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Old 08-09-2019, 11:37 PM   #226
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I know I'm doing ok when I get no comments but a ton of views lol. Hope to assemble the rear this week, then have to figure out how to put the Brembo Z17 calipers on it, and order up my axles.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:02 AM   #227
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Comment for comment bro
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:02 AM   #228
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That axle looks industrial btw
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:56 PM   #229
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Fair enough, I should comment more on others projects, some really good stuff being done right now by very skilled guys. I have nothing to add to most of them except compliments, but I should do more of that.

The rear is pretty industrial, apparently I can run 44" tires without hurting it haha, the offroad crowd at the shop has been shocked when they saw the car, they want it for their jacked up Jeeps and trucks. The Truetrac says it will be way stronger than the 35 spline axles. So, I'll find what the next weakest link is fairly quickly I'm sure.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #230
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Ehhhh, I'll bet the trans goes long before the rear end
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:35 PM   #231
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The TKO 600? Should be pretty strong and it has some mods, but I have no experience with it yet. It is the strongest Tremec as far as I know. Can't wait to find out haha
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:56 PM   #232
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It is the strongest Tremec as far as I know.
I'm not sure where you got that info. Tremec website says TKO is good for 600 ft.lbs. Magnum XL is bolt for 700.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:07 PM   #233
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Ok, I was wrong there apparently. But since I don't make 600 ft lbs yet I'm not that worried. When I turbo it then we may have a problem, and the XL won't solve it. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. The engine is currently about 450 hp, but I don't know how much torque, the dyno broke during my final run, but its probably not much more than the hp, who knows. I'm sure it's not 600 though. In my experience, higher end parts are always a bit under rated, but who knows..
The end goal is a low pressure turbo system so it will probably be fine. I am more worried about the trailing arms and rear suspension getting twisted up.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:21 PM   #234
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Stopped by Eastwood company today, got a quart of Rust encapsulator, a couple cans of Extreme Chassis black, a can of internal frame coating, 50 lbs of 70-100 glass bead, and few other goodies, in the hopes of getting it on the lift Sunday....
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #235
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Sweet...get some progress pictures.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:49 PM   #236
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I'll have some this week, or else!!! Haha, my shop space has been used for refreshing a B230 for a customer this week, as soon as it's free I'm pulling the B21 from the car. Also I had to do what I could to get the shop owners car project finished before we start mine, but it is my turn now.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:54 PM   #237
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It wasn't my turn but today it finally was. A small amount of progress at least...



Anyone need an M46 or B21 parts?
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:41 PM   #238
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I want to hit it with a power washer so bad.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:14 PM   #239
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Me too! We might get snow tomorrow, it's a bit cold for that! I just found a Honda powered pressure washer that needs a little love to run, once it's going I'll do it as long as the temp is above 32 degrees.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:00 PM   #240
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You are braver than I am. The coldest I'm ever willing to run one is ~45 degrees. Anything colder is inside under a comfy blanket time.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:18 PM   #241
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You are braver than I am. The coldest I'm ever willing to run one is ~45 degrees. Anything colder is inside under a comfy blanket time.
you'da hated my old job at the marina. End of season meant hauling and washing boats, used to run a power washer for 8-10hrs a day in 30deg temps, soaked head to toe.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:05 PM   #242
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That sounds awful.

I have the carb soaking, we'll see if it fires up, or if I have to find another one.

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Old 12-14-2019, 09:52 PM   #243
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So I got the pressure washer working, it was 45 degrees today, but lightly raining. Screw it, I started anyway. Fired it up and water shot out of every possible place on the hose and nozzle that it could possibly come out of...I was completely soaked head to toe in a couple seconds lol, dammit! I tried to use it anyway but there wasn't enough pressure left after all the leaks to get anything done...
At least everyone at the shop got a good laugh.
Off to find another hose and gun assembly...
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:04 AM   #244
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Got a warmer day, 45 degrees F, and a new hose and gun assembly. Round 1 of engine bay cleaning complete. The pressure washer just need a zip tie to hold it at full throttle, now it works great!

Getting pushed a bit to paint the engine bay. I kinda like the brown with green but what do you guys think? If it gets painted, black is what it would be.

Who knew the power steering rack had so much nice aluminum under all that grime?



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Old 01-21-2020, 09:35 PM   #245
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Spent the first half of the day cleaning the engine bay so more, then got bored with that, so got the new oil pan out. Installed the hinged baffled tray, removed and cleaned the windage tray, installed the new oil pickup tube, and installed the new pan. Fingers crossed, I will assemble the engine and trans tomorrow and drop it in the car. Finally!!

Looking good in there.






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Old 01-21-2020, 09:38 PM   #246
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:29 PM   #247
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This is looking really good- nice work!
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:08 PM   #248
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so clean!
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:04 PM   #249
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments!

Reached a milestone moment today! The engine and transmission are in the car. Next time I will not try to put them in while assembled haha, that really made it more difficult. The hydraulic throw out bearing took a while to figure out properly. A couple unexpected problems arose though...



Problem 1: So I really thought it would fit better in the engine bay, there is absolutely no way to shut the hood. It's not shocking the truck intake doesn't fit under the flat hood, I obviously need a new lower profile intake.

Problem 1.5: The alternator is the next item that prevents the hood from closing. That one was a bit of a surprise, so I need to relocate the accessories.







Problem 2: The transmission hits the trans cross member. The shifter is not coming out through the hole correctly, it is pretty far forward. To get mount to bolt in, the crossmember needs to move back an inch, but it is out of adjustment. I guess I need to open the slots on the crossmember and notch the trans tunnel a bit for the shifter. I don't know what to do about the trans hitting the crossmember yet, shave a bit off the bottom of the trans case and a little off the crossmember?







Despite the issues, I am very happy to have them sitting in the car, it's about time hahaha
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The crossmember is mounted upside down...
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