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    #1 esacteksab, Jun 1, 2016
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    I purchased this car a little over a year ago. I purposely purchased it to boost it. The original intent was a Whipple, but then wanted to put a turbo in it, but since no kits existed at the time and none exist today that I'm interested in...Whipple it is!

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    I watched a local Whipple car go 140+ and that sold me. I watched it run on a Saturday and I purchased on a Tuesday. Here's what I purchased.


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    Whipple 2.9L Supercharger       W1775FF                 Hypermotive             Whipple
    132MM Throttle body             WTB-1900E-FRD2          Hypermotive             Whipple
    Upgraded  Fans                  WIC-COY-FAN             Hypermotive             Whipple
    Whipple 10-Rib                  WB-COY10-15             Hypermotive             Whipple
    ID1300                          1300.60.14.14B.8        Hypermotive             Injector Dynamics
    FRPP Half Shafts                M-4130-M                Levitown Ford           Ford Racing
    MMR Crank Gear                  NA                      Beefcake Racing         MMR
    GT PP Radiator                  M-8005-M8               Levitown Ford           Ford Racing
    FRPP BIllet Oil Pump            M-6600-50CJ             Levitown Ford           Ford Racing
    ARH Headers                     ARH178-3x3DCUN          Hypermotive             American Racing Headers
    BMR Cradle Lockout              CB005                   Hypermotive             BMR
    BMR Diff Bushings               BK050                   Hypermotive             BMR
    Drive Shaft                     FDSH26-A                Hypermotive             DSS
    UPR Whipple Catch Can           5030-98-1               Hypermotive             UPR
    Boss Timing Chain Tensioners    M-6266-M50B             Levitown Ford           Ford Racing
    BMR Vertical Links              TCA045                  Hypermotive             BMR
    BMR Bearings                    BK055                   Hypermotive             BMR
    Complete Gasket Kit             FR3Z-6079-A             Levitown Ford           Ford
    3.5" 10-Rib Pulley              NA                      Hypermotive             Whipple
    4.0" 10-Rib Pulley              NA                      Hypermotive             Whipple
    Ken B Tune                      NA                      Palm Beach Dyno         Palm Beach Dyno
    Fuel System                     NA                      CJ Motorsports          CJ Motorsports
    
    
    I started tearing the car apart the 22nd. I've been working 0-8 hours per day since taking my time. Here are a few pics http://imgur.com/a/L1mXg

    Fuel system should be here Thursday. 4" Pulley should be here Thursday. I have to go out to town Sunday but ideally I can fire the car Saturday. I think I'm going to fire the car with the factory fuel system to check for leaks and what not. Then pull the blower, swap fuel systems and start the tuning process.

    The crank gear and OPG weren't anywhere near as bad as I thought they'd be. I did re-time incorrectly, but was able to correct it with ease. I wouldn't hesitate to do another set having done one now.

    The Whipple install instructions are nice, but they could be better. There is inconsistency in writing style. Photos often show steps that aren't done yet, but are done in the following steps. Photos may include parts that don't look like the parts in the kit (e.g. black fittings in the photos and bare aluminum fittings in the kit). If you're a monkey see, monkey do kind of person, you're looking at these pictures as more authoritative and they can't be. In regards to the inconsistencies that I mentioned earlier, some steps call out the part number of a hose or something, others do not. It'd be ideal if they called out these part numbers across everything. Speaking of part numbers, not every bag is labeled. The bags that are labeled are great, you know exactly what's in the bag, you know what the bag is for. The bags that aren't, you don't necessarily know what the bag is for.

    If I had to do it over again, I'd have gotten the Stage 2 complete kit. It'd have cost more, but I like the enclosed air box. The complete kits come with IAT2 (I'm told you can purchase these through VMP or Lethal), and spark plugs. Also, the instructions are very much written for the complete kit, and only call out the differences of the tuner kit. It'd have read/flowed better installing a complete kit.

    I want to say thanks to a few people who made this happen.

    First and foremost Jay @jayman33 at Hypermotive. Even deployed, he promptly replied to all my PM's and facilitated the sale of all these parts. I could not have been happier with the quality of service from Hypermotive and will continue to buy as much as I'm able to from them.

    For all things Ford parts, Benny @LevittownFordSuperCenter was incredibly prompt in responses, great pricing. Like Jay, I couldn't have been happier and will continue to order Ford parts from him when able.

    The local car that went 140+, @Reds197 . His car is the reason I purchased a Whipple. He has been an open book on the combo that exists on the car hiding nothing. This is his 4th Mustang, first Whipple, so he's been there, done that and got the t-shirt. He's been there through the install with guidance since this car imitates his loosely.

    And finally @phunk . His car has also been an inspiration and his fuel system was a primary driver for purchasing a Whipple. I love the fit & finish of the Whipple kit and his fuel system continues that OEM look. While I've not received the kit, I've seen photos of my kit, and I spoke with him a lot in the last couple of days. I'll update this post once it arrives on Thursday with my initial impressions, install impressions and anything I might run into.

    A final note. Please don't PM me asking about pricing. Contact these vendors and I'm confident that they'll take care of you as well as they took care of me. Never once did I purchase a component because it was cheaper than another component. I did not skimp. Right now I have no regrets, there is nothing about this build that has made me say "I wish I would have done X differently."
     
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    YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH buddy!! Can't wait to see this complete!!
     
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    Feels like a long time, but in reality, not so much. Soon! Work will pick up here shortly so trying to get it finished before I'm away for 4+ weeks.
     
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    Thanks for pushing me to finally finish the fuel system kit at the product level. I look forward to your feedback.

    Youve got a supercar conversion in progress here. Its a lot of fun!
     
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    Sweet bro!! Enjoy the header install!
     
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    Awesome build!
     
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    Should be a killer build! Keep us posted.
     
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    I've got a lift. Is it really that bad? I'm more concerned with trying to get the ARH collectors to connect to my MBRP catback.
     
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    Will do. Waiting on Ken B for a start up tune to start/idle so I can check for leaks.
     
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    Glad to be a part of something great.
     
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    #11 esacteksab, Jun 2, 2016
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    All good with WP pulley in the kit. See no reason why it couldn't fire tonight.

    Also go Fuel system from Phunk and 4" pulley from Whipple. Ken B got me a tune this AM to start it up and idle to check for leaks with factory fuel system + ID1300's.

    Good to go!
     
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    What fuel are you planning to use?
     
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    E-85 exclusively. 3.5" pulley for altitude in CO, 4.0" pulley for not CO. But either way, with the 20% OD damper, I'll never be able to run 91/93. I have thought about buying a different damper for 91/93 but I'm too lazy.
     
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    Also. Fired right up today. Put Ken's tune in it. High idle was ~1750, but calmed down to 750. Will continue to check for leaks tomorrow, but plan on putting fuel system on it tomorrow and going from there. Headers this weekend if I'm lucky. Suspension components next week as time allows.
     
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    Damn that is a nice build list. Great to read your thoughts on the Whipple kit so far.
     
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    It's clear that Whipple has some significant engineering time into this kit. One of the reasons I chose this kit is for the OEM appearance and fit & finish, and assembling everything, it's clear that was their goal as well.

    If you have any mechanical aptitude and a collection of tools, you can install this kit yourself. And if you follow their instructions, you'll have a kit that in my opinion would mirror any OEM install.

    I only wish there were some solution to the cluster$#%! of hoses under the inlet of the supercharger. It's the definition of 10lbs of shit in a 5lb bucket.
     
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    Well I suck at updating this journal of sorts. Here's what's done since the last update.

    CJ Motorsports fuel system installed. Primary pump wired. I really like the the fit & finish of the system. Having everything pre-bent, cut to length and pre-assembled sure is nice! Pics of the system as-shipped https://imgur.com/a/IT55y I'll try and grab a few photos of it installed while it is on the lift.

    BMR lockouts, lower control arm bushings and vertical links are installed, along with FRPP half shafts https://imgur.com/a/5yWnU

    I didn't install the BMR diff bushings as I simply wasn't in the mood and I know of two cars who make similar power and don't have them. So I'll save it for a day I'm willing to drop that cradle and beat them out with a BFH.

    Ken is sending over an updated tune for E-85 and the return style fuel system. Still need to route wires for second pump and Hobbs switch.

    Not sure if we'll get to the headers/exhaust today or not.
     
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    Have you got a dyno session scheduled for it yet, or going to wait until its 100% ready?
     
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    I honestly don't care. If it runs anywhere near 140MPH, I'll be happy. I may drag it to a dyno day or something similar, but I honestly have not scheduled anything. If Ken wants/needs it, then I'll do it.
     
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