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Been a little while since I updated. Still waiting on the Kenne Bell blower. Hoping for an update and delivery date tomorrow.
Rear suspension and under body all painted. Needed to get the car off the lift so I can get my 12 GT ready for smog.
I mounted some Weld Prostar 15x10 wheels on the back. Well, they rub on the brake calipers. Read a bunch out grinding this and that but not really interested in grinding anything. I put a 5mm spacer but that wasn't enough. Tried adding washers that were about 2.5mm and still rubbing. It clears with the two 5mm spacers. So I think at this point my best option is to use a 10mm+ spacer. I'm not comfortable with the amount of lug stud threads that I'll be sacrificing so I'll be pulling the axles to install longer studs and a spacer.
I am open to other suggestions that don't involve purchasing different wheels. I like the wheels and even with the spacer they don't stick out much at all.
 

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been awhile not a whole lot of progress as of late. The front K member has been replaced with the MM K member. Should be getting all the suspension mounted up within the next few weeks. I just need to powder coat the control arms first. The Kenne Bell Blowzilla should be shipping next week. I have since decided to go with a big bore Dart SHP block for fear of the stock block coming apart under the boost. Since I'm doing that I figured I'd bump up to the 363. I'm also gonna lose the World Parts Iron heads and go with an aluminum set. I'm not sure what set I'm gonna go with at this point. Any suggestions. Need to pass Ca. smog.
 

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Pretty sure AFR has 50 state legal heads. Good call on the DART block, a stroker with a blower with a stock block is just futile... might as well just leave the engine stock and supercharge it as the block is still the weak point.

For the heads... get in touch with Ed Curtis at FTI and have him spec you a head/cam combo and you should be good to go there.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion... I'll reach out to him. I'll need to pick the heads/cam then the pitons for a suitable compression ratio and valve clearance. Ill need a set of pistons to step up to 363.
I know the must thing to do is to go with the Dart block. So that's necessary money. From there the money starts to fall in the prudent category. I don't need to squeeze out every last drop of HP but I don't want to waste an opportunity by not taking advantage of the combo.
 

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You're fortunate to have the job/funds to buy everything you need to do the project the right way.
 

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It finally arrived. Brand new Kenne Bell Blowzilla. Been waiting a long time for it to show up. Now that its here I can order the appropriate cam and pistons.
 

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Get it running ZOMG! Can't wait to see it, like I said at the start of this thread, 91GT was my first Stang and would love to see a survivor done proper.
 

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Been looking at getting a transmission to handle the horsepower. Locally got a couple options. Been considering a TKO 600 or a T56. There are couple options locally. I cant get my hands on a new 10 spline Ford Cobra T56 for about $2K or a 14K mile TKO 600 for $1400. I already plan on getting a safety bell housing regardless.
 

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Don't run a TKO unless you like shifting a dumptruck. If you can afford it get a Magnum. If not I'd strongly consider an Astro A5.

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Don't run a TKO unless you like shifting a dumptruck. If you can afford it get a Magnum. If not I'd strongly consider an Astro A5.

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Everything is out of stock. I asked them about an Astro A5. I was told that all the parts that they were waiting on for the last 7 months have already been pre-purchased and couldn't give me a time frame when I could expect to be able to get one. Otherwise, yes, I would consider an A5.
 

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Can't get a magnum anywhere? Have you considered a built automatic? Car will be faster with the auto. Silverfox does real good AODs or you can convert to a AODE/4R.
 

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Well, the Magnum, quick time bell housing and clutch kit I ordered from LMR arrived a couple days ago. Now my question is.... does the hydraulic clutch kit make a big difference in the pedal effort easier and is it worth the extra $$$$?

Also, anybody in Nor Cal know of an engine builder that can build and dyno my motor?

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Not sure about that particular combination, but in general, yes, a hydraulic clutch is typically noticeably easier to use than the cable actuated variety.

So what are you thinking about doing, regarding the engine?
Are you going to purchase a block, rotating assembly, heads, etc, and then take them to someone and have them assemble it?
Or are you just going to find someone to supply all of the parts and do the assembly, and furnish an engine built to your specifications?
 

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Well, I have a almost everything for the engine already including the Kenne Bell blower. I am considering upgrading the rods but haven't decided on them yet. I do need pistons and a cam. I figured I'd have the shop that's doing the work help figure out the best pistons for the combo. I'd like to have the combo built and dyno'd as well.
 

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I usually assemble my own engines, so I have no first hand experience, but I have heard good things about Lewis Racing Engines in Sonoma. And they have an engine dyno.
Also, Shaun at AED, in Sacramento, has a very good reputation, if you can get past the arrogance...
 

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Cam? Ed Curtis at FTI. Pistons and rods? Probe or Scat are good. A lot of good forged options out there tbth... Ed can sell you everything.
 

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I usually assemble my own engines, so I have no first hand experience, but I have heard good things about Lewis Racing Engines in Sonoma. And they have an engine dyno.
Also, Shaun at AED, in Sacramento, has a very good reputation, if you can get past the arrogance...
I've built quite a few in the past but nothing to this level and was going to build the motor for this project but it kind of got out. I'm gonna have $12k-$15k into this combo and not gonna take chance just to save a few bucks. I want this thing done right.
 
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