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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=96249
Submitted by: Lemming
Comments: 16  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 07-09-2017
View Stats Category: Car
Description:
2003 fomerly-V6 Mustang


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#1
7-09-2017 @ 03:16:57 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
This is the same car I've had since 2003. Got tired of the Ford V6 and swapped in a built LQ4/LQ9 (iron-block cousin of the LS2) longblock from Texas Speed and Performance. T56 Magnum transmission, custom turbo kit fabricated by a shop about a block away from me.

Finished-for-now pictures: http://imgur.com/a/wnXrm
WIP and engine bay pictures: http://imgur.com/a/mBMwf


#2
7-09-2017 @ 03:21:48 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
Engine stuff:
370 ci, 6.0L LQ4/LQ9 iron block with .030" overbore
Forged H-beam rods
Forged pistons
TSP cam, 228/232 duration at .050", .600" max net valve lift, 114 LSA
PRC 225cc as-cast aftermarket cylinder heads
Plenty of ARP hardware
LS9 head gaskets
GM CTS-V oil pan

Flipped LS3 Camaro exhaust manifolds feeding into custom turbo kit built by www.chaserace.com to my specifications
Turbonetics 7875 turbocharger, ball-bearing

Twin Walbro GSS342 (255 lph) fuel pumps
-8AN feed, -6AN return lines
Magnafuel regulator
Injector Dynamics ID725 injectors
Stock GM P59 truck ECU running in 2-bar speed density-only mode


#3
7-09-2017 @ 03:25:18 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
Drivetrain:
Custom Lakewood/Quicktime bellhousing
Ford-style T56 Magnum
Clutch and drivetrain stuff spec'd by Modern Driveline
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Ford 8.8" solid axle, 28-spline, with Torsen T2 differential

Suspension/Chassis:
Gen4 F-body/C5 Corvette front brakes
Maximum Motorsports tubular K-member and complete front suspension, tower brace, SFCs, and misc. other stuff
Steeda 5-link rear suspension (requires side-exit exhaust due to upper control arm and Panhard rod location)

[Edited by Lemming on 7-09-2017 @ 03:25:27 PM]


#4
7-09-2017 @ 03:41:50 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
You must be a big hit at car meets. :P

"Ford or Chevy?"
"Both at once"
*fanboy rage from both sides*

It's an interesting build. Good to hear from you again.


#5
7-09-2017 @ 04:25:43 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Have the front indicators always been that bold of an amber? Perhaps just the light these photos were taken in?

I just love that, from a distance, aside from a few details, this thing still looks like a stock Pony-package V6 Mustang... at least, until, I'm sure, when you fire it up.


#6
7-09-2017 @ 04:49:02 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
Yeah, those are just the stock front lights. I think it's just the lighting and the behavior of the camera.

#7
7-09-2017 @ 07:29:57 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
This car has lived a very unusual life. But it's hard not to appreciate the result.

#8
7-09-2017 @ 07:48:44 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
So what kind of power you pushing/expecting to push?

#9
7-09-2017 @ 08:49:04 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
I'm hoping we can get well above 600 whp out of it. I mean, we're using 6.1L of displacement, enough cam to carry it to 6500 RPM or so, and hitting it with 12 psi of boost.

edit: The final incarnation of the V6 powerplant, which was a 4.2L stroker with some decent heads, a 218/218 camshaft with about .550" lift, a wacky carb adapter intake manifold, and a turbo kit with a GT3582R, made 435+ whp, keeping the revs down and not getting too ambitious on the timing. I gave up on that engine because I figured I was going to be limited by bottom-end strength. The GM Gen3/Gen4 family engines all have 6-bolt mains and some other nice design features. I'd hope that adding almost 50% more displacement AND switching to an engine architecture that can tolerate higher revs without eating main bearings should be a good foundation for more power.

[Edited by Lemming on 7-09-2017 @ 08:53:24 PM]


#10
7-09-2017 @ 11:26:03 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
I also seem to remember, in this car's history, you had custom-ordered a component (or set of components) and got totally screwed by the shop you had paid to do it? Was there ever a final disposition of that affair?

#11
7-09-2017 @ 11:38:26 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
At one point, I had ordered a Powerdyne BD11A kit from a guy who was...not accountable. I got most of the parts and then extracted my pound of flesh by raising hell on forums, filing complaints with various agencies (the BBB, his state's attorney general, etc.), and then finally sent a nice letter to the HR department at his daytime employer, Ford. That last one probably lost him his job.

#12
7-09-2017 @ 11:59:18 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
I remember that pretty well. It was probably the biggest meltdown I've ever seen in the automotive aftermarket scene, except for maybe the whole Hennesey "nutswingers" fiasco.

#13
7-10-2017 @ 01:15:19 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
Well holy shit, hello.

I was wondering about this car, not too long ago. Pretty crazy you still have it all these years later :)


#14
7-10-2017 @ 07:50:52 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
It's been through so many revisions over the years. Let's see:

3.8L stock (probably 150-160 whp)
3.8L with heads/cam/intake (~210 whp)
4.2L with heads/cam/intake (?)
4.2L with Procharger P-1SC (~300 whp)
4.2L with a T67 (~380 whp)
4.2L with a GT35R, more cam, insane intake, better exhaust manifolding (~435-450 whp)
6.0L stock LQ4 truck engine from a 2005 Yukon, plus Turbonetics 7875 (who knows, only used for mockup and brief testing)
6.1L built LQ4/LQ9 (current, hopefully close to 700 whp)

Over the last 7 years, since I moved into my current house, I've basically started doing all of my own basic mechanical work. I've done virtually all of the work on 96250 and 96251 myself. I did the actual engine swaps and wiring on this one, although I had to rely on a fabricator a block away to build my turbo system because I haven't learned to weld yet.

[Edited by Lemming on 7-10-2017 @ 07:51:02 PM]


#15
7-11-2017 @ 01:29:05 PM
Posted By : solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
This is hilarious.

#16
7-11-2017 @ 08:06:08 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
The logic behind this build basically boils down to "hold my beer and watch this."

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