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Forum: performance & suspension Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Plenty of Ford in that range that are fine. I...

Plenty of Ford in that range that are fine. I had to look awhile, but my $1300 12 valve pulls great and nothing on it is really expensive. It also gets 4-5 mpg over the less powerful though...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Can you get it to shift under 25? There isn't...

Can you get it to shift under 25?
There isn't really any break in, they are best new and go down from there.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,010
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Dodge uses a bracket from the MC bolt to hold...

Dodge uses a bracket from the MC bolt to hold the distribution block just left of the MC.

The simplest belt option is ditch the tensioner, flop the alt into that space, and get a belt sort...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 234
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Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I doubt you will need power steering. On...

I doubt you will need power steering.

On the 5.0 Sprite, we ran the manifolds on the opposite side exiting forward.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-24-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,178
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Get out of my mind man:-P Maybe could get...

Get out of my mind man:-P

Maybe could get to 3 in 4LO.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Trailer reg is $30/yr, and truck is weight based,...

Trailer reg is $30/yr, and truck is weight based, so the truck with a ramp body will be more.


You can, and the Banks kit works well, IMO as well as the Powerstroke. The van body is a miserable...
Forum: performance & suspension 08-19-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,178
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Damn, my trailer is 2300, but having the winch is...

Damn, my trailer is 2300, but having the winch is really nice.
Regardless of towing capacity, don't forget to subtract 10% of the towed weight from the vehicles hauling capacity for tongue weight.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,178
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Did you subtract tongue weight , passengers,...

Did you subtract tongue weight , passengers, tools, parts, and cargo appropriately from your capacities.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,178
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
The hitch is attached to something solid. ...

The hitch is attached to something solid.
Axles and tires are at least designed with occasional towing in mind
If something goes wrong, your nice car isn't demolished.
10 ply tires....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Longest neutral drop ever.

Longest neutral drop ever.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,178
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
With the tongue weight already maxed, you cannot...

With the tongue weight already maxed, you cannot have enough weight in the back of the wagon to give you good control in an emergency maneuver. Don't be a fool.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Ive seen it happen after refilling a system that...

Ive seen it happen after refilling a system that had bled out a hole in the hard line.
Patch
Fill
Jack it up and bleed by cycling wheel
Fire up, runs normal, all quiet....
Touch the steering...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
If it will do it sitting still, it's your rack.

If it will do it sitting still, it's your rack.
Forum: showroom 08-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,247
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
****** that **** the **** out!

****** that **** the **** out!
Forum: performance & suspension 08-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
2 tubes? hacksaw should work fine.

2 tubes? hacksaw should work fine.
Forum: website & board 07-26-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 21,801
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
That's rough, I was disappointed in my junk ...

That's rough, I was disappointed in my junk getting 27.5 drafting a Dirtmax at 85.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Yep, that right there is about 80% of starter...

Yep, that right there is about 80% of starter problems, strangely enough, fresh contacts are only sold for ~20% of starters.
Not that some reshaped copper pipe won't work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
It's out of power steering fluid, and those are...

It's out of power steering fluid, and those are the last 4 drops..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,179
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Ice pack any dubious control units or sensors,...

Ice pack any dubious control units or sensors, if it gets better you have a suspect.
Friend had a car that only wold go about 4 miles without an ice pack for the ECU:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 969
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
most likely an intake gasket leak. A...

most likely an intake gasket leak.

A little gunk in a delivery valve will keep one injector from doing its job too.

Raising the idle when doing the line crack check helps lessen the idle...
Forum: showroom 07-04-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Somehow you missed this? <iframe width="560"...

Somehow you missed this?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2GyuPp7na80" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Zazzle does not love Dave Barton:rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,569
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Or cut a V8 badge to 8V

Or cut a V8 badge to 8V
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I've been putting Moog, Spicer, and Precision in...

I've been putting Moog, Spicer, and Precision in heavily worked trucks, and am not plagued with failures.
Something to think about if you are on the edge strength wise, a greasable joint is hollow,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 461
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
First thing I check, after running 2500-3000 RPM...

First thing I check, after running 2500-3000 RPM for 2 minutes, is the catalytic converter hotter at the outlet than the inlet?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
In the original application, they are referred...

In the original application, they are referred to as a "Gov-bomb" for their tendency to shoot parts everywhere.
They are good for not getting stuck in astock and moderately driven street vehicle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
it depends on your skill with zip-ties.

it depends on your skill with zip-ties.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
http://www.pbsboatstore.com/racor-1000fh.htm?feed=...

http://www.pbsboatstore.com/racor-1000fh.htm?feed=Froogle&gclid=CjgKEAjw2pSdBRCc5Or_vuWw7TgSJAA5txZgHpnfZwN61p-Qd4P_EGCpCxPCORUEmlCD1J3i9TD9SPD_BwE
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_gui...

http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_guide_content/en_us/images/0900c152/80/06/3f/fa/medium/0900c15280063ffa.gif
Notches at arrow. MLS gaskets usually have holes instead.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
in 2 places on every piston. Unless you put...

in 2 places on every piston.

Unless you put the last gasket on, I'd assume it was wrong.
Forum: performance & suspension 06-10-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I don't know, but the clutch in my diesel really...

I don't know, but the clutch in my diesel really isn't anything to write home about.
Forum: showroom 06-10-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
That was posted here awhile back, maybe was on...

That was posted here awhile back, maybe was on ebay?
I remember there was soem description of work done.
Forum: showroom 06-10-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Pretty sure this is house gun with a house paint...

Pretty sure this is house gun with a house paint left at the end of a job. Dont reallly know, it was the PO's work, and I never met him. I replaced the worst oversprayed windows and stuff....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
???? The only legal thing about that...

???? The only legal thing about that conversion in California is that as a pickup, you need commercial platess (reg fees by weight) which will come out around $60, just like before.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I find these...

I find these (http://www.mikestools.com/DW1220-DeWALT--516in-Pilot-Pt-Cobalt_DW1220.aspx) pretty efficient for spot welds....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 911
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I don't think it's one that came in Volvo,...

I don't think it's one that came in Volvo, guessing VW LT, which we never got here.


Gas, but the Brazil ford superduty motor might be a decent fit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 911
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
What tranny is that on the cutaway motor?

What tranny is that on the cutaway motor?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 911
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
A lot of people have thought that, and most of...

A lot of people have thought that, and most of them lost an engine 2-4 weeks after somebody did that.

Also your manual sucks, the real one provides part numbers for both tools.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 911
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Threads started my me, search for service tools. ...

Threads started my me, search for service tools.
Or use the tranny.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,569
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
I doubt it will be that different, my Fbird is...

I doubt it will be that different, my Fbird is pretty close to 3K with the V8 and a full interior.
I wold not compare the original motor, but a TBI /TPI, htey are cheap and very simple swap. Not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,200
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Even using an impact. I run them down 1/8 of a...

Even using an impact. I run them down 1/8 of a turn shy with the gun, then click each nut 2x to be sure. Nothing ruins customer confidence faster than losing a wheel.

I've seen em so tight I...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
the Southwest isn't really known for its soft...

the Southwest isn't really known for its soft ground, and his 1 ton junk will support ~40's before really needing mods.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
get some penetrating oil on there take a deep...

get some penetrating oil on there
take a deep socket that fits over the stud , and set it against the offending nut.
Now with a 3-4 LB hammer hammer that socket toward the wheel.
Hit it hard for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,200
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
As was mentioned 2 posts above you, you can't...

As was mentioned 2 posts above you, you can't check torque that way. Breakaway torque has little to do with tightening torque.
I use my Milwaukee 18V impact. It will snap car and 1/2 ton lug...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Like a Chevy truck frame will care? Blazer...

Like a Chevy truck frame will care?

Blazer frame, wheelbase stretched 4-5" for better ride and articulation.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,569
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Well at least for the ill handling, it will be...

Well at least for the ill handling, it will be light weight.

I'd go with the 700R, bolt it to the TH350 mounts, and your redblock will be ~2" forward for distributor clearance, the shifter will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,200
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
We took 2 to the calibrator on the snap on truck,...

We took 2 to the calibrator on the snap on truck, and they were just as accurate as his new ones, just a much cheaper feel and sometimes they snap.

A used beam wrench is also 100% reliable and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
1 you are aiming at the steel. 2 the part the...

1 you are aiming at the steel.
2 the part the bolt goes into is generally a much bigger heat sink than the bolt.
3 if you get the steel bolt hot enough, it's softer than the aluminum...run a nut...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Read threads I started for one about broken...

Read threads I started for one about broken bolts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
If the threads are tapered, it's NPT. It's not ...

If the threads are tapered, it's NPT.
It's not gonna be imperial.
Fair chance you can find a metric bolt that fits, but use a seal washer.
Or just close the hole and put it back in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By 745 TurboGreasel
Lincoln standard universal plug.

Lincoln standard universal plug.
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