Bryan's 96 GT Vortech Build

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    Well, here's my build thread. I've updated the intro a few times now because this build has been a moving target from the start. For those wanting to read through it, here's a general run down on the plans for the car:

    -Full repaint, shaved engine bay
    -Built motor, ported heads, custom cams
    -Built T45 trans
    -Intercooled Vortech V2 E-Trim

    The goal is to have a super clean, reliable car that I can drive anywhere and make somewhere close to 600rwhp on 93 while retaining all of the creature comforts including heat, A/C, power everything.




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    Nestled in my work-space corner lol



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    Heres the PI engine. 2005 Lincoln Town Car engine, 64k miles



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    Super clean



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    T45 Source built trans. This is Zak's Street Heat Build with reverse fix



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    All I've got for now. I'll try to update this as I make progress
     
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    the plans for the engine bay are exactly mine minus the entire pi swap lol. that bay will look awesome wire tucked and shaved with your color!
     
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    Yeah...at first I just thought about a respray, but the more I think about it, the more I want to shave it. Theres a lot of holes to fill, and I would have to cut a hole in the scott rod panels for the vortech power pipe, so we'll see
     
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    nice open spot you have there to work on her too man. jealous
     
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    Alright! This is going to be fun. Im looking forward to seeing the updates on this thing. Make sure to take lots of pictures and keep us posted. Are you going to swap your old timing cover on to the new engine?
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] yep! Swapping it over and running all 96-98 accessories. Plus, the kit I just bought requires me to have a 96-98 timing cover ;)

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    Also, how does the pic of the vortech look compared to the pics on post #1? I used photobucket for the first 4 pics and I think it kills my picture quality. The pic of the blower was posted from my phone through tapatalk

    Let me know what looks better, or any suggestions for picture quality is welcomed
     
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    The blower picture is clearer than the rest. Quick question though, why are you using the whole pi engine instead of doing a head swap on your current bottom end?


    Oh, while I remember, you might want to look into a set of billet oil pump gears.
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] about 40k fewer miles on the PI bottom end, don't have to go through the trouble of a head swap, and I never found a clear answer of whether or not it's safe to boost a PI headswap motor with the compression bump. I know modulars like compression but I would assume it would be safer to boost it with the lower CR
     
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    I understand not wanting to go through the trouble of the swap, that just more stuff to buy! lol

    As far as compression, I look at it this way, Mach 1's run stock with 10:1 and they get boosted all the time. A Pi swap puts you a little over that. Your 2v would be just fine with that compression and a little bit of boost.
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] yeah...seems easier to just do the motor swap and my motor has been beat on too. The previous owner sprayed the motor. I don't know how much or how many times but I found braided lines on the car running to the rear seat where he had the bottle. This 64k PI motor I bought came out of a town car so I think it's had an easy life lol
     
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    Oh yeah, its had an easy life. So how much do you want for that npi engine? I always need spare parts.
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] trying to decide if I want to sell or not. I thought about holding on to it to build. I'll let you know if I decide to sell for sure. How much is it worth? $200-$300?
     
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    Yeah, probably somewhere around that much. I couldnt get it though, shipping would kill me lol. If you plan to get serious with the blower it would be best to hold on to it and build it on the side while you enjoy the car. Then when you blow the stock pi engine you will have a built engine to put in there and you shouldnt be set for a long time.
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] yeah that's what I was thinking. I'd like to do a simple build. Stock crank, boss rods, decent set of Pistons.
     
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    Thatll be the way to do it! Cheap and effective, thats the way I like it.
     
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    All this car talk has me excited! I think I might work on mine a little bit today.
     
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    [MENTION=20210]lwarrior1016[/MENTION] yeah man I need updates on your build!!
     
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    There arent any updates to give at the moment. I have to do some more wiring, and Ive really been dragging my feet on that lol.
     
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    Think it's worth the time and effort to polish the vortech head unit?