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roccov12345's 98 Mounty Restoration Thread.

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Very impresive work! I haven't checked this thread in a long time. It is nice to see it painted!
 












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are you o.k.
 




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I hope all is well-I was really looking forward to the finish of this project.
 








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Man it is good to hear from you!!!!:thumbsup:

I thought a wheel fell off on you or sumthun
 




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Ok, I'm back. Sorry for disappearing like a ******. NY winter put a hold on the entire project, just too cold to do much work especially without a heated garage. I've been re-thinking some ideas and pondering some new ideas. I'm going to start going at this bitch hard within the next week. New pics to come soon.
 




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P.S. thanks for the concerns, it shows that this board is similar to none! Thanks guys.......
 












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Here's a question, last fall I made the mistake of sawing my CATS off and welding in straight pipes. Well obviously in NY with the new stringent Inspections I have to put them back on. So........ I cut them open, hollowed them out and re-welded shut. Only problem now is I have a mess for an exhaust. I'm seriously thinking about replacing the entire exhaust front to back.

Here's my synopsis:

Torque Monster Headers from the block, new down pipes from A-Zone, weld in the hollowed cats, flow master exhaust, to single outlet underneath the running board of the passenger side using the rectangle tip from a camaro. Should look pretty flush. Anybody know what inlet and outlets I should be using? I guess it really doesn't matter since I can customize to my own specs. I was checking out the flowmaster 40 series muff. I really don't care about the noise, at least it'll sound nice.

Another question.......Has anyone seen a nice set of Ford Racing valve covers around? I need to do some engine clean up.....

Thanks!
 




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We'll after your done practicing on yours, when can we all bring our x's over!! Lol, Momix and you can show us how to do a total makeover. Great thread btw. Keep it going.
 




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Ok finally have some time to get going on this project. I was able to sell my IS300 which is now out of sight, out of mind. One car in the garage with no other complications, maybe, with the exception of the girlfriend. Anyway, few small updates. I started on the motor, got my torque monster headers which I'm looking forward to checking out as soon as I get it back on the road and some other small goodies. I basically want to clean up the engine bay a little bit, it's got about 9 years of dust and grime in there. Few pics.....


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Just a before pic.......
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OK, motor is complete. Nice and clean, did a quick tune up, TQ Headers are in and running nicely, new upper/lower intake manifold gaskets, I had to replace the EGR valve while I was in there because it was rusted solid, newer OEM Valve covers, repainted the intake manifold, throttle body, plenum cover and some other small crap, new pro flow MAF. Let me know what you think......

Before
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During
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Before some new color
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Manifold painted "new ford gray"
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Complete, overall I'm pretty happy
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