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PostSubject: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:00 pm

the white 1979 zephyr is coming home in 2 weeks from its resting spot outside of decatur texas.I'm currently doing a finish out on an 1986 stang coupe for a friend that doesnt have time to do it.he has been working 13- 16 hours a day.the labor for getting the coupe going will be paid in full through a trade off with a 1998 gt.2 valve/5 speed/3.27 geared rearend 8.8
My plan is to gut the GT of all running gear and suspension,brakes,fuel system,heater,a/c.Hopefully shouldnt take too long to swap everything( i hope).when the job is done,THE ZEPHYR will be a new daily driver with frosty cold a/c.handling and braking of a new car.the only give away from the outside will be the strangely familiar sound of a mod motors long winded breathing coming from underneath a stock 1979 hood. affraid and the stretched out exhaust note from the rear of the zephyr.I will get plenty of pics when i start.the cleanout of the zephyr wont be fun.there will be a large pile of garbage from inside the car.the other pile will be scrap pile from the original suspension,fuel system,brakes and underneath sheetmetal that will be removed.instead of trying to retrofit the fuel tank to the old car;im gonna cut out the trunk floor from both cars and swap in the new to old.the easiest swap should be the hydraboost system.

It will be the beginning of the redo for my current daily.an ex-dps chase car.an SSP COUPE used by the great state of texas to plunder your wallets of much needed state dollars.the eventual plan is to repaint,new carpet,headliner and replace the seats with the cobra leather seats that once resided in there.

what do you guys think?sound like a plan?
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:18 am

Why don't you save yourself a headache and clean all of the trash out of the car at the junkyard?
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:47 am

that sounds like a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:01 pm

Great plan overall, only thing I'd do is the PI head swap, as the '96-'98 2V mod was a real dog.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:47 pm

^X2... Sounds sick man, Eventually I want a carbed 4.6 in my Wagon Very Happy


Make sure to take and post lotsa pics!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:59 am

sound great. i took the complete drive train out a wreaked 1995 mustang cobra and installed in my 1980 fairmont wagon.. it was a blast to drive. sure miss that parts chase.
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PostSubject: Re: 79 mercury zephyr+98 gt?   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:47 pm

i have determined that im not going to have the extra time to do this swap/im still getting the 98 gt for the work done.its getting put away til whenever.the zephyr is a huge want.im gonna finish the mont how i want and thats gonna take a lot of money to make that happen.its about to get minitubbed,coilovers on all fours and tubular a arms.a new stage 2 trick flow cam is finding its way into the engine along with a new high flow low pressure oil pump.im desperately seeking 6 second 1/8th mile passes.the wheels up launches are only going to be longer as it gets faster.
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