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Old 10-08-2020, 06:03 AM   #26
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Absolutely wicked swap!
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:13 AM   #27
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ELECTRICS Part 1 - I want it to be known that I initially want to use all the parts I got off of the donor for maximum savings, but after 3 weeks of living in my basement de-pinning and tracing and dealing with 3 different communication networks, I decided it was worth my time to get the FPP controls kit. M-6017-23T



This also came with a bunch of Mustang specific piping that I wish they would have left out and lowered the cost but oh well.

Nice newer battery from the donor is getting setup in the back.


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This is run up to the pass kick panel for distribution



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Old 10-08-2020, 02:33 PM   #28
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So cool! Looking forward to more updates.
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Old 10-08-2020, 03:09 PM   #29
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Neat project and great documentation. Reminds me of TerribleOne's turbo MZR swapped 244.
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:34 AM   #30
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This is awesome, good work!
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:29 AM   #31
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Great work.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:27 AM   #32
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Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

A friend offered to come through and paint the engine bay. I should have said no to the extra work I'd have to do, but the price was unbeatable.

*Also, big shout out to my lovely wife for cleaning up 35 years of grime in this engine bay.*













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Old 10-12-2020, 08:33 AM   #33
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Nice work!

I keep looking at the engine bay of my '78 and think that I really would like to paint it. Then I think of all the things that would need to be done to make it look "good"...
(And mine is fairly clean to start)
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:38 AM   #34
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mounts look good! I want to hang by b230 from the frame like that.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:38 AM   #35
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So here's the color scheme for the engine bay: GM black and VHT Universal Gold engine enamel

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Old 10-12-2020, 08:53 AM   #36
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Incredible work and attention to detail, I’ll be following this one.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:24 AM   #37
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nice work and great progress. will be a fun swap!
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:37 PM   #38
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Awesome indeed! Will be following along. Makes my old iron swap look so 1990's. Haha!
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:36 AM   #39
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sweet strut mounts!
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:26 PM   #40
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Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of 3/16", but yours look fine with all that bracing. And 1/8" is so much easier to work with.
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sweet strut mounts!
They'll do in a pinch

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Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of 3/16", but yours look fine with all that bracing. And 1/8" is so much easier to work with.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:40 PM   #42
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Cool build!! I would love to do an ecoboost in something someday. You worried at all about that trans crossmember? Looks pretty light duty with no real bracing for its intended job.
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:26 PM   #43
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Been dreaming about this for a while myself (as I bounce between various non-LS swaps as the counterpart to my LS-swapped car). Definitely going to live vicariously as you build yours better than I could ever hope to :D

For the next guy planning one out before I'm ready to start (or I commit to some other random non-LS engine), the 2001-2012 Ranger pan and oil pump pickup with a balance shaft delete (and then following up with fabbing some baffling) would be an OE level pan solution. Because of the long Mazda/Ford heritage to the engine, there's a handful of different transmission options (T5, TKO, T56, M5OD, AZ6, MT82, probably a few others) as well with varying gear ratios and durability levels, but the MT82 with a bracket-mounted shifter really does seem like the way to go (although the brackets interfering with the tunnel surprised the heck out of me).
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:33 AM   #44
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Cool build!! I would love to do an ecoboost in something someday. You worried at all about that trans crossmember? Looks pretty light duty with no real bracing for its intended job.
I think it'll do the job quite well, but if it doesn't, I can always build another with similar design. Really won't know until I put some actual torque down.

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For the next guy planning one out before I'm ready to start (or I commit to some other random non-LS engine), the 2001-2012 Ranger pan and oil pump pickup with a balance shaft delete (and then following up with fabbing some baffling) would be an OE level pan solution. ....(although the brackets interfering with the tunnel surprised the heck out of me).
I wanted to stay away from BSD as I've read quite a few articles on them not being worth the gain for the dramatic increase in NVH and reducing engine life. These particular brackets just made the trans wider right where the tunnel narrows before the shifter.
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:34 AM   #45
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:45 AM   #46
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:01 AM   #47
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This is so coooool. Nice work.
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:33 AM   #48
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I think this is just awesome... Excited to see all the work put into this old car.. Keep the pics coming..
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:55 AM   #49
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The Mustang intake is a complicated one, but I helped to make it further so. I'm using dual LED "bulbs" in a projector housing so I didn't need all four housings.



So now I have a Demon-esque air tunnel that feeds my airbox







This is the most complicated short piece of pipe I've worked on. IAT sensor, Bypass Valve dump, catch can dump, and PCV.













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Old 10-22-2020, 01:35 PM   #50
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Really cool build. Highly original. I like.
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