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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #330 on: February 27, 2023, 04:52:28 PM »

More progress. The 94-99 DeVille tails looked a bit thick on the bottom so I found a set of 89-93s. Not 100% sure which ones I'm going with at the moment but ill have the buckets from Grant Fab this week. im leaning towards the taller, thinner 89-93s cause the contour is pretty much perfect.






I finished the A/C hard lines and should have the hoses and fittings to finish everything this week. I routed the low side from the expansion valve down and looped it back forward so I could braze the high side line that goes into the expansion valve to it to assist with cooling the refrigerant a little more. all newer cars do this by putting the high side line inside the low side line so I figured it might help.






I swapped out the louvered hod for the smooth one. I like the smooth look better and im hoping the louvers will not be necessary with the condenser under the bed.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #331 on: February 27, 2023, 05:01:53 PM »

Speaking of lights, are you swapping to LED based lighting to cut down on voltage loads?

I found when I converted my 1g Integra to LED headlight, and interior lights, it really helped with voltage stability for tuning.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #332 on: February 27, 2023, 06:22:59 PM »

Yep, all LEDs currently with all lights on it draws 4.1amps total. most of which is from a normal halogen license plate bulb cause i keep forgetting to order an led
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #333 on: March 13, 2023, 06:03:42 PM »

Finishing up the A/C so I thought I'd make it more fun to drive. Made a tight slip fit arbor, cut down the old flywheel and made a weight for the new aluminum one. 6lbs was way too light.  Added 12lbs to the flywheel. Clutch and flywheel together weigh in at 25.8lbs which is still 5-7lbs lighter than stock. It took around 16 hours to make. Such a pain but I'm hoping it will be more pleasant to drive and be able to idle under 1000rpms now.











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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #334 on: March 14, 2023, 09:27:06 AM »

Haven't ever had that issue with lighten flywheels, yet!

Did you have to balance the flywheel?

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #335 on: March 14, 2023, 02:19:56 PM »

Im dropping it off today to get properly balanced.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #336 on: April 18, 2023, 05:59:31 PM »

UPDATE: Flywheel is balanced, took it for a drive then the turbo blew, dropped the turbo off to get built and got a cheapo housing and machined a piston to press into the center section so I could drive it NA and get the alignment done. Then I wrecked my Harley. I can't work on anything for a few weeks until my ribs and collar bone heal. Hopefully my turbo gets finished soon it's waiting for install it as I heal up.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #337 on: April 18, 2023, 08:24:52 PM »

UPDATE: Flywheel is balanced, took it for a drive then the turbo blew, dropped the turbo off to get built and got a cheapo housing and machined a piston to press into the center section so I could drive it NA and get the alignment done. Then I wrecked my Harley. I can't work on anything for a few weeks until my ribs and collar bone heal. Hopefully my turbo gets finished soon it's waiting for install it as I heal up.





Damn friend you got fucked up, take care and give it the proper time to heal before you go doing hard core shit you don’t want to lose mobility.
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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 #338 on: April 19, 2023, 09:51:22 AM »

Holy shit! a good wreck is one you can walk away from, but damn! that looks painful.  :?:

And like MTZ says heal up fully before you push it!!   :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #339 on: April 24, 2023, 06:26:42 AM »

Holy shit! a good wreck is one you can walk away from, but damn! that looks painful.  :?:

And like MTZ says heal up fully before you push it!!   :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #340 on: May 11, 2023, 11:20:00 AM »

After looking at so many different ways to get the alignment heads to clear without hitting my fenders it dawned on me to just put the skinnier wheels on that leave tons of room. I feel stupid when the solutions are so simple. Alignment is done. Found the source of my a/c leak, it was coming from the base of an r12 filter that I'm using as an accumulator for my cycling switch. sealed the threads and I don't see any further leaks yet. Thanks to my awesome turbo block off piston, I've been able to drive it around to get all the little things taken care of so it's ready to go when the turbo comes back. Fuel tank is painted black, the silver one has been bugging me for quite some time.









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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #341 on: May 13, 2023, 12:45:33 AM »

So you have enough clearance of rear tire to bed and arch? are you using a solid spacer to keep the bed from riding on tire?

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #342 on: May 13, 2023, 05:48:54 PM »

the rub marks on the flares are old when it was like 2" lower. there is plenty of clearance now.

Working on finishing up the interior, foamed up the center console. As soon as it cures i can shave it down into shape and fiberglass over it.





Got a message on fordfestiva.com that someone needed a hydro trans ims adapter for their build. luckily i never throw anything away and still have some of my jigs from over a decade ago.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #343 on: May 20, 2023, 12:13:05 PM »

The amount of fabrication and time into this build it unfucking real! You could have probably built a whole car from scratch with custom 1 off pieces for less time. I applaud you my friend! This is way cooler.
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New setup is old bottom end with a hype r head with gsr cams. built lsv with hx35 @ 26psi on pump gas
LEED tuned! 434hp/329tq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbDXZxZdZs
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Old Setup B18a1 296hp/289tq LEED Tuned 20psi on pump! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yj-Z90j4W4   
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #344 on: May 23, 2023, 10:39:39 AM »

Right?! I was seeing that I can buy a complete Shelby Daytona Coupe kit car without engine/trans/driveshaft for 20k. it would have saved a lot of weight and time.

Finished sanding and picked a paint, I think it turned out pretty good.















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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #345 on: May 23, 2023, 10:37:08 PM »

Wow!!  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #346 on: May 24, 2023, 12:25:19 AM »

I love the wrinkle/texture!
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New setup is old bottom end with a hype r head with gsr cams. built lsv with hx35 @ 26psi on pump gas
LEED tuned! 434hp/329tq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbDXZxZdZs
http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

Old Setup B18a1 296hp/289tq LEED Tuned 20psi on pump! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yj-Z90j4W4   
http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,205.msg2437.html#msg2437

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #347 on: May 24, 2023, 12:29:49 PM »

This only gets better 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #348 on: May 24, 2023, 07:11:53 PM »

Looks great!
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #349 on: May 25, 2023, 10:52:02 AM »

Feeling motivated lately to get this interior finished.








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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #350 on: June 04, 2023, 09:45:05 PM »

More updates on the truck. Turbo is finished and back in. The oil catch can is mounted and connected, not running a filter just a draft tube to the bottom of the truck, the drivers door panel is installed but I ran out of rivets so ill have to wait til next weekend for the passenger side.










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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #351 on: June 05, 2023, 08:55:52 AM »

Nice door cards, how did you to the bent inlays?  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #352 on: June 05, 2023, 09:10:31 AM »

I didn't make them, I bought them from Rohde Fab in Oregon.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #353 on: June 06, 2023, 11:10:38 AM »

I didn't make them, I bought them from Rohde Fab in Oregon.

Oh ok  :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #354 on: August 23, 2023, 10:49:42 AM »

More updates!

I put the 4 point harness in on the passenger side. Got the passenger door assembled and looking pretty. Got my initial tune done, 20psi and only 9* of timing for now. I need to learn how to control it before it gets the other 10psi and 6*. I dropped off a spare tranny to get rebuilt. I cut the fender flares off cause I was sick of them cutting my tires. I have new plastic flares that have not yet been installed.


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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #355 on: August 23, 2023, 09:06:16 PM »

instead of looking like a racecar driver i look like a crazy old guy in suspenders. Thanks Corbeau lol

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #356 on: August 24, 2023, 09:04:25 AM »

Door panel looks good, love the center console and ebrake setup.

Are those Kirky seats comfortable, like for long distance driving?

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #357 on: August 24, 2023, 10:06:38 AM »

you have amazing fab skills, have you considered a small roll cage ? everything looks badass btw!
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #358 on: August 24, 2023, 11:09:00 AM »

It's getting a 9.99 certified cage eventually. The Kirkeys aren't bad comfort wise but, they don't breathe at all, so they get really sweaty when it's hot out. The console is from a ZX2 Escort. I Just need to make a headliner and a carpet panel for the back wall and its pretty much done.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #359 on: August 25, 2023, 09:20:23 AM »

for the kirky seats could you route a air con hose to the seats cut the sweaty situation?
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