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The Mutt's engine rebuild

updated: May 13th 2007 @ 04:14 PM
I was at the MCA car show in Mustang Oklahoma a month ago and ran into some issues
 
I took the car down the track and it fell on it's face at the top of 4th gear (around the 1000' point of the track) 
 
 
 
It ran pretty rough but I got back to the hotel.
 
The next day I limped it to the car show but on the way stopped at O'Reilly's where I changed one of the spark plugs that had the electrode pretty much gone.  It showed signs of detonation.  It ran better but still a bit rough so I changed the rest of the plugs.  One of them had the electrode bent over so they were touching and a couple more showed signs of detonation.  Even after the plugs were replaced it idled a bit  rough.  I'm thinking a dinged valve so there's going to be some work to do!
 
 
 
Long story short, I'm going to pull the engine and rebuild it to put down some big power.  This site will detail some of the different mods and work to support this rebuild.
 
 
Here's the teardown..... 
 
 

 
Got it up on jackstands and started disconnecting vacuum lines and electrical connections 
 

 
Got the inlet pipe out of the front fender.  It won't go back in quite the same! 
 
 

 
I can't wait to try and figure out all of the connections when It goes back together!!! 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
Dumped exhaust doesn't hang right with no midpipe! 
 

 
The midpipe and driveshaft on my workbench... I see a stock clutch sitting there too. lol 
 

 
I pulled the bolts out of the transmission support crossmember so here's the new transmission support lol 
 

 
Tupperware parts bins on the tires 
 

 
Well, there's my fuel injectors... some other things in there 
 
 



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jsdeering
Jul 15th, 2009 @ 4:54 AM


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Thanks!

 

Not sure how it's done on there, I had the guy doing the tuning shut off the traction control

 

do you have the Xcal 1 or 2?

 

 

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GOT RANKED. GREAT CAR.

QUESTION: HOW DID YOU YOU DEACTIVATE YOUR TRACTION CONTROL WITH YOUR XCALIBRATOR? I HAVE ONE AND I WOULD LIKE TO INSTEAD OF USING THE BUTTON ALL THE TIME.


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xcal 2.

jsdeering
Jul 12th, 2009 @ 6:26 AM


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GOT RANKED. GREAT CAR.

QUESTION: HOW DID YOU YOU DEACTIVATE YOUR TRACTION CONTROL WITH YOUR XCALIBRATOR? I HAVE ONE AND I WOULD LIKE TO INSTEAD OF USING THE BUTTON ALL THE TIME.

empirepb24
Jul 8th, 2008 @ 4:04 PM


“” Great looking gt. looks tough as hell.



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