JonR2006 - New 2V Build
I hope to clear some things up here and explain what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. Hopefully the Admins will keep this here as I like this section the most....
Long story bare with me.....
I wrecked my 2001, insurance totaled it out. God was looking out for me both physically and financially. I was not hurt, no one else got hit or hurt, Thank God...and...I updated the insurance policy on the car 3 weeks before wrecking it to full coverage. I don't believe in coincidence and I know God was watching out for me.
This left me with a wrecked 2001 supercharged mustang, good engine, good blower, built rear end, good tranny...etc...
I came across a 1987 Mustang GT in very good condition and I could not pass it up. Issue is, engine/tranny were not installed. The car is already setup for a Carb, drag racing, etc. It came with a tubular K member, longtubes, MSD ignition, T5, etc...but the engine was basically a stock 302 with 135k miles. My plan was to get some decent aluminum heads/cam/intake, throw it together and make 300wh and have fun with it. So, I bought AFR 185s, Trickflow Cam and started the process. We tore the engine down and this is where my plan went completely sideways......my dad was not comfortable with the condition of the rod bearings and overall sludge and lack of maintenance on the engine. On top of that, to run the 2.02 valves and the cam I bought I was going to have to flycut the pistons and even that was not going to guarantee proper clearance or even ensure the bottom end was going to hold to 6k RPMs consistently like I wanted it to. I returned the heads/cam and some other MISC parts I bought for the engine (ARP head bolts, head gaskets, etc).
So here I am, with a torn apart Fox body that was going to cost me another $3-4k+ to build a decent bottom end (probably more). The block still would have been the weak link (I was going to supercharge this pushrod at some point) which means I really would have needed to go to a boss block, which is $4-5K+ easy with a good bottom end. On top of this, not really having the money and not wanting to wait a few years to not have a mustang to drive brought me to final decision...
So...this will be a Mod swapped Fox with my modular drivetrain but carbuerated. I will eventually put the D1SC on with a blow through carb.
Below are the list of parts I have...I'm hoping to have it run by mid summer. I want it to run and have some fun with it before I plan out the blower install.
Low mileage(doesnt have more than 55k miles) 4.6L 2V, Comp Cams, .600 lift springs, GT500 followers, 4V oil pump, etc...
Edelbrock #2839 Intake combo. Comes with the Carb Edelbrock intake and MSD Mod 6 ignition box
Long Tubes from the 2001
Fuel system is already setup for a Carb (Holley Blue pump)
When I go blower, it will be updated with an Aeromotive regulator, return line and Holley Electric pump
Holley 650 DP (will upgrade to a Demon Blow through carb when I go blower)
UPR Tubular K member from my 2001
Front coil overs from the Fox
Fox length front control arms
Disc break setup/5 lug setup from the 2001
Built rear end and suspension from the 2001 (yes it's wider but I'll be running narrower stock Bullit rims so it should look fine)
79-93 Electric Fan setup (LMR)
Manual brake setup (LMR)
Flaming River Manual Rack
MM Steering shaft (LMR)
All manual guages
TR3650 from the 2001 (Will eventually go 4R70 with a manual valve body and decent stall down the road...I have one in my garage that I was planning to put in the 2001).
Stifflers T45/3650/T56 mount to use in the Fox (will be an issue with my longtubes but I'll figure that out)
No AC, no radio, basically not a fun street car that will be driven on the weekends, to the track and back, etc...
I plan documenting as much as possible as there is not too much out there on carbed 2Vs in general (at least not what I can find) and with it being in a Fox body. Pics of the Fox are attached. This should be fun, unique little project. I know I'll piss some hardcore fan boys off with the mod motor but at least it's not an LS. I'm not much over what insurance gave me for my 2001 which is always good. I'm basically re-using everything from the 2001 that I can.
Matthew 26:52-54 / Go Pack Go!
1987 Mustang GT Hatchback - 2V Mod Swap In The Works
1997 Lincoln Town Car, PI Intake/Cams, Sofa-On-Wheels, "Fat Tony" we call it
2001 GT Convertible - D1SC / Geared / Cammed / 440wh 400wt - TOTALED 2/2019