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Size:  68.4 KBWhat started out as my first Mustang [2006] has turned into one hell of a learning experience. I have made mistakes with my engine combo, double [hell, triple] spent on certain items, and even re-purposed the entire project three times. When the original 5.0 developed a rod knock [2008], we replaced it with a simple 306 [2009] with ported heads, E303 cam and an explorer intake that made 243/298. It served me well for about six months when it lost oil pressure and I parked it. After some decision making, I had a 410w built and thats when things got frusterating. The project went on a roller coaster of highs and lows for a few years [2009-2012] and work was only sporadic at best. The paint mostly fell off, parts were stolen, finally got it running [2013] but discovered the valve springs were too soft. That led to the already junk heads being CNC ported, correct valve springs installed, a new intake, and long tube headers being installed. [2014] Along the way, I had even started collecting parts for an IRS swap but then sold the IRS swap for a watts link [2015] and now, after changing my mind AGAIN, I'm going with a PHB/HD torque arm combo from Maximum Motorsports. [2016] Wrecked my daily driver '98 GT, sold the 410w and bought a rebuilt 4.6 4V from a wrecked 98 Cobra. The original intent was to make three cars into one. Then I discovered the 4v had a couple of burnt valves and a blown head gasket. Crap. So, I just bought a 2015 F150 for a daily driver. [2017] Collected parts, stripped the '95 to the shell and completely rewired it to '98 specs. 2018] Built the engine with a metric #### ton of help from @lwarrior1016 and have spent the rest of the year "finishing it".

    4.6 4V

    Teksid block, painted black
    10.9:1 Diamond pistons/Total Seal AP SS rings
    5.0L Coyote/Boss 302 rods/Clevite H-series bearings
    Kellogg crank/Clevite H-series bearings
    Boundary Billet 3V/GT500 oil pump
    ARP fasteners throughout
    MMR oil pan
    2003 Cobra heads
    2003 Cobra cams
    Wonder Racing head cooling mod
    Mach 1 intake
    stock throttle body
    stock MAF
    JLT cold air intake
    Coil on plug
    stock ECU
    SCT Tuner


    BBK long tube headers
    2.5" BBK catted H-pipe
    2.5" Bassani catback


    T45 [billet shift forks, bronze fork pads, carbon synchros]
    Pro 5.0 shifter with Hurst handle
    Unknown brand, 6 puck clutch and stock flywheel
    Steeda double hook clutch quadrant
    8.8 with Eaton Truetrac, Yukon 31 spline axles, Strange C-Clip eliminators
    4.10 gears


    Maximum Motorsports tubular K member
    Maximum Motorsports forward offset control arms
    Maximum Motorsports RA3 struts
    Maximum Motorsports coil overs
    Maximum Motorsports control arms
    Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates
    Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors
    Maximum Motorsports RA2 shocks
    Maximum Motorsports coil overs
    Maximum Motorsports road race control arms
    Maximum Motorsports rear adjustable sway bar
    Maximum Motorsports panhard bar
    Maximum Motorsports heavy duty torque arm

    Brakes, wheels and tires:

    18x9.5 FoMoCo Shelby GT500 wheels
    275/35/18 tires
    14” FTR S550 caliper/GT500 rotor kit
    13” Baer Eradispeed +1 rear rotor kit kit


    grey, 98 GT interior [no dash clock]
    2003 Cobra center console Corbeau Forza Sport drivers seat, black
    Unicorn head light knob


    vertical, export tail lights
    Carbon Fiber T1 spoiler
    Trufiber cowl hood with Tracspec vent & Aerocatch latches
    Cobra style headlights
    Cobra front bumper


    Converted to hydroboost brakes
    Converted power steering hoses to AN hoses
    2000 Cobra R steering rack

    Parts on order:

    Maximum Motorsports 4 point roll bar
    Maximum Motorsports race shock mounts
    Holley HP EFI

    Thanks for reading, there is much more to come - Josef

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