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    Default My 85 TBird

    This was my 85 turbo coupe and my friends 84 Cougar XR7 about 15 years ago. The bird had a 289 and C4, the cougar had a 351 and a C6. Tore the bird down 12 years ago with the intention of redoing it with fuel injection and overdrive trans. Decided it was time to get started.



    What it looked like when it was pushed into the shop in Feb.





    My fuel injection and overdrive, 2003 SVT cobra 4.6 and T56




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    I do believe this thread will ve watched by many. Very nice!
    -- 05 Mustang GT-Whipplecharged !! -- 87 5.0 Trick Flow Heads & Intake - Custom Cam - Many other goodies...3100Lbs...Low12's! http://www.fquick.com/V8Demon

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    Thank you, I will be posting more pics soon.

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    Great to see a Terminator swap in a 4 eye! Quite the shop too.

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    radical build, love it!








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    Subscribed. Wanna watch this!!
    '97 Ranger 3.0
    88 Tbird Sport
    5.0 SO, stainless shorty headers, true dual exhaust w/ Magnaflow mufflers. KYB struts from '04 Cobra, KYB shocks. 5lug conversion from '00 Mustang, front and rear springs from '04 Cobra, subframe connectors, drilled and slotted rotors, '97 Mustang GT rear sway bar, '03 Mach 1 wheels. Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates, sequential taillights.140 speedo and halo head rests. Started work on new motor...


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    Nice, looking forward to this build!
    Matt

    1986 Cougar 5.0

    1989 Mark VII LSC 5 speed (sold)

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    Thanks guys, did a lot of looking on the net to research this project and could only find some 4 cam swaps into fox mustangs and newer birds, though I am sure it's been done. I am using the 2003 mustang K member, cooling componets, hydro boost, wiring for engine management only ( I think), spindles, brakes, and steering rack.

    I will do my best to show what i am doing. Look forward to any questions, comments, or suggestions. I have been slowly working on it for a couple months but have not been able to post until recently. The plan is to get everything fabricated and running, then tear it down and make it look good. Here we go.

    Please refer to post #106 for correct hydro boost install and brake pedal ratio.

    Had to rebend line to clear wiper motor


    Only mods to the k member was to shorten the rear lower mounting tabs and locate and drill the holes for the bolts. My research showed that I needed a 1/2 spacer plate between the k member and body, but mine seemed to measure 3/8 of an inch so thats what I went with.

    03 on left, 85 on right
    Last edited by bodyman; 07-13-2014 at 10:58 PM. Reason: new info for hydro boost mounting

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    I want your motor Will def be watching this thread

    My Bebe! 1980 Thunderbird, 302 & AOD are the only option boxes checked

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    Nice project!! Looks somewhat familiar although mines not as powerful....... LOL.... I likey
    Last edited by 1BadBird; 05-14-2012 at 09:18 PM.


    86' T/C 2.3L
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    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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