New Engine 4.2l Upgrade 2000 Mustang Coupe

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Yes, the starter relay in the fuse box. Relay number 4, on the right side of the box, and second up from the bottom. Verify the location with the printout in the fuse box cover.
Pic 12b Shows Relay Position P = Power N + To Starter Jump Those 2 Starter Turns. NP + Relay Active No Power With Key Engaged Clutch In All That. G= Ground For Active Relay.
Pic 19b Shows Fuse Block No Power At Socket 6 IGN. Relay Fuse. No Power At That Pin Sight.
Somehow I Have No Power At That Position 6 On Fuse Block. Going To Jump Power To That Sight And See If I Get Power To NP Position In Relay Block Under Hood. All Relays Working On Tests Hear Click When Power Applied And Power Move Thru To Power Small Light When Activated. Any Idea What Wire Is In Pic 12c ?
 

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Spdricer

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Wow captain max silver from left field! Holy cow my brother I am so very impressed you did such an amazing job on every single thing you did! Our ideas of good looks on the exterior are way different... but boy oh boy you're engine bay is miraculous! Very very nice!
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Wow captain max silver from left field! Holy cow my brother I am so very impressed you did such an amazing job on every single thing you did! Our ideas of good looks on the exterior are way different... but boy oh boy you're engine bay is miraculous! Very very nice!
Thanks! Now If I Can Only Get The Wiring Right. LOL
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Been A Little While But Getting Things Done, Haven't Been Able To Figure Out Why Key Switched Starter Not Working But The Hell With That. Bush Button Starter Popular Now Anyway. So I'm Going With That.
Got All Light Wiring Done And Wheel Wells All Closed Up.
Installed Secondary Fans To CONDITIONER a/c CONDENSER Installed And That Went Pretty Well, Also Mounted Oil Cooler In Front Of Them. Need To Plumb Up Oil Cooler Lines From Aluminum Oil Filter Sandwich Plate Adapter 1/8NPT 10AN Oil Cooler Kit Red To GPLUS 16 Row AN-10AN Universal Aluminum Engine Transmission Oil Cooler. LQQKS Good Centered In Lower Grill Area(See Pics) And Push Type 12" Auxiliary Fans. Need To Wire Them Up, Have Relay Harness To Hard Wire From Dash In Extreme Heat Conditions. Have 3 row Aluminum Radiator for Ford Mustang Manual MT V8 4.6L 1997-2004 To Install And Have 38mm 1-1/2" Alloy Aluminum In Line Radiator Hose Connector Filler Neck + Cap To Install Inline On Upper Silicon Hose Red(Of Coarse) Well Getting There Will Post More As I Go. Thanks For LQQKING!!!
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Just About Finished Oil Cooler Install. Made Up Lines For Oil Cooler AN10 Braded Steel With The Help Of A Great Little Tool Called "The KOUL Tool" Makes Putting Lines A Snap. Check Out Video Here. koul tools - Bing video
This Makes Building Lines Easy, Although You Need To Be Quick Between The Time You Undo Tape From Fresh Cut. I Tape With Blue Masking Tape The Wide Stuff About 2", And Use Angle Grinder With Cut-off Blade. Little Oil On Inside Of Line And Cone Of Koul Tool And Give A Good Push To Seat Into Line End Of Fitting. (See Pics) After Assembly Of Lines All Else Pretty Straight Forward.
Assembled All Parts And LQQKS Pretty Good To Me. Need To Pick Up Couple Of Quarts Of 5/30 Wt Castrol Oil Before I Can Start Up. Going To Disconnect Crank Sensor And Turn Over To Prime Oil Cooler And Get Air Out Before Start Up And Check For Leaks.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Well Picked Up Some Oil Today Needed About 2 Quarts Extra For Cooler And Lines That's 8 Quarts Thirsty Little Bugger. (4.2L With 4 Wheel Drive F150 Pan For 1997-1998 Ford F150 Oil Pan Spectra 85629CZ 4.2L V6 Engine Oil Pan See Pics) But No Leaks. Built a Guard To Keep The Lines From Getting Bumped To Easily. Just Want To Keep Things From Getting Caught Under Car (She's Low) May Change Design, But OK For Now. Will Install Later Today.
 

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6 Shooter

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Great photos and write ups. The car is really coming along. Just an FYI, I run those same type fans in front and have them switched in the console. Handy at times. However, when you test them, make sure they are blowing back towards the radiator. I had to reverse the power and ground wires to get them to run backwards, plus had to pull the fan blades and turn them backwards as well.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Great photos and write ups. The car is really coming along. Just an FYI, I run those same type fans in front and have them switched in the console. Handy at times. However, when you test them, make sure they are blowing back towards the radiator. I had to reverse the power and ground wires to get them to run backwards, plus had to pull the fan blades and turn them backwards as well.
Thanks, Even Though Installing 3 Core Radiator Wanted Extra Cooling (Being In Florida) Thought It Was Good Idea And Thanks For The Remind For Fan Direction.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Got Oil Cooler Guard Under Car Today. LQQKs Like It Will Work Ok. But Think I'll Change The Guard So Not Attached To Cooler Itself, Although Wanted To Be Lower Brace As Well.
By The Way The Red Paint Is Rust-Oleum Sunrise Red. Pretty Close To Performance Red E3 2000 Mustang. Brush On For Under Car And Places Brush Strokes Don't Show And Of Course Spray Bombs. Cheaper Than E3 For Places That Don't Show Often. By The Way Did Engine Block With Eastwood Red Epoxy Paint In Special 2 Stage Can And Bell Housing And T5 Trans Sunrise Red.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Finished Up Oil Line Shield, Bolted Up. LQQKS OK. Installed Aluminum Drive Shaft Need To Torque Bolts Down. Didn't Have Torque Value When Out In Garage. Unpackaged Radiator For Install. 3 Core 4.6L V/8 Radiator. Now Have Adapt All Pieces To Make Work. Never Used A Radiator That Didn't Have Fill Cap On Top, But Bought Inline Filler For Upper Hose. See How That Works.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Checked Auxiliary Fans For Proper Rotation With Some Smoke And Pushing Threw Well. Added Main Fans And Wired Them Up Tonight. Made A Grounding Block For All Grounds So Battery Doesn't LQQK Like A Nightmare. Need To Set Up Panel For Switches And Starter Under Radio In Console, Any Idea's? If You've Bought One That Works Well In The Console Please Let Me Know Who Makes And What It LQQKs Like Where I Can Get A Hold Of One. Thanks.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
I Got The Hoses On Today, Like The Extra Wide Clamps We Have Today, LQQK Good And Hold Great Too! With The 4.6L Mustang Radiator In Place Needed To Find A Way To Fill Her Up With Coolant. So I Got Out My Trusty PVC Pipe Cutting Pliers. Ever See Them Massive Ratcheting Jaw And It Cut Silicone Hose With Ease. Nice Smooth Straight Cuts. Inserted Filler Coupling With Filler And There You Have It. One Thing I Noticed Is My Overflow Isn't Going To Fit. Any Ideas (Out There) As To Which To Use? Thanks.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Great photos and write ups. The car is really coming along. Just an FYI, I run those same type fans in front and have them switched in the console. Handy at times. However, when you test them, make sure they are blowing back towards the radiator. I had to reverse the power and ground wires to get them to run backwards, plus had to pull the fan blades and turn them backwards as well.
Checked Auxiliary Fans For Proper Rotation With Some Smoke And Pushing Threw Well. Added Main Fans And Wired Them Up Tonight. Made A Grounding Block For All Grounds So Battery Doesn't LQQK Like A Nightmare. Need To Set Up Panel For Switches And Starter Under Radio In Console, Any Idea's? If You've Bought One That Works Well In The Console Please Let Me Know Who Makes And What It LQQKs Like Where I Can Get A Hold Of One
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Great photos and write ups. The car is really coming along. Just an FYI, I run those same type fans in front and have them switched in the console. Handy at times. However, when you test them, make sure they are blowing back towards the radiator. I had to reverse the power and ground wires to get them to run backwards, plus had to pull the fan blades and turn them backwards as well.
I Got The Hoses On Today, Like The Extra Wide Clamps We Have Today, LQQK Good And Hold Great Too! With The 4.6L Mustang Radiator In Place Needed To Find A Way To Fill Her Up With Coolant. So I Got Out My Trusty PVC Pipe Cutting Pliers. Ever See Them Massive Ratcheting Jaw And It Cut Silicone Hose With Ease. Nice Smooth Straight Cuts. Inserted Filler Coupling With Filler And There You Have It. One Thing I Noticed Is My Overflow Isn't Going To Fit. Any Ideas (Out There) As To Which To Use?
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Great photos and write ups. The car is really coming along. Just an FYI, I run those same type fans in front and have them switched in the console. Handy at times. However, when you test them, make sure they are blowing back towards the radiator. I had to reverse the power and ground wires to get them to run backwards, plus had to pull the fan blades and turn them backwards as well.
Question For You, Since I Up Graded Eng. To Internal Balanced 4.2L Do I Need To Install Counter Balance Weight On Tailshaft Of Transmission? Hoped You May Know This One.
 

Pete fender

Pete Fender
From the factory, mine did not have one.
The car, a 2000, had a TSB on the rear.
If your Mustang developed a whine in the axle on coast-down, under factory warranty, the 7.5" was replaced with an 8.8" GT complete axle assembly.
Almost everyone on 3.8mustang.com got one.
You also got a balancer and new, harder rear upper control arms.
FREE!

power Train:axle Assembly
  • tsb #01108 -- A Whining Noise Heard From The Rear During Coastdown From 97 To 56 Km/h (60 To 35 Mph). This Noise Will Disappear When The Vehicle Slows Down Below 56 Km/h (35 Mph). This May Be Caused By Variation In Tooth Contact Between The Different (nhtsa Id #620164, May 28 2001)
  • tsb #14082 -- Some Vehicles Equipped With A 7.5 Inch Axle May Exhibit A Decel Axle Whine At Approximately 55-30 Mph. Engineering Is Investigating. *tt (nhtsa Id #620297, March 01 2001)
  • tsb #00231 -- Some Vehicles May Experience A Whining Noise Heard From The Rear During Coastdown From 97 To 56 Km/h (60 To 35 Mph). This Noise Will Disappear When The Vehicle Slows Down Below 56 Km/h (35 Mph). *tt (nhtsa Id #616512, November 13 2000)

 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
From the factory, mine did not have one.
The car, a 2000, had a TSB on the rear.
If your Mustang developed a whine in the axle on coast-down, under factory warranty, the 7.5" was replaced with an 8.8" GT complete axle assembly.
Almost everyone on 3.8mustang.com got one.
You also got a balancer and new, harder rear upper control arms.
FREE!

power Train:axle Assembly
  • tsb #01108 -- A Whining Noise Heard From The Rear During Coastdown From 97 To 56 Km/h (60 To 35 Mph). This Noise Will Disappear When The Vehicle Slows Down Below 56 Km/h (35 Mph). This May Be Caused By Variation In Tooth Contact Between The Different (nhtsa Id #620164, May 28 2001)
  • tsb #14082 -- Some Vehicles Equipped With A 7.5 Inch Axle May Exhibit A Decel Axle Whine At Approximately 55-30 Mph. Engineering Is Investigating. *tt (nhtsa Id #620297, March 01 2001)
  • tsb #00231 -- Some Vehicles May Experience A Whining Noise Heard From The Rear During Coastdown From 97 To 56 Km/h (60 To 35 Mph). This Noise Will Disappear When The Vehicle Slows Down Below 56 Km/h (35 Mph). *tt (nhtsa Id #616512, November 13 2000)
Thank You For This Information. I Replaced My 3.8L To 4.2L, Ones Internal Balance And One Is External Balance, Because Of This That's My Question. Do I Need This Big Lump Of Counter Weight On Trans. All New Trans Mount And Aluminum Drive Shaft All Differential Mounts New Upper And Lower. Just Curios If Anyone Had Run Into This Before, I Can Always Put On Or Remove And See If Any Problems Arise.
 

Pete fender

Pete Fender
1999-early 2000 3.8 had external balance engines, with a counterwieght on the harmonic balancer, and a flywheel balanced for each motor.
It best to keep all three together.
Not sure about the 4.2, because it was never stock in a mustang. Sometimes flywheels can be put on different engines, like a 1967 289 I had, with a 11" 351 flywheel.
It was internally balanced, so I could use the 289 balancer.
I guess you have to buy all three pats from the same dealer, or if used, make sure all three came from the same engine.
 
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