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  2. Random thought thread

    It's a 2004 GT 5 speed and it has 160k miles.
  3. Random thought thread

    If your gonna do a bastard swap, my vote would be a 6.2L with a 6.2L catch can Matt
  4. Random thought thread

    15.3L BBC!
  5. Today
  6. Random thought thread

    5.3 LSx or 6.0 LSx! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Random thought thread

    It's an open book! BBF? BBC? SBF? LSx?
  8. Random thought thread

    Ha congrats. Little bit of work and itll be a good little car im sure. Matt
  9. Random thought thread

    TINO just bought this
  10. The Bootlegger

    No worky....need to log in? Disney, I did want a modular underhood solution to the harness but needing a couple bulkheads and just trying to keep things clean will keep me in grommet space. FAST provides a huge grommet so you can pass connectors through the firewalls hole. Wideband will be routed down through the floor with the trans wiring (reverse lockout, vss, backup switch) and mounted behind the collector. I am using a grommet and a metripack connector for the front chassis wiring to make that all easier to deal with but routed through cowl/firewall with grommets. Rear wiring will likely be all one piece to fuse panel. Would split it but don't see it coming out very often and would have to split speaker wiring which I am not a fan of doing. Still need to source a couple wiring connectors or just buy new pins and reuse housings for wiper switch and wiper motor. I need switches and connectors for windows and locks (have the door component pigtails) Just pulling and bundling wire for now. Trying to find routing and to locate all the electronics.
  11. The Bootlegger

    You can buy them new too. Here's enough to do 2 XFI harnesses for about $25. https://turbobuick.com/attachments/img_1075-jpg.320672/
  12. The Bootlegger

    I'm thinking this would work if you wanted to. If not you can borrow this from me.
  13. The Bootlegger

    Just Dashes wants $1400 now? I priced a GTO dash many years ago and almost fell over when they said $1000. They need some competition...
  14. The Bootlegger

    Too many wires for a bulkhead on the XFI harness. I have a couple 22pin weatherpack bulkheads but think I would need 2 of them. I still have my old suspect xfi harness for a donor. Also turns out they use Honda ecu plugs (could junkyard plugs and pins then) I was planning to just grommet through the firewall near the passenger head to try and keep it clean. If I swap to an LS later on I might go to a GM ecu or maybe a Holley setup. I am eliminating the Fast design of a "main harness" you plug into and building it as a one piece harness. Just planning to route wires and zip tie up bundles for now. I will term it out once I am closer to trying to start it up (still need to plumb everything) I am switching to a LS3 style MAP so I need to pull the intake and weld up a boss for it to mount on. Also need to move the ECT over as it hits the ac compressor.....and notch the drivers valvecover for the compressor (or just toss on a centerbolt cover for now) I'll get some vintage aid pics this weekend as I fab up the new mounts for it. I started playing paint on some parts. Column is ready for some satin paint and reassembly (cruise switch ordered and will be here shortly) drivers door just needs some spot putty in a couple spots and blocked out again and then it gets topcoat and clear. Still needs the power lock solenoid and power window regulator installed. Mirrors got first coat last night and will get blocked and second coat and clear this weekend. Making list of additional wires I need. Speedway kit does not include wiper wiring, backup lights, power window or locks, speaker, nitrous, or line lock wires....they did give me wire for the vss though. Debating what to do about center console. Shifter is far forward. Might see if it has and melty parts and heat and bend it back a bit or weld a new handle to it (one piece B&M shifter) Glass hood needs cut for shaker. It has no inner structure (bolts to stock hinges but no latch provisions I think) and is light but I don't want to watch the hood vibrate all the time. Need to find something to 'glass over to add some support to it....maybe before I start cutting. Dash cap gets here today (just dashes wanted $1400 to recover so I think painted abs will be ok) Need to hit the u pull for a cruise control module so I can find a home for it (maybe under dash?) And collect some tube nuts for steering lines and hydraboost. Need a lockring/snap ring for the fuel tank so I can pressure test it for leaks before it goes under the car. (Need it out of the way) I have a busy weekend planned so look for updates.
  15. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    If you look in the build section on Vintage Mustang there is a guy who picked up rough (tho I think its in great shape personally) little coupe and set it up to run the Gambler 500 which is an off-road rally kinda deal like the Gumball but on dirt/trail. Theres one coming up around here in Sept I believe. Matt
  16. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    dont even know what youre talking about
  17. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Cool cool...after seeing that 65-66 Coupe on Vintage Mustangs do the Oregon Gambler on all terrains you had me thinkin you were following suit. Looked like a blast! Matt
  18. The Bootlegger

    Suggestion on the XFI wiring. Wire it up through a bulkhead connector. That ways you can do the mock up on the engine on a stand and then just plug in. Also helps for motor swap and if you change motors later you can make a new engine side of the harness. Got pics of the Vintage Air stuff?
  19. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Just doing things a bit different.. Most all the rust i found was in the bottom 1/4 of the car. I figure it will give it a little different look and protect it nicely. Plus it will hide some imperfections
  20. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Raptor lined? What you doin, Gambler Rally or something? Matt
  21. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Well F*** ME!!! I resprayed the door and the fender. They look great but at the top 6" of the rear quarter and Drivers door kwhere i had tape its like the paint soaked through and now that spot is darker!!! ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It still looks good from 10 foot but its the small things like this that PISS ME OFF!!! lol Maybe i can get a decal made like on the dodges that go along that top and hide it lol Anyway, The bottom 1/4 with be Raptor lined this weekend if all goes to plan. Lets hope i dont F that up
  22. Yesterday
  23. The Bootlegger

    I have been squeezing in more shop time lately More wiring supplies showing up today (term your own XFI harness kit) Mounted the vintage air box with supplied brackets. Was not happy with it way over to the right. Looked at some Detroit Speed build photos and they mount them in a small frame and then hang the ecu and other electronics off it....and locate the heater box about 8 inches towards the drivers side. Just trying to get everything mocked up and routed while I wait for the 100+ weather to break in a couple weeks so I can get back to bodywork.
  24. Stainless steel tube nuts for Saginaw lines?

    Yeah I think I will hit the you-pull with a tubing cutter and fill my pockets with a couple sets. Maybe I will just have to see about having some plated with nickel or have some turned. I guess for now I will just go steel. I am sure I will change my mind on routing after I make them anyways.
  25. 2005 "GTO" driveshaft

    You might actually ought to be worried considering who he works for. LOL
  26. 2005 "GTO" driveshaft

    I'm not worried about the customer. It's just been a headache.
  27. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    I gave him my all expecting him to be out on me early and that Ide be watching his entire run. I even treed his ass figuring the ONLY chance I had if even that. After that a bunch of people were talkin next to the cars and sayin he spun like crazy off the line . I hope to see him again out there working on it. If he gets his stuff together Ide like to run him again but he told me he had turbos on the way and was gonna go E85 soon. Either way, faster car doesnt always win. Matt
  28. 2005 "GTO" driveshaft

    The customer would normally do the work himself, but didn't have a way to press the bearing in. He's a pretty good dude to work with. I wouldn't worry about him screwing anybody over.
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