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  1. #76

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Someday when I get back home to CO, I need to pull my IRS out of my 79 PC and do a full service/upgrade on many of the misc parts on it too. I have some of the Full Tilt Boogie Racing bushings/etc. but I definitely need to overall my spindle cross axis joints and upgrade the toe links as you have done. Then I need to do the same to my other IRS sitting under my chassis table so it can go under one of my Foxes too . . . . Maybe the SVO will get it after all.
    I have been trying to decide to do an IRS or solid axle w/torque arm on my Pace car. It is a long term project but I have been stock piling parts here and there.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  2. #77

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    Looking good! Kitchen too. Stick with the SVO and it will be done before you know it. I'd say back to terrorizing the neighborhood, but its pretty rare to hear a 2.3T with a sinister exhaust note. They more-so have a not just a "get the hell out of the way note" but more-so a "your damn lucky I steered around you fool, watch out next time" type exhaust note.

    I hope to own an 85.5 or 86 SVO someday. But first my 85 build has to hit the completed for now stage and my 86GT has to get its long overdue restoration.

    I have some sleeper things planned for the 86. I am looking at doing some trick stuff like custom making widened 5 lug 10 hole wheels. As much as I like the tirbar rims done up like the 93 CobraR, now that LMR sells them I'm not nearly as excited about the idea of doing them. I don't like the tribars as is.... they aren't bad, but they aren't my favorite either. I could go mesh, but I'd rather leave that to the Saleens. I do want to retain my SN95 upgrades but in the end I'd like to keep it looking how I always loved it...... STOCK.

  3. #78

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    Well I almost finished up the fuel lines today, that is until I decided to re-route the lines to tuck them up a little more after checking tire clearance. Then I broke one of my fittings trying to remove it because I made the braided line a little too long. On the bright side I am done with the hard lines. I also relocated the fuel filter as I do not want to have to drop the IRS every time I need to change it. I used a filter from a 98 Cobra that worked better with the AN adapters and fit nicely in front of the fuel tank filler neck (I will install a guard of some sort to keep road debris from messing it up). I am not sure I am a fan of having the return line hanging so low, I may look into a different clamp setup to tuck it up higher. Anyways on with the pictures......

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    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  4. #79
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    Looking Good!

    I corrected the pictures as they were making me dizzy!
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    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
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    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
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  5. #80

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Looking Good!

    I corrected the pictures as they were making me dizzy!
    Thank you.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclesams_SVO View Post
    Thank you.
    No problem!

    After getting your SVO all sorted out, I will drop off my 84 SVO so you can swap in my spare IRS for me. Should be a piece of cake for you by then! Besides I did the IRS swap on my 79 PC so long ago, I have forgotten most of what had to be done.
    ​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 Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

  7. #82

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    I am right there with ya, I installed the IRS in 2012, but then it has been in and out a few times since then. Tho your offer is really tempting, but I would hate for the IRS to accidentally get installed on my Pace Car instead. You know cuz all of these 4 eyed Mustang look all alike.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  8. #83

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    Well I finished up the hard lines today....or so I thought. Before I installed the fuel filter I wanted to double check that the lines would clear the IRS control arms. Well some of them do, but some do not when I fully cycle the control arms. Looks like I was not quite as far as I thought I was. On the plus dies I finished up the front fuel lines in the wheel well and to finish under the hood I have to order a 45* 6AN fitting and all will be done under the hood. I figured while the IRS was still out I would replace the rotors and pads...easy right. Well with adding the EBC green stuff pads and Centric rotors everything was too thick for me to re-install the calipers. Not sure what I did wrong (all the correct part numbers for a 03-04 Cobra). So I have to re-install the old pads (about 30 miles on them) and everything went back together after a little persuasion.

    Here are the parts numbers I used

    Centric Rotors 120.61046

    EBC Green Stuff Pads DP21156
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    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  9. #84

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    I am still plugging away at collecting parts. I am just wanting do to everything at once (vs' one thing, then another, then another, etc). So far (thanks to COVID sales) have added to following to my pile of parts.

    I thought it was time to upgrade my tubing benders. I also bought a bead roller to modify my intercooler piping with hopes of preventing any of the silicone couplers from flying oof under boost.

    I have been playing with the idea of replacing the distributor and going with an LS type of ignition system. Just not sure I want to spend the money on it right now.

    I do have a Pimp ECU for all of the parts listed above as well, just not installed yet.

    Anyways on with the pretty pictures of the go fast parts.

    - Kevko aluminum valve cover
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    - Esslinger cam bar, adjustable cam gear, tensioner, idler pulley, and associated parts
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    - Bo-Port 1.5 cam, roller rockers, new valve springs, lifters
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    - Ron Francis engine wiring harness
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    - MRT hood strut kit
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    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    - Stinger bi-wing brace
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    Tubing benders
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    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    Long time, no update. Glad you're still at it. Welcome back!
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
    1986 SVO Mustang - 1C

  12. #87

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    Life has tends to get in the way. I retired from the Air Force last year and my new job keeps me away from home longer than I would like.

    I knew this was a long term project but is almost getting a little out of hand.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  13. #88

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    Very nice work sir. Just read from page 1 to 4
    1984 Mustang LX
    302, Holley 4bbl 600 vac sec
    B&M C4 R servo
    Shorty Headers
    MSD Box and Coil
    Scorpion Roller Rockers 1.6
    Crower Cam 472 112 seperation
    Chetah Shifter
    Performer RPM Intake
    Carter Electronic Fuel Pump
    Accel Eletronic Dizzy

  14. #89

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy60 View Post
    Very nice work sir. Just read from page 1 to 4
    Thank you!!
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  15. #90

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    Bro I just bought a 1984 svo and I respect the **** out of you I have been read these post for months thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by highedj View Post
    Bro I just bought a 1984 svo and I respect the **** out of you I have been read these post for months thanks
    I appreciate the compliment sir.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    I found picture of my console mod that I did years ago and thought I should add it here. I am not a huge fan of pillar pods and could not find anything that I liked so I made this before I noticed any aftermarket gauge holders for this area.

    I used card stock to create a templet for the sheet metal, once I was happy with the fit I transferred and cut the metal. Placement of the stock switches and gauges to make it look as "stock" as possible was important to me. So once I was happy with the layout it was time to cut everything out.

    I also used some PVC to angle the gauges towards the driver and added some black plastic to help add a little extra touch to the finished product.

    I used the following Auto Meter gauges to help with that "factory" look as I thought these matched the factory gauges the best.

    Boost 5903
    Fuel Pressure 5963 (electronic sensor)

    I also decided to make an ash try delete panel and add a little extra flare to it.

    Now my next biggest dilemma is where to put my wideband, I would like it in a position that will be easy to see but also not hanging out in the open. Maybe I can modify as steering column pod and make it look like it was designed to be there.

    Enough with the talking, on with the pictures.
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    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    Ashtray delete is very cool. What did you use to make with the FMS SVO logo?
    Bleed Ford Blue! '84 Grabber Orange SVO, '88 Saleen 1 of 4 w/Automatic, '89 Steeda, '71 DeTomaso Pantera GT5 Wide Body EFI 4.6 DOHC and some Old Ford Muscle w/ BB power. 1.21 Jigawatts!!?? PETRO EXPRESS=CITGO=BOYCOTT!
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    I had a buddy make it with his CNC engraver.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    Very nice work.
    Bleed Ford Blue! '84 Grabber Orange SVO, '88 Saleen 1 of 4 w/Automatic, '89 Steeda, '71 DeTomaso Pantera GT5 Wide Body EFI 4.6 DOHC and some Old Ford Muscle w/ BB power. 1.21 Jigawatts!!?? PETRO EXPRESS=CITGO=BOYCOTT!
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  21. #96

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    Another box of many awaiting my attention arrived the other day. I will say that this one probably has me the most worried, manly because it is not a complete kit with every connector. I may need to source what ever ones I can find the need to be replaced....or reuse the original ones and maybe just buy new pins so the only thing that I am reusing is the plastic clip.

    The one thing a worries me over installing this kit is keeping the aging wiring in the car....even tho it has been stored inside most of its life wiring can cause a lot of gremlins. Once complete and paired with a new under hood harness for my PimpX I hope to rid the car of any possible future wiring issues.

    It is a Ron Francis kit p/n XP-792 and I hope it will work with a SVO. (thanks to the x-mas sale I saved a couple bucks on this kit)
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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    I have installed several of the Ron Francis kits in many vehicles over the years. In fact my 79 PC has one of their older kits in it. I really like their products and have had good luck installing them. Unfortunately even their "specific" kits don't contain many or most of the "unique" connectors that are required for a Fox Mustang rewire. I have not used their XP-792 kit, but I am about to order one of their kits for my 86 Bronco since I have given up fixing wiring issues with it.

    I would expect that most likely you will need to keep all of your center console wiring, your HVAC control unit wiring, and possibly the front and rear light sockets. Some of the connectors are available new, some are not, so you always want to save your originals when possible. I will be doing the same with my Bronco. Their kits normally include a headlight switch that they want you to use in place of your original. That works fine for the Mustang since it's the same basic style and your original pull knob should fit IIRC, but you will most likely need to wire the fog lights differently since the OEM switch is specific to fog lights or not. The power windows and power locks are another one, that I generally recommend you keep your original harnesses, include the jumper harness that runs from the driver side to the passenger side along the firewall. That is easier to wire that into the RF kit in my experience than trying to rewire everything in the doors in regards to the PW/PL. If using the stock instrument cluster you will need to keep your 2 instrument cluster pigtails and wire the RF kit to those. I don't believe those are available new or at least weren't the last time I looked. If yours are in bad shape, I might have some spares, just PM me. I am sure I am forgetting something, but those are the high points. Feel free to PM me if you have questions or run into issues. I also have a lot of take out OEM harnesses, so if you need pigtails that are available new, I might be able to help. Good Luck!
    ​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 Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    I appreciate the insight and tips, I am a few months out from tearing into the wiring. Thank you for the offer, I will hit you up with question/parts needs if I hit any snags along my rewiring journey.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

  24. #99

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    That double gauge dash mod is really trick! Great job!
    79 Zephyr, 4v/4r70w swap planned, with team z front and rear suspension, 8.8 and upgraded brakes and coil overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    That double gauge dash mod is really trick! Great job!
    Thank you.
    1986 SVO 1E (IRS'd and too much $$ spent making it turn and stop)

    1979 Pace Car #2179

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