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    Blaze's 86 SVt Vic !*!*COMPLETED*!*! (DUW)

    Blaze's SVT Vic




    1986 SVT Crown Victoria (born 11/1985)
    1/4 mile 15.7 @ 87mph on 11/13/2005
    Made possible by...Ford Racing Performance Parts, MSD, Dynomax, DMH Performance, Detroit Locker, Yukon Gear, B&M, Crane Cams, Comp Cams, Trick Flow, Summit Racing, Flex-a-Lite, QA1, Tru-Coil, Energy Suspensions, Yokohama, Western Wheels, American Racing, Auto Meter, APC, JVC, Power Acoustik, Cadence Sound, and Creative.


    The above I think covers all the brands of aftermarket parts used, i think, either way it's pretty all inclusive. I have not been back to the track since I installed my wide ratio race transmission.

    The first thing that should be noted is that since the car has been in the family (about 14 years ago) 99.9% of all work and modding done to this car was done by my Father or I only. After the engine swap all other modifications I have done with the invaluable help of my Father. None of this would have happened if not for him. Absolutely no one has ever put a wrench to this car besides me or my Father, unless they were helping one of us do something (like "hold that bolt for me"). And the only other exception to this is having my tires mounted. This has also ended. I will have someone mount my tires, but I install them on the car exclusively now.

    She can waste the average ricer, and do it with class. Powered by a Ford 94-95 (the last model of the 5.0L Mustang) 5.0L HO. The Vic is currently equipped with a free flow 2-1/2" dual exhaust, emissions lacking, 1.7 roller rockers, a wide ratio race AOD tranny, with a B&M converter. 3.55 final drive gear, Detroit TruTrac torsion differential, racing springs on all four corners with performance shocks, all PI suspension components (minus the springs), and poly anti-sway bar bushings.

    This is my work in progress page here, and there are far more and better pics on this endless thread. However it is several pages long with many comments and discussions mixed in.
    And this is my old work in progress thread from long long ago.

    This is my CarDomain site, the story is here. I also do a good job of keeping this up to date.

    This is the page with all the videos that I have on Streetfire.net



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    Left: is a pic of my Vic at #1 out of all 163 LTD Crown Vics on CarDomain on 10/18/06. Right: is a pic of my Vic at #3 out of 58,175 Fords on CarDomain!! (10/18/06) This was with 17,812 hits on site, this day happens to also be exactly 22 months on CarDomain. May not be a big thing, but I wanted to say thanks to all those who enjoyed looking at my car.

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    Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 04-25-2007, 01:04 PM.

    #2
    Exterior

    I haven't really done much as far as the exterior is concerned. I keep it clean, and that's the biggest thing. I purchased a set of 15X8.5" Western wheels for an amazing $130 shipped!!! I had spent years searching for a set that wasn't over $400. And I had wanted them for the car since before it was mine. I have blacked out the grill and installed some fog lights in there, as well as did the old raccoon eye treatment. Tires are Yokohama Avid STs, 245/60 front and 255/60 rear.

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    Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 11-10-2006, 04:32 PM.

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      #3
      Interior and Audio

      Again I really haven't done all that much here. I keep it clean buy scrounging all the NOS parts I can get my hands on, and have added a few upgrades along the way. First off I built a custom modified speedometer cluster that sports two 2-1/16" Autometer Cobalt gauges. I also have a generic tac down low in the dash. I have an LED indicator in place of the old clock for my line-lock. All dash lights have been changed over to blue LEDs.

      Also here is the stereo system. I am obviously more oriented towards performance, but I do love to listen to my music. So in the dash is a JVC KD-LX111 Kameleon CD receiver. Kind of old now, but it goes REALLY well with the car. I donít care for CDs, and I listen to music ALL the time. So I hard wired my Creative Nomad Zen Extra 40gb MP3 player up to the receiver through the line input. I have a hardwired power switch and signal line to it, so I never have to touch it but to change tracks and update music (almost never). In the trunk, NO SUBS, just a Power Acoustik 4 channel amp that powers all 4 of the primary speakers. In the front a pair of 6-1/2" Aluminum cone Component systems by Cadence Sound. In the rear a pair of 6"X9" 3-way speakers by Cadence Sound. Fronts are rated at 150 watts RMS, and rear at 200 watts RMS. Does quiet well and these speakers take an 18db bass boost surprisingly well.


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      Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 11-14-2006, 09:36 PM.

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        #4
        Engine

        Well this is the very unique part of the Vic. This is not a rebuilt, or converted lopo, or even a donor car swap. This was a brand new crate 94-95 Mustang GT 5.0L HO engine purchased from Ford Motor Co. 8 years ago....kinda kills the whole "new" thing.

        Any who; eight years ago when I was a wee rising freshman in high school, my father purchased the engine from Ford and dropped it into the Vic. (1998 for reference) I regrettably was unable to do too much with him. The entire install took about 4 weeks, working from scratch, on a tight budget, and on a tight time table as well. Using only his own knowledge and expertise he setup the engine and the wiring, but that's what a Ford Senior Master Tech does. Installing the engine took some twisted modification to many of the brackets and accessories, as well as obviously needing to fabricate some. Since this was on a very tight budget, pretty much nothing was purchased for the install, just the crate engine. The engine came with everything from the 2-1/2" factory mustang shorty headers, to the wiring harness, which was not used. The entire budget excluding the cost of the engine was well under $400 (this includes fluids and what not).

        Now for the good part, I mentioned a time table. Well, at the end of these 4 weeks was a family road trip. Not a trip a couple hundred miles, or a few states away. No no, a 6000 mile cross continental road trip. Starting in Virginia, working west over to the Mississippi, then north to the Bad Lands, then west to Mt. Rushmore, then west to Yellowstone, the south west to Sequoia National Forest, then south to Yosemite National Forest, then south east to the Grand Canyon, then down to Las Cruses, New Mexico to visit with family, then strait on back to Virginia, on the east coast. And yep, not one problem, except one flat tire in the Arizona desert.

        The engine was 100% a stock 95 GT 5.0L HO engine, but as time progressed, and the keys were eventually passed over to me at the age of 17 (2001) the mods have slowly worked in. Actually not too much modding has been done. Why mod something that works great and makes great power as is? On the engine are a set of Crane 1.7 ratio aluminum roller rockers, Comp Cams valve springs to support the extra lift, Ford Racing 19# injectors (stock replacement for this engine), Trick Flow timing set, a set of custom ceramic coated headers, custom self fabricated 2-1/2" exhaust with DMH electric cut-outs for my enjoyment. Surrounding the engine in its home, I have done a few extra things, MSD Blaster coil, Ford Racing 9mm wires, Summit Racing 2 row aluminum radiator, 05 V6 Mustang electric fan, and Flex-A-Lite tranny cooler. That sums up the engine bay for the most part.


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        Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 12-11-2006, 07:11 PM.

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          #5
          Drivetrain

          This has the most pain staking part of all the work I have done. About a year ago I did the one thing I should have never done. I paid for someone else to build me a transmission. That's the only thing I ever paid someone else to do for my car. I was still the one installing it, but not the one building it. I had this guy build me a wide ratio AOD. Well this guy must have been high, for 9 months. First tranny lasted 2 weeks, burnt 4th. Second tranny did not turn. After finding out that an intermediate clutch was missing, and governor was on backwards, I partial disassembled and found out I was jipped out of my A servo and was given a B servo. Also found out the servo had the wrong spring which is why it burnt 4th up the first time. Would have done it again if not for all the other mistakes. So I was still pressed for time and did that. Put it in, and it was very harsh. Eventually a few weeks later it fried fourth again. Later found he was missing a clutch in the direct clutch pack as well, and the servo over-extended and blew a seal, causing 4th to fry. So he sent me an all new one, and I just put it in, and decided if it causes me one second of heart ache it's gone and I'm putting my self built regular AOD back in. Well so far it has had a sticky governor but has managed to work it self back to normal so it's doing pretty good. All in all took 9 months to receive a transmission that worked and lasted more than 3 weeks, I removed and installed a transmission in my car 6 times in 9 months. Each time was on jack stands working on my back, 3 of which were in the dead of the winter.....never again.

          Moving along, I rebuilt the rear end of my Vic as well. new carrier and pinion bearings and seals. New Detroit TruTrac torsion differential, and 3.55 gear set. This worked out awesome! The TruTrac is the most amazing thing, it works way better than a clutch based limited slip. Never makes any noise and it balances power, not just a 50/50 distribution like the clutch based ones.

          And last I installed something so I could have a little fun. I purchased and installed line-lock for my Vic. I installed it in the rear brake lines so that when I use it, I can dis-engage and re-engage the front brakes without disturbing the rear brakes. And the added safety of not having another point of failure on the front brake lines, as they provide over 60% of the braking force.

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          Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 04-05-2007, 05:30 PM.

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            #6
            Chassis and Suspension

            This really seems to be what I am more focused on now. I've just started to scratch the surface of it too. I really see this as one place where there is so much room for improvement. So far I have installed in the front 925lb/in 12" Tru-Coil race springs with QA1 rebuildable shocks (dropped ride height about 1-1/2"), and in the rear 225lb/in 14" Tru-Coil race springs with my old air shocks. The air shocks need to go, and are in no way performance. All other suspension and braking components are police model; 1-1/8" anti-sway bar front, 1" anti-sway bar rear, 11" drums rear, police calipers front, solid front upper control arm mounts. I have also added the frame stiffeners that are often found on wagons. Next suspension mods will be rear shocks and upgraded brakes.

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            Last edited by Blaze86Vic; 04-05-2007, 05:31 PM.

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              #7
              More than likely it is the last of my updates. Piston #5 is going. Either a rod knock or piston slap, but it is very early on, so it's not that bad yet. This has been verified by myself and tow(2) Ford Senior Master Technicians, so it is very doubtful that this is not the case. Given the condition of the vehicle I doubt I will be continuing with this chassis. The frame isn't strait, and my frame rust repair is now aging. For now I'm still driving it, and enjoying it while I can. A daily driver vehicle is in my future and this will get parked till I can a get a fresh box to start over and swap most of my stuff to.

              FYI, I know I drive my car hard, and I know it's not designed to stand up to the punishment, but that's why I built it. I am not surprised by this outcome, I knew it would come, and I had a hell of time getting there!


              Well here it is, my last burnout video in the overflow parking lot at the Ford truck plant down the street from me.

              Click here to see Video

              This is a short video of the rockers working with the valve cover off while I was diagnosing it a week ago. Thought it was pretty neat thing to see.

              Click here to see Video

              And here are the best few pics from my last photo shoot. I have thumbnailed them so click to enlarge.








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