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Old 06-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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The car is a 1990 LX 5.0 with a 5spd. It actually is a canadian model so everything is in kilometers.
The car is a true 5.0 coupe also. It has 135,000 miles on it and was obviously babied most of it's life. When I got the car the only thing that had been done to it was a set of flowmaster 3 chamber mufflers and a set of FRPP shorty headers. Since I've had the car, I've put a short belt on, installed a offroad H-pipe,and a set of 2 Chamber flows. I've also installed a FRPP aluminum driveshaft, along with a Pro 5.0 short throwshifter. Not soon after that I picked up a complete 8.8 rear end with 3.55 gears installed in it. Well being the car originally had 2.73's, they had to go. So in went the 3.55's and oh my god what a difference. It totally woke the car up. I know some of you are going to ask why the hell does a LX coupe have a Gt front end on it. Well the previous owner aparently had a fender bender, and this is what was put on. I like it and like the fact that i Have fog lights for when it's crappy outside.

So the bad. I blew the clutch up. So after some quick reactions. I was back on the road. Now the paint. Well the Texas sun has not been nice to this car. It has massive amounts of clear coat that is peeling. So that leaves me to painting the car here before to long.

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Some goodies:
Picked these up from Justin:
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Picked these up, gonna get em cleaned up and roll on them for a little bit,
till I get a set of 5 lug cobra's...well actually 2 sets...
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Got the big and lils on the coupe. Picked these up from SVO, spent HOURS and HOURS polishing these. Still have a long way to go, but they at least are sealed up for now. This wheel and tire combo totally changed the look, feel of the car. Really happy with them. Thanks JEFF!

Here's what they looked like...PRE-POLISH
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I apologize in advance for the dirty car....there was no way in hell I'm washing it in 30 degree weather with a 15 mph wind.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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well got rid of the big and littles to pay for new tires that are going on these:

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These should show up Monday....

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Old 06-09-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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Got some more goodies today.....wife helped...LOL
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Found a little monkey taking up residency:
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Little bit mo meat
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Got almost all the parts I need for my 5lug conversion:
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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Well I'm just a little bit closer.....here's something for ya'll to chew on.....wheel setup will be going on this weekend :P

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Pics will be posted as soon as I get more :P
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Well got the wife to take pictures of the coupe after the 5 lug swap. She's not happy with the pictures at all, so we're going to try again tomorrow. Anyway here's the ones she took.

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Car is going to paint shortly...and eibach's are in it's VERY near future...4x4 option was made more obvious after the wheels swap...
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I like it! Sounds like you are headed in the right direction. Please keep the pictures coming as you make progress with the car.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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Too bad about the wheels lol! I just dont like the cobra wheels on anything! on another note I have seen a few notchs with the entire GT kit and they look great imo. I would never give up weight for shinny! plus good rubber for bittos, you have taken steps in both directions but to each his own!

I know what you mean on the gears feeling awesome over the stock set!
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:02 PM   #9
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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.
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Too bad about the wheels lol! I just dont like the cobra wheels on anything! on another note I have seen a few notchs with the entire GT kit and they look great imo. I would never give up weight for shinny! plus good rubber for bittos, you have taken steps in both directions but to each his own!

I know what you mean on the gears feeling awesome over the stock set!
The front clip is going back to LX...hate the GT front end on a notch...should be sacrilegious...LOL

well the cobra wheels are the lightest that were ever produced, so I'm not worried about the weight. As far as the nitto's they have been really good. Being my car is my DD it does pretty good.
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Hey oatburner99, nice build thread. You got any pics of the axle swap. Although I see your car often LOL. Thinking about last Friday, we need to start planning another trip to the TAD.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #12
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Yes, yes we do. I am trying to get my new motor in first but if the time comes and I have the cash I will still run it how it is
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Looking good, keep up the nice work....
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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.
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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.

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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:
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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
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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.

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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.

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Picked up thisNew Shifter ****, with a "modified shift handle" also.
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For those who are wondering........

modified handle= stock t5 shift handle that has been cut and shortened by about an inch and welded back together.....

Looks good Eric! I almost snatched up a 3g while I was out today but decided I would later.
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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.
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dont make it any faster.....you got nittos

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
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dont make it any faster.....you got nittos

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
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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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