Hi, yup, I've been having way too much fun with the Raptor. I've done some work on the 66 Convertible and definitely need to catch up on my posts. My Dad has a 66 Fastback with a 5.0 EFI crate engine pushing around 400 hp with a t5 and he has manual disc brakes with manual steering. He loves having no power assist for his "weekend warrior" crusies. It's fun for sure, but in my opinion, it can get a bit tiring driving the beast! The majority of these vintage cars were sold without power steering and manual brakes, so having power assist really comes down to your driving preference in a sub 3000 pound vehicle. If you want more of a modern feel for the car, go with power assist. Personally, if you are pushing 400+ hp, I feel much safer having nimble and effortless steering and braking to go with my hyper sensitive drive by wire accelerator pedal. Also, if you are going with larger than stock rims and rubber, something like a 235/45/17, you will want power assist steering. I may be biased, but if you are building a Vintage Mustang with a Coyote engine, which is the best engineeered naturally aspirated V8 on the planet, you should have matching tech for steering and brakes! Just my humble opinion.I see you have not posted in a while, spending too much time with the new truck I'll bet. I have my new front clip from TCP waiting to be installed, hope to get started next week. I have been reviewing my parts plan and noting that I need to check compatibility between different vendors parts prior to purchase. I am looking at using the FrontRunner accessory drive from Vintage Air to allow me to add a compact PS pump. When checking with TCP regarding compatibility, they provided a spec for the GPH for the PS pump to be compatible with their rack, helpful, just need to order a part to restrict flow to between 2.0 and 2.8 GPH, so no issue. I expressed my plan to have a hydroboost power brake assist and they responded that it was not needed with their brake packages. I was a bit surprised, the Coyote builds I see here, like yours, and those of aftermarket car builders like Revology are using hydroboost brakes. What is your opinion on the need for PB assist? I want to make sure that I have sufficient braking force without having to stand on the pedal. I have hydroboost brakes in my Factory Five Cobra that were transplanted from a 2004 Mach 1, I like the effort and feel. My feeling is that I want to continue with my plan and install the hydroboost. Any feedback you can provide on the subject would be appreciated.
Hi, I don't have the exact information in front of me, but the Mustang uses 7" inch headlamps. I acquired a few sets on Ebay. If you search for "Jeep LED headlight" or "7 CREE headlights" you will literally have dozens of creative options!Cam you provide details on the headlamps?
I have been looking at a similar set-up for my 67 project. I like the look as well as the functionality of having a bright light @ night. If you convert the amber to a turn signal, you could use the turn signal mount as a driving/fog lamp if you don't have GT grill lamps.What do you think of these LED headlights? The out ringer illuminates in white and or amber. Might be interesting to wire the amber ring into a turn signal?
Great minds think alike. I'm still researching and exploring a few options to substitute the factory GT fog lights.I have been looking at a similar set-up for my 67 project. I like the look as well as the functionality of having a bright light @ night. If you convert the amber to a turn signal, you could use the turn signal mount as a driving/fog lamp if you don't have GT grill lamps.