Progress Thread Raceoholic330's Restoration Thread. Dart 331, Turbo, Irs, Etc...

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by RacEoHolic330, Nov 14, 2011.


  1. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    I have this Thursday and Friday off, so I plan on using those days to get some work done on the car for the first time in a few weeks. Still waiting to find out what's happening with the rear wheels, but here are some glamour shots of the fronts.

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  2. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Someday.

    Someday I'm gonna have a car ALMOST as cool as yours.
  3. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Got enough tire shine? Lol
  4. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Haha. The tire shop actually did that. It was nice of them to clean up the tires after mounting. The crap is all over the wheels though.
  5. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Have fun smearing that off lol
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    damn i wanted more progress!

    i just pulled my engine and we got my buddy's black hatch 76mm turbo running after about a year of build time. lots of stuff going on down here.
  7. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Progress has been slower than I would like. It should start picking back up again soon. Speaking of progress....

    I still don't feel like doing more wiring, so I decided to work on the sound deadening. Here's the RAAMmat laid down. I apparently didn't order enough. I need a few more sheets to cover the spare tire area and doors. You'll noticed I didn't cover every square inch of the floor. It's not necessary to do so. I probably put down too much as is.
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    Over the top of the CLA tiles went some ensolite foam. It's an acoustical barrier. Supposed to work in conjunction with the CLA tiles to make the inside nice and quiet.
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    The 'knock test' was impressive between the floor pans in the front and the trunk in the rear, which hasn't had the stuff laid down yet.
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  8. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Great work man. Really impressive
  9. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    That stuff it awesome isn't it Scott? So much cheaper then all other brands too
  10. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Thanks @tannerc91gt

    Yea @MikeH686, it's nice stuff. Sound deadening isn't cheap to begin with, but the RAAMaudio stuff is competitively priced. I also like the fact that the company is a one man show. Jason is known to be a very nice guy and he stands behind his product. I'm all about supporting small business as well.
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    He actually bought that company from a guy named rick I bought my stuff from rick for my Tacoma build I did four years ago then when I went to order the stuff for my mustang rick told me he was handing the company off to Jason and that I was buying the last bit of stock that rick had at his house haha
  12. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Some more sound deadening fun.

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    I'm all out. Need to order more to finish the hatch area.

    I did get more wiring done. The only thing left is the interior lighting. The car is going to have an alarm system, so I'm going to run wires for that now, but I'm not going to wire it all up for a little while. I'm just anxious to get the dash back in and get the interior close to done. I also plan to install some spare wires from the driver side to passenger side across the dash. This way, if I ever want to install something and need to get power across the dash, the wires will already be there.

    I don't think I posted a picture of the radio. Finally got that wired up. It's got a retro look, but will accept an AUX input from a phone and has an adapter that goes in the glove box to accept a thumb drive or SD card. I store all my music on SD cards, so it's perfect for what I need. Also has RCA inputs for an amplifier.
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    I also think I'm going to install a resistor for that blue water pump LED. The little bugger is friggen bright!
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    I think the look of the radio is a little too retro. The radios in the 85-86 mustangs weren't THAT basic(the 2 big knobs). lol
  14. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Yes, but back up 2 more years and they did have the dual knob style radios. I know that radio won't appeal to some folks, especially the younger crowd. I just despise the look of typical aftermarket radios. They are all too flashy and futuristic looking. I prefer the old school look. At one point I almost even decided on putting a pre-87 dash in the car. I actually prefer them over the 87-93 interiors.
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    I hate to quote a post thats a few months old, but i wanted to know: What is your reasoning for going with Hydroboost on a pushrod motor?
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    If they made a radio thats similar in look to the ones that came in the 87-93 mustangs with modern upgrades id be all over it. Don't care too much for aftermarket radios either.
  17. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    I was a little concerned with lackluster braking performance due to my cam profile. The hydroboost should give me a nice pedal feel. I also did it for engine bay aesthetics. It looks a lot cleaner and it also allowed me to run the fuel lines along the firewall to hide them from view.
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    Trunk area is all done.

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    I was also able to get the carpet in.
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    Depending on how things go tomorrow, I might be able to get the dash in. I still need to run a few more wires and tidy everything up.
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  19. madmike1157

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    I love it. That stuff you're using on top comes in that color then? How much did the entire sound deadening part of the project cost ya think?
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    Yup. Its a black 1/8" thick foam with a sticky back. In total, I bought 30 sheets of CLA tiles and about 4 yards of ensolite foam. The package on his site for that amount is $239 plus shipping. I think shipping was around $30. The CLA tiles are quite heavy. I remember buying it when he has a 10% off sale, so I saved a few bucks. I did originally only buy 20 sheets of tiles, so I had to place another order for more. Should have enough left for the doors and hatch.

    Oh, for those that are curious. The carpet is the aftermarket mass-back stuff. I bought it a few years back when I had the rollbar put in the car. It fits pretty well. Not as good as the stock carpet, but once the seats and center console are in, you really don't see much carpet in these cars. I have a beautiful OEM black carpet that looks brand new, but I couldn't bring myself to cut it up to fit it around the rollbar. I'm going to store it in the basement for a few years and sell it eventually.

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