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It was time. My '03 GT needed some love (and it still does). When the red top died, I took the opportunity to pull out all the old cabling and re-do it all with our cabling. Now, the car audio world commonly refers to this as "The Big 3" which has been the moniker of such jobs for about the last 10 years. Well, I guess I did my first "Big 3" install in my '84 Mustang in 1990.


This Big 3 Install features the JL Audio XB-BTU battery terminals which are obviously super clean. I also used one of the matching JL Audio ANL style fuse holders to protect the 1/0 AWG run to the amplifiers. If you look close, you'll see all kinds of our goodies under the hood. The alternator on the Mustang is a DC Power alternator that I used to develop the installation manual included with DC Power alternators.


The Ford 4.6L SOHC isn't really much to look at. This one has a Vortech @ 9psi, a Snow Performance water / methanol injection kit, Bassani long tube headers and full exhaust, fully upgraded ignition system, etc. I've also upgraded the drive train with a Steeda short throw shifter, McLeod clutch, FRPP aluminum drive shaft and 4.10 gears, 31 spline Strange axles, etc. It makes 430 hp at the flywheel.


For info on our Big 3 Kits, click on the following link: http://www.ceautoelectricsupply.com/big3kits.html


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Was just going to ask if you're scrubbing arm was broke lmao

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Very nice wire up job there brother.

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Was just going to ask if you're scrubbing arm was broke lmao

I've detailed this engine bay so many times. It seriously takes about a 1/2 bottle of simple green. All of the brown dirt sitting everywhere is thanks to the many dust storms we get in the valley. That shit gets into all the nooks and crannies and it's a major job to get it out.

I just swapped the intake manifold on it about two months ago because it was cracked. This is my 2nd time doing this. Let's just say that the manifold is a bad design and leave it at that. You should have seen it before I did that . . . man it was filthy.

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ditto on the 2v intake manifolds being of poor design. I've did several on town cars, 2v pickups, mustangs...

Any particular reason the Vortech kit isn't intercooled? Watermeth kits are really trick though, kinda get that...

Anyway, sweet job snafu. Car stock appearance aswell?

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Wow. 184 posts and I think you're a fucking asshole.

 

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The water / meth is a liquid intercooler. I went that route mainly for space savings. This car has something crammed into nearly every open space. It has a more aggressive tune in the ECU with the water/ meth factored - its about 35hp at the wheels difference. I run around on the street with it in the street tune, which doesn't have the additional timing. When I used to take it to the drag strip, I'd use the more aggressive tune. It went 12.2 @ 113 that way.

Nah, it's hardly stock. I dug up the old thread on the car that Steve posted LONG ago: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/9113-tony-cmustang-with-rockford-systempunch-18s-pics/

It hasn't' changed much with the exception of now having a Double DIN Sony piece.

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Most people look at it and assume they're 15s. If I don't say something, they'll walk away thinking that.

Funny how far the Mustang has come since I bought this one. The 2V modular motor (4.6L SOHC) gets no love now-a-days. It's like the red headed step child of all of the engine platforms Ford used for the Mustang. People love the DOHCs . . . weird. Today, you can buy a new Mustang that makes as much power as mine and has a warranty. You can put it in the 11s with nearly no effort at all. Getting a 4.6L SOHC in the 12s is big money. The Coyote engine is the hottest platform on the planet currently.

Hmmm . . . a Coyote swap would be cool!

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