Build Thread Project Phoenix (94 Cobra) Part 2

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  1. Labora

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    Thought I would post a update as a new round of upgrades are about to start. In case some people don't remember me/my car check out my original build up of the car.
    http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/project-phoenix-94-cobra.766511/

    Anyhow I drove the car for awhile was daily driving it at one point because my truck was having some issues. About 7 months ago it started shooting steam out of the exhaust. I suspected a head gasket had gone bad.

    So I went ahead and yanked the motor out to see what I could find out.
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    I tore down the engine and one of the cylinders had water in it, the headgasket had some material burned off around one of the waterjackets and a slight impression on the compression ring. To be honest I'm not sure what happened and it isn't of too much concern. Because, I knew the next time the motor came out I would be wanting to look at my options for a upgrades.

    I ended up swapping my motor and transmission with a friends of mine plus some cash. My friend installed this motor in his 67 Stang around 2006 and since then only drove the car MAYBE 100 miles.
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    (Photo of it when I helped him put it in the first time around.)
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    The engine is a 351w stroked to a 408 with AFR 185 heads and a fairly large cam (haven't got the specs in my hands yet.) Rotating assembly is balanced and blue printed but not forged should still be good enough for what I plan to do.
    Also got his AOD-E with a PI stall converter and a B&M hammer shifter.

    So now I have a fairly long parts list to collect, as well as some research to be done on my part. More to come soon, probably post my parts list looking for some feedback.
     
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    Not enough mustang **** in garage!
     
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    351W FTW!!!
     
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    looks like you're off to a good start so far!
     
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    Kinda of a random question, in your Phoenix project part one thread where did you get those silver/gray rims from?
     
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    94-98 Roush wheels. Were on the car when he bought it.
     
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    I knew it. My favorite rims to see <3 haaha. One of these days, a decade from now, ill have a set or roush original rims:D
     
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