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    trying to figure out the best way to wire up the motor. whether it be swapping the dash harness from the SVO into the capri, or just powering up the EEC harness with the current capri wiring.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by niksevig119 View Post
    trying to figure out the best way to wire up the motor. whether it be swapping the dash harness from the SVO into the capri, or just powering up the EEC harness with the current capri wiring.....
    I will be doing a similar swap soon for my daughter's 86 coupe from 2.3 N/A to 2.3 Turbo from an 86 SVO. I plan on swapping the dash harness and everything. I understand it's more work, but I believe in the long run it will make the whole conversion easier on me. If you have the complete dash harness, etc. that is what I would recommend.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    I will be doing a similar swap soon for my daughter's 86 coupe from 2.3 N/A to 2.3 Turbo from an 86 SVO. I plan on swapping the dash harness and everything. I understand it's more work, but I believe in the long run it will make the whole conversion easier on me. If you have the complete dash harness, etc. that is what I would recommend.

    Good Luck!

    Trey
    yea, im probably going to use the dash harness but keep it in the 79 dash shell so there are no issues with color or ductwork. i dont have the harnes from the dash to the rear of the car..hmmm..what to do. junkyard hunting i guess

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    Looks like a fun project.

    Looks like you will need to replace a floorboard. Here is a source.

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    Being that you live in RI, you could just drive to Mustangs Unlimited in Manchester and pick them up. That's what I plan to do when I actually get started on my cars......Life is too hectic right now with my son leaving in a couple weeks for the Marines.

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    well, i did some more.. got the trim painted..got the interior put together..chopped out the spot in the floor..ran some wiring and sorted out fuel pump fan power...all in all its getting there. got a carpet. headlight switch..window regulator ..and a bunch of others parts on the way..the SVO powertrain is all unbolted and ready to slide under the capri..pics!!!Name:  CAM00150.jpg
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    Im at a bit of a dilemma...i want to leave the SVO powertrain on the k member and use SVO suspension in the Capri...but..i would like to keep the TRX wheel....so i would be swapping back to 4 lug..87-93 front rotor? will the caliper clear the TRX wheel? thanks!

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    Just a question. Why go with the TRX? The tires are very expensive and hard to get. If I were you i'd stick with 5 lug, as the Rim choices are so much better. Go basketweave!!! They look AWESOME on fox mustangs. Just my 2 cents.

    Sean
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    Yes the TRX will clear an 87+ caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteRI View Post
    Just a question. Why go with the TRX? The tires are very expensive and hard to get. If I were you i'd stick with 5 lug, as the Rim choices are so much better. Go basketweave!!! They look AWESOME on fox mustangs. Just my 2 cents.

    Sean
    i hear ya..but being in the automotive business...and knowing people. i have 8 mint michelins ..and the wheels are clean

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    kicked som A$$ this week..adjusted all the body lines, fixed some dents. Chamois carpet came in..Today the floor cancer got cut out, welded in new pans ..seam sealed and undercoated whole floor..it looks great. rug gets installed tomorrow. motor swap next week..enjoy some pics!Attachment 61505Attachment 61506

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    made a headliner for $6..found a fabric called "chamois"..took a shot and ..it looks pretty good to me. Finished the rug install, all the panels and buttoned up the interior
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    Very nice, I'll be watching this.

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    Well, Motor is in! Trans is bolted up too..just some misc. EEC wiring and a fuel pump/lines and we can hit it. Big thanks to Sam(83turbogt) for helping me out, and my buddy Kevin! Just ordered all the brakes, shocks and struts. Cant wait to drive this car..Pics soon
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    Cool project, you kicking ass on the upgrade

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    Well. Its been awhile haha. Car runs and drives. New brakes. Ball joints. Many suspension parts. Did a 3" stinger downpipe. quick fuel system and a clutch. Looking to sell this, as i need to clear out the garage

    What is something like this worth?? I know. Its a random and less detailed question. Like i said, runs and drives. Trx leak slow. Has some slack in the clutch cable, and needs a proper fuel filter installed. Motor runs great and turbo spools. Great car to put finishing touches on. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated
    1993 Mustang Coupe, Blk,Blk, 03 Cobra Swap, 500/500
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    Quote Originally Posted by niksevig119 View Post
    Well. Its been awhile haha. Car runs and drives. New brakes. Ball joints. Many suspension parts. Did a 3" stinger downpipe. quick fuel system and a clutch. Looking to sell this, as i need to clear out the garage

    What is something like this worth?? I know. Its a random and less detailed question. Like i said, runs and drives. Trx leak slow. Has some slack in the clutch cable, and needs a proper fuel filter installed. Motor runs great and turbo spools. Great car to put finishing touches on. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated
    Love the color combo and the fact you’ve kept it Turbo. I thought it was cool that the old build thread was getting revived but kinda disappointed that you need to sell. I’d like to see some current pictures but I think you need to maybe start a new thread over in the cars for sale with a link to this thread. I may be interested.
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    bringing this thread back!

    I want to finish this car and drive it hahaha

    Recently got a set of 10 holes with great tires
    A 3 hook quadrant and new cable
    and im currently diagnosing the Premium Fuel switch, and figuring out how to wire that up. so stay tuned if you want, I'll do my best to keep you all updated!
    1993 Mustang Coupe, Blk,Blk, 03 Cobra Swap, 500/500
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    It's cool that you still have the car and are doing more work to it. Good luck!
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    Thanks so much. Its so close to being a dependable driver!
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    It's cool that you still have the car and are doing more work to it. Good luck!
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    Keep going! We'll be watching.

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