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Old 09-30-2016, 10:20 AM   #41
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Just read through your thread on the red coupe, great thread btw. Man that thing was moving and how the hell did you get it so light? you still making progress on it?



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If you will grind the welds loose on the trans member where it bolts to frame mounts it will slide back and forth,, what I did.

what shorty headers are them?
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:31 PM   #42
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Solid motor mounts were 40. The Dirty Dingo adjustable swap plates were 189.

I contemplated buying a welder and fabing them as well.
Ok, so the solid mounts will work for the ford and are 40$. The dingo mounts are to adapt to a ford mount then?
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:37 PM   #43
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Yes sir thats correct. The two thick billet plates on the motor are the dirty dingo plates along with the thick washer. The actual 2004 gt motor mounts are the tri shaped steel piece.

Go to cj pony parts and search for the mounts and go to texas speed and look at the plates. Youll see the dofference.


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Ok, so the solid mounts will work for the ford and are 40$. The dingo mounts are to adapt to a ford mount then?
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:44 PM   #44
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Grinded the welds off the cross member and slid it forward as previously suggested. Looks like its going to fit great. Shout out to windmill!

Also got a starter on Amazon. 67 bucks with same day delivery sure beats 150 at the local parts store...




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Old 10-07-2016, 08:45 AM   #45
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doing one of these right now as well..
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:56 AM   #46
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The Weekend Goals:

- Install balancer - bought some all thread etc..
- Install water pump
- Install starter
- Install Alternator - found a way to run a really short belt "hope it works"
- Install Transcooler - 1/2 20 adapters land today
- Install shifter and cable
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:38 AM   #47
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The FF headers look obscene. I love it!!!
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:33 PM   #48
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Thanks man. Zero f's given..

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:08 AM   #49
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Not much to report. Didnt get **** done over the weekend as I hoped. Fishing, beer and Cowboys!

Did get the coil packs on and plugs gapped. Was worried that headers flipped would get in the way but they seem to be working out.

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:10 AM   #50
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Trans cooler also installed.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:04 AM   #51
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MSD 6014 ordered. should have this phucker running by next week. The last big piece will be the driveshaft.
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:57 PM   #52
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More progress today..

Installed:
- water pump
- alternator after cutting a piece off to allow it to line up with pulleys, Will need to order an adjustable turnbuckle.
- headers for the last for a while..
- starter
- dip stick and tube
- balancer
- carb after i checked the jets and installed blue holley gaskets... **** the red ones!

Cleaned up some old wiring in prep for the msd. Also ordered a fuel line for the demon since its way off...



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Old 10-25-2016, 06:58 AM   #53
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Fuel line for the carb came in and got it plumbed to the regulator. Also was able to get the stock efi throttle cable to work. Stiff but very functional.
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hope the crossmember worked out for ya,, it was a simple thing,, I have a new video this year on my facebook craig stevens.
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Worked out great! Five minutes with a cut off wheel and boom.

I appreciate that one.

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Old 10-26-2016, 07:49 AM   #56
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Started wiring the car with the 6014. Very impressed with the harness and everything that came with it.

Also, this muscle car pan I got calls for a certain oil filter. Wish I would have payed more attention because the 2002 Tahoe 5.3 one I got is a no go. Still hoping to start this tonight.

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Old 10-26-2016, 07:49 AM   #57
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If any one is interested. I have less than 5k in this whole deal including the car... I will be in a less than 6K and have a solid car.

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Yes, the muscle car pan kit uses a filter for 07 and up Silverado I believe. I have an 05 Sierra and my pan kit uses the next gen filter.
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Very inspirational, awesome build so far!
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Thank you!

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