Well it’s almost a year ago that I posted that. Gonna scratch off 2 and 4. I really want 1, 3, and 5 now. If I can find a t56 that would be awesome. A higher compression shortblock that I can still run 87 octane in would be fantastic. And clean new paint on a straight body would be the cherry on top!! I’m gonna put a new list up.
Assuming the 3/4 spacer does the trick for my brembo brakes here are my current wants. I have some of what I want on my list but I have yet to install.
1. 6 speed manual transmission
2. engine rebuild (long rod)
a. Keith Black KB333 pistons .030
b. Ford 400M 6.580” connecting rods
c. Ford Street Cruiser x2 heads
d. F4TE casting roller cam block
e. Stock 86-88 speed density roller camshaft
f. Cobra roller rockers
3. full fox mustang dash and console with
working gauges including 140mph speedo
4. air conditioning
5. cruise control
7. full cosmetic restoration
8. 79 pace car recaros upholstered to match
I could probably keep going if I think hard enough, but lets start there.
In the posts I quoted I was wanting a T56 to replace the Tremec 3550. Well I found one! Everytime I downshift into second the 3550 gives me a hard time. Shifting into the .63(?) overdrive gear from fourth drops the rpms a little more than I'd like. I am hoping the new to me transmission will remedy both of these situations.