Winter 2009-2010 upgrades and stuff...

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Winter 2009-2010 upgrades and stuff...

Post by VicRattlehead » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:54 pm

Ive got a few things that I plan on doing to my tbird this winter. Ill do my best to keep you all updated on the progress.
some things on the list include

-Replace the newly broken rear end with an all aluminum pumpkin, 4.30:1 gear, new traction lock, and most likely a new pass side half shaft.
-Replace the 4R70W transmission with a MightyMite C4 trans with a transbrake and high stall torque converter.
-Change over from EFI to a carb using an Edlebrock Vic Jr 4.6L intake manifold, ProSystems 650 carb and MSD Mod6 box to handle the spark.
-Remove factory gas tank and install a RCI 8gallon fuel cell, Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and Fuel pressure regulator, Aeroquip -8/-6 fuel lines.


check back, I hope to have pics of the rear end both the old broken piece and the new piece up here in the next day or so.
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Post by VicRattlehead » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:56 am

ok here goes with some pics of the damage...

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Post by redstangbob » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:12 am

OUCH :shock: Looks like it hooks up..... What the replacement gonna be?
It's gonna be cool when it's done
And now it's really cool !!


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Post by VicRattlehead » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:16 am

redstangbob wrote:OUCH :shock: Looks like it hooks up..... What the replacement gonna be?
ive got an 2003/2004 mustang cobra aluminum pumpkin, a 4.56 gear and a new traklock here that im working on putting together.
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Post by VicRattlehead » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:23 pm

well good news, the guys at the shop finally decided to clean up the back room and found the bellhousing that i need. Perhaps ill be able to get my car on the road sometime this decade afterall.

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Post by VicRattlehead » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:24 am

took the pumpkin out of the car....

on the left you will see what a normal half shaft looks like, on the right, whats left of mine :)

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took the bearing, the housing and who knows what else with it. the splined part of the end of the shaft is stuck in the pumpkin still..

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Post by VicRattlehead » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:59 am

ok some work has been done on the car, and the plans have changed since the first post. I wont divulge what the changes are until later.


got everything unbolted for the trans to come out tomorrow. just need to empty the transfluid out of it first. i need to get a new pan seems i broke the one i had. tomorrow the thing comes out and everything will be out and ready for new to go back in.
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Post by VicRattlehead » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:00 am

went shopping yesterday for some parts for the turd.

got some new to me 03-04 mustang cobra half shafts to replace the junk straws i had in there.

also picked up another little item, the part to be divulged at a later date!!
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Re: Winter 2009-2010 upgrades and stuff...

Post by VicRattlehead » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:40 pm

VicRattlehead

-Replace the newly broken rear end with an all aluminum pumpkin, 4.30:1 gear, new traction lock, and most likely a new pass side half shaft.
-Replace the 4R70W transmission with a MightyMite C4 trans with a transbrake and high stall torque converter.
-Change over from EFI to a carb using an Edlebrock Vic Jr 4.6L intake manifold, ProSystems 650 carb and MSD Mod6 box to handle the spark.
-Remove factory gas tank and install a RCI 8gallon fuel cell, Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and Fuel pressure regulator, Aeroquip -8/-6 fuel lines.
well lets see whats new here.
-replace rear end, thats done. havent done the gear yet, need to figure out what ratio i need to go with.
-replace the 4r70w trans, thats in the works. new tranny just got back from the builder. getting ready to start ripping the car apart to put it together.
-change over from efi to carb, slightly behind on this one. nothing done on this yet.
-fuel system, nothing on this front either.
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Post by kevindeluca66 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:56 pm

Well at least the car is out from under the snow drifts created by the big storm of 2011 here in Chicago. :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:
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Post by VicRattlehead » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:41 am

kevindeluca66 wrote:Well at least the car is out from under the snow drifts created by the big storm of 2011 here in Chicago. :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:
lol, its at least out of the yard now.
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Post by VicRattlehead » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:36 am

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Somethings missing just can't put my finger on what it is. Hmmmmmm
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Post by TsNStangs » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:30 pm

:lol:
Uhh...hmmm...cigarette lighter? :mrgreen:


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Post by VicRattlehead » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:13 pm

more stuff gone whats going on here!?!?!???!!!

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