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Discussion in 'The Turbo "Builds" Board' started by blue-boost, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. blue-boost

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    No pictures but the rear end is from a foxbody GT car, narrowed .75" per side, replaced some bearings and seals, stuck in some new Moser axles drilled with the GM bolt pattern. Made it a roller again.
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  2. blue-boost

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    Pulling the old inline six was pretty much a pain, it's super heavy and awkward but it's out. 20231114_190356.jpg #ad
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  3. blue-boost

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    Initial test fit looks pretty good. I had to do plenty of trimming on some firewall braces, but tried my best to keep it from looking hacked up. 20231114_214231.jpg #ad
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  4. blue-boost

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    And please go easy on me here. I picked this up from Brian over at Vette Source in Texas. I long for my old foxbody racing days but without the foxbody. 20231206_114001.jpg #ad
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  5. 91turboterror

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    I bet An Atlas 4200 would fit easier than a LS would
     
  6. TurboSnake281

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    Which do you prefer, centerfusial superchargers or positive displacement superchargers?
     
  7. blue-boost

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    It depends on how the build is used in my opinion. Hood clearance, belt routing, budget, just lots of variables to be considered. I honestly wanted to do a Whipple on my 53, budget just won't allow it.
     
  8. TurboSnake281

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    I agree with you. When I have a supercharger again it will be a whipple, I always wanted one but they don’t make the W2A intercooled for my engine so I never did. I had 3 cars with vortechs, the non cog belt aspect (despite me never encouraging belt issues) made me dislike them. A positive displacement supercharger is the best because it gives you max instant torque at low rpms. I have my turbo build setup to operate power output wise exactly like a positive displacement supercharger. :)
     
  9. TurboSnake281

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    @blue-boost Spent many years of my life surrounded by Fox bodies. My friends had a few of them, he would strip build and race them. Another friend had a fox body build operation in his backyard, they were very serious in “career” drag strip racing.

    I always wanted one but always had other mustangs and every time I got the moment to buy one for the right price I couldn’t pull the trigger because the condition wasn’t worth the work I would have to put in.
     
  10. blue-boost

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    Had to mill the face .030 where the main blower bracket goes between the mounting bosses and the blower tensioner bosses. Then had to mill out a spot for the oil feed. I bought a "direct bolt on" bracket system that was anything but. It's all done now, starting to work on engine mounts.
     
  12. blue-boost

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    Did a little weld on the backside of a bracket with the tig, I'm still practicing.
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  13. blue-boost

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    Here's the main blower bracket after milling.
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  14. blue-boost

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    First test fit with engine mounts was decent. The trans dapt mounts will need a little finesse still but will work. The first issue is the shifter linkage on the factory column is gonna be super close to any header or manifold, but is an easy fix with a floor shifter. The bigger issue is the LS alternator in its current location interferes with the steering arm, so I'm looking at options for a smaller alternator. 20240112_174615.jpg #ad


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  15. B E N

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    Would a high mount alternator kit fix it?
     
  16. blue-boost

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    I may try a smaller ford alternator that have, or possibly a Delco mini alternator. I'd like to keep the tensioner where it is just for ease of access.
     
  17. blue-boost

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    I purchased a delco mini alternator and made a bracket from leftover parts, it now clears the steering arm. I also remade the trailing arm crossmember. Finished making the transmission crossmember, engine and transmission are in the car together now.
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  18. blue-boost

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    I've revised the alternator bracket some since this picture, but you get the idea.
     
  19. blue-boost

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    Rear suspension is pretty much done, I added a panhard bar, but haven't taken many pictures. The column shifter just wasn't going to happen without some lengthy R&D and extensive fabrication, and I just wasn't feeling it, the lokar shifter only took an hour to install.
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  20. Punk.Kaos

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    I'm jealous of your tiny little shifter hole. I had to cut a giant chunk of floor outa my ride to get my 4-speed shifter in place.
     
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