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only5.0s
09-11-2012, 10:48 AM
My 90 GT is going under construction again. Please visit the Classified Section and see all the parts that are now for sale:

http://www.smokinstangs.com/showthread.php/3869-Vortech-S-Trim-Twisted-Wedge-Holley-Systemax-42-Injectors-etc (http://www.smokinstangs.com/showthread.php/3869-Vortech-S-Trim-Twisted-Wedge-Holley-Systemax-42-Injectors-etc)

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These are the Goals of this Build:

-Run consistent 11s in the quarter
-Run decent Auto X times
-Place decent in a Car Show
-Be reliable and tame enough for my wife to drive
-Have Ice Cold AC


So those are the goals; however I have not decided on the engine and trans combo to get me there just yet. I do know the entire suspension will be swapped over to Maximum Motorsports gear sometime next year when I smooth and paint the engine bay.

You will notice in the pics below that were taken on 9/10/12 the plates are off the car as I plan on this being a long term build. We will enjoy the T Top Car next year and maybe sometime in 2014(for the Ultimate Street Mustang Challenge..!!!) it will be done.

I plan on starting to take the car apart this weekend and will chip away at it this Fall and maybe tinker around with a few things over the winter.




http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0237.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0236.jpg

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ToplessPony94
09-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Sounds great Mark! Can't wait for more updates! You'll be happy with the MM suspension. I did almost everything on my 94 and it's just great. The only thing I didn't do was the torque arm and that was because the panhard bar isn't compatible with my Borla exhaust and I'm not giving that up or cutting it up - I just sounds so good! Best of luck with the build!

FREAKSHOW84
09-11-2012, 02:05 PM
I will be following this build Mark

5.4 notch
09-11-2012, 02:41 PM
Let then fun begin Mark....let me know if u need anything..

SmokinStang
09-11-2012, 03:26 PM
You will notice in the pics below that were taken on 9/10/12 the plates are off the car as I plan on this being a long term build. We will enjoy the T Top Car next year and maybe sometime in 2014 (for the Ultimate Street Mustang Challenge..!!!) it will be done.

A "Man on a Mission" right there!!:thumbsup:
I would give Kenny Brown suspension items a looksy also...

I'm subscribing....give it hell Bro!!
PULNGZ needs his playing partner back...

only5.0s
09-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks boys. It will be a slow process, but I will get there..


Only a Lunatic has two Fox build threads going at the same time...:vhappy:

MY-S281
09-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Thanks boys. It will be a slow process, but I will get there..


Only a Lunatic has two Fox build threads going at the same time...:vhappy:

Cant wait to see them both side by each !!

Your not a lunatic, just a true fanatic !! Nothing wrong with that!!

only5.0s
09-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Cant wait to see them both side by each !!

Your not a lunatic, just a true fanatic !! Nothing wrong with that!!

What's the old saying...A Fool and his money are soon departed!!

only5.0s
09-14-2012, 07:51 PM
double post......

only5.0s
09-14-2012, 07:51 PM
So I spent a few hours over the past few days and started tearing the old 90 apart...

Fuel tank and Vortech T Rex Pump out...Will be replaced with a Glenns Performance System similar to the T Top Car most likely.

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Removing the Blower and Intake as I think I have a buyer coming later this weekend...fingers crossed..!!!

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MAF and 42# injectors sold tonight..!!!

only5.0s
09-21-2012, 07:38 AM
Fox was sold 2/2013 so build thread is done..!!!! well for me anyway..

A few pics of the tear down over the last week...most of the parts removed have already been sold.


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0251_zps158b7113.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0253_zps41f07b1a.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0255_zpsb7d5c7fa.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0256_zps2e9fe14c.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0259_zpsd90c6c3d.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0260_zpsf7baa747.jpg

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I have not found the suspected crack in the block yet, but I still have the passenger side Head on because the Dope(Me..!!) that torqued the head down last in 2007 rounded the rear most bolt and I cant get it out. I will fight it out once I have a chance to pull the rest of the motor in the next few weeks.

*The Driver Side Head Gasket was in good shape. There is oil in the coolant and coolant in the oil so I should know more once the passenger side head is removed.

only5.0s
09-30-2012, 08:00 AM
I pulled the motor and trans yesterday. I ended up pulling them together, because two of the trans bolts were giving me trouble so I decided to just pull them as one and separate them after.(I do everything basic..no lift or power tools-so I get it done one way or the other.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0264.jpg

Thanks to my wife for working the engine lift as I guided what was left of the 308 and the T5 out.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0267.jpg

Once on the ground I was able to remove the T5, Bellhousing and the Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch/Pressure Plate.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0274.jpg


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0275.jpg

I was able to get a good grip on the rounded off Head Bolt and removed that easily. The 84 donated the 10 hole wheels to the 90 for a while, until this project is done and new wheels go on.

Only spent a few minutes, but did not find a crack in the block yet. Both Head Gaskets looked good too, so not sure if the heads were lifting or if there is a small crack somewhere in the block. Once I remove the cam, lifters and main girdle I should have a better idea.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0278.jpg


Engine Bay should look very different when this project is done....

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/only90s/IMG_0273.jpg


This will most likely be the last update on this project for a while. Once the 84 is 100% complete I will start poking around with the 90 again. I will start by doing something with the engine bay so it can be prepped for smoothing and painting. Also have a few minor updates to the interior and I want to prep and paint the undercarriage.

Then Eventually I need to decide what I am going to run for a Motor and Trans....!!!!!!