The Official MACn89blckstng Progress Thread

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  1. MAC'n89Blckstng

    MAC'n89Blckstng Active Member

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    "Project Lunch Break"


    So here is the official thread that I will be using to update the progress on my project. Maybe should I call it Project Reincarnation? lol I have been ordering parts and peices here and there and need a total of about 1700 bucks to finish getting all the parts I need to mechanically finish the car. Im guessin about another 1500 on top of that for the body and paint materials needed to get the car painted. My main focus is to get the car running and such. Here is a list of the parts I have so far:
    *on the parts I need to get

    Anybody's suggestions on what I should maybe consider getting are appreciated.

    Engine
    Rebuilt engine with stock forged pistons, swapped out the old hypers cause Im gonna spray.
    GT40 heads
    E 303 Cam
    Explorer Intake
    1.7 RR's
    Convertible motor mounts
    UPR Aluminum A/C Delete
    Aluminum Idler Pulley
    "5.0L" Aluminum Oil Cap
    UPR Polished Underdrive pullies
    *MSD 6AL-2 Ignition Box
    *Tach Adapter Harness
    *MSD Coil
    Ford Motorsport Plug Wire Holders

    Drivetrain
    Tremec 5 speed (2.95 first gear ratio)
    Steeda Tri Ax Shifter
    Rebuild kit
    New Input Shaft
    New Cluster gear
    Full 8.8 rear with 3.73's
    Full rebuild kit
    Carbon Fiber clutch disc set for trac-loc
    Trick Flow Girdle
    *Adjustable Clutch Cable
    *Poly Bushings for housing
    *Spec Stage 1 Clutch set
    *Pilot bearing
    *Driveshaft Safety Loop

    Suspension/Brakes
    New QA1 K member
    New used control arms with Poly Bushings
    Refurbished stock spindles
    Refurbished Rotor Dust Sheilds
    Lakewood 90/10's in the front 50/50's in the back
    UPR Bump Steer kit
    Ford Motorsport C springs
    BBK Gripp C/C plates
    Newer Quad Shocks
    *Turn Rotors from 89
    *Bearing Seals
    *EBC Green Stuff brake pads
    *Sway Bar End Links
    *Poly Sway bar bushings
    New Inner tierods
    Energy Suspension Spring Isolators
    Offset Rack Bushings

    Interior
    Full Black Interior from 90 GT
    Two Black Flofit seats
    Billet Window Switch kit
    Billet Shifter Bezel
    Grant leather steering wheel
    *Grant Steering Wheel Apapter
    Billet Turn Signal Cover
    *Battery Trunk Mount kit
    *Complete Interior Screw kit
    *Door Lock actuator kit

    Exterior
    Cobra Front Bumper
    Cervinis Cobra R hood
    91+ style fenders
    GT ground effects
    Cobra Rear Bumper
    Saleen Wing
    Rust free hatch with shaved trunk lock
    Perfect 93 model quarter windows
    2 17x8 Stern Replicas with Motorsport rivets
    2 17x9 Stern Replicas with Motorsport rivets


    Here is my overall image of how I want the car to come out, still debating on the dip down with the orange. Not sure if that's going to be included when it comes down to painting the car.


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    Here are some pics of the car when I got it and how the engine bay has progressed. I will be working on cleaning and painting some of the engine brackets this weekend so I will try to get some pictures of that stuff up on here. I hope you all enjoy. Sorry for the mediocre pics, all I had was my camera phone at the time.

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  2. hsean

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    coming along
     
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  3. FrankenStang

    FrankenStang Mustang Master

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    Leave the orange off ftw. :nice:
     
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    I think the orange looks damn good there just not the dip down part of it.
     
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  5. LiquidGT

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    Keep the orange, you have to have a "breaker" color on a two tone paint job like that IMO, and orange is perfect on that combo. Just leave the dip down out.
     
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  6. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    Yea, orange is my favorite color. Leaving it just silver and black would look really cheap. I love the contrast with the orange. I kinda like the dip down, just not sure if I'll like it once its on the car for good. I have a long time to think about it til its painted anyways.
     
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  7. QUICK91LX

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    what about if you used another small black pinstripe sorta deal to seperate the orange and silver and keep the dip? just orange against the silver with the dip looks kinda unfinished to me and needs an accent/seperation

    either that or lose the dip and just keep the fine orange stripe
     
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  8. hsean

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    definately leave the orange dip off otherwise will look awesome.
     
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  9. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    Yea I think Im leavin the dip off.
     
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  10. allballsmustang

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    update on the body progress jesse?
     
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  11. MAC'n89Blckstng

    MAC'n89Blckstng Active Member

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    Well, the car itself hasn't been touched since I left the old body shop. BBBBut, I did start rebuilding the engine, it didn't need it (had only 35,000 miles on the rebuild) but what the hell I got my hands on a set of stock forged pistons (had sealed power hypereutectics in it) so what started out as me just cleaning and repainting the engine turned into a full blown rebuild. Im honing the block tomorrow during lunch (Thats why I'm calling this car "Project Lunch Break") In two weeks I will be ordering my new bearings/timing chain/piston rings so I can put the engine back together. I have all the accesories painted and ready to go so Im just waiting for parts. I will post some pictures of the engine once its all back together and looking pretty. I'm hoping that the car will be in the shop in a month or so so I can finish doing the engine bay and then paint it and get the suspension and motor in so I can fire it up!!!! Its slow progress but what can ya do when you only have saturdays and lunch breaks to work on it.
     
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  12. RsStanG1987

    RsStanG1987 I shaved all my pubes playing this game.

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    I dunno if i like the color combo. The twotone like that is being beat to death lately. But it does look good.
     
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  13. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    I've wanted to paint my car like that for like 4 years so its stickin. No way in hell am I changin it now. Im gonna put a blue pearl coat over the silver and black.
     
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    Leave off the dip in the Orange, but stick with the colors. As much as the two tone is beat to death, people (including you) still love it everywhere you go.

    Progress looks good, now get back to it and post some pics :D.
     
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  15. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    The blocks painted and I will be painting the heads tomorrow so the engine is almost ready for re assembly. Then the car is going to get in the shop and work on the engine bay will resume. I cant wait to get this car together so I can get all these parts out of my room. lol
     
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  16. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    I made a new thread for the engine but I might as well throw the pics in here too.

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  17. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    I finally got all the parts I needed for my front accessories so I took some pics of that stuff. Its gonna suck to drive this car cause I'm gonna have to keep up on the maintenence like crazy. Its all worth it tho. I also got around to yankin the 4:10 rear out to be rebuilt and threw in a 2.73 real quick to roll the car around. While the rear was out I also decided to weld up the tubes. I send it out at the beginning of the week to get sand blasted. I may also weld in some braces from the tubes to the center section. I also installed the V8 fuel lines and 255lph fuel pump from my 89 last weekend.
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  18. MAC'n89Blckstng

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    Today I painted my valve covers. They are going to match the outside of the car so you can see how the car is going to look. I'm using Reflex Silver from a 03 337 GTI, Competition orange and 2004 Ford Black, I also sprayed blue pearl over the black and the silver, it doesn't show up on the silver unless its night time. I really like how they came out and took my sweet ass time with em. Let me know what you guys think!!
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  19. Mustang5L5

    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    Wow the VC's look sweet
     
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  20. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    omg man. those look killer! nicer then the paint ON my whole car!
     
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