Minitubbed 87 LX Build Thread

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by slow90coupe, May 24, 2014.

  1. Racsirx

    Racsirx Active Member

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    Are you going to run this at the track or just street use also why do you want to use an on3 kit on something so nice?
     
  2. slow90coupe

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    It's going to be a street car. And I'm on a serious budget with this car so a nice turbo kit is out of the question. Budget limit for the whole car is $10,000
     
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    Such a nice car, I would spend a little more on a better kit or make a kit or maybe just use the coldside from the on3 kit and upgrade the hotside and turbo.
     
  4. slow90coupe

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    Nah the car isn't worth all of that hassle, it's just a foxbody that's gonna have a truck motor in it
     
  5. Racsirx

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    Lol, I would love to take that foxbody off your hands, if you don't like it, I have a few customers with Chevy motors in Mustangs and they live them, one stock 5.3 with a 150 shot running low tens and a LQ9 with a 76mm turbo running low 9s, I like anything that's fast as long as it stays together.
     
  6. slow90coupe

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    The car could definitely be bought for the right price. I have no interest in the car right now so it's just going to sit for a while, at least until after Mustang Week.
     
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    Let me know on a price, but I don't need the Chevy motor, I have a spare R-block I could put in there
     
  8. slow90coupe

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    Well, I wasn't looking to buy anything else for the car until after Mustang Week but... For $100, I got this. 5.3 truck motor with 80k miles.

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    I probably won't even touch this motor until the winter, but for the price I couldn't let it slip away. I don't have the funds to build the car right now, but hopefully after I sell about $4000 worth of parts I have laying around, I can get started on it again.
     
  9. g36 monkey

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    freakin chevy motors so cheap lol
     
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    Hey go look at cx racing they have some fox kits that are a damn good price and look hell of a lot better.
     
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    looking good....
     
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    I wish coyotes or terminators could be bought that cheap.
     
  13. slow90coupe

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    I had a few minutes today, so I started tearing into the motor. Holy crap. It appears the oil has never been changed in this thing. Good thing I was going to take it apart and replace a few things anyways. I'm going to pull the heads in the morning and take some stuff with me to work to clean in the parts washer so I can actually see what I'm working with.

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    Ah, the funk.
     
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    Well I pulled the heads off the motor this morning. Surprisingly the block itself looks to be in really good shape. You can still see the hash marks in the cylinder walls.

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    The only strange thing I found. One pushrod was kinda ground down on one end. I'm guessing it had the infamous lifter tick that a lot of these engines have. Everything else looked great.

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    A few cleaned up bolts and pushrods

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    Then I took the heads, valve covers, and rockers to work and started cleaning on them every chance I got.

    Here's one head that I started on

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    And finished valve covers and rockers. They cleaned up great and all look to be salvageable.

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    Then I pulled off the valley cover. Yeah there's a lot of sludge in there too. I'll probably strip the block this weekend and take the block to a machine shop to get it hot tanked and checked out.

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    Damn that motor looked to be neglected .the cylinder walls look good though like you said . For that deal you can't go wrong .
     
  17. slow90coupe

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    Today I got the front and rear trim painted and put on.

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    And I put the headlights in, and threw the front clip on for a quick mockup to see how it would look

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    I also started carpeting the minitubs

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    Then I tore into the motor some more.

    The oil filter.. it was filled to the top with sludge.

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    And a quick mockup of the TF wheels... Yeah I think I'm going to HAVE to run these.

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    That motor was disgusting! But GAWD that thing is gonna look sexual
     
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    This is such a beautiful car, very nice work!
     
  20. alex302

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    SO SICK!!!

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