Saturday, December 28, 2013

Plans For The Near Future

Two weeks ago I ordered a 2014 Mustang GT. I never was interested in the Premium model since that seemed to be all about bells and whistles, therefore I got a Sterling Grey base GT with a 6spd manual with only three options:
  • Brembo Brakes
  • Recaro Seats
  • Tech Package (301A)

The Tech package has more than I wanted in it (specifically the voice control stuff) but long gone are the days where you could cherry pick amongst all the available options. I just wanted to be able to use my phone with the stereo system. Sounds a lot like a first world problem, huh?

I waffled for many weeks over whether or not to get the Track Pack. I ultimately decided against it because I would simply never need it. I will never drive it hard enough to require an oil cooler and the other neat toys it includes. Granted, it does get hot down here in Hell…..err I mean Florida…..but the cost of the package did not seem worth it for my use case. I will certainly use the Brembos ( I am very happy they are available by themselves) while avoiding the vast amount of teens who text while driving, not to mention our beloved Senior Citizens ( no jokes about how close I am to that label! ).

Since I'll be using the new GT as my daily driver, that will allow me to park the 65 and attend to the little problems that persist but are not enough to force me to park it. I still have not replaced the top and that needs to be done. Each rain storm leaks into the trunk. I also want to yank out all of the engine/computer wiring harness. I want to remove all of circuits I don't need and I want to clean the wiring up. I read an article in a recent "Modified Mustangs and Fords" that did a How-To on the Telorvek break-out board for the EEC-IV. When I saw that I jumped for joy because I had planned on doing the same thing but all on my own. There is a wrinkle though. The 94-95 harness is $839 versus $569 for the 89-93.

The 94-95 use the Constant Control Relay module to run the electric fan according to need, and power the fuel pump and A/C (if memory serves). The 89-93 used a belt driven fan. I'll need to look at the wiring diagrams but my plan is to use the 89-93 harness and simply change whatever needs to be changed. The CCRM needs a fan capable of multiple speeds and my fan is not. I guess I could buy the motor for a 95 fan but....

It is probably obvious I have not thought this all the way through yet but I'll do my research before whipping out the old tired Visa card.

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