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Three color desert would look sick on that mustang.


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now i'm curious. what sort of MPG are you expecting from this and are there certain parts you could buy (since you're doing this from scratch essentially) to help increase the MPG?


Honestly, I'm not sure what kind of MPG it will get. I can tell you it will be crap since it will be a high performance Carbed V8 that will not be driven in a manner focused for economy. It will be getting a whole lot of heavy throttle.


But yes you could get parts to help on gas. Really even on a regular car. A after market exhaust, can help. Along with an intake.
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Well bad news. Someone from another forum brought something to my attention. I spent the day tearing the motor back down and removing the pistons, have to have the connecting rods reconditioned.
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Because we had to press in the studs for the caps on the rods and that process disfigures the hole, so they must be made true and round again.
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LOL, didn't someone say you would probably have to tear down the engine once you got it all together.
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But yes you could get parts to help on gas. Really even on a regular car. A after market exhaust, can help. Along with an intake.


I'm gonna debate that statement. Even if you did see an increase in MPG from the use of an Intake or Exhaust system, your not going to save any money at all.
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But yes you could get parts to help on gas. Really even on a regular car. A after market exhaust, can help. Along with an intake.


I'm gonna debate that statement. Even if you did see an increase in MPG from the use of an Intake or Exhaust system, your not going to save any money at all.
You never know how fast gas prices are going to go up and every mile counts. Anyways you get the cool sound of the intake for the engine department and the nice roar of the exhaust. Isn't that what really matters?

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did you plasitgage the connecting rod bearings and the mains?  such a cheap and easy thing to do and can prevent all that work being ruined by bad clearences.
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We've got pastiguage. We did just end up polishing the crank.
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Originally posted by Gator Taco Gator Taco wrote:

Originally posted by .357 Magnum .357 Magnum wrote:


But yes you could get parts to help on gas. Really even on a regular car. A after market exhaust, can help. Along with an intake.


I'm gonna debate that statement. Even if you did see an increase in MPG from the use of an Intake or Exhaust system, your not going to save any money at all.
You never know how fast gas prices are going to go up and every mile counts. Anyways you get the cool sound of the intake for the engine department and the nice roar of the exhaust. Isn't that what really matters?


The amount of MPG you will gain and money saved will take quite awhile to offset the amout of cash you dropped on the I/E.

Don't put either on to effect gas mileage, its not worth the money.

Now sound/performance gains are different.
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Really your logic is flawed taco, those items will increase MPG, will it pay itself off ? Not quickly, but it still increases MPG.
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Really your logic is flawed taco, those items will increase MPG, will it pay itself off ? Not quickly, but it still increases MPG.


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The amount of MPG you will gain and money saved will take quite awhile to offset the amount of cash you dropped on the I/E.


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Yea but he wasn't really asking about price. He asked if there are parts that can increase fuel efficiency, and there are. One thing I forgot to mention was a programmer, super chip sells one. You plug it into you CPU port and upload programs, they have an economy setting. But it cost about $300 if not more. But you can tune it to different gas octanes or for performance or econ ect.
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Not to mention that it will extend the life of your vehicle if done properly so you don't hydrolock or something.

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Alrighty, got the gas tank in tonight. A little custom fabrication was required.

Brackets we made for the straps.







Made spacers for the inner side,





Tank prior to going in (we did put some padding on it)



Tank installed,











And the filter,




Pretty happy with it. Seems solid.










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Couple things I forgot,

Since the drag strip doesn't allow more than 12" of rubber hose for fuel lines we got this aluminum line,



And we also got a polyurethane transmission mount,




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What else do you have left to go before she's operational? I haven't been keeping up with the project


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Install fuel line, brakes line. Put motor back together (erg) then put the motor and trans in. Not much at all. Oh yea, sway bar end links as well but thats a half hour job tops. Not even that.


Going to put some bondo on the drivers side fender today, I'll get before and after pics.
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So why did you go with a gas tank instead of a fuel cell?
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