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  1. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Thanks!!! Im super super excited for whats next. Im also super excited because its sitting in the garage, and despite the weekend trip and despite the plans I have...its still RUNNING and I can take it anywhere, anytime and its only gonna get better from here. Fix the starting issue and itll be a reliable little car! Matt
  2. ANOTHER UPDATE 2017: The Inline has been pulled and an Exploder 302 will take its place. The new direction starts on page 37 and carries on from there. As of 2017, The inline was pulled and sold locally to live on under the hood of another Mustang. The new setup consists of: Explorer 302 with P heads TFS Stage 1 Cam New springs and seals JBA mid length headers Megasquirt EFI done by Disney Thought Ide toss up the latest on the old 66. Ill dig up some older pics from the beginning for those who may not be familiar with the car, but heres the latest. UPDATED Summer 2015. Changes listed in red. 1966 Mustang Coupe "Sprint" package 200 ci inline six BONE stock pistons, rods and crank Now .040 bored stock block, custom RaceTech Pistons, stock rods and cranks 292 cam (oooold) Ed Curtis custom cam BIG log 250 head with valve springs for cam, milled for 2V carb direct mount Aussie 250-2V head and intake Holley 2300 500cfm carb by QuickFuel for blow thru Custom Header TE44 turbo Front mount intercooler 3" downpipe split to 2.5" pipes to Flowmaster 40s WorldClass T5 Custom steel driveshaft from Dave's 8.8 with 3.55 gears from Fox Grab a trac 4 lead, mid eye rear springs with 1" lowering blocks New stock front springs with 1.5 coils cut Shelby 1" UCA drop Unisteer Rack and Pinion 17x8 TT2 245 BFG Sports Im sure Im missing a bunch of stuff but you get the jist of it. The carb needs a TON of work and is about to be rebuilt, but she runs SUPER rich at the moment. I put it on Carma's dyno and initially put down an EARTH shattering 151 rwhp LOL. The A/F was off the chart rich (8:1ish) so they did a little tweaking, dropped the jets down to the lowest ones my Holley jet kit had which was only 2 sizes lower than what was already in it and gave it another go. This time the A/F was right around the 9:1 area and she picked up a TON, layin down 243 rwhp but the torque was in the low 300s. Ide love to find someone who can get this carb where it needs to be and see what she's capable of then!!! Oh, and all this was on 20psi with the old 2.5" crush bent downpipe and no mufflers, stock rear end with 2.73 gears. Now with the new exhaust and gears, 15psi feels stronger than 20 ever did!!! Back when I first put this setup together, on a different dyno (which may be where the difference in numbers truely lies) on the smaller stock turbo she put down more HP but less torque, would love to get this sucker tweaked and see what the new setup is worth. Took her to Gatlinburg this past weekend for Shade of the Past which was an adventure in itself. 4th year goin, but the old Mustang put up a fight. She has a bad vibration around 70mph and when you let off the gas it gets really bad which seems to point to a bad U-joint, and then after foolin around showin off a bit she ran like *** and almost made me think I wouldnt be gettin her home lol. She would idle fine, but if you tried to get rolling it wouldnt go, you had to floor the hell out of it and slip the clutch. Once you got movin she would run fine so long as I kept the vac around the 5in-0in area, and she ran awesome with a couple psi boost. I put some fresh gas in and she came back around on the way home but I suspect somethin else is up. ANYways, she at least looked and sounded pretty good! Here are a couple of the few shots I got. Crappy shot, but this was the first time these two cars have been together since highschool...FINALLY we were both able to get the old girls out for the weekend. In the morning after a bit of rain Notice anything similar between the two? Thats all I got, she did make it home and now its time to tear her apart and figure out whats up. New Ujoints are on the way along with a carb rebuild kit and a new balancer. After that I will see about gettin the carb tuned! Matt
  3. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    HA what Im likely to get next will be far less awesome than a turbyvan! Matt
  4. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Well...I couldnt wait any longer. Plan was to buy this sucker on my Bday (Oct 25) then hit the Blue Ridge Pkwy that weekend for a fun weekend trip. There was literally 1 optioned out perfectly the way I woulda ordered it from Ford and they were in a hurry to get rid of it meaning I got a half decent deal out of the mix. Friend of mine had it transfered to her dealership and the rest is history!!! Specs: 2013 Focus ST with ST2 package 2.0T (TINY K03 turbo) 6speed manual Tangerine Scream Charcoal/Smoke Partial leather Recaro seats Sunroof, MyFordTouch w/ Nav and Dualzone are added options Love this car to DEATH already. Managed to clock 33mpg on the way home taking it easy on her so she wont hurt the wallet too bad when in Eco-mode and when you smack the throttle this little suckers got some balls! Not entirely up to date on torquesteer and how to drive around it so Ill need to learn but otherwise Im diggin it. Smooth, rides nice, handles better than most cars on the road and is super economical when you want it to be. I like how you can drive around town and NEVER see and single psi of boost thanks to the torque and you never have to shift out of 6th when cruising to pass or get back to speed, just give it some throttle and the little turbo comes to life getting you where you need to be! Perfect blend of reliable/responsible/economical and FUN. Never in a million years would I ever imagine owning a yellow car but this color really stood out to me in person so no regrets there either! Look forward to seein how she does down the road! Matt
  5. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Pretty much! No clue whats next but check back in a couple weeks and we will see what happens Matt
  6. Q50 HSA

    I woulda enjoyed stretching the Coyote's legs on that car, the one night we coulda done it tho I was more worried about getting the 66 smoothed out. I thought about hitting you up after I put it completely back to stock but I actually only drove it to get gas and to drop it off, didnt want to talk myself out of selling it. Matt
  7. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Yeah I always wish I had got more pics but in all honesty, the car sat in the parking lot the entire first day we were there due to the weather and us never leaving the area. We drove it all day Saturday and it did great other than the hot start issue which we worked around just fine and then it got us home perfectly fine in the not so great weather. During most of the stops where I had to let it idle while folks took a leak, bought drinks or we filled it up I was usually looking it over and checking fluids etc and didnt think to take any pictures. Hectic weekend that went by WAY too fast but it was a great time and the car didnt cause near as much stress as it used too! Matt
  8. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Forgot to mention, Luke slept then ENTIRE way up there which was a blessing from God and he chilled for the most part heading home. Was glad that he enjoyed the ride or was at least comfortable enough to be able to join us and that I was comfortable enough with the car to want him there with me. He hitched a ride in my Friend's van for the initial part of the ride home due to the heat but we swapped him back during the storm in Cookeville and he watched the rain roll down the back glass the rest of the ride home. Matt
  9. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Just got back from Shades, another successful weekend in the books. Stopped 5 minutes up the road for gas and realized that the car doesnt like to start when warm AT ALL now, where-as before it was hit or miss. It will crank a couple cranks then click click click click like a dead/dying battery. Turn the key enough times itll slooooow crank and then catch up and fire off. We just decided not to shut it down from then on if we didnt have to. Thanks to Disney's highway tuning she cruises like a CHAMP around 65-70 mph, passes like a modern car and the throttle feel is tame and smooth. Stop light to stop light is really nice and the idle is dead nuts solid and sounds amazing as it sits. Low throttle, low speed cruising (which is all you do in the traffic up there) was the only spot that we never addressed in the tune and it bucked and pulsed bad if you didnt drive around it. The weekend in the rain made me MUCH more confident in how composed the car is and even tho Im not fan of the brake pedal "feel", they stopped us perfect all weekend, two close call moments included and they kept us safe both times. Another thing Im now more confident in is the cooling system. Car never got hot despite the super hot conditions and the TONS of idling it did due to not wanting to shut it off. Couple bathroom/drink/snack breaks and fill ups along the way and it idled solid and never broke a sweat...even if I did. Even with the Cats, the exhaust got a couple compliments, especially at idle. Im back loving the car again and look forward to making it even better for future trips. Things to tackle next in order to do so...AC, Power Steering and fix a couple small things that have been neglected and no longer work properly lol. I now no longer, even in the SLIGHTEST, miss the turbo 6 banger. This is the best trip we have had and it will only get better as time goes on! Matt
  10. 2010 Camaro SS

    Your good at waiting tho... ...speaking of which...whats the ETA on tuning goodness??? Matt
  11. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Got the fan on last night. Made some SUPER simple brackets out of some scrap aluminum. Did the usual and made it a couple hour deal but its on there. I took a look at the E-brake issue and found it but didnt have the time to sort it out. Will be an easy fix when I get home but I need to pull the driveshaft to have access. I started waxing it this morning since I was already up (Thank Luke) and will finish this afternoon after work and then we are on the road! Praying for a SAFE, uneventful drive to and from and alot of fun cruising around while there. Matt
  12. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    New starter removed, old dirty Exploder starter is in and working. I will be bringing the new POS just in case but I dont have any reason to believe I will need it. I was cleaning the wheels up a tad when I noticed that the driver's hub was showing signs of leaking grease. I have had issues with it in the past despite putting new bearings in and repacking them another time. I pulled the wheel to investigate and the hub nut was finger tight. Ends up the nut itself that was provided with the brake kit I bought years ago isnt thick enough to allow the castle nut to be captured by the cotter pin in the spindle. Bearings looked just fine so I repacked them again and put it all together. I ended up wedging a thinner cotter pin in along with the normal pin to make certain that it captured the castle nut and will stay put. Checked the other side while I was at it and it was perfectly fine. I pulled it apart and did the same anyways. Tonight I will be replacing the low profile electric fan that, like the starter, has given me fits since the first day I tried to use it. I will also finish up cleaning it up and should be good to go from there. I also need to flush Spike's radiator on his 67 but dont know where the hell Im gonna find the time...we will see what happens I guess. Matt
  13. Your flaws are often better than my more successful fab moments LOL Looks amazing as always Mike! Matt
  14. Discount Tire

    I've never had anything but good experiences with the one in the Boro and outside of going to Disney I won't go anywhere else. Hate that y'all can't say the same! Matt
  15. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Yeah literally one of only a couple things that blows about the move. Everything else is lining up really nicely and we stand to really benefit from it all. I will be across town but know the way to your shop well lol. It'll be a bit before we close and get to moving...got some work to do between now and then. Matt
  16. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Yeah I wish we coulda got together but I wont be outta the go (marginally) fast game for long. Ill hopefully find another fun little car that I can have fun in and put around as a daily. I will have another Coyote car in the future for sure tho, they are like Fox's, cant get em outta your blood. Now...if I could only afford a Coyote Fox...THAT would be the ticket!!! One day! Right now all car plans are on a short hold until we get the loan on the new house sorted (down payment, earnest money etc) and then I can go on the hunt. If push comes to shove, the cash that I got from the GT will go towards that and then when we sell the old house I will take it back out of the profits. Couple months at the worst but Im trying to figure out a way to work around it if possible. We will see how it pans out as the deal gets ironed out. Matt
  17. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    HA! Likely so. I almost went last night after dropping off the GT but tucked my tail and went home instead. Ill be back out there in something or other soon enough! Matt
  18. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Oh Ill still be going!!! I just wont be running and if I am it wont be mid 7's anymore :o/ Ide like to get the 66 out there some here soon and Johnathan will still bo goin with his EcoBoost car! Matt
  19. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    HA whatever I get will eventually have a gear rowing lever and a pedal for my overly jealous left leg. Matt
  20. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    And just like that... ...shes back to stock (mostly) and gone. Dont ask why. Theres not really a reason, was just kinda ready for something different. I think maybe the fact that I would need a clutch and half-shafts soon, so $2400 or so just to stay the same performance level. Pretty much my only gripe with the car, it was amazing otherwise. Didnt NEED the money or to free up the car payment either really. I put $7K down on the ST however many years ago and was able to roll that same amount into the GT when I traded. Today I got $7300 over what I owed so it came back to me again. Again, didnt NEED it BUT it is kinda nice considering we just put an offer on a house out of the blue and it was excepted! Anyways, not 100% sure whats next but itll be older and cheap, leaning towards a Fox of some sort or other but im just kinda seeing what hits me. Gonna drive the truck and 66 till I find something. Already missin it but its time for something different! Ill have another thats for sure! Matt
  21. 2010 Camaro SS

    Yeah i did that exact same thing to knock down the rasp on my Corsa's and it made the sound deeper and slightly quieter. They wont kill the drone but if they quiet it down enough to keep the drone from being as annoying then cool! My Corsa's did the same thing, they kept coming loose and one muffler would start drooping. I got it all in place where I wanted it and laid a quick tack weld on each joint and it fixed it for good. I did them where I could easily grind them off if I needed to make an adjustment down the road or remove them for any reason. I also used some high temp sealant around the high flow cat joints to keep them from leaking and that worked like a champ as well. Might have kept the mufflers from drooping too but the tack weld was easy enough. Matt
  22. 2010 Camaro SS

    They will kill any rasp and a tad of volume but wont really touch the drone. Maybe the slight drop in volume will be enough during the drone RPMs to make it more liveable tho! We shall see. Matt
  23. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    BOO!!! I hate to see that. Little extra work and itll come out nice tho. Matt
  24. Random thought thread

    Always Matt