Project Hateraid...1997 Mustang TWIN nelson mirror image turbo, with AC! UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by 97LsxStang, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. 97LsxStang

    97LsxStang New Member

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    Figured some may be interested to see this swap/build...

    1997 mustang with 80k miles, clean as hell texas car that my GF and I are building..i Originally bought for myself, but she wanted the car...so i gave it to her...and here we are, She's doing most of the work with my guidance and assistance along the way....anywho, heres the specs.

    414" Lsx with 6 bolt ls7 ported heads
    borgwarner s480 billet wheel with race cover
    frozenboost air/water intercooler (front mounted)
    frozenboost heat exchanger (front mounted, since this will be street driven quite regularly)
    water storage tank will be mounted in the trunk, not sure on size yet, but it will be for tossing ice in at the drag strip or half mile/mile race events.

    fully built 8.8 rear
    4l80e trans
    going with florida5.0 gauge bezel, with speedhut gauges

    Car will have full interior, interior is currently tan, we stripped a fresh 2004gt with dark charcoal leather and plastics from a salvage yard, doing a custom rear seat delete with a pair of sundown sv2 8" subs, using a pair of 1500.1 kicker amps, doors and rear deck panel will get kicker component rs65's with a kicker 650.4 powering them, and she wants a double din...so likely going with a pioneer as ive had good luck with them in previous builds.

    anyways, car should very easily make 1000 horsepower, and likely in the 1300ish range turned up on good fuel without trying to nuke bomb it...

    plan is to have the car out within the next few months(we just bought it) heres some pics we've taken just goofing around, we will take more now that there is a build thread involved.

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    underside of this thing while we were taking the motor out...
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    Engine bay is 100% stripped right now, we are in the process of welding in scott rod panels, and smoothing the entire engine bay, right now its going to be painted satin black...after this season of racing...the car will be getting painted house of kolors tangelo pearl

    Heres my gf making a goofy pose after we got the motor yanked out and started stripping the engine bay...
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    There you have it...Ill continue updating this thread as updates occur...and i realize this LS swap isnt for everyone, just realize whatever you comment negative...its just wasted effort...nothing will change the direction of this build, We are going LS for several reasons...I've already got the motor and all engine parts needed basically, I can tune LS motors myself with HPtuners as i have it on my laptop...and im very very familiar with LS stuff...Really isnt worth it to try and stick with ford power, and spend the money needlessly for a motor that will handle the power we want to make....when i can put the money elsewhere in the car on nice parts.
     
  2. Brian95SVT

    Brian95SVT Legend

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    Looking good. I plan on starting a 5.3 or 6.0 ls build this fall/winter
     
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    I'm moar interested in the lifted Cummings! Do tell...
     
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    It's Cummins people, Cummins. :)

    LS, meh not my thing. Looks like a cool track project. How'd you already have all the parts for this? Have you already built one?
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    auto correct my dude
     
  7. 97LsxStang

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    cant beat the power they can make, for what the engines cost!

    LOL..thats one of my daily drivers, and my favorite vehicle, It's not lifted though, thats stock height..91k miles, ive owned it almost 3 years now,Truck is fairly well modded, engine/trans/interior/audio system etc etc....truck makes just over 600rwhp/1300tq, its a 24valve that still has a VP44 pump.Here's a few pics of that...

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    Ive owned several mustangs, and a bunch of LS powered cars, my current car build is a 1991 z28 with a 408" iron block LSx with twin 60mm precisions/4l80e trans/9inch, etc etc...

    We got to buying the sn95 specific stuff like suspension and whatnot right away...hoping to have this be a quick moving build, as id like to get it out this season to work the bugs out, and let her get used to the power slowly...then the plan this winter is to take it all back apart, and paint the car tangelo pearl


    Not sticking to a drag only type setup, hopefully this car will be able to do it all, really wanting to take this, and my camaro to the texas mile, and the half mile event thats near my house...it will have working heat as well, and POSSIBLY working A/C...depends on if i can find a mockup compressor/lines before the turbo hotside/coldside fabrication starts.
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    Truck is sweet
     
  9. 97LsxStang

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    thanks
     
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    Sick build. sick cummins. Sick Grand National! Or is it a Regal?
     
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    Car and diesel are cool but man I want the GNX!!!
     
  12. 97LsxStang

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    thanks for the compliments, its an 86GN

    thanks!

    Ok...change of plans with this build...for the better, So a buddy of mine whom i purchased all the racecraft suspension from...previously had an SN95 car, that was LS swapped, and turbo'd...I am going to copy his build, but alter it slightly. Here are a few pics of his car to help give an idea of what route we are going..

    My changes are going to be, Im going to use nelson racing mirror image ball bearing 72mm turbos, which will be placed as close to the end of the header outlet as possible(turbos will stay in the engine bay), the turbines will be placed sideways so that the exhaust outlets face the fender aprons, and the wastegate/exhaust outlets will exit through the scott rod smoothed panels, and then follow the routing that my buddy did, and will go through full exhaust and into SVO style side exhaust..

    Ive yet to figure out what computer im going to run, I signed up to be a megasquirt 3pro beta tester...so i may go that route and see how the MS3PRO works, along with their new harness which id also be beta testing...

    Anywho, on to the pics!!
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    This car with a stock 5.3 with ls6 heads, and twin 67mm turbos made a little over 950rwhp...on 21psi of boost, through the air to air intercooler and through full exhaust(flowmasters)

    Im undecided on if im going to going run an air to air, or a water to air....BIGGEST changes are the car will now retain A/C!!
     
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    this is going to be awesome. cant wait to see where it goes. any info on that dark blue for in the background there?
     
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    Racecraft chromoly race K member with SBF mounts, is for sale, going to just go with a swap style k member, mine is brand new, never had a motor bolted up, only mocked into place.

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