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Old 06-26-2019, 01:38 PM   #651
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Heh, it looks like an Ez Out now
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:45 PM   #652
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Heh, it looks like an Ez Out now
That's what I thought it was.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:30 AM   #653
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I have a new view of this project now that I know you can just go out and buy a 'Vette.
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:46 AM   #654
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I have a new view of this project now that I know you can just go out and buy a 'Vette.
Someone should report him to the IRS
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:51 AM   #655
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I got $500 (shipped of course) for the car, after you fix the oil pump drive.
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I didn't think there was anything to the whole 7/9 thing, but I have to say that my 745T is the only Volvo I've owned that blew up and self-immolated.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:44 PM   #656
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I got $500 (shipped of course) for the car, after you fix the oil pump drive.
He'd probably pay you that to take it and free up the garage space for the 'Vette.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:24 PM   #657
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Found the oil pump drive twisted (it's supposed to be a straight hex all the way down!) and snapped.
Are you running gear oil in there, or what? Holy cow.

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Bro does a lot more driving than I do, and has a much higher threshold for annoyance at old cars' shenanigans.
Amen to that. I know in theory it's possible to build a toy to be a reliable as a new car, but I've seldom seen it done. Every time I've tried, I get thwarted by the replacement parts industry that's made-in-China-by-the-lowest-bidder. Stuff just doesn't last the way OEM did, that's all there is to it. I've bought parts from the dealer with only slightly better results.

I've been drooling on your fab skills for months, probably should have chimed in to say so. I well recall what a stock Mustang 5.0 feels like at 3000+ lbs, can only imagine what a mostly stock 5.0 feels like when hauling 2/3 of that weight. Could a person be allowed to have that much fun?
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:36 PM   #658
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The oil pump twist-n-fail is evidently not all that unusual.

Still haven't done the teardown... have been busy with typical summer stuff. But I suspect there's a wee little chunk-o-crud in there that locked the pump, and the drive is what failed first.

Thanks for the compliments on the fab techniques! Learning process for sure.

As far as DD reliable - I think this car really could get there easily enough. All the drivetrain electronics are full stock OEM Ford, so should be pretty bulletproof. It's just dealing with things like the wipers (iffy) heat (none) stereo (ditto) that make it kind of an... unusual choice for DD work.
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