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scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 01:39 PM

2000 Steeda Mustang GT #48 build thread
 
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Brought it home today finally. Anyone not following my other thread, I only paid $5500 for 34k original miles because it has a blown motor. Looking for replacement motors already and found a ton of real low mile Vic engines locally. Car is not perfect... Little nitpcky things that drive me bonkers that I will get on immediately.

Honestly... Not really much to do after I swap the motor out and cosmetic stuff. I'll list the build sheet when I get on a computer.

Pics!

natestang07 05-02-2015 01:42 PM

Definetly a sleeper for sure. I look forward to this build

straybullitt 05-02-2015 01:56 PM

That is a cool car!

Is that the Steeda emblem on the trunk lid, where the Ford emblem usually is?

Recon 05-02-2015 01:58 PM

The centrifugal staying or is it leaving?


Adventure till you drop

natestang07 05-02-2015 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by straybullitt (Post 2221505)
That is a cool car!

Is that the Steeda emblem on the trunk lid, where the Ford emblem usually is?

It is indeed. It looks like the only visual clue from What I can see though

Steve96 05-02-2015 02:59 PM

Nice. This will turn out Awesome. I'm hoping to find my deal this summer for mustang #2, we will see.

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Joser714 05-02-2015 03:27 PM

I'm subbing.... Can't wait to see the progress

H.Doofenshmirtz 05-02-2015 04:13 PM

She purty

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scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by straybullitt (Post 2221505)
That is a cool car!

Is that the Steeda emblem on the trunk lid, where the Ford emblem usually is?

Yes it is. Besides the steeda center caps in the rims, that is the only thing on the exterior to give it away.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Recon (Post 2221506)
The centrifugal staying or is it leaving?


Adventure till you drop

Lol, that's a big part of the reason I bought the car.

natestang07 05-02-2015 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by scottydsntknow (Post 2221559)
Yes it is. Besides the steeda center caps in the rims, that is the only thing on the exterior to give it away.



Lol, that's a big part of the reason I bought the car.

Sounds like a new profile picture is in order

scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 04:46 PM

Now, onto all the "issues" I have found with the car. Obviously besides the blown motor:

1- Pile of **** Flowtech X pipe. This pipe was the first pipe I ever bought when I got into mustangs before I knew any better. It goes BELOW the front of the trans not only getting things hot as **** but ground clearance problems... Will be getting replaced probably with a UPR stainless X. Yeah it is corroded, the rest of the underside of the car is mint as is the Bassanni catback.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...pswurqiwja.jpg

2- God effing dammit DIY non-full length subframes. Again, no biggie and actually saves me from going out to get full lengths for a little while. I can remove these easy enough with the car on a lift and a grinder.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psgcshpjqd.jpg
3- The seller told me this was the "SCT Tuner". Lol. Well that wire looks like a wire to a piggyback chip which I will have to dig into. Controller is to the snow meth kit which I will be removing and selling.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psnlzsnz0h.jpg

4-Top of the track on the triangle area of the door is broken. Window comes up real far and you have to stop it manually at a certain spot. Glass rattles if it is down when I close the door. Will have to pull the door panel and see wth. Also will have to replace that piece when I get around to it.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psi29qeqsf.jpg

5-Only real "blemish" I can find in the interior that isn't like a missing clip or something. Not really going to worry about it. Maybe if I get some SEM interior dye or something I will go over it...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psp8swsxas.jpg

6-Wheels are going to need blasted/coated. Now that I don't have to immediately do subframes, I will take that $400 and have that done instead or I might just leave it... Does need new tires soon, it has 285/35/18 Nitto 555s on all 4 corners. I imagine this car will handle very well even though the 4 link is still in place...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psxy4q8fck.jpg

There is a little surface crud on the OEM A arms and a little road crud on some other parts of the car but it is cleaner than my 98 and that was CLEAN. There is zero rust around the gas tank on this car like my 98 had and the interior is not quite the 10/10 the seller said but its a solid 9 easy.

Paint... is VERY good. Has the peeling by the hood/fender gap that they all get and a little flaking where it looks like one of the big Bassanni tailpipes was touching but besides that it is going to shine up like a gem.

Engine bay... this thing is CLEAN. Looks like a showroom new engine bay TBTH.

Overall, very happy with this purchase. I can get a Vic motor for $500 with 30-40k on it which is the route I am going. Will look for a 3V "aluminator" block down the road to start a build with.

Let me know if you guys think of anything else.

oxford5pointoh 05-02-2015 05:03 PM

Such a sweet car. Man for that price too. Cannot wait to see all your progress.

bwright1973 05-02-2015 05:10 PM

Glad someone's got good luck!


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scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 05:25 PM

Well, I am going in for a knee scope on thursday, that is on reason I wanted to get this thing right the hell now. Then I am off work from 15-30 days but all the doctors say I'll be up and walking like normal in like a week. Trying to get the new motor before then too, I've got a 2005 Grand Marquis motor with 38k for $525 about 25 miles from my house.

So I might just tinker with the little BS while it sits in the garage for a month while I heal up and then take 2 or 3 weekends in June to knock out the motor swap and get it back on the road. Definitely needs to get done soon though. I'm itching to drive this thing.

Also researching who seems to be the current best remote tuner for a supercharged 2V. Need a startup tune and then datalog to dial it in.

oxford5pointoh 05-02-2015 05:37 PM

What's the super long hose clamp doing around the SC outlet to that red thing? Sorry I'm ignorant to blowers. Just wondering what that's all about.

scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 06:12 PM

I'm guessing since the original hose couplers are dry rotted that the pipe was popping off under boost. Will be replacing all of them.

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Ubnbit 05-02-2015 06:46 PM

Congrats my brother. At least in the end, we will all have a lesson in how it should be done and the right way. Beautiful car bro. Get that swap done so we can see some rolling vids.

scottydsntknow 05-02-2015 06:52 PM

Thanks I appreciate it. I'm hopefully going to get to the wrecker on Monday. Bastards are only open till 5 and I get out of work at 4 and they are closed weekends... grr...


Oh, and here is a REALLY bad copy of the build sheet. The seller gave it to me basically in this shape and I immediately thought of the Neil Diamond "authentic" autographed litho from Saving Silverman lol. However, I called Steeda and verified the VIN on the car and it is actually accurate. Need to get ahold of them and get a fresh copy.


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...ps6dptzqkf.jpg


So yeah, this was a $40k car in 2000... crazy.

Steve96 05-02-2015 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottydsntknow (Post 2221589)
Well, I am going in for a knee scope on thursday, that is on reason I wanted to get this thing right the hell now. Then I am off work from 15-30 days but all the doctors say I'll be up and walking like normal in like a week. Trying to get the new motor before then too, I've got a 2005 Grand Marquis motor with 38k for $525 about 25 miles from my house.

So I might just tinker with the little BS while it sits in the garage for a month while I heal up and then take 2 or 3 weekends in June to knock out the motor swap and get it back on the road. Definitely needs to get done soon though. I'm itching to drive this thing.

Also researching who seems to be the current best remote tuner for a supercharged 2V. Need a startup tune and then datalog to dial it in.

I would get in touch with "tuning by James" go to his site which is tuning by James then it has a link to email him. I believe he will be able to do it for you. He seems very knowledgeable and if you research his stuff he is good. He will data log and dial it in that way for you. At least he would be worth a shot. He uses SCT programmers, he sells them for $399, tunes are $75. I'm not sure of the cost for updated tunes but he basically told me he can get done Whatever needs to be done remotely. Anyway just thought I would mention him.

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scottydsntknow 05-03-2015 08:10 AM

Yeah I've heard of him before. I'm going to get all the parts on hand and then figure out a day when my father can come over and help me yank the motor out.


My driveway is on a little bit of a hill and it would be easier to do it at his house but he is 20 min away and I don't want to try to milk this car over there. Plus having it at my house means I can be up until all hours on my time off from my knee scope getting all the little stupid stuff taken care of. We'll see.

sonicpony03 05-03-2015 11:40 AM

Wow, just saw this thread in the 99-04 GT section.
Great find! 10x better than that Mach 1 you were looking at.

So glad we have a couple awesome builds going on within the forum.

Recon 05-03-2015 12:00 PM

So, is this the only Steeda on the forum?


Adventure till you drop

ab_mach1 05-03-2015 01:14 PM

Love the color. Looks like it's in great shape. Good find! I am not familiar with Steeda GT's. Were the internals in the 2v's upgraded along with the Novi?


@azurebluemach

sonicpony03 05-03-2015 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azure (Post 2221943)
Love the color. Looks like it's in great shape. Good find! I am not familiar with Steeda GT's. Were the internals in the 2v's upgraded along with the Novi?

@azurebluemach

Looking at the posted build sheet I would think not. I don't believe too many aftermarket builders like Steeda/Roush were doing forged internals or additions like that. Most just ran the stock 2V with a supercharger running low boost.

I could be wrong though...Steeda cars are definitely a rare find so who knows what actually was done to them. I'm sure Scotty will find out to be sure.

WJL 05-03-2015 04:55 PM

Lucky Dog, i would have bought that car, good luck cant wait to follow along.

scottydsntknow 05-03-2015 08:42 PM

No forged motor, Steeda did it just like Roush/Saleen except they used a Centrifugal blower instead. And they used the Novi which is huge brownie points just because. The 2000 can move a LOT of air. I will not have to upgrade the blower when/if I eventually put in a built motor.


Like I said, plan is a stock low mileage 2V and keep the boost down at first and just enjoy it for the summer/fall/until salt is on the roads.

Recon 05-03-2015 08:46 PM

I'm very happy for you Scotty. You finally got another one, welcome back to the club. Let's keep this one for a long time. It's a sweet ride, did Steeda give any performance figures?


Adventure till you drop

scottydsntknow 05-03-2015 08:55 PM

Nah, I know that I'm going to set it to around 425whp and call it a day when I get it a new heart. I'm assuming that this is a car that is going to get me kicked out of Atco until I cage it tho. Will find out this summer hopefully. No cage+11s=bye.


Also.. after the entire afternoon the disaster that was my garage is now organized, stacked and I somehow found enough room in there and my shed to fit a car and all my crap.


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...pswvuljioa.jpg


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...psuguamsmo.jpg


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...ps1q8tw6hl.jpg

Steve96 05-03-2015 11:44 PM

Looks like you will have enough room if you get a little creative.

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ab_mach1 05-04-2015 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Recon (Post 2222177)
I'm very happy for you Scotty. You finally got another one, welcome back to the club. Let's keep this one for a long time. It's a sweet ride, did Steeda give any performance figures?


Adventure till you drop


I figured he'd get one sometime. I understand how it goes when you need to put other things ahead of the hobbies, toys, and go-fast projects lol. Glad it worked out. :thumb:


@azurebluemach

phatspeed7x 05-04-2015 06:52 AM

Wow looks good! Congrats! Steeda Autosports has been good to me. Sure this car will do the same for you.

straybullitt 05-04-2015 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Recon (Post 2221913)
So, is this the only Steeda on the forum?


Adventure till you drop

As far as I know, this is the only Steeda on the forum.
The only other one that I can remember seeing on here was a late model car that Steeda had for sale.

Recon 05-04-2015 11:14 AM

2000 Steeda Mustang GT #48 build thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by straybullitt (Post 2222473)
As far as I know, this is the only Steeda on the forum.

The only other one that I can remember seeing on here was a late model car that Steeda had for sale.


That's awesome. We finally have one on the forum. I nearly bought a 08 Q495, when I was in the market. At the time, I never heard of a Q495 before. I'm familiar with the Q335, Q500, and Q650, but not the Q495. Which Steeda still does a lot more to their cars than Roush does. It appealed more to me as a circuit enthusiast, but the price didn't at all. Maybe one day. Now we need a Sherrod on the forum.


Adventure till you drop

scottydsntknow 05-04-2015 11:55 AM

I PM'd [email protected] today to see about getting a fresh copy of the build sheet. Hopefully he gets back to me with some good news.


Also looking at mid-pipes today for this thing to replace the POS pipe on here. Going to go catted and would prefer stainless. The UPR catted is aluminized and $330 shipped. VRS (the company that makes the UPR pipes), does the catted pipe in stainless for $460 shipped.


Currently debating on if I really need to spend the extra coin... I had a BBK aluminized pipe on the 98 (the PO did) and I never drove the car in any bad weather and the thing still looked new after 2 years of me having it and I think it was on the car since before 2010 soo...

straybullitt 05-04-2015 06:59 PM

I went with all stainless on my most recent exhaust project.

In your case though, you may have a good point not to use stainless. If it never sees any weather, it's not really necessary. And if you do decide to go with a set of LT's in the future, the mid-pipe will need to be replaced anyway.


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