Started the 84 t-top coupe

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by Trbofox, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. I have been hating the look of my intake pipe and also i have really wanted to get an engine bay brace in this car, cause I think that with this combo I'm probably gonna need it. So I finally have got a plan. Here is the new intake pipe
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    Of course this means filling the old intake hole, the round hole is where the turbo tubing goes through.
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    I really did not want to mount an engine bay brace directly on the shock tower of a smoothed engine bay ever again, so here is my solution
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    Of course now I'm looking at redoing most of the paint, but I think it's really gonna be worth it. All the new peices will get powdercoated as well.
     
  2. Damn you do such great work. I can only hope to have your skills and resources some day. :drool:
     
  3. Thanks. Lots of practice you'll get there.
     
  4. looking good!
     
  5. Decided to finish off the holes where the turbo tubing goes through, so i fabbed up some rings and got em welded in. Just a little bodywork and I'll be painting again.:shrug:
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  6. wow you're kidding, that brace is crazy.
     
  7. and I didn't think this car could have gotten any better after drooling on it at the American Muscle show, wow just wow
     
  8. beautiful work as always :nice:
     
  9. Was going for a retro look to fit the 4eye theme, can't wait to see it after I powdercoat it.


    Thanks, man.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Good feeling to have the bodywork done again and be back in paint
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    Picked up a CFR oil pan , really wanted the larger capacity with the setup we're running, DSS also recommends it. The bad part is it doesn't fit. We had to lower the engine position in the car because of those HUGE Ford racing Z heads, so the new pan hits on the steering rack right in the center of the pan. After a few days of massaging, we got er, added kickouts to make up from the volume loss when it got shortened.

    BEFORE
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    AFTER
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    powdercoated in black chrome to match the underside of the car
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  11. Your brain is apparently missing the "half ass" portion that the rest of us have, because you seem incapable of doing anything half ass.

    BTW, were those the as-cast or the CNC Z heads?
     
  12. hahahahahahaha, that's priceless
     
  13. Thanks, I guess. :rlaugh: They are just the as-cast heads
     
  14. Powdercoating crazy, blasted a bunch of stuff in between doing bike jobs.
    Did the radiator
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    got the pan on

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    Put the engine bay brace in, just for fun
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  15. just when I thought it couldn't get any better
     
  16. Did you make that engine stand?
     
  17. Yes, when neccessity calls I fab it.

    Went crazy powdercoating, I have alot larger oven capacity now.
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  18. can I come hang out your shop for a couple days.........I need some work done lol
     
  19. did you powder coat the rotors???????
     
  20. it looks like just the centers were done!