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Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By esmth
how is the juice, did it leak out slowly perhaps?

how is the juice, did it leak out slowly perhaps?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By esmth
Nice, Bernie is what the PO called my car too.

Nice, Bernie is what the PO called my car too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By esmth
:nod: The tank pump will run backwards and...

:nod:

The tank pump will run backwards and make noise as described. the car will still run too
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By esmth
is it possible the in-tank pump is wired...

is it possible the in-tank pump is wired backwards? admittedly this happened to me and it was bear to figure out. It never killed my OE main bosch pump tho, just ran like crap.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By esmth
Nice, thank you for the update!! let us know what...

Nice, thank you for the update!! let us know what the lead time for the coleman shaft is. I still have yet to commit to anything.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
I do vaguely recall seeing a step on the carrier...

I do vaguely recall seeing a step on the carrier itself the bearing seated against but I just wanted to be sure! thx for the pix.

I looked through my photo album and couldn't find any better...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
Ok so I scanned thru this thread for the first...

Ok so I scanned thru this thread for the first time in a little bit and I recall during my spartan locker install 1.5 years ago (which is still working beautifully, BTW) I had to cut out the weird...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
my diff has been making scary noises for a little...

my diff has been making scary noises for a little bit. I changed the fluid a couple of times as seen in the history of this thread. This pic is a comparison from 2 week old oil vs brand new oil. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By esmth
This is what I did. That extra 4 inches of room...

This is what I did. That extra 4 inches of room in the bay was nice for maintenance. A 24 inch core inter-cooler with offset end tanks fits up in there surprisingly well with minimal hackage to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By esmth
I did this to a k-jet 398 head but haven't gotten...

I did this to a k-jet 398 head but haven't gotten around to installing it. the hardest part is mounting the fuel rail and fpr clearance but that's not too much of a problem if you can cobble crap...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By esmth
i already bought one as well. I guess the adapter...

i already bought one as well. I guess the adapter was meant for a time when you could get a fox driveshaft at the local wrecker for 17 cents. you live and learn. :e-shrug:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By esmth
ok, i've completely abandoned the idea of the 3.5...

ok, i've completely abandoned the idea of the 3.5 mustange shaft. Thx for input!
This weekend i'll measure my current diff flanges to see if mine takes a normal 1310 or to make sure the new pn...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By esmth
i've went back and forth internally whether i'd...

i've went back and forth internally whether i'd buy new or used and rebuild it. Though it seems difficult to find the 2.95 first gearset around here, (the 3.35 1st seems to be plentiful still) along...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By esmth
looks like 47" is the way to go. just to be sure,...

looks like 47" is the way to go. just to be sure, this is without the yoshi adapter, and with the ranger dampened yoke (it looks slightly longer than standard t5 slip yoke) and with the spicer 1310...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By esmth
ah damn. i'm not that low though. I am actually...

ah damn. i'm not that low though. I am actually thinking about getting softer and lengthier springs for my coilovers at some point this summer.


if i were going with the generic alloy mustang...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By esmth
240 T5 with 3.5" alloy foxbody driveshaft

Hello all,
I have almost completed collecting all the bits and bobs for my T5 swap. I plan to buy a new "Ford Performance Parts Super-Duty T-5" and replace the 0.63 5th gear with the commonly...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,009
Posted By esmth
wow! what a find. I think I paid $65 for mine a...

wow! what a find. I think I paid $65 for mine a year or two ago. Do you have it physically already? Could you measure the primary and secondary DC resistance? I'd like to compare with my OE bosch...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,138
Posted By esmth
i have a single in tank dw200 for about 9 months...

i have a single in tank dw200 for about 9 months now and i have no issues with it. Nice and quieter than stock and more than enough for NA
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By esmth
Do you have the software required to run on the...

Do you have the software required to run on the computer to use this?

Like the willem, this method requires an old computer with a real parallel port. A USB-to 25 pin parallel adapter does not...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
i am hackerman ...

i am hackerman
https://esmth.com/f/210517/IMG_3955_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210517/IMG_3955.jpeg)
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Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 369,729
Posted By esmth
top cog gang

top cog gang
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,431
Posted By esmth
I do recall you saying this before about the det....

I do recall you saying this before about the det. Was the EGR disabled in the firmware? i should have clarified I patched it out on all the ones I tested as I don't have any EGR hardware (yet......
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,431
Posted By esmth
I personally don't see or have had any issues...

I personally don't see or have had any issues swapping in between 2.3L 8v NA ezk bins along with any 2.3L 8v NA LH bins EGR or not and i have tried quite a few combinations long term. The load...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By esmth
i recently did a compression test in my 240 and...

i recently did a compression test in my 240 and opening the throttle vs leaving it closed made zero difference in the reading
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,428
Posted By esmth
Sort of related question, can old valve springs...

Sort of related question, can old valve springs be tested in any way? If they have the same measured rates as they should have new, could they be OK to reuse?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,823
Posted By esmth
if I recall, the VSS sensor in the diff produces...

if I recall, the VSS sensor in the diff produces an AC voltage that is wired to the cluster speedo/odo. Inside that there is a UAF2115 chip which converts the AC frequency to a open collector signal...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-21-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,823
Posted By esmth
Very impressive, both of you. Definitely farther...

Very impressive, both of you. Definitely farther than I have gotten, mine is really only CLI software running on a laptop. I am especially jealous of those neat bread/perf boards. Mine always turn...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,474
Posted By esmth
I will move over to the new thread, just wanted...

I will move over to the new thread, just wanted to tie up loose ends here.



I was not aware those HC05 were full packages of hardware + software to do serial port emulation over bluetooth. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,474
Posted By esmth
speak for yourself hahah:-P, i find it absolutely...

speak for yourself hahah:-P, i find it absolutely fascinating trying to try to understand the LH/EZK assembly. It allows one to do funky things like light the CEL when knock is detected or timing...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
wow thanks, I really appreciate it but i have...

wow thanks, I really appreciate it but i have already implemented it in 8051 assembly for an at89lp52 mcu for practice. I used four mcp9600 thermocouple ICs (which in hindsight i should have only...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,474
Posted By esmth
another thing I wanted to quickly add: Here...

another thing I wanted to quickly add:

Here are the mentioned 1x73 linearize load plots.
Each single x axis 'unit' in the table I think is about load pulse time in microsecond divided by 6. (tq...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,474
Posted By esmth
hello, i too have been doing a very similar thing...

hello, i too have been doing a very similar thing recently, except from the opposite angle. I patched in code in the ezk/lh program to dump data/values of interest over the repurposed OBD port.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
yeah they are 1/8 npt bungs for egt. only put em...

yeah they are 1/8 npt bungs for egt. only put em in for curiosity as i've never had an egt gauge in any of my cars
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
yuck ...

yuck
https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3840_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3840.jpeg)
https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3841_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3841.jpeg)

new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By esmth
some ezks will set the cel temporarily when the...

some ezks will set the cel temporarily when the idle is too low for too long. it won't actually store a code ime.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 70,628
Posted By esmth
wow that is a great idea for the accessory...

wow that is a great idea for the accessory bracket. Alternator under the exhaust manifold on the early redblock really wasn't the best design

Maybe I can copy with a slab of aluminum?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By esmth
do you have a volt meter that can measure the RMS...

do you have a volt meter that can measure the RMS AC voltage? the cheap ones unfortunately cannot. After reading this thread i have been hyper focusing on the lighting flicker at idle and measuring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By esmth
All were moog branded, bought them from rockauto...

All were moog branded, bought them from rockauto on October 8, 2018.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By esmth
i bought new aftermarket control and trailing...

i bought new aftermarket control and trailing arms for mine. They seem fine structurally but the "paint" that comes on them was terrible. Doubtful it would hold up very long. I stripped them and put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By esmth
these are old school computers. They do not have...

these are old school computers. They do not have high impedance inputs like modern stuff. The measurements should be taken with the computer disconnected. The way the ecus read the sensors internally...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,585
Posted By esmth
i didn't know these lumps of pistons could go...

i didn't know these lumps of pistons could go that fast :omg:

what was done to the bottom end, re-ring, hone, and a balance?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-06-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 1,983,351
Posted By esmth
his website has been up and down a ton recently....

his website has been up and down a ton recently. definitely make a backup of the bins/xdfs. The jetronic part his site is borked right now but the rest of it works. The cert is about to expire as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,070
Posted By esmth
My guess here is the exciter circuit high...

My guess here is the exciter circuit high resistance/not working. IME denso alternator will 'work fine' without it but when engine RPM dips it will cut out and back in charging which was noticeable...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
Rebuilt this POS for hopefully the last time....

Rebuilt this POS for hopefully the last time. Chinese regulators suck. Idiot lights work now! Sanded down the commutator to stop it from eating brushes. I thought I was going to need to replace it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,079
Posted By esmth
ah this happened to me. I forget what I did to...

ah this happened to me. I forget what I did to get it out, but I know the ones that went back in were tack welded together!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By esmth
I have a spectra tank with a single dw200 pump...

I have a spectra tank with a single dw200 pump inside. I can't compare the noise to the factory parts, but it was quieter than the stock inline pump and IPD "upgrade" in tank pump what I had before...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By esmth
I see it is 1/3 of the weight, but any other...

I see it is 1/3 of the weight, but any other reason you decided to splurge for lithium instead of, say a pc680?

I have had pc680 in my dd all winter with zero issues
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,680
Posted By esmth
Until a working/proven/reliable engine is made...

Until a working/proven/reliable engine is made with these parts and all the machine work required and bits needed are documented, i'm sticking with the already proven stock/aftermarket parts. Sorry,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,554
Posted By esmth
Late reply, but thank you both for your input. ...

Late reply, but thank you both for your input.

honestly I forgot how I had probed it, probably as you predicted. as the alternator itself charged I just let it be for a bit. Yesterday I decided to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 63,690
Posted By esmth
I gave up on it for a short time and just left...

I gave up on it for a short time and just left the wot section conservative. Until last night I went back to a similar map posted above and it was not happening... :wtf: going to double check...
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