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What started out as my first Mustang [2006] has turned into one hell of a learning experience. I have made mistakes with my engine combo, double [hell, triple] spent on certain items, and even re-purposed the entire project three times. When the original 5.0 developed a rod knock [2008], we replaced it with a simple 306 [2009] in with ported heads and an explorer intake that made 243/298. It served me well for about six months when it lost oil pressure and I parked it. After some decision making, I had a 410w built and thats when things got frusterating. The project sat idle for a few years [2009-2012] and work was only sporadic at best. The paint fell off, parts were stolen, finally got it running [2013] but discovered the valve springs were too soft. That led to the already junk heads being CNC ported, correct valve springs installed, a new intake, and long tube headers being installed. [2014] Along the way, I had even started collecting parts for an IRS swap but then sold the IRS swap for a watts link [2015] and now I'm going with a PHB/HD torque arm combo from Maximum Motorsports. [2016] Wrecked my daily driver '98 GT, sold the 410w and bought a rebuilt 4.6 4V from a wrecked 98 Cobra. The original intent was to make three cars into one. Then I discovered the 4v had a couple of burnt valves and a blown head gasket. Crap. So, I just bought a 2015 F150 for a daily driver. [2017] Collected parts, stripped the '95 to the shell and completely rewired it to '98 specs. [2018] Built the engine with a metric #### ton of help from @lwarrior1016 and have spent the rest of the year "finishing it" but have yet to fire it up.[2019] Finally found the time to get the car squared away. Got it running and finished most every subsystem. [2020] Sold the 4V :ROFLMAO: Swapped in a Coyote and I’m working towards getting it running.

Direction? None... Well, I had initially wanted it to stay my daily driver with some 1320 duty. That mindset then started to sway more towards show/street/strip but now I've decided to just keep spinning wrenches and forget titles.


List of installed and pending mods:

2017 F150 5.0 (385/387)
  • 2018 Mustang GT intake (ported by AFS)
  • FAST 87mm throttle body
  • Coyote to Fox body TB adaptor
  • Lokar throttle cable
  • MMR remote IAC
  • Gen 2 Mustang camshafts
  • ARP cam tower bolts
  • ARP cam phaser bolts
  • ARP harmonic balancer bolt
  • MMR tensioner chain flip bracket
  • Mustang timing cover
  • Power by the Hour AC compressor bracket
  • S550 harmonic balancer
  • S550 200A alternator
  • S550 oil filter adaptor
  • MMR rear coolant crossover
  • Boundary Billet oil pump gears
  • MMR piston cooling jet delete
Holley HP EFI standalone
- Holley TiVCT controller

Fuel

Aeromotive AFPR
QFS 340 in Pro-M hanger
6AN feed/return PTFE stainless braided fuel lines
47# injectors

Exhaust

BBK 1 3/4" long tube headers
BBK X-pipe
Dynomax UltraFlo mufflers
Flowmaster Foxbody LX tail pipes

Drivetrain:

T56 Magnum
  • QuickTime bellhousing
  • Exedy Twin Disc clutch
  • Stiffler's T56 crossmember
  • Driveshaft Shop aluminum shaft
8.8 rear
  • Eaton Truetrac
  • Yukon 31 spline axles
  • Strange C-Clip eliminators
  • 4.10 gears
  • LPW Ultimate differential cover
Suspension:


Maximum Motorsports tubular K member
Maximum Motorsports forward offset control arms
Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates
Maximum Motorsports MM3 struts
Maximum Motorsports RA2 shocks
Maximum Motorsports front and rear coil overs
Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors
Maximum Motorsports road race control arms
Maximum Motorsports rear adjustable sway bar
Maximum Motorsports panhard bar
Maximum Motorsports heavy duty torque arm
Maximum Motorsports Race shock mounts


Brakes, wheels and tires:

18x9/18x10 Forgestar F14 with 275/35/18 tires
Brembo F50 calipers with Autology brackets
14” GT500 rotors
Powerstop red powder coated rear calipers
13” Baer Eradispeed +1 rear rotor kit
Powerstop Trackday pads
Stiffler’s stainless brake hoses
Fine Lines stainless brake lines
ABS delete block

Interior:


98 GT interior
custom leather wrapped Momo Corse steering wheel
NRG short hub
NRG gen 2 quick release
Corbeau Forza Sport drivers seat
billet Unicorn head light knob
rear seat delete
Holley 7" digital dash
Steinmann Performance cluster

Exterior:


Trufiber cowl hood with TrackSpec vent and Aerocatch latches
vertical, export tail lights
Madd Retros custom black retro-fitted projector headlights
Cobra front bumper

Misc

Volvo electric power steering pump
Converted to hydroboost brakes
Converted power steering hoses to AN hoses
2000 Cobra R steering rack

Parts pending installation:

GR40 style carbon fiber fenders
MM Roll bar
Carter’s Custom street splitter
black S197 seats
Carbon Fiber T1 spoiler
Carbon Fiber wiper cowl
Carbon Fiber firewall cover


Thanks for reading, there is much more to come - Josef




 

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I'll work on some more recent pictures [it has a god awful black cobra bumper now] but here's a few:







 

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The singlemost regrettable mistake was blissfully following my ignorance and reworking these heads to only find out later how much of an idiot I am for doing so. Either way, I have no ET or dyno figures to speak of since the latest round of parts but I put four car lengths on my wife's '05 GT that traps 108.

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Is there hope for my combination? I don't want to run 10's at the track but I do want to run 20 minute open track sessions with ease.
 

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I'd dump the valve cover breather and run a factory pcv system.

Get the MAF out of the fenderwell and no bends right before or after the MAF.

75mm TB.

How many CC's are the combustion chamber?

What is your quench?

That combo is begging for a custom cam. I'd discuss your build with Ed Curtis.

I'm not a fan of adjustable fuel regulators. The factory unit is very dependable and supplies all the pressure your engine needs with a proper tune.

Your build has great potential in my eyes.
 
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I'd dump the valve cover breather and run a factory pcv system.
That's exactly what's planned with the addition of an accumulator.

Get the MAF out of the fenderwell and no bends right before or after the MAF.
I have a card type MAS and its located between the 90's

In the works

How many CC's are the combustion chamber?
58 cc

What is your quench?
Eh??

That combo is begging for a custom cam. I'd discuss your build with Ed Curtis.
Have been talking with Ed about that

I'm not a fan of adjustable fuel regulators. The factory unit is very dependable and supplies all the pressure your engine needs with a proper tune.
Well, it's too late for that. The car actually came with an AFPR.

Your build has great potential in my eyes.
Thanks!! I hope so too
 

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Quench is thickness of head gasket added to how far the piston sits in the hole at tdc.If piston sits above deck at tdc; you subtract from head gasket thickness.Ideally .040" quench would be nice.
 
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Oh, in that case the compressed head gasket thickness is .047" if I remember correctly since I used FP 9333
 

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Where are the pistons sitting at tdc? In the hole or out? How far?
 

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i have almost an identical story. 302 to a 306 to now a 408 very similiar to yours except carbed. i love mine!
 
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Are your seats out of a 05-07 GT? I have a red interior car and have been looking to swap to leather seats and wondered how they would fit and wire up.
 

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Are your seats out of a 05-07 GT? I have a red interior car and have been looking to swap to leather seats and wondered how they would fit and wire up.
Yes, they are from an '05 GT but mine are attatched to a manual seat track. I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult with wiring schematics for each vehicle to intergrate the S197 stuff into the SN95. Matter of fact, I know someone who has done this and I'll dig up a link.
 

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Awesome!! I have been contemplating a switch to carb lately
with a wide band the tuning is pretty easy. it's cheap can run great in all weather, and IMO makes a much cleaner simpler engine bay.
 
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Weekend punch list:

1] install seat belt receptacles & headlight bulbs - completed
2] visit LaDOTD inspection - complete, passed!
3] adjust toe angle - completed
4] re-arrange strut spacers and install service kit - completed
5] re-install Prochamber - completed
6] wire in wideband and A:F guage
7] drive around to data log

Having an 02 bung welded into my Prochamber today so I can install my Innovate wideband this weekend.


 
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