Your Car is awesome, thought it looked familiar I ran the last couple of events at Pungo.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.
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.Your Car is awesome, thought it looked familiar I ran the last couple of events at Pungo.