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DROOOOL!!! I love how much flex your pullin on that ramp.... SICK!
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So heres a little update on the truck.

Finaly decided to dump the 3.0L (about time). The latest addition is a 5.0L, c6 and Dana 300. Its no mod motor but it will do for what i need...

I decided to go a little different direction from the usual 5.0L mostly for shear strength and t-case options. The truck has been retired to trail duty for the most part so I realy have no need for an overdrive and i really liked the idea of a true twin stick but didnt have the money for and atlas / stak.

This was done somewhat on a budget using mostly used parts.

Here are some specs...

5.0L H.O. from a 90 fox body
rebuilt w/ all new gaskets / bearings / rings
Gt40p heads, freshened (decked, seats and seals, ported and polished)
Gt40 upper and lower intake
FMS b303 cam, springs and 1.7rr
Painless performance stand along harness

C-6 from a mid 80's full size
stock w/ Art Carr shifter
Might eventualy get some goodies but for now its a $100 brick **** house

Dana 300
stock with twin stick cable shifters (true twin sticks)

The mustang accesories, c6, d300, custom frame and SAS def didnt do me any favors in the clearence department. On top of than, i tried to keep the motor as low as possible in the engine bay.

Here is some of the issues i am battling right now...

- oil pan to axle truss clearence
- oil pan to panhard clearence
- passenger side header to frame
- t-case to floor
- front driveshaft to trans linkage

ect ect... anyways, its getting there and i should have it up and running in the nex few weeks (maybe months at this rate).

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Still flat!





And my newest little helper!



thats all i got... hopefully i will have some more progress pics soon.
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Looking good so far chris! I'm on my phone so I need to see the pics in real size but I like it! Did you narrow the frame when you tubed it?
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looks awsome! your truck is one of my favorites.

How was the 3.0 with 5.13s and 37"s?
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awesome! cant wait to see it up and running
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Chris you are too lucky, I dont know how you managed to get that cross bar back in there. Looks like a tight fit! Tighter than I expected.
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awesome! cant wait to see it up and running
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Thanks for all the props guys.

Hopefully this summer I can have it up and running for a silver lake trip or something! The dunes sucked with 37s and the 3.0L. Hopefully it will be a whole new animal.

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Did you narrow the frame when you tubed it?
No i dont think so, it should be pretty close to the stock width...

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How was the 3.0 with 5.13s and 37"s?
It was bad. The truck usualy went where I pointed it but it hated life doing it. That motor just makes no low end torque. Once it got up on the pipe it wasnt bad, but until then... not good.

My truck was an auto tho, a manual might be a different story.

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I dont know how you managed to get that cross bar back in there
There is actualy a ton of room under the shock brace now. This motor sits much lower/further back in the engine bay. With the 3.0L, that cross bar was almost touching the 3.0L throttle body. With the 5.0L, there is 3-4in between it and the bar.

Now the oil pan is a whole different story!
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Is your panhard bar missing all together? I assume that is what the issue is with the oil pan. LOL
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Yea that was one of the issues... should have the panhard back on this weekend.

I also had a truss on the axle that held my upper link. That was into the oil pan at full bump too so we removed it and went to a more traditional "tower" style upper mount at the axle.
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same panhard or a new one? I noticed the upper link tower changed.
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its going to be slightly different. I had to drop the panhard mount down about an inch to get it to clear.

I will get some pics of it this weekend once everything gets blasted on.
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yeah thatd be great to see it on a dunes trip this year. maybe see it in aug?

did those headers fit pretty good in there? looks good on the pass. side, just need a new steering shaft brace to clear the drivers looks like. should be a mean 5.0, we must stick together hah.
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what ECM and guages etc u runnin?
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yeah thatd be great to see it on a dunes trip this year. maybe see it in aug?

did those headers fit pretty good in there? looks good on the pass. side, just need a new steering shaft brace to clear the drivers looks like. should be a mean 5.0, we must stick together hah.
The drivers side header fits like a dream. The passenger side is going to need some work. It gets pretty tight between the bell housing , frame rail and header on that side.

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Running an A9L mustang cpu with all mechanical auto meters.
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Man thats gonna be one nice rig when you get it finished.
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Man thats gonna be one nice rig when you get it finished.
thanks man. Altho the KOH coverage on pirate4x4 has me thinking bad thoughts already.

i need a second job!
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not a second job, you need sponsors! lol
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sometimes I wish I just went mustang motor/pcm and aux gauges. But I guess I'll have to see what I can do with what I've got.

i wana see comp footage!
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Mad a little progress this weekend.

Track bar back in... Very Very tight at full jounce.





Ride height... Angles arent perfect but they will do.





Cutting brakes...



I also finished bolting / wiring a bunch of little stuff. Should be ready to fire very soon.
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little helper looks good

nice cutting brakes
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its say that is tight!

looks good. Did you have hydro assist?
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its say that is tight!

looks good. Did you have hydro assist?
Yea, I just havent re-installed it yet. It will probably go back on the drag link unless i can find room on the axle.
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I thought you did but didnt see it in the pictures. More stuff to squeeze in there. Where you able to keep the ride height you wanted?
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