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Massive machines lol, but what builds THEM? Where does it stop!?


I watched a show on motors like this, apparently the cylinders have access hatches and they can be shut down individually for maintenance while the motor is running.
I can't imagine being inside one of those cylinders knowing that the rest of the engine is still running.

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Thanks for info.
Second price from Ford was $720.00
Waiting on third price from a Mustang/Speed Shop locally.
I live in a condo and they feed me **** for working on the car all the time.
~I will let shop install clutch
~My bro-in-law is a mechanic and he will be helping me with the new exhaust system and installing the Brembo package, the stainless steel brake lines, & the complete caliper rebuild kits.
I still have lowering springs, shocks/struts, X2 balljoints, bumpsteer kit, & caster camber plates to install also.
With a huge *** family as we have, someone is ALWAYS parked in his garage working on a vehicle.
 

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5-6 hours labor around here.
I don't care how easy or difficult it may be to install, i am mostly concerned with quality craftsmanship. Shops that work on Mustangs daily give me an extra piece of mind. That makes sense, right? They are quick with their work because they have done it many times over. While parts are disassembled, sometimes other issues are discovered, and I've had some free extra parts & work thrown in while working on the car.
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NOW I NEED TO KNOW WHICH MOTOR STARTER TO PURCHASE.....OEM? Which kind & why would help me.
Thank You All AGAIN!
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OEM because you want it to last, since changing it again means using like 3 feet in extensions just to get one bolt.

The the 98 and under had that same problem, right? Or is that just a 99 04 thing?

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5-6 hours is what they may charge. It will take them half that time tho.

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5-6 hours is what they may charge. It will take them half that time tho.

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Yeah, waiting on last price quote from a "speed shop" down the road a bit. They are quoting me full suspension installation/bumpsteer alignment pricing too.
~Spent today dying the steering wheel black.
~Using 3M leather/vinyl repair kit for the first time too, on the drivers seat. I may dye the seats "two toned" Saddle/Black.
~Installed LED's in the rear view mirror.
~Covered the cooling cross over pipe in front of alternator with new thermal wrap. Wrapped the top of each exhaust down pipe closest to manifold too.
*~I have a new instrument panel, new "ruby red/reflective" SVT decal for above RPM gauge, odometer gears, and warm white LED's for instrument gauges and AC/Heat panel. That will freshin things up a bit, brighter/crisper looking gauges will be nice.
 

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quote from trans shop

web said 3.1 hours to replace clutch assy
trans shop quoted 5+ hours plus $165 kit w/o discount

I countered 3hrs @ shop rate plus price of kit...they refused.

Is there something else I don't know about that takes 5hrs???

Gary
 

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If my dad and I can do it in 3.5 hours on a lift from start to finish with hand tools and stopping to have hamburgers, no reason a good shop can't do it that fast. I wouldn't pay more than 4 hours of labor no matter what they try to quote.
if you and your dad complete the job in 3.5 hours, that is 7 hours of labor total? Time is relative.
 
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