace internals of windstar TB with mustang V6 TB or get a GT TB

•Assorted CAI tubes or VAP CAI tube •Hoses for PCV inlet an outlet

•Tools to slightly bend fuel and coolant rails •IAC bracket( made )

•EGR electronics bracket
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Modifications you may have to do:

•Bend fuel rail and coolant rail( VAP auto instructions have good pictures of this process)

• Cut off 1/2" off coolant over flow

•Replace windstar TB internals with mustang v6 TB internal( optional ), Shave down the hump on mustang v6 TB for clearance ( optional ) or Use a GT TB

•Shave to top hump off windstar intake and plug for clearance

• Make brackets for: Coil Pack, IAC, and EGR electronics

If I left anything out just reply to the post.. But that is what I have found from research and talking in forums hopefully this helps you
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #29
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figured no need to two threads on the same subject lol
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does anyone know how to get ahold of steven at vap auto i need to buy some parts but he hasent emailed me back???
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does anyone know how to get ahold of steven at vap auto i need to buy some parts but he hasent emailed me back???
He is pretty much out of business at this point
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is there anyone selling kits for these things or is it fend for your self
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is there anyone selling kits for these things or is it fend for your self
Pretty much try to recreate a kit yourself
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