New Project - 2003 Torch Red Mach 1

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  1. TTSaleen

    TTSaleen Active Member

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    In July 2014, I sold my long term TTSaleen project.
    I had that car for 12 years and it went thru a ton of changes over the years.

    I have a new project now and getting back to basics.

    Quick snapshot of car -
    2003 Torch Red Mach 1
    Automatic
    39,000 miles
    Was stock except for a few items such as high-flow catted x-pipe and magnaflow exhaust.
    MRT hood shocks

    With the help of Fastlane Motorsports, I've added the following parts to it -
    Ford Racing 4.10 gears
    Fastlane Motorsports custom tune using XCAL4
    Accufab throttle body
    JLT Next Gen Cold Air Kit
    Raceland coil over kit (rear)
    UPR coil over kit (front) with 175# springs
    Ceramic brake pads
    Chrome Saleen 18-9" front and 18-10" rear wheels
    Toyo Proxes-1 265-35-18 front tires and Proxes R888 305-35-18 rear tires
    Black locking lug nuts
    Smoked headlights
    8,000K HID headlight and fog light bulbs
    20% tinted windows

    I've got these items awaiting installation -
    CNC ported 04 Cobra heads
    Crower Stage 2 camshafts
    Comp Cams adjustable cam gears
    MAC 1-5/8" long tube headers
    MAC off-road pro-chamber mid-pipe
    Nitrous Express wet kit

    Due to the stock crank being cast (in automatic cars), I have to keep the horsepower under 500rwhp to make it live.
    Eventually, I plan to pull the engine, forge it out, and add some boost.

    For now, it's an absolute blast to drive and looks killer.
    Here's a few shots of the progress.


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  2. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Legend

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    Looking good man and good plans! I'm sure it'll be just as awesome as your other cars have been!
     
  3. Orange 94

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    Great looking car, looks like it'll be fun project.
     
  4. Ferocious

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    Glad to see you picked up another project! Excellent color choice. I look forward to the epicness you have in store.
     
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    I wouldn't fear pushing the cast crank over 500. HP doesn't kill cast cranks, rpm does. Plenty of people with "budget" motors using cast cranks in the 6-700 rwhp range.

    What size front springs do you have, 12 or 14 inch? And pings and pops and creeks from them?

    And lastly, pressure wash out the inside of those longtubes really well, especially in the egr tube. Mac longtubes have been known to have slag inside from welding get sucked into the motor and kill cylinders.
     
  6. DropTopPony

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    Nice!

    Going to make a build thread for this one?

    We sure do love pictures and details :)
     
  7. TTSaleen

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    14" 175# front springs.
    No pops, creeks, or anything. Nice stuff.
    Thanks for the heads-up on the headers!!


    Absolutely!!!




    Here's the 1st video -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MsctS8IH54


    The wifey was just toying with me in her GT500!!! I need some boost! :(
     
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    Sick mach. I'm waiting for the forced induction build cuz I'm going to do it soon to my mach
     
  9. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    I was combing Autotrader and Craigslist looking at Mach's last night. They are very affordable now and some of them are cheaper than a similar mileage Bullitt which is surprising.

    I could see myself owning an AB Mach 1 with an IRS swap :)
     
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    I almost got a Sterling Grey mach 1, but then I bought a 2v.....still kind of wish I had a mach.
     
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    I hate how in some places the value is 8-9k, but in my area the value is 12-14k. Easy way to make $$$ for sure.. But I hate when some douche calls me from another state and tells me the value of my car based off the 120+ miles Machs in his area :deeplist:
     
  12. DropTopPony

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    I saw a few that were 12k and thought that was good but we are in the mid atlantic and stuff costs more here.
     
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    My brother in law, Senior Chief Morrison on the USS Fort McHenry, challenged me today to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    www.alsa.org

    I gladly accepted the challenge, and in turn called out the crew that had originally challenged him.

    L O L.

    That's his 2008 black mustang behind me.
    I've been detailing that car for the last 2 days.
    Project video and pics coming soon.

    Enjoy.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd4zyjtXgSg
     
  14. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    Good job man! That was a better video than the millions of other ones showing up that are 20 seconds long. Subscribed to your channel too btw!
     
  15. hottwheels04

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    sad to see your saleen go :( it was hands down 1 of the most sexiest sn95 cars ever!!glad to see you got a new project, glad to see you always have a tastefully modded car and always wearing a nice pair of my fav rims cough cough saleens!! lol cant wait to see more progress congrats and goodluck!! deff keep us updated
     
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    Thanks I appreciate the compliment!
     
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    looks amazing
     
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    anytime
     
  19. g36 monkey

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    Always love your work, so I'm excited to see this :D
     
  20. TTSaleen

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    My wants for this car?
    Well let's say a VMP TVS blower on top of a built engine with choppy camshafts would be a good start!!!!!

    LOL!!

    Ryan