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    FEP Power Member Mikestang's Avatar
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    Making slow progress, still taking in all that needs to be done. Decided to just strip the whole interior. Gonna rebuild it a little more my taste...









    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Fuel cell mount was cracking. Gonna re-build this whole part



    Pretty much just cut it all out along with the rest of the body that was left in.

    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Slow progress. Its been really cold here, even with a garage heater it zaps the heat out quick.
    Time to design a bulkhead to separate the fuel components from the passenger area.

    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Love your build update.
    Wish I was computer illiterate lol.
    I picked up a similiar race car project but a 1990 coupe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ford pwr View Post
    Love your build update.
    Wish I was computer illiterate lol.
    I picked up a similiar race car project but a 1990 coupe.
    Thanks. A road race car, or drag? Coupe would be nice, they are stiffer chassis and there is already an easy separation for the fuel system in the trunk.

    I did start the bulkhead, I think I got a good design. Ill post up pics soon. No progress this weekend on the Orange one, Ill be running the Blue on at our free track day (customer appreciation day)... Just had to dig the trailer out of the snow
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikestang View Post
    Thanks. A road race car, or drag? Coupe would be nice, they are stiffer chassis and there is already an easy separation for the fuel system in the trunk.

    I did start the bulkhead, I think I got a good design. Ill post up pics soon. No progress this weekend on the Orange one, Ill be running the Blue on at our free track day (customer appreciation day)... Just had to dig the trailer out of the snow
    Don't forget to shoot video for all of us that wishes we could be out on the track!
    Brock
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    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    Don't forget to shoot video for all of us that wishes we could be out on the track!
    For sure! I usually just run the 2 in car cameras (forward and rear facing) but I would like to play with the suction cup outside view.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    I have made progress on this build... slowly (such is life) Ill post up some pics. Suspension is all built, just fitting some final parts and checking clearances. Then it will be ready for paint on the under body and engine bay.

    I kind of got into some oval track racing, have been busy with that along with still running the Blue car at the track.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    I just pick away at this thing slowly...








    Filled in the big hole in the rear floor

    Last edited by Mikestang; 07-13-2017 at 03:40 PM.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    You are making progress!

    That's more than I can say about any of mine right now!

    Looking GOOD!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Great update - love the color (and the color matched jack stands)
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
    1986 SVO Mustang - 1C

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    Awesome man! Enjoy that car!
    1984.5 G.T.350 had since 16y/o
    95 Cobra, Crystal White

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    Great update - love the color (and the color matched jack stands)
    Thanks! Its called "Safety Orange"... as in LOOK OUT, Mikes on the track
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    For those who cant see the images, try


    http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/Mi...?sort=2&page=1
    http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/Mi...?sort=2&page=2

    I can't see this



    or this



    But I'm foreign.... it allows me to copy it tho...


    What I really want to know is

    Are you gonna show the Mulford link!

    Da da da dahhhh


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    Quote Originally Posted by xctasy View Post
    For those who cant see the images, try
    Humm, I assume others can see the pics? The photo loader on this site never seems to post my pics in the correct orientation. I used photobucket, which I also dont like...

    Well... sorry to say, I went another direction with the rear suspension. Mumford link is still in a box in my basement. To my knowledge its purpose was to lower the roll center of the rear axle below ground level. Designed to work with cars that the front roll center was low because of poor LCA angles. I ended up fixing the front susp geometry instead of compensating with the rear.

    Sorry, used Photobucket again...



    Last edited by Mikestang; 07-14-2017 at 10:39 AM.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Looks like P.B. finally got to you Mike. Your pics worked yesterday but they are all gone now, replaced by the P.B. ransom note.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    Looks like P.B. finally got to you Mike. Your pics worked yesterday but they are all gone now, replaced by the P.B. ransom note.
    Awesome... what are you guys using to post pics?

    I just deleted my PB account. Pretty sad, it use to be a great site. The creator of PhotoBucket is a nice guy, I have worked on his Miata and pitted for him on endurance races. He actually stops by our shop and I work on his personal stuff. He sold it long ago.
    Last edited by Mikestang; 07-14-2017 at 12:44 PM.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Lets try again, loaded Tapatalk to my phone again.

    Did it work?

    Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikestang View Post
    Lets try again, loaded Tapatalk to my phone again.

    Did it work?

    Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
    I see that one just fine.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

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    Rear suspension done! Moving onto the brakes

    Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    That's TOO Clean and Pretty to RACE! You're gonna get it dirty or worse a rock chip!

    Looking GREAT! Getting more jealous by the day! Congrats!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    That's TOO Clean and Pretty to RACE! You're gonna get it dirty or worse a rock chip!

    Looking GREAT! Getting more jealous by the day! Congrats!
    Ha ha, Thanks man! Not trying to make it real nice, but the parts are off so I might as well clean and paint them

    Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikestang View Post
    Ha ha, Thanks man! Not trying to make it real nice, but the parts are off so I might as well clean and paint them

    Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
    It's all good!

    I just have to tease you since I am getting nothing done on any of my cars right now. Lack of time, lack of funds, and just too much heat don't help!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Rear brakes are on, waiting on the fronts still... Who would have thought the Front Corvette brackets would be so hard to find

    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Dammit, now I want my car to be orange. Nice work.

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