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Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:33:09 PM »
Can't sleep and should, so I thought maybe I'd start a build thread from my phone. We'll see how this pans out.

Basic idea was to build a cheap as uckfay Mustang drift car/mischief maker/cop magnet.

THE CAR:

one twilight esque sparkly teal 1993 Ford Mustang lx hatch.
Complete with perfectly running 2.3l efi 4 banger putting out a massive (and I'm not even joking) 89hp!!!!1
No cels, no dash lights, no back seats.
Saw this thing on kijiji for $800 one night, drove over to the most white trash house in the hood, talked the guy down to $400, drove about 4 blocks unknowingly peg legging it due to a seized drum, got stuck in the snow, then enlisted the help of my much pissed off room mate (this was the first she'd heard of the whole deal) to come help me bang the wheel loose and drag it on a tow rope the remaining 15 blocks home.
I left it in front of my house and went on Christmas vacation.
Upon my return I was pleased to discover the city of Calgary had seen it in their hearts to relocate it to one of their secured storage facilities. After towing, impound fees, and the destroyed wheel, the total value of my car had been raised to nearly $800! Hooray!

THE ENGINE:

Approximately 2 months later I found a carbed 302 for sale in red deer. Buddy was planning on installing it in his 1992 Toyota 4runner. Which would have been awesome. Upon arrival at his home, which had 4 cars in the yard, 3 in the driveway, 2 in the garage, and 2 more Street parked in the cul de sac, it became immediately obvious why he had abandoned his noble ambitions. Motor rang in at $1000 and an oil stain on my favorite hoodie, which I then proceeded to grossly shrink in an  attempt to clean.
As I am now discovering, the PO probably only sold it because literally every single sealable surface leaked fluid.
This engine was groatier than the mental image of your own grandparents uckfaying on a bed of slightly off produce. 

Anyways, engine is mostly dismantled at this point. Plans are to remove all egr junk, grind the air injection inserts out of the exhaust port, reseal the ENTIRE thing, this time properly, slam some arp head studs in,  then spray some horribly brightly colored engine enamel all over it. I hope to clash as much as possible.

4 barrel carbs are a completely new thing to me, so we'll see how that goes.
Also, it came with an unknown cam, a bnib msd distributor, Ford racing lead wires, and a bunch of rando parts. Planning on also purchasing an msd ignition coil and some solid engine mounts.

Also I should mention that me and Rathbun pre stripped it to look for rust before I committed to the engine and we found $6 in change, $3 in Canadian tire money, and a lovely assortment of hooker stabbing devices.

Basically my plan goes like this:
Polish the turd of an engine
Rip turdier engine from Bay unceremoniously
Try to hawk 4 banger on Kijiji to recover my impound fees
Clean up engine bay a much as possible
Slam in new engine, get started.
Complete interior racekar strip
Install super cheesy red fixed back bucket seats I bought for $200
Purchase full length sub frame connectors and a oxy acetylene kit
Learn to weld, install sfc's, not necessarily in that order
Swap rear end with a thunderbird rear end with disc brakes
Buy half decent rad
Buy manual brake proportioning valve
Buy hydraulic hand brake, braided brake lines, and lowering springs
Do a complete hack job Mish mash of body work and paint.
Current plans include:
Chalkboard hood
At least one macrame body panel, done with cheap American comic books, like old Conan singles and "the prophet"
At least one sticker bombed panel. Maybe the hatch.
Maybe something glow in the dark or reflective.


Anyways, it looks like it's time to try sleeping again, let's see if I forget about this thread for 6 months or not. Pics to follow.

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 09:40:47 PM »











Somewhere under there is the bolt for the harmonic balancer..





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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 07:16:18 AM »
The only way this could be better is if this were a notch and a 2.3 turbo.

How are the torque boxes looking? Every Fox I looked at, sans automatic 2.3s, had torn up or badly rusted through torque boxes.

Carbs aren't too bad if you take your time and have good horse sense.

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 07:40:57 AM »
Fix my pinto next.
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:43:17 AM »
Your nude calendar is from the 90's
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 08:02:08 AM »
ewww carburetor.  :o Let me know if you want to go FI, I have all the parts and a programmable ecu, probably sell it all for $1000.
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 08:03:24 AM »
The only way this could be better is if this were a notch and a 2.3 turbo.

How are the torque boxes looking? Every Fox I looked at, sans automatic 2.3s, had torn up or badly rusted through torque boxes.

Carbs aren't too bad if you take your time and have good horse sense.
I know I really wish it was a notch. I was considering removing the wing to make it look a little like one, but I think it would just get uglier.

Torque boxes are fine and hilariously enough,  this chassis started life as an auto-tragic. PO did an  mt5 swap but forgot to remove 2.3l of scrap metal from the engine bay.
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 08:06:56 AM »
ewww carburetor.  :o Let me know if you want to go FI, I have all the parts and a programmable ecu, probably sell it all for $1000.


Nevarrrrr!!!

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 08:08:32 AM »
most creative mustang project name ever...

this might help you along
http://www.performance-shop.com/showthread.php?t=55200

advice from a guy who has done it,
keep your power steering,  these cars and not fun to drive with manual racks,



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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 09:28:38 AM »
So much grote and carbon build up. I'm pretty sure there was some dead hooker dust under the seats when we ripped 'em out.

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 09:43:21 AM »
My neighbor has one of these in his garage....  loud as f*ck, drag radials out back and skinny tires up front.  Takes it to the races every weekend.
They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 09:58:20 AM »
If your looking for parts I may have a couple things kicking around. If you wanted head bolts I actually have a set of ARP ones that got installed once but the motor came back apart before going into a car. And as for solid motor mounts, I recommend the maximum motorsports ones. They are a really nice piece, and actually lower the motor down a little. But it should be a fun project, if you ever need a hand Ive done almost everything you can think of to one of these cars. And BTW, I think that distributor looks like one of the chevy style HEI ones with the coil built into the cap.
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2014, 10:02:55 AM »
Even if you don't want to do EFI, it might make sense to go with a solid-state distributor like a Pertronix or Megaspark.

I'm guessing a Ford EDIS trigger wheel won't be hard to add.

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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2014, 12:21:05 PM »
If your looking for parts I may have a couple things kicking around. If you wanted head bolts I actually have a set of ARP ones that got installed once but the motor came back apart before going into a car. And as for solid motor mounts, I recommend the maximum motorsports ones. They are a really nice piece, and actually lower the motor down a little. But it should be a fun project, if you ever need a hand Ive done almost everything you can think of to one of these cars. And BTW, I think that distributor looks like one of the chevy style HEI ones with the coil built into the cap.

Oh no kidding?

I actually didn't even take a good look at it, just at the shaft to make sure it matched the one I took out.

Must pay more attention.
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 12:48:10 PM »
If your looking for parts I may have a couple things kicking around. If you wanted head bolts I actually have a set of ARP ones that got installed once but the motor came back apart before going into a car. And as for solid motor mounts, I recommend the maximum motorsports ones. They are a really nice piece, and actually lower the motor down a little. But it should be a fun project, if you ever need a hand Ive done almost everything you can think of to one of these cars. And BTW, I think that distributor looks like one of the chevy style HEI ones with the coil built into the cap.

actually from the pic looks like its for a 4.3 v6 ...
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2014, 01:07:15 PM »
Welcome to the Budget Terror Car Never Ending Fox Body Build Club.
Keep us updated. Pics are not really required, they all look the same.


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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2014, 01:11:04 PM »
Pics are not really required, they all look the same.

What if we find more hooker stabbing implements?
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Re: Project crazy horse *warning: domestic content*
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2014, 02:23:12 PM »
Mostly I was talking about the car.
We all know people get real creative with their hooker stabbing implements, and who doesn't want to see those?

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2014, 05:16:58 PM »
Welcome to the Budget Terror Car Never Ending Fox Body Build Club.
Keep us updated. Pics are not really required, they all look the same.

Ahhhh the old BTCNEFBBC.
We should get some lanyards made.
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2014, 05:43:03 PM »
I think one of the panels should just be tentacles.

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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2014, 06:29:58 PM »
Welcome to the Budget Terror Car Never Ending Fox Body Build Club.
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Hnngh I bet these things get real cheap in the winter don't they?

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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2014, 11:06:13 PM »
Hnngh I bet these things get real cheap in the winter don't they?

Ohhh yeah. Nobody wants an overpowered tail happy rwd car that time of year.
Buy a 4x4 in the spring for $600, then trade it straight across for a 12 second powerhouse in late October.

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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2014, 11:18:51 PM »
This is a good thread.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2014, 07:25:06 AM »
Sell me your truck.
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2014, 10:13:29 AM »
This entertains me, both the build, and the excellent style of explaining the build!

How the hell does one spend that much money at Canadian tire, and leave that much Canadian Tire money floating around in the car?
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