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  • Crank
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    Wood 2x4 will easily support front of car. When I was a kid, the look was nose high. We would run around town with 2x4's jammed between A frame and frame. Would last for days. Bounced like crazy! Love your tow rig!
    Last edited by Crank; January 11th, 2016, 08:40 PM.

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  • Russell
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    Pulled the donor out into the rain to wash the dust off. Figured I should clean it up before I part it out. I think it will be easier to pull the motor in the left bay it is deeper than the right. Moving the 87 by myself is not fun. Between the spool and no brakes and my driveway is up hill. I hooked a 2x4 to the k member and the ball on my lawn mower. Work smarter not harder






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  • Russell
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    Trying to plan my attack. I plan to swap the V8 brakes from the 89 onto the 87 and ditch the little I4 brakes. I am guessing this work will be easier with the motor in the car.

    When I pull a motor I like the car to be able to roll sometimes it's easier to push the car from under the hanging motor than move the cherry picker.

    Anyone ever replaced the coil springs with...? I was thinking a section of 4x4 for tempary support. So I can remove the front coil springs. Put the wheels back on to remove engine. Then easily remove the spindles and brakes.

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  • Russell
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    I will put that dash or the one in the 89 back in (hopefully)

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  • DanStokes
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    Dang that's a LOT of war! (That's "wire" for you Yankees.) Whatcha going to put back in there? Something like I did for Mutt?

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Pulled the dash, wiring harness, switch / gauge panel.












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  • Russell
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    The rest of the non stock wireling I think goes to the gauge / switch panel. RED wires! I think I am going to pull the whole dash. It will need to come out to put the hvac back in anyway.

    Last edited by Russell; September 28th, 2015, 06:40 PM.

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  • Russell
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    Saturday I pushed the coupe out into the rain to wash the brick dust off. It stopped so I dried it off. Started to rain again so I pushed it back in before I took a picture. Took some of the aftermarket stuff off like shifter N2O line and battery cable.


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  • Russell
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    I wanted to update my signature and do a better job of summarizing the back ground for this project and remembering those that came before. I am also going to put this in the first post.

    The story: I found myself with three project cars, three drivers, a house, yard, wife, toddler, and a full time job. For some reason I felt spread thin and very little was happening with my project cars and they were all at the point where would require a good bit of money to move forward.

    1989 Mustang LX 5.0 5 speed: I bought this car in 2004 and it was my DD for years. I used it for TNT and standing mile. After a few trips to The Maxton Mile the valve springs gave up and it would not turn over 4k rpms. I refreshed a GT40P motor and dropped it in. The new motor went 140 in the mile, its needs a cage. I put Drag Radials on it and broke the stock axle so now it needs a built rear. Itís been hit a couple times and the paint is shot.

    1979 Mercury Capri: I bought this car so I could go after a Classic record at Maxton. When I got it had a 2bbl 302 C4 2.47 open 7.5. I replaced the engine with a 4bbl E303 cam GT40P out of a Mountaineer and put a T5 behind it. I was not able to get the bugs out at Maxton and the record I was shooting for got bumped way up. I took it to Ohio and closed three open records, and went a best of 143 mph. Now I am above my tech limit so I put a 3.73 8.8 and took it to the ľ it ran mid to high 13ís. The fuel pump sprung a leak and I was growing tired of its trailer queen status. So itís parked out on the farm waiting to be parted out / sold.

    1998 Mustang GT: I have always wanted to get into flipping cars this was my first attempt I found a ruff mustang that need a transmission, some body work and a complete paint job. I replaced the T45 with a used one. Worked on the big dents. Put some used tires on it, some mufflers and was going to let my wife DD it thatís when I found out the rear bearings were shot, overhauled the rear axle. I wanted to paint it but didnít think it was going to be a good return on investment so I finally sold it for about what I had in it.

    I was looking for Foxbodies with roll bars already installed in good condition with a title. It seemed like they all were very far away, no title, very ruff, or very expensive. I found this 1987 LX coupe in the next county over, and had to have it. The sale of the 98 paid for most of purchase price. The plan is for the 89 to be a major donor. Dad said he wanted the Capri engine, I sure I will need a spare T5 and the rest will sooner or later get sold off to fund either safety or go fast parts.

    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...river-drag-lsr

    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-mercury-capri

    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-flip-this-car

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  • JWS4621
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    Mine leaked like crazy until I put a crap load of rtv in and put it all back together. No leaks now. I have the strange eliminators.

    I didn't need a cover for my rear end just got one since my stock one was jacked up from previous owners and leaked like crazy.

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  • Russell
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    The axles where cut but I don't think enough was removed. I took some more material off before reinstalling

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  • BBR
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    I bet your right if it had a 2.73 the ring gear would be no where near the cover. But that's not to say the rear has never been twisted a little, what made the C-clip eliminator leak?
    Some just leak, that's probably the #1 complaint about eliminators. I've never had a problem with it, but I RTV the snot out of all the surfaces just to be sure.

    Something to check: You have to cut the end of the axle tube to install them. I'd check to make sure it was trimmed short enough to not bottom inside the eliminator before the sealing area makes good square contact.
    Last edited by BBR; September 17th, 2015, 05:41 AM.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    As to why your C-clip eliminators are leaking, could be the way it seats..
    Usually need to put all bolts/nuts on then work your way around..
    Maybe your backing plate has a nick or not get a new gaskt...
    Last edited by Deaf Bob; September 17th, 2015, 08:43 AM.

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  • BBR
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    Ratio? 4:xx and larger tend to have thick ring gears and small pinion gears...

    I suspect it is because of deep gears and no gasket.. Can use silicone (right stuff) and not squeeze ot all out by overtightening the cover..
    Mine are 3.55's. 8.8's are fairly tough with better axles.

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  • Russell
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    I bet your right if it had a 2.73 the ring gear would be no where near the cover. But that's not to say the rear has never been twisted a little, what made the C-clip eliminator leak?

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