My 1990 Notchback Build Thread

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  1. Adams91LX

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    thought this build looked familiar.

    i just moved down to houston august 1st... it is way too hot down here.
     
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  2. oatburner99

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    So here's a little update (sorry been working alot and have no life)

    Just a quick picture of the car lowered again, better than the sucky phone pictures.
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    Main news, I picked up 1 other polished cobra wheel (already had 1 spare) so I can mount some Drag radials on them, and not tear up my nitto's when I go to the track. Maybe this will get me to the track more often too lol...
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    Picked these up as well, although now that I have my other cobra wheel, these will be up for sale shortly:
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    car needs some love, I picked up the door to body weatherstripping kits from LRS last weekend, need to get those changed out, before it starts raining. Thats about it....I'll post up more when I get it :)
     
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  3. SMOKEDYA

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    What mods do you have done perfermance wise? NIce notch peace







    john:p
     
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  4. oatburner99

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    John,

    As of right now the mods are:

    K&N conical w/BBK short ram intake
    65mm t/b
    Taylor 8mm wires
    FRPP shorty header's
    offroad hpipe 2.5"
    Borla XS mufflers to LX tails
    3.55 gears
    Pro 5.0 shifter w/tri-ax handle
    subframe connectors
    5-lug swap
    SVE clutch
    firewall adjuster
    99 cobra wheels

    That's it. Everything else is stock from pan to intake.

    Upcoming plans are:

    Iron Gt40's w/upgraded springs
    E303 cam
    1.7 93 cobra Crane roller rockers
    Gt-40 upper intake (exploder)
    Gt-40 lower

    Then off to the dyno
     
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  5. oatburner99

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    Picked these up w/hpipe and arp head bolts, gasket's for a price that you all would never believe.

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    Oat burner...? Used to own a double lifted Ranger?
     
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    yep....black 99 with coilover's/superlift on 35's. screen name was RangerNVS.
     
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    Well you should recognize my screen name then. Maybe lol
     
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  9. oatburner99

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    Picked these up for a ridiculously cheap price:
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  10. 2vNotch

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    Looks like youve got a good jump! Ditch the GT bumper
     
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    I do believe this has been beaten to death already.....see previous posts :p
     
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    So here's a little update (sorry been working alot and have no life)

    Just a quick picture of the car lowered again, better than the sucky phone pictures.
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    Main news, I picked up 1 other polished cobra wheel (already had 1 spare) so I can mount some Drag radials on them, and not tear up my nitto's when I go to the track. Maybe this will get me to the track more often too lol...
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    Picked these up as well, although now that I have my other cobra wheel, these will be up for sale shortly:
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    car needs some love, I picked up the door to body weatherstripping kits from LRS last weekend, need to get those changed out, before it starts raining. Thats about it....I'll post up more when I get it :)
     
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  13. oatburner99

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    Picked these up w/hpipe and arp head bolts, gasket's for a price that you all would never believe.
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    THEN:
    Picked these up for an even MORE ridiculous price, and sold the ones above and made my money back :)
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    Little update,
    So I started to notice that the car was running a little bit warmer than normal. Found out my water pump was seeping out of the weep hole. In my garage the floor has an epoxy coating on it, which makes leaks really noticeable. That is if you don't have carpet down underneath your car (like I did) and didn't notice it leaking.
    Well it got to the point where I would fill it up in the morning before work, drive to work (8miles) drive home and the radiator would be almost empty.
    So I picked up a new Ford Racing water pump, new thermostat, new gasket's and ARP's waterpump bolt/stud kit from LRS. Luckily for me (with the help of a knowledgeable friend), not one bolt busted off. Had 2 that were really questionable. Like as your trying to loosen the bolt, it kind of has that "dead" feeling to it, and you start thinking "oh ****, please don't break....please don't break." Well the praying worked, no broken bolts. Found that it was the original water pump that came on the car. 21 years old. Not bad :) Anyway it finally let go between the shims and the timing cover gasket. Here's a couple of pics:
    Just a lil leak:
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    Out with the old, prepped and ready for the new one:
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    FAIL:
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    USED plain and simple (147,000 mile water pump)
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    Old and new:
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    Buddies water pump bolt:
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    All Done!
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    ARP studs/Bolts and new bypass hoses :)
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    Coming up next is this:
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    Good job. You have been busy.
     
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    Explorer intake looks like a great piece, kind of like a blank canvas. How do you plan on finishing it?
     
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  17. oatburner99

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    Noticed this:

    BBK longtubes 2.5 on the ball and socket are actually 2.25.
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    Then the ports on the flange have big welds inside. Plan is to smooth them out:
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    Tools of destruction, diamond cut rotary bits
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    I plan on leaving the lower virgin, and the upper is going to be gloss black. Heads will be black.....I dunno...I've changed my mind 14 times already LOL
     
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    NICE CAR.
    The wheels and the drop reallly set it off.
    Keep going!!!!

    Banger..
     
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    thank you sir.
     
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  20. oatburner99

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    So finally got a little bit of work done. I've been procrastinating for some reason. So I finally got off my butt and got some work done.

    Spent today working on my Explorer Gt40 upper intake. This thing looked like it was set on fire and beat with a wet chain. So I gave it a little love today:

    Got started with the paint stripper:
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    All cleaned up ready for primer:
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    1st Copy of Primer:
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    2nd Coat:
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    3rd Coat:
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    Final Coat:
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    Lower fins prepped:
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    Plan is to Paint it black, clear it over and polish up the intake plate. Letting the primer dry and then on to the black :)
     
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