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1st car build thread for our youngest

djetok

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Well the car purchased and we have a plan. We picked it up yesterday and have already made some progress. We have the engine bay torn down and prepped, and the interior gutted. Now its on the lift, we were going to clean the underside really well. Guess what got it on the lift and it is clean and rust free. 20200731_095040.jpg

I would post the pile of parts removed but I forgot and they are piled up in my parts room.
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Today we will finish scraping the floor and paint the engine bay a nice ford blue, that will match nicely with this cobra swap in the 1996 240 sx.

I know a ls swap is easier but being a ford guy and having a guy (pro fabricator) that has put a ford crate in one of these before. Plus my son wanted unique and the engine will match the other cobras in the collection. I would love to do a 2.3 or 2.7 crate motor and that is not off the table yet. I like the 2.3 the best as we can have a motor that is upgradeable to 350 hp (focus rs) fairly easy and it would be way lighter than a aluminum 4.6. 20200731_134541.jpg
Engine bay sanded and primed.
 

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He wanted the engine bay , ford blue. To match the ford power plant going in it.
 
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Wow, what a great dad.

Is it staying manual?
I watch a lot of car shows and theres one where they did the ecoboost 2.3 or 2.5L Turbo. Is that what's going in it?
How do you wire new to old. It always seem to have ECU problems.

That will be a fun car to drive when it's done.

I would love to do what you are doing but I think I would have to move near you and use your facility. Is that attached to your house even better.
honey I'm going to garage
:D
 

djetok

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Wow, what a great dad.

Is it staying manual?
I watch a lot of car shows and theres one where they did the ecoboost 2.3 or 2.5L Turbo. Is that what's going in it?
How do you wire new to old. It always seem to have ECU problems.

That will be a fun car to drive when it's done.

I would love to do what you are doing but I think I would have to move near you and use your facility. Is that attached to your house even better.
honey I'm going to garage
:D
Yes it is staying manual, if we stay with the cobra or 2.3 turbo (mustang motor) . I am trying to steer him to a auto as I understand life at this point better. It will be easier on him. The shop is at my business. It makes it easy to work on my cars at the office, i just wish my insurance company did not audit me like they do. I would put a hydraulic lift in. I can't justify the insurance increase for the business to do it when the quick lift works.
 
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