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post #961 of 991 Old January 22nd, 2016, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Had a nice big box show up today. It'll be awhile before its installed but damn it looks nice.

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Its the 1967 Shelby style nose from MTF.

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post #962 of 991 Old January 24th, 2016, 08:23 PM
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That's awesome, it's going to look great.

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You'll love the MTF nose.

And mind those plug wires, you saw what a shorted wire did to my car :/

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You'll love the MTF nose.

And mind those plug wires, you saw what a shorted wire did to my car :/
Thanks! I already addressed the wires.

I am contemplating doing the full MTF subframe, but that on top of the cost of a coyote......sweet jeebus it adds up quick.

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Thanks! I already addressed the wires.

I am contemplating doing the full MTF subframe, but that on top of the cost of a coyote......sweet jeebus it adds up quick.
Well don't even contemplate the Coyote without the MTF subframe.

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Yeah. I def wouldn't do a coyote swap without alot fo MTF parts. I just don't see that swap happening. I am still slowly building a 351w to hopefully put in the car. The next mod is going to be some sort of EFI conversion from FItech.

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I'm really liking the Meanstreet 800 HP kit and their fuel command center. I don't see myself ever having more then that and its high enough that it'll support a built 408w down the road.

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A couple packages showed up at the door. I cant wait to start this install.

2016-02-29_07-29-21 by Brett, on Flickr

I plan to make a separate install thread in the classics forum so people can find this information easier. I will post plenty of pictures.

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Awesome! I've been looking at that for my truck so I'll be keeping an eye out to see how it goes for you.
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For those wondering, here is a link to my FiTech EFI install:

https://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...l#post11409890

The EFI is the main project currently. I also nabbed a new relay upgrade headlight harness. I'll post that install here after the EFI is done.

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Can't wait to see how the install turns out. Should make it a whole different animal.

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Ran into a few snags while doing the EFI install. I decided to replace the distributor with a nice unit. I nabbed an MSD Billet distributor:

MSD Pro-Billet Street Distributors 84791 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

It looks great and went it without too many issues. However, it is quite a bit larger then the OEM distributors. Here's a few shots showing the clearance I have with a standard air cleaner size.

20160324_205125 by Brett, on Flickr

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I was also having an issue with the cleaner base hitting the fuel line, so I got a nice 1/2" billet spacer.

20160324_205101 by Brett, on Flickr

For those that haven't seen the other thread, here's a shot of the engine bay (minus the shiny new distributor)

20160311_145537 by Brett, on Flickr

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Ran into a few snags while doing the EFI install. I decided to replace the distributor with a nice unit. I nabbed an MSD Billet distributor:

MSD Pro-Billet Street Distributors 84791 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

It looks great and went it without too many issues. However, it is quite a bit larger then the OEM distributors. Here's a few shots showing the clearance I have with a standard air cleaner size.

20160324_205125 by Brett, on Flickr

20160321_182903 by Brett, on Flickr


I was also having an issue with the cleaner base hitting the fuel line, so I got a nice 1/2" billet spacer.

20160324_205101 by Brett, on Flickr

For those that haven't seen the other thread, here's a shot of the engine bay (minus the shiny new distributor)

20160311_145537 by Brett, on Flickr
I had rubbing issues with a plug wire on my MSD distributor and the Edelbrock air cleaner. One of the reason I switched to a slightly smaller air cleaner.
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I had rubbing issues with a plug wire on my MSD distributor and the Edelbrock air cleaner. One of the reason I switched to a slightly smaller air cleaner.
Yeah I'm going to get a smaller air cleaner soon. I'm just worried about airflow, kind of silly I guess.


I noticed while chasing down a popping in the exhaust that I was missing a header bolt and a number of others were loose. I picked up some Ford Racing Stage 8 locking bolts. They look nice, however, I will need to trim the lock washer before any of them will fit with my headers. Another awesome plus is they have an allen key on the top, makes tightening them a breeze.

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I took the car out today for it maiden voyage with the EFI. Just went around the complex here and then took it out around the block. The exhaust made some pops here and there. I think it got a bit better as I drive, so maybe the EFI learning is part to blame. The car had a slight hesitation when I was just puttering around the lot. This may also be due to the linkage not being as smooth as a cable set-up (future project lol)

When I got the car out on the access road and punched the throttle, I was amazed. The car took off like a rocket with no hesitation, I couldn't believe how smooth the rpms climbed. With the Edelbrock carb it always had a bit of a bog as the secondaries opened then it went. I still need to keep an eye on it and take it for a few longer drives but right now I'd say the conversion was worth every bit of head ache I ran into.

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I took the car out today for it maiden voyage with the EFI. Just went around the complex here and then took it out around the block. The exhaust made some pops here and there. I think it got a bit better as I drive, so maybe the EFI learning is part to blame. The car had a slight hesitation when I was just puttering around the lot. This may also be due to the linkage not being as smooth as a cable set-up (future project lol)

When I got the car out on the access road and punched the throttle, I was amazed. The car took off like a rocket with no hesitation, I couldn't believe how smooth the rpms climbed. With the Edelbrock carb it always had a bit of a bog as the secondaries opened then it went. I still need to keep an eye on it and take it for a few longer drives but right now I'd say the conversion was worth every bit of head ache I ran into.
How has the fuel injection gone so far since it's been a few months. Hows the computer learned your driving well enough at this point to tell a difference?
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How has the fuel injection gone so far since it's been a few months. Hows the computer learned your driving well enough at this point to tell a difference?
The car runs very well, super smooth. There's only a couple of things that I still have to work with and what I've read its most likely due to the dual plane intake manifold I have. TBI based systems can work with them, but not super well, something about the air/fuel mixture never being quite right at certain times.

I haven't had alot of time to work on it lately, been out of town the last few weeks. But I have been daily driving it to work since the EFI install.

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I found this beautiful 68 coupe in Arizona and had it shipped out here to WV where I'm currently stationed.
I just happened to see this, are/were you stationed at camp dawson?

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I just happened to see this, are/were you stationed at camp dawson?
I was down in Bluefield. Wonderful town down on the border of Virginia.

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Gotcha, didn't know there was a base in Bluefield!

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When is the MTF front end going on?

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