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1966 Coupe with 90s 5.0, T5, 8.8" LSD

Hey guys,

I'm a Mechanical Engineering major at Chico State. I picked up my car almost 5 years ago now, at a time when I was in a much different place. I didn't know how to turn a ratchet wrench when I got the thing, and it has been a huge learning process. This car has been through a lot with me, motivated me to get into photography as well as to go back to school to pursue a career somewhere in motorsport. I'd like to track the car soon, but need to join a club or find some friends to go with to make it affordable.

Some project shots and descriptions can be seen here: project-66.tumblr.com

I'm going to start designing and building some parts so I'll be posting some of my upcoming projects on the forums here. I plan to include more in depth descriptions and more photos than I have at the above site.

The pictures are just phone pics at first, but here's a little summary of what I've done so far:

Purchased a San Jose, CA built rolling chassis with non-matching 289 and C4 which I sold/traded. I kept it pretty stripped down, and it should weigh in around 2,300 pounds all said and done.



Dropped a 94 5.0 and T-5 into the car. Stripped off the smog/egr/EFI stuff and threw a carb on it. I also replaced the T-5 after not too long with a rebuilt unit from a 93 or earlier as it was a much better fit.




Swapped to disc brake up front and redid all the lines on the car.



Replaced the suspension front and rear, lowering the car ~1.5. Lowered the upper control arms as well.




Built a booth in my parent's garage and my friend sprayed with with some single stage Dupont Imron.





Swapped the rear end with a 8.8" 3.73 LSD from a 96 Exploder.




Got some wheels and learned how to use my camera:






Bought another 5.0 to build on a stand to go back to EFI with a lot more power this time around. GT40 upper and lower, GT40 heads, 1.7 rockers, 289 long tube headers. It's a sorta strange combo but I did it for under a grand. I'm currently wrapping up the bolt-ons for the motor, and plan on putting it in this summer. Taking 21 units this semester is killing me.

1966 San Jose Built Coupe - 5.0 HO - EFI SWAP UNDERWAY - T-5 5 Speed - 8.8" 3.73 LSD Rear - Disc Brakes all around

see: project-66.tumblr.com & TYRphoto.tumblr.com

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I got the 1.7 rockers on and this bolt drilled out of the head. The front bolt on the other side sheared off as well. One of the E7 heads on my first motor had this problem too, so it's nothing new...



1966 San Jose Built Coupe - 5.0 HO - EFI SWAP UNDERWAY - T-5 5 Speed - 8.8" 3.73 LSD Rear - Disc Brakes all around

see: project-66.tumblr.com & TYRphoto.tumblr.com
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Really nice car man!

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Really nice car man!
Thanks!

It has been a lot of work, and a lot of people like to complain about what I've done.

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see: project-66.tumblr.com & TYRphoto.tumblr.com
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Been a long time since I posted. I got an internship at a fab shop in town and the semester started up as well, so I haven't spent the time I'd like on the car.

But I finally got the old motor ('94 5.0 with a holley 4 barrel) out.






"New" '91 5.0 was made ready for the T5
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'66 oil pan and pickup




Got the motor together, ended up going with the 94 accessories, which also meant timing cover. It was a lot more work than I hoped, but all of the pumps were new (ish) and it seems like a better setup. The weight of everything is farther back by an inch or two and this setup gives me a little more room up front. I think the old 5.0 will sell more easily with the 93 and older setup too.







Finally ready for the T5




In the future the T5 is definitely going on on the stand, before the accessories....


At this point school started and I stopped work for about a month.


But I finally got it in the other night.


Now to dive back into the harness I completely took apart...

1966 San Jose Built Coupe - 5.0 HO - EFI SWAP UNDERWAY - T-5 5 Speed - 8.8" 3.73 LSD Rear - Disc Brakes all around

see: project-66.tumblr.com & TYRphoto.tumblr.com
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Nice ride.

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Cool car. Keep it up!
Thanks guys! I Finally got back out there today.

I cleaned the garage, which was much needed. It's definitely a better place to be now.


It's not perfect but at least there's a lot less clutter around, and I'm thankful to have a garage to be working in.



I brought my extra monitor out and so I could continue my Initial D binge.


I also cleaned the bay up a bit, as it was filthy from a variety of leaking fluids coming from the old setup.


I stripped down the bay as well, pulling back more wires and getting rid of the 7psi pump and old coil.


I got the 24# injectors onto the Bronco fuel rail. I was going to stick with the 19 pounders but a friend gave me these from some Ford truck and I figured why not. Hopefully they all work.


Next up is the harness and fuel lines...this thing is finally ready for fuel injection.


Can't wait to get it back on the road.

1966 San Jose Built Coupe - 5.0 HO - EFI SWAP UNDERWAY - T-5 5 Speed - 8.8" 3.73 LSD Rear - Disc Brakes all around

see: project-66.tumblr.com & TYRphoto.tumblr.com
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Good progress, man. Love the classics.

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Don't know how I missed this.

Looks great man.
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Great progress the car is really moving along.

1968 Coupe- Sold
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Nice progress. Looks really good.
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