I’m in the final phase of the build, i.e., putting it all back together after paint and final details of interior, new wiring, etc. I expect to be complete by Mid Nov. 2012. So, I’ll share some highlights of the build to date (Oct 9, 2012).
I love doing this so much, I’m taking an early retirement and doing resto mods pretty much full time. Along with the BOSS 529 (70 Mustang) project, I’m doing a frame off restomod to a 68 Corvette 427/4spd/convertible (numbers matching) black/black/black and a 69 Mustang Fastback BOSS 347 restomod. I’ve started my own web site www.classicrestomods.com Come and visit…. thanks Mark
To allow for a vacuum gauge and PCV I had to drill and tap the intake as the QuickFuel 1050 Dominator carb did not have any connections for these functions.
I’m fitting the HydraTech pwr brake, master cylinder, hydraulic clutch master cylinder and proportioning valve.
I've added a front brake line lock and all the brake lines.
Starting at the roof, I'll install hash matting (Dynamat) throughout the car.
I covered all exposed metal surfaces.
Here you can see I install the AC/heater unit
After installing the front end (e.g, rack & pinion, suspension, tie rod ends) I'm doing a rough toe in adjustment measurement.
Here, you'll see a completed rear suspension and a Currie F9 rear end installed.
Both fron and rear have coil shocks and 13" Wilwood disc brakes. The front is 6 piston and the rear is 4 piston.
Here's a good shot of how the rear is all tied together for torque control.
Note how the frame rails are tied together with "X" bracing. Also, I made the 3" stainless exhaust system.
Looking front to back, you can see the Tremec TKO 600 5 spd trans, polished ceramic coated headers, H connector pipe and the bracing system. All the bracing, rear suspension and trans brace are silver powder coated.
Here's a shot of the high torque starter.
I installed a pwr steering cooler (left) and oil cooler (right). In addition to two Canton remote oil filters you'll see below, I installed a Canton oil thermostat that prevent cool oil flowing through the cooler. This way, the oil can reach temp to burn off moisture to remove any water/condensation that may be in the oil.
Here you can see the two oil filters (top right) and the oil thermostat (lower left). I had to make a lot of ss braided hose for oil, gas, AC and water. And if I say so.... I got pretty good at it. The AC lines were the hardest to make.
In this shot you can see the 3 qt AccuSump and electric control valve under it. This system prelubes the engine before starting and then pumps the oil back into the AccuSump. You can read more on the Canton web site.
In this shot, the stainless steel gas tank with an Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and pre filter inside. I'm also preping for a rear battery install and master electric cutoff switch.
Gas Lines (in and out) with 10 micron in-line filter.
Gas lines at the other end... with Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and QuickFuel Dominator 1050 carb.
Wanting to keep the engine bay as "clean" as possible, I ran the AC and heater hoses through the aprons into the wheel wells. In the lower right corner, not the PCS remote pwr steering fluid canister. The large line out feeds the pwr steering pump, and two line in (one from the rack/pinion/oil cooler and one from the HydraTech Brake system
This shot shows the heater and AC lines under the right fender wheel well going through the firewall.
The BOSS 529 engine in it's final resting spot. It's a very tight fit! If you read the previous tread, you know this engine dyno'd at 740 HP and 700 foot pounds of torque.
Up and running. All that's left is charge the AC system.
So, in a few more weeks I’ll be done. The hood scoop is being reworked to lower it by 1.5″. I was able to lower the carb by this amount to allow for this lowing. Note how the air cleaner is just touching the distributor…. so it can’t go any lower. I’ll now focus on finishing the wiring and interior.
Stay tuned…. thanks Mark