79 Fox progress - 460 Ford Forum
Chilly's Garage A place for non-460 banter.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
79 Fox progress

I thought I'd update you guy's on my progress. A special thanks to Don Davis & Crew (Nick & Joel) at Ugly Fox Racing for their knowledge and expertise. I've thrown in a hand but these guy's did all the difficult work on the engine compartment. The roll bar work was done by Suburban Industries (Tonawanda, NY). Still need a oil pan for the engine as well as a few other misc. parts. Will have more pics soon.









jims91notch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 10:10 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: S.W. Michigan
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Thats going to look good. It's alot of work.
706L is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 01:57 PM
dfree383
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
its gettin' their !! Looks good !
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 02:29 PM
kim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Shoulda left the holes.... steel adds weight!
kim is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Fox update

Thanks guy's. I'm trying to keep the weight to a minimum but I added some very necessary strength to the front end. My chassis guy said the front end was twisting with the little 460 and it wouldn't be long before I did some permanent damage. Now in addition to the bars in the front, all seams have been welded and the holes filled. This should make it a bunch stronger and far less noisy when I'm driving 70 miles to the track.
Also I'm switching from iron to aluminum heads, so I'm not to worried about the additional weight. Hopefully the 533/Glide (and plate nitrous system) will put her in the low nines high eights. Thanks again!!!
jims91notch is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 10:15 PM
s_stang
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
5 Stars! Ya did good! Keep the progress coming buddy!

Laters!

post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
 
BBBob_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Posts: 1,033
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Looks good! You're more ambicious than me. I started welding up the holes in my T-bird TC and after a couple hours said F**** THIS ! and sprayed it.


.

Bob Meyer
www.BIGBLOCKFOX.com
'69 Mach1 390 4-spd, '64 Falcon Futura
BBBob_M is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 06:13 AM
Forum Contributor
 
83-88T-Bird Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 1,311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
 
Great job on the Mustang. Looks nice!

Ford sure did poke alot of holes in my TC's engine compartment in 1987.


Alan Mackin

83 T-Bird 460
83 T-Bird Heritage 5.0 RHO
84 T-Bird 5.0
86 T-Bird 2.3 Turbo NHRA Stock Eliminator
87 T-Bird Turbo Coupe 460
95 Mustang GT 5spd Saphire Blue (purple)
95 Mustang GT auto Saphire Blue (purple)IHRA Pure Stocker
83-88T-Bird Guy is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 11:06 PM
s_stang
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
If anyone wants to weld the holes.. do them from the outside.. It's easier to grind off..

post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Primer

Got her in primer!!! Now I just have to save another couple of grand to finish the project. What else is new.



jims91notch is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 03:19 PM
s_stang
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Sweet!.. Keep going awesome work!

Laters!
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Senior Member
 
hotrodmerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Looks real nice. What a lot of work.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ebsightpic.jpg
1970 Cougar Eliminator
512ci
10.42 ET 133mph
All [email protected]
hotrodmerc is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 01:36 AM
Member
 
466 Gasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern Idaho
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Man that's lookin' sanitary. NICE!
466 Gasser is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 02:00 AM
Senior Member
 
faststang902000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: texas
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
front of car

is there a reason y u dont have coil overs on the front . also i dont know what k member but if u you need to lose more wieght they have light wieght front ends
faststang902000 is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Re: front of car

Quote:
Originally Posted by faststang902000
is there a reason y u dont have coil overs on the front . also i dont know what k member but if u you need to lose more wieght they have light wieght front ends
The main reason for not going to coil over is front end strength. When you go to a coil over suspension all the weight of the car is on the strut towers. Mustangs (especially older ones) are terribly weak in this area and tend to flex quite a bit. You can get away with this on a race car but it's probably not the best choice for a street car like mine. The K-member is an older unit and I've been thinking about putting a newer unit in place. This would accomplish a couple of things, it would save weight but I could also lower my steering rack for more hood clearance. Lastly, I still have a long list of parts to buy and money is a little tight right now. Who knows, maybe I'll win the lottery. Thanks to all for the compliments!!!
jims91notch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome