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Old 02-28-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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Wow, what an amazing amount of work! whew, makes me tired reading it. Wish i had your determination

Dude, do you take a break and have time to relax?
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being the largest automotive project I have ever taken on, breaks are sort of my middle name. I try to tell local people what I'm doing, but there are a lot who are just into other things. I have gotten over that stuff and I just have 3 beers and start grinding. luckily, most of the heavy industrial stuff is done. halfshafts are next. I have waited so long to get to them. I drink a bit just to get started sometimes, but I am addicted to results, so I drive to them and photograph them.
scratching things off the list is cool, but starting her will make my ears ring for sure. thanks for the kind words, and thanks to the site here for their kind accommodations.


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being the largest automotive project I have ever taken on, breaks are sort of my middle name. I try to tell local people what I'm doing, but there are a lot who are just into other things. I have gotten over that stuff and I just have 3 beers and start grinding. luckily, most of the heavy industrial stuff is done. halfshafts are next. I have waited so long to get to them. I drink a bit just to get started sometimes, but I am addicted to results, so I drive to them and photograph them.
scratching things off the list is cool, but starting her will make my ears ring for sure. thanks for the kind words, and thanks to the site here for their kind accommodations.
I have been following this project of yours and I admire your persistence, I do not have anywhere near the amount you have shown. Keep at it and I wait with baited breath to see that machine move. You are amazing.



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Old 03-01-2012, 10:59 PM
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I am playing around with a college course that builds this project. I need to structure the curriculum so that a new phase can be completed each week. repetition will sort that out. I already have a second van and I'm on the hunt for a nice donor.
If I can't use college facilities and teach what I want, then I will build a 200 foot square intermodal freight box building with a modular roof and teach and train as I build. well see....


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Old 03-02-2012, 11:24 PM
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half shaft lengths
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I had to relieve the arm
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:40 AM
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the wooden dowels were just the prelim stage for ballparking the axle lengths-- so I will cut and shorten my bmw shafts with cvs on for the final fit. splint them together at the median radius and weld them back with angle iron for the length mock-up. they will hang in the tool room after for the next one as a verifier.
I am starting a new visor/wink mirror assembly for the windshield that will match the dash a bit and give me full coverage in rear view and solar shielding. ongoing


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Old 03-18-2012, 03:12 AM
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Diablo makes a Predator tune.sure Comp Cams makes a aftermarket Cam.seen headers think they were KooKs.air intakes all over the place.the new mustang 6 cyl for 2012 has 310 hp and get 30mpg highway, 0-60 in 5 seconds at 3600 lbs,not bad.I thought bout putting that 3.5 in couple of years ago the junkyard wanted 1300 for one with 33,000 miles.i thought from the beginning that is the motor they should have used.with such a nice outside the motor is far to exspensive to upgrade.$2000 headers,no intake manifolds that dont leak,cams are $1200.still aint hitting 300 hp.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:21 AM
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tore all my wiring out and going carb.just for fun.why not.(pause)the prowler motor had 245 hp but had iron heads that could take nice boost.i would bore it out 10 over just to make new room for some eagle esp pistons and rods.without doing the crank youll be able to boost 7-10 psi.def the type engine the car needed from the start,nice point.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:35 PM
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shelby was getting 500 horses out of the 3.3 in the late eighties for the dying can-am circuit-
dont bet the farm on that ford mileage claim-- they are all tilted a bit.
I just bought donor car #2 for my worn out subyvan-- a 97 intrepid sport with autostick has 45000 miles on her clock, verified by carfax. lovely retired couple living in sin kept her garaged all the while. the wiper/turn signal stem switch is as black as the day it was installed-
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:42 PM
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second gen throttle bodies can be bolted on this engine, and uncork the exhaust a bit for a free uptick in power--people complain that theres no factory support for hotrodding these engines, but they already have most of the upgrades from the factory--only in the last 3 years has nissan and ford stepped up to match the moosemotor in size, making their own 3,5's. a second gen motor is already hotrodded--just install it into a smaller vehicle to up the p/w ratio.


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Old 03-21-2012, 12:46 AM
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in logical progression, I am working on a chrysler powered toyota previa van. it has much nicer coachworks and the frame stringers are 43" apart, much more accommodating for the wider, gen two HO 3.5.
I'll have feasibility drawings for it coming--


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Old 03-26-2012, 12:23 AM
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:35 PM
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what is it?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:41 PM
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:14 AM
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Is that a panorama review mirror?


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Old 04-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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46" wide, 8 panels. I was going to work in visors too, but top tint may negate the need. I paint it next and set the mirrors with rtv. I may draw a string down it's length and align the glass first. some of the panels are off a little and get me cross-eyed looking at them.
this was something I have wanted to build for over 20 years. it uses the oe visor mount pads instead of drilling new holes.


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Old 04-08-2012, 10:47 PM
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if I'm going to put oil in, I must replace the forward shaft seals on the engine-- never did it before, but I have a factory manual and most of the special tools it prescribes. once i am familiar with this procedure, i can do it to my 97 trep too. its wet underneath.
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what a *****!!
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I'll tack it here
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it works!!!
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I have been putting this off for a year and a half.


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Old 04-11-2012, 11:29 AM
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I had to jack up the front to pull the wheels from the crank.
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there was an obvious leak. I cleaned it all up with some brushes, solvent and rags. the belt cog is keyed by a dowell that punches into the hollow center for removal. don't lose it!! then the way is clear to r/r the seal
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I got this tool from miller spx. it augers into the seal with a couple of taps and pulls it out without scratching anything.
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of course the lip separated from the rest as it is dry and cracked.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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a little light oil on the shaft and some contact cement or gaska-cinch on the outer diameter and it seals best. install while the cement is still wet.
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another bottoming tool for the autistic mechanic installs the belt cog prefectly
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the water pump was leaking too
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and behind the pump manifold three o-rings died of old age
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this all cleaned up fine, after i knocked the old seals out
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now I am waiting on the cam seal tools and viton o-rings - the dealer ones dont fit well.


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Old 04-17-2012, 11:20 PM
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still waiting on o-rings and tools
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