- Color: Black
- Horsepower: 285
- Drivetrain: RWD
Alright, I guess I'll start with the motor. The block is a cast iron E9TE block that came in the truck. I had the E5TE heads outfitted with all new equipment from comp cams, titanium valve seats, everything was upgraded to the specs. of E7TE heads and valves off a 1991 gt. The camshaft is a solid hydraulic cam, it is flat tappet for the truck crankshaft and harmonic balancer. It has a full Edelbrock Performer RPM II 5.0L Intake Manifold and EFI intake setup (I painted it Ford Blue) from a 1991Mustang GT, with billet aluminum valve covers painted correct Ford Metallic Gold flake. It has mass air flow also from a 91 Mustang GT. On the inside I used a dash pad from a 94 f-150 to complete the SVT lightning look, and bucket seats from 2001 mercury mini van van; and, I installed a B&M unimatic floor shifter. The body needed (and still needs some TLC) but I replaced both front fenders, the driver door, much of the floor in the cab - just too much body work to list. Lots of panels from LMC truck. The entire bed is all pieced together from LMC truck. It still has a stock Limited-Slip Ford performance diff. unit. There is a heavy duty ring & pinion in the housing, but I kept the stock 3.55:1 ratio. I also installed a 3 inch drop shackle kit in the rear, both leaf springs are new, and all the stock mounts have had the stock rivets drilled and re-tapped to accommodate the new heavy duty grade 8 fasteners and 1/2" stud bolts. There is a KYB power steering damper added to the truck also.
A work in progress08/19/2020
Next week, the new gas tank goes in; and, in the in between time, I have to wire some relays.
she came a long way from the Heap I found!08/19/2020
You'd never know it looking at it now, but when I got it this truck was a mess. It barely ran, leaked every kind of fluid you put in it; and, worst of all -to me - there was a sign on the driver's side back window that read, "Honk if somethin falls o...
She's come so far from the heap I found.08/16/2020
I think it sums it up when you look from this angle. Just before I put the shocks back and drop the bed back on, the window used to say, honk if something falls off, and this shows just how much stuff had to be put back on. It's been a long journey.
- Late Model Restoration
- Entry level spark output for your Ford TFI ignition.
Complete the bed and re-install the tailgate; 76mm BBK MASS AIR unit; complete Holley fuel system; Moser 31-spline solid axles; Ford performance Trac Lock posi unit; Strange c-clip eliminator kit; Update pro-dump and bullets to full flow master dual exhaust system with catalytic converters; New Manual drive gear box;
Wish List: Project Lightning
- High Torque starter for Ford small block engines with 3/4" depth ring gear. Fits bell housing/engine block plates with a 4.084" I.D. starter registry hole. 289 - 351W engines.
- Drop-in stock replacement distributor for Ford vehicles.