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'66 Mustang Project Thread
Not B Anymore Offline
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#1
Well now that I'm done with the clutch on the 'bird, it's been temporarily evicted from the garage so I can get to work on the recently acquired Mustang.
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Trying to determine what to do with it engine-wise. This is definitely not going to be a high-dollar build, but I'm wondering what you guys would do with it and how you might go about accomplishing that. It's a 6 cylinder and the engine is reeeeeally noisy. We've been told that it has incorrect length push rods in it. I know the PO drove it daily - someone my brother knows. I haven't had a chance to open it up yet... probably doing that this weekend. If it is simply the pushrods then keeping the original engine is certainly an option, BUT I hate going slow.

So lets hear some thoughts!
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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Oh - and here are some more photos. As you can see... it needs some love!

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Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#3
Well it turns out the PO is a moron! It doesn't need a different length of pushrod. It has adjustable rockers! All it needed was adjustment! I don't know how they apparently didn't know that.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
Looks like a 200 ci? Those engines run FOREVER. Owned a few 200's years back. Back in the 70s, I put 200K miles on one I rebuilt, sold the engine to a friend (the car rotted away around the engine), and he put another 100K on it. Still ran like new after 300K.

For more power, either a 2.3T or 5.0 HO EFI with a 5 speed. 5.0 would likely be cheaper to do, but a 2.3T would be way cool.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#6
Yeah is't a 200. Since I adjusted the valves the power level feels like it has tripled! I took it down the street and back today and didn't have to get a running start for hills!

It is making a God awful racket, though. I do not yet know where it is coming from. I pulled the plug wires one at a time and it didn't change anything. Here's a Video of that:
[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kabKG9mnkM[/video]

Any ideas of what this could be or where it might be coming from? I have no experience with these things...
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#7
And yeah - I've definitely given some thought to a 2.3 swap. Beau over on TF has a blog about his 2.3T swap into a 68. I dunno... It's running great so if I can get this thing quieted down I may just leave the 200 in there.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#8
I found what I think is the cause of the noise... Broken flex plate. I'm happy it's not something serious because I just bought the car from my brother since his wife wouldn't let him keep it... :nutkick: Big Grin
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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BornInAFord Offline
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#9
Here's an example of a 2.3T from a build I followed a few years ago.

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That said, I would keep the 6 and turbocharge it instead and run an aftermarket engine management system. You've got plenty of room in there and with some serious headwork (perhaps even an Aussie head, if you can get one), you can make some serious power.

I still like my V8 in my 66, though... Smile
1988 TurboCoupe 5spd, 160K miles, original condition, silver with dark blue interior. Beautiful and fun car.
1966 Mustang A-Code, 446K miles on chassis, 100K on carbed 5.0L, T5Z, in family since new.
Born in a 1955 Ford, I bleed Ford blue.
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#10
Well I have to replace the flex plate before I do anything else. Once I do that and actually drive the thing for a while I'll get a better idea of what I want to do. If that 200 runs as good as I think it does then I'll probably be leaving it in place for a while. Turbocharging the 6 has crossed my mind as well... Decisions, decisions.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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