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Update on Big ants old Red SE. pics
#1
I parted it out..............................................................The End.




NAH! It's alive and well and undergoing a makeover. To bring some folks up to speed, this is the car Big Ant sold last month with the 5-speed conversion, trick flow heads, etc. When Ant put it up for sale, I didn't have the money to buy it. Luckily for me, MikeJ bought it and he only lives an hour from me. Mike decided the car wasn't for him and since he knew I liked it, he offered it to me for the same price he paid for it. (Big thanks to Mike for that) . Once again, luck was on my side because the same day Mike offered me the car, I made a deal with a guy to buy my LT1 firebird. I THOUGHT I was going to have some money in my pocket but the Lincoln gods wouldn't allow it! I couldn't let the red car slip away again, so i bought it from Mike. I have to fix a few minor odds and ends that Ant described in his ad, but i also wanted to make the car look a bit better too. The clearcoat was completely sun beaten on the top of the car, but the sides were still shiny. I only have a Tent-garage to keep the car in so I didn't want to go crazy with a real nice paint job on the car. I mainly want this car to just be its bad-ass street/strip self. So I decided to paint the top of the car in satin black. This week I sanded down the entire top of the car (real fun job) , masked it last night , then shot it in primer early this morning. The area you see in primer is going to be shot with the satin black paint. (30% gloss) The paint I'm going to be using is an acrylic urethane called "Hot Rod Flatz". Most of the trim on this car came from the factory with a satin black finish and the Bullitt wheels have Black spokes with a polished lip. I figure the satin black top will tie it all in and give it a bit of a sinister look. Most likely, after I wet sand the primer, I'll turn my attention to the engine compartment next. I want to shoot that with my small touch up gun, then I'll shoot the outside , probably early next week. After that, I'll repaint the front and rear bumper areas in the factory red paint with black rub strips. Here are a couple pics of the progres so far. I'll keep updating as I move along.
Roy.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

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1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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#2
Here are a couple more of it after I untaped it.

Specs on the car taken from ants ad:
" This car has 302 .030" over TRW/SpeedPro Forged Pistons.Stock Rods that have been Shot Peened and all weighed and grahmed within a few thousandths of each other as well as new L2000 ARP 3/8" Rod Bolts.Stock Crank that has been Micro Polished,Chamfered oil holes,Magnafluxed.Block has been 0.0" Decked,Lined Bored, Cylinder Holes have been bored and honed with a Torque Plate,Block has been tested for crackes or damages.All Rotating Assembly was Blueprinted & Balanced,has a Romac SFI Approved Balancer.Main stud Girdle as well.TFS Twisted Wedge heads that have been ported and polished. Airflow numbers are (intake 282)(Exhaust 238).Reason why the exhaust numbers are quite high is because the customer wanted to use Nitrous on this engine but he didnt have this engine long enough, the engine only has 1000-1250 miles.The Camshaft in this engine is the Trick flow stage II with Comp pro Magnum 1.6 Roller Rockers ,One Piece Moly Push rods,Custom polished Tall valve Covers.The Lower Intake on this car is a Fully ported Cobra Intake that has been Extruded Hone to match the Cylinder head flow.The Upper Intake is a Explorer(Improved Cobra) Intake all of which has been Powdercoated all Anodized Red.70 MM Pofessional Products Fully Show polished Throttle Body .Ford 24LB Injectors. Ford A-9L Computer converted to mass air, Pro-M 75mm Bullet Mass Air(Black Composite).MAC 1 3/4" Long Tube Headers,Custom Advanced Racing Concepts X-Pipe,(Customer ordered) Summit Racing Mufflers with Dumps.The Suspension is all QA1 Tubular front with Coil overs and Steeda Caster Camber Plates.(There is NO AIR SUSPENSION IN THIS CAR).Custom lenghted Lower Adjustable Tubular Control Arms. Ford Motorsport 3.73 gears.AOD has been upgraded with a TransGo Shift Kit and 2400 Stall RPM Royal Convertor.

since then i have converted it to a 5 speed with a king cobra clutch and added an aluminum radiator as well."

I can't wait to finish it and go out and have some fun with it. Smile
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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#3
Damn, lucky you, I was next on the list to get the car when Ant was selling it. Good luck with it.
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#4
is this franks old red se?
1991 black special edition typhoon intake and y303 heads crane cam, turbo coupe swaybar with addco rear bar. Kyb's all the way around. cold air intake offroad Hpipe and flowmaster with stainless tips. 3:73 gears with mac diff cover. thanks to lscSS and old school , and mike J for making my se dreams come true:cheers: 1990 Red Special edition now my backup funcar . silver one gone to new home so now the FUN begins:naughty:
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#5
That thing is gonna look MEAN!
Have you thought at all about painting the raised section of the hood(only) in a gloss black.
(That would look pretty sharp,IMO)

Good luck, ...and keep those progress pics coming. Smile
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#6
Thanks guys. I'll keep the pics coming as I make progress.
Nick, it would have went to a good home if you had gotten it too. I'm really psyched to have this car. There is no way I would have enough time or money to build a car equivalent to this from scratch. With this car, I hope to begin enjoying driving it in a few weeks and still continue to make more improvements as time and money allow.
Chestnut, I'm not sure if Frank owned this car before Ant. I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
95pres, If I had a real garage to keep the car in I probably would have put some kind of nice, shiny paint job on the whole car, maybe even in the original garnet red. I figure the satin black will give it a "tough" look and also be "wash and go". If I painted the hood shiny black that will be one more panel I'd have to keep polished. Wink LOL.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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I went to DMV today and registered the Red car. My @$$ is still sore from the insane fees they charge now. I only rode in the car once while Mike had it and I didn't even want to drive it around my neighborhood unregistered due to the attention the exhaust will attract. So I took it for its first, brief test drive today. It's definitely an animal. I mean that in the best way. LOL. My head is still rattling from the exhaust note. LOL. Right now it has those straight-thru Race bullets on it that end under the car. I have a 3" (or 3.5, i can't remember which) set of flowmasters sitting in my shed with pipes that should exit in front of the rear wheels. I might give them a try to see how they sound. I don't really want the car quiet because it sounds so Bad ass. I just wanna get SOME of the sound outside the car. I took a couple side shots of the car when I got back to the house. I just pulled it inside the garage and I'm going to prep the engine compartment for paint now.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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Quote:is this franks old red se?

nah franks car wound up between corpus christi and san antonio. the second owner after frank had it for sale on some highway about a year ago. still had the cowl hood, but was indire need of help.
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Quote:I went to DMV today and registered the Red car. My @$$ is still sore from the insane fees they charge now. I only rode in the car once while Mike had it and I didn't even want to drive it around my neighborhood unregistered due to the attention the exhaust will attract. So I took it for its first, brief test drive today. It's definitely an animal. I mean that in the best way. LOL. My head is still rattling from the exhaust note. LOL. Right now it has those straight-thru Race bullets on it that end under the car. I have a 3" (or 3.5, i can't remember which) set of flowmasters sitting in my shed with pipes that should exit in front of the rear wheels. I might give them a try to see how they sound. I don't really want the car quiet because it sounds so Bad ass. I just wanna get SOME of the sound outside the car. I took a couple side shots of the car when I got back to the house. I just pulled it inside the garage and I'm going to prep the engine compartment for paint now.

looks good revon. why not match the upper trim to the new color? then break the red and new color up with a black pin strip going around.
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Quote:looks good revon. why not match the upper trim to the new color? then break the red and new color up with a black pin strip going around.

Actually, I plan on doing exactly that. :cheers:

I just finished shooting the engine compartment. I won't be doing the actual "detailing" of the engine until I'm done shooting the exterior, hopefully next monday or tuesday. I try to limit my painting to when the neighbors are most likely to be at work to avoid unwanted attention. In the meantime I'll probably install some interior trim that needs to go back into the car.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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