New Project - 2003 Torch Red Mach 1

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LOL!!! But seriously, the MAC long tubes give you lots of room to work.
 
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Got the 3" tailpipes to 3.5" tips completed today.
No videos yet, but I love the new sound!
Still quiet at idle and at cruising speed.
But step in it and it's badass!

BEFORE -

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Mandrel bending 3" tubes!!


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Looks great!

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Wow how did you get those 3 inch tailpipes to clear? I have 2.5 inch tailpipes and they were banging against my axle every time my suspension compressed.
 
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Wow how did you get those 3 inch tailpipes to clear? I have 2.5 inch tailpipes and they were banging against my axle every time my suspension compressed.

Ron @ RJ's is awesome! He ensured the pipes not only cleared my Toyo R888's (305-35-18), but also cleared my STOCK upper control arms!
I drove it home and there is ZERO banging, rubbing, etc. The man is good at his job!
 
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OK.
Been working on the car the last couple of months.
Eaton swapped!!!

Little more progress tonight.

1-6-2015 -

Removed radiator and fan to give more access to front of engine.
Removed intake as one unit (left top still attached).
Removed entire engine harness so it was out of my way.

Removed knock sensor bosses and ground them smooth my angle grinder.
Mocked up the lower intake and supercharger.

Gonna look pretty good! :D


Ready to remove intake -

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This plastic connection was holding the wiring harness in place and keeping the intake from moving forward!

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Intake on the ground!

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About to remove knock sensors to allow more room to clear the supercharger manifold.

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Cherry on top!

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Project update - 1/9/2015 -

Removed balancer, front cover, both valve covers, oil cooler, power steering, etc.
Mocked up my head-cooling mod and sat the lower intake and supercharger back on it for now.

Gotta remove the EGR tube from my long tube headers. Got a plug to fit onto the header and I'll keep the EGR off for good.

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Few small updates.

- Got a few parts at the powder-coaters, so cannot reassemble engine yet.

- Got the Division-X fuel hat and Walbro GSS342 fuel pumps mounted and wired into my 2003 cobra fuel tank with the correct cobra fuel-level sensor.

- Remade my water cooling head-cross over line. The one that came with my kit was poorly made with push-lock fittings and starlite hose. Not good.
Now it's stainless line with correct fittings. I decided to use a 45* fitting on one side to give a little more clearance and prevent the hose from being in such a hard U-shape.

- Had Melvin @ Fastlane Motorsports help me remove the existing upper pulley and hub and replace with a new Metco hub & pulley.

Anyway here's some pics.

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Couple of updates.

Got the powder coating completed on a few items.
Started putting it back together.

Small issue, I'm missing the dowel pins to center the supercharger. Got some coming in this week, but for now slapped the charger on top for mock up.

Also pulled out the Mach 1 gas tank and installed the 03 cobra tank with my Division-X return style fuel system.

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Here's a few progress pics.
Finished the main accessory setup and got the belt installed.
Mounted the pulley bridge and my Metco idlers.
Started working on extending the alternator wiring from top mount to side mount.
Installed water tubing, supercharger intercooler adapter and hoses.

Got to get the alternator installed, power steering lines hooked up, and oil fiter adapter reinstalled.

Getting there slowly, but having fun doing it. :D

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Small project update.

Got the alternator harness modified with the Cobra style connector.
I took my wires and soldered on the connector. I did not have to lengthen any wires at all. As a matter of fact, my factory wires are a little long!
It helps that I removed them from the factory harness bundle!

Mounted the alternator and brackets.

My Canton power steering reservoir was necessary (one of the casualties of my install, the factory one had a crack on the lower fitting).

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Canton power steering reservoir installed.
Gates green stripe belt arrived and fit like a glove.
Radiator and fan installed.
All radiator/thermostat hoses arrived and installed.
New Reische 170* thermostat installed.

Little things left to do -

1. Wire up IAT2.
2. Address power steering line connection at bottom of pump. Appears to be leaking.
3. Wire up intercooler pump.
4. Figure out needed vacuum lines and install.
5. Complete fuel line run to engine and tighten down regulator.
6. Install throttle and cruise cables.
7. Add coolant and burp system for intercooler.
8. Add coolant and burp system for radiator.
9. Get startup tune and load before starting engine.
10. Take off intercooler brackets and paint black.
11. Cap off EGR fitting on header.
12. Install motor mount nut and tighten.
13. Make up a breather system for both valve covers.


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Fired it up and drove it 15 miles today for its maiden voyage.
My kid rode with me and said, "Daddy, I missed your Mach 1". Haha. Me too!

Car rides like a champ. Startup tune is spot-on.
Crusing, idling, etc is perfect.
Ready to get it on the dyno and checked before I put my foot on the floor!

Outside pics with hood/bumper back on.

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So many questions...

How much did it run you to piece together?
The coolant cross over mod, does it clear the eaton? MMR website says no, what mods had to be made?
Where did you buy all the parts from?
What power are you expecting?
What drivetrain mods have you made to handle the extra HP?
SHAKER?! how will you mount it?
Overall difficulty of install?
 

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