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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #390 on: December 22, 2023, 12:45:36 PM »

More progress, should be doing burnouts by new years! Driveshaft is done, flywheel insert is on its way, just need to finish the hole in the floor and its go time!






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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #391 on: December 23, 2023, 10:48:08 PM »

shifter bezel is done. just waiting on the flywheel insert. my step bit wasnt big enough for the grommet so i made a tapered reamer on the lathe to make a 1.5" hole to pass the wire through.













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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #392 on: December 27, 2023, 08:03:00 AM »

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #393 on: December 29, 2023, 12:28:07 PM »

I'm retarded. I didn't bother to check to see clutch master requirements for the hydraulic throw out. after bleeding the system my 5/8 master couldn't disengage the clutch. Turns out I need a 3/4 not a 5/8 master. Luckily Summit delivers next day. It was pretty easy to modify the plate to fit the new Tilton. Just needed to make the middle hole bigger and redrill the mounting holes. Got some 5/8 EPDM heater hose to remount the reservoir. I'm hoping to get it back in the truck at lunch and drive it home tonight.








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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #394 on: December 31, 2023, 03:28:25 AM »

Back on the road and getting the new clutch and tranny broke in before beating on it. I'm glad we don't have winter here in Northern California so it will be ready for abuse in no time.




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #395 on: January 16, 2024, 12:46:23 PM »

I must have messed up my trackloc when I swapped in the carbon clutches cause I fried the diff pin, so I upgraded to a Detroit TrueTrac helical lsd



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #396 on: January 16, 2024, 01:05:56 PM »

Hell ya!  :evil:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #397 on: March 13, 2024, 02:23:57 PM »

Sorting out little things that have been bugging me. After the last horn contact I made failed I moved the button to the bottom of the dash. I hated the horn button in the wheel not working so I came up with a new solution. A few pieces of ABS glued together with a GM horn contact repair kit from AutoZone. So far so good but only time will tell. I forgot to take pictures of how it's actually connected.  I bent the last coil of the spring straight down, poked it out the bottom, and soldered a wire to it.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #398 on: March 13, 2024, 07:02:05 PM »

I must have messed up my trackloc when I swapped in the carbon clutches cause I fried the diff pin, so I upgraded to a Detroit TrueTrac helical lsd




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #399 on: March 14, 2024, 11:22:02 AM »

I swapped to RevShift poly engine mounts. I was noticing a weird surge at low rpm cruise and found the E30/M20 mounts I put in last year were already collapsed my 3/4". I've driven less than 2000 miles on those mounts. They add a lot more vibration but the suge is gone. Still wrapped a seatbelt around the lifting side just in case.


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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #400 on: March 15, 2024, 12:51:33 PM »

With the poly mounts came more vibration. I didn't realize the sealant was missing between the support and the hood skin. A little body sealer quieted it right up.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #401 on: March 15, 2024, 12:58:13 PM »

i have super stiff urethane mounts and its fucking wild lol
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #402 on: March 15, 2024, 01:39:48 PM »

I went with the 80a which was the softest they make. It does drive way better with the polys. No more surging at light load on the freeway.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #403 on: March 23, 2024, 03:11:42 PM »

Took a time lapse of making the spring brackets for my exhaust.
https://youtu.be/lq7mvWZIhqg?feature=shared

No matter how tight I made the clamp the exhaust would move and leak and rattle.
https://youtu.be/IRZLsosxZew?feature=shared





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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #404 on: March 24, 2024, 10:24:09 PM »

Took a time lapse of making the spring brackets for my exhaust.
https://youtu.be/lq7mvWZIhqg?feature=shared

No matter how tight I made the clamp the exhaust would move and leak and rattle.
https://youtu.be/IRZLsosxZew?feature=shared







Love this, gives me ideas

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #405 on: May 07, 2024, 12:47:45 PM »

More updates: what i thought was going to be a quick sensor swap turned into a huge pain in the ass. I got rid of my VR to square wave adapter and went with a Tick Performance hall sensor that goes directly into the Tremec TKX. After installing it I found that the MS3X has a VSS frequency limitation of around 500htz so it worked great until about 40mph then it went to 0mph. The solution I came up with was to turn down the sensor housing to put it in the diff to pick up on the 8.8s ABS ring. Turns out the ABS ring teeth are too small to register with the sensor. I then had to pull the diff, put a big ol booger weld making one big tooth to make the 1/4"x1/4"x1/4" cube for reliable sensor pick up. While I was welding it up I found the Timkin bearings for the 8.8 stick too far through the race and were hitting the carrier bearing shims. On the plus side since the bearing were off I was able to put the diff in the lathe and clean up the sensor tooth profile. I replaced the bearings and shims with the ones from Ford Racing. Got to set accurate preload of my new bearings with my new diff spreader. But to use the diff spreader I had to make adapter. After all that I now have a diff that is preloaded properly with bearings that don't rub the shims, and a speedometer that works accurately. What a pain in the ass these last few weeks have been.







On the plus side I did wash it for the first time in a very long time and take it to a local car show. It's fun to watch a bunch of old Hot Rodders stare at my engine bay in confusion and not comprehend how my 2.0 makes more power than their big block.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #406 on: May 08, 2024, 10:33:30 AM »

bet your truck would break hearts, when racing those same old Hot Rodders  :noel: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #407 on: May 08, 2024, 07:11:05 PM »

Yea, it's hard to bait them into committing to a full run, once they hear the turbo and the wastegate open they usually shut it down and pretend they weren't going.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #408 on: May 09, 2024, 12:20:58 PM »

no way in hell that thing is beating muh v8
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #409 on: May 09, 2024, 01:44:08 PM »

no way in hell that thing is beating muh v8

Would like to see this race, both of ya come Wyoming and settle this, I'll officiate  ;DDD  O0  :mexi:  :noel:  :evil:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #410 on: May 09, 2024, 04:03:48 PM »

haha

bench racing is easier.

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #411 on: May 13, 2024, 01:24:48 PM »

haha

bench racing is easier.



100% and you break less stuff.  I would lose to 99% of most quick cars from the line cause I can't launch my truck to save my life.
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #412 on: May 13, 2024, 08:34:06 PM »

haha

bench racing is easier.



100% and you break less stuff.  I would lose to 99% of most quick cars from the line cause I can't launch my truck to save my life.

You are not alone in that department  :?: :noel:

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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #413 on: June 10, 2024, 12:03:40 PM »

My less than 2 months old alternator decided start charging at 19 volts, warrantied it out, replacement stopped charging within 2 miles. While waiting for the warranty of the warranty alternator to show up I rebuilt my alternator mount to be 2" lower in case the heat from the turbo was killing the regulators. Still having more time to kill I went looking for my clunk noise when taking off from a stop. The RevShift poly mounts that I installed mid-March have already torn in half. Good thing I strapped them with a seatbelt otherwise the turbo would have been slapping the hood. After replacing the alternator and mounts I started looking for my exhaust leaks and found a bunch of cracks in my manifold. I'm gonna make a jig before welding it up again so I can start on version 2.





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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #414 on: June 10, 2024, 04:33:11 PM »

fucking wild how much shit goes wrong so fast! #ifitcanitwill
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #415 on: June 11, 2024, 11:34:39 AM »

Built the jig last night. Waiting to hear back from the guy that says he can do it to see cost and time frame.



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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #416 on: June 11, 2024, 01:11:53 PM »

as goes the old saying:

You ain't breaking parts, if you ain't making power!!    :noel:
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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #417 on: June 14, 2024, 11:06:35 AM »

Manifold has been welded up, built a turbo support bracket from a $20 amazon alternator tensioner. no leaks yet, let's see how long it lasts. The engine looks so naked without the exhaust wrap.




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Re: making my 73 ford courier go fast, turn, and stop
« Reply #418 on: June 15, 2024, 11:54:41 PM »

Looks good, that turbo filter in last picture looks skinny, is that restrictive?
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