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#2489271 - 03/26/12 09:12 PM Accufab Install on my '05 DBW
BlackVic_P71 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
This is how I installed an aftermarket Mustang 2v plenum on my '05, I am pretty confident it can be improved upon but this is a start.
What you will need to do it this way:
- New plenum(duh)
- hose clamps(4 will be enough)
- 1 1/2 feet of 3/8" vacuum hose or other hose that will hold up(I used fuel line)
- 1 1/2 feet of 1/2" vacuum hose or other hose that will hold up(I used fuel line), I tried heater hose and it just collapsed under vacuum.
- Heat gun(to remove factory connectors from hoses)

If you look at the '05+ stock plenum you'll see it's basically the same as earlier models except that the throttle cable mount isn't tapped and the same for the IAC valve mount, it's also not drilled through.



So I went and picked up an Accufab plenum and looked at it, didn't take long to figure out what I was going to do if it would work.


The connection for the PCV hose is a tube that's the same size as the opening for the IAC valve. The only hard part was getting the PCV connector out of the old plenum, PB plaster allowed it to basically twist out.

I removed the PCV connector from my old plenum and fastened it to the Accufab plenum in the IAC port.

This is the original PCV hose which will not reach the new location on the opposite side of the plenum, you will need those connectors though. I used a heat gun to warm the ends and the connectors were able to be pulled out.

The front side of the Accufab(and other Mustang plenums) has one vacuum connection that I just turned around and used for the vacuum lines going into the EGR valve.


The backside(windshield side) of the plenum has 2 vacuum ports that match up with the ones on the original(brake booster and EVAP purge valve). I had to lengthen the line for the EVAP purge valve so I used 3/8" fuel line and the factory connector for attaching to the valve(a hose clamp holding the hose and the connector together), a hose clamp on the plenum. The clip on the plenum end of the factory hose will be extra since it doesn't clip onto the new plenum.
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The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2489273 - 03/26/12 09:13 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
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Loc: LI, NY
For the PCV vacuum connection, I used 1/2" fuel line and the 2 factory connectors, the connectors are held by hose clamps just to make sure they don't come apart.

Front side installed:

EGR vacuum connections:

Back side:



It was a good compliment to the 75mm BBK TB I put on earlier this year.
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2489341 - 03/26/12 10:19 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
Quickvic30 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 10922
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Nice work! Did you notice a gain?
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#2489378 - 03/26/12 10:55 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
NGreen0807 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 2711
Loc: Rock Hill, NY
As I said before. You did a good job smile
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1999 CVPI. TR3650, tiny turbo, Ect.
2004 LX

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#2489635 - 03/27/12 10:50 AM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: Quickvic30]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
Originally Posted By: Quickvic30
Nice work! Did you notice a gain?

This was done right after the cams so I was still getting used to that.
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2501296 - 04/13/12 03:00 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
Virginiamountainman Offline
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Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 2093
Loc: North Carolina
I haven't been on here for a while, so please excuse my ignorance: How on earth did you manage to install a mechanical throttle body on a dbw engine?
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2004 silver unmarked P71 Lieutenant's car from NCSHP, purchased 060208 with 90,247 easy miles. Geared 3.27. Accufab 70MM throttle body. Accufab plenum, ported and polished. NGK TR55IX plugs. Magnaflow direct fit high flow cat pipes. Magnaflow 12255 mufflers. Steeda underdrives. Goodyear Assurance TripleTred 225/60/16. Drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads. UHaul trans pan with a STINKING drain plug that should have come from the factory.


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#2501313 - 04/13/12 03:33 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: Virginiamountainman]
joehank Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 227
Loc: rhode island
He didn't , just the Plenum. You can see the dbw tb in the pics.


Edited by joehank (04/13/12 03:37 PM)
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#2501373 - 04/13/12 05:52 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
Fatsix Offline
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Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 68
Loc: NJ
Good job. One thing I did differently, not that you did it wrong. Was cut the stock pcv tube up and use the performed bends with some hose in between. This way its not so loopy. My 08 has a 90* fitting on the valve so the hose doesn't come straight up.
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2008 CVPI
C&L Upper, 75mm TB, OBX headers and exhaust, Summit under drive pullies, BH1976 Headlight harness, Cooper RS3-A tires.

95 F350 XL SRW
4:10's, BDP S1, D66, 17*, Locker, Stacks, Banks Cooler, Stancor GPR Under Construction

02 Silver Firehawk T/A #996 1LE
BRE cam, Darts, Ported LS6, Twin Disk, Spohn suspension, Moser 9" w/ 4:30's. custom x pipe, Powerbond UD. 436/409 old dual cutout setup.
90mm Fast and 42lb injectors waiting to go on.

1980 M-80 Malibu
Project 10.5" Tire car. Frame Off.

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#2501465 - 04/13/12 09:10 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
2004_p71 Offline

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Registered: 09/04/03
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Loc: Quebec Canada
good job man
I'm sure now tons of people are going the same route as you for the dbw cars
beer1
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#2508701 - 04/24/12 01:59 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
GAP71 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 938
Loc: NE GA
Great write up!!! I'm debating between the Accufab and C&L. Accufab has done a little better in dyno tests, but the C&L has the advantages of being $100 cheaper and not having any writing on top. Any intake with writing on top will end up backwards on a Panther.

The Accufab sure is shiny and pretty though smile
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2006 P71 SAP - Silver Birch over dark charcoal, 2010 GT Wheels, Jmod, K&N, bumper tuck, some stereo, leather steering wheel, 3.73's, Cobra diff, Moser Girdle, BOC 93 tune, and more to come!

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#2508793 - 04/24/12 03:56 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: GAP71]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
Originally Posted By: GAP71
The Accufab sure is shiny and pretty though smile

It stands out since it's the only shiny thing under my hood too laugh

Any plenum made for the 4.6L 2V Mustang should work but some may need spacers under(I think the C&L is one of them)

I got the Accufab on Corral so it wasn't full price
_________________________
Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2508914 - 04/24/12 06:56 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
BDA1855 Offline
Rookie

Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 55
Loc: Fruit Cove, FL
Originally Posted By: BlackVic_P71
Originally Posted By: GAP71
The Accufab sure is shiny and pretty though smile

It stands out since it's the only shiny thing under my hood too laugh

Any plenum made for the 4.6L 2V Mustang should work but some may need spacers under(I think the C&L is one of them)

I got the Accufab on Corral so it wasn't full price


very cool!

You could always put a 4.6L nitrous spray plate as your "spacer" haha
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2005 P71 Crappy YG paint 168k miles... teksid 12:1 shortblock, MPH 2.5 heads, MHS boost Stg 1 cams, SW LTs, Edge Converter 4.10s, MEDC suspension.

I race as much as I can, this is a new setup. Working on tune with Mo's speed shop. Vortech this winter.

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#2508921 - 04/24/12 07:02 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BDA1855]
GAP71 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 938
Loc: NE GA
Originally Posted By: BDA1855
Originally Posted By: BlackVic_P71
Originally Posted By: GAP71
The Accufab sure is shiny and pretty though smile

It stands out since it's the only shiny thing under my hood too laugh

Any plenum made for the 4.6L 2V Mustang should work but some may need spacers under(I think the C&L is one of them)

I got the Accufab on Corral so it wasn't full price


very cool!

You could always put a 4.6L nitrous spray plate as your "spacer" haha


Like the plate that comes in kit 20946-10 from Nitrous Express? *Big stupid grin* I have no idea what you are talking about.

Unfortunately, that is yet another item that falls into my long list of parts to "gather." Parts were easier to buy before wife, kid, house, etc.
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2006 P71 SAP - Silver Birch over dark charcoal, 2010 GT Wheels, Jmod, K&N, bumper tuck, some stereo, leather steering wheel, 3.73's, Cobra diff, Moser Girdle, BOC 93 tune, and more to come!

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#2510456 - 04/26/12 02:36 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: GAP71]
BDA1855 Offline
Rookie

Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 55
Loc: Fruit Cove, FL
Originally Posted By: GAP71
Parts were easier to buy before wife, kid, house, etc.


LOL Times eleventy billion!!

Truer words have NEVER been spoken EVER!!!!
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2005 P71 Crappy YG paint 168k miles... teksid 12:1 shortblock, MPH 2.5 heads, MHS boost Stg 1 cams, SW LTs, Edge Converter 4.10s, MEDC suspension.

I race as much as I can, this is a new setup. Working on tune with Mo's speed shop. Vortech this winter.

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#2511174 - 04/27/12 12:00 PM Re: Accufab Install on my '05 DBW [Re: BlackVic_P71]
Fatsix Offline
Rookie

Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 68
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: BlackVic_P71
Originally Posted By: GAP71
The Accufab sure is shiny and pretty though smile

It stands out since it's the only shiny thing under my hood too laugh

Any plenum made for the 4.6L 2V Mustang should work but some may need spacers under(I think the C&L is one of them)

I got the Accufab on Corral so it wasn't full price


I have the C&L, you need to trim the crash bracket. The EGR bolts right up.
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2008 CVPI
C&L Upper, 75mm TB, OBX headers and exhaust, Summit under drive pullies, BH1976 Headlight harness, Cooper RS3-A tires.

95 F350 XL SRW
4:10's, BDP S1, D66, 17*, Locker, Stacks, Banks Cooler, Stancor GPR Under Construction

02 Silver Firehawk T/A #996 1LE
BRE cam, Darts, Ported LS6, Twin Disk, Spohn suspension, Moser 9" w/ 4:30's. custom x pipe, Powerbond UD. 436/409 old dual cutout setup.
90mm Fast and 42lb injectors waiting to go on.

1980 M-80 Malibu
Project 10.5" Tire car. Frame Off.

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