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    1. #41
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      Quote Originally Posted by dadstoygarage View Post
      Cool! We are hoping to take it up to Gimli for hot laps, maybe time attack. Eventually I want to do a standing mile event. Tony says if it has enough power our gearing is good for 200mph . That’s 50mph faster than my Mach 1 would do!
      I also would like to go to Bonneville and make a few passes. I designed the car from the start to have a trailer hitch and maybe follow power tour and drag week. Same trailer hitch would make a good parachute mount also!
      The biggest thing in Motocross!
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    2. #42
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      Quote Originally Posted by egoman View Post
      I also would like to go to Bonneville and make a few passes. I designed the car from the start to have a trailer hitch and maybe follow power tour and drag week. Same trailer hitch would make a good parachute mount also!
      Cool! Power tour is on my radar as well!

    3. #43
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      With filming youtube videos I end up with quite a few hard drives. I found some of the older build photos so I will link them up:
      at one point we weighed the car and it is heavier than we would like but the weight distribution is spot on:Name:  IMG_0484.jpg
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      Tony used to be a Ford Technician. He is a genius when it comes to wiring and mechanical stuff! here is a couple of the many items he has done: Name:  IMG_0052.jpg
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      Ford 3.5L ecoboost radiator and intercooler:
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      everything to do with the engine is all Tony:
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      we installed the pedals and tilt/telescopic steering systems form the 2015 mustang:

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      The engine sits half way under the cowl so we have access to it through a removable dog house cover:Name:  IMG_1907.jpg
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    4. #44
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      We installed a 2015 Mustang Independent rear suspension. We thought long and hard over rear end options, light weight miata, light weight and some power handling 350z etc. but in the end we settled on the mustang rear end. we needed something that could support 500 hp.

      We took measurements off a brand new s550 mustang and Set up this Jig to keep the rear end in alignment. The rear end was squared up and the fabrication began:Name:  IMG_0058.jpg
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      The mustang floor portion was reused to give us correct mounting pionts for the suspension:Name:  IMG_0066.jpg
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      The the first thing to be fabricated and set the floor of the mustang in place was the inner wheel tubs:Name:  IMG_0069.jpg
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      next I had to continue the stamped steel frame rails from the Mustang Floor portion to the back of the car:Name:  IMG_0124.jpg
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      Then I made a new trunk floor:Name:  IMG_0139.jpg
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      A custom aluminum fuel tank was welded up by Cal's Custom Tig. Tony made the mustang fuel stuff work inside the custom tank:Name:  IMG_0379.jpg
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    5. #45
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      So now we had another issue to work out. The rear wheels stuck out just over 7 inches per side. I read about a quarter panel stretch done on a 67 or 68 Camaro in a car magazine some where and had wanted to try it.

      The rear tires stuck way out: Name:  IMG_0167.jpg
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      To stretch the quarter I cut it almost completely off except along the top. Then I started the stretch in the wheel arch by extending the wheel tubs. after that steel needs to be added in the front and back to make up for the extreme stretch: Name:  IMG_0201.jpg
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    6. #46
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      Next custom sub frame connectors were made out of square tubing:Name:  IMG_0089.jpg
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      then I made a floor and tunnel:Name:  IMG_0380.jpg
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    7. #47
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      The front suspension is miata but this is the only photo of the miata suspension I have available on this hard drive:Name:  IMG_0343.jpg
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      Now it was time to stretch the front fenders. We also lengthened the car by 2 inches for better weight distribution so the fenders had to be stretched and pulled. Believe it or not the front fenders were way more work than doing the quarters:Name:  IMG_0363.jpg
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    8. #48
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      Bummer, for some reason the attachments in your last couple posts are not opening for me.
      Red Forman: "The Mustang's front end is problematic; get yourself a Firebird."

    9. #49
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      It never hurts to have a genius on staff. A genius that can be bought with beer is even better!

      The biggest thing in Motocross!
      My 97 Cougar Transcona, https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...-Dirty-Old-XR7


    10. #50
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      Quote Originally Posted by 68Formula View Post
      Bummer, for some reason the attachments in your last couple posts are not opening for me.
      Same here.

    11. #51
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      Quote Originally Posted by 68Formula View Post
      Bummer, for some reason the attachments in your last couple posts are not opening for me.
      Quote Originally Posted by egoman View Post
      It never hurts to have a genius on staff. A genius that can be bought with beer is even better!
      Quote Originally Posted by Peanut1959 View Post
      Same here.
      Sorry guys For some reason my photos did not upload. I think I got it fixed now!

    12. #52
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      And I found some of the oldest photos from 2 years ago.

      This 2015 mustang gave up a lot of parts for this project. The front end hit kinked the roof, trans tunnel, rear wheel arches and the trunk gaps were off! Here Tony and I are cutting out the rear portion of floor that houses the sub frame mounts:Name:  IMG_E8709.JPG
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      Sizing up the Ecoboost for the celica: Name:  IMG_E8704.JPG
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      Tony fabricated these fancy engine mounts:Name:  IMG_E8707.JPG
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      Fabricating the front frame rails. the strut towers are from the miata. also the miata subframe is installed here:Name:  IMG_E8705.JPG
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    13. #53
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      Keep up the great work.
      Have you weighed the car lately?

    14. #54
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      Quote Originally Posted by mean buzzen half dozen View Post
      Keep up the great work.
      Have you weighed the car lately?
      Not yet but I am curious where it comes in at! Crossing my fingers we’re still at the 50:50 weight distribution. And a little concerned we are way overweight. Once the glass is in I want to weigh it again. Once we have run it on the track for a while and gotten used to it I want to start making lightweight parts for it including a ton of composite body panels (carbon fibre or fibreglass). Lexan rear windows, fibreglass bumpers, etc.

    15. #55
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      Little surprised to see how big the 4 cylinder engine is. By the time you hand an intake off the driver's side and a turbo on the passenger side, it is as big as a LS.

      Andrew
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    16. #56
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      really cool project. Nice work!

    17. #57
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      Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
      really cool project. Nice work!
      Thank you!

    18. #58
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      Little surprised to see how big the 4 cylinder engine is. By the time you hand an intake off the driver's side and a turbo on the passenger side, it is as big as a LS.

      Andrew
      Yes that motor is pretty tall! With out the transmission though a guy can lift the motor off the ground by hand!

    19. #59
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      Very good work to see!
      In the late 70s, 1979/80 I had the very same car and it was cool, good suspension and cheap for what it was at the time.
      Good to see builds with another body style. I like it very much !

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