BTC Black Interior

We converted a stock Blue cloth interior to all black with leather GT seats in the Mach1 style.  Shout out to TMI Products for them working with us to pull off a nice interior upgrade.  From TMI we have the Mach1 seats in Leather with all new foam, their new Coupe headliner and their awesome door panels with some of our own custom touches.  Half the interior hard plastic parts are originally in black purhcased from Prestige Mustang and the rest of the original parts were painted to match using some Late Model Restoration interior paint and some PPG Jet Black die.

 

 

BTC Water Overflow Setup

We chose not to go with a DE-Gas bottle setup as we wanted to keep the setup clean and also not have to plumb and make fit the oversized DE-Gas bottles. We went with the old school setup and made it easier to mate to the FOX style radiator and also kept the engine bay clean.  We have several miles on the car, in HOT weather, and have never really ever went anywhere near 200 degrees on water temp… she seems to stay steady at 185.

The setup:  We mounted a Canton overflow bottle on the passenger side fender liner panel.  On the engine, there is a water housing with a long silver nipple that sticks straight up in the air.  We believe this to be the ‘fill’ point when the cars are at the factory, this way they can pressure fill the system.  This is also the highest point on the engine and perfect for the vent area.  From this nipple we ran some water hose to the bottom fitting on the reservoir.  Then the larger open nipple pointing at the radiator at the water housing connection we just capped this off, this is the connection for the DE-Gas bottle which we do not need.  Then since our reservoir radiator cap is higher than the radiator cap, we designed this setup for it to be the cap that would vent.  We used a 16lb cap on the reservoir and then a 19lb cap on the radiator, which really could just be a non-vented cap but we chose a ‘just in case’ option for it to spill over.  Then from both overflow nipples, we just ran water hose from that and down and out hidden to spill through the frame if overflow occurred.

See the noted images for help.

BTC Water Temp Sending Setup

On the heater hoses.  This was easier than expected.  Just order you a set of factory 2011 5.0 hoses from a Ford parts source as the engine side connectors are quick connecters and the ends are not nippled for regular hose and clamps.  Then on the passenger side hose you can cut it off at the FOX location and secure it to the heater core input side. The sizes are the same.  Then on the driver side, we cut it off after its factory bend turned the corner behind the intake near the fire wall, then used a 5/8 hose adaptor/conector to connect it to a piece of 5/8 hose with a 90 degree end on it.  We picked this up from a local parts house.  Just ask to look at their hose rack in the back and find a 90 degree piece and measure to make sure it is a 5/8 size then you trim to fit and mount it to the return outlet on the heater core with the 90 degree end on the heater core and turning back to behind the intake.  Easy peasy.

 

2011 Heater Hose Part #s
18472A
 18472B