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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #270 on: May 28, 2022, 02:31:18 PM »

As I expected TheGreatMetalShop on Etsy came though with perfect laser cuts.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #271 on: June 05, 2022, 09:26:04 PM »

reworked  the a/c inlet to pull cold air from the front of the truck. hopefully the colder air in the colder my a/c will get. then the truck rewarded all my hard work by snapping the throttle on my way home. pretty sure the truck hates me at this point.





in non truck related news i fit some exhaust to my buddy's 700whp mustang




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #272 on: June 06, 2022, 12:42:48 PM »

In winter will the a/c inlet be an issue?  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #273 on: June 06, 2022, 05:03:55 PM »

not really, ill just turn the heat on. if the air gets bothersome I can block off the inlet with a flexy magnet or piece of foam
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #274 on: June 07, 2022, 04:46:29 PM »

not really, ill just turn the heat on. if the air gets bothersome I can block off the inlet with a flexy magnet or piece of foam

Sweet!   :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #275 on: June 12, 2022, 10:03:43 PM »

race truck got some carpet and heat/sound insulation padding. the floor around the pedals is noticeably cooler after idling 30 min with the ac on in the garage. 





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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #276 on: June 22, 2022, 02:36:11 PM »

Getting more work done and spending more money on parts. RohdeFab made me some pretty bad ass door panels and door pulls for a really reasonable price.


Added more vents for even better cooling and cooler A/C operation. I hate the way they look but engine temps are down 15*F. I also added the sound/heat barrier to the whole intake for the A/C fan inlet






Trying to get the A/C to work better and found out I'm set the system up wrong. I put my low side cycling switch on the receiver dryer which is on the high side because I was thinking I plumbed it as a low side accumulator. Compressor was just staying on and freezing the expansion valve. Installed an inline port on the low side but ran into some Megasquirt control issues. I'll sort those out and get the A/C dialed in when I get back from vacation.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #277 on: June 24, 2022, 01:58:08 PM »

Nice!!   :noel: :noel: :noel:
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