MUSTANGMURLEY'S 1996 GT 4.6L 2V SOHC SN95 BUILD

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  1. mustangmurley

    mustangmurley Active Member

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    Just a little background on the car to start... I purchased the car from an ex's brother back in 2013. He had gotten the car from an older woman who had actually won the car in a raffle years ago and hadn't been driving it regularly for a couple years. My ex's brother being the second owner of the car with the miles only at 80K. He had owned the car for only half a year and found a 5.0 he was interested in and I had told him I was interested and we ended up working out a deal and the car was mine. I had sold my Jeep Cherokee and Picked up a ranger to drive around during the winter. I had been interested in owning this type of car for awhile I've always been interested in muscle cars ever since I can remember, my uncle restores mopar and has rubbed off on me like white on rice always taking me out in whatever he was working on and showing me the ropes along the way. I have to credit him for the gearhead in me.

    *First Picture taken in 2013 completely stock
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    When I first got the car I did not know too much about the 4.6L motor, I had mainly bought the car because of the mileage and the fact that the car had only two previous owners. Over the last couple years the car has been through a couple different looks along with many modifications.

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    First thing first I had to tint the windows and get a new set of shoes. I also added an X-Pipe to Flowmaster 40s and no CATS.
    Following those few small upgrades I stored the car away for the winter. In the 2013-2014 winter I had only made one modification, I added a hurst shifter with pistol grip.

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    When April of 2014 rolled around I had decided to go with a different set of rims and tires. I purchased 18" Replica Torque Thrust 3" Deep Dish rims wrapped in Nitto NT555 285/35/18 Rear Tires, Nankang Nobel Sport 255/35/18 Front Tires. Added the saleen spoiler and quarter window louvers along with blacking out the tail lights and adding a ford third brake light cover. I also replaced brake calipers and rotors with slotted and drilled rotors with ford pre painted red calipers, new headlights with led bulbs. Along with a few cosmetic upgrades I also added SK cold air intake, SCT Tuner, MSD coils, march under drive pulley kit, bbk strut tower brace, upper and lower rear control arms, gabriel quad shocks I also replaced the old pioneer radio for a jvc with an aux, replaced the DIN with a silver ford emblem plate.

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    End of summer of 2014 I knew I wanted more which started the PI plan. I had researched the internet for some ideas on what to do for the biggest gains I also knew I wanted to swap to 3.73 gears.
     
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    Winter 2014-2015... The PI SWAP..
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    **First PI SWAP START
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    mustangmurley Active Member

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    Finished PI SWAP
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    Other Winter 2014-2015 MODS

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    Spring 2015 with street tune
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    Winter 2015-2016 Plans....
    1. New clutch and flywheel
    2. Tubular K-member
    3. Coil over kit w/ caster camber plates and bump steer kit
     
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    4/28/2016 - UPDATE
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    4.6L 2Valve 281ci SOHC v8
    T45, 5 Speed Manual Transmission
    8.8 Rear End, 3.73 Posi FordRacing Gears
    Performance Improvement Head Cylinders 10.5:1 Engine Compression
    SCT X3 BamaPerformance Tuner
    Custom Tuned by "AmericanMuscle.com"
    Comp Stage 2 XtreamEnergy 270 cams
    Comp Valve Springs .550 lift
    Comp Timing Gears
    Polyurethane Motor Mounts
    Hurst Shifter & Pistol Grip*
    Ceramic Long Tube Exhaust Headers
    3" X-Pipe with FlowMaster 40s
    ProComp Typhoon Upper/Lower Intake
    BBK 78mm Plenum/Throttle Body
    XYZ Tuning Cold Air Intake
    K&N Air Filter
    BBK Strut Tower Brace
    BBK Rear Shock Tower Brace
    Polished High Output 160amp Alternator*
    March Performance Underdrive Pulley Kit
    Bosch Four Hole Fuel Injectors (21#)
    Professional Products Fuel Rail
    UPR Tubular K-Member
    UPR Tubular A-Arms
    UPR Front Coil Over Kit
    MAXpeedingRod Caster Camber Plates
    STEEDA X2 BallJoints
    Upper&Lower Control Arms
    EnergySuspension Poly Bushings
    EnerygySuspension Poly End Links
    Gabriel Quad Shocks
    Ford Racing Rear Lowering Springs 1.25"
    Slotted and Drilled Rotors
    Red Powder Coated Ford Brake Calipers
    Reybesto Ceramic Brake Pads
    CX racing aluminum coolant overflow tank
    Tri-Core All Aluminum Radiator
    Ford Racing High Flow Oil & Water Pump
    MSD Blaster Ignition Coils
    Ford Motorcraft Spark Plugs
    Ford Racing 8mm Spark Plug Wires
    Lokar Flexible Dipstick
    Spectra Premium Oil Pan
    Royal Purple Synthetic Oil 5w20 & Filter

    Body:
    18" Replica Torq Thrust Rims
    Rear Tire 285/35/18 Nitto NT555
    Front Tire 255/35/18 Nankang NobelSport
    MRT Hood Struts*
    Trans-Dapt Hood Pins & Landyards
    Autometer Tachometer
    Saleen Spoiler
    VHT Niteshades Taillights
    -5 Spoke LED Tail Bulbs
    Sequential Turn Signals
    Xenon Quarter Window Louvers
    All-In-One Headlamps w/ LED Bulbs
    Red LED Cluster Bulbs
    JVC Radio Head Unit
    Sony Speakers
     
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    Nice work! You did the PI swap right with all the new chrome parts. That engine bay looks great man
     
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    Awesome write up! Great looking build!
     
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    Wow you did alot of work to the car over the time you had it. Clean looking engine bay too. I wish my car was in that nice of condition upon purchase. Your plans for front suspension will really help the car out. You will love how easy of access you will have to everything afterwards. Keep the mods coming.
     
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    Well when I got the car I wanted to take it to shows with a couple of my friends, uncle, and deeplist. I also wanted to have something worth showing with a good clean look so I've been throwing money at it constantly over the past couple years and its hard to stop haha my girlfriend tells me I have a "car problem" but I just tell her its a solution not a problem haha
     
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    Extremely nice ride. All together beautiful. My gal tells me all the time that I have a car obsession lol . I just say at least it ain't hookers.

    sent while thinking of mods for my 4.6s using tapatalk
     
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    Very nice! I'm diggin the engine build :thumbsup:
     
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    Love 2V builds!

    More info on that intake. Never heard of a Pro Comp 2V Intake.
     
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    Looks like a Professional Products Intake?
     
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    Looking into it... I believe Professional Products listed it as a ProComp Typhoon intake when I was purchasing. I will attempt to locate the original box.
     
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    I have just a few things

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    I love the build. Awesome progress. I love how I'm reading and I go "alright, another PI swap, let's see it" then you bring out all of God's parts and put them on!! Got my attention! lol

    I recommend possibly ditching the Underdrive you mentioned. The gain is minimal and it puts extra strain on your alternator, and I know that thing was $$ so I would hate to see it bite the dust. :(

    How much were the tail light LED's. They look interesting, are they really bright?

    And finally, what is the classic next to it. I'm having a hard time putting my finger on it! If that's yours post some pics!
     
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    I did grab the 160 amp alternator if I remember right and I was unsure about how much actual gain I would get from the under drive kit which is why I decided to go with the March performance kit and not an off brand. Tail light LEDs were an eBay purchase. If your interested I can post a few pictures of them during night and day so you can see how bright they actually are especially with the tinted tail light housing. I actually got pulled over about two months ago for not signaling 200ft before a stop sign and he also told me that my tail lights weren't bright enough but it was just another excuse for this a$$ hole to pull me over. I replied to him with that in Indiana it is not illegal to have your tails tinted and he told me either way you're required to see the lights from 500 ft.. anyways I got off with a warning and not required to remove the tint. Lastly the car in the picture is a 72 cuda fresh resto. It's a 340 automatic. My uncle just finished it last winter and sold it to a dealership out of Detriot just a month or so ago. I'll post some pictures of the car from start to finish. I actually also got the chance to work on a '68 Vert Shelby GT350 this past winter we repainted the engine bay and replaced some of the engine bay fenders. I'll throw up some pictures of that too. My uncle mainly restores mopar for himself, but more recently he's been taking on some projects from other people so it's been cool to see and work on different things.
     
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    Nice! I'd like to see some of the other cars!
     
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    I'm not saying the cop that stopped you was right/wrong or whatever, but from the times I was following behind you, your lights were kinda hard to see, especially when it was sunny and bright out. I'm not sure if it was because of the LEDs, the tint, or both.
     
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    I'll stay out of it ;p
     
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    The start of the 72 cuda after sanding.
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    A FEW OF MY UNCLES OTHER PROJECT CARS... AND HIS 68 GT VERT.
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