Thought I would up-date everyone on my chassis project sine I last posted here. I had some very bad experiences here in Maryland with people and shops. So I took my car to Pennsylvanian for work to get done on her. I found a Great person (Todd Witman and Son) to do the work on my 1986 GT. Like everything, things quickly got out of control with me wanting more work done on her once I saw the quality and skill they had. Plus, they did what they said they would do and a lot of communication back and forth. Also, labor and estimates were very fair.
I started wanting to up-grade my basic frame connectors with through floor frame connector. Afterwards, I had them remove my 8 -point cage that a shop down here installed with all types of mistakes. We found kinked bends in the cage that must of been done on some sort of cheap Harbor Freight bender. Also, the rear support bars didn't look right. They were bent so the rear seat could be use and also the hatch area. Never like how it looked. They also did my torque box reinforcements, but they welds were bad. Some of the welds didn't even penetrate correctly. So I had Todd and Son do a new mild steel 10-point cage in my car with a x-brace. They even installed the swing out door bars like I wanted.
Things looked so good so I wanted more done. I inquired about a mini-tub and coil overs install. Price was very reasonable, so I went ahead and said yes. I was concerned about want to keep my sumped Aeromotive fuel tank. They took some measurements and said they could do it. Then they installed all the TeamZ suspension parts including the following:
TeamZ Coil-Over Kit with 110 lbs. springs
Strange Single Adjustable Rear Coil Overs
TeamZ Strip Series Upper Control Arms
TeamZ Off-Set Lower Control Arms
TeamZ Instant Center Bracket Kit
TeamZ Anti-Roll Bar
I will be having the differential shorten/narrowed down within the next week or two. Anyway here are some pics of before and after. Hope you like.
Can someone help with posting my pics. All I am able to do is post the links from Photobucket. Thanks
<a href="http://s28.photobucket.com/user/racerxmd/media/MD%20Monster%20Chassis%20Project/3578440D-4F96-49A6-A65D-526C695DED18-5119-000005085A5EDB14.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/racerxmd/MD%20Monster%20Chassis%20Project/3578440D-4F96-49A6-A65D-526C695DED18-5119-000005085A5EDB14.jpg" border="0" alt="Maryland Monster Arrives at Todd's Place to Remove Old Cage and Install New One The Right Way!!! photo 3578440D-4F96-49A6-A65D-526C695DED18-5119-000005085A5EDB14.jpg"/></a>
Thanks! They were just set in place for stance and mock up. The rims were not on the rear tires when pics where taken. But that was the look we all trying to get. I should be having work done to it soon for the differential narrowing project .
1. '74 Stock Block Windsor Stroked to 427 about 11 to 1 Compression
Made 612hp/584tq @6K. Has more in her since a Solid Roller Cam is
2.Tremec TKO Trans w/Fidanz Aluminum Flywheel and CenterForce DFX
3. 8.8 with 33-Spline Axles and 4.10s
Hoping for 10.0 on All Motor. Willing be spraying after I get used to it. I have a Edelbrock Progressive NOS Controller installed already.
Weak link will be Me! I need to learn to drive this Monster!
My dad has a 427 small block as well. His compression is around 10.5:1 I think, but his heads are the limiting factor I'm pretty sure. He also runs 93 pump gas so his timing is a bit conservative. I think he is only making around 400 to the wheels through a mildly built C4. What heads are you running? He is running high 11s right now. This is in a 67 Mercury Comet 2dr sedan.
Keep the updates coming...This thing would be very hard to handle! Are you thinking of switching to an auto?
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