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BUILD Termi-Fux's '91 Calypso Mustang 5.OH LX Hatch

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Thanks Drew! I'm not the speediest on projects of my own cause I'm so anal. I spent way too long last night researching to find an OEM Ford rubber grommet to plug the firewall hole for the speedo since it'll be GPS based. I found it though 🤣

This is part of the reason my '94 cobra isnt done, want to make sure i get every part i want to do it right the first time. A lot of it is just the small stuff, or misc items like your grommet. Its that stuff that makes a difference though.
 
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This is part of the reason my '94 cobra isnt done, want to make sure i get every part i want to do it right the first time. A lot of it is just the small stuff, or misc items like your grommet. Its that stuff that makes a difference though.
Your Shelby is awesome but get going on the Cobra!

It's kinda sickening how much money I have in little parts and pieces. But it's my forever car. If I'm happy with it in the long term that's all I care about. It's getting all SS brake lines. Did it need them? No, but it's apart and SS is sick lol
 

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Your Shelby is awesome but get going on the Cobra!

It's kinda sickening how much money I have in little parts and pieces. But it's my forever car. If I'm happy with it in the long term that's all I care about. It's getting all SS brake lines. Did it need them? No, but it's apart and SS is sick lol

Thank you, but I gotta get the GT350 back up and running now too 😅, i cant leave things alone and enjoy them. I did some more ceramic coating on the hotside, gotta install a clutch slipper, then got a Fore twin pump to finish off my fuel, but sold it and going triple. Im gonna break the stock motor record, then back it down. Its a Disease, i swear lol. Ill be back on the cobra hopefully by June, and can start trying to get the motor and motor plate setup situated, so i can smooth the engine bay, tube the front and do the torque boxes. Car is going to paint after that. All the small stuff adds up really quick, not many realize it till the bill hits. I just sent out two decent size quotes yesterday on some fox bodies. I told the guys where they would be at roughly and they thought i was nuts. Broke everything down, so they could see i wasnt kidding. Parts prices are getting crazy too. Ive watched some parts double within a two year time.
 

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Thank you, but I gotta get the GT350 back up and running now too 😅, i cant leave things alone and enjoy them. I did some more ceramic coating on the hotside, gotta install a clutch slipper, then got a Fore twin pump to finish off my fuel, but sold it and going triple. Im gonna break the stock motor record, then back it down. Its a Disease, i swear lol. Ill be back on the cobra hopefully by June, and can start trying to get the motor and motor plate setup situated, so i can smooth the engine bay, tube the front and do the torque boxes. Car is going to paint after that. All the small stuff adds up really quick, not many realize it till the bill hits. I just sent out two decent size quotes yesterday on some fox bodies. I told the guys where they would be at roughly and they thought i was nuts. Broke everything down, so they could see i wasnt kidding. Parts prices are getting crazy too. Ive watched some parts double within a two year time.
You're spot on about parts pricing. If you want to have a heart attack, go on summit racing and look up the cost of Weld Draglites in 15x10 6.5 backspace. They are $400 per wheel now. A few years ago I bought a brand new pair for around $225 per wheel if I remember correctly.
 
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You're spot on about parts pricing. If you want to have a heart attack, go on summit racing and look up the cost of Weld Draglites in 15x10 6.5 backspace. They are $400 per wheel now. A few years ago I bought a brand new pair for around $225 per wheel if I remember correctly.
Didn't Weld buy CCW? They're proud of their shit that's for sure. I think to get 18" classics made now are like $1,500 a wheel. Um no
 

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You're spot on about parts pricing. If you want to have a heart attack, go on summit racing and look up the cost of Weld Draglites in 15x10 6.5 backspace. They are $400 per wheel now. A few years ago I bought a brand new pair for around $225 per wheel if I remember correctly.
Yes, Weld is one of the companies who's prices have went up significantly over the last two years. Thankfully i ordered my Welds for my Cobra before the first big bump, and they've done another since that one too.

Didn't Weld buy CCW? They're proud of their shit that's for sure. I think to get 18" classics made now are like $1,500 a wheel. Um no

Yes, CCW, forgstar, Momo, and weld are a few now all in one company
 

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01bluesnake 01bluesnake it worked 😎 bye speedo hole. Also I'll note. I try to avoid any car dealers. And usually buy my oem parts from some online dealer if they have it. The worst was my local Hyundai dealer when I needed a battery for my car. He says "go to Gerald we don't stock batteries often..." A functioning dealer with a service department doesn't stock batteries... ok fuck you. I digress. Every place I found wanted $10 for shipping or more for these weightless plugs. I went to Ford's own parts site. Best price I found and they shipped them next day air for free 😂 For the Ford weirdos in here if you need parts go there. https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us

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01bluesnake 01bluesnake it worked 😎 bye speedo hole. Also I'll note. I try to avoid any car dealers. And usually buy my oem parts from some online dealer if they have it. The worst was my local Hyundai dealer when I needed a battery for my car. He says "go to Gerald we don't stock batteries often..." A functioning dealer with a service department doesn't stock batteries... ok fuck you. I digress. Every place I found wanted $10 for shipping or more for these weightless plugs. I went to Ford's own parts site. Best price I found and they shipped them next day air for free 😂 For the Ford weirdos in here if you need parts go there. https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us

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Looks good. Yup, shipping on small parts can get ridiculous. I cant say ive ordered direct from them, but will have to check them out. I have an account with a local ford dealer, which is usually the route i take.
 
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Sunday Spaghetti. I've read enough about people having issues after installing the Holley EFI with idle issues (hunting/surging) with these cars. I had enough of those issues with the stock computer. Hence one of the reasons I wanted to go standalone. The stock IAC is antiquated junk two wire. Common swaps are GM or Mopar style IAC's with adapters. Meh, I found some dude on YouTube that did this swap on his car. It uses a Ford Fiesta IAC four wire and bolts right onto the throttle body like stock. I'll take it. I'll be looking forward to a rock solid idle "I hope".

My tech support and biggest help on my car is P PJx5x as he's a lot smarter than me. I told him about this swap and he had the exact Holley wiring for IAC with pins, IAC side plug with terminals I needed. He figured out the pins for the Holley connector plug immediately 🙌 I owe him Chipotle 🌯

Today I tore into the harness. I didn't want to make a separate harness for the new IAC wiring and wanted to remove the old IAC wiring so that's what I did and it's loomed in like "factory" Whoever is wrapping the Holley harnesses leaves a lot to be desired imo so I cleaned it up more as well. I've de-pinned the smaller plugs to shrink wrap the tech-flex ends instead of using tape. I also wired in the TPS using the GM style plug included. One day I'll actually get this harness and EFI in. I've only had it two years now 🫣

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Very gracious but that sounds like racecar stuff! PJ could probably use it 🤷 I just plan on running the harness through the factory firewall hole. But thank you.
 

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Hmmm that's pretty slick. May have to go that route as I have this and was probably gonna have to cut out the whole center to get the plugs through...

 

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I closed off that hole and ran the wiring through the firewall behind the intake. Way cleaner IMO
Nah, maybe for your race cur. Wiring needs to go through factory hole. Under carpet to Holley under passenger seat. I don't need wiring going through the center of the firewall. I don't have a gutted car with the ecu under the dash.
 
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I has this, fits good.
 
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Haven't really touched this POS in awhile as I've been busy. P PJx5x finally convinced me to install a TV in my garage so I can watch my beloved White Sox lose every game while I wrench instead of the comfort of my couch. Definitely a nice garage upgrade despite the abysmal Sux. Anyway I put my headers back on. Ford Motorsport ceramic shorty's I've had on the car for 20 years now. Closed the gap on the plugs for the Blowie. Anybody that knows when you put headers on these cars the factory dipstick fits like shit. I got this black braided/billet one from Lokar. Fits great! Will match all the black braided fuel hose etc when I plumb it. That's it for now. It's not much but it's honest work.

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