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Old 07-07-13, 12:26 AM
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Flipped truck manifolds for a front mount.

So far I have mocked them up and the drivers side is just fine, but the passenger side has some clearance issues I need to take care of.
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nice! i'm trying to decide which headers i'm going to use for my swap.
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amazing this is something i want to do
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Doesn't look like much, but I can hook up a battery and spin it over with the ignition now. Replaced a lot of crappy factory wiring. Once I get fuel and coolant into this thing it should fire off.

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Old 08-04-13, 08:44 AM
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Nice work. That will be a fun car when it's done.
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Old 08-04-13, 10:48 AM
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Thanks!

I am hoping this thing is fun. Wanting to hit up a few autox events before the snow hits. My Mustangs were to bloated to do much and I had spent so much time and money on them I was to scared of damage to have any fun. This thing is going to be a road warrior, it shall fear no door dings, lol.
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Almost ready for the road. Just need to button a few things up. Alternator and Radiator are on the way. Should show up sometime next week. I ended up punking out on the Microsquirt and have a standalone LS1 setup installed. Hopefully take a test drive in two weeks!

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The radiator came in. I made my own brackets to mount it. Not the best pictures in the world, but you guys get the idea. I will be running a Taurus fan.

Its just mocked up below. Still got some cleanup to do.

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Old 10-11-13, 02:39 AM
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Things seem to be going pretty smooth for you, it looks awesome man!

How'd you make the brackets for your radiator?
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Thanks. This car is honestly fairly easy to work on. Work keeps me from making to quick of progress, but it will be done before winter hopefully.

I purchased some sheet metal then measured, cut, formed, and mounted it to the location where the old oil cooler mounted. Took all of 20 minutes.
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It lives!

Still need to button up a few things. Started right off first try and no weird noises. Next up is exhaust and a few other small bits.

Feel free to overlook the years worth of dust buildup, lol.

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Old 10-14-13, 12:29 PM
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That thing sounds like a beast! How much do you reckon the whole build will cost you?
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Old 10-14-13, 02:15 PM
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$900 for engine
$2000 for complete T56 kit
$350 for ecm and harness
$75 for tune
$570 for mount kit
$172 for radiator and mounting
$400 for various cleanup items, fuel system, fluids, etc.
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Have you thought about relocating your batt to rear or back seat box? It can give you some extra room for your intake filter further from block
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Yea, I plan on moving it back there now that I have verified there are no engine problems. I would like to take it for a test drive next weekend.
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A little more progress. Finished the fan mounting and have been cleaning up small stuff.

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Old 11-11-13, 03:03 PM
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Little bit of an update. Finishing up a lot of small things to make it road safe, mainly wiring cleanup.

Got the intake finished. Much thanks to AutoMods for hooking me up with the elbow and tubing, great quality stuff!


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It sits nicely in there. And dang thats a huge snail!
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Looks great.
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Old 11-11-13, 08:34 PM
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Thanks guys. Its been a long slow road. But just maybe it will be road worthy soon!
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Took it for a spin finally!

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Dropped it off for exhaust yesterday. They had some trouble finding flanges. I was able to source some today so the car should be good to go Monday.

Car was a blast to drive over there though. Never went past maybe 10% throttle due to how loud it was but it felt strong. T56 is quite an upgrade from the T5's I have been used to in the Mustang world. Shifts nicely and the car is super easy to drive.
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I'm keeping an eye on this thread. I just picked up a all aluminum 5.3 on black friday
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