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86gt brought back from the dead with questions

Old 06-26-2011, 08:44 PM
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Default 86gt brought back from the dead with questions

ok some may have seen that I have been asking questions and contributing a bit so here is the deal.

I bought this car for $17 and my son and I are putting it back together as stock as possible. this was a rolling chassis with nothing in it. I source a temp SVT tranny and a 302 out my buddies 89 f150 but the 302 was originally out of a 91 gt. It had not gas tank etc either.

Now the problem. it is missing the the fuse panel and some wiring to the gauges. Most the dash wiring is there but I dontknow what goes where . does anyone have some good pictures of an 86 gt under the dash? That would help as I am almost ready to start this thing up. here are some pictures from a few months ago. I also included a picture of my last project that I bought eaxactly the same way and I built a 400hp turbo engine for. Thanks for anyone that can help . I do enjoy this project and have learned how nice it is to work on an american car and look forward to driving the car
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:48 PM
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foureyedpride.com has complete diagrams if the wiring harness for an 86. that is a GREAT site
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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That does not look like a 91 Ford Mustang block, are you sure its not an older
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:39 PM
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Its just the pan thats throwing you off. The engine is likely nothing special... But some people are intent to try to polish a turd.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rwh129 View Post
That does not look like a 91 Ford Mustang block, are you sure its not an older
Not positive as I am going on the word of someone else. I can tell you that someone changed out the oil pan and painted it ford blue ,changed to a truck intake and valve covers etc. I changed it back and painted the motor black and repalced all the gaskets less the head gaskets. I will take some recent pictures this weekend I am working on making new fuel lines and putting up the exhaust. I found a later wiring harness on ebay for the dash so I will have to change some of that over but should be able to start it within the next few weeks. It has not run in 15 years (the car) the engine ran 5 months ago so not worried about that. so far I had to source

ford motor sports headers
off road h-pipe
flowmaster exhaust
gas tank
steering rack
mustang oil pickup
mustang oil pan
mustang lower and upper intake
mustang engine wiring harness
t5 tranny
t5 bell housing
mustang flywheel
double roller timing chain
all the seals and gaskets
engine mounts
tranny mounts
mustang fan
front brake calipers and hoses
rear seats
dash harness
and so far total investment is $1158 including buying the car with most the parts new listed above. I still need to get tires, front 86 hood, tie rod ends, rag joint for the steering, and paint the car which i still think i will have a total1600-1700 total finished or close to. you have to remember that I have a very good friend that owns a parts/paint store so things are sold at almost cost. Any thoughts on the difference in plugs on the steering colum from 86 to 87?? I keep seeing that referenced is that correct?
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