This is basically where I started with this project
I bought a bare chassis from a friend who had started a project
some years earlier but didn’t complete.
I moved over my parts from a tired and rusty 1985 GT and it was off to the body shop!
Here’s the first Engine prior to install
1985 HO with a few goodies…
I’ve run with this engine for a few years… Time to try something New:
and Here’s the new Engine…
1993 Mark 8 Engine
1998 Mark 8 Intake
1998 Cobra IMRC’s
Fuel Injection & Ignition by MegaSquirt
(Start-up Stand by Me!)
Click on Photo to see it Run!
Day 1 on Engine Swap:
Pulled Engine and Dropped out old K-Member
Upgrading to an AJE Tubular K-Member with Coil Over Conversion
Had to notch Center at the top a Bit Hydro Boost in Location
Removed Entire pedal assembly from Car Relocated Brake Pedal Pin for alignment
Ok, here’s the plan: Simply roll in under the car Ok, Second attempt, after I Modified
And….. nope, Engine too high & Car too High Engine Craddle (lowered 4”) And Raised the Car 2”
Here’s the first Picture of the Engine in Location!! And here after I dropped it back down & out
Here it is with the Engine Back in – Hopefully for Good!
Here’s the completed
Battery relocated to Driver Side – Tray bolted right in!
Upgraded to newer style windshield washer tank – Bolted right in!
Installed new Cobra Style Coolant Tank – Fabricated mounting brackets
Installed Cobra Electric Cooling Fan – Fabricated mounting brackets
Bent up custom IAC piping
New Gauges to Replace Factory Cluster
New Console Panel with
Voltmeter (to show Air/Fuel ratio)
LED to show IMRC’s open
LED to show Cooling Fan On
LED to show WideBand O2 Status
LED to show “Knock Sensed”
Here’s the new Megasquirt Computer – Located under Passenger Seat
New Relay Panel – Located in Passenger foot well
Car has been on the road for about a month now…. AWESOME!!!
Got about 1500kms on it now!!