Elrod's 5.0 Revival

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  1. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Well-Known Member

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    My car is a 1994 Mustang GT, 5.0, originally an auto but has been swapped to a T5, black exterior and black leather interior.

    I've owned the car since November 2012. It has underwent a ton of changes since then with many more still to come. Mods so far include:

    Interior:
    All black interior (plastic, seats and carpet)
    Red Led lights in gauges and HVAC
    Dual gauge pod gauge bezel with Auto-Meter Pro Comp Water temp and Oil pressure gauges
    SVE Black Floor Mats
    Front SVE S1 Racing seats from Late Model Restoration and rear black leather seats from a 97 Cobra
    Black wrinkle finish Corbeau harness bar with red bolt-in Corbeau 4-point harnesses
    Pioneer P4900IB CD player with Pioneer 6x8 replacement speakers

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    Suspension & Brakes
    Eibach Sportline Rear Springs, No ISO's
    Tokico Illumina Shocks
    SVE Tubular Upper and Steeda Aluminum Lower Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Front and Rear Sway Bars
    Maximum Motorsports Full-Length Subframe Connectors

    MM Tubular K Member and A-Arms
    Tokico Illumina Struts with MM Coil-over Kit 10" 325# springs
    MM Caster Camber Plates
    MM Aluminum Rack Bushings
    Prothane Motor Mounts
    MM Strut Tower Brace
    New Power Steering Rack
    Steeda Bumpsteer Kit
    97 Cobra Spindles

    Cobra 13" Front Brakes
    MM Stainless Brake Hoses
    Stock GT Rear Brakes with New Rotors and Pads


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    Exterior:
    Smoked Clear Headlights and Corners
    Smoked Clear Foglights
    SVE 99-04 Mach 1 Chin Spoiler
    SpecialCarbonFiber S281 wing
    Black Coyote 5.0 Badges
    5% tint on quarter windows and back glass, 20% on sides. Vinyl on dot matrix
    18x9/10 Black FR500's with 255/35 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR and 295/35 Nitto NT05's.

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    Engine/Drivetrain:
    Rebuilt Long Block, Bored 0.20" over --- (Will add build sheet when I find it)
    Crane Energizer 1.7 Roller Rockers
    Cobra Upper and Lower Intake, 65mm Throttle Body, Cobra MAF
    Accell 24lb. Injectors
    Custom Fender Well Cold Air Intake
    MSD Cap & Rotor and Coil, Rich Porter Distributor
    Ford Racing Plug Wires, Black
    All New Sensors and Sending Units, Alternator and Battery
    Complete Cooling System --- Water Pump, Hoses, Radiator and Thermostat
    Smog Pump and EGR Delete

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    T5 swapped!
    Ford Racing Clutch Fork, Pivot stud, Steel bearing retainer, TOB and pilot bearing.
    Stiffler's Crossmember and Prothane Trans mount.
    Ram HD Clutch
    Maximum Motorsports clutch cable, quadrant and firewall adjuster
    MGW shifter with standard handle, Bullit 5 speed knob

    Stock Driveshaft --- Hope to go aluminum in the future
    Fox 8.8, rebuilt with Ford Racing 3.73's. Quad Shock Brackets Removed. Filled with Royal Purple

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    Exhaust:
    Ford Racing Foxbody Shorty Headers, BBK O/R X-pipe, dual Magnapacks, 4" Stainless Magnaflow Tips stopping at the axles

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    Winter plans:
    347 Stroker build in-progress
    Shaved engine bay and wire tuck
    New dif cover, extended wheel studs, rear brake upgrade
     
  2. CC'S95GT

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    glad to have ya on board.
    Looks like a good build so far. Take pics as you go. and get some up asap.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Well-Known Member

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    sounds good man! welcome to the forum...cant wait to see pics. i know you have your hands full on that interior lol.
     
  4. Orange 94

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    Welcome, sounds like a good story!


    But we need pictures!
     
  5. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    My project actually started almost a year ago when I bought the car. The p.o. brought it to my house to have a friend change the head gaskets, which never happened. It set up for nearly two years with the top end completely torn apart. I got ahold of the car for $500 and went to work right away. The inside was full of trash, and the leather seats were torn from having parts sitting in them in the cold and heat for two years. Skip forward to February of this year, the motor came out to have the cylinders honed and have all bearings and seals replaced as well as a valve job. The torn seats were replaced with identical black leather seats from a 97 Cobra, the car is sitting on 17" Bullit wheels...245/45 front and 275/40 rear.


    Skip forward to last Friday...picked up the rebuilt motor from the machine shop (took so long because I couldn't make up my mind on what direction I wanted to go with it). Wound up having to be bored .20" over but it's as good as new now! Got the motor bolted back in last weekend, and during the course of the week I've been ordering misc. parts and painting all of my brackets and accessories while slowly putting the rest back together piece by piece. I'll be working on it more during the evenings after work and posting pictures as I go.
     
  6. MustangChris

    MustangChris Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    sweet man!! Cant wait to see the mayhem!
     
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    Good to see another 94 gt on board! Cant wait to see some pics and I bet you cant wait to hear it run!
     
  8. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pics to get started (if I post this correctly). More will follow I promise!

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    First time I've posted photos to a forum so if they don't show up someone please correct me haha!
     
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    Right on dude . Good to have you over here. The car looks like it's coming along nicely
     
  10. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    Ok more pics as promised!

    [​IMG] Currently about to torque the intake down and then get under neath to finish the motor mounts and everything else down below.

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    [​IMG] The transmission line I snapped off removing the radiator...PITA!

    [​IMG] All the shiny new motor and ugly 20 year old engine bay.

    I'll be working on it more during the evenings this week and keep progress updated! It's hard to stay patient when I've had this thing a year now and have never heard it run but I am anxiously awaiting that day!
     
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    ElrodKTPQ_89 Well-Known Member

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    Ran into a problem last night...my plan was to get my torque converter bolted up, but found out that the motor was in some sort of a bind and wouldn't turn over at all. Wound up having to pull the motor completely back out and make sure the torque converter was all the way on the shaft. After struggling to get the motor bolted back up to the transmission we realized that the bolts in the converter and the flex plate weren't lined up and we can't get the converter to turn at all. So probably Wednesday the motor will be coming back out just far enough to get the bolts lined up then hopefully back together for a very long time. Still waiting on my radiator and hoses, getting my transmission cooler li es and a few sets of bolts or various things anyway so no choice but to just be patient and hope I don't run into any other problems. Everything seems to be going pretty well considering I've only worked on one other engine which was the 4.9 in my 93 F-150.
     
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    Update: Got my situation with the torque converter resolved tonite. Also got the motor mounts tightened up and the starter in. I have a kind of dumb question now...the engine and everything under the hood was mostly torn apart already whenever I started working on the car, and my question is about the wiring harness that runs to the starter. I assume that the brackets are supposed to mount underneath the motor mounts on the studs out of the bolts...but is the harness supposed to start at the front of the oil pan facing back toward the firewall or go behind the motor and face the front of the car? I'm thinking it starts at the front and goes toward the firewall but just want to ask some people who have worked on these cars more than i have. Appreciate any help!
     
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    I'm trying to do my best at making everything under the hood look as new as possible without completely tearing every single thing out. Spent a little time today redoing the wire loom and retaping my harnesses. Little details make a big difference.

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    [​IMG] After almost a full roll of 33...provided by my employer. Lol
     
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    Looking good! I did that with a bunch of my wiring. Makes a huge difference. I don't know if you have ace hardware by you but they sell large rolls of electrical tape for a good price. I used a roll on just my dash wiring.
     
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    Time for an update! New radiator, all hoses, alternator and doing a lot of cleanup/repainting! I've been trying to take it slow but my patience won't let me, I'm ready to fire this thing up!

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    Tinkering around with the idea of leaving the spoiler off for right now as long as I have the Bullit wheels...I know it'll look tons better once we lower it too!
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    Last but not least, my other project that is being neglected:
    93 F-150 4.9 5spd: Belltech 5/7...Cervinni's Ram Air hood...Carriage Works Billet Grille...roll pan and smooth front bumper with fog lights and a set of 18x9.5 original SVT lightning wheels waiting to go on.....and in desperate need of a coyote swap!! (My dream/goal)
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    Thanks to anyone who's checked this out and appreciate any help on my two questions!!
     
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    All your pictures got posted like 3 times each :dontknow:
     
  17. MustangChris

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    great updates man! That engine harness looks worlds better. lol.


    and as F-bomb said, some of your pics are duplicates :)

    whats next on the list?
     
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    Noticed that as soon as I posted it. It's fixed now sorry guys! Really all I have left is getting a belt and getting the distributor in, plug wires and getting my exhaust bolted up then I should be ready. I may actually fire it up before I get my exhaust under it though. The exhaust by the way is off my friends fox: stock h-pipe, 2 magnapacks with 4" magnaflow tips welded straight to the case of the mufflers that stop just before the axle. That setup sounded amazing on his fox! Long term plans for the car is a fresh paint job, a set of 18x10/9 FR500's and a saleen spoiler and then maybe a new top end way down the road.
     
  19. CC'S95GT

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    You might need to do some bending and cutting to get the fox mid pipe to fit.
    The fox headers come out in a different place than the Sn's do.
     
  20. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Well-Known Member

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    Yea I figured I would have to do a little modifying to make it work but the good thing is the guy who I'm getting the exhaust from has a brother who's gonna help build my exhaust so I'll atleast save money from going to an exhaust shop to get it done! I'm actually running the same shorty headers that came off his fox so there may not be too much modifying to do at all, we'll find out soon enough though lol.