Progress Thread Bringing It Back To Life

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by deathb4dismount, May 5, 2014.


  1. deathb4dismount

    deathb4dismount Active Member

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    Brown truck came today

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    Just a few things to get ready for the rebuilt motor. Heads should be coming tomorrow. I can't wait to get them over to the machine shop.
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Brown truck is like watching Santa come down the chimey to car guys
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    95BlueStallion Well-Known Member

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    You doing this is making me want a fox, or even my old '95 back. I had fun doing all this to that car, but luckily that car was not hacked so it was straight forward for me.
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    Every time I find something that was hacked it gives me a reason to upgrade.
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    And finally the most expensive sticker I have ever purchased

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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    Top end dropped off at the machine shop today. Forged internals going in when I was there. Now it is just a waiting game. They have 35 engines there. He quoted 6 weeks or less. I feel like a kid waiting for Santa. Polishing the upper this week, will post up progress pics.
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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    Chit just got serious... o_O
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    Just an update. Called machine shop today, they said it will be finished next week (a week late). I am not that upset because it gives me more time to finish polishing the intake, and sort out the rest of what I need.

    I am almost done sorting out the hacked vaccuum lines. I need a t connector that connects hoses to pcv and upper intake (previous one broke). Does anyone know what size that connector is?. Also I was having an issue with hoses not being connected to charcoal canister (fuel smell) should I also replace the cannister?

    I hope I will have some pictures for you guys next week
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    Was a little bit disappointed with this delivery. My water pump and gaskets some how didn't make it into the boxes. I have to give a shout out to Brian from LMR though. I called and left a message and he called me back within 10 minutes. He said they are sending out the pump tomorrow.
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    deathb4dismount Active Member

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    Umm, maybe I am just being nit picky but I am not 100% satisfied with the quality of the headers from BBK. There is some surface rust in the collectors and some burrs that I will have to grind off on the flanges.

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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    How's the polishing going?
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    deathb4dismount Active Member

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    Slowly...this is from a few weeks ago

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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    brings back fond memories of sanding fun-ness

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    deathb4dismount Active Member

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    i know the hard work will be worth it
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    That turbo.
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Was never a fan of BBK headers, but that rust and flash is expected as they were probably sitting around in a warehouse. After you clean it up I'd spray some VHT ceramic paint on those areas. I really prefer the FMS ceramic shorty headers as the quality is very good

    Took me 8 hours to polish my intake. I used to polish parts and sell them. but then I realized I wasn't making squat after figuring in the cost of the part. my time and supplies. Now I just polish parts for myself and once in a while for a buddy or someone ; The one thing about polished parts is you do need to hit it once in a while with some Mother's , or use something like Zoop. Don''t clear coat them as they will turn yellow.

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