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Old 11-24-2009, 09:32 PM   #46 (permalink)
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My father and I decided we are going to turbocharge the Cleveland that we had built for it since the original engine/trans is long gone. I'm looking at fabricating a blow-thru carb setup to mount a 70mm charger. Since we already had the engine built for N/A we're going to have to change a few things, (head studs, pistons, single plane intake). We are hoping for around 475-500hp to the rear wheels but we will see. I've built several turbo kits for 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel's but this will be my first gas engine.

Just need to get my garage finished, hopefully within the next month.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:05 PM   #47 (permalink)
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How about this one?

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:47 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Smile 71-73 Mustang resto mod

I am with you with the choices for suspension upgrades, after contemplating for awhile and deciding what type of driving I was going to do and also cost I went with a Global West suspension set up, roller perches and a grab a track spring set up. I only istalled the Global west kit and working my way bak since I am restoring it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:28 AM   #49 (permalink)
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RP24,

Setup looks good. I think I'm going with a complete coilover setup for the front and fabricating something for the back (4-link most likely). I havn't decided on what manufacturer yet, how do you like the GW upgrades so far?

I just want to show all the other guys these cars can handle to even at there weight and size.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:35 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Glad to see so many mods being done.....I've been looking at coil overs for mine....but am going to install a T-5 before that.....as for the rear sitting lower I have air shocks installed and that pretty much elimates any droopy drawers
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
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My father and I decided we are going to turbocharge the Cleveland that we had built for it since the original engine/trans is long gone. I'm looking at fabricating a blow-thru carb setup to mount a 70mm charger. Since we already had the engine built for N/A we're going to have to change a few things, (head studs, pistons, single plane intake). We are hoping for around 475-500hp to the rear wheels but we will see. I've built several turbo kits for 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel's but this will be my first gas engine.

Just need to get my garage finished, hopefully within the next month.
You're going to have to rebuild it as a low compression 9.0:1 or less to safely run a
turbo or SC. Forged pistons too.

Back to the thread: Only mods on mine are c6 to TKO-500 conversion and an Edel 750 carb.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:25 PM   #52 (permalink)
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You're going to have to rebuild it as a low compression 9.0:1 or less to safely run a
turbo or SC. Forged pistons too.

Back to the thread: Only mods on mine are c6 to TKO-500 conversion and an Edel 750 carb.
Fully aware, just as I stated in my post. We are planning on 8-8.5:1 compression ratio.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:48 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Anyone members out there have pics of there T-5/TKO-500/T-56 trans swap? My other question is, what new parts have to be purchased and what vintage has to be used to make this swap? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:54 PM   #54 (permalink)
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@rp24 , nice setup, looks good!!

i have lost this site for a while, been busy with other stuff, but now im back on track with the Mustang.

its current state

a new roof



the original looked like this



so the old one came off and a roof from a donorcar went on..

this roof came from a grande that was wrecked, the car litteraly layed on top of its roof..

but its nice to have a buddy who is a bodyman, he took out all the dents and placed the roof!
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:35 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Great thread guys! Just joined. I've been bangin on a 72 convertible for more the five years. I tell the wife it keeps me out trouble. I also have a 66 factory GT Fastback that need a lot of TLC.

The 72 came with a 351C 2v & FMX trans (had 73 Grande in High School). Like 70Stang, I'm going to stroke it to a 408, with a Speep-O-Motiv kit. I'm going to back it up with a AOD. It's a full rotisserie resto so I'm ditching the Ginger Brown and other two layers of paint on top of that and going with Red with the black graphics. But in the resto'mod spirit I'm considering alternative graphics patterns. Maybe a mix of the NACA hood scheme with and over the fender stripe and label, like the Boss 302. Hey, maybe a Boss 408! But that might be going a little fare on the RestoMod route.

Most of the decisions are made on the drive train, but I could use some input on the numerous options out there for brakes, suspension, diffs, etc. The motor will by pushing about 450hp & ft/lbs.

OH, we're DEFINITELY going to have to stiffen her up a bit, so thought on that would be welcomed too.

Any link to other 71-73 info/sites would be much appreciated.

And 70Stang, your ride looks great!!
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I put a t5 in my mach1, behind a stroked healthy cleveland. Im on my second t5 now. Way to much motor for the trans. Anyway, I DO PLAN on taking some pictures. I will post whenever I do.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Myth,

What yellow is on the car in your sig. It looks different than med bright yellow.

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Probably not quite 'restomod', maybe more 'rustomod'....but at least the rear sits better.
With a little lift due to a shortened shackle kit (sounds weird to shorten a shackle kit, but they were just way too long even on the 'shortest' hole) and pair of 4 1/2 leaf springs. Rubber front eye bushing (to reduce stress on the front leaf mount) and polyurethane top and bottom at the shackle. It has KYB's and could use a panhard bar to keep the axle centered. Front is 620# 1" lowering springs and KYB's, mostly polyurethane or Midolyne (ick! not happy with that stuff). Strut rod to frame bushings are MOOG rubber bushings due to stress failure of one strut rod...that was not fun.

Not very pretty, not very sophisticated, but it handles far better than it probably should.

Never could figure out why no one wanted to park next to it at the show....
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Probably not quite 'restomod', maybe more 'rustomod'....but at least the rear sits better.
With a little lift due to a shortened shackle kit (sounds weird to shorten a shackle kit, but they were just way too long even on the 'shortest' hole) and pair of 4 1/2 leaf springs. Rubber front eye bushing (to reduce stress on the front leaf mount) and polyurethane top and bottom at the shackle. It has KYB's and could use a panhard bar to keep the axle centered. Front is 620# 1" lowering springs and KYB's, mostly polyurethane or Midolyne (ick! not happy with that stuff). Strut rod to frame bushings are MOOG rubber bushings due to stress failure of one strut rod...that was not fun.

Not very pretty, not very sophisticated, but it handles far better than it probably should.

Never could figure out why no one wanted to park next to it at the show....
Hey, if you have fun driving it that is all that matters. Besides, primer mean "Project in the Works".
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