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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby theletup » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:29 am

I spent this weekend doing a lot of tiny little projects on the engine that I have been stuck on waiting for parts.

I found when I installed the alternator last week that the crown vic fuel rail wasn't going to work. The return line that goes accross the front of the engine hit on the supercharger just barely which wouldn't have been a big deal but the alternator was smashing the plastic line. I looked into doing an aftermarket fuel rail but they were very expensive (about $700). The whole reason I was going to run the crown vic fuel rail was so I could convert the mustang fuel system to a return style system using a mechanical regulator. The mustang computer originally regulated fuel pressure with a fuel rail pressure sensor and varied voltage to the fuel pump. This wasn't going to work with my after market fuel tank set up.

Then last weekend I was watching engine power on spike TV and they installed a Holley regulator where the return was built in to the regulator. After doing some research I purchased one from amazon that is specifically for boosted applications and increases fuel pressure with boost. BINGO! I also found a fuel rail pressure sensor block off plate from lethalperformance.com to get rid of the ugly sensor on the fuel rail that would have just been hanging out. I'm so much happier with this set up. Also I was already planning to pull the supercharger again to swap fuel injectors so two birds with one stone this weekend.

I opted for these 47lb injectors. The set was about $280 from Amazon.
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Here's a picture with the original mustang fuel rail re-installed with the new injectors. Also you can see the fuel rail pressure block off plate. It's kind of bulky but much better than the sensor that was there. I also have NGK TR6 spark plugs gapped to .032" and the factory ignition coils installed here:
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Next up was the BBK 75mm Throttle body (also available on Amazon; I love amazon btw. I use prime almost every day at work for customer parts).
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The throttle body came with a new throttle position sensor and mounting hardware.

I also upgraded the supercharger pulley to a 2.6" rated at 12lbs of boost vs the stock 3.0" which was rated at 4lbs of boost, as well as an idler pulley kit from mosaleen.com to eliminate belt slip and a shorter 112.5" serpentine belt.
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It's not time to mount it yet so I don't have any pictures but the other requirement for adding more boost to this engine is a larger Mass Air Flow sensor. I picked up a Ford Lightning 90mm MAF Part #1L3F-12B579-AB which will complete all the needed upgrades for the cams and higher boost.

AND! Here's where she sits now:
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The headers are definitely a TIGHT fit on the passenger side but they fit!
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Hopefully I won't have to clearance anything but I won't know til I drive it. Either clearance the headers, the frame, of make some solid motor mounts so it can't flex and hit the frame. We shall see.

The driver's side clears no problem and it looks like I will have plenty of room for the steering shaft.
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BBK x-pipe clears the trans cross-member pretty well. It sits a tiny bit low on the very back of the x-pipe so I'm going to make a slight bend/tweak just under the trans cross-member to get it angled back up a little bit.
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The frame is filthy, ran out of glass cleaner, but I'm in love. That is all!
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby ablokzyl » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:27 pm

You just made my day by showing how the headers fit!. Now I know what I can run on mine! Thanks! :woohoo:

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby IN2FORD » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:14 pm

Awesome build! I tried a set of oem Mustang 5.0 shorties on mine and it looks like they will work. Much like yours tight on the passenger side. So rather than take a chance on a set of Foxbody longtubes on my windsor, I may just roll with a set of Ford Racing shorties.

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby 48prerunner » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:06 am

Looks really nice too bad this place is all out of the saleen exhaust tips

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saleen-S331-SC-BLACK-HARLEY-Davidson-F150-Dash-Top-Gauge-Gage-Pod-2004-08-/361606051132?hash=item543166753c:g:vekAAOSw~OdVVmNE&vxp=mtr

I waited too long to buy them. On the coyote I had to clearance the frame on the passenger side right by those two square holes and set the engine like 1/2" to the driverside, but mine sits higher because I didnt switch to the 2valve oilpan. Mustang radiator should fit too.

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby theletup » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:22 am

48prerunner wrote:Looks really nice too bad this place is all out of the saleen exhaust tips

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saleen-S331-SC-BLACK-HARLEY-Davidson-F150-Dash-Top-Gauge-Gage-Pod-2004-08-/361606051132?hash=item543166753c:g:vekAAOSw~OdVVmNE&vxp=mtr

I waited too long to buy them. On the coyote I had to clearance the frame on the passenger side right by those two square holes and set the engine like 1/2" to the driverside, but mine sits higher because I didnt switch to the 2valve oilpan. Mustang radiator should fit too.


I'm still thinking about moving the engine over about 1/2" just so the headers dont hit the frame when the motor mounts flex, but I'm waiting to see how the steering shaft clearance will be. I'm going to get the cab back on the truck next to set the steering shaft and start wiring. Mustang had a nice aluminum radiator in it already that fits nicely between the truck core support.
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby 48prerunner » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:30 pm

when you get the cab on check brake booster clearance if you plan on running one. I did hydroboost off a super duty. maybe throw an inner fender on too so you can start planing your cold air intake.

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby SeapineF37 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:57 pm

looking fierce! :clap:
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby Monkey-1 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:30 pm

Great progress. Cannot wait to see this thing on the road.
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby zmonster72 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:39 pm

Man, what a beautiful bad ass truck. That is all...

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby rollercam1 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:34 pm

Simply awesome!!! that is coming out really, really nice!

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby Monkey-1 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:44 pm

Reading over this thread again, I just realized the Saleen brakes are on the front (I just figured they were on the rears). How big are the rotors and what all is involved to get them installed?? Do you have any close up pics of them?
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby Craigerf100 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:27 am

Wireing that engine up will be fun :doh: even if u got the right after market harness :thup:
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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby jason83744 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Hey letup

What fuel pressure regulator did you use by your rails. Im running into the same issues.

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby theletup » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:26 am

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Re: SWB Saleen F100

Postby theletup » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:30 am

Took a break from the truck for a bit. Have been working on it every day for the past two weeks. Lots of progress. Will post some pics later.

Here's a walk around as of 02/25/2017!

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