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Old 12-06-2020, 07:37 PM   #76
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So cool!
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Old 12-14-2020, 05:16 PM   #77
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What is this car going to be used for? (besides dropping panties, obvs.)
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:32 PM   #78
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What is this car going to be used for? (besides dropping panties, obvs.)
Road course, Auto-X, and random flashlight drags. Kinda tooling around in something unique.
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Old 12-24-2020, 01:23 PM   #79
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Would it not be stronger / give more rigidity to the car to run the cage through the rear firewall and land it in between the spring and damper mounts?

I'm not criticising, I'm just hoping to learn something!
After going back and forth with my friend, we decided to put them there because of the metal's thickness and it's almost a 45 degree angle. It may be stronger, but they are mostly out of the way and that cross bar gives the side to side support. It'll pass SCCA requirements so every other part is based on adding rigidity followed by appearance.

Cage is finished! (minus painting)







The seat mounting was moved back and lowered so I could fit the taller seats and my tall body comfortably.





The seat are actually the same height when fully installed.





Door bars are a little over the bolsters to protect the seats from wear, but still fit under the arm rests







I can still get the extinguisher out with one hand



Pause for a fashion shoot...


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Old 12-24-2020, 06:24 PM   #80
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Total loss of side impact protection
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Old 12-27-2020, 02:06 AM   #81
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Total loss of side impact protection
The harness bar isn't for side impact protection.
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Old 12-27-2020, 02:17 AM   #82
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Exhaust is done! 3" turbo back in stainless...







QTP electric cut out

























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Old 12-29-2020, 05:41 PM   #83
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Exhaust sounds!! w/ electric cut out.
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:50 AM   #84
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This is absolutely fantastic!
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:00 PM   #85
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Exhaust sounds!! w/ electric cut out.
In a Volvo, it sounds incredible. If I heard it from a Mustang, I'd think "no V8 :("
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Old 12-31-2020, 01:47 AM   #86
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4cyl ecoboost engines sound pretty good with minimal exhaust.
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:15 AM   #87
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This is absolutely fantastic!
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4cyl ecoboost engines sound pretty good with minimal exhaust.
I agree on both points! I only did the cut-out because I want to be a good neighbor and for the neighborhoods I need to be quiet through.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:17 AM   #88
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Great build! Ass said on Youtube, keep up a good work!

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Old 01-02-2021, 11:52 AM   #89
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Great build! Ass said on Youtube, keep up a good work!

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Old 01-21-2021, 07:20 PM   #90
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I like this build a lot.
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:59 AM   #91
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I like this build a lot.
Thank you!

So a quick update...

Got the car back to my house and out of my friend's shop.







Keeping it real festive...



A ground clearance shot of the exhaust and the trans x-member. I think I'll be raising the front up .5-1".





UP NEXT:
- fix the clutch (That will be my next post)
- finish the interior wiring
- get the windows in
- install the interior panels
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:07 AM   #92
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Awesome! This is a very cool build.
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:05 PM   #93
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Very nice work! lots of nice details & touches to the build.

Curious what the fuse box came from that you used under the hood - most of the ones I've had access to don't flush mount, so hard to take advantage of. Was it original to the Mustang?

Only details I would question are the ****ty American style worm clamps & the butt splices in your wiring :D
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:42 PM   #94
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Very nice work! lots of nice details & touches to the build.

Curious what the fuse box came from that you used under the hood - most of the ones I've had access to don't flush mount, so hard to take advantage of. Was it original to the Mustang?

Only details I would question are the ****ty American style worm clamps & the butt splices in your wiring :D
Butt splices are the way for auto wiring
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:11 AM   #95
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Very nice work! lots of nice details & touches to the build.

Curious what the fuse box came from that you used under the hood - most of the ones I've had access to don't flush mount, so hard to take advantage of. Was it original to the Mustang?

Only details I would question are the ****ty American style worm clamps & the butt splices in your wiring :D
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The underhood fusebox is from the ford performance kit. I couldn't find a part number in on their site. Sorry.

I've always used adhesive heat shrink connectors or heat shrink over quality normal connectors on vehicles. Use a proper racheting crimp tool and wire fatigue from vibration or over-heating the wire is a non-issue with the added bonus of being faster.
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:02 AM   #96
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So today is the 1st day I really drove the car properly granted it was only a total of about 20ft out of and into the garage. Thankfully, the brakes work well. This car will be a problem.

Woot.

The reason today was the 1st day was because I wasn't getting enough fluid movement to disengage the clutch while the car was running. The throwout bearing on the MT-82 has no port for pulling vacuum or power filing the clutch system so you have to expel the air on the bench manually.

This video shows the process.
How To: Bleed a Hydraulic Throwout Bearing

After that was bled, I connected the hose from the master and after bleeding that line I ended up with a small leak. I double clamped this line, got better pressure and pedal feel, but not enough movement to work.



My initial setup was a 10mm 90* banjo to 3AN male > 3AN female to 1/4" hose barb > 1/4" clutch line (supposedly) > the original late style quick connect that was in the mustang.





This black sludge is why I said supposedly. This was new fluid with zero heat cycling. I also felt like the hose expanded a lot.

It has been replaced with a 10mm 90* banjo to 3AN male > 3AN female to 3AN female PVC coated stainless steel hose > 3AN male to 4AN female > 4AN to late style clutch adapter







Since the transmission side is a quick connect, I connected and tightened the master cylinder side of the hose, filled the reservoir, and pulled vacuum to fill the line and then pinched off the hose and fed it down to the trans.



Popped in the connector and cleaned up the little bit of spilled fluid. Back up top, I made a tool to pull vacuum on the reservoir with a spare cap. Pumped to 19" for a minute, release the pressure, and hand pumped the clutch. INSTANTLY better feel. I did that process 3x just to be sure.


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Old 01-31-2021, 03:19 AM   #97
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This is the super important locking clip for the high pressure fuel pump connection...





...so of course, I broke it immediately.

Thanks to the internet, I can just print another What a time to be alive!

If you don't know, Thingiverse is a repository for 3D printer files. The file can be found here: fuel line clip











This was printed in Apollo X ASA for its high heat resistance (compared to PLA) properties.
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:15 PM   #98
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Not sure if I missed it. Are you planning to use the stock ecu tune or have you looked into a way to tune it? I use the Cobb Accessport for my Subaru and I know they have one for the 2.3 EcoBoost ECU, specifically designed for crate motor swaps.
https://www.cobbtuning.com/products/...e-ecoboost-ecu
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The underhood fusebox is from the ford performance kit. I couldn't find a part number in on their site. Sorry.

I've always used adhesive heat shrink connectors or heat shrink over quality normal connectors on vehicles. Use a proper racheting crimp tool and wire fatigue from vibration or over-heating the wire is a non-issue with the added bonus of being faster.
"Ford Performance Kit" - as a part of the Mustang package? Or you mean Aftermarket sales? Sorry, I'm confused.

I understand - in the pic it looked like standard butt-splices, not the heat shrink variety - sorry.

Nice work on the clutch line issues. I din't know one could buy that clutch line end _ cut & silver soldered one for my Volvo-master-into-X1/9 setup :D

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Not sure if I missed it. Are you planning to use the stock ecu tune or have you looked into a way to tune it? I use the Cobb Accessport for my Subaru and I know they have one for the 2.3 EcoBoost ECU, specifically designed for crate motor swaps.
https://www.cobbtuning.com/products/...e-ecoboost-ecu
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I'm not sure yet. I'm going to definitely get it tuned so I can make the most out of the bigger wastegate spring, big intercooler, big exhaust and intake, running 93 octane, and colder spark plugs. A friend has HP Tuners and they support the Ford Performance kit it so I think I'd like to find someone to tune it with that instead of having to buy the accessport ($630ish last I looked) and then have someone tune it.

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"Ford Performance Kit" - as a part of the Mustang package? Or you mean Aftermarket sales? Sorry, I'm confused.

I understand - in the pic it looked like standard butt-splices, not the heat shrink variety - sorry.

Nice work on the clutch line issues. I didn't know one could buy that clutch line end _ cut & silver soldered one for my Volvo-master-into-X1/9 setup :D

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6017-23T - The kit

All good! I swear that clutch line connector is newer. I didn't see it last winter when I was researching for the failed clutch setup. Your setup looks cool!
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