Hello everyone, been floating around checking out the threads on here for a little bit while researching for my build, finally decided to make a thread for my build.
First I'll start off with a little History; I came from the Honda world and after much persuasion from a buddy of mine, decided to ditch the Honda scene and get myself something that is actually worth my time and money, a good ol' Ford V8.
I purchased my 1990 Mustang LX 5.0 in August of 2013. I was in a debate between buying a motorcycle or getting myself a Mustang. My wife was not completely for a Motorcycle or a Mustang as she was reminded how much dumb money I spent on a Honda. Ultimately, she "allowed" me to finally get a Mustang. And from there I drew a plan: drive it now, go big later.
I drove my Mustang for a couple months and even took it up to Raleigh to attend a Auto Show, the car ran like a champ. Shortly there after the 23 years started catching up with it. I had a few problems that were easy to fix, but after they were fixed, more and more kept showing up. I decided at this point to stop throwing money into rebuilding the 302 when I already had plans to eventually go bigger, I set my mind to source out a 351W and build myself a 408 stroker. With a very limited opportunity to get ahold of a reasonably priced 351, I came across a 460BB while browsing Craigslist. The complete 460 was offered at a price most 351Ws were going for in my area, and from the pictures, this one came with goodies already attached that were worth more than the asking price. Therefore I went and checked out the motor, and decided it should take a ride home with me.
So here we are today, I am currently in the process of rebuilding the 460 and also setting aside a decent budget of $3000 total to get this installed into the fox body, from rebuilding the motor, to upgrading the suspension. This is still going to be a weekend cruiser/track and yet still be reliable enough to start it up in the morning and drive to work if I chose to.
Here are some pictures for everyone to enjoy.
Out with the old...
In with the new...