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  1. 2 points
    Since the donor car is going to be stripped for use in both cars, I think the way I'll post updates when they coincide with videos is to post the video links for those who don't want to read my babbling and just want to watch the videos and then continue with the normally scheduled nonsense postings =D Once we got the car stripped down it was time to figure out how to make it start. We tried once to fire it up and when we did, it fired up, backfired, and died. So after performing a mild evaluation of everything that was there electronic wise, we knew that the MAF connector was broke off but the pins appeared to be intact so that was our starting point. Now I wouldn't ever say that I'm a master mechanic but by looking at the other end of the connector, I had a sneaking suspicion that if I could line up the pins correctly in the broken housing, that I could plug the connector right back in! So after about a minute of fiddling around with lining up pins, we made connection to the MAF! Good as new! And with that, we took another stab at firing! If you follow this link you'll see just how quickly and effortlessly the car started up. I cut it off early because I thought my buddy was saying to kill it when he was just asking about check engine lights (which it undoubtedly had). But the most exciting thing about all of this is that the car fired right up, had no stutters or stammers, hiccups, nothing! Which is all I was really hoping for with the donor because I knew I was taking a huge risk with never hearing the car start prior to purchase. Upon starting the car back up and little the idle settle down a bit, there was some rather loud valve train noise that was a little bit concerning. My buddy who was standing up at the front end quickly found the problem. Turns out the sheetmetal airbox from Whipple and the valve cover decided to have a territory battle because of the accident, and the weaker valve cover lost . So add that to the list of parts to pick up for the SN - Fancy coyote valve covers. Haven't seen any for the 18's yet since the direct injection pump sits on the passenger VC. Hopefully someone releases some soon! Next up is starting the whipple swap over to Jo's car!
  2. 2 points
    We're trying to orient all of her stuff towards drag racing, so the full steeda package will be up for grabs, jacking rails, IRS Brace, springs, shocks, subframe lockout, billet upper shock mount. I'd love to sell it as a whole package, makes my life easier! Thanks man! haha I'll blaze the way so you can follow suit! Most definitely keeping the straight axle. I'm pretty sure the 18 IRS is almost 8-10 inches wider than the 03/04 IRS was. That along with severely different mounting mechanisms makes this an unlikely swap lol Thanks! It was a lot easier than I thought it would of been =D Yessssir! Hoping that it's a fairly straight forward endeavor but I know i'll run into some snags along the way!
  3. 1 point
    Those calipers look great on there! Count me in for a set of those brackets!!! 🤑
  4. 1 point
    The prototype Brake Brackets arrived today. 2 small changes and they are good to go. So i started installing those and got the driver side done. Also got the throttle body and accel ignition coils cleaned and painted. The clutch cable was also wrappes in techflex so it woukd blend in: The radiator brackets were painted with wrinkle black and the radiator installed. Yes i plan to clean and paint the radiator fan as well. Here is a view down the engine valley showing the engine coolant temp sensor T’d into one of the heater core lines instead of it being in the Radiator hose Y block. Im still waiting on some -12AN fittings to arrive so i can finish the plumbing of this.
  5. 1 point
    Yeet! I foresee myself running into these similar issues moving forward, glad you're blazing the trail for me haha
  6. 1 point
    Got the TPS wires extended and then used some vulcanizing tape to attach some christmas tree tabs onto the main connector bundle along the firewall. Now once i figure out how to get the IAC mounted nicely i can do the last wire.
  7. 1 point
    Well i got the engine and trans installed today. I’ll finish up the wire tuck with it all in the car since it’ll help keep things organized as an installation package. my machinist buddy also sent me a photo of one of my brake brackets in “process” of getting machined. I am really excited to get these since they are the last item needed for the brakes.
  8. 1 point
    Thanks man! The plan is to have it at Mustang week next year. I have a long way to go. So the GT500 radiator fits now. Still have to clean up the sheet metal a bit more and ad a new piece to the bottom of the radiator support. (cardboard is for protection). And I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get the stock cobra hood to fit if I cut the inner frame out.
  9. 1 point
    The engine and trans are officially in the car. I got the radiator support modified and the stock GT500 unit in place. I'll post a few pics of that in a couple weeks after I get the heat exchanger mounted. The plan is to get all the plumbing and wiring finished and then rip everything out to finish the engine bay.
  10. 1 point
    Some picture dump from tear down. First things first, when my buddy picked up the car it didn't run. The car would fire and shut down immediately. So before we messed with it too much, to me it was of the utmost importance to figure out why it didn't run. I wanted to inspect all major sensors, the condition of the belt assembly, and any other harnesses that could of gotten damaged during the accident. After a little bit of elbow grease, we got the hood pulled off since it was jammed up pretty well in the latch. Drivers fender took a little bit of work since it was pushed back into the door but it wasn't anything we couldn't handle Don't have too many pictures of the tear down, I'm definitely going to need to get a little better at juggling video work and camera for the different platforms of build threads we'll have going. Once we got the bumper off it was a little easier to assess the damage. As you'll see below, whipple heat exchanger was a definite total loss, AC Condensor is still up for debate on if it's holding but we didn't have the balls to crack the system yet and check. Radiator doesn't appear to be damaged to the point of leaking aside from the connector to the upper reservoir. The nice thing that ford did starting with the 15's (Thanks GT350) was make the upper core support bolt on and off. From what I've been told, the 350 engines and transmissions are assembled and installed as one, and having a bolted upper support increased the productivity at the plants. Also means this tear down was a breeze after that was removed! Some definite damage to the drivers upper frame rail, but nothing extravagant. Damage translated down to the fender support bracket, and bent up some stuff around the horn assembly but luckily nothing from the whipple kit was damaged (HX Resevoir and pump) That's enough for now! We tackled trying to start the car the other day but haven't gotten media uploaded yet so more to come!
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