#TheRebuild

Spdricer

Active Member
Started to put back together the white car with the race engine gonna connect as much as i can to the engine before i finally set it in the mounts i sprayed the bay with paint curious to see the end result and how it works with my eyes eventually j wanna do a full tuck of everything besides the brake booster and the engine.. but for now so far its ok

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Spdricer

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Got the fuel lines figured out wire harness in all the plugs succesfully reconnected the spark plug wires all routed ..when i get back to my shop i will set the motor in the mounts so i can get the hoist out of the way then i have to..


Reconnect
*starter wires (3 nuts)
*Ground wires (2 nuts)
*Install the power steering pump and alternator combo bracket (5 bolts)
*Alternator wires (1 plug 1 nut)
*Install a.c compressor (4 bolts)
*Throttle cable (clips in)
*Cruise control cable (clips in)
*Clutch cable (1 nut and another nut that holds the first nut for adjustments)
*Find the right size belt (trip or 2 to auto parts store)
*Oil pressure gauge (1 nut run wires through firewall)
*A.f ratio gauge (1 plug run wires through firewall)
*Radiator and fan combo (2 nuts and 1 plug)
*Lower and upper radiator hose (4 hose clamps)
*Connect aftermarket temp gauge (1 plug)
*Fill and burp coolant
*Trans mount (2 nuts and 2 bolts)
*Connect drive shaft to diff (4 bolts)
*Buy a new battery (mine is toast)
*Connect exhaust to headers (4 nuts)

It probably took me longer to write this list then it will take to do alot of these tasks

Most likely get at it in a couple hours wen i get off work .

Things im a little worried about...

Lost hardware no big deal really out of 3 mustangs im bound to find something that will work

Electrical.. especially the temperature sensor giving me the same issues it did before when i switched from coolant temperature sensor to cylinder head temperature sensor

Anyway just gonna continue the same process of crossing each bridge 1 by 1 and checking off the list no rush and no stupid ghetto rigging
 

Spdricer

Active Member
Actually come to think of it (and this is the benefit of writing down my plan) by reading over my last post i realized i will test my fuel system for leaks first before i set the engine in because if i have a fuel leak where the 2 rails connect i will have no choice but to pull the engine again..

If i was bawse i would put the oil pan i have with the turbo drain a.n fitting and plug it but im not

lol so yea ill be all motor for a little while longer...
Cant wait to hear the built motor through my already sweet sounding exhaust set up.. its gonna be super sweet i hope!!
 

JTsStang

Boosted V6
Kyle, don't start the car without a tune and bigger injectors. You'll wash the cylinders and ruin the engine.
 

Spdricer

Active Member
Thanks for the help guys! You always chime in when I need you the most I really appreciate it!

Going over the turbo kit making sure I got everything i need!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CrpW5sQyCFQfV8OE3

All seems good to go!
Gonna shake down the car with all motor for a little while though maybe get the aesthetics together as well before i put the turbo kit
 

Spdricer

Active Member
yea! loaded up 6shooters tune engine fired right up!! 60 pounds of oil pressure!

before i can start street tuning I got more work to do
here's my personal at this moment to do list

make sure brake lines dont rub against kmember
Fill all the holes in the cabin
Install motor mount nuts
make sure that castle nut gets installed
eventually gap plugs to 65
get more fuel and octane booster
get steering wheel and everything else out of the black car
swap spacers
swap o2 sensors confirm all plugs are plugged in
build double din bracket
start fabricating the gauge holster
Install the rubber isolater for the shifter
paint the rims black
put tints
swap lights
get new convertible top installed
do a brake check
look into a boost controlled exhaust dump
install interior
check brake fluid all fluids
Install clutch cable check for adjustment
put the other 2 bolts in transmount tighten with gasketmaker
fix convertible
fix exhaust tips
paint wheel well black
look into a octane sensor

wont be doing any ttuning till earliest monday

little by little...
 

Spdricer

Active Member
I have to take a day off to be with the car and the laptop while sct technical support is open so i can figure why the strategy code is not there when I start up live link and it won't let me datalogg it says im not connected to the car..
 

Spdricer

Active Member
I took care of a lot of things that needed to be done this weekend

clutch feels good i left it a little slack to be sure i dont burn it up and ill check how it goes into gears and tighten it up if needed be

not much left mechanically till I pull it out of the garage

at this point my list is

Install the nrg quick release steering wheel
install front seat
Install the hood

buy or make a catch can
find a pcv valve
build pcv (positive crankcase ventilation) system
ensure suction at valve cover

get fresh fuel and octane booster
top off power steering reservoir before start
top of brake fluid coolant
swap brake light (cracked by tree branch)

batterys dead ima jump start car and drive it if it doesn't hold a charge ill buy a new battery if that dies then i will search for the draw with a voltmeter

the spacers are not installed because I didn't swap the rear end yet which I hav visually confirmed is in fact a built rear end because the axle tubes are rusting different then the pumpkin and there welded on i figured why work twice..

the reason I haven't swapped the rear end is because I have 273s installed now and I think the built rear end is 355s so i just wanted to feel the more power on the longer gear the 2 draw backs is
one its open diff 1 wheel peel
two its not ment to handle 250 hp but if i blow it up as long as I dont blow up the engine in the process ill just swap it out
I'll be babying it for a while im sure..

after its driving I have a ton more work to do but im focused on getting it driving first
 

6 Shooter

Well-Known Member

Spdricer

Active Member
Check this out. Economy Coalescing Filter - 15F Series, Prep-Air II (Oil Removal) | Parker NA Get 3/8" pipe thread. Use in combination with a check valve to prevent back flow. Check Valve Extremely low crack pressure of .15.

Oil fumes will be captured in the filter before being sucked into the motor via the upper intake manifold. I drain mine every 2-3 months or so which has captured about 1 oz of oil from the vapors.

woow that is interesting I like that! I was just gonna make a sealed bottle two entrances on the top one in one out but thats cool ill put that after the reservoir so the bulk oil will be caught in the catch can so to speak and the vapors and anything that gets past the can will get caught by ur fancy filter as long as I'm still seeing good suctiion at the valve cover im happy vapor and oil free air sounds good to me too

Joshuaw22

go for it man the only way to live life is to chase ur dreams
I started interior exterior myself..
connecting stereos big boom boom base
tvs
then I got into putting hids into cars with halogen back in the days that was the crazy thing to do now its like every car...
then I figured out how to attach my lip without destroying it all the time that was quite a painful learning experience
I donno motor is definitely last though for sure
I still don't do engine internals yet
its definitely development that happens in ur mind as u go along u just start realizing stuff everything kinda makes sense Google YouTube parts stores theres many resources available no bind is unsolvable in auto mechanics I swear just be ready to be innovative and creative sometimes to keep moving forward
 

Joshuaw22

New Member
Joshuaw22

go for it man the only way to live life is to chase ur dreams
I started interior exterior myself..
connecting stereos big boom boom base
tvs
then I got into putting hids into cars with halogen back in the days that was the crazy thing to do now its like every car...
then I figured out how to attach my lip without destroying it all the time that was quite a painful learning experience
I donno motor is definitely last though for sure
I still don't do engine internals yet
its definitely development that happens in ur mind as u go along u just start realizing stuff everything kinda makes sense Google YouTube parts stores theres many resources available no bind is unsolvable in auto mechanics I swear just be ready to be innovative and creative sometimes to keep moving forward
The problem isnt being able to do it but finding the time and deciding where i want to start. For me time is kinda limited as i work a full time job, go to school, and just recently started up a performance parts eCommerce store. Main focus atm is getting the store up and running but i plan on starting on the suspension first i think.
 

Spdricer

Active Member
Really great progress so far. Soon i will be starting on building my car just havent decided where to start first whether it be steering/suspension, motor, or interior/exterior.
lol I misread ur post
first thing I did was cut the springs lol lowered it
then hids double din
then I put the blue leds behind my cluster to match white leds for reading light
I had stick so I got headers and full exhaust next
cold air intake..
I put seats a steering wheel
I just did one little tid bit at a time

then at some point I was just sik of being slow.. so here I am trying to change that lol
 
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