Chopped up a factory 5.0 upper rad hose and spliced it with 1 1/4" aluminum tube. Thought since it was there, I would install a fitting for the front steam vent. Built up a little weld, drilled and tap. I think it should work!
Hacked the stock alternator/power steering bracket in half, hogged out the mounting holes, turned 90* clockwise, and my alternator now clears! Painted the hotside, mounted the wastegate, turbo, and plumbed the oil drain. LS1 intake on its way, I'll take the lesser flow in order to clear the stock hood.
Well, had a buyer lined up just to bail at the last second, build on!
A pair of eBay v bands, an old downpipe from my 7.3, and a couple combo bends from Speedway made for a decent hotside. I have also decided to swap the truck intake in favor of a LS1 intake for the purpose of hood clearance. If anyone has one for sale along with stock rails, let me know!
Been a while! Since posting over a year ago, the car has been sitting as my SBF Mustang has been getting all the attention and abuse. Anyhow, the engine and trans are stabbed, along with the 65 Mustang rad and turbo mount. Parts list now reflects the following: - Deka 80s - Full length connectors - manual rack - Pac 1218 springs - AEM 380 pump - VS GT45 - VS WG and BOV - eBay 3" IC - Ford Taurus fan
I have always been a Ford purist, but watching all of Denham's Fairmont videos, building a shit box 4.8 sedan for the wife sounded like a great idea. With that said and Kool-Aid in hand, I am using the Sloppy Wiki as much as possible to complete the build.
Here is what I have acquired and what is planned:
TOO LATE - 82 Zephyr dream boat - this thing is a time capsule! - 8.8 out of a 91 Mustang with a LSD, 3.08 gears, and a set of extra 3.30 gears - Summit upper and lower control arms - New Strange adjustable front struts and rear shocks - 2002 4.8 with 116k miles - Craigslist "built" TH400, 2800 converter, and B&M shifter - 6.0 Flexplate and spacer (research tells me it will work with my TH400 and converter)
Snagged this car sight unseen for $300, immediately began throwing spare and second hand parts at it. In a few months time (working on the car roughly 12 hours a week), the car now has the following:
Motor/Tranny - 5.0 from an 88 Mustang with a Ford Racing B303 cam and gear drive – both installed by previous owner - FiTech direct port fuel injection (waiting to be delivered mid April 2016) - Extreme Velocity carb hat - Dart Sr. heads with Scorpion 1.7 roller rockers - SCE 536086 head gaskets - Chinese head studs - Parker Funnel Web intake - Ford Racing SFI balancer - Autolite 23 plugs - Taylor 409 Pro Race wires - Ford Racing tall valve covers - SVE 3 row aluminum radiator - Gano coolant filter - DCC fan controller - Taurus electric fan - SN95 130A 3G alternator - 26 spline C4 transmission with TCI full manual reverse valve body, deep pan, and BTE converter with 3000 RPM stall - Chinese plate style transmission cooler - SCAT SFI 29.1 flexplate - B&M Pro Stick shifter
Turbo - 76/68 .96 A/R T4 Air Research turbo - TiAL Sport F46 wastegate - HKS Race Series blow off valve - 31"x11.75"x4" Intercooler, with full 3” cold side
Interior/Exterior - AEM UEGO wideband - Auto Meter Silver Sport-Comp 5” Monster tach and shift light - Auto Meter Ultra-Lite boost, volt, water temp, oil pressure, and fuel pressure gauges - Taylor battery box in the trunk - Front SN95 seats - Racequip 5 point harnesses - SN95 carpet - Scott Rod satin black cowl cover - Satin black aluminum strut less wing
Chassis - S&W 8 pt. mild steel roll bar with swing out bars - Upper and lower torque box reinforcements - Wild Rides full length subframe connectors - Moroso solid motor mounts - Polyurethane transmission mount - Polyurethane cross member bushings - Polyurethane steering rack bushings
Suspension & Brakes - Flaming River manual rack - Team Z bump steer kit - 90/10 Lakewood struts with coil over kit, 12-220 springs, and caster camber plates - 93 front spindles with slotted rotors and stainless brake hoses - QA1 K-member - QA1 A-arms - 8.8 with Strange spool, 31 spline Strange axles with c-clip eliminators, and 3.55 gears - Double adjustable rear upper control arms - Wild Rides chrome moly adjustable rear lower control arms - UPR chrome moly anti-roll bar - Spherical 8.8 bushings - QA1 rear drag shocks - Stock V8 springs with one coil cut - B&M line lock