Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

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  1. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I just bought 2 titanium 7/64" bits and the extractor of the corresponding size for $12.

    We shall see soon.
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    Whatever is broke off in the head instantly dulled the new bits.

    Whatever it is is hard. Very hard.
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    :scratch: Weird. A bolt shouldn't be that hard. What the hell is that thing made of? I hate it when something should go relatively easy turns into a pita.
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Let me know if you have any issues with that brake kit. I know I did at first. And it looks like you cut the steering shaft already but I know I had to cut as absolutely close to the rag joint as possible and it still barely reached. I'd pull the shaft and put it on out of the car. Its a real **** to line it up on a collapsible shaft.
    Glad you're gettin somewhere mang
  5. hoopty5.0

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    I finally got the bolt drilled out. Probably spent $40 in drill bits, but I didn't have to pull the head and take it to a machine shop.

    I'm a happy dude.
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    great thing is, the right bit will bore a hole innit like a white hot ice pick thru butter. "REAL Cobalt bits or REAL Titanium bits, not the coated garbage from China!"
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    Titanium carbide dremel bits did the trick.
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    What heads are you using?
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Good deal. You've got too many pages to find your specs (I didn't try very hard) but I remembered the BTR cam and truck manifold.
    Have you got the front drives yet?
    Trying to play match maker with the truck/car parts was a PITA. Definitely spent a couple hundred more than needed.
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Need an alternator. Going to make a bracket that I saw another guy make, looks like it took him an hour to make and install it.
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I accidentally bought an alternator today for $64 from the used auto parts place in town. It's a 105 amp, should be good enough, huh?

    Also paid $21 for the water pump gaskets. They're 2 identical gaskets that together couldn't cover a dollar bill completely. Wtf!

    So with my parts, I went home and stuck the pump on and began designing the alternator mount like I always do things; no planning, seat of the pants style. I think I'm on to something fantastic that will utilize the stock tensioner instead of doing it old school by using and adjustable bolt. Ill wait to show pics until I settle on a final design.

    Should get some boxes from the brown truck tomorrow as well. Seem to have some momentum going again, let's see how long I can keep it going!
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    105 is the stock size anyways.
    Depending how you end up with your accessories I highly highly recommend a katech/compcam tensioner. Stock LS ones are notorious for flying off at any decent rpm.
    Be interested to see what you've come up with, I know a few guys who were unsuccessful keeping a belt on a turnbuckle type setup
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    Here's something close to what I came up with. I messed with the tensioner orientation a little more after I took this pic to get the best rotation/tension. Going to finish welding everything up tonight and paint it. Also going to cut off all the extra steel under the tensioner. I originally planned on having closer to the balancer, but it migrated north.

    As far as alignment goes, it was a tedious process. The alt and tensioner are within a 1/16" of the balancer, so I called it good enough.

    Brown truck came yesterday, but only had my steering shaft piece from Speedway. Maybe UPR will show up today.
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    Only got about an hour to work last night. Finished the brackets, just need to measure for a belt. I hope it works!!

    UPR package came yesterday. Gonna do the lines and MC before I stick the engine in.

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    I'll put these up as a motivator for myself. Stock hood won't work without the help of a sawzall. Turbo flange needs to be cut down 1.5" and forward 3/4". Mocked up manual brake MC to run lines, but didn't have the right fittings. Got the steering shaft hooked up and cleaned the garage.

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    Custom hand built hood ftw!
  18. hoopty5.0

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    So instead of working on the car, we brewed 10 gallons of beer. Made a Kolsch and a chocolate milk stout.

    @NIKwoaC the milk stout should be fantastic if the smell was any indication. I'm really excited.
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Came for the swap, stayed for the chocolate milk beer
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    You guys should all get together. @84Ttop could bring the brats, and the grill. @madspeed can bring the mustard. Collin's got the beer, And @tannerc91gt can bring the freakin' Doritos.:rlaugh:
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