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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:49 am
I thought you had a Special break package you had bought and installed on the Stang?

Calvin Picked up another Stang late 90s early 2000 model, then he went and got a 4 Cam Truck motor for it! now he's looking at Cams Pistons and a Intake for it.
It Needs paint will have pics when we start on it. I told him its not coming in the shop till current projects are done! and out the door! no exceptions!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:26 pm
I bought a suspension package and installed it. Still have all the same brake stuff, I upgraded to front discs a really long time ago when it was still on the road. They didn't even have disc swap kits back then so this is the old Grenada swap.
Seems like all the dual reservoir swaps are from manual to power. I already have power, just want the added safety of the dual bowls. When I get closer to the end I'll call Willwood and talk to a rep. Can't find anything on the net that says this is exactly what you need, with reviews, etc.

Good luck keeping Calvin's car out of the shop.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:10 am
No luck getting it out yet but I am Patient lol

Been poking along on my fenders, My ambition got up and left!

On my Fenders I needed to work out a couple of dents and weld up a few things almost done with the left one. The right one is in really good shape.
I still need to weld up that crack I found in the Sub frame.

I need to hit it hard this week and finish up all the Blasting I need to get done on parts like the Radiator Cowl support that's about all thats left really? so then I can get everything in epoxy.

I need to get this thing on its own wheels, That should allow me to see some light at the end of the tunnel and give me some inspiration to finish it up I hope.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:40 pm
I would rather be doing body work than wiring. I'm not enjoying it much. I'm wiring the gauges, the harness instructions don't always align with the gauge instructions.
My current snag is to wire to the 2 wires on the speed calibration button, only there are no visible wires off the button, I can see some wires in the housing but they seem to be attached. I don't think hooking them and yanking away is a good plan. Need to call the support line Monday.
They should really have someone inexperienced wire it and provide feedback to make the instructions more user-friendly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:31 am
rjuhasz wrote:I would rather be doing body work than wiring. I'm not enjoying it much. I'm wiring the gauges, the harness instructions don't always align with the gauge instructions.
My current snag is to wire to the 2 wires on the speed calibration button, only there are no visible wires off the button, I can see some wires in the housing but they seem to be attached. I don't think hooking them and yanking away is a good plan. Need to call the support line Monday.
They should really have someone inexperienced wire it and provide feedback to make the instructions more user-friendly.


Sorry your having so much trouble with it. If I was closer I would come over and Help you out with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:53 am
We'll I am blundering through it somehow. This is the first time I need to call the tech line, unless I somehow figure out today.
If you were closer I would take you up on that offer :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:59 pm
I got the VW up and running today I still need to get my Laptop on it tomorrow clear a few codes and figure out why My wipers aren't working and my heater blower.
I gave up on trying to get the injectors cleaned and flowed, the only place I found that will do it wants to rebuild them for $1200 probably come back to haunt me in the near future but I need the thing up and running the Vett isn't the greatest on MPG during my commute.

At least now I have a good back up car besides my F250 4x4 Diesel, it gets about 9 mpg if I am lucky.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:53 am
Why does the F250 get such lousy mileage? I have a 90 Ram250 Cummins Diesel and get a little over 20mpg. It's not a power house by any means, lots of torque but wimpy hp
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Its an International 7.3 Non Turbo 4x4. I rebuilt it years ago
I also have had the Injector Pump and the injectors rebuilt.
I tuned it correctly with the timing But the Fuel is turned up to hi when they rebuilt the injector pump, (Lots of black smoke and raw fuel out the pipe) They set it up for a Turbo engine. I Need to turn it down a few clicks for a Non turbo but its a pain to get in the pump to do it, and I keep saying I am gonna put the Turbo on it.
I have a Turbo for it, but I still need to get the rest of whats needed to do it such as All the Stainless steel Tube, blow off valves, Inter cooler blah blah blah.

Hows the weather?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Much bigger motor than my 5.9 Cummins. I think that's the same motor my son has in his 5 ton rollback.
Weather is nice today but in general it's been really wet but mostly in the low 40's so fortunately not cold enough for snow or we'd be waist deep in it.
Got my wiring questions answered, great tech guy, had all the answers no problem. There's duplicate wires between the harness for the car and the one for the gauges, naturally that's pretty confusing for a guy with limited auto wiring experience like me. The calibration button is unlabeled and they gave me two. It only looks like a button now, it has a threaded part that threw me off. Labelling it would have helped a bunch. I guess you can drill a hole and mount it to your dash, maybe I'll install it in the ashtray.
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