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Barra Swapping a 1993 Foxbody Mustang In the United States of America.


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I am not sure if this is the correct part of the Forum, if it isn't please let me know where to move it.

 

With that out of the way. I have a 1993 Mustang coupe affectionately known as the Red Stallion! Unfortunately its a 4 cylinder car so its more like a pony. But I'm about to fix that. This will be a long build, so be patient. I will try to keep updating it as often as possible.

 

Motor:

NA BF Barra motor that will be getting a set of forged H-beam rods and forged pistons made by Manley. Along with a set of upgraded valve springs and ARP head and main studs.

Of course a nice turbo hanging off the side. My goal is 800 hp, so I could use a recommendation on a turbo.

 

Transmission:

Just to get the car running as fast as possible I'll start with a T5 manual. But I'll be using a 4R70W 4-speed auto with an adapter plate to make it work with the Barra. In the future I'll be using the 6R80 6-speed transmission found in the 2012-2012 Mustang. 

 

Suspension:

In the front I'll be using a tubular front suspension from UPR, we can legally use tubular front ends on the street here.

In the rear I'll be using UPR adjustable upper and lower control arms with solid bushings.

 

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Out with the old 2.3 4-cylinder.

 

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I couldn't resist dropping it into place to see what its going to look like. 

 

I've already arranged to have a FG front sump oil pan sent to me.

 

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Front suspension I'll be using. I bought this suspension almost 2 years ago. Its been in the box in my shed waiting all this time.

 

 

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Rear suspension I'll be using.

 

 

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Subframe connectors.

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I am not sure if this is the correct part of the Forum, if it isn't please let me know where to move it.   With that out of the way. I have a 1993 Mustang coupe affectionately known as the R

I'm going to smooth and paint the engine bay before the motor is final mounted, but I'm leaving the rest if the paint untouched. The plan is to hurt some feelings in the area first. Then I'll paint th

I finally had a little time to work on this beast. I am still waiting on my FG rear sump oil pan so I can't do much. Just more wiring harness removal, A/C lines removed and a good thorough cleaning. D

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Oh I am well aware haha. I don't even bother with a budget. Not that I'm made of money, I just know if I say a build is going to cost X amount of money I know I'm lying as the words are leaving my mouth. So I just buy things as I find them at a deal, or as I can trade or barter for them. Glad to know that its not just me trying to fool myself or my wife haha.

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I'm going to smooth and paint the engine bay before the motor is final mounted, but I'm leaving the rest if the paint untouched. The plan is to hurt some feelings in the area first. Then I'll paint the whole car.

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Thank you on both accounts. The car is in desperate need of paint but its a SOLID car with no rust and I'm only the second owner. I did the 5 lug and rear disk brake conversion when I first bought it about 5 years ago. The lift is probably the single best tool I have ever purchased. I wish I would have done it years ago.

 

 

 

 

I work full time and I am also working on my Mechanical Engineering degree. I had a ton of homework this weekend so I was not able to get any work on the car done. I will have more updates this weekend.

 

On 9/7/2018 at 8:32 PM, SelectivePC said:

Yes.....just yes. Glad to see another here in the states. I wanted to do my swap into a Fox body, but could not find a nice one around here and already had the other chassis, just sitting. Awesome man.

I just found your build. Its looking good so far. It looks like you went with the separate and ship method to get it into the country. Slick move! I brought 7 motors into the country I've sold 2 so far, so you might be seeing more Barra builds soon.

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Well hell! If you are ever up my way let me know. I'd love to see your car when it's done.

 

Check out my FB page. I set it up to show some of the cool builds I have either done or helped on.

https://www.facebook.com/NievesSpeedShop/?modal=admin_todo_tour

 

Administrators, If sharing the page is not allowed please let me know and I'll delete it.

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Here is the cad drawing for my Mod motor to Barra transmission adapter plate.

The Mod motor starter location interferes with the block on the Barra. So It will be blocked off on the transmission and become a structural mounting point. This adapter will use a Mod motor starter rotated to mount in the Barra mounting position. This will require a small notch to be cut out of the transmission.

I will post pictures of the first test piece soon.

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18 hours ago, Mustangman570 said:

Here is the cad drawing for my Mod motor to Barra transmission adapter plate.

The Mod motor starter location interferes with the block on the Barra. So It will be blocked off on the transmission and become a structural mounting point. This adapter will use a Mod motor starter rotated to mount in the Barra mounting position. This will require a small notch to be cut out of the transmission.

I will post pictures of the first test piece soon.

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I will have to do the same thing for my trans, wanting to use a 6 speed, Nissan transmission. A buddy of mine makes kits currently for the CD009, to a lot of different blocks, so should be an interesting combination.

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