Project Generation Gap's Modular Engine Installed
Houston, we have touch down, er, bolt-in, or whatever. Check out the blog for the details and more photos!
That's right, more progress on our in-house '68 Fastback project. Over the last week, between deadlines, meetings, and tuning a Viper (don't ask), we finally got our 4.6L Three-Valve bolted into place on our Heidt's Superide II crossmember.
Doesn't she just look sweet sitting in that engine bay? The red MSD ignition coils give it a little color, but otherwise the 300 hp 4.6L Three-Valve is stock (for now!). Notice we've started to route the Control Pack wiring kit from Ford Racing as well.
The Strange 9-inch is also back under the car now that all paint and body work is done and the front suspension is buttoned up as well. We're waiting on a starter index plate for the engine and then we can bolt up our five-speed automatic and measure for a driveshaft! Soon we'll be plumbing brake and fuel lines and tackling wiring. I think I can hear that starter spinning real soon!
A quick mock up of the radiator hose and degas tank looks like we'll have plenty of room for a nice big aluminum radiator and fan setup (though we did set the engine back two inches for better handling too).
Stay tuned for more updates!