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Interior/Exterior / Re: DIY Paint Job Advice
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:28:58 AM »
Looking good!  if you want to do something different for bare metal primer you could always use some preval sprayers, a bit better than just a standard rattle can

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Interior/Exterior / Re: DIY Paint Job Advice
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:47:42 AM »
I would do anything you can to not sand in the booth, I think that it may seem like a shortcut but you will end up hating it in the end

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The Lounge / Re: Need some 8.8 spider gears
« on: June 22, 2020, 04:04:22 PM »
Did you find a set of spider gears yet??  I have a set i'm not using, located in canada

Yes I actually found mine, they were stashed in the garage, thank you though!

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Too bad the wrap didn't turn out well, I love the color!  Also for the bumpsteer, it may be easier to lengthen the ball joint, depending on how the taper and stuff is on the knuckle.  I think that raising the knuckle could accomplish a similar result

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:54:41 PM »
The S1 is super cool.    I really like it.   I don't know that it makes me any faster, but I definitely can't miss a shift unless I do something stupid.   Honestly the point was FUN though, and fun it is.

Also, I fixed the VSS today and dialed it in.    Another one off the list.   I did a few other small things as well:

Trimmed my fuel rail shims 0.15" in the mill to snug up the passenger side.
Cleaned out some oil from the intercooler from when I forgot to turn on my scavenge pump (whoops)
Shortened two of the bolts for the strut tower bar that were too long.
Found one of the strut tower bar bolts that I'd lost.
Cleaned up under the hood.

I would love to have the S1 for drifting, it could actual make a difference because it would be less thinking and faster to change gears mid drift.  I just can't justify the price tag though, any idea if something similar could be done DIY?

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I found this on the web too, has the 12V solenoid integrated into the end of the cylinder, but no idea on the capacity.  May call and see and try it out


https://f-o-a.com/shop/foa-oil-accumulator/

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The Lounge / Re: Anyone near Norfolk/ VA Beach?
« on: June 09, 2020, 07:31:47 PM »
I ocassionally bring my LT1 FB to Richmond Raceway for drifting

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The Lounge / Need some 8.8 spider gears
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:25:51 PM »
Does anyone by chance have a set of Ford 8.8 open diff spider gears?  I foolishy threw mine put and need them again so I can get rid of my mini spool

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Build Threads / Re: 94 fd3s with 2017 lt1 6.2l
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:40:28 AM »
It's been quite some time I know but been busy lately with other things work mostly, but here are a few things that I have done since last post the rear end is all together now and in the car rear end is settled just need to add diff fluid later.  Recently purchased all fittings and hoses for the fuel system.  I went with the Aeromotive Phantom stealth 350 fuel system for the in-tank set up because the pressure before the high pressure pump has to stay at a minimum pressure level constant.  I then have a stainless steel reusable filter that leads to a fuel pressure regulator that connects to the high pressure roller pump and a return line back to the fuel pump hanger which i modified to have two -6an lines come off it.  As for the engine I have had it in and out of the car a few times as im trying to get it to sit low enough to close the hood. Ive been trying different motor mounts and things im getting close as for the hood its a Siebon Carbon Fiber hood if I were to run just the samberg ls motor mounts with the ICT mounting plates but no buiscuts i can close the hood but im not about to do it like that any ideas out there this engine is just a little taller .....maybe cut the mounts down 1in im not sure but thats where im at.  I also took all the factory wire out of the car and will be installing the racepak smart wire street bundle set up with the iq3 street dash.  so got a few things left to do but should be really cool when done i will post pics up later today.

you could space the subframe down off the frame rails, messes with steering geometry though

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:32:27 AM »
Yeah, I really like that build.   Most of that stuff isn't super great in a car that sees a lot of sunlight/heat IMHO though.

That is a good point, always could use the 3d printed pieces and then fiberglass over, but that would be a lot of extra work for probably not much gain.

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Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: May 12, 2020, 08:27:42 AM »
I'm working on ideas for the center console also.   The lid of it anyway, forward of the shifter.   The aluminum plate layout I have is "fine" and looks "ok" but it's not very interesting.    I have to redo a bunch of it because a couple buttons (the traction control switch for example) are moving/going away, and the trim knobs for ECU control are moving up to where the head unit used to be (and that has also gone away).

I'm planning on modifying the layout where the buttons for the power windows are, and maybe doing sometime like a forged carbon finish on it.

Open for ideas that are fairly accomplish-able.  :)

Have you seen what @3DMagicMike has done with 3D printed pieces for his 620 build?  He does lots of cool little switch holders, basically bolt on overlay bezels that give a great finished look.  I know you could knock those out easily.


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Drivetrain / Re: Well crap, dropped a cylinder today.
« on: May 06, 2020, 10:52:34 AM »
Sorry to hear!  I would definitely check all the exterior things first before you go tearing the heads off.  Hopefully it is just an injector or plug wire.

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Build Threads / Re: Clueless Ls2 Convertible
« on: May 04, 2020, 08:00:24 AM »
Looks like you are getting close!  Is it all wired up now?

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Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 29, 2020, 03:01:38 PM »
I have the 2qt Accusump in my car. I have an LS with a trap door baffle in a stock pan, and it has never activated on the track. I run one extra quart of oil in the pan. I also have a oil cooler and Mocal oil thermostat. I put the Accusump in for insurance, but the pressurized starts are a great side benefit.

If going for "insurance" you probably don't need the 3 quart system. Then you can decide if you want to do manual or electronic actuation. If it is just a drift or solo fun car, manual is probably the way to go.

If you do electronic off a pressure switch, put it on a relay, it works a LOT better that way. Also it helps to add a light so you know when you have low oil pressure and the thing comes on.

Thanks for the info!  I have no idea why I did not do this when I rebuilt my motor.  the 2 qt reservoirs are cheap.  How do you have everything plumbed?  Do you have a check valve so the accumulator pushes oil one way only?

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The Lounge / Re: Martial Arts, fitness, etc...
« on: April 29, 2020, 11:47:00 AM »
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"I'm pretty proud of where I've come considering that a little more than 2 years ago I was 250+ lbs. and couldn't jog 1/4 mile.    Been <190 lbs for almost 8 months (which is my target weight).    If anyone wants to do this, my advice is just get out there and do it!"

That is same as me and I cannot break 200.  Back up to 218 now and need to re-focus and try again.  Been 201 and 200.3 lbs before for weeks and never got under.  I felt like I was one good sh*t away from breaking into the 'ones' but... nope.  Then I got frustrated and started eating carbs again. 

Intermittent fasting has helped me eat like a 12 yr old at candy store and not blow up to 300lbs but I need a massive overhaul of diet combined with IF and some resistance training I think.

I exercise so much now that I eat whatever I want for dinner most of the time.   Just minimal snacks and no lunch most days.    Granola for breakfast and a big dinner.   Over a year now and still holding strong.   

If you can get the exercise habit, it helps a lot.

Big Breakfast with protein is key, I usually have 2 eggs and a meat of some sort, keeps me going all day and we then eat dinner at 5pm

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