Bauman_Octane 's 95 GTS 5.0

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    So... I have a 1995 Mustang GTS 5.0 originally a dark green car. i got it for $2400 CAD which around here is an o.k. deal. currently sitting at 206,000Kms on the clock. zero options. I really was pretty set on a 95 sn95 as i have always loved the 302 h.o. and the newer interior with a old awsome powerplant intrigued me.

    The car has seen a fair amount of neglect and some lousy and improperly done mods. It was spray painted flat black. considering the car the paint job wasn't the worst ive seen. kinda surprising. My plan with the car is to make it a very reliable quick little street car. And she is on her way!

    I got the car at the end of summer so i drove it for about a month and made it to 1 meet before parking it for our harsh 7 month canadian winter. It was obvious the car was running rough and holding back a bit. after spending some dedicated time behind a computer screen learning about the (new to me at the time) sn95 i prepared myself for a overhaul.. upon inspection i noticed that the pre owner attempted a smog removal, lawl. he removed the valves/solenoids and hosing leaving the air pump and called it a day! no vaccum plugs or **** all. spark plugs were finger tight. ALL of them. bypassed A.C. with a shorter belt once the pump kicked the bucket and called it a day! pcv valve? "what's that?" said the previous owner. vaccum lines? what for.. 215 55 r16 tires? should be good for a mustang!! loose wires? they are fine to just hang. proper fitting battery? what for? people wash engine bay's? ya so you see where this car was going....

    The last couple months i have been trying to buy part's and have been slowly stacking them up in my closet to install in the spring time. then one day i saw a note on my apartment door saying heated garage for rent NEXT FRICKEN DOOR!!!! we'll i jumped on that and parked her indoors, finished buying the tools i needed and got to work. currently have everything i bought installed and waiting to buy the rest of the parts!

    Here`s what ive done so far.tore down everything heads up. (Left heads on).

    .Cleaned, cleaned and cleaned some more under the hood.
    .Pcv valve and lower seperator.
    .Flow master cat back dual exhaust with H-pipe.
    .4 in 1 gauge with shift light.
    .All vaccum lines. (clear and red tubing was used)
    .Holley 190LPH fuel pump, fuel tank to filler cap seal.
    .Kirban Fuel Pressure regulator.
    .Fuel Filter
    .MSD Blaster coil
    .MSD ignition wires,cap,rotor,assembly. (already on car)
    .unsure of the brand of C.A.I. but it`s nice and goes into wheel well. (already on car)
    .All upper gaskets.
    .FULLY removed A.C. system (compressor,accumulator,condensor, all lines)
    .Properly removed the rest of the smog, plugged holes on back of cylinder head.
    .sandblasted and cleaned upper intake, throttle body, and pretty much every part and bolt under the hood.
    .Mr. Gasket Loom kit.
    .Auto lite #25 spark plugs gapped to .051.
    . under drive pulley (already on car).
    . after three trips to the parts store i got the right fitting belt to bypass a.c., smog, and accomodate under drive pulley.
    .New battery and terminal connectors.
    .Battery wires.
    .Chrome valve covers wich didn't fit and were a waste of time and money :(
    .Breather caps which didn't fit and were a waste of time and money.
    . summit fuel pressure gauge and fitting.
    . 4 in 1 gauge (waiting to install)
    . Inner fender liner (waiting to install)
    .Painted upper intake flat black and sandblasted then clearcoted the 5.0 plaque.

    On the list to get for now..
    . In the market and have alead on some cobra R rims.
    . all around brakes, pads and rotors. (o.e.m.)
    . Koni sport shocks and struts
    . eibach sportlines because low...
    . Rims and tires obviously as stock ones are garbage.
    . All fluids (diff, tranny, engine, coolant, power steering)
    . 3:73 gears.
    .mishimoto radiator eventuallly.
    .Caster Camber plates.

    Future Goals and interest's
    . Heads, Cam, Intake. i would like to keep it naturally aspirated.
    . Moates Quarter Horse.

    And so begins my build thread. thanks for checking it out!

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    after minor tear down and before any cleaning or repairs.
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    That paint color is dark forest green. Paint code NA. In case you decide to repaint it.
     
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    after reassembly and cleaning, A/C delete and smog.


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    awsome. i wonder how you know that?? haha jk you'r car is pretty much as nice as it gets. going for similiar rims if i can help it.
     
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    following some resaerch i decided to pay the tad bit extra H&R super sport's. a good dealer just west of where i live! :D
     
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    Just ordered my UPR chin spoiler! always liked the look of these so pretty excited! pics to come once installed.
     
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    Coming along nicely! A lot of the small things you mentioned were the first things I had to do to my car. I'll have to see if I still have a picture of how bad my spark plugs were lol. Keep on chipping away at the maintenance items and upgrading as you go!
     
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    Hey thanks man. ya alot of people are quick to plan out the big power mods. but then theres all the little stuff..... reliable power is where it's at!
     
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    :cool: Got the motivation to finally attempt the install of a old Ractive 4 in 1 gauge i got from a performance shop i used to work at here awhile back where i live. (JB power centre) they were just throwing it away and i thought one day i would have a car that would be worthy of such a gauge. sticker on the gauge retailed for $399.99 back in the late 90's, so it's not the worst.

    due to an awsome write up on this site the install was pretty straight forward and took a couple hours. I have been waiting for a looong time to see this gauge lit up and made me pretty happy see her shine!!

    tapping into the rear defrost button wires for power and lighting,

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    Mounting the gauge. a tad redneck but she hold's.
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    All lit up. big relief. not a bad looking gauge at all!

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    All finished up. turned out great!
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    I installed some fog lites today! they are a older eurolite brand. had them sitting around so gave em a try. drilling the holes for the brackets was a pain in the ass put turned out not to bad. got a nice little switch in the cab.

    The lights are a intresting rainbow colour. still trying to figure out if i like them. there pretty bright and kinda unique so we'll see!

    heres the lights themselves.

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    should light the road not to bad.
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    A nice addition to the front end as my car never came with factory foglites being a gts.

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    Installed the mach 1 style chin spoiler today! fit perfect, love it.

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    A better shot of the gauge on first startup.
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    Nice work, man. I put a Mach I chin on mine late last year. If put on right, and in the right location, I think they look really good.
     
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    Thanks dude! and ya i totally agree. i was eyeing them up since i first got my sn. glad to have it on. time for some rims and tires!
     
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    making the 1200km round trip tomorrow to pick up some VERY nice 95 cobra r replica rims in chrome. rims are 17x10.5 in the rear 17x9 fronts. has some mickey thompson et street 295/40/17 on the back and some Fulda Qauntam 275/35/17. pretty excited.
     
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    Here you go:http://www.sn95forums.com/showthread.php?70958-Chrome-Y2K-Cobra-R-reps-Nebraska
    I've embedded the wheel pics at the end of the thread
    At least the rims anyway. I've embedded the wheel pics at the end of the thread
    I also have 2 265-35-18 Nitto 555s that are like new available as well!
     
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    Nice work so far man! The wider the wheel, the better it looks :D
     
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    thanks man. and YES i totally agree. pretty stoked to have some meats on the back and finally have some traction.

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    What size?

    sent from the toilet or from my cubicle
     
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    rears are 17x10.5 with M/T ET drag 295/45/17. fronts are 17x9 with fulda quantum elite's 275/40/17. exact setup i was going for!