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Post  racerk_2000 on April 15th 2010, 8:46 am

I am back from Iraq and I am in the process of getting ready for the Bash. cheers
When I was gone my good friend Blake picked up a 1987 Mustang Coup for me. I had several other fox chassis but the Mustang is the smarter way to go. Blake said he is going help me with the engine, but right now he is coverd up with work.
I have many of the pieces to get this car together.
I will document my progress, my goals, and my build specs.

The first step is to get the rear suspension in the car.
I bought an 8.8 from Keith Sherry shortly after the first bash. It has a girdle, spool, moser 28 spline c clip eliminator axles.
For launch I got a super deal on UPR upper and lowers from Derek Johnson at Bluegrass Performance Parts, as well as an anti-roll bar.
I also have a set of competition engineering 50-50 drag shocks.

The next step will be the cage and chassis.
Then Blake and I will get on the engine.

Any ideas on my build are more than welcome.

I will post some pics as soon as I figure out how.

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Post  dfree383 on April 15th 2010, 8:53 am

I got a Hemi for sale........ Shocked Laughing
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Post  D. Sea on April 15th 2010, 12:21 pm

dfree383 wrote:I got a Hemi for sale........ Shocked Laughing

Wouldn't that look nice in there Cool

Glad your back home and safe Kevin. We've missed you...
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Post  jbozzelle on April 15th 2010, 9:31 pm

Better get thrashin.

I'll have some beer for you at the Bash.

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Post  racerk_2000 on April 16th 2010, 8:42 am

Thanks guys, I look forward to seeing y'all.

Yesterday I got the rear end in with the upper and lower and lower control arms and the shocks hung.

I have a few decisions to make as far as the engine goes. I want to have it running asap.
I have a problem, I don't know how much stall the torque converter that I have for my C-6 will give me. The engine that I want for the car will be a 12 to 1 eagle rodded 466 with P-51's and a good sized roller, victor and a dominator or flying toilet. This will require a good converter.
I have my boat motor. It is a 9.5 to 1, 466 with C9 home ported heads with a 255-265 solid cam and a stealth and an 830.
What do you guys think?

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Post  whatbumper on April 16th 2010, 8:51 am

Build the motor how you like it and don't worry about the convertor yet. Many companies will adjust it as needed to make it work well for you combo. For not much money either.

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Post  342g on April 18th 2010, 1:08 pm

I would just throw the boat motor in, and come to the bash, take your time on the build for the car, and get it the way you want it. jmo., and thanks for the time in iraq, you are a man. cheers cheers
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Post  86 coupe on April 27th 2010, 10:41 am

I agree just put the boat motor in and enjoy it while you build the motor of you dreams. thanks for your service . i went in 1990 but they weren't blowing us up then.

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Post  racerk_2000 on April 30th 2010, 12:32 pm

OK, I just got back from visiting Family down in Florida and I need to get back on the car.
I picked up an 8 point roll bar from Bruce Sherry when I was down there, thanks.
I also purchased som steel to make frame conectors.
I know that the front and rear sub frames don't exactly line up. Are you guys cutting a diagnal slot in the floor to line up the two frames?
Or are you Zig in the frame conector to line them up or what?

3 weeks, I need to haul ass.

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