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Author Topic: '86 T-top Mustang 500 swap  (Read 18802 times)
Stiney
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« on: July 02, 2008, 08:02:42 AM »

Start with your basic beater.  V8's are better, they came with the 8.8 rear.






This is the swaybar mount that lines up with where the 500 motor mounts need to be.



You'll need an Eldorado pan or modify a front or mid sump like this.





Don't forget the pickup tube.



An aftermarket K-member will allow more room for headers. 



Cleaned up engine bay.  Didn't bother with the factory K-member as it is getting replaced.



Did a lot of "simplifying" behind the dash as well.  Since this will be a street car, I replaced the heater core while I was in there.  Most Fox Mustangs will need this done...



Modified for manual brakes while I was in there.  Just move the pin for the pushrod up about 2.5" and weld the old hole shut for strength.  Mount the pedal in the lower hole.  Make a new pushrod from the ends of the 2 old ones (one from pedal & one from booster)



Trial fitting the SN95 K-member.  It needed minor trimming & slotting to fit perfectly. 





Granatelli K-member with "extra's" whacked off.





Trial fit of engine mount.





Engine all cleaned up.





Ready to drop it in.



Like Ragu, its in there!















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~JM~
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 12:03:01 PM »

Excellent post and craftsmanship for that matter.

That Gold Pan looks pretty cool! Reminds me of a Moroso product. Cool Grin

Looking forward to hearing more as you progress.

Thanks
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 12:10:03 PM »

Thanks JM. 

A friend & I are almost having a little competition building cars.  Keeps us at it....  He ended up with a nice Moroso pan and repainted it (masking the sticker of course)  Then he gave me the left over paint - so I had to do it!

I'm currently hunting for a Moroso sticker, if anyone has one? 

Sorry make that a MILODON sticker.  Brain fart.
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Monzallac425
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 12:45:56 PM »

  Take your pick:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=moroso+decal&category0= 



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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 12:52:01 PM »

Thanks Doug, but your post made me realize that I meant MILODON not Moroso. 

Moroso's were red weren't they?  Milodon was the gold one....


Found a Milodon sticker!  $1.50 baby!


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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 09:54:40 PM »

...Moroso's were red weren't they?  Milodon was the gold one....

I think I was remembering the old gold Moroso valve covers.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 07:17:21 PM »

Chris,

No bash implied, and yours looks good. However, the gold-ish carb paint from Eastwood really looks close to the gold on milodon pans.

Dave
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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 11:18:34 PM »

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Undecided

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=722&itemType=PRODUCT

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 08:26:33 AM »

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Undecided

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=722&itemType=PRODUCT

Doug in AZ Cool

Not that. This:

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=396&itemType=PRODUCT

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=402&itemType=PRODUCT

Dave


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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2008, 06:33:44 AM »

Sweet Dave, that's a much better match for sure.  And only $12 per can.

img]http://www.eastwoodco.com/images/us//local/products/detail/p6647.jpg[/img]

(Mine was free though!  Hard to beat that...  Grin )

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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 01:11:20 PM »

 good thread,,any update's ??
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 07:26:22 AM »

New dual-pass radiator.  Helper helping mockup fan installation...




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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 07:27:14 AM »

Milodon pan installed.  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008, 12:04:57 PM »

Cool i like it but i'm a mustang guy.  Just out of curiosity, not trying to bash, is there any reason you chose a t-top car?  I'm not really sure about the k-member but it looked like a tubular for a 4.6 (late model).  That may be why you had to make some mods for it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 01:38:38 PM »

Cool i like it but i'm a mustang guy.  Just out of curiosity, not trying to bash, is there any reason you chose a t-top car?  I'm not really sure about the k-member but it looked like a tubular for a 4.6 (late model).  That may be why you had to make some mods for it.

T-top wasn't my first choice, but in my search it was the nicest fox I found that was somewhat local and still fairly cheap.  Subframe connectors will be done before driving it and a cage will probably follow.  The windshield is already cracked, a sure sign that the body has already flexed a bunch.

I refuse to spend tons of $$ on my projects, makes them too nice then I'm afraid to play with them.  I picked up the '86 for $400 within 75 miles of my house.  My main concern was to find one that already had the 8.8 rear and bigger brakes, was straight and the interior was presentable. 

The cadillac swap only requires removing the "factory" motormounts from the aftermarket k-member.  Easy 1/2 hour job with a sawzall & grinder. 
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