The ULTRA lo buck autocross car...

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    When will she go in?
     
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    After the 1st..when the check cashes..lol, waiting on a clutch and engine mounts
     
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    OK, so finally got all the accessory drive system worked out, have waaayyy more money in it than I wanted to but I could not locate the parts in the local junk yard, the big issue was the right side bracket was a victim of the parts car wreck, so I had to source that, the pulleys weren't available, so they are BBK, then after all assembled, the fabricated valve cover wouldn't fit behind the alternator, fortunately...the guys at Forte's classic garage bailed me out by creating a step in the valve cover for the back of the alternator. Bottom line, it fit's and I can get the cover off and on.

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    I still had to trim the bearing area of the alternator to fit..but fit it does.

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    and done...

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    and a shameless plug for Forte's Classic auto, I've worked there part time over the last 35 years, they've built everything from Cobra Jet's ot Shelby GTs to Sunbeam Tigers and Panteras and everything in between..

    https://www.fortesonline.com/

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    So..putting everything together for assembly, waiting on my solid mounts and doing some routine checks, I was always taught to check the pilot bearing, disc and throwout bearing fit when it was all apart so you don't have any surprises..all of this will be bolting up to my junkyard SPEC lightened flywheel.

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    And in it is...in spite of the mounts moving the engine back an inch there is still a ton of weight over the nose.

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    A bit more got done, the radiator is installed and the driveline is all in..I acquired a used aluminum drive shaft..that was discarded because something made a lap on it, but the price was right..brakes and driveline are in, I need to finish the fuel system and electrical.

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    OK..here's the bill so far
    Keep in mind the original goal was $5K...we didn't make it, hosed too much money away on the engine
    The good news, the free 95 mustang was a gold mine.This is how it shakes down so far, I've inflated some of the misc items to cover nuts and bolts and whatever.

    Car..........................................................$250
    Diff..........................................................$450
    Adjustable training arms.............................$275
    Rod Ends ..................................................$25
    Misc..........................................................$50
    Fuel tank with bladder................................$200
    More misc .................................................$50
    Engine H/O 302.........................................$300
    BBK headers..............................................$150
    Pistons......................................................$129
    Rods.........................................................$150
    Crank........................................................$150
    Gaskets.....................................................$100
    Plywood......................................................$25
    Steel..........................................................$50
    Wing hardware............................................$25
    Wheels on sale...........................................$400
    Cam B303, Trick Flow springs, HEI, intake .....$725
    Clutch.........................................................$85
    Pulleys.......................................................$115
    Radiator and fans........................................$200

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    Total so far ...............................................$5254

    there's plenty of scrounging going on, like the Torsen was pre scrounged, the roller rockers from FP , same thing, there is a lightened flywheel that was also a freebie, so was the cobra front calipers and brake components..
     
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