Mustang floor pan

Pulled up the carpet the other day on the passenger side to notice that the area where the rear of the seat mounts is rusted through. Also, there’s a very clean cut/rip on the drivers side right next to the trans tunnel. Looks like I’ll be trying to repair this.

Took out all of the carpet. It smelled like stagnant water and mildew. Really should have used gloves and a respirator.. oh well.

Time to replace it all.

ugh.

Passenger side floor pan.
Drivers side floor pan.

Mustang build

As some of you know, I purchased a 1990 Mustang LX a while back. It was NOT as advertised by any means. The first thing I wanted to do after driving it around some was check out the engine. We pulled the pro products upper intake manifold off and there was a TON of aluminum shavings inside of it. Then we pulled the lower off and noticed it had solid (flat tappet) lifters. That told me all I needed to know about that engine so I started searching. Ended up buying a TFS 170 headed engine off a guy in Lynchburg, VA. He said it had been freshened up, which seems accurate as all cylinders tested around 145ish. I also ended up buying parts (and a junk car) off a few other people to make sure I had everything needed. We swapped in the new(ish) engine, put another rear end in it with a 4.56 gear, and took it to the track. Continue reading “Mustang build”

Stuff happens.

Well…

I went to Virginia on the 5th of May. I had planned to stay the week. You know, spending some time with the fam, pick up the trailer and the mustang, and come on back here. All was going well until Friday. I’d decided to leave a day early because I didn’t want to drive through Knoxville and Chattanooga with the car and trailer in the middle of the day. So, I changed the plan to leave Friday after dinner with mom. Continue reading “Stuff happens.”