So I have begun to piece together a build for my car and was wondering if I can have some opinions on it. This would be over time where I pick up parts when there are sales and when I can scrap up some extra money. This is the ultimate path I want to go since my 6 cylinder feels like its on last legs. I know my transmission is dead already, but the engine is alright. I do plan on making upgrades regardless.
Brakes: Classic Services Restoration Parts (Swap2)
(SWAP.2.5/M/SLU.M ) for the front
Front: 64-70 Mustang Front Bilstein Shock - Mike Maier Inc
with 500 lb Coil Spring from Mike Maier too
Rear Suspension: 64-73 Mustang MOD 1 Rear Suspension Kit - Mike Maier Inc
Engine: I am planning on following this build for my 289(Which is rebuilt and has stock heads and is a stock block) (Depending on how much getting it ported costs, this shop is local and still up!) - I got this from the comments of another forum post. I read it and liked the output and availability (400HP 289 is it possible
-Fully ported '66 heads ported by Superior Automotive in Anaheim, Ca. 1.90/1.54 valves
-Comp Cams 294S Solid lifter cam...big cam but the cars runs great, i've driven it
-Dual Quad Holley manifold with dual 470s
Transmisson: either a C4/C6 from a junkyard or online forum OR a t5 from junkyard or online. Most likely leaning towards C4 right now to cut back on the amount of work. Since I don't need to do some cutting for a manual switch
Driveline: Custom one? Not too sure
Rear end: Ford 8.8 from an old explorer, looking to go to a junkyard and yank out an 8.8 with 3.73 gears and a LSD since I still see explorers at junkyards extremely often.
Interior: Gauges, no clue yet (This shouldn't be too hard to think of) can determine later
Wheels: 04 - 06 Mustang stock wheels, I personally like the look and they are plentiful. Found some already for 250 bucks, whole set.
Any opinions? I am approximating everything excluding motor and transmission at around 5k. Then with the motor no clue, but transmission another 2k most likely I am thinking. I feel that I can do everything to do with suspension with rental tool kits and tools I have since I really want to work on it and save on labor. The only help I really do plan on seeking is with the motor, transmission, and possibly just adjusting the brakes with bleeding. Any wiring also. Is there anything else I am missing? Open to suggestions and changes to this.