The original Project Probe was started in 1998 and completed in 2000. It was the construction of an IHRA Crate Motor Front Wheel Drive Conversion Stocker. In early 2013 I sold the 302 Crate Motor engine and decided to redo my Probe with a 4.6 3Valve engine. I also decided I would update the car for Super Stock, specifically GT/H.
Probe with the 302 Crate Motor Stock engine.
Probe with the "pushrod" 302 Crate Motor Stock engine. On it's way out.
Initial tryout of 4.6 3 Valve engine in the Probe.
Firewall needed a pocket to clear the back of the driver side head. It hangs over the bellhousing.
Cut out firewall where head was not clearing.
Welded in firewall pocket.
Drilled hole for steering shaft.
Wilwood pedal assembly moves master cylinder under the dash.
New pedal assembly mounted in Probe.
American Racing Headers stainless steel merge collector.
Starting header fabrication.
Cylinders 5 and 6 completed.
Cylinders 5,6 and 7 completed.
5,6 and 7 mach up on engine stand.
Driver side all figured out.
Cylinders 5,6,7 and 8 completed.
Stainless steel headers for 4.6.
Passenger side header tubes on car.
Mach up of mini alternator.
Firewall refinished to clear 4.6 engine.
Lokar throttle cable installed.
Magnesium cam covers were powder coated blue.
Aeromotive A1000 fuel injection fuel pump mounted in trunk.I fabricated a throttle body / throttle cable bracket.
A new wiring harness was wired up to incorporate the BigStuff ECU.
4.6 race engine getting close to go on the dyno.
Fuel rails, fuel lines and EFI regulator were mached up.
Fuel cell was replumbed for larger sump hose and a return line from the EFI regulator.
Probe with mach up engine installed.
Strange Engineering GT front strut.
I fabricated a smll bolt on brace for the steering arm on the Strange front strut.
Strange Engineering GT front strut mached up in Probe.
The Big Stuff 3 ECU was mounted on an aluminum plate that is attached to the passenger side bar.
Engine going into the Probe.
Engine with intake and fuel system plumbing.
Another view of the engine in the Probe.
Ariel view from the spy drone.
Outside getting 18 months of dust washed off.