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  1. OK, My order from Aus Ford Parts are on the way. Lawrence at Aus Ford Parts put me together a 408 forged rotating assembly with H beam rods and forged pistons to fit the AFD 2V 64cc heads. I ordered the completed heads. tranny selection as well as cam selection are next. I am stuck between building a early AOD or going the T56 route. The AOD route is cheaper but a viper spec T56 may live longer. :tongue_smilie:
  2. coz.. nice photos... i asked about the caltracks traction bars on another site ... how is the ride and suspension with the 4 1/2 rear leaf and cal tracks? I have a similar setup on my coupe with 4 1/2 185 rear leaf and kyb's, I was looking into the shelby under ride bars .. but I already have sub frame connectors welded in... so somebody suggested the caltracks or the maier rear leaf with the extra front support in the leaf.
  3. coz.. nice photos... i asked about the caltracks traction bars on another site ... how is the ride and suspension with the 4 1/2 rear leaf and cal tracks? I have a similar setup on my coupe with 4 1/2 185 rear leaf and kyb's, I was looking into the shelby under ride bars .. but I already have sub frame connectors welded in... so somebody suggested the caltracks or the maier rear leaf with the extra front support in the leaf.
  4. Thanks RacerX / R4K /bnickel - she needs lots of love and attention. I knew when I bought the cobra in 2000 she would fall to the wayside for a while, but its time to get her back on the road! I am trying to find a local REPUTABLE Transmission shop (south GA / north FL) to either build my AOD or purchase an AOD from. The 418 Clevor will likely have in the area of 500hp/500 ft lb, so I need a AOD tranny that will hold up. I researched the Viper T56 swap that several have done, but I couldnt justify the cost for that 6th gear. I have also looked at TCI, B&M but I would like to be able to talk in person with the AOD builder. Maybe a false since of security by doing so.. dunno. On that note, has anbody used the Transmission Depot off of ebay? Their Demon AOD is rated at 550hp. We are going to start off with a carb setup and eventually move to a EFI setup. Once I get the motor trany and supension setup complete I will move to EFI. I have a complete megasquirt setup ready to go on when the time comes. But by then their may be a aftermarket cost effective kit out... we will see. also, looking at changing the interior over to deluxe door panels. Has anybody thought of brushed aluminum inserts like on the 67's instead of the wood grain from the 69 deluxe? :biggrin: racerx - thanks on the house.. southland log homes kit, we love it. just need to build a garage and somewhere to park the mustangs...
  5. Thanks RacerX / R4K /bnickel - she needs lots of love and attention. I knew when I bought the cobra in 2000 she would fall to the wayside for a while, but its time to get her back on the road! I am trying to find a local REPUTABLE Transmission shop (south GA / north FL) to either build my AOD or purchase an AOD from. The 418 Clevor will likely have in the area of 500hp/500 ft lb, so I need a AOD tranny that will hold up. I researched the Viper T56 swap that several have done, but I couldnt justify the cost for that 6th gear. I have also looked at TCI, B&M but I would like to be able to talk in person with the AOD builder. Maybe a false since of security by doing so.. dunno. On that note, has anbody used the Transmission Depot off of ebay? Their Demon AOD is rated at 550hp. We are going to start off with a carb setup and eventually move to a EFI setup. Once I get the motor trany and supension setup complete I will move to EFI. I have a complete megasquirt setup ready to go on when the time comes. But by then their may be a aftermarket cost effective kit out... we will see. also, looking at changing the interior over to deluxe door panels. Has anybody thought of brushed aluminum inserts like on the 67's instead of the wood grain from the 69 deluxe? :biggrin: racerx - thanks on the house.. southland log homes kit, we love it. just need to build a garage and somewhere to park the mustangs...
  6. Thanks bnickel.. WOW! you have a nice 69 coupe! you have basically done all that I have remaining to do. That blue does look good, and the way the GT stripe accents the body lines.... nice. as you could imagine I have a million questions. but, I'll search the forum for your build first.
  7. Thanks bnickel.. WOW! you have a nice 69 coupe! you have basically done all that I have remaining to do. That blue does look good, and the way the GT stripe accents the body lines.... nice. as you could imagine I have a million questions. but, I'll search the forum for your build first.
  8. bnickel, i posted in the project progress forum.. http://www.1969stang.com/mustang/forum/showthread.php?p=39981#post39981 :tongue_smilie:
  9. bnickel, i posted in the project progress forum.. http://www.1969stang.com/mustang/forum/showthread.php?p=39981#post39981 :tongue_smilie:
  10. ok, so it begins, on 69stang.com anyway... my project has started and stopped several times over the last 8 years. From a simple pro-motorsports shock tower reinforcement kit install, before they start cracking ..to lets install all the pro-motorsports equipment I can on the car and, while the motor is out, lets do a motor rebuild. Over eight years later and a failed attempt at a roller 5.0 twin turbo install and numerous project changes as well as job changes.... and we end up today. It seems sometimes a mustang must pass so other mustangs can be rejuvinated. Which means, I totaled my 96 Cobra hitting someone that ran a stop sign and will be taking the funds from the Cobra and building the 69 coupe. I am posting a few before pics here to hopefully get input from others and share current modifications as well as future mods. Stats: 69 champagne gold coupe - electric blue by previous owner 351W 2bbl - building 408 clevor stroker with AFD 2V alloy heads PDB - rebuilt with mustangs plus parts PS - rebuilt slave myself with kit from NPD FMX - removed and replaced with AOD 9" 3:00 open - replaced with 69 date code 31 spline posi with 31 spline moser axles, daytona pinion support, 3:77 gear standard interior- installed centre console from 69 cougar XR7, shelby lid, gauge pod stock steering wheel- replaced with rimblow from cougar to be rebuilt Mods: promotorsports:bumpsteer kit, negative wedge kit,520 progressive coils, shock tower reinforcement kit shelby drop, boxed in mustangs plus magna upper/lower arms. KYB Gas Adjust shocks, mustangs plus:4 1/2 rear leafs reverse eye 180lb, racing shackles, weld in sfc's, vintage 48's 16x8's, poly& graphite bushings everywhere but front leafs and strut rod bushings replaced with stock rubber. yep, I live in the woods with no garage at the moment. currently has a EFI 5.0 and AOD... not running. maier type bar/brace off of ebay. Cant decide on a new colour as of yet... thinking of going with original champagne gold with vinyl top or calypso coral and vinyl top... either way with a Boss 302 C stripe and blacked out hood, headlight buckets and tail light panel. a unclean interior shot... more to come...
  11. ok, so it begins, on 69stang.com anyway... my project has started and stopped several times over the last 8 years. From a simple pro-motorsports shock tower reinforcement kit install, before they start cracking ..to lets install all the pro-motorsports equipment I can on the car and, while the motor is out, lets do a motor rebuild. Over eight years later and a failed attempt at a roller 5.0 twin turbo install and numerous project changes as well as job changes.... and we end up today. It seems sometimes a mustang must pass so other mustangs can be rejuvinated. Which means, I totaled my 96 Cobra hitting someone that ran a stop sign and will be taking the funds from the Cobra and building the 69 coupe. I am posting a few before pics here to hopefully get input from others and share current modifications as well as future mods. Stats: 69 champagne gold coupe - electric blue by previous owner 351W 2bbl - building 408 clevor stroker with AFD 2V alloy heads PDB - rebuilt with mustangs plus parts PS - rebuilt slave myself with kit from NPD FMX - removed and replaced with AOD 9" 3:00 open - replaced with 69 date code 31 spline posi with 31 spline moser axles, daytona pinion support, 3:77 gear standard interior- installed centre console from 69 cougar XR7, shelby lid, gauge pod stock steering wheel- replaced with rimblow from cougar to be rebuilt Mods: promotorsports:bumpsteer kit, negative wedge kit,520 progressive coils, shock tower reinforcement kit shelby drop, boxed in mustangs plus magna upper/lower arms. KYB Gas Adjust shocks, mustangs plus:4 1/2 rear leafs reverse eye 180lb, racing shackles, weld in sfc's, vintage 48's 16x8's, poly& graphite bushings everywhere but front leafs and strut rod bushings replaced with stock rubber. yep, I live in the woods with no garage at the moment. currently has a EFI 5.0 and AOD... not running. maier type bar/brace off of ebay. Cant decide on a new colour as of yet... thinking of going with original champagne gold with vinyl top or calypso coral and vinyl top... either way with a Boss 302 C stripe and blacked out hood, headlight buckets and tail light panel. a unclean interior shot... more to come...
  12. wow.... opened a can of worms..... now I have to research more.... thanks for the info... :tongue_smilie:
  13. wow.... opened a can of worms..... now I have to research more.... thanks for the info... :tongue_smilie:
  14. what coating products do you plan on using? any sites you can point to for research?
  15. what coating products do you plan on using? any sites you can point to for research?
  16. I was wondering what the backlite description was, but yeah all the numbers match up from the door, dash, fender. It does read like a convert, but its not....
  17. I was wondering what the backlite description was, but yeah all the numbers match up from the door, dash, fender. It does read like a convert, but its not....
  18. Hmmm .. after reading since my last post... seems that every option a 69 GT came with was also available separately.. oh well... guess mine is not a GT just a coupe with a few options.
  19. Hmmm .. after reading since my last post... seems that every option a 69 GT came with was also available separately.. oh well... guess mine is not a GT just a coupe with a few options.
  20. I would be interested to know if my 69 coupe is a GT similar options as yours .. but with a 3.00 rear... 351W 2v with hood scoop. I wrote Ford customer service back in 99 trying to find out if mine was a GT ... I have been told by different mustang guys ... that the size of the front sway bar is the tale tale sign ... big block 1" sway bar on a small block... factory or dealer GT? dunno...anyway customer service sent back the normal build information from the vin but they also sent nice information on the build... i couldn't find a build sheet in the car. built on 1/31/69 with champagne gold exterior paint, nugget gold vinyl bucket seats, black vinyl top with glass backlite, automatic FMX-type transmission, non-locking rear axle, E78x14 wide oval tires, white sidewalls, power steering, power disc brakes, manual A/C, AM radio, complete tinted glass, left and right hand racing mirrors and full wheel covers. I also took a chance and wrote to the name and address on the warranty card still in the glove box... the original owner wrote me back with the history of the car and the only photo she had of her car.... what surprised me besides all the info was the cost of the car ... "the car was discounted from 3,700 to 3,200. Our total cost was 3,304.62" seems like that should have been the cost of a Mach1 .... ... sorry for the long post ... is there a faq on how to tell if a 69 coupe is a GT?
  21. I would be interested to know if my 69 coupe is a GT similar options as yours .. but with a 3.00 rear... 351W 2v with hood scoop. I wrote Ford customer service back in 99 trying to find out if mine was a GT ... I have been told by different mustang guys ... that the size of the front sway bar is the tale tale sign ... big block 1" sway bar on a small block... factory or dealer GT? dunno...anyway customer service sent back the normal build information from the vin but they also sent nice information on the build... i couldn't find a build sheet in the car. built on 1/31/69 with champagne gold exterior paint, nugget gold vinyl bucket seats, black vinyl top with glass backlite, automatic FMX-type transmission, non-locking rear axle, E78x14 wide oval tires, white sidewalls, power steering, power disc brakes, manual A/C, AM radio, complete tinted glass, left and right hand racing mirrors and full wheel covers. I also took a chance and wrote to the name and address on the warranty card still in the glove box... the original owner wrote me back with the history of the car and the only photo she had of her car.... what surprised me besides all the info was the cost of the car ... "the car was discounted from 3,700 to 3,200. Our total cost was 3,304.62" seems like that should have been the cost of a Mach1 .... ... sorry for the long post ... is there a faq on how to tell if a 69 coupe is a GT?
  22. I lived in Boiling Springs SC for several years ... I'm in south GA now. I was a member of The Foothills Mustang Club while I lived in SC. great bunch of people, all kinds of mustangs in the club... lots of technical members from restoration to restomods when I was in. only link I could find http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/foothillsmustang/index.htm I really miss driving in the mountains in my 69! look up Bat Cave and get ready for some 45 degree curves... maybe one day I'll get a chance to use all the suspension mods in the mountains again!:tongue_smilie:
  23. I lived in Boiling Springs SC for several years ... I'm in south GA now. I was a member of The Foothills Mustang Club while I lived in SC. great bunch of people, all kinds of mustangs in the club... lots of technical members from restoration to restomods when I was in. only link I could find http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/foothillsmustang/index.htm I really miss driving in the mountains in my 69! look up Bat Cave and get ready for some 45 degree curves... maybe one day I'll get a chance to use all the suspension mods in the mountains again!:tongue_smilie:
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