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Old 01-17-2005, 10:26 AM   #101
 
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Hi All,

I NEED SOME TECH HELP!!!

Is the delay function in the Ford WW setup controled by electronics located in the dash board or is it integral to the WW motor itself. The motor that came with the kit has connections for Hi speed, Low speed, +12V and park. Are these the same 5 connections on the 03 Mustang motor?

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Old 01-17-2005, 10:51 AM   #102
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I believe they're controlled by a relay located in the power panel. The switch on the dash provides signal to the relay, and the relay varies the power to the motor. I'd have to check a diagram to be sure though.
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Hi All,

Well I have been working on the windshield wiper setup. The WW kit manufacturer says that the motor is not suitable for location in the engine bay due to temp limitations. They recommend that the motor be located inside the passenger compartment. In order to find a suitable interior location for the WW motor I needed to position the dash.

To position the dash I needed to trim back the dash pad (about 2") at the point where it wraps around the windshield pillars. I still need to trim back about another 1/2" for a perfect fit, but I will wait on that until I am ready to actually install the sucker.

After positioning the dash, I was at a loss as to where to mount the WW motor. I am going to loose the entire dash between the defroster ducts and the windshield. In fact, I am going to have to modify the defroster ducts a bit if I want them to fit at all.

I scratched my head for a bit until I called my brother Wayne over for advice. After looking around a bit, he said lets mount the motor in the wheel well. There is plenty of room in the passenger side wheel well where the shock tower used to be. And, the installation will be pretty straight forward. Wayne said that we just have to be careful to make sure that the wheel clears the assembly when turned full right.

Oh well… The coffee is ready, people are starting to show up at work, time to get to it.

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Hi All,

Well here is the WW installed in the cowl. I have bonded the aftermarket WW trans inside the original 65 WW castings. I then bonded the entire ass'y to the cowl. I used a special panel bonding adhesive designed to bond body panels together. Hope I did not make any mistakes along the way because this sucker is never coming apart, which is probably a good thing. I am going to have to weld the cowl in place, after which I think I will have a slight accessibility issue.



I am locating the drive inside the driver’s side fender. I will not complete the installation until I can check out the aftermarket motor's electrical functions. I just need to find someone with a newer Mustang that I can use to check motor functions.

Any volunteers???



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PS: I can see why some people choose to just eliminate the WW ass'y. I have spent about a week researching calculating and installing this setup. I will be real happy when it is complete, but getting this far has been a tough row-to-hoe. Thanks to all who helped with the component selection and installation tips. I never would have been able to get this figured out without your help.
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Hi All,

I just got a delivery on a set of fender flares. I clamped one on the passenger side quarter and thought I would get your opinion. They cover up the wheel by about 1/4" at the top. They have the flat area at the outside of the lip that I wanted. With just a little work, I think these will work out great.

I know that it is hard to see due to the quality of the photo, but trust me, these are just what I was looking for.

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I like them.

I would bring my car over to check the wiring but it is in storage.

Looking good.
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Hi All,

Well this weekend was not as productive as I would have liked (1/2 day Sat due to snow and decided that we needed some down time and did not work Sun), but we did make some progress none-the-less.

Wayne installed the 65 rear bumper struct braces and fabricated a flanged open channel to tie this piece to the 03 Cobra frame rails. So now the 65 bumper mounting brackets tie directly to the frame rails, just like a real car.

Also, Wayne finished up all the spot welds on the rear sheet metal. Wayne had everything on the rear fit up last weekend with spot welds to hold the panels in place. Now the wheel housings, quarter panels and rear tail light panel are welded complete. Also, he spent a lot of time fine tuning the trunk gaps.

Here are some photos of the frame rail / bumper brackets and the trunk gaps. Note the trunk floor extension panel and the trunk latch mounting bracket ready for installation.

Time to get to work.

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Hi All,

Today I have been working on finishing the cowl area.

I have finished welding all pinholes and unused spot weld holes. I have ground all the welds, sanded the area with 180, scrubbed the entire area with a red Scotch Bright pad, wiped the area down with pre-cleaner, primed the area with self etching primmer and sealed the seams with seam sealer.

Everything looks so much better when primed, dosn't it? Almost like we know what we are doing. :-)

After lunch I will be painting the area black. We don't want to look through those pesky vents and see a bunch-o-crap do we???

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I wish that I lived closer
Is the shop open on Saturday at all?
I would really love to come and see this car
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Is the shop open on Saturday at all?
I would really love to come and see this car
Hi CS,

Yes we are typically open on Sat. Usually open by 8 and I am here till at least 11.

Jive us a call to make sure we are here and come on by. We would love to show you the car.

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I will try and head out there one Saturday (I will call first)
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We should get a GTG to go see the car. I would I saw the car once so far in November but I would like to go again.

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We should get a GTG to go see the car. I would I saw the car once so far in November but I would like to go again.

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Hi Jeff,

A GTG would be great. If you could take the bull-by-the-horns on this one and set it up I would be very greatfull. We can go for a nice cruse when the car is finished. Unfortunatly, you will have to drive. :-)

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When is best for you? I can set up a post once you give me a date and round up some bodies. Weekends tend to be the most popular for GTG's.

Maybe after the GTG we can all go to dinner, drinks, pool, or darts in the area.

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A GTG would be great. If you could take the bull-by-the-horns on this one and set it up I would be very greatfull. We can go for a nice cruse when the car is finished. Unfortunatly, you will have to drive. :-)

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Hi All,

I just finished painting the inner cowl black. I have mocked up the installation of the cowl and the windshield to check the conture of the cowl where it meets the window.

In the photo you can see the WW cable exiting the side of the cowl and running down to the inner fender area. I need to mount the motor, trim and attach the cable assy and then cut the internal threaded sleave to the proper length.

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When is best for you? I can set up a post once you give me a date and round up some bodies. Weekends tend to be the most popular for GTG's.

Maybe after the GTG we can all go to dinner, drinks, pool, or darts in the area.

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Hi Jeff,

How about if we try and schedule something around the time we get the car all in primer. I would like everyones opinion as to the quality of work on the expossed chassis. I am guessing right around the end of Feb.

Why don't we shoot for the Sat Feb 26th. That gives me a month to get this beast in primer.

I will keep everyone up to date and we can schedule something when we are a bit closser to the actuall date.

$H!T!!!! that just gives me a month to get this thing ready for inspection. I better get jumping. I've been dragging my butt latly. Lets put this project into overdrive.

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This is an even better plan
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Hi All,

I am concentrating on finishing up all the welding so that I can get the chassis off to the media blaster. One of the things that needed to be finished was the side brackets for the dash.

In order to make sure that the brackets are located properly, I had to mock up the interior. I installed the firewall padding, the heater/AC, the dash, the carpet, the center console and the seats.

Pretty cool :band:

I found that I have to both raise and rotate the dash forward on the drivers side. I also have to trim the side mounting brackets for proper fit before welding them in place.

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Cool - just keep me posted on when you want us to come out and Susie and I will hook it up. We only need about 1 week notice to get the word out.


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How about if we try and schedule something around the time we get the car all in primer. I would like everyones opinion as to the quality of work on the expossed chassis. I am guessing right around the end of Feb.

Why don't we shoot for the Sat Feb 26th. That gives me a month to get this beast in primer.

I will keep everyone up to date and we can schedule something when we are a bit closser to the actuall date.

$H!T!!!! that just gives me a month to get this thing ready for inspection. I better get jumping. I've been dragging my butt latly. Lets put this project into overdrive.

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Hi All,

Sorry I haven't posted any photos lately, but I am working on stuff that does not have much "visual" impact. Locating brackets for the break lines, cruise control, horn, electrical harnesses, dash board, etc...

The only thing of a visual nature will be the extended steering linkage. We have sectioned the factory unit. We have ordered a length of 3/4" diameter cold rolled steel, a 3/4" U joint and a 3/4" stamped steel, static aligning, pillow block bearing. I will take some more photos after I get that welded and fit up.

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We understand completely it is a Huge undertaking...
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Hi All,

Here is the modified steering linkage. Note that we had to cope the MM for clearance. We currently have the assy shimmed to keep the shaft extension parallel with the frame rail. We can remove a shim or two if we need more exhaust manifold clearance when we fit the engine.

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Hi All,

This weekend we continued to work the body.

We modified the trunk openings inner lip (to accept the 03 trunk gasket). This should give us a much better seal than the 65 gasket on the trunk lid.

We worked on modifying the front fenders to accept the Cobra 17x9's. We cut away just enough material to fit the 65 fenders around the tires. We fit up the fenders and mocked up the flares to give us an idea as to how they are going to fit.

After we got them close to where they will end up (we want the top of the wheel openings to be at the same height (26"), we stood back and looked at the car. Even though we still have a ways to go, we got a glimpse of what the finished product will be.

If you look at the close-up of the front fender, you can see how the flare fits up. You will also notice that the flare stands away from the fender at the "side scallops". We kind of like this look and are thinking of leaving the area open to the fender to act as a functioning extractor. What do you think???

Anyway... Today I will be working on fabricating the upper engine bay aprons. Also, Wayne wants to set up the measuring system again and check the major dim's before I fit these pieces in place. Once I weld up the cowl and front aprons there is no more tweaking, so everything best be fit up just so.

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