Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 7” 85 GT T-Top build thread

95steedamustang

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27 huh?….I was done and said never again after 1.

Its really a giant pain in the ass to go through all of that only to have 10-20% of that work visible after the engine‘s back in the car.
It is but so is painting the bottom
Of the car or powdercoating the rear end and everthing under there. Ceramic
Coating the exhaust etc…. just seperates the cars in my opinion. Plus since I delete most everything I can…you can see a little more.
 
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Chythar

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Its really a giant pain in the ass to go through all of that only to have 10-20% of that work visible after the engine‘s back in the car.

I hear ya there. I did some wire hiding on my 94 Cobra clone before I dropped the engine in. With the stock intake and battery in place, you can't see that I did a damn thing. *sigh*
 

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I haven't hidden anything. LoL I still have A/C, EGR, and a Kenne Bell. My engine bay looks like:

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95steedamustang

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I haven't hidden anything. LoL I still have A/C, EGR, and a Kenne Bell. My engine bay looks like:

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I see room you havent used. You need to add this in there
 

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95steedamustang

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Finally got a whole day on the car. Drivetrain out and torn down. Got some temp suspension on the car so it could roll around again
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95steedamustang

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Finally outside again
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This begs the question. Which drivetrain should I go with on the 85. Build stock one or get a junkyard motor like this
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OK, so you like pushrod motors in old Foxes, but you have probably done a million of them. Is there anything in the pushrod world that you haven't done that you want to do? I like @SorsCode 's suggestion of the 408/427. You could break the universe and put in one of those new Ford electric crate motors! :runaway:
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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The EV is doable but really?
I like the modular engine because it can be easy HP with grocery getter driveability, can be dependable with decent fuel mileage.
I don't like the modular engine for the cost of stuff like headers for instance, 1k to 1500 bucks for a set? Budget buster.
 

95steedamustang

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The EV is doable but really?
I like the modular engine because it can be easy HP with grocery getter driveability, can be dependable with decent fuel mileage.
I don't like the modular engine for the cost of stuff like headers for instance, 1k to 1500 bucks for a set? Budget buster.
Im not big on electric. If its not a loud gas hog, I cant do it. If anything Id do the 780 horse 5.2 2020 shelby motor thats 25k. But again… still a way out from motor choice anyway.
 
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