New Shop Project Track Car (progress Thread)

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  1. Sharad

    Sharad ALWAYS choose the V over the P!!! Wait... what? Site Sponsor

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    Excellent use of UPR Products! Let us know if you need any help with it.
     
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  2. flstang65

    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    I have been getting a lot of great help from you guys. I am set up as a dealer for you guys now through my shop. :nice:
     
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  3. Sharad

    Sharad ALWAYS choose the V over the P!!! Wait... what? Site Sponsor

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    Excellent!
     
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    Update: just got the manual brake conversion in. Going to order a line loc this week and I will be 100% done with the front end. Mon or Tues I will get working on that T BIRD motortranny swap so that I can get going on the tear down of the rest of the race car.
     
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  5. flstang65

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    Update: Did not order the line loc. I ordered the UPR pro series chrome moly rear suspension kit and upper/lower torque boxes and a safety loop for the drivesahft.
     
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  6. flstang65

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    Another update:
    Went to the swap meet this weekend and bought a rear end. 8.8 with full spool, 4.10's (going to swap them out to 3.55 because of the spray), 31 or 35 spline axles (will confirm when I replace the gears), ARP wheel studs, Aerospace Engineering brakes with stainless brake lines, welded axle tubes, c clip eliminators, rear end cover with brace and spherical housing bushings.

    I almost feel guilty for what I payed for it :D
     
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  7. Night Shifter

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    Do the 5.4 heads bolt directly to the block? Any timing cover mods you have to do to install them?

    Ive been thinking about that swap but i dont know the advantage of doing it.

    Awesome work though! Anxious to see some pics
     
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  8. flstang65

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    Everything should bolt up just fine.
     
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  9. tank_567

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    +1 lets see some pics!
     
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  10. flstang65

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    Got the rear kit in the mail today. As soon as I get this flywheel done on this land yacht (76 Malibu Classic), I will pull it in and start the tear down and posting of the pics.
     
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  11. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    Hopefully that car doesnt crash when the UPR parts fail lol
     
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  12. tank_567

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    WTF is wrong with you... I have UPR parts on my car going on 3 years and 20,000 miles now. Also have trapped over 123 in the 1/4 on them.
     
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  13. flstang65

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    Exwife has $5000 worth of UPR parts on her car now for the past 5 years and not one issue. I stand behind their product 110% Not because I am a dealer for them but, because I have been using their stuff for the past 7 years and have had not one issue.
     
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    Update: got the car into the shop today and finally started on the tear down. We need a name for the car. Any ideas will be considered. So, without further delay, here is the result of today's work. started at about 0830 and we closed at 1600. I cracked my first beer at 1601 and was done for the day.

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  15. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    UPR sells cheap chinese parts and does not stand by their products. I have had several parts fail on me, even brand new parts.

    DO NOT BUY FROM UPR. UPR PARTS ARE UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED.
     
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    ^ agreed
     
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  17. flstang65

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    Day 2 after the tear down. Today, I broke out the heat gun and started scrapping off what was left of the insulation/sound deadener off of the floor. Going to do the mini tubs, rear coil over and rear sway bar next.

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  18. superstang01

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    I have full UPR suspension in my car and i dont have one complaint! They were also very helpful to talk to while ordereing all my parts. I dont see any reason to bash them for great products!
     
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  19. Mr. Rustypwnz

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    I would not use that intake mani, use a pi at least. Reasoning? well the pi style intakes do not dispurse the nitrous very well and the fuel puddles over a 150 shot, if you run the plastic intake and it backfires you will only be out a manifold. The metal intakes turn into grenades at a 200 shot. Had a buddy literally blow the hood off his car. I would sell the typhoon and get a vic jr. I had no puddling issues at a 175 shot with my vic jr, plus you get much better atomization.

    not saying it cant be done with the typhoon, just saying. I dont like to see fellow mustang guys put in so much work just to catch the car on fire lol. Just going off experience.
     
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    My suggestion for the name is SVOHHHHH Face.
     
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