Close



Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default Stroke 545 Fairmont

    Hi guys,happy father's day.
    I'm working on my Boxtop project in the process of building a bottom end.
    my question is what trans. cross member to use for a c6 trans? Does a foxbody t5 x-member fit?
    I will post more pics and questions.
    Thanks in advance,Oth

  2. #2
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Engine pic.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Boxtop78; 06-17-2019 at 06:12 PM.

  3. #3
    FEP Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Anchorage Alaska
    Posts
    223

    Default

    Fox body parts fit, but I'd check with Maximum Motorsports to make sure you get the right one for your car and trans combo. Gong to be a monster with that BB for power!

  4. #4
    FEP Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    St Augustine FL
    Posts
    190

    Default

    I used a double hump Mustang crossmember. The ends were too wide to fit the stock 1981 Zephyr frame brackets, so I removed the rearward parts of the brackets and bolted fabricated (read: aluminum angle) brackets to the frame and floorpan. Here are some photos: Name:  Xmember rt side.jpg
Views: 151
Size:  75.1 KBName:  Xmember lft side.jpg
Views: 152
Size:  75.3 KB

    These also left room to get the exhaust past the crossmember without compromising ground clearance.

  5. #5
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Thanks guys, little history of the engine I acquired the engine from my brother he abandoned the project after he flat the cam and decided not to put more $$$ into it. Now the engine is in pieces now i have to replace new rods and crank bearings and cams.
    will post more pics.

  6. #6
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Pics. of bearings and cams
    Attached Images Attached Images     
    Last edited by Boxtop78; 06-29-2019 at 10:50 PM.

  7. #7
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Mock up the engine last night and run into a potential problem between the v-cover and b-booster, can I eliminate the booster taller v-cover and replace it with wilwood m/c.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Boxtop78; 07-13-2019 at 07:02 PM.

  8. #8

    Default

    Hydroboost

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI, T-5
    '17 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB
    '14 Ford Fusion SE Manual

  9. #9
    FEP Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    St Augustine FL
    Posts
    190

    Default

    X2 on the Hydroboost- as long as you have a power steering pump to power it:
    Name:  Hydroboost Master Cyl front  web 2.jpg
Views: 104
Size:  70.2 KB

  10. #10
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    I like the hydro boost rout,will look into it after trans cross member and trans mount modifications. Upload pic.of it tomorrow.

    Question: What is the torque for the MAIN Caps with ARP bolts with Girdle?

  11. #11
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Finishing up on the tranny cross member, mount and complete building a short block heads, intake going on tomorrow
    Attached Images Attached Images     
    Last edited by Boxtop78; 07-17-2019 at 11:41 PM.

  12. #12

    Default

    What are you using for headers, exhaust ?

  13. #13
    FEP Member Boxtop78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Stockton,California
    Posts
    102

    Default

    Swap headers are out of my price range, plan on cut and weld on a used Broncos headers

  14. #14
    FEP Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Anchorage Alaska
    Posts
    223

    Default

    Another brake option is electric power brakes. I'm going that route. Don't have good pics but I'll try and find one to post up. The vacuum pump will be mounted out of site behind the front fender but protected by the fender liner. Not cheap, but you always have working power brakes as long as the electrical system isn't totally dead.

    Name:  D7DDC891-0441-4908-9402-6A9B8157840A.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  174.9 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Dr. Matt; 08-22-2019 at 02:32 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •