Subtle 74 Maverick

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1974
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351 - 8 cylinder
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bronze
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    I started gathering parts, I have used AJE in the past and decided to get their colt 65 kit with fabricated towers. The engine and trans I already have from my old tbird, it's a 351w turbo with a c4 that made 480rwhp on 10psi
    maverick build 007.JPG maverick build 034.JPG
     
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    first, out comes the stock engine and transmission
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    AJE fabricated towers going in, frame rails cleaned up and sprayed in original bronze which I had to sand to dull the finish. maverick build 064.JPG maverick build 067.JPG
     
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    old school gauges maverick build 049.JPG I got off ebay
     
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    I picked up a scratch and dent rad and shaved down a Taurus fan to fit with 1/4" to the crank pulley. I reversed the belt tensioner so I could clear up the ds of the engine bay for my turbo to go. The stock column shiftier is staying, I got the linkage all fit up as well. As you can see the hood will not close so I have ordered a super vic and elbow, hopefully that clears. Running fox spindles and brakes new mc with 5 lug ranger rotors on it, planning on grey torque trust D's.... maverick build 074.JPG maverick build 071.JPG maverick build 076.JPG
     
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    Man, that is one nice setup! Towers look like they came from factory. Is the battery remaining under hood? Is the crossmember specific for Maverick or needs modificaiton?
     
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    I may try and fit a Honda battery under the hood, otherwise it will go in the trunk. The AJE kit is maverick specific, the k member though is the same as the 65 mustang. Either fox or SN95 components have to used including rack and pinion steering.
     
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    You wouldnt happen to have any pics with everything bolted in before you slipped the motor in do you. It does look a lot nicer without as much shock tower but are there any advantages over using the RC 107 kit and completely removing the shocks towers. I imagine cost would be one
     
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    The deciding factor for me on which kit to utilize was preference, cost, and availability. I prefer the mustang fox style suspension and I have never had an issue with AJE as I have used them a few times now. I ended up installing my k-member on the engine while it was on the engine stand, then I lowered the car onto the assembly.
     
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    Wow, not many of us have that capability!!!!! :thumbs2:
     
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    Love sleepers!! will a flat hood still work?
    Looks great.
     
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    Great sleeper you have there, impressive times. My goal to keep the hood stock and flat and here is a pic of my second failed attempt. I have ordered the ultra low elbow and to see how that works out. I am running low valve covers, I suspect the issue I may have is with fuel rail clearance. The big bumper gives lots of room for the intercooler and the grill will fit in stock location as well, its coming along..... 20180117_1747251.jpg
     
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    I milled the intake down to get the hood clearance I needed for my Grabber hood.
     

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    Very nice, looks like you have access to a milling machine. I will test fit the ultra low intake elbow I ordered up and see as I may require some milling as well. My other issue would be clearance to the fuel rail. I may have to cut my fuel rail on both sides of the elbow for clearance and perhaps thread for an fittings and then run flexible fuel line under the elbow. I will follow up when I test fit the new elbow.
     

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