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The Return of Project Large Marge!
Dropping the engine and transmission into our long-term 1973 Mustang coupe project
It’s been a while since we last visited Large Marge, our 1973 Mustang coupe project car being built by Jason Lewis. Over the last two years or so, this ’73 coupe has gone from a worn but drivable Mustang scored on eBay or Craigslist into a soon-to-come hot rod, using loads of Total Control suspension bits, big Wilwood brakes, and more. Even before he got the car Jason also scored the engine, a 5.0L out of a 1994 Mustang Cobra, and from day one wanted to run a B&M miniblower on it.
After a year of real life and work getting in the way, Jason finally had a chance to drop the engine and Tremec T-5 transmission into the Mustang’s cavernous engine bay, and we have the whole video here. He used a McLeod clutch and flywheel and also McLeod’s hydraulic throwout bearing, with a B&M mini-starter and shifter, and used motor mounts from Total Control and a transmission crossmember from American Powertrain to bolt it all in place. The last penultimate step is to drop the mini-blower in place, and we have to say it looks pretty bitchin’.
So check out this video on our latest project with the car, and stay tuned for the next installment….when we get around to it!