Rob Kinnan
Rob Kinnan Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
November 22, 2019
Contributers: Rob Kinnan, Henry De Los Santos

Mocking up the cooling system and handling some small but important details in our Week To Wicked 1990 Mustang

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Every project car build has glorious, dramatic days—dropping the engine in place, paint, that sort of thing—but they also have days of small details that are completely void of glamour, but mandatory nonetheless. Today's action in our Week To Wicked build of a 1990 Mustang LX was an example of the latter.

Most of the day was installing the little stuff under the hood, such as the windshield washer tank, some wiring, etc. while Tom Longo and the guys from Derale were fitting the BeCool radiator and Derale fans and shroud. The radiator is larger than stock so it took some ingenuity to make it both fit under the hood and clear the Vortech supercharger. It took a while to figure out how to package it all together and make it all fit, and the Derale crew is bringing a modified shroud back tomorrow that will fit (the supercharger threw a wrench into our plans). When we're done, no matter how much power the car makes and how hot the weather gets in its Florida home, it won't overheat. Derale also installed the transmission cooler (after making the cooler lines) and air conditioning condenser while Mark Houlahan handled all those little things we mentioned, as well as installing the Holley SysteMax upper intake manifold, and Accufab throttle body. Mark also prepped the SCT mass air meter, and Anderson Ford Motorsport Power Pipe for the Vortech supercharger.

Tomorrow is when the real fun starts. On tap for Day 5 is finishing the cooling system, installing the wheels and tires, TMI will be here to install their custom front and rear seats, the Pioneer stereo will go in, and the Dakota Digital dash will be installed. Then it's fluids and a few last-minute details and it's start and drive time! Come back and watch as this one is going to seriously roast the tires!

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