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Looks great Oats, but how did you get your wife to smile when new parts show up? I have an 88 notch with kinda the same look, makes me smile everytime. Are you sending it in for paint or are you gonna try it yourself? I did mine, well my name says it all. Keep the pictures coming.
I'm a very blessed man dude...wife is usually supportive of my hobby. Friend of mine is going to paint the car. Gonna look good when it's all said and done.
Well this mod if finally done. Didn't take too many pictures. I read thread after thread about this mod. Some people said do it this way, other's said this way. This is how I did mine. Pretty straight foreward if you ask me.
Dirty Engine Bay
As some of you (who have done this mod) have read you MIGHT have to notch out your alternator bracket. I had to on mine. Took a die grinder and dremel to grind mine down a bit. I borrow the pictures from another thread so you can see what you need to do: BEFORE AFTER
The top bolt hole on the fox is threaded (3/8) if I remember correctly. The 3g is not. With the 3g alternator, you can either put in a helicoil (3/8), or you can do what most people do and go get a 2in 3/8 bolt,lock washer and nut to bolt up the top of the alternator. The bottom mount retains the factory bolt
New 4gauge power wire going from the alternator to the start solenoid. Some threads were different than other's here. Some said put a waffle fuse, or a fusible link on your new hot wire going to the solenoid. Some said close to the alternator, some said close to the start solenoid. I chose to put it close to the alternator. Well after some looking around (2hrs) No-one around here had a fusible link. So I ended up putting a 140 Amp Circuit breaker in. 4gauge in, 4 gauge out. This way if something goes wrong and I blow a fuse I'm not paying $5 a fuse.
New 4 gauge wire:
Spliced Stator wire:
That's pretty much it. Only other problem that I ran into was the pulley that was on my stock Fox 75 amp alternator was not the same size that was on my 3g alternator.My belt that I had wasn't big enough. So I ended up just changing out the belt.
This mod is leading up to this:
Picked up thisNew Shifter ****, with a "modified shift handle" also.
i had a 3g laying around for a few years then i threw it out about a year before i got my mustang.i said to myself that i would never use it.i wish i would have held onto it for just a little bit longer now.
87 coupe.96 explorer block.stock bottom end.gt40 heads.trickflow stage 1 cam.edelbrock air gap intake and 600 edelbrock carb.mallory distributor.5 speed with 3.27 gears.mac shorties with flowmaster 40 series
looks good though, unfortunately people try to say the nittos last longer and are as good as the mickey's
thats like saying a white castle is just like an angus filet
I have had no problems with my nitto's. The car doesn't make 600+ hp, so I'm not worried about blowing the tire's off. I've had them at the track, and did pretty darn good for a cheap tire. If I want to get some serious times at the track I'll buy a set of slicks. I know they aren't as good as Mickey's. I've had a set of ET's. These aren't anywhere near that.
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