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  1. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    Ok, I've had a few fellow Mach owners ask for updates on the build so I thought it'd be helpful for anyone's future reference to have a build thread. Please direct all questions in this thread and not through PM in order to keep the discussion alive. :beer:

    To start things off, my motor is already built: 9cc pistons (9.5:1 CR) and I have enough fuel to feed a bonfire. Some of you know I used to have TT's so I just had to swap power adders, basically. So, the run down of the setup is:

    - Built Motor (stock heads/cams/intake/TB)
    - Dual -6an fuel line, GT pumps, dual FPDM's, FORE rails and FORE hat.
    - Bassani mid-lengths, Bassani catted X, Borla Stingers
    - F1A w/ RR 4.15 pulley, stock-sized crank pulley (~14 psi) ...for now.
    - Procharger 3-core intercooler
    - BGG 8-rib setup

    Now, let's get to the progress!

    BGG 8-rib setup installed.
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    Intercooler mocked up.
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    I bought a D1 kit used, but it was missing some pieces unfortunately; made a bracket for the top intercooler mount.
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    Size comparison (can of tuna is an inside joke with a buddy at work).
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    Blower pulley installed. Apparently, Procharger provides a step washer to rest on the shaft inside the pulley ...I didn't have that. So, I made an aluminum bushing, then put a good sized washer and a lock washer under the head of the bolt (not shown).
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    Mocked up in the car. The spacers BGG provided to realign the supercharger were NOT enough. I had to use about 6 washers on the top left mount, 7 washers on the bottom left mount, and 4 washers on both sides of the blower idler pulley; otherwise, I'd be smacking my alternator.
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    Blower is not bolted up in this pic, so don't reference this for alignment!
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    I have a nice interference issue with the temp sensor connector. The rubber elbow I have is for a P1/D1 setup. I need to find a shorter radius elbow.
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    ...massive.
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    Enclosed race bypass valve (which I will run open for a while).
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    I will be updating this thread as I progress through the build ...stay tuned. :beer:
     
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  2. 99MustangGTman

    99MustangGTman 2VORNOT2V Established Member

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    Damn dude, looks awesome, how much power you expecting?
     
  3. OrangeMach23

    OrangeMach23 BOOSTIDMACH Established Member

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    Nice build going on there. Don't you just love the lack of space once that head unit is in place??? :) I originally had a P1SC but bought a P1SC-2 on a good deal. The new blower actually sticks out a bit more now. I bought a Anderson Power Pipe but I am going to have to modify my sensor as well before I can install the pipe. I know Vortech supplies a bracket in their kit for relocating this but it should be easy to make a custom bracket!
     
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  4. Hotrodvdog

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    Nice man. The F1A is no joke!
     
  5. flowgoode

    flowgoode F it! Established Member

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    Looks good Chris....I see what your talking about with the temp sensor. Fortunately i don't have that sensor on my year car. I wonder if you can relocate it somehow.
     
  6. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    600+. I'll end up with a 4.0 pulley I think,

    Yeah, I think that is what I have to do; we'll see.
     
  7. AntiHeightPunk

    AntiHeightPunk New Member Established Member

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    looks awesome man! How many LB's of boost will the 4.0 pully bring you?
     
  8. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    ~16-17 psi.
     
  9. EVO-lution

    EVO-lution Active Member Established Member

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    man you went with that puny little F1A?....pssshhh you shoulda went bigger hahahaha

    damn SOS I CANNOT WAIT to see this finished product and some vids:beer:

    How much HP are the boxers going to give you? and why not mount them on the DS instead of the PS.:lol::lol:
     
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  10. Furinox

    Furinox New Member Established Member

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    pull the sensor out and bend it around so that it hangs straight down then take a dremel to the fan shroud. That's what I did with my T trim. I think the vortech book even said to pull it out for fitment.
     
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  12. AntiHeightPunk

    AntiHeightPunk New Member Established Member

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    why arent you going to run 20+ LB's of boost like brandon did...either way car is off the chain! What gear are you going to use?
     
  13. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    :lol: ANYTHING becomes rags in my garage. Pics/Vids will definitely be coming.

    Excellent picture. Thanks! :beer: Do you have a picture of where the temp sensor is currently mounted?

    Who's Brandon? I'm working my way up, running on pump gas only for now. 3.55's ...maybe some 4:10's if I am not satisfied.
     
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  14. Furinox

    Furinox New Member Established Member

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    Mine hangs straight down then I zip tied it to the fan shroud.
     
  15. Furinox

    Furinox New Member Established Member

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    you should polish the blower before you get it completely mounted to the car. I spent a night polishing mine and it turned out pretty good.
     
  16. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    Thanks, this is really the one snag that is keeping me from mounting it in the car permanently. :whine: Oh and cutting out the fender hole for the powerpipe.

    I thought about getting a polished headunit, but I didn't like the upkeep of it. I might change my mind later.
     
  17. Furinox

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    Ya, I had to cut out a pretty large section for both my powerpipe and the pipe leading to my throttlebody to fit through. The stangs seem like a never ending project. I ordered a 2.9 reichard racing pulley today. Hopefully it will be my last power mod and then suspension, then done.
     
  18. speedofsound

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    :lol: .......right.
     
  19. AzulAzul03

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    Nice!!! Can't wait to hear that monster!!:rockon:
     
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    +1 :beer:
     

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