Many of you know my son Brendan. well he has a new project for this winter.
he wants to convert his mustang to a 302 based v-8 and a stick
He has a really clean 86 notch 4cyl auto. ( yes very slow ). this will happen this winter, so we came up with this idea. See what you guys have first, and let that drive the direction of his build. He is not looking for just freebies but he is on a 19 yearold budget. So weather it be off a donor car, or a retired part off your project or something new on the shelf you didnt use. let us know. we dont mind traveling to pick up larger parts, and will be happy to pick up the shipping cost if it is to far away to fetch. Of coarse he will also be able to paypal for any purchases.
He will keep this updated as to how the build goes starting with a base line.
1) auto cross at Hershey next weekend sat and sunday.
2) Best ET / MPH from Cecil dragway MD nov 13
4) dyno numbers ... starting with the 4cly.yeah i can't wait to see that one either.
mark and brendan Dougherty
This is a pic of Brendan and the mustang with wheels he purchased off this forum.
He is leaning more towards a all around good car than just a drag car ( wheels can be changed )
you think a 3 core radiator out of a 1990 5.0L GT mustang would help?
I think I can find the old fan shroud also.
I have a good used water pump of a 1990's 5.0l mustang laying on the parts shelf too.
I really need to clean off my shelves of some of this stuff so you posted at the right time IF you want the stuff.
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Hello Mr Button
This sounds like a good start. We can use all these parts. Bren will have to change the radiator, fan shroud, and fan for the v-8. the water pump is great also.
Here is our adress:
Just let us know how much and Bren can can send you a check or paypal. Thanks everyone for the calls and P/ms
So currently we now have for the v-8 swap:
stock 5.0 truck bare block............................................f ree ( just pick up )
stock 5.0 HO crank, rods, pistons...................................free ( have to turn crank)
8.8 rear end............................................... ................free (donor shell removal)
quad shocks .................................................. ............donor
v-8 trans crossmember....................................... ..........free (under dads bench)
24lb injectors......................................... .....................forum purchase
65 mm throttle body.............................................. .......forum purchase
explorer upper and lower............................................. .. Forum purchase ( thanks JJ for the last few parts)
22 gal old style fuel cell.............................................. ..old challange car leftover.
magna flow catback system...........................................1 00
I have a garage full of stuff you could use, like a fresh rebuilt t-5, used 302 non roller block with crank, cam, rods, pistons, Iron heads with valves and springs, 90% complete gasket set, pedal box for a stick, ect. Some things I will need to get cash for, alot of the other stuff would be free.
Ill send you a pm with my phone number
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Last edited by Scott Shumaker; 10-15-2011 at 02:16 PM..
I've got a complete top end from an '89 5.0 (assembled heads, rockers, pushrods, lifters, cam, valve covers, EFI upper and lower). The engine was running good, no known issues with the heads, etc. I just upgraded when I rebuilt it. If I start digging around here I might have some other stuff too. Brendan can have any or all of it!
Now the kicker, how the heck to get it to you if you want it? Shipping would probably be pretty steep. Here's a couple of ideas; I'm an hour south of Indy and will gladly bring it there if your travels have you crossing through on I-70 or ??? Another possibility is that I'll be driving to the DC area next month. We'll exit I-70 and be taking I-81 south at Hagerstown. That 70/81 interchange is probably less than 2 hours from Hershey isn't it? We could meet up as I pass through.
If you are interested and want to try to work something out give me call (Mark, I think you have my number but to be sure---it's 812-327-0393) or send a PM.
Nice looking Mustang Brendan! Good luck with the project
wow this is actually alot of fun.
thanks for all the responces.
this is a lot more fun to dig around in your garages and see what good stuff is just sitting around.
We picked a roller up today that has a stock 8.8 rear, stock crank,rods,pistons also. he will strip any useable parts off it this week and scrap the rest ( lol maybe we should throw any the duplicate parts at it and make a FFcars lemons or chump car) that any forum member could race. just a thought.
We have spoken to Carl about his donor but he may have someone lined up. we will see.
scott: I will call tomorrow about trans and extras.
Jeff: thanks for the offer of the stock top end but I will pass. I will in the next couple of months have some top ends off challange cars sitting here, as they upgrade to the new series specs. with the trick flow packages.
I would like to still find:
b,e,or x cam
stock pan and pickup
larger mass air for 24lb injectors
A9L/ or A9P computer
std pedal box.
373 or so gears
h or x pipe
high back seats.
Mark, are you going to be at Huntington Beach in April? I've got several pounds of misc. hardware (bolts, flange nuts, screws etc.) that I saved from my donor. It would be very expensive to ship across country but if you're here you're welcome to them (or just sort out what you and Brendan need/want.)
If it weren't for physics and law enforcement...I'd be unstoppable!
Mark, Not trying to discourage Brendan, but he has a great platform to make an SVO Mustang. Turbo parts are available at most scrap yards. Tha trans won't have to handle a lot of torque, and the HP numbers vs. weight will be better. No engine swap necessary. My son had an '86 SVO that ran great and used to spank GT's all the time. Just another option to look at. Mike
Thanks but I would like to stay fuel inj. so I will pass on the carb Tank.
I have had a couple svo mustangs and I love them. They are awsome cars.
I have been driving a lot of FFR's lately and would like to build a v-8 car now.
Dad came up with this crazy plan to build whatever we could come up with off the forum. he calls it the leftover build.
I am going to an auto cross this weekend with the notch going to try and get a better time than dad in his challenge car. Wish me luck.
Ralph thanks for the parts
No big blocks though.
Bren couldnt afford to drive it.
we did come up with a set of 373 gears yesterday.
Bren did his first auto X on sat & sunday. What a blast. He did very well.
I ran the challange car and got a 2nd place out of 9 cars in XP. not to shabby for just going to have some fun.
Fezzek i had fun at the race for the first time. Lol did not beat my dad but i did pretty good there were 18 people in my class i cam in 11th. in a week or two i am going to a drag race with my boss to see what my car can do
all you have to do is come and get it. I kept it to go into our spec racer as a spare but we no longer race so I just need it out of my garage. It was running when we took it out of the mustang but I havent done anything to it. We moved last year and somehow the flywheel didnt make the move. I have no idea what happened to it. Everything else is there.
No one ... has come up with a drug yet that can match the thrill of driving a race car.
It seems that I run out of driving talent before the cobra runs out of HP!
hey guys wanted to update since i haven't been on i awhile since i got laid off from work everything has been slow and on hold. But now my car will going in the shop soon to get all the work done here is my part list of what i have got.
I cant wait to start working on it
351w stroked to 377ci
gforce t5 transmission
8.8 spool with 3:73 with 31 spline 9in axles
3in cowl hood
kirkey racing seats
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