- Color: Black/Rust
- Horsepower: 300
- Drivetrain: RWD
Low budget project, I do all the work myself. Car sat for 26 years before I rescued it. 84 Mustang GT, 302, 5 Speed, T Tops Engine from 87 GT, stock forged bottom end, ARP rod bolts Junkyard GT40P heads, mild home port job and upgraded springs Craigslist Trick Flow Stage 2 cam, 0.542 intake lift, 0.563 exhaust lift, 224/232 duration at 0.50" Port matched Weiand Stealth Intake. Ford Motorsport shorty headers, Pypes X Pipe, Pypes catback. 8.8" rear end swap SN95 Cobra brakes front and rear Maximum Motorsport Caster Camber Plates Lowering springs SN95 Cobra steering rack swap 95 Cobra R replica wheels, 17" x 9" front, 17" x 10.5" rear Seem more progress here: https://www.pro-touring.?@%/threads/127933-1984-quot-Rustang-quot-GT-(Slow-Build)
I'm going to start this off with a disclaimer, I have a build thread started on another site, so I may not go through all the effort to put up all the pictures on this site. But I will always post a link to the other build thread so it can be found....
Bring it Back to Life08/12/2019
Myself and a friend went to drag the Rustang home from its resting place. We got it back to my parents house and hosed off most of the dirt that had built up. Since the car had been running when it was parked, we decided that we should try to get it...
Engine Tear Down08/12/2019
Once I got the motor out, I decided that while it was out I would give it a quick go through and re-gasket it so it wouldn't leak everywhere, it is a Ford after all lol.Everything on the top end was looking pretty good for having 125K on it. However,...
Engine Tear Down Pt. 208/12/2019
I continued with the engine teardown, and at this point nothing had thrown a red flag aside from the water pump.Valvetrain was in good shape. I kept it organized as I planned on putting it back in.The heads followed shortly, they needed a good cleani...
At this time I set about seeing what my options for rebuilding the engine were. Yuma does not have much to offer in terms of machine shops compared to other places, but there are 3 in town. I selected one and took my engine down for them to take a lo...
Engine Build Pt. 208/12/2019
The motor I bought came with the stock bottom end components, standard bore forged pistons. For the insurance, I took them to the machine shop and had ARP rod bolts installed so I knew the bottom end wouldn't come flying apart from the stock bolts fa...
Engine Build Pt. 308/12/2019
It was time for the engine to receive a top end. The stock E7TE heads that came with my engine were in rough shape, not sure why. ANd I wasn't even contemplating using the anemic E4 heads from my original motor. So, a trip to a salvage yard and $50 l...
Engine Build Pt. 408/12/2019
Next steps for the engine was to complete the top end. For an intake I went with a Weiand Stealth because it fit my budget, and had the widest operating range of all the dual plane intakes I looked at. I got a set of Felpro intake gaskets that matche...
Engine Install Prep08/12/2019
After taking the time on the engine, I finally returned my attention to the rest of the car. In the interest of getting rid of the mess in the engine bay, I started by removing all of the emissions related equipment. Luckily for me, Yuma does not req...
Engine Prep & Install08/12/2019
Next step was to get the engine prepped to go in. I wanted to drop the engine in with all the accessories & starter already attached, so I installed them all onto the engine.The same co-worker that sold me the headers also let me have the x-pipe...
After getting the engine into it's new home, all the rest of the required components had to go in. The stock radiator was put in for now with plans on changing it in the future. I had a set of Accel Super Wires laying around that I built to fit my en...
Phase 1 Upgrades Begin08/12/2019
Shortly after getting the car road worthy I began to improve the car. The original radiator that I had in the car began to leak as expected, so a new aluminum unit was purchased from LMR. Definitely a cheaper radiator, but for the price it is hard to...
Phase 1 & Unexpected Purchase08/12/2019
Thanks!I've still been picking away at things on the Rustang as budget allows. Just for laughs, I had to get this:It's perfect!I've been working on the brakes lately. I completely disassembled the calipers to powder coat them, and purchased rebuild k...
Phase 1 Continued08/12/2019
All,I've been picking away at the Rustang lately. I decided that it was too hot to drive the car without A/C, so I should use the time to see how all my suspension parts fit. I started on the front, peeling out all the original parts and fitting the...
Phase 1 cont.08/14/2019
I've made some small progress the past few nights. I pulled the rear axles and got rid of all the drum brake components. I borrowed a ball joint press and got the lug studs pressed into the new 5 lug axles. These are special axles that are the correc...
Either build a 363 SBF or do a Coyote swap Tremec T56 or TKO trans swap Cobra IRS or Maximum Motorsport Torque arm with Panhard Bar Subframe connectors Redo interior, new seats, radio, etc... Paint Body, fender flares, splitter, diffuser, Wheels, not sure on brand?
Wish List: Future Upgrades!
- Ford Coyote Ti-VCT HP EFI ECU and Ti-VCT Controller Kit with Power Harness, Main Harness, Coil Harness, Injector Harness and Sensors includes Bosch Oxygen Sensor
- Earls Oil Filter Adapter for 2011-'14 Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine, Black Anodized, 10 AN O-Ring Ports