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Old 07-20-2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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Some more progress on the 86 GT

Was gonna post in my original thread but its closed for some reason. Probably from being inactive for a while. Anyway, been busy with family and that dreaded thing called work so I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on the car. Getting the engine bay "freshened up" and ready to drop the engine in. Still need a few things before its driving down the road but It'll get there. If I can stand the 100 degree heat today I'm gonna try getting the engine in tonight.

Here is the original thread. Starting the T-top Project finally.
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Stock engine or have you upgraded?
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fun, hide some of those wires and clean up the engine bay/paint it while you can
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Re: Some more progress on the 86 GT

Just stock engine for now. I'm itching to drive it. Making plans for the future though. Either gonna get a mildly built 5.0 or a 351 EFI. But body/Paint, interior and all the other stuff come first. Few more pictures for everyone.


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Engine is in.
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Engine is in.
Progress!
Is that "Canyon Red" paint?
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It is. Was ecstatic when I found it. Had everything I wanted. The dark canyon paint, grey interior, T-tops, GT, and 4 eyes! So far everything is going pretty smooth (as smooth as a project is expected to go).
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It is. Was ecstatic when I found it. Had everything I wanted. The dark canyon paint, grey interior, T-tops, GT, and 4 eyes! So far everything is going pretty smooth (as smooth as a project is expected to go).
My 86 GT is the same color other than the glass hood and hatch being black for now, but has the red interior and no T-Top.
I really like it and have come to prefer the 86' 4 eyes front end over the newer versions.
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Agreed. I knew I would be losing a little "stock power" by going with the 86 as opposed to the 87+ but I absolutely love the nose, the 4 eyes, the instrument cluster and I wanted EFI so I only had two choices, 85 or 86. When I repaint it, I'll be keeping the same color combo. Dark red on top with the grey on the bottom. But I'll be putting a hood scoop and rear louvers on it for sure, and may do the black center section on the hood (havent decided that part yet). Of course the paint is probably a year away, but it's nice to plan things out ahead of time.
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I got lucky when I found mine.
It had already been converted to the 89 MAF and the engine replaced with a Keith Craft built bottom end.

As for planning ahead, I began roughly three years ago planning for the Paxton Novi 2000 install. I now have the Novi and most of the parts I need to upgrade the shortblock and install the supercharger. Just lacking the fuel pump, methanol injection and MSD ignition.
Then we will be ready to run once more.
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Sounds like it'll be a fun ride! MAF conversion is something I'll be doing shortly after its on the road too. Would love to have a super charger as well but it won't be in the budget anytime soon.
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Sounds like it'll be a fun ride! MAF conversion is something I'll be doing shortly after its on the road too. Would love to have a super charger as well but it won't be in the budget anytime soon.
I understand that. Mine wasn't in the budget for a long time either. I've owned the car for about 10 years now.

The MAF conversion was one of the best things done I think. Made it easier to tune and more adaptable for sure.
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I have. A question I have a 91 mustang 5.0 and I wanted to know if this mustangs you could replace the front end of the car like the whole thing.?
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I have. A question I have a 91 mustang 5.0 and I wanted to know if this mustangs you could replace the front end of the car like the whole thing.?
Yes, you can.

Please post your questions here 79-95 5.0 Mustang instead of in an existing post.

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Little more done over the last few days/weeks. Getting stuff bolted on and hooked up. Trying to find some missing parts as money (the wife) allows. Got my A/C delete in today and hooked up. Got the shifter in and wiring harness(es) hooked up. Still missing the O2 harness. The transmission I got has he stud type nuetral safety switch and the wiring in the car is for the blade type, so I've got to do a little re-wiring as soon as I find a plug. Also having trouble with the shift cable. Cant seem to find where the damn bracket bolts to under the car???
Its starting to look like an engine.

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Give ya something to look forward too, love my 86!
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Little more done over the last few days/weeks. Getting stuff bolted on and hooked up. Trying to find some missing parts as money (the wife) allows. Got my A/C delete in today and hooked up. Got the shifter in and wiring harness(es) hooked up. Still missing the O2 harness. The transmission I got has he stud type nuetral safety switch and the wiring in the car is for the blade type, so I've got to do a little re-wiring as soon as I find a plug. Also having trouble with the shift cable. Cant seem to find where the damn bracket bolts to under the car???
Its starting to look like an engine.
Looks like it's coming along nicely

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That is a beautiful stang. My personal favorite of the four eyes.
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Very nice stang mustang86cars, Looks real clean.
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Thanks OtLaw,
Let us know how things go with your project, it's always nice to have another 4 eye back on the road
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Some more work done over the last couple weeks. Picked up some more parts, got them bolted on, wires hooked up, etc. Went to start it wed and click, click, click. Grrrr. Changed the starter today, got it cranking and no fuel pressure. Hoping its the fuses I forgot to check or the inertia switch that got tripped somehow. Starting to rain now, so I'll have to mess with it some more tomorrow. No new pictures as of right now. But will have a vid tomorrow if it starts running, open headers for now. Don't wanna bolt on the exhaust till I know for sure everything is working under there.
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Sounds like you're getting close, all the hard work will pay off! Looking forward to the new video
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Yep, hang in there. Eventually you will triumph over the evil gremlins that seem to besiege every car build.
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Fuel tank down. Pump is good. Anyone know where the inertia switch is.
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Fuel tank down. Pump is good. Anyone know where the inertia switch is.
Rear hatch, left side, behind the panel.
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Had a bad ground to the fuel pump relay. Won't be running today though. After taking the tank down its got small rust hole in it so I'm gonna fix that before putting the tank back up
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