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« on: February 11, 2009, 12:01:43 pm »

UPDATE:

I thought it prudent to list the hard parts on page 1 of this build for ease of reference:

Front Suspension:
Team Z Tubular  K member(1" drop) and Tubular A arms (standard)
Strange Coil Overs and Strange 10 way adjustable front struts
Team Z caster camber plates - steel
Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors
Modified 1995 Mustang GT Spindles
Aerospace front "drag" brakes
Moroso 3" long 1/2x20 wheel studs
Russell Braided Brake Lines

Rear Suspension:
Team Z built 8.8 Differential w/ 9" ends and 5/8" studs
Strange SS 33 spline axles
Eaton 33 spline Posi
Ford Racing 11" rear disc brake kit
Ford Racing 3.55 gears
LPW Girdle
Team Z Relocated Rear Upper Control Arms
Team Z single adjustable Lower Control Arms.
Cut stock Mustang GT coil springs.
Lakewood 50/50 Shocks
Upper and Lower UMI Torque box reinforcements

Transmission:
Tremec TKO600 - Liberty Faceplated
Spec Stage III clutch
Anderson Ford Hi-Rev Alum Flywheel
Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter

ENGINE:                     
Ford Shortblock machined by FORDSTROKERS         
Dart Sportsman 9.5 Deck Block            
Wiesco 4.155 Forged Pistons            
RPM H-Beam Connecting Rods/ARP2000 bolts         
4340 4 Stroke Forged Crankshaft
Powerbond SFI 18.1 Balancer            
Moroso 7 qt Oil Pan                  
Bullet Custom Billet Solid Roller Camshaft      
Comp Cams Link Bar Solid Roller Lifters               
Comp Cams Billet Roller Timing Chain         
Harland Sharp Shaft Rocker Arms               
Trick Flow 240cc High Port Heads, ported by Duane Busch
Edelbrock Super Victor EFI intake -4500 pad, ported by Duane Busch      
2250 CFM Billet Dominator Throttle Body            
Extreme Velocity Dominator Carb Bonnet   
Mezerie 55gph Electric Water Pump

FUEL SYSTEM:
Aeromotive 340lph intank primary fuel pump
Aeromotive A1000 external secondary fuel pump
Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator
Vortech Fuel Rails
Trick Flow 120# injectors

ELECTRONICS:
Holley HP EFI System
PA Performance 200 Amp Alternator
Nitrous Relay Board
Auto Meter Gauges
Mallory HyFire Buzz Box
Firecore ignition wires
MSD HVC II Coil w/ a Speed Doctor Bracket



The car entered my hands on the 4th of July in 1998.


The goals of the car have changed many times over the years, but I have finally decided on a final goal for the car - go as fast down the 1/4 mile as I can without making the car unstreetable.

In stock form the car weighed 3660 # with a full tank of gas and my ass in the seat.

I have since added:

A reasonably built little 306


Bullit Wheels


A fiberglass 4" cowl hood and Cervini decklid


A 6 point roll bar setup




A Team Z tubular front suspension




A Team Z built 8.8 rear end and tubular rear suspension



This brought my race weight total to 3620# with a full interior and tank of gas going down the 1/4.  With the Canfield 195, basic 306, TKO carbed setup it ran a best of 12.03 at 109.87 mph.  At a different drag day I did hit 111.xx mph but never got a clean pass.



COMBO INFORMATION
Provided by: Mighty Mouse

01. Block
  • Displacement: 306
  • CR: 9:1
02. Heads
  • Brand: Canfield
  • Model: 195
  • Ported?: Thumper of Orange Park
03. Camshaft (If the camshaft is custom, NOT providing this information is understandable, and expected)
  • Brand: Camshaft Innovations - Jay Allen
  • Grind Number/Model:
  • Int./Exh. Duration @.050": 218/230
  • Int./Exh. Lift: .577/.580" @1.6 ratio
  • Lobe Separation Angle:  115
04. Induction
  • Carbureted/EFI: carbed
  • Intake: Funnelweb chinese rip off
  • Carb/Injector Size: 780 Holley (proform center) built by me
  • Throttle Body Size:
05. Tuner: nobody yet
06. Exhaust
  • Style: Kooks 1 3/4" Long Tubes - spike collectors
  • Diameter:
  • Catted:
  • "X" or "H": none/b]
  • Mufflers: none
07. Power Adder: NO
08. Transmission
  • Manual/Auto: Manual
  • Model: Tremec TKO 600
  • Plate/Clutch: Centerforce "Stage II"
  • Converter Stall: my right foot
09. Gears
  • Style: 8.8"
  • Ratio: 4.30
  • Differential Style: Eaton Custom Posi - 35 spline Strange
10. Rear Suspension Setup: Team Z Relocated uppers and adjustable lowers, w/ Anti roll bar
11. Front Suspension Setup : Team Z Tubular w/ Strange Coil Overs and adj. struts
12. Tires: 245/45/17 - stock Goodyear Gatorbacks front 28 x 10.5 MT ETs on rear
13. Car Weight: 3620 lbs. w/ driver


Time Slip:
  • 60ft.:
  • 330ft:
  • 1/8th ET:
  • 1/8th MPH:
  • 1000:
  • 1/4 ET: 12.03
  • 1/4 MPH: 109.87mph
Dyno Data:
  • FWHP:
  • FWTQ:
  • RWHP:
  • RWTQ:

COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS:


This thread will highlight my engine changes and diet for the lead sled I am trying to move down track.

I will update the thread when I update the car.

UPDATE:

List of Hard Parts used on the car for others reference.

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1986 Mustang GT Convertible
Suspension and Differential by Team Z Motorsports
9.5 Deck Forged Stroker Shortblock by FordStrokers
Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 06:05:06 pm »

 
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 06:55:08 pm »

this is a very fantastic step-by-step write up.... very nice car!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 05:17:50 pm »

Here's my subscription man.  I remember when you guys did the cage lol...those welds were spotless!

Good to see you've got the thing moving, last I saw it you were having major clutch issues and couldn't get any clean numbers.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 05:21:27 pm »

I need to get some new pictures of the completed stuff.

I just got the car out of storage and will be doing lightweight bumpers, removing Hvac and other unnecessary crap (like back seat etc) to lighten the load.  I will also be installing upper tq. box reinforcements.

Should be fun.
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Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 11:48:12 am »

i still cant imagine it weighs that much with the team z stuff on there.  however i guess the cage added whatever weight you lost
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 11:49:29 am »

i still cant imagine it weighs that much with the team z stuff on there.  however i guess the cage added whatever weight you lost

That and the wheels are very very heavy.
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Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 01:43:19 pm »

Yesterday my buddy and I began removing the Hvac from the car.  I have yet to weigh it, but if it is under 40#s I would be surprised.


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Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 03:21:53 pm »

Subscribing to this one.  Sweet car.  I didn't like the foureyed stangs before.  Maybe its an aquired taste, like beer.  you have to learn to love it.

Going on a diet? That looks like every bit of 40#'s.  I am interested in this, I think I may be doing the same thing soon.

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 10:49:56 pm »

I didn't like the foureyed stangs before.  Maybe its an aquired taste, like beer.  you have to learn to love it.

This is the truth lol.  I was the SAME way...then they just sort of grew on me.

This one certainly helped =D.

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 11:52:37 pm »

  I will also be installing upper tq. box reinforcements.
Do you know what kind you'll be getting? I put some UMI plates in the LTD, pretty easy to do and they certainly seem like they'll make those areas stronger.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 09:55:35 am »

  I will also be installing upper tq. box reinforcements.
Do you know what kind you'll be getting? I put some UMI plates in the LTD, pretty easy to do and they certainly seem like they'll make those areas stronger.

The same.  The lowers are already installed, and they fit well.  Make sure you remove the rubber plug above the boxed portion of the lower control arms before install.  Since I have a convertible, I have a lot of "bracing" to remove before I can install my uppers (like 50 rivets).  I then need to decide if that "bracing" will go back on or into the scrap heap.
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Suspension and Differential by Team Z Motorsports
9.5 Deck Forged Stroker Shortblock by FordStrokers
Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 10:25:15 am »

I love the quad headlights models !!!! and all the LX coupes...v8 5speeds
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 07:46:47 pm »

The HVAC and assorted supporting crap came in at a touch over 38lbs.

Here is a shot of what will be replacing the front and rear bumpers.  They are chrome moly and weigh about 4lbs each.


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Suspension and Differential by Team Z Motorsports
9.5 Deck Forged Stroker Shortblock by FordStrokers
Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 10:04:08 pm »

nice 4 eye indeed there       

so what times are u trying to reach with her..
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