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post #421 of 436 Old May 7th, 2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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well guys its finally time for a real update, here are some pics from the last few weeks

got the retro rings in the cluster



e brake broke again, time to rip it out to weld




tear down has begun, wonder where the vac leak was ? lol







new valve covers mocked up



ps pump off to clean





timimg cover off to clean and paint



found one of these things







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cleaning up the lower rad support



how the motor sits now



bumper support shimmed to fit intercooler



old longtubes

sold to a fellow member

new water pump



tma headers



custom rad cover



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and thats been the last couple weeks, moving along slowly, hoping for start up in early june.


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post #422 of 436 Old May 7th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Nice progress, I am pretty jealous of those valve covers lol. I do want a set, so expensive though!
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Nice progress, I am pretty jealous of those valve covers lol. I do want a set, so expensive though!
there is a set for sale on here for $150, i found mine used for $100 a couple years ago. Finally putting them on lol.


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Well almost three years to the day this thing is up and running. Ignore the air filter lol. That was temporary. More updates to come.




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Nice work, looks good! Post some videos!

What ever happened to the turbo stuff I send you?
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Nice work, looks good! Post some videos!

What ever happened to the turbo stuff I send you?
Videos will come, and I ended up selling it to a local guy, still have the oil pan and all the accesories though.


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not an update just some pics from along the way continuing from the last post with pics.

bumper support taken off



intercooler roughly mocked up



support shimmed out to allow intercooler to go between it without any cutting



timing cover was throughly cleaned and painted wrinkle black with high temp clear







engine block also cleaned and prepped for same paint




spare water pump and timing cover used to help mask







tapping pan





pass header in



drivers header on



the ac bracket and power steering bracket were also cleaned and painted to match timing cover







intercooler brackets welded to bumper and foam support trimmed the same thickness as the spacers, then fastened with large zip ties









bumper test fit



the stock coolant crossover was very close to hitting the throttle body with the windstar intake manifold, cut it down to tap a new fitting on but ended up cutting too much, welded a little back on and drilled/tapped for a brass bleeder valve.



piping



not sure why it is stepped the original TMA kit must have used a 2.5" intercooler

working on maf location



flange welded on





e brake hopefully fixed once and for all



little more progress



working on modifiying the crossover to fit, this was a major roadblock. I was not expecting to need to do this.











electronic boost gauge T and trunk battery wire



vented can mounted





new overflow



Next major problem is the virtually no clearance for a fan between the turbo and rad, this was a result of the crossover not fitting and me not having hotside fab experience and this was a little bit of an oversight





downpipe mocked up, but thats as far as she went, wouldnt fit the next piece of pipe so that was the end of that for now

I was so mad at this point I said fuck it and dropped everything for over a month and drove to the American Muscle show in PA for a much needed vacation.

got home and it sat for another couple weeks and then I got it together just enough to get it to my buddies shop so he could make the crossover fit better and finish the downpipe



I had the downpipe kind of hacked up dumped in front of the wheel as a temporary thing which led to ripping the powersteering line twice

test drive to work



and as soon as i got home after fixing in the parking lot at work



finally back from the shop in November





ignore the temp filter











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here is the final result of the spacing, Im not sure if this slim fan will be enough to cool it in the summer but time will tell







she is now parked for winter with some light mods coming in the spring with the main and really only goal of getting this thing to the 14 AM show and MM cruise

HKS boost conroller and wot box to be installed





04 cobra fuel tank should ensure no fuel issues for now




Will be adding methanol injection to all that, a water temp gauge and maybe two smaller higher flowing rad fans, get it on the dyno, some window tint and that should be it for this car.


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do you think it is easier to run the downpipe out the drivers or passengers side ?


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do you think it is easier to run the downpipe out the drivers or passengers side ?
drivers side IMO, there are fuel lines and AC lines on the passenger side, not to mention the AC expansion port, and Im sure Andy would have built his kits that way if it were easier.


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drivers side IMO, there are fuel lines and AC lines on the passenger side, not to mention the AC expansion port, and Im sure Andy would have built his kits that way if it were easier.
Gotcha. I am trying to decide if I want to re route this kit.


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picked up a stock motor to slowly build up



mostly torn down



also got my gauge mount in

Ill have to cut out a hole for the EVC to make it sit flush with the gauge on the left which is going to be an aeroforce interseptor



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time to bump this up

Will start posting some real updates

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351w
full 1995 GT wire harness swap - car will become a 1995 GT in a 2000 shell
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CG fab hotside
tko600 or t56

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Where did you get that rad cover?
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Where did you get that rad cover?
I bought it from here a few years ago, he custom makes them. I do not see it on the website anymore though.

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Picked up a 351 roller block. Brand new trickflow track heat upper and lower. Getting a set of freshly rebuild e7 heads for free this weekend. Will probably just sell them and put the money into the build.


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