Unicorn build

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by SADDLE, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. SADDLE

    SADDLE New Member

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    I just picked up a rare one... 1996 Mustang GT convertible. Bright tangerine orange, black top and white interior. The car has 45k miles on it and it's been built nicely so far. It's been in a couple magazines previously, but I've already started ordering parts for it to make it my own. I bought the car sight unseen and I couldn't have been happier once the car rolled off the trailer, she's a creampuff.


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    So far I've purchased a Cervinis '00 R hood, a real set of export side mirrors (folding) and a kaenen s281 rear spoiler. Im still on the hunt for a OEM Cobra front bumper assembly and fogs then I'll take everything to get painted and installed.

    Long term goals would be a t56, built rear end and more boost from either a turbo or procharger setup. The engine is fully built and can handle some serious power. The car currently makes ~550whp.
     
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    The hood is here...


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    I ordered my vanity plate today from the DMV... "CRMSICL"
     
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    I got the TF Chicanes mounted up and they fit, damn near perfect actually. The 335 hoosier DR's are huge and they clear everything in the rear. I want to put a more street friendly tire on the rears. A 315 of some sort. This will only help the rear clearance.


    Now as far as the look is concerned I just dont know. The car definitely needs more low and thats an easy fix. It has eibach springs on it now. It could easily drop another 1/2" - 3/4" and close up the wheel gap...


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    I think im going to get the chicanes re-powdercoated. Im having a hard time deciding what to go with tho. Could black them out and do a gloss black lip, but I think the stepped lips look better in that type of style. I could go lighter with the center but I dont know if it should be more of a dark grey or light grey. Then again I already have light grey wheels (SSR's). I've considered doing something with orange on the wheel but that is a fine line between rice and sickness... Decisions decisions decisions...
     
  7. Frank.JD.Perez

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    tits dude! maybe a metallic gray face and orange rivets/bolts for the rims?
     
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    very nice. I got my black bullet wheels in az with 335s on it and they were fine until you got into a corner at medium speed and they rubbed. They were not hoosiers though so you might be better off.
     
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    Man that car is awesome. It looks like it's been well taken care of over the years, keep us posted with the progress of the build!
     
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    Welcome and what a cool car. I love the white interior and the plate.
     
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    What a great find! This car has some cool things going for it. The exterior and interior colors are awesome and un common, nice to see them well kept. It has been 99-01 Cobra Swapped including the gauges + its been maintained to show standards. Were you told the hp or were you given dyno sheets? Unless the boost is running a bit high I would have guessed the car puts out around a respectable 475whp (about 550hp to the crank) on low boost.
     
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    Dyno sheets for ~550whp
     
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    Sweet! Looks like when he did the swap he forged the motor for more boost! Id guess its running like what, 12-13 lbs? I was assuming lower at first didnt know it was forged- Sick numbers and car man! Congrats and welcome to the site!
     
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    Thats a clean car.
     
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    Yes, the motor was 01 cobra crate motor.
    Tekskid block .30 over
    diamond racing pistons - 11.5cc
    plasma moly rings
    Modmax 4340 h beam rods
    ARP head, main and rod bolts
    Federal mogul tri metal race bearings
    Cometic head gaskets
    MMR billet oil pump
    modmax sfi balancer

    engine was built to 9/1 compression

    Vortech sq blower
    AFM power pipe
    Pro m 80mm maf
    55# injectors
    Aeromotive FPR
    Walbro 255 in tank pump
    Walbro 255 in line pump
    Kenne Bell BAP and BAS

    I want to turn up the wick on this car and see what kind of power it can make. Potentially might run on e85. I think with a return style fuel system and larger injectors and a good tune there is more power to be had.
     
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    Very cool car, and excellent condition too. Best of luck with it. It's ashamed that motor wasn't built with a higher CR especially if you are planning on E85. Regardless, you should be able to make a little more power out of the SQ if you have enough fuel and spark. Just curious, why would you consider swapping the Vortech to a Procharger? I've had a bunch of different Vortechs over the year and had very good luck with them and am in the process of doing a turbo build, and turbo builds are a LOT of work man, just a heads up
     
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    Procharger would be sweet and they are local to me as well.
     
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    Welcome! Very nice car!
    I personally like the first wheels the most.
     
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    Got ya...basically a lateral move but most guys do have good luck with pro charger as well
     
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    Love this car. I think I remember seeing this for sale not that long ago.