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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 10:51 AM
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Just 10?

Tremec T5 World Class 1352-199 (1990 Mustang)
9" Rear (3.50:1 Open)
Quick Fuel "Slayer" 4 BBL Carburetor
Shelby Drop
Aluminum 3.5" Drive Shaft
Front Disc Brakes (Dual Bowl MC)
Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column
Motorcraft PMGR Mini-Starter
95 Amp 3G (Type 7749-3) Alternator
2.25" Dual Exhaust With H-Pipe & Patriot Mid-Length Headers


It's so hard to stop at 10 when you have to build the car from the ground up...

Pertronix III Electronic Ignition
Made In USA OMEGA Custom White Face Gauges
VDO 6K Tach
Cibie H4 Halogen Headlights
Hella H3 Halogen PAR36 Fog Lamps (Original Mustang Housings)
DOT Approved LED Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lights
LED Parking and Back Up Lights
LED 3rd Brake Light (Package Tray)
LED Interior Lighting (Including Dome)
Aluminum Radiator
17" Radiator Fan (6 Aluminum Blades) With Thermal Clutch
Front-to-Rear Welded in Frame Rail Connectors (welded to the floor pans as well)
1" Sway Bar
Heavy Duty Boss 302 Style Cross Member
Monte Carlo Bar
Extra-Strength Export Brace
Heavier Gauge Steel Radiator Support
Adjustable Strut Rods
15" Cooper CS5 Tires
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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 09:45 PM
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Hi 2nd 66,
What did you do for a 3rd brake light setup? Something custom or off-the-shelf?

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post #33 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 10:49 PM
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1. Rebuild the Holley Street Avenger 670 carb that was on the car when i bought it
2. 18" wheels (require at least 17" to clear the MustangSteve brake kit
3. MustangSteve power brake conversion
4. MustangSteve front disk brake conversion
5. 3 point seat belts
6. TommyZees subframe connectors
7. LED lighting upgrade (especially the rear brake lights)
8. Sport seats and custom door panels to match
9. Rack & pinion conversion
10. T5 conversion
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post #34 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 12:25 AM
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1. Rebuild the Holley Street Avenger 670 carb that was on the car when i bought it
2. 18" wheels (require at least 17" to clear the MustangSteve brake kit
3. MustangSteve power brake conversion
4. MustangSteve front disk brake conversion
5. 3 point seat belts
6. TommyZees subframe connectors
7. LED lighting upgrade (especially the rear brake lights)
8. Sport seats and custom door panels to match
9. Rack & pinion conversion
10. T5 conversion
Hey you have tommyzees subs? Are you in El Paso or did you order from his eBay store? Just curious. I have his prototype export brace he gave me a while back at a car show. I'm gonna get with him to install his subs when my cars mobile.


66 coupe | deep impact blue | 17" US Mags Ramblers | DSS 331 | TFS heads/Stage 1 cam | Dynomax Bullet mufflers | 3.80 Trac Lok posi | C4/Shift kit | PA Performance Billet Servo/Finned deep pan | CalTrac bars | 120mm Halo led grill lights | iPad mini Console/hidden pioneer stereo | Enclosed trunk/10" Kicker
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1. Efi swap from a 89 mustang gt with a 5 speed manual and serpentine belt setup.
2. American auto wiring harness
3. Inner shocker tower brace
4. Auto meter gauges
5. Front disc brake swap from discbrakeswap.com swap
6. Fox body seats using my original mustang seat tracks
7. PMGR mini starter
8. Sub frame connector
9. Lokar emergency handbrake in progress
10. Powermaster 100 amp 1 wire alertnator

Future upgrades / In progress upgrades
Radiator coolant filter I just need to install
Rear disc brake swap
Get my fox seat to match my existing interior
Drive and enjoy.
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It's hard to rank them, because I considered a couple a "must" for safety and the others just up the fun level.

1. T5
2. 3.25 rear
3. 3 Point Seat Belts.
4. Vintage Air A/C (replaced factory air)
5. Shelby Drop and Alignment
6. Street or Track Roller Perches & Adjustable Strut Rods
7. TMI Sport Seats with Head Rests (Much more comfy than stock and you don't slide around on seat)
8. Powered Dual Bowl Master Cylinder (Already had factory discs)
9. 2 Row - 1" Cored Aluminum Radiator and 2 Speed Electric Fan
10. Sound Deadening/Modern Stereo
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2015 Silverado 5.3L 2LT DC Z71
1965 Mustang C Code Coupe 289/T5/3.25
1967 Chevrolet C10 350/700R/3.73
1967 Firebird 400
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1. Rebuilt myself a 5.0 roller with serpentine setup with sanderson headers going to Electronic Cutouts
2. C4 to new T5 swap
3. 3.55 trac lock diff and new eaton rear leafs springs
4. Front Disks
5. Rebuilt entire front end but used roller spring perches and roller idler arm
6. Rebuilt PS setup
7. Arning drop
8. Powered sub, capacitor, and amp all hidden in the truck - still have tons of space
9. Does compete tear down for blasting, new metal, and paint count? It should
10. Magnum 500 plus BF Goodrich TA radials

there's more - but ill limit it to 10
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1. 347 stroker motor
2. AFR heads
3. 1 3/4 inch JBA long tube headers
4. Large cross flow aluminum radiator with dual electric fans
5. Arning/Shelby drop
6. Front 03 Cobra disc brakes
7. TommyZees Sub-frame connectors
8. 8 inch rear with 3:80 gears and a posi unit
9. Electronic speedometer with built in calibration so if I change anything gears, tranny or tires, the spedo can self calibrate
10. Cal-trac traction bars

Wants:
DSE front suspension (Mustang Aluma-Frame)
Ford 9 inch rear end
Upgrade to a big block since the shock towers will be removed for the Aluma-Frame .
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post #39 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 10:26 PM
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Lot's of similar top 10s. We have good taste. The one's I'm most happy with are:
1. Adding extra support and cushion to the original seats (by far most appreciated on a long drive)
2. JBA headers and exhaust (better than a symphony)
3. T5Z w/MD hydro clutch and roller pedal support (or is that 3 mods)
4. Detroit Tru Trac
5. Magnum 500s - They just look right
6. Passenger side mirror
7. 3pt belts
8. Elec. distributor
9. Heat/sound insulation
10. The engine
10.1 Bilsteins
10.2 Shelby drop
10.3 Camber bolt eliminator kit from Opentracker
10.4 Leather wrapped steering wheel
10.5 Disc brakes
10.6 Global West shock tower brace
10.7 The custom center console I'm working on but isn't done yet
10.8 Head light relays
10.9 Aux. fuse block
10.10 Custom aluminum trunk panels to provide for a floor and barrier between tank and cabin

Can't believe I forgot to mention the adjustable strut rods from Street or Track

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post #40 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 10:12 PM
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I ordered through the ebay store. I havent installed them yet; I'm debating on whether to take it to a shop to install, or buy a small welder and do it myself. I did test fit them, and they seem spot-on.
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I ordered through the ebay store. I havent installed them yet; I'm debating on whether to take it to a shop to install, or buy a small welder and do it myself. I did test fit them, and they seem spot-on.
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I bought them through the ebay store. I havent installed them yet; I'm debating on taking it to a shop and paying for the install, or buying a welder and installing them myself. I was really impressed with the fit when I laid them under the car though.
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Hey you have tommyzees subs? Are you in El Paso or did you order from his eBay store? Just curious. I have his prototype export brace he gave me a while back at a car show. I'm gonna get with him to install his subs when my cars mobile.
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I bought them through the ebay store. I havent installed them yet; I'm debating on taking it to a shop and paying for the install, or buying a welder and installing them myself. I was really impressed with the fit when I laid them under the car though.


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He's replying to me.. Just didn't use a quote..
Lol I figured it out. Sorry.

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post #45 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 04:40 PM
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7. Keyless entry/power locks.trunk release/alarm



Gypsy, I am interested in doing a keyless trunk release myself. Can I ask what setup you used? Did you eliminate the keyhole in the rear?
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