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Old 11-04-2017, 12:28 PM   #911
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Roof wrap just need to work out all the bubbles.

Also got all the fun emissions stuff and oil cooler on. Going to work on all the little stuff today and see where it ends up.

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Eh, its a 5 footer lol. My friend has only done his own roof. Few tears that we had to patch along the edges and a few wrinkles that probably aren't coming out but this is a temp job anyway. And tbth, if someone wasn't really looking at the roof they wouldn't notice. I'll either try to re-do it myself next summer when its hot out or I'll take it to a shop in Rota and have them spray it black. Either way, one less thing to worry about. I'm happy with it for now. As with everything I'm doing at this point, primary goal is to get it running in a few weeks and 100% legal/reliable to put on a ship and send with me when I leave.

I will say that oil cooler BARELY fits on the Conti block. There is some wierdness that isn't there on the Mustang block. The non-Cobra (non cooler) unit I would have needed to trim the block a bit for the sensor but I had 2 spare Cobra setups so good there.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:40 PM   #915
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Remember that time you spent $50 on a 99/01/Mach EGR tube and then find out it doesn't clear the OEM head cooling mod (2nd crack pipe) and have to mod the 96-98 Cobra EGR you already had? Peppridge Farm remembers...

All that is left is waiting on the metal flex pipe and clamps coming in from PCI so I don't have to mess with the EGR tube when its in the car and impossible to get at.

Funny how something so stupid always winds up holding you up. Literally everything else on the engine is done, its ready to bolt the flywheel on, bolt up the trans and drop in. Damn NJ emissions changed in 2012 so EGR turned off=OBD2 fail. There is no visual... grumble... I also want to be 100% emissions legal in case Spain cares...
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The positive is that you're almost finished.
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In case anyone wanted to see what the bellhousing adapter looked like installed. Also holy grinding to get it to sit flush lol. All good now.

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At this point I think we should have challenged you to bolt a 5.4 in.
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Actually the 5.4 is really easy to put in a Mustang especially the 5.4L 2V.
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A thing happened today.

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2000 Steeda Mustang GT #48 build thread

Nice.
Question for you Scotty. Do you happen to have a Mach 1 short block? Reason I ask is, mine's locked up and in case it's not savable, I need a plan B.


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I have a block, crank, rods and pistons... lol. Diamond pistons, Boss rods, cast crank, .020 over WAP.
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I have a block, crank, rods and pistons... lol. Diamond pistons, Boss rods, cast crank, .020 over WAP.
Recon, I think Scotty has an answer to your problem. Act fast, he is moving to Spain.
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I was gonna take it all with me to build a "built" spare engine on the side but would sell if interested. All you need is bearings, rings and hardware. Pistons would yield 8.5:1 compression on a 4V tho, perfect for an Eaton or Whipple.
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Moar pics. Starter actually has an interference issue with the Conti WAP block. The final "gotcha" in this build. Besides minor stuff like having to ream out the metal trans spacer holes to 9/16" to clear the engine adapter stud bases. Nobody uses the top bolt anyway which smacks right into the Conti block so just cut that ear off and had to do a little grinding on the case. Took 10 minutes.

Fits like a glove, getting it in was super hairy since the thing is so damn wide but now its just a bunch of little stuff. Long 4 day weekend (3 days minus Turkey day) to work on it. Goal is to have it ready to start by next Sunday night.
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I'm trying. Found a few more "gotchas" last night but no biggie. Block interference with power steering pump (ordered a carbide dremel bit coming tomorrow) and then the AC compressor bolts are M10 on the Conti block vs M6 so I reamed the holes on the compressor out with a 7/16 drill bit and it fit fine.

Tonight after dinner its the coolant hoses at the back of the block, hook up the trans harness, bolt on the intake manifold and install injectors and fuel rails.
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Nice work! Hopefully the “gotchas” are over now.
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Ya, intake is on, decided to rebuild the #24 injectors with a $14 eBay kit so that's in the mail. 98 coolant crossover doesn't bolt to a 99 - up intake so I gotta find one of those... It's all good. The engine is literally just some wiring and a few hoses and I'm basically there.

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When you're done with this one, will you build and sell me the replica? Lol
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Lol not from Europe.

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Very little left. Hook up the coolant stuff, install the rad and mid pipe and then do the wiring this weekend. That's it. It should be ready to start next week and I'm working with Tuning by James to get a good baseline tune and go from there.
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Very little left. Hook up the coolant stuff, install the rad and mid pipe and then do the wiring this weekend. That's it. It should be ready to start next week and I'm working with Tuning by James to get a good baseline tune and go from there.
Project Pony and I just did a pair of midpipes. It's a pain without a massive set of jackstands, or a lift. Add in my massive arms and hands and I am tempted to grab the sawsall and just run open headers.
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I will admit that we customized a tool out of necessity. A deep well 15mm socket is too long, and a standard is too short.

We cut 1/4 of a 15mm socket off and it fit perfect.

...and then the midpipe was pulled onto Pony and he was pinned under the car and pipe. Lol 🤣

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Mid pipe is not hard for me. I dunno. For that one tricky fastener use a 1/2 drive 15mm shallow. Deep enough to get on it but not too deep.

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Been out all morning figuring out where stuff goes because I was stupid back in 2015 pulling it apart thinking I'd get done fast and remember where everything was lol. Besides a few vac lines I'm pretty much there. Taking a break before starting on the 16 ignition wires which is not hard, just tedious as hell. Going to be dark before I finish lol. Lit garage and weather is still unseasonably warm so its all good. Engine is 100% together now minus just needing to drop the rad in the front but I'm going to take it to a shop to get leak checked and cleaned this week.
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Ghetto *** solder I got from Lowe's just isn't cutting it. I am not going to have ignition problems because of it... ordered an entire soldering station with 60/40 rosin solder and a whole assload of heatshrink tubing overnight from Amazon.

Also had to bite the bullet and pay $160 on ebay for an entire 99 Cobra air intake and MAF as the MAF that came with the car was some random assed one with that Novi. It was that or spend $199 for the C&L kit that keeps the intake in the engine bay plus then I'd have to pay another $40 or so for a 4V MAF. $160 for the stock intake, MAF, sensors, little rubber tube and the silencer horn is actually not a bad price IMO.

So instead of doing all the soldering I finished hooking up a few things in the back, put the O2 sensor plate on the trans and mounted those sensors, installed shifter, PS reservoir, new throttle cable, new cruise cable, dug out the throttle body from the shed, did the grounds on the engine block, few other things I'm forgetting and going to call James (Tuning by James) tomorrow to actually talk to him about what I want to do and my goal is to have the car started by the middle of next week. That'll give me 3-4 weeks to work out any kinks and drive it to Baltimore to the shipping depot to send it ahead.
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Kinks?
There will be no kinks!!!
It's going to start right up, with the first turn of the key, and purr like a kitten!
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Heh, hope not. I still need to check DS for fitment since with the IRS swap it'll already be super close and that adapter moving it all back a touch might mean I need to get it shortened but that's easy.

My soldering kit literally just got here 5 minutes ago. Made a pot of coffee and about to go out and solder up all this wiring. Also wire wheel and paint the 99/01 specific coolant crossover that just showed up and got a 99/01 alt bracket in the mail along with a really good shape bone stock 99/01 air intake. Like I keep saying I'm really hoping to have it sitting ready to load a tune and start this weekend.
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**** wiring... Will double check it and loom it tomorrow... For 4v swap you reverse everything except the iac.
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That isn't very far away from becoming a running engine.
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I really wish they sold the harness for the COP's (and whatever else is on that harness). I hated having to solder on three new COP pigtails on mine. I tried just swapping in new plugs with a working clip, the the aftermarket ones were just different enough that it wouldn't work. I suppose I could have searched at my local salvage yard...but the deed is done now.
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Eh... I'd rather solder than buy adapters. One thing I'm kinda pissed about tho is I forgot the injectors are uscar and not jetronic so I could have kept the plugs from the Conti harness and soldered them too... But... Lmr sells adapters.

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