Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
July 24, 2018
Photos By: Team Mustang360

Golden Star presents Mustang360 Week To Wicked bringing you Day 2 action from the Motor Trend Group Santa Ana Tech Center. This morning, we finished up the installation of the Total Control Products front suspension, bolting up the lower control arms and massive splined sway bar, then dropped into place the Wilwood front brakes that were pre-assembled last night.

The ’67 fastback was starting to look like a complete car, but nothing helped that as dramatically as when we slid in the Ford Performance 2018 Coyote engine and Gearstar 4R70W automatic transmission. Normally, we wait until Wednesday or Thursday of a Week To Wicked build to drop the engine and trans into place, but we did it today in order to get measurements for the custom-built GForce Engineering driveshaft, which is being built at GForce’s shop in Wichita, Kansas and overnighted to us.

Also accomplished on Day Two was the installation of the fuel lines and regulator, we bled the brakes and installed the Power By The Hour Coyote swap brackets to the engine before dropping it in the car. A little bit of muscle was required to fit that big engine in the car (and a fork lift made it easier), but after a little bit of effort it dropped onto its mounts and was looking both huge and bad ass at the same time. We tried to install the engine and trans as a unit but it was just too tight a fit, so we separated them and dropped the engine in by itself—which required removal of the intake manifold and a few sensors due to the angle of attack and clearance issues against the firewall. Once the engine was on the mounts, we re-installed the intake and then jacked the transmission up into place after cutting off two machine pads that hit the tunnel—a common thing with late-model overdrive transmissions like the 4R70W.

With the drivetrain in place, we took the measurements for the driveshaft and sent those off to GForce then called it a night. On tap for tomorrow’s activities are installing the cooling system (BeCool radiator, Derale fan, and hoses), transmission lines and cooler, some finish wiring, and maybe the air conditioning system if we have time. So check back in here Wednesday evening for Day Three, and make sure to check our Facebook pages for daily updates and live videos.


More on our Week to Wicked 1967 Ford Mustang Build!

Week to Wicked Begins! Convert a 1967 Mustang Hardtop to a Fastback for Under $10,000!
Week To Wicked 1967 Mustang Fastback Build Coming the Week of July 23!
Day one of the Golden Star Presents Week To Wicked 1967 Mustang build!
Day Two of the Golden Star Presents Week To Wicked 1967 Mustang Build!

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