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Old 08-27-2018, 03:23 PM   #251
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Nice heating tricks -- down this way, in the summertime, I just set it in the sun. Especially with black paint -- it heats right up.
Seems like at my place no matter where it goes it ends up with a bug stuck to it and some hair from the golden retriever
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:21 PM   #252
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Seems like at my place no matter where it goes it ends up with a bug stuck to it and some hair from the golden retriever
That's my 'redneck patina'.....if I can trap a few mosquitos = worth it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:27 AM   #253
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You guys crack me up. We come up with some serious ingenuity when we are building cars =)

I was surprised how well the carpet and rear seat bottom cleaned up with some purple power and a pressure washer. Gotta figure out either a big heel plate for the drivers area or a new front carpet piece.

Managed to track down the van only accelerator pedal plug that I needed and got it wired into the harness. Note to peeps, Vans have a different plug on them =)



There is not many newer vans in wrecking yards around here. My search took me to the most sketchy wrecking yard I have ever been too. Super nice guys but sketchy. They had some super cool cars in there, stuff you dont see in wrecking yards that are on the beaten path.



Got the emergency brake cables figured out, I am using the Lokar cables for an 8.8 they will adapt easily with the adjusters and everything. Got them in, ran the fuel pump wire up and around the rear seat area.



Threw this stuff back in to see how it would look, it looks so much better just being clean. Cannot wait to get the rest of the interior in. Gotta find some brown parts and pieces though.



Still waiting for rear brakes to show up, driveline is done, just need to pick it up in Portland. Have one wire to terminate and I can check to make sure it turns over and stuff, pull program from ECU so that we can work on programming.

I need to have it able to roll in the next few weeks.

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Old 08-29-2018, 11:32 AM   #254
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Got an adapter that I thought would work for the fronts to be able to roll it on my old F100 wheels and tires....nope.

I need a shorter spring combo. Trying to fit this much wheel and tire is going to require every bit of space I can get. Right now the spring and adjuster are below the top of the tire so the tire hits that. I cannot go any lower on the suspension settings or I get into the tire even more. It looks like I need at least an inch shorter spring.

But the wheels and tires actually look pretty good on there. This is a 275 on a 10" wheel. I could easily roll, pull and stretch the fender to clear this wheel and tire.





Its got that meaty look to it, I dig it.

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Old 08-29-2018, 12:08 PM   #255
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Cars look so much better when they get some big tires on.

Yours is looking great.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:28 PM   #256
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Quick question--did you have any collision with coil #7 and the brake booster? I can't tell from the pictures.

BTW thanks a lot for all the pictures they're really handy!
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:12 AM   #257
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Cars look so much better when they get some big tires on.

Yours is looking great.
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Quick question--did you have any collision with coil #7 and the brake booster? I can't tell from the pictures.

BTW thanks a lot for all the pictures they're really handy!
No issues at all with booster to coil. I have tons of room there, even if you slid the mounts back as far as you could I think you would be ok for clearance.

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Old 08-30-2018, 09:26 PM   #258
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Quick question--did you have any collision with coil #7 and the brake booster? I can't tell from the pictures.

BTW thanks a lot for all the pictures they're really handy!
I have zero issues either. I have to take coil off to get the booster off but thats a 3 minute ordeal. I do wish there was more room between front of oil pan and steering rack with these ls mounts.
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:45 PM   #259
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I do wish there was more room between front of oil pan and steering rack with these ls mounts.
What oil pan and whose mounts?
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:30 AM   #260
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What oil pan and whose mounts?
Holly 302-1 oil pan and STS machining mounts.

I agree, a little more room would be nice, I talked with Scott about it a little bit. I put in a later model rack and gained a c hair more room now.

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Old 08-31-2018, 10:20 AM   #261
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Sorry Sean - question directed at TX240’s set up....
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:46 PM   #262
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Holly 302-1 oil pan and STS machining mounts.

I agree, a little more room would be nice, I talked with Scott about it a little bit. I put in a later model rack and gained a c hair more room now.

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What huckster said. I have this exact setup.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:52 AM   #263
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Thx - lots of folks looking at the threads for ideas of how they wanna do the swap - so more data points about who did what can help others. I used a thinner oil pan and lowered my rack a little to let me get the motor a bit lower. And that helped with booster clearance as well.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:58 PM   #264
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Thx - lots of folks looking at the threads for ideas of how they wanna do the swap - so more data points about who did what can help others. I used a thinner oil pan and lowered my rack a little to let me get the motor a bit lower. And that helped with booster clearance as well.
Im not having a booster clearance problem its just lifting the trans higher for a more straighter alignment of the engine parallel with the car but with the rack being in like a 1/8" proximity it makes it much harder even with that thinner holley oil pant.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:07 PM   #265
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I’m 3 degrees down in back; pinion 3 degrees up.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:36 PM   #266
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I’m 3 degrees down in back; pinion 3 degrees up.
I think I'm 5º degrees down
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:56 AM   #267
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...which helps with booster clearance no doubt...
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:37 AM   #268
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Hey! That is one great project man! Love it! Makes me want to start playing with my 242 aswell

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Old 09-02-2018, 06:12 PM   #269
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Also, nice Taco, 6spd? And I want your canopy.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:35 PM   #270
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...which helps with booster clearance no doubt...
I have booster clearance regardless of +5/-5 degrees
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:38 PM   #271
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Just trying to point out the lower it is in the back, the more you move away from the booster.
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:47 AM   #272
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Also, nice Taco, 6spd? And I want your canopy.
Thanks,, its not what it looks like it is. Its a 4 cylinder 5 speed (SR) that I put all the suspension off a TRD, flares wheels and tires on. They were all take off's I got for less than $1,000 so it made total sense. Only thing I still need to add is a rear locker, the rear electronic limited slip works suprisingly well though. I dont love the look of the canopy but I sure love the functionality of it. I have a little over 20,000 miles in 8 months and not a single issue with it. Hands down the best little truck I have ever owned.

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I have booster clearance regardless of +5/-5 degrees
Pics? Not sure how you are having clearance issues there though, I can easily fit my hand between the two. I am at 3 degrees as well, with the old rack it just touched the pan, with the new rack I have less than mm of clearance. Neither are moving parts though so I am not worried now.

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Just trying to point out the lower it is in the back, the more you move away from the booster.
True.

Zero time to work on the car the past few weeks and will be very little progress in the coming weeks. I did manage to pickup my newly rebuilt driveline from my buddy Brian in Portland, hands down the best drivelines anywhere. Had him use the heavy duty STS carrier bearing in it.



Powdercoated carrier crossmember and new hardware (Need fender washers still) all new hardware for the rear flange as well. Applied new undercoating to the rest of the underbody at this point as well. Its not perfect, but its hard to spray when the car isnt on a lift.





Rear brakes showed up at the parts place Friday so I am going to try and get those installed this evening if possible, I could even potentially get the Emergency Brake cables cut to length and hooked up.

Plan is to have a roller in the next 2 weeks.

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Old 09-04-2018, 11:03 AM   #273
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Lookin' good! Share your thinking on a 2-piece vs. 1-piece DS on this one. Lots of people struggle trying to figure out which approach they want to take.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:49 AM   #274
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Lookin' good! Share your thinking on a 2-piece vs. 1-piece DS on this one. Lots of people struggle trying to figure out which approach they want to take.
I did not want to chop out the tunnel for driveline clearances. 2 piece allows you to clear that no problem. Yes its more moving parts, but also more strength in the tube itself. You can run a smaller tube diameter and thicker walls on the smaller diameter tube. If you want to go one piece, you are going to have to increase the tube diameter and run into even more tunnel clearance issues.

I am no driveline guy though. I am sure that others have widely different opinions than mine. Some hate the 2 piece, some hate the one piece, some hate the carrier bearing. I had a 2 piece in the F100 with zero issues.

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Old 09-04-2018, 02:29 PM   #275
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That's the kind of laying out of the variables that helps folks make the best decision in their circumstances. Thx....
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