Project Black Mamba (S05E09)

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
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 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.

125 Comments
  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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. :-)

  4. 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. :-)

  5. 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 ??

  6. 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. :)

  7. 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. :)

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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