Long time returning member.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thomas_W, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Thomas_W

    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Jan 25, 2007
    Capon Bridge, WV
    So i have been a member to the site for awhile, but its been nearly 9 years since i last visited and forgot the password to my previous username (Thomas_W), so here i am with a ingenious new username. Lol

    The last stang was a 96GTS that was fully built, single turbo and a blast. I never got any videos or dyno numbera with thay car before a new job forced its sale. The new owner reported back some dissappointing news a few months later. When it was being converted to fast XFi, the timing map was messed up and effectively ruined the long block. So it was undergoing some crazy mods (i need to touch base and see if it was ever finished).

    Fast forward to now and i found a local project car that was pretty far along (at first glance) and is proving to be just like a red head. so i have nicknamed it "red headed 3v swap" bc its current nicknames aren't appropriate in public. Lol



    so... The mod list as it sits:

    2008 4.6 3v swap
    03/04 cobra TB
    Lightning MAF
    CLT inlet elbow
    Steeda charge motion delete plates
    MMR coolant crossover delete
    MMR inline thermostat housing
    160* thermostate
    SVE aluminum radiator
    Ford racing blue valve covers
    Ford racing shorty headers
    O/R X pipe
    SLP loudmouth catback
    aluminum clutch quadrant
    spec stage 1 clutch
    MSD 2 step launch control
    Aluminum driveshaft
    4:10 gears
    Yukon locker
    Summit Upper/Lower rear control arms
    Strange 10way shocks/struts
    strange rear coilovers
    4bolt C/C plates
    Eibach pro front springs
    Trunk mount Battery relocation
    Optima yellow top
    03/04 cobra front bumper
    4" Cowl hood
    17x9 and 17x10.5 Fr500 rims
    nitto drag radials
    Aem wideband O2 sensor
    hid headlight bulbs
    diablosport predator
    Cobra front brakes
    8.8 Diff cover/brace

    pretty decent list of mods for a $4,000 car. BUT theres a bunch of little stuff that is wrong that just shows the car was neglected and abused, so here is that list:

    multiple interior parts dont match or are broken
    parking brake mount ponts were ripped out of the floor ( WTH?)
    Lots of wiring needs cleaned up
    front bumper is held on with 4 screws
    headlights old and ratty
    dented roof panel (crappy hood)
    poorly repaired fiberglass hood (i may fix if.. Not sure yet)
    dented right rear quarter
    hood needs painted
    worn seats
    leaking radiator
    bad power steering pump
    needs a dyno tune
    no functional seat belts

    so that is where the car is, definitely a long way to go to get it how i want it, so this will be a slow going process, broken up in stages, as follows:

    First stage:

    install seat belts (ordered)
    mount front bumper: (a previous owner cut all the tabs for the fender mounts off, so in prep for a later mod (and to save $280) i'll be attaching the bumper with dzus quick release fasteners)
    repair and repaint hood
    repair body panels
    replace radiator
    replace power steering pump
    fix some interior parts
    adjust driver/passenger window stops
    cleanup engine bay wiring
    cleanup interior wiring
    build a new CAI
    replace (trade) the catback for something less obnoxiously loud

    This stage will basically get the car to a point where i can drive it.

    Second stage:
    This is to prep the car for the third stage, which will be pretty fun :)

    battle boxes
    through the floor subframe connectors
    steeds 4bolt C/C plates
    front coilovers
    Rear Upper/Lower control arms
    Tubular K member and A arms
    Corbeau A4 seats
    6point roll bar (maybe)
    sumped gas tank
    return style fuel system
    31spline axles
    C clip eliminators
    welded axle tubes
    31spline locker or spool

    Third stage:
    Twin turbo setup (probably CGfab headers with everything else DIY)
    built short block (unless i decide to do a 4v swap, then it'l be a long block)

    Anyways, that is the plan. Im mostly waiting on parts to show up so i can get rolling. It'll still be slow going as ive got alot of side jobs going on right now.
  2. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    Feb 21, 2011
    Looks like a fun build, welcome back
  3. neverenuff

    neverenuff Active Member

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    Nov 23, 2015
    Welcome back! Great looking new edge and of course that 3v swap. You can get big #s from those engines

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  4. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Nov 15, 2008
    Orlando, Fl
    welcome back!
  5. Orange 94

    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Oct 21, 2012
    Alberta Canada
    Welcome back! [MENTION=17876]DeepList[/MENTION] might be able to help you out with your old account.
  6. Thomas_W

    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Jan 25, 2007
    Capon Bridge, WV
    Sweet! Thanks. I'll shoot him a PM then.
  7. DeepList

    DeepList Administrator Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Jan 2, 2013
    Auburn, IN
    Took care of this. Welcome back! ;)
  8. 96laseredcobra

    96laseredcobra Well-Known Member

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    Nov 29, 2015
    Farmington MO
    Welcome back from a newer guy. That list is insane bro hellyeah!

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  9. 03DSGGT

    03DSGGT SN95 Supporting Member

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    Mar 10, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    welcome back, nice project!