I decided yesterday that today was finally the day. Picked up an engine hoist and some chain and appropriate bolts etc. I removed the upper intake manifold. When it warmed up enough to face the outdoors today I cleaned up the shop area and the car. Things went very well once I realized the the lift point needs to be forward quite a bit so the end of the transmission hangs low. I now realize why they make the device that lets you tilt the engine in mid air. My 15 y.o. son helped with steering and nudging the transmission and we got it in uneventfully. I needed to put the chain on the passenger motor mount to lift it slightly to let the drivers side drop a bit further and it seems very even now. I'll know for sure when the headers are bolted up.
Here's the installed engine
finally a view of the transmission....real close fit between the diagonal frame and the shifter. I had my doubts for a while whether or not it would clear. On the driver's floor you see the base pan of the Breeze adjustable seat track giving 7 degrees elevation in the front
\"To err is human. It takes a computer to really foul things up\" FFR 3674:Levy racing stage 3 motor and T-5Z Trans.Go-kart stage ,3link, 3.55 gears,Smith\'s gauges,Cobra R Wheels,body at SRP\'s, color will be Brittany Blue w/ pearl white stripes Build Site
looks good... my shifter was about half the distance you are showing... all good
Made it up as I went! Viper red, no stripe, white pipes, Maximum Motorsports control arms, Autometer gauges, 15\" PSE, BBK intake, Edelbrock manifolds, shorties, Earl\'s oil cooler, 3.73s, GT40X heads
FFR 3850K Mark II arrived 10/18/02; 95 Cobra EFI 5.0, , CSX Dash, IRS w/pin drive real Magnesium Halibrand Cobra II Rims w/ Goodyear 15" Eagle Billboard tires; SRP Paint 4/19/03; "Fun 65" plates; Engine runs 5/14/03; Insured 5/23/03; 1st Drive 5/31/03; Best Interior 3rd Place Vegas 11/8/03, Pic of Month Dec 03, Best Pantera/Cobra 2nd Place All-Ford Hillsboro 04, Best 60-66 at Sherwood 04, Best of all FFR National Show Las Vegas 11/04, Best Roadster Willow Springs 05, Best in Class AutoRama SLC Mar 06, Best Use of Chrome Knotts Apr 07, 23.1 avg mpg; 13.089 1/4 mi. Additions: Chrome pin drive Wheels with Mickey Thompson S/T tires 295/50R15 & 235/60R15, VPM bars, Torsen, Koni shocks 16" front 18" rear, 500 lb springs front and rear, leather seats.
That's the FFR standard e-brake location. Some guys are moving theirs. Do a search and you'll find threads on moving it to the top of the tunnel behind the shifter as well as moving it to the driver's left between the seat and door. The issue with the FFR location is remembering to release it before you put your belts on! You can't reach it once you're cinched up.
3733k Stock 5.0, 3:55 gears, 15" Halibrands, '91 donor, Tremec 3550. "Arrest Me" Yellow / Black Stripes.
My car: a lightweight, precision-guided, sledgehammer.
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