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SN95 RinerAutomotive's CAM-T Mustang Build Thread Profile - SN95 Mustangs

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Autocross
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Virginia
Well the offseason work has begun. I took the whole week before Christmas off to get as much work as I could done. I know the week after Christmas is always full of catching up with friends and family.

The freshly rebuilt 306 bottom end went onto the engine stand and got all the original goodies reinstalled (TW 11R 170 and Holley Systemax). I did a DIY baffle on the engine pan. I don't see the need for going to a road race pan for autocross, plus I don't have much room under the engine for a larger pan. The fuel injectors were cleaned and checked by Injector Pulse, who is local to me. Injectors all checked out good and now have the correct spray pattern after cleaning.

Next on the engine agenda is figuring out the distributor less ignition system. I designed up a trigger wheel that will get machined along with the harmonic dampener for a press on fit. I have godzilla coils, explorer cam sync, and explorer crankshaft position. Just now need to figure out coil mounting. I didn't like the tall valve covers and will need the extra room for the coils, so I bought Trick Flow valve covers.

After engine assembly was time to remove the old engine and suspension. I dropped the whole assembly out the bottom onto a furniture dolly then used the engine hoist to lift the car up while I rolled out the engine. It all went very smoothly.

Last up was suspension mock up time. I test fitted my upper control brackets that I designed and had SendCutSend make. Everything fit perfectly, but saw some room for improvement. With the upper control arm mounted I test fit the rest of the "stock" suspension and this is when I realized I screwed up somewhere. I had positive camber and a lot of it. My upper arm was as short as possible, the only option is to increase the lower control arm length. I'm still not sure why it didn't match my model. But I am working on a plan to do lower control arms also that will get me better geometry anyway.

The reason I didn't do lower control arms in the first place is because I didn't feel confident in my welding for that critical of a component yet. But I found some circle track parts that look like they are going to work even better.

I did buy a Tig Welder during black friday, just need to set it up and practice and practice some more.
 
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17
Exp. Type
Autocross
Exp. Level
Under 3 Years
Virginia Beach, VA
Well the offseason work has begun. I took the whole week before Christmas off to get as much work as I could done. I know the week after Christmas is always full of catching up with friends and family.

The freshly rebuilt 306 bottom end went onto the engine stand and got all the original goodies reinstalled (TW 11R 170 and Holley Systemax). I did a DIY baffle on the engine pan. I don't see the need for going to a road race pan for autocross, plus I don't have much room under the engine for a larger pan. The fuel injectors were cleaned and checked by Injector Pulse, who is local to me. Injectors all checked out good and now have the correct spray pattern after cleaning.

Next on the engine agenda is figuring out the distributor less ignition system. I designed up a trigger wheel that will get machined along with the harmonic dampener for a press on fit. I have godzilla coils, explorer cam sync, and explorer crankshaft position. Just now need to figure out coil mounting. I didn't like the tall valve covers and will need the extra room for the coils, so I bought Trick Flow valve covers.

After engine assembly was time to remove the old engine and suspension. I dropped the whole assembly out the bottom onto a furniture dolly then used the engine hoist to lift the car up while I rolled out the engine. It all went very smoothly.

Last up was suspension mock up time. I test fitted my upper control brackets that I designed and had SendCutSend make. Everything fit perfectly, but saw some room for improvement. With the upper control arm mounted I test fit the rest of the "stock" suspension and this is when I realized I screwed up somewhere. I had positive camber and a lot of it. My upper arm was as short as possible, the only option is to increase the lower control arm length. I'm still not sure why it didn't match my model. But I am working on a plan to do lower control arms also that will get me better geometry anyway.

The reason I didn't do lower control arms in the first place is because I didn't feel confident in my welding for that critical of a component yet. But I found some circle track parts that look like they are going to work even better.

I did buy a Tig Welder during black friday, just need to set it up and practice and practice some more.
Your Car is awesome, thought it looked familiar I ran the last couple of events at Pungo.
 
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132
Exp. Type
Autocross
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Virginia
Your Car is awesome, thought it looked familiar I ran the last couple of events at Pungo.
Thanks. I somehow missed your car at Pungo. I usually try to talk to all the Mustang guys. Hopefully you can make it some of our events this year although no longer will be at Pungo.
 
118
132
Exp. Type
Autocross
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Virginia
As mentioned in a previous post I screwed up on my suspension design. The stock lower control arm is not going to work. I was looking at some circle track parts but I'm just going to build my own. That way I get exactly what I want instead of keep doing these compromises. I think I'm also going to do a few tweaks to my upper control arm bracket as I discussed in the video.

So if video is more of your thing here is the link:

 
118
132
Exp. Type
Autocross
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Virginia
I'm going to build my own lower control arms. So while I wait for those parts to be delivered, I switched gears to working on my distributorless ignition setup for the small block ford. Here are the basics:
  • Explorer crank and cam position sensors
  • Explorer timing cover
  • Godzilla ignition coils
  • EECV computer from a crown vic
  • Custom trigger wheel I designed and got cut by SendCutSend, then got balance and trigger wheel machined for press fit
  • Reworked 94 V6 fender harness
  • Reworked 94 5.0L engine harness
  • Custom coil bracket to mount overtop the valve covers
I know many people won't understand why put the effort into this setup or this engine. But it's fun to just try something different and update the engine management system at a reasonable cost.

I accidentally posted the video early so enjoy!
 

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