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Old 03-11-2001, 08:34 PM   #1
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As a result of the blown headgaskets experienced last fall at the Road America SAAC Open Track event (see the full story here), our '91 GT has been sitting all winter minus the top end of the motor. We had the heads checked last fall but decided to wait over the winter to do anything else to the car.

David finally pulled the motor today... we'll be taking it to a engine shop to have them replace the bearings and put in a new Crane cam and Canton oil pan.







Here's what we'll be putting in new... (Canton oil pan, windage tray, bigger injectors, Crane cam)



Just thought I'd try out posting some photos on the new message board!

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Old 03-11-2001, 11:18 PM   #2
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I jealous! Which cam? I have my Crane 2030 sitting on my work bench waiting to go in but first there is new springs, roller rockers, double roller timing chain . . .

Well you know! It always looks easier on paper!

David looks pretty cold! It was 64 today here in Newburgh. (there, did I make you jealous now?)

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Old 03-11-2001, 11:22 PM   #3
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man!!! that looks too much like work!!!! LOL

I have plans to pull the engine in my 88 this fall.

Hey carl.....what made you get the 2030 cam. I am trying to get ideas.


Bowers.......good luck and I hope y'all get it done in time to get into a race or two this season.
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Old 03-11-2001, 11:53 PM   #4
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Carl, the cam is a 2031. We've got the 1.72 roller rockers and HP Motorsport recommended it as the one that would work the best with those and the rest of our combination.

64 degrees! That's disgusting - LOL! It was around 30 degrees here, windy and raining/sleeting when we were out there working on the car.

It was pretty cold out there - certainly not an ideal day to do it, but the machine shop said they start getting busy this time of the year. We've got our local Mustang club's first autocross coming up in May, so David wanted to take the engine there, get it worked on and back in the car ASAP so we can get some miles on it before we race it.

Thanks, guys!

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Old 03-12-2001, 01:36 AM   #5
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What do you do to prep for the new engine? Are you planning to detail or scrub clean the engine bay ... or is this too much of a work car to worry about that?
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Big K - probably won't be doing a whole lot of detailing the engine bay. To do it right, it needs to have everything pulled out of there and a fresh coat of paint.

I doubt that David's going to take the time to do it since the car mostly sees action out on the track and autocrossing only. We'll probably do some scrubbing to get all the grease and grime off the best we can and call it good for now.

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Hey carl.....what made you get the 2030 cam. I am trying to get ideas.
Hey Goodson,

It was actually part of a trade. My friend is putting in a Lunatti cam and had this available for trade. That's how I got my 140 speedo, mass air, 65mm throttle body. I just love trades!


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Old 03-12-2001, 07:07 PM   #8
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Hi Bowers,

Thanks for getting back so quick with my password. Looks like you've got a pretty good shop to work in. I noticed that on your '91 in some of the pictures the fog lights are out. Are you using the fog light openings to duck air to the engine or brakes? Both of my fog lights are broken. After seeing them out on yours I think I'll take the broken lenses and assemblies out of mine and see how it looks. Thanks Todd
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No problem - glad to see you found your way in.

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I noticed that on your '91 in some of the pictures the fog lights are out. Are you using the fog light openings to duck air to the engine or brakes?
We're using them for brake ducts - each side has a duct running from the fog light hole and back to each front rotor. Works very well, too.

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Old 03-12-2001, 09:35 PM   #10
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Where can I get the cash to affod a nice cherry picker like that! Next time I need some engine work I'll have to take a drive down to the Bowers' house! LOL! Keep us posted on how the new combination turns out!

PS. BOWERS - your GT is an automatic right? What kind of upgrades (to the tranny) have you done?

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Where can I get the cash to affod a nice cherry picker like that! Next time I need some engine work I'll have to take a drive down to the Bowers' house! LOL!
LOL! Sorry Wes... that's not our cherry picker (unfortunately ). We borrowed it from another guy in our local Mustang club (I might add a VERY nice guy seeing as how we've had to borrow it twice in the last year and a half).

Oh, what the heck, I'll share some more photos. Here's some photos from almost exactly one year ago (nearly the same photos - only a different car, my '65 Mustang coupe). BTW, notice how much nicer the weather was at this time last year!







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PS. BOWERS - your GT is an automatic right? What kind of upgrades (to the tranny) have you done?
Well, our car was originally an automatic, but now it's a five speed. The AOD died while we were at an open track event at Road America back in 1995. Basically, too much 1-2-1 manual shifting burned it up. It did have a B&M shift kit, but no other modifications.

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