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  1. #31
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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    I see...the heads are fine, its the intake manifold that is either designed funky or has been milled.

    I think I'd do like you said Derek - work a little dimple into the head...might have to trim the gasket a hair.
    yeah thats pretty much what i did. now to slap a little paint on it and buy some more parts.



    I should be able to get the car inspected soon. Once that is out of the way I will pull the motor. If anyone is interested in my current motor, please message me.
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    Will you be using this intake with the turbo too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    Will you be using this intake with the turbo too?
    That's the plan. I've seen good results from others online with it.
    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
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    This is awesome Derek following!!

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    I got a few more pieces in since the last update. I painted the block and heads so they look a little more presentable. A mustang fuel rail with some AN efi adapters came in last week. The valve covers I had were really rusty, so i picked up some cheapo valve covers from summit... well worth the $25 compared to trying to clean up the others. I scored some used 60lb injectors today. That should support close to 600whp which should hold me until I really build the motor. It looks like I will probably need to come up with a different adapter for the ECT sensor, seems a little tall, lol.

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    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
    2016 V6 M90 Dyno Champ 2016 Mod 1 Runner Up

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    Brings back a lot of memories. The fitting for ECT sensor and heater hoses was a pain in the azz on my 347 motor with Victor Jr intake, looks like you will have similar issues.

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    Just cut a hole in the hood for the ECT.

    Looking good, Derek!

    When do you think you'll be ready to drop it into the car?
    Matt Haub
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    Engine looks alot cooler than the first picture

    What are you doing for a transmission? Stick with the M5R2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    Just cut a hole in the hood for the ECT.

    Looking good, Derek!

    When do you think you'll be ready to drop it into the car?
    Ive still got a few things to assemble on the motor. I think i will be ready to pull the current motor out in a few weeks (March) and then the new one starts to go in... Im not going to use the term "drop in", because I have to cut/box the k member for the oil pan and make some motor mounts. After that Ive still got to...
    1. upgrade the fuel lines. I doubt the existing ones are going to reach the mustang rail.
    2. swap out the flywheel and starter
    3. swap the harness, eec, and make needed wiring changes
    4. swap the tach
    5. patch up the exhaust
    6. get a hood to fit

    It would be nice to fire it up in April sometime. I just depends on what I run into along the way.


    Im going to see how low I can mount the motor to help with keeping the cowl hood to a reasonable size. It looks really tall now, so Im sure every little bit will help. I do plan on keeping the M5R2. I dont really have a plan or budget to swap that out. I wish we had other options besides a T-56.
    Last edited by dthompson; 02-15-2018 at 08:52 PM.
    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
    2016 V6 M90 Dyno Champ 2016 Mod 1 Runner Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Neibert View Post
    Brings back a lot of memories. The fitting for ECT sensor and heater hoses was a pain in the azz on my 347 motor with Victor Jr intake, looks like you will have similar issues.

    David
    Im seriously thinking about ditching the heater hoses. I have already planned on ditching the AC. Lets face it, Im not going to drive the car when its that below freezing anyways.

    It would not be hard to modify the existing part and run a line straight back to the water pump.
    Last edited by dthompson; 02-15-2018 at 11:30 PM.
    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
    2016 V6 M90 Dyno Champ 2016 Mod 1 Runner Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthompson View Post
    Im seriously thinking about ditching the heater hoses. I have already planned on ditching the AC. Lets face it, Im not going to drive the car when its that below freezing anyways.

    It would not be hard to modify the existing part and run a line straight back to the water pump.
    Like! And they make a nice electric heat unit if you really want it and you don't have to wait for water to warm up.
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    modifications

    This sounds fun and great .
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    Its been a while since the last update. I was fortunate enough to be able to sell a lot of parts as they came off the motor, but that took a fair amount of time to disassemble, clean, and ship. If anyone is interested in buying parts from my old set up, the link for that thread is below.

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...&highlight=gfp

    Since the last post I have purchased the flywheel for the swap, and a bunch of fuel line related components. Tonight I was able to take the motor off the stand and position it into its general position. I was surprised that it fit as well as it did. I was honestly expecting much worse. It looks like only minor work is needed to the k-member from what I can see upon first inspection. The driver's side exhaust looks like it will be fun!

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    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
    2016 V6 M90 Dyno Champ 2016 Mod 1 Runner Up

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    Nice work! You're making some serious progress!

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    I'm digging the leveler....lol...

    So are you planning to cut/weld the K-member to make the room then?
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