68 Mustang Built
I sure read a lot on the forum, tons of great info. I thought it would be great to start a build thread for myself and see if I can get any input from all the smart people out there.
I'm in the middle of preparing for the AJE Colt 65 to arrive. The factory power steering valve was bad so I wasn't able to drive it. The suspension seemed shot as well. The AJE seemed like a nice solution that was future proof as well. Rack and Pinion and new suspension. Ton's of options out there, enough to make your head hurt. One thing I loved about the AJE was I could use the 351w that was already in the car and if I wanted to swap a Coyote later, it seemed to offer that flexibility. I was able to find a set of 99-04 Cobra brakes with spindles for $350 locally and my step-dad helped me refinish them while I was getting the frame rails ready for the AJE's arrival, which is seeming to take forever. In AJE's defense I did order right before Christmas. I also plan to do the electric power steering with a manual rack an pinion. I've been following some of the threads on this forum, but haven't pulled the trigger on parts yet since I still have some time. One thing I am on the fence about is the engine. I have the 351w that was rebuilt ~7000 miles ago from the previous owner in ~2006. There are some oil leaks and the pain is flaking off the block and heads. I also do not get oil in the filter, so obviously an issue. It's at a machine shop now, so that all can be corrected, but the question comes to mind of spending $3500-$4000 on a nice build for the 351w, or look at the 4.6L 3v or Coyote. Of course the latter is more expensive but will be more modern, better MPG, etc. My goal has always been the Coyote, but money is a factor.
I'll up load some pictures, starting with what the car looked like a show a few years ago, not much has changed until I dove into this project.