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I just recently purchased this project that sat for 12 years, motor was never installed... the major problem for me personally is to make this project CA smog legal and get the referee to sign off on it. I think I have most of the smog stuff, cats, smog pump, vacuum switches, hoses, tank canister, lines. After compiling huge amounts of research info on engine wiring, emissions, their has got to be a easier solution then to hunt and peck to piece the mustang motor to computer and adapt to Toyota, any suggestions for documentation including your own books would be great. *Thought about using wiring harnesses from painless wiring or Ford performance but they do not support emissions. *So far I have cut the frame to make room for the exhaust to clear the frame rails and boxed and reinforced it. *Installed special pilot bearing to except new input shaft, bell housing, stock Ford pressure plate, 11" centerforce clutch, stock throughout bearing, changed out the 1 1\4 10 spline HD Dodge NV4500 trans input and retainer to a 1 1/8" 10 spline shaft and retainer, and readapted using AA adapter to Marlin Crawler dual t-case set up. *Cut out trans tunnel area additionally to better except the tcase and trans. *Cut out the rear inner front fenders to except larger tires *will cut rear fenders next *dry fit engine and trans and tcase, TOO heavy and tall for the front end loader of tractor to install, separated trans from motor and wanted to lower engine 2" than aftermarket engine mounts would allow, but not enough clearance for hydraulic clutch slave cylinder set up, (what is the lowest angle that the trans motor can sit, obviously tilting engine down in back to clear tunnel)? *What angle to install front shocks, have to cycle front end to find end travel point, make and install bump stops, then go from there (front shocks have 12" total travel) *fuel tank - going to attempt to use the original EFI tank and put a electric fuel pump in line and possibly wire up stock in tank pump to pull fuel from pump to new in line pump. (note: someone suggested to put a 1 gallon reserve tank in engine compartment or under fender area to hold fuel pumped by stock pump and plumb high pressure pump to supply fuel to motor (this was suggested to prevent fuel starvation when going over steep inclines (but do not know if referee will pass this design) *need to install engine and drive train front winch, seats to see how rig will sit, I wanted to keep low center of gravity, but cannot lower engine any more, cannot use a lower body lift because of clearances, so may end up remove some leaf springs? MORE TO COME with pictures. Parts already have: *Toyota front axle with 1 ton outers, brakes and axles, ARB and 5.29 gears *Toyota rear axle with 1 ton brakes, axles, bearings ARB and 5.29 gears *1995 5.0 mustang motor, CARB approved headers, 92 wire harness and A9P computer *New NV4500 5 speed, just install the smaller 1 1/8" 10 spline input shaft and retainer collar *Marlin Crawler dual transfer cases *Tom Woods drive shafts *2.0 Fox reservoir shocks (12" front, 14" rear) *front springs 9 leafs with orbital front and rear balls military wrap grease able *rear springs 1 leafs with orbital front and rear balls military wrap grease able 1.5" body lift Pete