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Old 02-15-2018, 02:34 PM
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Getting my parts in order so I can start when the nicer weather gets here.
88 5.0L and T5 with a 7.5 diff
Ordered Martins kit less K member and header. (having a custom K member made)
On the car itself I have put a new roof and leather seats from a 2004. Other than that it is stock but not for long.
Here are some pics for now. The car that gave it's heart
Rolling chassis is sold. (bonus)
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:35 PM
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And yes, I am doing this in a single car garage.
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Congratulations Jim - there are too few Monsters in Ontario! I have an engine stand you are welcome to if needed. Also used my one car garage- need to stay organized! Vic
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Congratulations Jim - there are too few Monsters in Ontario! I have an engine stand you are welcome to if needed. Also used my one car garage- need to stay organized! Vic
Thanks Vic.
I have an engine stand . And yes being organized is going to be key.

How is long did it take you from start to finish?
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Mine was built about 2004 by one of the nicest guys in S. Ont. Just needed to certify and etest. Don't rush, get it right. Vic
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I won’t be rushing. I figure if I’m going to do it I might as well do it right.
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Kitchener! Wow, I’m only an hr away...near Grand Bend. Feel free to drop me a line. I built a ‘90 in my single car garage a couple winters ago.
sales AT exetermusic DOT com.
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Mine was built about 2004 by one of the nicest guys in S. Ont. Just needed to certify and etest. Don't rush, get it right. Vic
Did you buy Brent M’s black NA?
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Here are some pictures of my build.
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No issues as of yet but now assembly starts. We shall see.
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Looking Good. Be sure and share the first drive.
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Looking Good. Be sure and share the first drive.
thank you. Definitely will video first drive and start up.
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From the pics it looks like you have good steering shaft clearance from the header. How’s exhaust clearance going into the tunnel? Would love to get together to compare builds once you’re up and running.
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The exhaust clearance looks better than I thought it would but time will tell when I get the tubing done.
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Default A little bit more work done.

A few more parts put back on.
Man that idler pulley sits high!
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Looks great so far ! what do you plan on wiring / ecu ? Alot of people have had good luck with the megasquirt pnp unit.

Also what valve covers are those or are they a custom job ? They look great !
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Looks great so far ! what do you plan on wiring / ecu ? Alot of people have had good luck with the megasquirt pnp unit.

Also what valve covers are those or are they a custom job ? They look great !
I’m just running the mustang wiring and ecu.
Also it is speed density for now.
Those are stock valve covers.
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Vacuum line that I’m not sure about.
Another vacuum line I’m not sure about.
Starting to come together
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In the first picture, on a Mustang, that line actually does a u-turn with a factory molded hose and attaches to a metal "T" that is threaded into the bottom side of the upper intake plenum (between the top of the valve cover and the bottom of the plenum near #7 and #8 cylinders) and the other molded hose coming from that hidden "T" goes to the PCV valve. That is so that the PCV system can evacuate any oil residue that might accumulate in the upper intake.

In the second picture, I am assuming that you are referring to the "blue" nipple? In a Mustang, that attaches to a vacuum canister that supplies vacuum to the HVAC mode doors.
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In the first picture, on a Mustang, that line actually does a u-turn with a factory molded hose and attaches to a metal "T" that is threaded into the bottom side of the upper intake plenum (between the top of the valve cover and the bottom of the plenum near #7 and #8 cylinders) and the other molded hose coming from that hidden "T" goes to the PCV valve. That is so that the PCV system can evacuate any oil residue that might accumulate in the upper intake.

In the second picture, I am assuming that you are referring to the "blue" nipple? In a Mustang, that attaches to a vacuum canister that supplies vacuum to the HVAC mode doors.
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So the blue nipple is not needed anymore and I could run my brake booster off the other line?
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Run your booster off of the vacuum tree at the rear underside of the intake.
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Run your booster off of the vacuum tree at the rear underside of the intake.
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I’m slowly getting things sorted out. Hoping to try and start it on the weekend.
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It’s Alive!!
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