Enter your username:
Do you want to login or register?
  • Forgot your password?

    Login / Register



    Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
    Results 21 to 40 of 134
    1. #21
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Still waiting on the shims from Baer. But today was perfect wrenching weather so I decided to make a mess and yank out the tired 7.5 rear end.

      Name:  IMG_1584.jpg
Views: 1210
Size:  215.7 KB



      After that, I spent some time measuring and then RE-measuring the old rear so I can be sure that my perches go in the right places on the 8.8.
      The wife mentioned that she would like to take the car out this Christmas to go look at lights in our neighborhood. I may be able to use that as incentive to get the rear suspension parts coming sooner than was planned.

      A little progress is better than none at all!
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.


    2. #22
      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      Location
      London, Ontario
      Posts
      291
      Country Flag: Canada
      Looks awesome!

      73 Maverick Grabber Project

      My never ending project:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...hlight=grabber

    3. #23
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      So, took the 8.8 down to Mike H's place and got the perches zipped on. Brought it home and decided to put it in place and set the car on the ground to see how everything fit since most of everything i've done to this point was napkin math. I also mostly buttoned up the driver's side suspension and all that I've got left, really, is to sort out brake line fittings, emergency brake cables, get my DS shortened and the yoke swapped and then focus on the rear. The rear still sits way high but since I'm planning on upgrading/replacing the rear suspension parts in the immediate future, i'm not too concerned with it. The goal is still to have it road-worthy enough to poot around town for a Christmas light cruise night with the wife.

      Name:  IMG_1622.jpg
Views: 1237
Size:  154.7 KB

      Name:  IMG_1610.jpg
Views: 1203
Size:  138.3 KB
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    4. #24
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Posts
      1,391
      Country Flag: United States
      Well I can see your handling had gotten better! You can always run nitrous and healthy engine!
      68 Camaro RS twin turbo
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...d-Intent-V-2-0

      1993 Toyota Supra 6768 Built Single Turbo


      Slow Lifted Jeep No TURBO :(

      Randal F

    5. #25
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by rfalker1 View Post
      Well I can see your handling had gotten better! You can always run nitrous and healthy engine!
      It has...well, I hope it has. I haven't been able to drive it with the new parts yet. It should act like a normal car and not wander all over the road. The passenger side parts were clapped out to the point of "yikes, i'm glad i tore this down when i did."
      And as far as engines goes, I've still got a long list of possibles. I know what I want to use the car for, I'm just trying to decide the most cost-effective way to get there.
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    6. #26
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      So this weekend was productive.

      I swapped out the stock leaf springs for a set of Maier's MOD springs. I'm also going to be installing the panhard bar kit i got from them (later this winter).
      I replaced the 'spring assist' rear shocks with Bilstien shocks and while i was in there replaced the rear shackles and the front bushing with poly.
      I'm tossing up a few pics of everything since I don't recall adding pics from the North Race Cars caliper brackets that I added to the 8.8.

      Test fit of brake brackets. Notice the e-brake spring resting on the stock leaf. Did not want that to happen with the new leaf springs.

      Name:  IMG_1640_zpsfqedquoc.jpg
Views: 1702
Size:  198.1 KB


      Shimming the caliper bracket with washers to center everything a bit better.

      Name:  IMG_1638_zpszoxzmell.jpg
Views: 1687
Size:  195.0 KB


      With new springs in place. The stock SN95 rear brake hose ended up getting held in place with a hose clamp (not in pic) but I'm going to weld up a brake tab in a few weeks when i pull everything out to paint and put in the panhard kit. Also a good shot that shows the fit of the North's rear axles (from Yukon) that centers the rear discs.

      Name:  IMG_1659_zpszfepdvwu.jpg
Views: 1672
Size:  206.9 KB


      Panhard axle bracket/spring plate mounted. Again, the brake hose is currently loose. I trimmed a notch in it and attached it to a u-bolt with a small hose clamp to hold it still.

      Name:  IMG_1660_zpsx4vyyhoa.jpg
Views: 1672
Size:  209.2 KB


      Sitting lower and leveled. I had to futz with the ride height on the front-driver coilover a little. I have a feeling the car is bent. I knew that when i bought it, though. I'll likely make plans after spring to see about getting it put on a frame table to get pulled straight so all of this fun suspension stuff can work a bit better.....and make life easier for me when it's paint and body time.

      Name:  IMG_1662_zpscow9oetu.jpg
Views: 1686
Size:  150.5 KB


      All in all, i am pleased. Pleased that all of the old stuff came right out. (i LOVE rust-free cars!) and pleased with the pieces that I'm putting back in. This poor old car will be the best handling worn out 6 banger around. It may spew oil out like it's allergic to it but it's going to handle well while it does!
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    7. #27
      Join Date
      Sep 2015
      Posts
      181
      Country Flag: United States
      Nice work! Tires rub anywhere?
      1966 Mustang Coupe
      5.0 EFI- T5

    8. #28
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by rhurley View Post
      Nice work! Tires rub anywhere?
      Well, i'm not seeing any issues yet. I haven't gone on any test drives with it since I still need to wrap up the brakes but everything looks like I'll be ok. I *may* have to roll the fenders but i won't know for sure for another couple of weeks.
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    9. #29
      Join Date
      Nov 2013
      Location
      Casa Grande, Az
      Posts
      98
      Country Flag: United States
      Hurry up and get the brakes together so we can tackle the panhard bar. We can roll the fenders for clearance, but you know if you add flares you'll have plenty of room!

    10. #30
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
      Hurry up and get the brakes together so we can tackle the panhard bar. We can roll the fenders for clearance, but you know if you add flares you'll have plenty of room!
      Brakes are plumbed and bled!
      I'll be doing a second bleed tomorrow to finish getting the last of the old fluid out.
      It's all ugly but temporary because I want it running for Christmas. I reused the stock 8.8 lines to get the job done. The plan is new lines and tabs and fittings after the panhard bar install.
      Hoping to finish up tomorrow by filling the rear, re-bleed of brakes, rough set the alignment and then final check of all of the nuts/bolts/grease fittings.

      Stock 8.8 bracket and body to rear end hose. I ground off the stamped fitting so i could use the bracket.

      Name:  IMG_1664.jpg
Views: 1193
Size:  347.7 KB

      Name:  IMG_1665.jpg
Views: 1195
Size:  344.2 KB

      Used a tee from Russell to tie the body line to the stock hard lines.

      Name:  IMG_1667.jpg
Views: 1178
Size:  107.7 KB

      LOVE this thing.

      Name:  IMG_1668.jpg
Views: 1199
Size:  198.1 KB

      Rough-in of the left hand side hard line. The new line will be much better fitting.

      Name:  IMG_1669.jpg
Views: 1187
Size:  202.5 KB

      Right side.

      Name:  IMG_1670.jpg
Views: 1192
Size:  206.6 KB

      Used the stock hard line with a fitting and braided line to go to the rear.

      Name:  IMG_1671.jpg
Views: 1183
Size:  224.2 KB

      Here it is all tied together.

      Name:  IMG_1672.jpg
Views: 1183
Size:  151.7 KB


      And no flares!
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    11. #31
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      So here's the cliff notes version of the latest developments.


      Some shots of the random engine parts that I've collected.


      This is everything that came with the Eagle stroker kit that I acquired.
      Name:  IMG_1694.jpg
Views: 1183
Size:  168.4 KB


      This is the second block that I picked up shortly after picking up the first.
      Name:  IMG_1695.jpg
Views: 1185
Size:  206.9 KB


      See why the first block was 'free'?
      Name:  IMG_1702.jpg
Views: 1172
Size:  108.4 KB


      Traveled down to MikeH's shop to install the MMI Panhard kit, rough in the alignment and roll the fenders because i had a couple of scrub issues and didn't want to ruin the new tires.
      Name:  IMG_1733.jpg
Views: 1191
Size:  177.5 KB


      Name:  IMG_1700.jpg
Views: 1166
Size:  164.7 KB

      More home alignment pics with Mike's dad surfing craigslist on his phone for a Crown Vic to autocross....(he found one too!)
      Name:  IMG_1697.jpg
Views: 1187
Size:  161.5 KB


      Panhard Bar prior to installation. Don't have any install pics though.
      Name:  IMG_1699.jpg
Views: 1167
Size:  143.0 KB


      Starting point on the rears.
      Name:  IMG_1732.jpg
Views: 1167
Size:  104.7 KB

      Getting there.
      Name:  IMG_1739.jpg
Views: 1163
Size:  103.1 KB

      This lip will no longer chew on my tire.
      Name:  IMG_1737.jpg
Views: 1169
Size:  57.5 KB


      And the gratuitous shot of Mike's Chevelle. Some of you guys may recognize it. It's not too shabby for a chevy.
      Name:  IMG_1735.jpg
Views: 1168
Size:  203.1 KB


      I'll likely be doing some sort of subtle flares on the car at some point (as much as i hate to admit it). The front passenger fender is a cheap replacement and has to go. Both quarters have prior light wreck damage on them and I'll probably just replace them versus trying to sort out all of the wrinkles under the bondo. Mike can claim this as a minor victory.....


      The engine build is still ongoing. I've been collecting parts and looking for a suitable block. I'm expecting my Terminator EFI kit to arrive tomorrow and once the cam specs get sorted out, I'll be ordering that and (likely) AFR 205 heads.
      Once all that has been sorted, built, balanced and shipped, I'll start looking at sourcing my transmission. I'll be looking at a TKO500 or 600 since the current build numbers look to be approaching the 500 ft lb torque and hp range. :D
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    12. #32
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Minor update:

      So i'm at one of those points again where I'm spending money on stuff that isn't seen. Machine work, engine internals, etc. Kinda boring but still progress. Ran into some minor problems with the block i had chosen to build so I had to start over and scored an excellent deal on a super low miles/wear roller block. So that's what's going on currently.

      Name:  IMG_1761.jpg
Views: 1162
Size:  106.1 KB

      Name:  IMG_1748.jpg
Views: 1171
Size:  207.7 KB

      Time to make some shavings!
      Name:  IMG_1750.jpg
Views: 1172
Size:  168.3 KB

      Name:  IMG_1752.jpg
Views: 1169
Size:  113.1 KB

      Name:  IMG_1753.jpg
Views: 1169
Size:  102.3 KB

      Name:  IMG_1749.jpg
Views: 1159
Size:  195.1 KB


      The heads are going to be AFR 195s. Still working with cam specs to see where we end up with that. But in the sims, we keep ending up around the 450hp/500 lb ft torque range. Should be a capable street car.

      Oh yeah. Forgot about this pic:

      Name:  IMG_1768.jpg
Views: 1178
Size:  192.6 KB

      Scored this here on the Pro-Touring forums.

      Also, I braved the 118* temps and did two quick fixes. I swapped out the...unusual.... homemade shifter handle for an OE style ball. I also corrected my speedo by swapping in a black gear for the factory one.

      The old gear and shifter 'knob'..
      Name:  IMG_1767.jpg
Views: 1162
Size:  176.6 KB

      And now:
      Name:  IMG_1766.jpg
Views: 1163
Size:  258.2 KB

      Now I can drive again (when it's not stupid hot) and my eyes won't keep telling my brain that I'm going a speed that I'm not.
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    13. #33
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Still gathering parts and wrapping up the machine work on the Windsor. Incoming pic overload.




      Ford Motorsports Flywheel and pioneer damper

      Name:  IMG_1806.jpg
Views: 1139
Size:  98.2 KB


      RPM Forged Stroker Crank

      Name:  IMG_1807[1].jpg
Views: 1145
Size:  147.2 KB


      Comp Rockers and misc stuff.

      Name:  IMG_0038.jpg
Views: 1142
Size:  160.4 KB


      Howards Cams link bar roller lifters

      Name:  IMG_1869.jpg
Views: 1139
Size:  90.1 KB


      Victor Jr intake

      Name:  IMG_0040.jpg
Views: 1142
Size:  167.6 KB


      Aviaid oil pan.

      Name:  part0.jpg
Views: 1137
Size:  117.1 KB


      AFR 195 Renegade heads.

      Name:  AFR.jpg
Views: 1134
Size:  154.5 KB


      Also wrapping up the last of the machine work on the block itself.

      Name:  IMG_0052.jpg
Views: 1143
Size:  89.8 KBName:  IMG_0054.jpg
Views: 1138
Size:  73.1 KB


      And I've got early and late style timing covers on hand to cover all of the bases and give me options when it comes to accessory drives

      Name:  IMG_0041.jpg
Views: 1140
Size:  81.3 KBName:  IMG_0042.jpg
Views: 1149
Size:  112.5 KB
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    14. #34
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      In non-engine news, MikeH had recently decided to swap out his Corbeau LG1 seats for some Kirkeys to meet racing requirements. I mentioned to the wife that he'd probably let the Corbeau seats go cheap.
      She loves a good deal so I now have new-to-me seats. I will have to put in the cougar seat pans (to lower the seats) in the future as well as a one-piece headliner to give me more room. Not a big deal since both were already planned.

      Name:  IMG_0044.jpg
Views: 1145
Size:  193.4 KB

      Name:  IMG_0045.jpg
Views: 1151
Size:  189.9 KB
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    15. #35
      Join Date
      Dec 2011
      Posts
      135
      Country Flag: United States
      Looks killer, great job.

    16. #36
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      It has been quite a while since the last update. I've been collecting parts....incoming parts-porn.

      Worked with Carl at Vaporworx to get the pieces needed to do a 5th gen camaro pump for my stainless 22 gallon mustang tank.
      Ordered JBA stainless ceramic coated long tube headers.
      Got the ignition pieces as well as the bellhousing for the 6 speed swap (decided on a 6 speed after talking to Mark Bowler at the GoodGuys show in Scottsdale).
      And lastly, stopped off at Ron Davis's shop yesterday to pick up my radiator.











      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    17. #37
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      SF Bay Area
      Posts
      422
      Nice progress -thanks for posting an update, i feared this project was dead!

      Out of curiosity, why the 5th gen Camaro pump? Is there something special about it?
      chunger

      '68 Ranchero 500
      '70 Cougar XR-7 Convertible
      '98 Mustang GT Convertible

    18. #38
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by chunger View Post
      Nice progress -thanks for posting an update, i feared this project was dead!

      Out of curiosity, why the 5th gen Camaro pump? Is there something special about it?
      Not dead! Just saving money. No debt on this build so it's slower paced.
      The 5th gen pump is simple and compact and with the upgrades from vaporworx it will allow me to run a single line forward to feed my Holley EFI system.
      Plus, if i'm out on a road trip and it dies, I can get one from just about anywhere and get back on the road.
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    19. #39
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Norfolk, VA
      Posts
      554
      Country Flag: United States
      Dig the build! Perhaps I missed it earlier, but what version of Holley EFI are you planning on running? I used the Terminator on my C20 Suburban build due to the integrated transmission controller, but I'm leaning towards the Sniper for the 327 in my '64 Corvette due to simplicity and the fact that Ill be retaining the factory Muncie 4 spd.

      Looking forward to your updates!
      1972 C20 Suburban
      1964 Corvette Coupe

    20. #40
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      Phoenix
      Posts
      144
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by FLYNAVY53 View Post
      Dig the build! Perhaps I missed it earlier, but what version of Holley EFI are you planning on running? I used the Terminator on my C20 Suburban build due to the integrated transmission controller, but I'm leaning towards the Sniper for the 327 in my '64 Corvette due to simplicity and the fact that Ill be retaining the factory Muncie 4 spd.

      Looking forward to your updates!
      I'll be running the Terminator EFI TBI setup

      https://www.holley.com/products/fuel.../parts/550-406
      Kris - Building the poor man's '68 Mustang.

    Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast