L loose to the GR4 heaven!

Now it's time to share my prodject. Try to turn my L into a GR4. When I started to tare it down I found like many of you rust party so I had to start welding and making new parts.

Here is a pic from how the car lock before taredown



Taking out the engine:





Then the rust work started:





It's just cuting and cut... Roll Eyes



Then I started with the jack to see if it where more rust. Suprice! I found some more in the front. I started to cut and cut some more!







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In the end I had to cut most of the front, make new parts and build up again.



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Here the strip is on it's way:

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When I took out the carpet, I tought It was rust on the floorpans but lucky me only the same color.





When I got the GR4 flars I had to test fit them. This is original from the factory so the fit was good.


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The sidemarkers had to go:

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The wintermonths here in Norway can be hard and cold... so internet and Visa is good to have. Had to have some more power in the cat!



Complete long block assembled by Roush Yates Engines
Ford dry sump racing block R451
Bryant 8 counterweight racing crankshaft
Top of the line connecting rods
Forged pistons
Roush Yates spec'd roller camshaft with 55mm roller cam bearings
Jesel dogbone lifters
Yates D3 aluminum cylinder heads (fully ported for maximum performance)
Roush Yates Engines rocker arms
Titanium Valves
Roush Yates 2 piece valve covers with oilers
5 Stage dry sump pump with lines
Custom oil pump with 4 pickup points
Roush Yates Front belt drive assembly
ATI balancer
Stewart EMP water pump
High output alternator
All pulleys and brackets

Engine Family V8 Windsor Ford
Specification / Name Solid Roller Cam Engine
Displacement 358 Cubic Inches
Compression Approx. 12:1
Horsepower
Approx. 800 HP
Torque N/A
Weight 430 Lbs.

DETAILS
Block Ford Motorsports Iron Block
Deck Height 9.00"
Bore 4.150" or larger
Stroke 3.260" - 3.300" depending on bore size
Cylinder Head Yates D3 Aluminum prepared by Roush Yates Engines
Intake Valve Size 2.150"
Exhaust Valve Size 1.650"
Valve Accuation Roush Yates Engines
Cam / Lifter Type Solid Roller
Oil System 5 Stage Dry Sump
Induction Carburetor (not included)
Fuel Type Designed for Unleaded Sunoco Race Fuel
Ignition N/A

Got some insperation from DeMopuar about tranny!

Santa deliver:


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New Ricardo, same as in Ford GT:



New shifter:



Importent, I need something to stop the car:











As parts come out they need to be cleaned:





Had to remove the lights in the front as they look like a bad fisheys:





When I'm going to have 180' they had to go:





Then the exiting days started:























As you can see it's still a lot of work. Hope you enjoy!!
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