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Old 3/3/15, 05:56 PM
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Buddy, the V6 Mustang build thread

To do list:

Purchase MMD or equivalent bonnet strut kit (thinking Roush?) - DONE
lower the car by 1" - SAVING FOR
tint the windows - SAVING FOR
replace floor mats - SAVING FOR
do AM handling bolt on package - SAVING FOR
Purchase 13+ style tails for Buddy - SAVING FOR
CAI install - DONE
Purchase clutch extension from AM and review it - DONE
do AM performance/power bolt on package - IN PROGRESS
Complete 75,000 Mile check per Ford shop/service Manuel
clean up the interior - DONE
air filter snorkel mod - DONE
install LED compatible flasher - DONE
install turn signal LEDs - DONE
Convert interior to LED - DONE
Replace interior dome lamp (purchase from AM?) - RESEARCHING
clean up the interior - DONE
install new air filter DONE
[color]clean up the interior - DONE
clean up the interior - DONE
shift handle install - DONE
get my hands on parts to review - IN PROGRESS
Enjoy the car - IN PROGRESS



Shop/service guide for 75,000 Mile

120,000 Km (75,000 Miles)
􀁺 Change engine oil and install a new oil filter.
􀁺 Inspect automatic transmission fluid level using dipstick. (Standard trans on my car)
􀁺 Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, brake lines, hoses and parking brake system.
􀁺 Inspect wheel ends for end play and noise.
􀁺 Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
􀁺 Inspect steering linkage, suspension and (if equipped) driveshaft and ball joints.
􀁺 Rotate tires and inspect for wear.
􀁺 Install a new cabin air filter.
􀁺 Drain coalescent fuel filter and replace filter (NGV).
􀁺 Change green engine coolant, if equipped.


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well here is the build thread to chronicle the journey of Buddy going from a stock plain Mustang to something that I will love and forever enjoy!! Figured it is time I would toss a thread up of some juicy Mustang p0rn

anyways I haven't done a lot to it yet but already have a bit planed for it, starting to plan the list for it, and first planned mod is a steering wheel upgrade (going to try to swap from the current wheel and swap in a 2005 + wheel)

I also have plans to lower it a small bit (no more then 1.5" and to swap out the K-member then swap out the camber plates and add a strut bar and maybe a few other things...anyways here is a few pics of the car so far, at the moment its in the shop getting a few minor issues resolved that were found at time of purchase

anyways here are the pics as it stood before the mod, when I get it home Ill be sure to snap a pic or two when im not driving and its safe in the driveway (working on clearing out the garage to put the stang in it!


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here is the first mod I did for it, even before I took it off the dealer lot!

Well here is a pic of the first mod I did of the shift handle, it was intended for an auto trans but meh

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here is the car in the drive way with my truck on the day we brought it home!
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here is the car just before washing to get the salt and crap off it!

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at this time i am hoping to find a short shift handle soon with a shift **** to add on also, does anyone have and suggestions?

Im looking either at Americanmussle.com or http://www.mgwltd.com/ (i think thats the name, need to get on my other computer and look it up)

oh and also confirmed that my Stang has at least 5 months of valid rego for the state of PA (YAY) left, even though I don't need it I figure that will be a good thing for state emissions LOL!!!!


anyways hope you guys enjoy this thread!!!!

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Old 3/4/15, 11:52 AM
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Nice Color, What is it called? I have Ruby Red and love it. It looks a lot like yours.

The Mod Bug has begun. There is several dealers on here that will give a forum discount.
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its the maroon colour, code is G2 and yes it has!!

also hoping one of them might see my thread and maybe guide me in the process or help me come up with a good build list, I know they have posted in other threads before, perhaps I should message one and talk to them and have them look over my build thread and all that?

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well got the Mustang back from the shop and it feels so much better and feels a bit more peppier as well now that the exhaust leak is resolved and i can drive it with out concern that im going to get gassed out of my own car!!

sadly the snow (white rain) is back so I didn't have time to prep the garage again and all that jaz, so I did the next best thing (and don't laugh at it, I know its tacky looking but it works...and the nice part is all I do is peel off a layer and the snow is removed, no more scraping the windows....


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this picture was taken 5 minutes after we wraped the mustang....

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well went out to the car today (morning) and removed the snow off it and warmed it up some, also disabled the belt minder (finally peace and quiet if i just want to sit in it and do some work and go no where...) course ford I wish would have made it simpler but meh its off, I never relised one could be made so annoying!!!!!


anyways installed a LED bulb only to find out all but two LEDs are bunt out...not sure if thats due to it being removed or me putting it in while the door was open...but its china made and I had it for over 5 years so I suppose its time to replace it...oh well now only if i could just find the rest of those bulbs....

determined the interior lamp will need replacement as the little grabber arm thing for the festoon bulb appears to be loose (i can move it easy as if its been over stressed n its life) but thats going to be an easy fix, just need to go to a salvage yard and grab the base unit and swap it out.

on good news the issues are officially fixed, and the stang is sounding so much better!!!

also thinking of purchasing either a strut bar or a Kmember, not sure what I want to do yet, may start easy, but as for the K members Im looking at two from Steeda and can't tell what the differences are other then price and that one is tubular and the other I guess is not....
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well now that the snow is stopped and the car is unwrapped, I am beginning the slow process of shoveling the driveway out, and also finishing the garage clean out so I can put the stang back into hiding, also found a new website of a company called Extreme Power House (http://www.x-ph.com/) and already looking to see what they have to offer to further my build!!! (this is all I really needed LOL!!!)

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well just went out side and did the wiper mod which can be found HERE and next on the list I am thinking is the leg room mod and going to follow that up with the Air silencer delete and for now may either do a 3.8L performance air intake install or a CAI, havent decided which route im going just yet on that!!


anyways thoughts? tips or suggestions?

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Well found this little gem today, and figured I would pick it up as I been looking for a comfortable pistol grip style shifter and this works very nicely, also compaired to the other one I had attempted to use this fits much better and didn't seem as chitty when it comes to fitment or how it holds on, and partly didn't want to wait to have something delivered off of evilbay, also figured its better then the chitty ones out there and an improvement over stock and it doesnt look at all chitty compaired to some other styles I saw, one down side is that it looks like I may need to hammer (lightly of course) the plastic adapter down more as its still sits up higher then I really want it to, but meh enjoy

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well I ordered a new air filter for Buddy (the Mustang) so I am hoping it will be here by the end of the week, I ordered the AmsOil (which I am one of there preferred dealer/customers for) EA filter the EAA289, so once the existing airfilter gets to the change out point I will be changing that out with this one, and at the same time doing the silencer delete!
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well I was bored so I figured since the other half was at work I would do something to keep my self busy and did the air snorkel mod, but here is where things got different, I did a slight mod to the mod, I figured why not, the goal with this mod is to do the same as the is intended to get more air into the filter box but minimize the chance of dirt getting into things (yes I know the filter is there to prevent dirt from getting into the engine, but this is intended to minimize the amount of dirt that might get kicked up from getting into the filter therefore extending the time between filter changes (hopefully)


anyways here are the pictures, which will be pretty explanatory of the process, tools you need are a set of scissors (I used open alls) and an 8mm socket with extender on it

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here is the air filter as the current time (I believe the dealer replaced it before I purchased the car but meh)
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here are the mods I did to the snorkel, again its intended to widen the opening and still keep the filter covered adequately
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the filter from inside the hole with the modified snorkel on
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air box installed with mod done
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hope you guys like and please comment and let me know what your thoughts are!

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well its official, Buddy now has a house to live in, well the garage, at least!!! spent the entire day (started at 7:30AM) and went untill (8:30 PM) and just cleaned the garage, its not perfict and I still have another half days worth of work to do but the worst of it is finished and cleaned out and on its way either to the recycle centere or the dump...

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I can finially have a place to work on my car even if its raining, now I just need to coordinate some parts delivery from a few companies out there and begin a build with actual parts!!!

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up dated first post with build list of things I want to try and do!!!
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Nothing like doing mods that are free and helps with airflow.
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I agree, and I even updated the first post with my to do list
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Well my package came today (yay) so now not only can I be a dealer for Amsoil but I got some blue goodness for the mustang!!!!

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It will be going in when it is time to change the filter out at next oil change! Yes I really love these filters, I have one in my 1995 F150 and I have yet to need to clean it, and yes I do check it ever 5K miles, and it still looks like its new out of the box!!

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well just went out side and did the wiper mod which can be found HERE and next on the list I am thinking is the leg room mod and going to follow that up with the Air silencer delete and for now may either do a 3.8L performance air intake install or a CAI, havent decided which route im going just yet on that!! anyways thoughts? tips or suggestions?
Your stang looks great! I have the same year, model and color! Unfortunately with a few hit and runs with no cameras around mine doesn't look as nice anymore
I go a cold air intake from American muscle for $60. I think it's looks good and really makes for a nice look under the hood. My only other mods were Mac LT headers, o/r h pipe and slp exhaust. After about 8 years of having the slps though they've gotten pretty banged up and one of my resonators busted and I have a couple other exhaust leaks so I'm going to take my stock catback from my Mach 1 and put it on 1 to quiet it down some(because although I think it sounds good for a v6 when the exhaust isn't broken, I like the sound of my Mach 1 better lol) and 2 since I have the Mach and my sixxer is getting higher in the mileage and I don't have money to spend on it I think the Mach exhaust should make a pretty good sound on it. But I'm hoping to keep driving it for a long time, it's been pretty bulletproof so far and I'm almost to 170k miles!
Good luck on everything you decide to do with yours! I'm interested to see how that 05 steering wheel turns out!
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Thanks! I just hope I can find a wheel for low cost (trying to keep on a budget while im out of a job) but im determined to see if it can work...(dont see why it wouldn't)

anyways some parts *Should* start showing up in the next day or so, possibly today!
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Looking good here Jim! Definitely sounds like you know where you want to go with this as well and you've got your work cut out for you - Let me know how I can help out along the way, I'm always around for an unbiased opinion if need be!

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well Alex, if you happen to have a spare wheel for a 2005+ mustang laying around (black preferred but any colour will suffice) could you kindly send it my way?? also do you guys even sell such a thing or is this something ill need to go pull a part on or DUN DUN DUNNNN the Dealership?

aside from that I want to make it a sleeper build so people think its just an unassumeing Mustang with a V6 in it but when the throttle goes open they (as best as possible) get the feel as if its a V8 under the hood...

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Well just installed LED in my Mustang and grabbed a LED compatible flasher and BAM I got me some nice flashing LEDs that properly pictures to come shortly!!!

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here is my golden retriever waiting to go on a ride in the new Mustang
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a video of the bulbs, sorry its not the best but I hope it shows off the work!

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