Progress Thread My First Notch build thread

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  1. FoxMustangLvr

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    What sucks the most,
    a) having lots of time for a build and no money
    b) having the money and no time to build?

    I'm b.
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    Opps wrong post
     
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    Hey guys I'm just resurrecting my thread to knock the dust off of it. I purchased a few parts recently so I can start making a little more progress. I haven't touched it in a while because my buddy and I have been concentrating most of our efforts on his car that we're doing a Terminator swap on. We had set a deadline to have both cars running by New Years Eve but money will keep me from meeting that deadline with mine but we still have hope for his.

    The parts I purchased are not really picture worthy at the moment because it's just the hardware kit for my K-member, UPR caster/camber plates, front coil-over bearing kit, and the lock-down screw for the coil-overs(mine were missing). So now I can put the tubular front suspension on, finish the 5-lug conversion and sit the engine and tranny in so I can measure for the d/s that comes with the tranny installation kit that I ordered with my TKO600. They're just waiting for me to send them measurements so they can send my d/s. My rear suspension is in already. I still have to get a few more parts for the changes I'm making to the fuel system.

    I still have a fairly short laundry list of parts I still need to acquire like:
    pushrods
    clutch kit
    shifter
    alternator
    electric fan
    shocks
    mufflers
    carpet
    8-pt roll bar(hopefully)
    and possibly Plastidip the car as a temporary paintjob until the real one.

    I bought adjustable pushrods but I misplaced them. :doh: I was all set to measure my pushrods and couldn't find that damn adjustable ones. We still have to install the black dash and do the MAF conversion....for now until I get the funds for the Stinger PiMP. So basically I've changed my deadline to have the car running to March 1st so it can be ready for TX2K15(3rd weekend in March).

    Hopefully there will be more updates more frequently in the weeks to come. Wish me luck.
     
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  4. A5literMan

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    Good luck! Lol. Your engine/trans combo are what I hope to do in the next 18 months or so.
     
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  5. stangboy

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    It seems to be gaining popularity lately. When guys decide to buy a 8.2 deck Dart block they don't even think about doing a 331 anymore and when they start thinking about doing a 347 they say the same thing I told myself, "It's a dart block, Craig. Go big or go home!!!" So 363 it is. :cool::burnout:
     
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    Yup! Especially now with turbos being so popular. Used to be 9.5 deck builds and they still are popular also but if staying 8.2 go big or go home. Lol opening up the cylinder also really unshrouds the valves.
     
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    363 ? who builds those turds! G/ L buddy looking foward to more progress.
     
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    I always thought that a 363 was a block killer. 4.125 max bore leaves exactly nothing left to bore out if some unforeseen OMG happens, and causes some cylinder wall scoring calamity. As expensive as the bare block is, and like it has been said earlier, once a wheezer is on there the few extra HP/TQ that could be gained by boring is just a matter of a pound or more boost.

    Save the cylinder walls....you may be glad there's something left to bore out one day.
     
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    It is my understanding you can sleeve a dart block if needed.

    EDIT - Quick search yields me that 4.185 is the tippy tippy max of having a paper thin bore .
     
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    Mike 4.125" isn't the max you can bore a Dart block 4.185 is. So, you can still bore as much as .060 over 4.125.
     
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    Well I ordered a few more important parts. Mark VIII fan, Spec stage 3 clutch kit, bumpsteer kit, and Maximum Motorsport braided stainless steel brake lines. The ball is rolling again. Probably won't be turning wrenches on my car for another week or so because we still have more work to do on the Termi-swap on my buddy's car.
     
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