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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2013, 10:06:57 PM »
Great progress, keep the pics coming

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2013, 06:49:59 PM »
Wheels have arrived. 18x9 on the rear so will put 265's or 275's tyres. Open to ideas on what is best for this size rim.


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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2014, 11:01:57 PM »
Update:
There has been a big break in between posts but its all systems go again.
I have sat down many nights lately designing the interior. As I am using BF falcon ute seats I needed to ensure whatever design I used on the front seats was consistently followed through to the rear seats. I have mocked it all up on paper and now it's upto the upholsterer to do his magic!! It will be a combination of black leather and black suede. I have also designed my own custom door cards and hope to have these finished within 5 weeks.

New parts :
* received stand alone wiring harness for the ford engine (with cruise control buttons that match the push button start)
* ordered autoworks aluminium drop tank
* ordered TMI suede headliner and pillars
* ordered vintage air compac 2 air/heat/defrost unit
* now awaiting arrival of front and rear seats

Next steps:
*Rear end, engine mounts and gearbox mounts occur in the next 2 weeks.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2014, 10:22:37 PM »


1 aluminium door trim panel nearly complete. Still needs leather and suede covering with recessed stainless steel bolt/washers.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2014, 12:11:29 PM »
Hey Mate just looking at the pics of your front end are the upper arms what were supplied with the helix kit ?
Only asking cause they look different to what was supplied in mine have they been modifided ?

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2014, 09:31:50 PM »
Hi Shane,

These were from helix but have been modified to include adjusters. This will make adjusting the camber a lot easier.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2014, 06:32:07 AM »
Mate, who did you order the TMI headliner through? A local supplier?

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2014, 10:25:07 PM »
I got it through CJ Pony parts on special. Due to its size it was a little expensive to ship but I think it'll be well worth it given the fact it can be installed after the windscreens etc. Very neat indeed.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2014, 10:35:06 PM »
VHX Dakota Digatal gauges arrived last week. Very neat and professionally finished unit. Photos updated on shared folder.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2014, 10:38:24 AM »
Front seats complete. They look amazing. Leather, suede and electric blue stitching.

Photos updated inc. new top wishbone.  I hate this 150kb limit on posting images hence why all photos are held on the below site in high quality.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2014, 06:28:39 PM »
looks good rob, how do those seats compare in headroom height with the stock seats? will you have you to lower the seat pans to compensate if necessary?
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2014, 08:35:01 PM »
Hi Griff,

They were falcon ute seats originally (BF I think). I'm using really low seat rails after seeing Heven67's installation. I have see a couple of others use this same combination and they looked good installed.

Roof clearance looked good when I mocked them up but I will also have a suede tmi headliner which gives additional roof clearance. I will post picks of the adapter plates and roof clearance once I get the car back from the workshop.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2014, 09:01:32 PM »
no worries rob, i find the issue with headroom for me is the low door opening and not the headlining. im either going to cut my pans down per the mustang monthly article from a few years ago or fit 69 sportsroof ones as theyre apparently 1" lower.   6'2" has its issues sometimes dammit...
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2014, 11:48:57 PM »
Hi All,

The project is now going full steam with the engine and gearbox mounted, rear end in, sub frame connectors in etc etc.

I wanted to capture and share the details of my project in more detail and have just put together a website to cover all aspects of the build. This site will develop further as the build progresses but wanted to show you guys first.

Please visit:   www.BoostedFord.com

I will keep providing updates through this thread as I go!

Have a great weekend.
Rob

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2014, 09:58:30 PM »
Two Updates;

Rear interior quarters now complete & covered in leather.  Photos at www.boostedford.com

Door cards are nearly finished, some updated shots of them can be seen on the site above.

Will let you know once the rear seats arrive.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2014, 11:17:55 AM »
Mate, i really dig what you did with the door cards! Where / what kind of leather have you used for them?

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2014, 05:50:16 PM »
Mick from Blackmans leather Moorabin covered them. They sell their own leather so unsure on the name.  I designed layout and he built it. To ensure the suede section was perfect I created the shape out of mdf to assist him.

Hope this helps.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2014, 07:36:58 PM »
Tunnel is now finished and shifter mount complete.

Update can be seen at http://www.boostedford.com

Workshop will begin to mount the handbrake, fuelpump & fuel filter next week. I'll provide an update when these are complete.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2014, 05:53:28 PM »
DUDE! Really liking where you're going with your build!
Just about to order my TMI Headliner from CJPony parts. Have you installed yours yet?

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2014, 06:42:23 PM »
Glad you like it Ronin! The suede on the roof is a close match to the suede being used on my seats & door trim.

I will install it once the car's painted. I reckon that'll be in early November. Doesn't look too hard in the video.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2014, 09:34:55 PM »
I love it too, cant wait to see it in the flesh.

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2014, 06:11:16 AM »
ah right, I went with the black vinyl. Got it for a reasonable price too ( had a few cj gift cards saved up )
Don't think it'll be here for a few weeks at least though... :thud:
Looking forward to more updates!

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2014, 08:36:15 PM »
mate, go the TMI headliner. Its AWESOME!!! makes a world of difference in the car. you'll love it! I'm running XR6 seats also, and it ties in perfectly plus giving more head room. :cheers:

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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #73 on: August 24, 2014, 10:37:42 PM »
Nice wok! Upload some pics if you can? Can't wait to see them.
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Re: 1966 Mustang Hybrid - Installing Barra xr6t engine and 6speed auto
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2014, 09:36:12 PM »
Actual engine and gearbox now fitted! It's starting to take shape :-)
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