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#1 bthotrod

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

Picking up my first Conquest this Sunday, no motor or tranny, non-SHP, and needs some work. Good news, however, is that it was $600! Been wanting one of these things since I was 12 (currently 17.)

Anyways, I bought it with the intention of a 302/t-5 swap and am considering doing a build series on YouTube covering everything I do. Would anyone be interested? Videos will probably be fairly short and be posted every week or two depending on how much I get to work on it. (By the way, I'm not a random teenager who doesn't know anything about cars. Own a family garage with my dad and have been basically raised a mechanic. I can do bodywork, paint, engine building, fab work, etc.)
At the very least, I'll be posting pictures on all of my car's Instagram account @grabberblue69

Motor already lined up (roller) - definitely going to be carbed for now however a nice fitech hopefully after Christmas!





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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

I'd love to see this! I have a 331 stroker/T5 swap done with mine. Follow me on instgram as well @PSiTSi.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

Go for it dude! Always good to see how someone else goes about their business!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

View PostPSiTSi, on 05 October 2017 - 07:05 PM, said:

I'd love to see this! I have a 331 stroker/T5 swap done with mine. Follow me on instgram as well @PSiTSi.

Just followed you, clean car man!

View Postspeedyquest, on 05 October 2017 - 07:16 PM, said:

Go for it dude! Always good to see how someone else goes about their business!

Alrighty! I guess I will! As soon as I get a vid up of the car I'll post it here!


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:39 PM

I'll be watching. I also have a roller with empty engine bay. I was thinking maybe a 351 with a FItech & turbo. 351 since the blocks are stronger. Although I do have on hand a Ford 400 & closed chambered Australian heads with all the hi po parts to build it out.
I'd at least consider blocking the 'Comments' on youtube. They can be brutal. Stupid & very ingorant, but brutal .

Do the vids!
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

First video up! Just showing the new car so the progression can be seen. Sorry for being so skiddish, not used to this whole talking to a camera deal. Since the video I've further put together the interior and a few other odds and ends. It's by no means a perfect car, but I have a feeling a nice coat of paint will make this car look a million times better. (Also... not digging the flat black wheels., might polish them this week.) I'll be doing some interior restoration, buying new seats for it, etc etc.

Here's the video link: https://youtu.be/f4CgawAUNs8

I'll stop posting in this thread from here on out. No need, anyone interested can click on my YT channel or the first video and get to my channel from there.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

Good start, keep em coming!

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:32 PM

I'll try to.. between work (to fund the project) and school I've been pretty short on time. The goal is to have the swap done by New Years though!

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 11:15 AM

My brother has the same swap in his FC RX-7. That is a raucous little car with headers and a big hole in the hood so the carb clears lol.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

View Postbthotrod, on 25 November 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

I'll try to.. between work (to fund the project) and school I've been pretty short on time. The goal is to have the swap done by New Years though!

You have about a week left. Are you going to make it?
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:08 PM

View PostBradrock, on 21 December 2017 - 01:13 PM, said:

You have about a week left. Are you going to make it?

I wish, but it's not looking like it! Actually have the engine completely rebuilt and ready to go, and the engine bay pretty much ready to set it in... just haven't been able to find a t5 setup that's worth the money. The one that I already had turned out to be busted pretty bad and not worth a rebuild. :( The project hasn't stopped, I just won't be able to drive it up to the New Year's meet here in NC. (I'll drive my '69 Mustang instead if anyone wants to meet up and I show some pics of the Conquest!)

Also, whenever the build gets a little further along I'll be sure to post some pictures of the hood clearance, what intake/ motormounts I used, how I got the A/C hooked up, etc. etc. I'm happy to share information, just have to get some progress done first!

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

School started back up and I'm still stuck without a transmission... progress will be slow but trust me the car won't be sold or go anywhere. I'll be keeping up with everything I do and report back as things happen. This is pretty much my dream car, just time and money are always short.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

Somewhat have a transmission, just have to put in new synchro keys and springs! A few odds/ ends and I'll hopefully be uploading a vid on the engine and trans going in/ being fitted up!

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:57 AM

Keep up the good work!
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:17 PM

Quick update: Transmission is built, motor is together, anddd.....
Both are bolted in place in the Starquest. I'll be making a video sometime over spring break probably (school has been a pain.) Measured for a driveshaft and will be getting that made soon as well. Sorted through some of the wiring (plan to keep all the luxuries and gauges) and I'm currently trying to sort out fuel. It's coming along fast!

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:49 PM

Well I recorded some stuff for a video this week but overall not much got done. Ordered a few hundred dollars worth of parts, none of them came in time to use them over spring break. Also, instead of editing a pretty useless video with not much done I went with my family and saw Street Outlaws No Prep Kings today! It was pretty fun.

Honestly, I may just stock pile a lot of video explaining what I'm doing whilst building this car, and then edit and release a series of properly done videos some time this summer. I think that will work out better. Nonetheless, I believe a few pics of a V8 sitting in my Conquest is owed to anyone bothering to look at this thread, so here's a few pics:

(Hopefully this works, this is my first time trying to embed photos on this forum)

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

Welp, that didn't work. Here's just a link to my Conquest's Flickr album. I have tons of photos, I'll try to upload some of the more useful ones over time.

Here's the link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfEKiz7

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:27 PM

Out of school! Let the building begin!

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:39 PM

Get er done!!!!

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:50 AM

View Postimportwarrior, on 11 May 2018 - 08:39 PM, said:

Get er done!!!!

Always easier said than done.. the same week that school let out my daily driver's engine blew up. Currently putting a new motor in my truck :(





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