Season 5: Episode 9
Project Black Mamba

Project Black Mamba

Chris Duke shows you how to install sub-frame connectors, control arms, an electric fan/radiator, and sway bars on a 1987 Ford Mustang GT.

Episode Links

Craftsman at Sears
BMR Suspension
Flex-a-Lite Consolidated
Hellwig Products

Partz Mentions

Craftsman Ratcheting Wrench
Covercraft SeatSavers
Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tires
PerformanceParts.com

Episode Notes

In this episode, Chris shows you how to install new sub-frame connectors and both upper and lower control arms from BMR Suspension, a new electric fan and radiator combo from Flex-a-Lite, and both front and rear sway bars from Hellwig Products, on our newest project vehicle, a 1987 Ford Mustang GT. We’ve got a lot planned for this new project car, and we’re starting with suspension and under the hood. Later this season you’ll see us perform an engine swap on it! We gave it the name “Black Mamba” after one of our favorite movies, “Megamind”. Once the vehicle is finished on the show, it will return to black!

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz, and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about a new Craftsman ratcheting wrenches, SeatSavers from Covercraft, new Street Comp muscle car tires from Mickey Thompson, and the PerformanceParts.com website.

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!

Music

This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

120 Responses to “Project Black Mamba”

  1. cuteshadowKIA Says:

    I love you show, watched all episodes i found so far :) For some reason it reminds me on Home Improvement, just without the explosions, fires and accidents :D Great work keep it up!

  2. mikk63792 Says:

    BOOOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. motorztv Says:

    Thanks cuteshadowKIA! We love your Home Improvement reference :)

  4. dieseLmaN1193 Says:

    i thought you alway disconnected only the batter ground cable because that disables the battery and then theres no risk of shocking the pcmlet me know if this is wrong Richard

  5. Robskie13 Says:

    can you put that flex-a-chill in a motorcycle radiator?

  6. bullseye1670 Says:

    Best Host Ever! hotness….

  7. Kirbynessness Says:

    Even though I never actually do these projects, I still love watching this show. Great work you guys!

  8. Terreos Says:

    Perfect choice of year. What took you guys so long from your last video? Missed your videos.

  9. motorztv Says:

    We apologize for the delay. It was an unusually long break and it won’t be happening again! In fact, we’re already working hard to get the next episode out by the end of this month!

  10. Tim Says:

    I’m the same way, LOL. However! It does give you a lot of knowledge :)

  11. asyoulikeitvideos Says:

    You’re back!!! Thanks for the very in-depth project! Can’t wait to see more from you!

  12. jhnvallejo Says:

    is it just me or did chris say your dogs shitting all over your seats????

  13. Motorz Says:

    Thanks cuteshadowKIA! We love your Home Improvement reference :)

  14. motorztv Says:

    Thanks! Yes, more soon… we’ve got 3 more episodes coming up to end season 5, then we start back up with season 6 at the beginning of the year!

  15. motorztv Says:

    Shedding… SHEDding LOL :) Thanks for watching!

  16. 35057 Says:

    I have that same TQ Wrench in my back seat as a beater after Craftsman refused to replace it when it stopped clicking.. Research first before buying Craftsman. not everything is “Lifetime Replacement” warrantied.

  17. videomaniac1075 Says:

    so… the CHEVY 350 is going into the 87 MUSTANG?im very confused..

  18. IntelDrone Says:

    eww green coolant sucks..

  19. motorztv Says:

    Who said that the 350 is going in the Mustang? LOL

  20. Motorz Says:

    We apologize for the delay. It was an unusually long break and it won’t be happening again! In fact, we’re already working hard to get the next episode out by the end of this month!

  21. Smokeasammie Says:

    Get craftsman to donate some air tools.

  22. WillThePlank Says:

    Those wrenches are awesome! Are they available in the UK?

  23. motorztv Says:

    We have all of Craftsman’s air tools, but we traditionally try to show the use of hand tools on the show since most home garages don’t have air tools. Thanks for watching!

  24. motorztv Says:

    Check out sears.com to see what their shipping rates might be to the UK! Thanks for the comment, and for watching!

  25. vhswildcat1 Says:

    Finally a new episode I was getting worried that you stop making them

  26. motorztv Says:

    We definitely didn’t stop! This one just took a lot longer than normal. We won’t let that happen again, unless we’re between seasons! Thanks for watching!

  27. Motorz Says:

    Thanks! Yes, more soon… we’ve got 3 more episodes coming up to end season 5, then we start back up with season 6 at the beginning of the year!

  28. videomaniac1075 Says:

    so… the CHEVY 350 is going into the 87 MUSTANG? im very confused..

  29. prerunnermaniac Says:

    Another great episode Chris. I love those Mustangs…Ford messed up getting rid of those. I’d love to get my hands on an LX 5.0 Sedan.Too bad you did the fan upgrade before the motor work, would’ve like to see what kind of horsepower numbers you got from it.

  30. WillThePlank Says:

    Those wrenches are awesome! Are they available in the UK?

  31. ransferd Says:

    i love the way she says nut driver

  32. Motorz Says:

    We have all of Craftsman’s air tools, but we traditionally try to show the use of hand tools on the show since most home garages don’t have air tools. Thanks for watching!

  33. thedalailama245 Says:

    She, is so beautiful! :O :3

  34. thedalailama245 Says:

    She, is so beautiful! :O :3

  35. octaviouselec Says:

    What going on with the motor restore???

  36. motorztv Says:

    The Chevy 350 small block is completely rebuilt! All of the episodes are here in the Motorz channel.

  37. BioHazardRIOT Says:

    could do with some of those craftsman hybrid wrenches but i live in the uk we dont get craftsman here :(

  38. bsl3216 Says:

    @videomaniac1075 You know some guys like too say built ford tuff with chevy stuff we have 3 at work that come in often for there chevy powered mustangs

  39. videomaniac1075 Says:

    are you swapping it into anything?

  40. videomaniac1075 Says:

    are you swapping it into anything?

  41. 89Carfreak Says:

    I get so happy whenever I see a new video uploaded from you guys!

  42. motorztv Says:

    Thanks! Hopefully we can make you happy by the end of the month again :)

  43. 89Carfreak Says:

    I get so happy whenever I see a new video uploaded from you guys!

  44. Motorz Says:

    Thanks! Hopefully we can make you happy by the end of the month again :)

  45. afjrotc20041 Says:

    YES. Finally a Fox Body

  46. James Tennier Says:

    Love your show… So thorough, Young lady is a sock knocker off-er as well.

  47. afjrotc20041 Says:

    YES. Finally a Fox Body

  48. miller smith Says:

    great video this applys on almost all musting 79 thro 04 great video i have done these upgrades before and you cover everything will, but why is it that every girl show host that is on a car show has to be topless?

  49. garr0r Says:

    They look like big escort xr3i’s, but with wank suspension set up

  50. grapeknutz Says:

    Uh always REMOVE THE NEGATIVE CABLE FIRST!!! this prevents jolting the ECM.

  51. grapeknutz Says:

    Uh always REMOVE THE NEGATIVE CABLE FIRST!!! this prevents jolting the ECM.

  52. theytookallthegoodna Says:

    Love the series.

  53. theytookallthegoodna Says:

    Love the series.

  54. motorztv Says:

    Thanks for watching!!!

  55. motorztv Says:

    Thanks for watching!!!

  56. Robskie13 . Says:

    can you put that flex-a-chill in a motorcycle radiator?

  57. wbc564 Says:

    Yessss, you guys are de Ricing this car… Some ugly taillights

  58. wbc564 Says:

    Yessss, you guys are de Ricing this car… Some ugly taillights

  59. blownv898 Says:

    Why u no post new videos

  60. blownv898 Says:

    Why u no post new videos

  61. motorztv Says:

    This episode came out earlier this month! We are finishing another episode that should come out within the next week or two. They just take time for us to produce :) Thanks for watching!

  62. motorztv Says:

    This episode came out earlier this month! We are finishing another episode that should come out within the next week or two. They just take time for us to produce :) Thanks for watching!

  63. ricarde71 Says:

    It would be prity cool if you did a 5.0 coyote swap:)

  64. ricarde71 Says:

    It would be prity cool if you did a 5.0 coyote swap:)

  65. theytookallthegoodna Says:

    Quality over quantity. Keep up the good work motorz.

  66. theytookallthegoodna Says:

    Quality over quantity. Keep up the good work motorz.

  67. motorztv Says:

    Well said! Thank you!

  68. motorztv Says:

    Well said! Thank you!

  69. hogchief7 Says:

    What about some diesel work?

  70. Ryan Thunstrom Says:

    What about some diesel work?

  71. Joshua Ordway Says:

    He goes a little fast for a novice,but he should review safety for welding.

  72. O'Neil Brauthigam Says:

    im looking to do an LS swap on an 88 camaro.. any advice??

  73. laptoph4x Says:

    You showed the basics at least, and for that its a good video. But those welds have NO penetration. I know you were trying to prevent burn through, but the weld at 7:14 is just a blob of melted wire with no strength whatsoever (even if its just a tac). You need more heat, and you need to learn where to focus it as well. Maybe its because you were trying to get a good camera shot while working… yeah thats it. :-)

  74. laptoph4x Says:

    You showed the basics at least, and for that its a good video. But those welds have NO penetration. I know you were trying to prevent burn through, but the weld at 7:14 is just a blob of melted wire with no strength whatsoever (even if its just a tac). You need more heat, and you need to learn where to focus it as well. Maybe its because you were trying to get a good camera shot while working… yeah thats it. :-)

  75. Mr91MUSTANGMAIN Says:

    Whats the part numbers on all the parts for the rearend ?

  76. Mr91MUSTANGMAIN Says:

    Whats the part numbers on all the parts for the rearend ?

  77. Mr91MUSTANGMAIN Says:

    What’s Part numbers. For upper&lower control ARMs not bushing still rod still .and sub connecters ?? The parts numbers for the exact parts in this video ??

  78. Mr91MUSTANGMAIN Says:

    What’s Part numbers. For upper&lower control ARMs not bushing still rod still .and sub connecters ?? The parts numbers for the exact parts in this video ??

  79. ricarde71 Says:

    Are you guys Gunna do any new video updates on the fox?

  80. ricarde71 Says:

    Are you guys Gunna do any new video updates on the fox?

  81. dantae666 Says:

    do sub frames make a biog difference to the car and will they help on my v6 camaro

  82. dantae666 Says:

    do sub frames make a biog difference to the car and will they help on my v6 camaro

  83. 21mejia25 Says:

    gunna burn up that weak 75 amp alternator. you going to do the 130 a alternator upgrade?

  84. David Mejia Says:

    gunna burn up that weak 75 amp alternator. you going to do the 130 a alternator upgrade?

  85. jeepjeeplady Says:

    could you recommend a radiator electric fan combination for a 1976 cj7 jeep with a gm th400 turbo transmission and 258 engine? Currently I have a 3 core radiator – my transmission line is connected to one of the cores. But this allows under 2″ between the engine and radiator. And I have 2.25″ of space between the grille and radiator.Hope to hear from you soon. :)

  86. jeepjeeplady Says:

    could you recommend a radiator electric fan combination for a 1976 cj7 jeep with a gm th400 turbo transmission and 258 engine? Currently I have a 3 core radiator – my transmission line is connected to one of the cores. But this allows under 2″ between the engine and radiator. And I have 2.25″ of space between the grille and radiator.Hope to hear from you soon. :)

  87. prerunnermaniac Says:

    Nice slider shot of welding at 7:40

  88. prerunnermaniac Says:

    Nice slider shot of welding at 7:40

  89. motorztv Says:

    Thanks!!!

  90. motorztv Says:

    Thanks!!!

  91. Paul F Says:

    Awsome show, I just found you guys , Im building/modding a 87 notchback with a 331,full maximum motorsport suspension and 2004 cobra brake conversion etc. and love seeing your show for ideas. Thanks again. Paul

  92. Paul F Says:

    Awsome show, I just found you guys , Im building/modding a 87 notchback with a 331,full maximum motorsport suspension and 2004 cobra brake conversion etc. and love seeing your show for ideas. Thanks again. Paul

  93. motorztv Says:

    You’re welcome! Thank you for watching Motorz!

  94. motorztv Says:

    You’re welcome! Thank you for watching Motorz!

  95. Saul Cruz Says:

    Love your small block chevy rebuild videos you should do a 302 ford rebuild for project mamba will be awesome great job

  96. Saul Cruz Says:

    Love your small block chevy rebuild videos you should do a 302 ford rebuild for project mamba will be awesome great job

  97. brownpride2455 Says:

    can you guys do a brake conversion from drum to disk & 4 to 5 lug on the black mamba

  98. Ford Mustang Says:

    hahaha my lower control didnt come out that easy lol. I had to torch each one, stubborn bastard

  99. direknyte Says:

    Just found you folks as well, I am working on a 1988 Mustang GT with T-tops. Planning on doing all the mods you listed. Please do a show on the 5 lug/rear disc conversion as well. I am also planning on putting a 5.8 into it. keep up the good work!

  100. daytona1445 Says:

    It may already be in these comments but disconnecting that positive battery terminal first was not a good thing. One of the first rules of working with electrical is negative off first and on last.

  101. ReivaxThe1st Says:

    dang such a gorgeous woman

  102. Steven R Says:

    I also have an 88 T-top. Any problems with your tops leaking? Have you changed out all the weatherstripping with the kit from Late model?

  103. direknyte Says:

    Nope, I did not have any issues with them leaking, but I did go ahead and replace all the weatherstripping, on the T-tops as well as the rest of the car, since it was all 25 years old!

  104. marioatrucking Says:

    The chick is cute.!

  105. JCP281 Says:

    Thats a good lookin woman. Great show as well.

  106. Whocares05050 Says:

    “Today on MOTORZ, Chris shows you how to motor boat!” ;)

  107. Luis Prototype Says:

    1 more subscriber you got right HERE!!!!

  108. Motorz Says:

    Thank you!!

  109. Luis Prototype Says:

    it will be cool to see 99-04 mustang videos, just like this one,… but in other words, videos are really knowledgeable =D

  110. iason papadopoulos Says:

    hey chris can you make a video of a 1998 mustang gt thank you

  111. Александр Кальной Says:

    He looks like my dad

  112. a520kInGREbELSz Says:

    Should do a comp mutha thumper cams install video on a s197 gt so I can install mine tht are sitting inder my bed

  113. lynchmob9642 Says:

    dude there easy..2 days tops ..get a friend to help you hold the phasers why you change out the cams

  114. 408wSTANG Says:

    good channel!!!

  115. Matt Kenney Says:

    Like The Girl…I Just Put NKGs In My Ride While Back…Pretty Easy To Do.

  116. Fernando Lopez Says:

    What welding settings did you use?

  117. tukamoton1312 Says:

    Hey great video. Have you guys ever done an MAF conversion on an 86-88 Mustang? If you have could you point me to it? If you haven’t could you? Its a project on my mind that seems difficult when I think about it.

  118. tukamoton1312 Says:

    Hey great video. Have you guys ever done an MAF conversion on an 86-88 Mustang? If you have could you point me to it? If you haven’t could you? Its a project on my mind that seems difficult when I think about it.

  119. popolynn2 Says:

    why is that girl allowed to talk?

  120. escort bayan Says:

    Enjoy your current modest prohibit chevy restore video lessons it is best to perform a 302 kia restore intended for project mamba will be brilliant congrats.

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