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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

The Lounge / Re: Martial Arts, fitness, etc...
« on: April 29, 2020, 11:47:00 AM »
"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

Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 29, 2020, 11:03:54 AM »
Pan capacity doesn't matter too much when the oil sloshes away from the pickup.  The perk of an accusump is that it will pressurize your oil galleys, not just dump oil into the pan.

That is true, I do have a trap door to help with that, but I guess the accusump would be extra insurance.  CVR has  a pretty nice looking 3qt piece.  I am planning on doing a thermostatic oil cooler set up, and would likely add this at the same time

Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:38:47 AM »
I would do that. You running an oil cooler? You might also consider an accusump as an insurance policy.

No, I foolishly got rid of the OEM oil cooler adapter a long time ago before I knew what I was doing.  I am considering doing a thermostatic set up.  I am not totally sold on doing an accusump because I do have the large capacity oil pan, but maybe.

I agree. .0015 is pretty tight for an iron block.  .0020 to .0025 would be better.
As long as pressure is good, you may still be ok with 10w30 oil and an oil cooler.  More flow helps keep bearing temps down.

Yes I have talked to some friends that are engineers in the automotive industry and they agree that I should run the thinnest oil that delivers 10 psi/1000 rpm, anything more is just adding drag and heat, reducing HP

Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 27, 2020, 10:31:29 AM »
.0015" is tight for a drift motor. I'd go .0025" min and make up the clearance with oil weight.

If it's an aluminum block, you should run tighter main bearing clearance, as the clearance increases when up to temp.

Iron block, I think I am going to open up the tolerances and run real 15w50 racing oil

Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:38:59 AM »
Any idea on the bearing clearances? How does the crank look and any marks or grooves in it? I'd send the oil in but have you cut the filter open yet to inspect the media?

At face value you have plenty of oil pressure it sounds like. Do you drift the thing? Have an accusump? aftermarket oil pan? This could be due to poor oil control in the pan and pickup.

Bearing clearances are within the acceptable range of 0.0008" to 0.0025", I believe they were 0.0015"  Yes I drift it, I have an aftermarket 8 qt oil pan with trap door, windage tray and crank scraper and the appropriate pick up.

I tend to think LOF is on the right track.
It sounds like your oil pressure is in the normal range, but you could be having intermittent losses that you don't notice on the gauge when driving.

That could be the case since it is hard to look at the oil pressure while sideways

Look at the top of the bearing where the locator notch is. That's a lot of wear. There should be near zero wear there. It all happens (supposed to) at the bottom of the cap. I'm thinking the journal was out of round or the main cap shifted

I think the picture might be misleading.  There is no wear at the tops by the notch, it looks like to me all the wear is at the middle or bottom of the bearing

Drivetrain / Re: Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:35:06 PM »
If you primed it I would not think lack of assembly lube was your problem. What is lowish pressure at hot idle? If you have ~20 PSI at hot idle you are probably good.

On that bearing can you feel anything dragging your fingernail across it?

yea it is definitely over 20 psi, very slightly I can feel something when I drag a fingernail across it.  I am running a filter adapter that blocks off the high pressure bypass, is there a chance I damaged the filter media with excessive oil pressure?  I am probably going to send the oil from the filter to blackstone for analysis

Drivetrain / Accelerated Bearing wear from not using assembly lube
« on: April 24, 2020, 08:19:20 AM »
I did not know better when I rebuilt my engine a few years ago and did not use assembly lube, just coated with 30 weight oil.  I am getting gray/silver streaks in my oil so I pulled the pan and a main cap.  This is what I saw.

Do you guys think this was the result of poor first start up lubrication?  I primed the engine with the starter before starting.

I also have lowish oil pressure when the oil is hot and at idle. as soon as I give it gas, oil pressure shoots up to 50-60psi.  I have a stock pump with high pressure spring.

Build Threads / Re: Joel's garage build / organization
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:46:21 AM »
I see those t8 fixtures you have would not have been ideal at all.  I have the 2 bulb T8 fixtures in my garage and they are all low profiile as well.  I really like how the 4k looks, definitely doing that with my replacement bulbs. 

Do they not have sunbelt rentals or the like on your Island?

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