Pretty frickin sweet I think, some of that is mock up (piping, fan, radiator, radiator hose's).
How many times can I say, I CANT WAIT!
FINALLY! I got the oil feed fitting today (excuse my sloppy teflon job).
Check out this sexy braided line! Took me FOREVER! to get this thing tight and its not touching the header!
One of the few things left on the to do list, the lines from the oil cooler adapter to the oil cooler.
Thats all for now folks =D
hey there people, sorry for the delay my internet connection is gone because I moved and it wont be up for a bit, the stang is ready to fire up. Ill be doing that tomorrow and as soon as I can ill have updated pics and hopefully some vid up, until then, see ya!
WHATS UP PEOPLE! THE BEAST IS ALIVE! Here are some updated pics Ill have vids and all that good stuff soon now that I got my movie maker working again I already have some stuff that's just about ready to post, mostly teasers for the good stuff though.
i Can't wait to see this sucker read 16psi.
I still need to wire the lights and ill get a oil temp, a fuel pressure gauge and a radio after I get this new job and have more money.
Pretty sweet I think.
I have more pics I have to post up for the piping.
There more pics and a nice story to go with this down pipe Ill post that later.
Yeah it was loud lol.
Simple set up sounds nice though.
Hose popped off at 5psi on the highway Ill show more to do with this later.
I have more stuff to put up but im short on time so ill catch ya later, stay tuned.
So iv been tinkering around with the stang...
.. not hard to tell huh.
It looks alittle different from these pics, I did this a few days ago now there is heat wrap and I got rid of most of those crapy couplers I had.
Just updated with the look of the heat rap, I'm going to redo this page along with most of the others soon.
See those blue couplers? THEY SUCK A** Iv replaced most of them with the good stuff and the rest is being replaced tomorrow.
That's all for now folks.
GUESS WHAT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! I HAVE AN EXHAUST LEAK but its cool cause I'm getting it taken care off soon. The block off plate I had made for my external wastegate port was to thin and it warped, so off to the yellow pages I go and Ill have a new one made.
Hey hey! wasn't an exhaust leak, at least not in that spot, but GUESS WHAT! my frickin wastegate actuator diaphragm wasn't pulled tight enough, so I tighten it up and ta-da! boooost! Frickin awesome, also I did a tune up with MOTORCRAFT, runs better then ever now.
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I'm making 15 psi at 3000 rpm at wot thanks to my boost controller and it is frickin awesome! im going to probubly raise it to 16 or 17 for now the stang is running better than EVER! I'M FRICKIN READY TO EAT SOME RICE!!!! MAUHAHAHAHAHA!, hey sorry haven't added pics or updated other pics, my sister took my frickin camera, I have it back now but I haven't gotten the link cable so I cant upload >.<. Anyway i have a video camera too ^.^ , going to hunt down a vid capture card soon.
20 psi achived no pinging, however I think I am running a bit rich but I wont be able to tell until I get my hands on a wideband o2 I know I'm not lean tho and that's more important at the moment, good thing I know someone with a wide band huh.
So here is an idea of somethings Id like to do in a few months, i could get a ported head for about 500 bucks, that should be good for about 30-40 hp for me but Ill have to check it out first. Theres a guy I might be able to get in contact with that i can get a cam and some roller followers from, Id make a wild guess and say the cam would get me 15 hp at the least, I'm also going to work on geting the 8.8 installed with a fresh set of 3.55:1 gears and some upper and lower control arms, and finaly Id like to see some dyno numbers, I think that kinda sums it up.
!!!!!!! Guess what! I'm retarded!! due to a misunderstanding I set my timing wrong! Its retard compared to what it should be! Its been pretty sluggish and it was really pissing me off to say the least but a bud helped me see the light and if it wasn't so late and cold outside Id run out there and set it right now! I cant wait! "Timing is easy!" yeah, yeah, yeah, this is learning experence for me and I just learned something! Ha! Anyway this is typed so frickin big cause I'm so frickin stoked AHHHHHH! I wish it was tomorrow so I could set it >.< stay tuned!!
Check it out, this is what it looks like now and a few small mods, notice the radiator difference in the pics, it leaked so I bought a new one and installed it.
Check it out :-D my forge bov! Sounds frickin sweet too I got good a price deal on that, you might be able to tell, I replaced all those crappy blue cheap-o couplers.
Here is my gillis manual boost controller I turned it up from 10 psi (my waste gate was supose to be 15 but i guess they sent me the wrong one) to 15 at the moment, I had it at 20 before my timing reset so I turned it down, Ill slowly work my way up to 20 psi again I just don't want to hurt anything, it moves pretty darn good now :-) but I need to get my hands on a wideband so I can get my extra 35-50 hp/tq (depending on charge air temp) for my 20 psi goal that i intend to re-achieve :-).
I'm ready to eat some rice!!
Yesterday I did indeed get my hands on a wide band, a LM-1 to be exact, a close family friend assisted me in tuning my a/f ratio (also owner of the LM-1), we didn't get to test like i would have liked but we ended at 20 psi boost and a 10.8 a/f ratio. The reason we didn't get to test like I would have liked is because my spark plugs where pretty much done for, they started to "blow out" at around 17 psi, so I tossed those out and put in some NGK TR6's today and gave it a stab on the highway, they work just fine :-D, this weekend if its not raining Ill head back to his house and see if I can lean out to about 11.5-11.8 maybe pick up a few horse's while still in the safe zone, then after that Ill need to pick up some tires and head to the dyno :-D!!
Well.. I blew it up, the head gasket that is, and slighty melted a pistion, so what now? What else! I sent the head out for porting and geting a cam installed, i think ill pull another bottom end out of a 2.3t car like a Merkur XR4TI or Turbocoupe if I can find one in the junk yard and freshen it up, if not Ill just buy new rods a pistions. Anyway Ill have pics up of the carnage soon and Ill keep you posted.
Guess what I did, I pulled a bottom end out of a 87 Turbocoupe, I think it cost me 100 bucks I cant remember, it is in EXCELLENT shape. As I said above the head is getting ported I get it back at the end of the mouth, also Im getting the intake manifold ported, and port matched. getting a bigger TB (65mm) instead of the dinky 50mm I had before. and a few other goodies. Deadline is end of september and all is looking well. If you want to see the carnage go to the vids section and check out the second clip. Here are a few bearing pics.
In the first pic its easy to see where the bearing made contact (actually this pic sucks) with the crank from the detonation. I think the only reason it didn't spin was because of the AMSOIL, ether that or the fact that the car shut off shortly after I noticed the HUGE blinding cloud of coolant steam behind me.
not really much of a low budget project anymore but what ever I'm still having fun :-D.