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Messages - Clayton

User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Got some more wiring done, still have a little bit more but just trying to find time to do it. I still have to run the power to the fuel pump and the hot from the battery. And need to redo my fan setup and the relay for that as well. As much as I like the dual fan idea, I think I'm going to revert back to the single 16" fan for sake of being thinner. And weighing less.
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Wiring went well today... For the most part.... Its not done yet but its layed out ready to make most of the connections. Ive still got to run the feed to the battery and fuel pump but its getting down to the nitty gritty.
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Just slam the hood hard a couple times. It'll close.


.....sooner or later.

Transmission and shifter are in. Clutch cable in and roughly adjusted the firewall adjuster will do the rest I'm sure. I've got to finish up the exhaust, and put the driveshaft in and fill the t5.

Then the work up top can be started on some wiring. That itself will take the longest for me but its a labor of love.
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
She's in. Just gotta get the transmission in and button up the under side then I can focus on the top side and the hood cause a flat one simply wont work due to a minor clearance issue.

User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
I'm getting somewhere now. It should be ready to go in as soon as the bay is ready for it. Still a few small things to do to that area then change the rear main, bolt the t5 and all its glory to the old girl and send it.

Edit: for the record I hate those stupid t-less t-handle valve cover fasteners and they will be going in the garbage can soon.
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
More prepping and side tracking. Decided today that it would be a good time to swap the doors fenders and all the other nonsense work I had to do before plugging the new drivetrain in. Also tucking the wiring like I did on the old one. Tried out that vht wrinkle finish paint on the air cleaner and valve covers just to see how it looked. And I like it. Looks a lot better than chrome and really old aluminum
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Well now the tough stuff is done, time to do some clean up and prep for the new iron and all the goodies I've been stocking up on all summer long.
User Rides / Re: 84 Tbird project
Right on man! I was gonna offer up mine from my 88 sport. I'm just about to pull it within the next few days
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Some demo day progress. Getting closer to yanking the old 302 and aod. I'll get it pulled tuck the wiring clean up the engine bay throw some paint at it and by then it'll be ready for the new combo
User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Ah. Probably a good choice. Should run pretty well. I was hoping you were thinking about a Performer RPM level intake minimum.

Nah I want outside the box. Something different.

It'll make good power and still keep fairly mild street manners with the fitech kit

The R isn't that out of the box, and a good choice with the gearing. I was just hoping you weren't going with a Performer or Stealth intake for the "low RPM torque"  ::)
Yeah. Made that mistake before on other projects