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Starting a 2.0 build on my car. Last setup was a 351w single turbo with a ms2pnp that went high 8s. Going for more this time around!



Here is a link to the old build that shows alot of what was done to the car.

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1066874

A rough idea on the new build kinda looks like this-

-mini tubd 94 cobra
-ZSR 400" sbf
-Ms3 Ultimate
-th400
-twin 76mm turbos
-methanol


This combo is going to have a ZSR 400" sbf built by Zach Smith with all the nasty shit to hold some good power. Zach has been awesome to deal with and knows his shit so I have full faith shes gunna make the power. Im going to rip all the factory wiring out and re wire the whole car with a ms3 ultimate! I still have the rossler 2.5 th400 that ill use to get it running, and the ptc 9.5 specd by dusty bradford from the last build. Wokring on mini tubbing the car to run a 28x10.5w tire with the 9. Planning on running a cable driven pump with M1 and havent 100% decided on turbos yet but are gunna be somewhere right around 76mm. My good buddy Mitch Fries is doing all the welding and fabrication, the guy can do some killler work.

The cage has a 8.50 cert but ill probably have to update that at some point. shame.. havent even made a pass with the cert lol.

Iv done some of the work that ill post pics of and ill keep posting as I go.

 

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Mini tubs, rear end, upper shock bar and control arms.





My buddy Alec @ Fearless gear of fresno put together a badass third member for me. 35 spline spool w/ 3.25 gears and a aluminum yukon case.



strange axles and rear brakes.



Here is a picture I quickly threw together to get an idea of how I wanted it to look. not sure yet how the downpipes would go.



started by marking the cut lines and pretty much just hacking it all out. Probably the worst part for me. Got the tubs cut out and the frame rails notched.










Going to trim these plates up to fit in the notches to reinforce them





got the tubs together and trimmed. They are just sitting in there, pretty sure they need more massaging.

 

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I put the strange coilovers together and got the upper shock bar in. I used zip ties to compress the springs, lol man that was a bitch.





Got my bearings pressed on the axles and got the lower shock bar welded on that Team z forgot to do, along with a list of other things they forgot to do.







While there was room welded up the torque boxes



 

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Got my AMP EFI MS3 Ultimate! The guys over there have been awesome as always. I’m excited to finally step up from the mspnp2, which by the way was killer for a 5 minute install efi computer. Even if the Holley wasn’t $4500, I would still run me a megasquirt!

The ms3 ultimate comes with a unterminated harness for my application so it’s gunna take more than 5 minutes, but should do it all! I’m going to try and gather all the wiring stuff and probably end up locking myself in the garage for a couple days to try and wire some shit up when I get there.

Here’s a couple pics of all the sweet shit I got from them. Them coils should get the spark nice and toasty!





 

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badass looking setup you got there!
Can't wait to see more! Subbed!
Thanks guys, I got the next couple days off so I’ll be posting some progress

Nice. Get bored with the big single?
I wouldn’t say I got bored, but the old combo was more of a experimental thing that went further than expected with a stock bottom end. It was fun but I was looking for something more reliable and a hair more power. Waiting for it to scatter every time I layed into it was no fun, lol
 

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I got the rear end thrown together with the third member and axles to get the car on its feet again.





FINALLY got the car as a roller.. My old 15x10 wheels still fit to roll around on, a 15x12 with 5" backspace should fit tits. Had to stack a handful of iron sbf heads in the engine bay to get the front down a little LOL

I had to cut out the typical mustang location anti roll bar to get it to sit lower, Im thinking ill have to put the roll bar behind the axle somehow.

Sitting this low, gives me about 2.5-3" of clearance between the axle tubes and the frame rails, along with the housing and the bottom of whats left of the floor. I was thinking I could even go a little lower, but Ill figure all that mess out later on when it matters.





Went ahead and cut out the back of the trunk. I plan on running a couple bars across, and mounting a 10g cell on top of a sheet of aluminum cut out to fit the hole. Not sure how I am gunna secure it yet, with rivets or something, but was thinking something halfway quickly removable would be nice.





 

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Keep up the good work!! thanks for doing a build thread!!

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thanks dude! I appreciate your help with pics and info on your setup! def helps to figure this mess out lol
 

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So.. I had some time in the garage the last couple days to try and get some wiring done on the engine harness. I ripped damn near every piece of wiring out of the car to start. The plan in my head is to re-wire the minimum things needed for the street. Headlights tail lights turn signals all that good stuff. Depending how it goes, I may wire in the power windows and dome light stuff. Going to pretty much have 2 seperate systems. One for the Ms3/engine, and one for the street stuff.





I have a mach up motor that Im using to get ideas and mach stuff up on until I get the real deal from Zach Smith @ ZSR Engines. If you guys havent seen his stuff, go check out his facebook and website. His work is super nice and thorough. Good pricing too and he keeps alot of stuff in stock!

www.ZSRengines.com

Looks like hood fitment is going to be close with a 96-98 cobra hood.



MAde a little bracket to weld to the elbow to hold the throttle bracket. I found a shorter cable from a 89? ford ranger. Looks like between the stock one and the ranger one, i should get the cable to work out good.

 

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I ordered a piece of 1x1 aluminum off amazon, and drilled and tapped some through holes. I am going to remote mount my pressure transducers on the firewall behind the engine and route all the pressure sources up to the bottom of the block.



So here is the mach up motor. I should actually be able to fire it and run it to test all the new wiring and sensors etc, before putting the real deal in the car, so I dont have to deal with gremlins on the nice engine. This is all going to be a first for me, so here's hoping..

I was trying to figure out the coils here, they point in opposite directions on each back in order to have the pre-made plug wires fit nice, but I think i like the coils angled in the same direction. The plug wires wont fit that way so ill have to make my own.





Soo.. I finally dug into making the engine harness which I have been working on the last couple days.. It like a brainfreeze working on it but it doesnt go away after a handful of seconds.. lol

Nothing came pre-made, just a bunch of different bags of different pins, plugs, seals, and some spools of different gauge red/black wires etc. for 12v/vref and sensor ground. The rest of the wire should end up being the color coded labeled wires from the MS3.

Started by trying to guesstimate how much to cut off the 8ft of wires coming out of the ms3, so i can build the harness on the engine side of the firewall. I am going to have the harness run through a deutsch hd30 firewall plug.



Got the crank sensor made, i wanna try to do the whole engine kinda like this. We will see how it ends up. Got all the plugs pinned up and ran down the intake on the stand and am in the process of trying to route all the wiring and get all the 12v, sensor grounds and vref's slimmed down into a handful of wires for the firewall plug.







 

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I just went through a 97 dash and body harness stripping out everythung but lights, windows, mirrors and locks. Man there wasn't much left of it. Lol. Took me a while but it was worth it.
 

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I just went through a 97 dash and body harness stripping out everythung but lights, windows, mirrors and locks. Man there wasn't much left of it. Lol. Took me a while but it was worth it.
Yea I’m not looking forward to much more wiring lol

Going to be bad ass man, thanks for sharing, I like those white SN95's
Thanks Dude! I’m tryin
 

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Very nice work! Do you have an idea of what that trunk floor weighs by chance?
Thank you! The shock towers and coil bucket area weighed a good amount, but just the actual floor and spare tire area was pretty light.
 
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