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  1. RRRCobraSC281

    RRRCobraSC281 Member Established Member

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    Looks like a real nice restoration project. I maybe wrong, but it looked like you MM camber/caster plates were on the wrong side. I believe the center oval hole should favor towards the rear.
     
  2. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks! The plates were installed correctly however as soon as they were installed they were removed anyhow. They were just set in place then I decided to do the engine swap before the suspension went back together.
     
  3. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    I was sent some numbers and I decided to put them into a spreadsheet to see what torque curve looked like. This is why I went to option #2, the torque curve doesnt fall off and remains above 400 for quite some time. I was told that with a single plane intake this would have dropped off significantly. I was happy that the HP numbers kept climbing over 500 however im not sure why he stopped at 6350 (still waiting to hear back from him), all the way up to this point the HP kept climbing and believe it probably would have kept doing so all the way to 6800-7000rpm.

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  4. Dig Race

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    Love this car! Nice to see a super clean 4 eye car
     
  5. mustangmanjeff

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    wow nice project! cant wait to see more!
     
  6. mustangmanjeff

    mustangmanjeff Active Member Established Member

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    so lets hear the #'s what did it dyno on this engine dyno? did it break the magic 500+ hp
     
  7. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man, I caught some flack for tearing apart a clean 4 eye but overall I'm glad I started with a clean slate.

    Thanks sir!

    I was sent some numbers and I decided to put them into a spreadsheet to see what torque curve looked like. This is why I went to option #2, the torque curve doesnt fall off and remains above 400 for quite some time. I was told that with a single plane intake this would have dropped off significantly. I was happy that the HP numbers kept climbing over 500 however im not sure why he stopped at 6350 (still waiting to hear back from him), all the way up to this point the HP kept climbing and believe it probably would have kept doing so all the way to 6800-7000rpm.

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    So in short, yes. She did break the 500 mark.
     
  8. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    This weekend I was able to surface prep the engine bay, we are now ready to prime the back sides of the panels as well as the areas that will be covered by the panels. That is taking place today, once that is done I will be welding in the panels and welding in any holes.... This should be fun.


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    Additionally the Engine was shipped out on Friday so I should see it mid week.... Cant wait!
     
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  9. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  10. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  11. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Been a little bit since my last update....

    So my engine arrived. The shipping crate was really nice and very sturdy.


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    I received more goodies for the engine.

    New trans mount, and trans hump bushings.

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    Quicktime bell housing


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    I bought a 1G to 3G alternator upgrade... Problem is I was sent a used alternator, LMR was on top of it and another one is on its way.

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    Started making progress tacking in the body panels.

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    Coming along and finishing the welds up. Lots of little holes -__-

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    This is the part I cut out to clearance for the brake booster, I had to modify it a tad and welded it back in. Some grinding and body filler should make this area look back to good.

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    I put in MM sway bar mount braces in then made these caps to cover everything smooth.

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    I just need to finish up welding all of the holes on the firewall then I will begin grinding away. Once the grinding is done I will uncover the car to wash it down and wrap it up again to get ready for body filler and sand it all down. I am hoping to have the bay painted shortly after Thanksgiving and start putting the interior back together by Christmas.

    Hope you all are enjoying!
     
  12. 2011 gtcs

    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    Looking good man.
     
  13. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man. Was good seeing you the other day, car sounded great as you guys left.
     
  14. scottL

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    Indeed we are:pop:
    Quick question, are you going with the factory starter motor when you bolt everything back together?
    Looks like grueling work ahead of Thanksgiving..
     
  15. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Stock starter is for sale on crapslist, I have a feeling I will be taking it to the scrap yard though. I am looking into high torque mini starters at the moment. I have my eyes on a PA Performance piece but still have some research to do.

    From now till Christmas its going to be dirty work really, all that grinding and all that sanding of body filler just makes a mess. Luckily I can roll the car out now. When it comes time to drop the engine in I will most likely need a hand..... **ahem.... scottL, hyvltge, 2011 GTCS** Dont want to scratch up the pretty paint.
     
  16. scottL

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    Was going to say you might have to "massage" those longtubes with a BFH to fit if you're going to use a factory size starter. I got one of these for minehttp://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-11000-b51/overview/
    Not the best reviews or cheapest price but it's been working fine for 2 years without issues.

    Let me know when you're getting closer on your motor, if I'm in town I'd love to come down and give you a hand. Was thinking of cruising by last weekend to show off the new exhaust actually..
     
  17. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    I went with Doug's Headers, ceramic coated. They said to run a powermaster mini starter and it will clear no problem, I will research that one you linked. I will avoid massaging headers at all costs!

    Last weekend I was so busy working on the car, I saw your text in the morning but forgot to respond. Lets plan for after Thanksgiving to meet up, I want a ride in your notch!
     
  18. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Not a lot to update but moving along.

    I spent the weekend grinding away at all the ugly welds.

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    After all the grinding was done I ended up taking it out of the garage and unwrapping it. I had a car cover on the car, then blankets over the cowl area and windshield, then the entire car wrapped with some thick sheeting. Even with all of these preventive measures I still found the car was dirty, dusty and found residue from the blasting so I decided to wash her.

    [​IMG]D507B8F7-4784-4E2F-8F1B-28D25DC7E842_zpsswxf2ybl by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
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    Now its back under a different car cover and will be wrapped up again so I can get to prepping and start applying body filler. This should be real fun.... not.
     
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  19. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  20. 2011 gtcs

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    Can't wait to see this finished.
     

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