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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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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #278 on: July 01, 2022, 04:05:10 PM »

You're carrying this entire forum with your updates. Keep up the good work! I want to see some footage of this thing on the road
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #279 on: July 05, 2022, 01:32:28 PM »

I finally got my hands on a 1973 Mazda B1600. I like the look of the front end more than the ford version and I picked this thing up on my way back from a vacation in Oregon. The whole truck was way cheaper than I can get the lights and trim for.  The Benz tows great on the freeway but only gets 11.2mpg with the truck on the trailer.



A/C update: using low side switching with out an accumulator was a pain in the ass and very inconsistent. I'm using an R12 filter dryer as a small accumulator. It helped a little but was still spiking the low side too quickly and causing erratic compressor operation. I ended up taking the seal out of the schrader valve and using it like a tiny orifice tube. it dampened the compressor cycles just enough to get the a/c to stay cold.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #280 on: July 09, 2022, 01:54:42 PM »

Installed Hyperco take up springs, I was sick of having to set the rear springs every time I lifted the truck. The springs were almost the same price as getting longer coils but I'm not 100% sure what the spring rate is so I went this route. I could only find plastic centering rings so i made my own aluminum ones.







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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #281 on: July 25, 2022, 12:21:41 AM »

Crafty! ;DDD
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #282 on: August 01, 2022, 11:39:57 AM »

Got to put the beast of a homemade sheet metal brake to work, had no problem bending 38" of 16ga. I'm happy how it turned out.







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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #283 on: August 01, 2022, 05:05:46 PM »

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #284 on: August 02, 2022, 11:03:48 AM »

Wow, did you prep the hump, did you cut the sheet metal to match the ribbed floor?

Or did you just you tuck under floor edge and weld in place? can't tell in picts.  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #285 on: August 02, 2022, 11:54:21 AM »

I left 1" hanging under the bed. After it was fully welded I folded it flush to the bottom of the bed ribs to add some strength.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #286 on: August 03, 2022, 09:53:00 AM »

I left 1" hanging under the bed. After it was fully welded I folded it flush to the bottom of the bed ribs to add some strength.

That makes since I may copy this in a future project  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #287 on: August 08, 2022, 01:26:00 PM »

Got to put the beast of a homemade sheet metal brake to work, had no problem bending 38" of 16ga. I'm happy how it turned out.










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ur fucking feet are disgusting.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #288 on: August 12, 2022, 12:04:25 PM »

After waiting a full year and few days my built motor is finally done! The down side is that I forgot to drill and tap the turbo drain before sending the block out. I've never been more terrified to drill and tap anything in my entire life. It's 1/2npt in the thinnest part of the block. I was so scared it might crack the block.




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