March 25, 2014 10:43 p.m.

So in my recent bartering history I traded a lifted 01 z71 zombie killer suburban for a lifted 96 z71 gmc sierra , that I then traded for this mustang , it was a terrible mistake ... It's an 89 mustang hatch , 5spd , 331ci stroker , with a 70 trim turbo , ported "gt40" explorer intake , and ported e7 heads ,arp hardware throughout ,etc. 25 mins into my drive home it blew a headgasket .... So yeah , I'm having to re-engineer some or most of the way the car is set up way before I thought I would have to . I'm going to add pics lager since I'm on my phone atm .This is my first mustang , my first stroker car and my first turbo v8 car .... So far not too fun unfortunately bout hooe to get it together soon .

pres589 UltraDork
March 25, 2014 11:44 p.m.

Curious what transmission is in this thing. The T-5 from factory probably won't like this sort of power...

edizzle89 New Reader
March 26, 2014 5:01 a.m.

looking forward to the pictures

March 26, 2014 6:29 a.m.

It has a fresh bw t5 , I'm not sure how long it'll last ...

N Sperlo MegaDork
March 26, 2014 6:43 a.m.

Depends on which of the 4849 T5s it has.

pres589 UltraDork
March 26, 2014 6:53 a.m.

In reply to N Sperlo:

I think the maximum rated torque capacity of any of the T-5's is 330lb/ft of torque. This thing should do much more than that, right? I would think the magic 500 should be possible.

N Sperlo MegaDork
March 26, 2014 6:56 a.m.

In reply to pres589:

I find that agreeable.

The_Jed SuperDork
March 26, 2014 8:37 a.m.

In for pics!!

dj06482 Dork
March 26, 2014 10:25 a.m.

Can't wait to see the pics...

March 27, 2014 9:49 a.m.

pres589 UltraDork
March 27, 2014 9:52 a.m.

It's smiling at us!

March 27, 2014 9:55 a.m.

aussiesmg MegaDork
March 27, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Put a shift kit with the adjustable bolts on it fast, overshifting into 3rd is the major cause of T5 failure.

Is it Challenge legal?

Mine just before $2011

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Then at $2013

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March 27, 2014 10:09 a.m.

pinchvalve MegaDork
March 27, 2014 10:24 a.m.

How do you make an intake out of electrical tape?

N Sperlo MegaDork
March 27, 2014 10:38 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: How do you make an intake out of electrical tape?

First you melt the old one with the turbo kit.

March 27, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Yeah it seems like the guy I bought it from trailered it to the drag strip and that's it . Hoping that headgaskets is all it needs for me to drive it for a while , I don't think it's within budget , lol . I'm hoping to clean it up/refine it and make it reliable and fun, I hate like 90% of it as is except the interior . I hate the wheels , exterior , and that it's a hatch but I'll make the best if it .

edizzle89 New Reader
March 27, 2014 3:22 p.m.

Do you know if thats o on3 turbo kit? Ive never seen anyone route the hot side intercooler piping that way. Or the electrical tap insulated piping...

March 27, 2014 10:40 p.m.

I have no clue , honestly I feel ashamed to be so uneducated about the car still , I'm digging deeper to find out everything I can from the po , he put it all together ....and I live in sc now so it's kind of a G.O.B. Build right now

March 27, 2014 10:52 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: How do you make an intake out of electrical tape?

Beyond that the inter-cooler looks like it is lower then anything on the suspension.

I am astonished that it ran 1/4 mile with that intake.

pres589 UltraDork
March 27, 2014 11:53 p.m.

LX hatch with a GT front bumper/etc. Which is slightly broken. Plus everything mentioned so far.

There's a lot of challenges here. What the deuce is that pack of LED's on a plate doing in the console where the handbrake handle drops into?

What are your hopes for this car? Fast street thing? 1/4 mile track terror? Something else?

March 28, 2014 7:14 a.m.

It's a wideband from like 1982 , I plan to make it a streetcar , hopefully something fun to drive

March 29, 2014 6:51 p.m.

got a little bit of work done today, dug into in a bit and after all the facepalms from me and my co-workers , I traded the wheels and wing and got cash on top to start the fix budget ....

The_Jed SuperDork
March 29, 2014 7:39 p.m.

Seems like you're off to a good start with the rescue! I dig the ride height err... stance... nope, ride height.

I love that is has a 70mm throttlebody and what looks to be the o.e. 55mm mass air meter! Then again, I've done some dumb E36 M3 so who am I to judge? lol

Sky_Render Dork
March 31, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Wow, some of that workmaship looks... shady. The interior is in awesome shape except for the crappy gauge install, though.

Mmmmm, turbo V8.

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