- Nov 1, 2010
- Reaction score
So I've seen enough of white playing with his toy that I simultaneously feel like some kind of creep stalker and got the gumption to get back in the saddle of my own project, because someone's gotta show this boy that he's slow
The above pics and video are actually from ~4 years ago before several moves for life and work that had me mothball the car. The wife and I have been building a little pit crew since then though so it works out.
• '94 SN95 GT Body
• Kenny Brown Matrix Brace
• '94 9.5 deck roller block .030 over
• CHP stroker kit.
• 3.85 crank, cast, 3" mains
• I beam rods, forged
• -15cc pistons, forged
• Compression about 10:1
• Victor Jr heads, 60cc, as cast
• Victor EFI 5.8 intake (#3887)
• Comp xe282hr cam (0.565/0.574, 232/240 @.050, 112 LCA, 108 ICL)
• Comp rockers, 1.6:1
• Hooker LT headers (1 7/8" 30" primaries, 3" collectors)
• Siemens 80# injectors
• Megasquirt MS3
• 60-2 crank trigger, hall effect
• Batch fire injection
• Wasted spark ignition, GM D585 "truck" coils
• Dual widebands, 14point7 Spartan II
• T56 Magnum 2.66
• Mcleod RST Twin Disc clutch
• AJE T56 crossmember
• 3.08 gears
• '03 IRS
• MM Bushings
• MM Tie Rods
• Bilstein shocks, MM grooved
• MM coilovers (not sure on the springs, I think Eibach..)
• Agent47 SLA
• Modified 99-03 spindles
• Solid bushed, heim joints
• MM bumpsteer
• JRi coilover shocks
• Hypercoil springs
• Cervini Y2KR style hood, fiberglass
• '94 Cobra front bumper
• Kaenan T1 spoiler, fiberglass
Probably most anything else you can see for yourself.
On to the work! There's quite a bit to do, and one of the 1st things I need to knock out is some clean-up. The car has done a fair amount of just sitting without climate control and it's really taking it's toll on the manifolds and exposed aluminum. The car has also gone through a lot of wiring modifications done in spurts here and there as it's transitioned from factory ECU, to Megasquirt, to TFI deleted direct coil control w/ distributor, to the current state of using a crank trigger with 8 coils in wasted spark and that again is going to change. I have a cam sync for a 9.5 deck coming from 64bittuning which will get the big distributor out of the way, and also give me the cam signal that I need to run sequential ignition and fuel. I don't need to do that, but I may do it anyway. The coils will also be moving to the valve covers from their current home, up where the factory air filter and battery used to be.
There's a fair amount of factory wiring that is no longer used that I've just left in place. The TFI module is still actually bolted in the stock location though hasn't been used in years. The harnesses are also worse for the wear, though the wires are fine. I'll be tearing them down, removing what isn't needed, and getting them back in shape with fresh loom and tape.
It also has a Canton road-race oil pan that has leaked since day 1. I will be finding and fixing that leak, and then deciding if I want to keep it or change to the FRPP M-6675-DRS351, which is the pan that MM actually recommends. The drains are also in better locations, though there's no reason I can't just move them in the Canton.
Next is going to be brakes, wheels, and tires. The front suspension is unusual so there's not a lot of guidance to start from. It has an IRS in the back which we probably all know is wider than the factory axle, well the SLA in the front is even wider still. The wheel base is also extended like forward offset control arms would do. I would like to run a square wheel and tire setup with maybe some 315's on 18" wheels all around, but we'll see what I can make work. Once thing that's nice about the SLA is the coilover is further inboard than a strut sits so combined with the wider track width I can probably get away with more positive offset wheels than typical. I've ordered a fitment tool to assist with that. For brakes I'm not sure yet. Something in at least 14", and I have a hydroboost conversion to do while the engine is out. Also brake ducts. On the wheels it's really going to depend on what I come up with for measurements and then what is offered that's close. I like the Enkei RPF1 though.
Other things in no particular order. Everything related to the fuel system that isn't already attached to the intake. Fuel cell? Maybe. Better trunk mount battery job. Interior cleanout and painting. Cage.. maybe tube the front at the same time? Possibly a rear gear change. IRS cooler. Headers acid dipped and re-coated. New exhaust mid-pipe and mufflers. Revisit intake design - likely will not work with coils moved to valve covers. Upper intake porting to match TB or change intake to carb style with 4150 throttle body? Y2K front bumper or something I can run a splitter with. Blank rear bumper just because I prefer blank. Paint and a little body work.
Step 1, out with the drivetrain.