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    That's some killer work!!


    86' T/C 2.3L
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    That's quite a bit of fab work, but the end result sure looks factory

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

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    Thanks guys. If someone didn't know better I want it to look like Ford may have put it in there. On sunday was able to get everything mounted and hoses hooked up. Supported the back of the intercooler to the bracket fabbed up for the power steering cooler.

    Did some searching on here about subframe connectors. Liked the looks of the thru the floor connectors, but was wondering about carpet fit and seat interference. Also liked the look of Aerocoupes (Darren) tubular set up, may go with something like that.




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    Wow! Amazing work, I wish I had those skills.
    Mike

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    I'm taking notes on this.

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    Was able to get the transmission mounts welded in this weekend. Moved the mounts back 3.75 inches. Any more than that and the floor pans changed enough that the mounts did not fit well without major modifications. I did have to cut them a little bit to get them flush with the floor. On the L mount I cut in about 2 inches and rebent from the end of the cut to the edge. It was bent from the angle to where I began the cut.



    The R mount just needed the upper flanges cut to be able to fit flush with the foor pan.



    Even with the mounts set back the ford motorsport crossmember is maxxed out to the rear and the transmission mount bolts are almost to the rear most location.



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    Also made some headway on getting the suspension figured out. First I found out that the steering shaft hits the header, so that needs some attention. Then I found out that the 275/40/r17 and svt cobra rims do not fit inside the fender. I have Maximum motor sport caster camber plates, coil overs, 03 spindle and brakes on 13" lower control arms with the SN95 ball joints. The caster camber plates are maxed out and the top of the tires still need to come in, I know with the 14" control arm that the camber will work out, but that still doesn't get the tire inside the fender. An easy fix would be some 8" frt rims with smaller tires, but I have not seen these rims in that width. May consider moving the camber caster mount holes in board if my alignment guy thinks this will get the tires inside the fender.



    On a good note the mustang width 9 inch rear with crown vic rear disk brakes and the same 275/40/R17s fit nicely, could even get a little more tire in there. They could use about a 1/4" spacer to move the tires out. I have SN 95 length rear springs, will be getting some adjustable RLCA to bump up the ride height.


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    Nice work Bodyman
    i have a question are you gonna keep your original cluster?
    i was wondering how to deal with the t 56 digital signal of the vss in order to make the original speedometer work
    id like to do a coyote swap in the future but want to retain to stock cluster

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    Nice work Bodyman
    i have a question are you gonna keep your original cluster?
    i was wondering how to deal with the t 56 digital signal of the vss in order to make the original speedometer work
    id like to do a coyote swap in the future but want to retain to stock cluster
    Thanks,
    I am having a custom cluster built by a friend. He is going to mount the mustang movements to a custom face. I would think you could find and electronic speedo that reads what yours does, or whatever you want, and mount it to your face plate in place of the mechanical one. Should be able to use your needle and probably have to get a custom face printed to match, unless the sweep is exactly the same. May have to do that with all the guages. Unless your cluster is digital, then I don't have a clue.

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    It's been "awhile" but finally got some work done on the bird. Ended up going with a Glenns Performace sleeper sump fuel tank and a return type fuel system. Built a bracket to mount the fuel pump to the front of the tank and started to route fuel lines to the front. Glenn's instructions state to mount the pump at the same level as the tank outlet. I need to get a 120 degree fitting for the end of the fuel pump to help keep the fuel line tucked in closer to the body.






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