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Old 03-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #201
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The next project that I am considering is fabbing a trailer hitch for use with a bike rack.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #202
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Yes, I removed or cut out the PPF. I donít have any pictures at the moment but it looks similar to this.


Securing the battery cable to the upper portion of the tunnel was not difficult.
what's the benefit to this besides maybe shed a few pounds?
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #203
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what's the benefit to this besides maybe shed a few pounds?
That is from Turbotims car and he did it because he is not using a stock transmission. Adamsm is doing it because he is using a RX7 TII trans which also does not have a ppf mount point.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #204
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ahhh okay, i just legitimately never have seen something like this before.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #205
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ahhh okay, i just legitimately never have seen something like this before.
Follow the V8 swap forums Budget V8 threads and you will see it on cars that don't want the cost and effort to change to a 7.5 or 8.8 Ford IRS rear. Stocker will handle most stock V8 Ford swaps.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #206
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Mazda IAC valve adapted to Honda intake manifold which is adapted to Mazda cylinder head
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:54 AM   #207
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wont that hose kink really bad when it gets exposed to engine heat in the future?
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wont that hose kink really bad when it gets exposed to engine heat in the future?
No.
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I would expect that hose connection all the way to the right to leak.
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I would expect that hose connection all the way to the right to leak.
Good thing that your expectations are wrong. I have already tested it so quit whining, all of you
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Did you test it under vacuum? Those fittings seal pretty easy when there is moderate pressure on them, but high pressure and vacuum are what make marginal connections leak.
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Did you test it under vacuum? Those fittings seal pretty easy when there is moderate pressure on them, but high pressure and vacuum are what make marginal connections leak.
For the millionth times, YES Iíve tested it with vacuum, boost, nuclear radiation, mars gravity, etc..
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That is from Turbotims car and he did it because he is not using a stock transmission. Adamsm is doing it because he is using a RX7 TII trans which also does not have a ppf mount point.
The **** that's from my car. That pic is in my thread as a PPF solution option before I decided on a better idea. I think the setup in that pic ultimately ripped the mount off the subframe. It's cool that it has pinion angle adjustment but needs more strength, there's a significant moment that bracket has to hold.

My PPF is minimally clearanced for the 3" driveshaft, attaches to the new transmission crossmember.
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For the millionth times, YES I’ve tested it with vacuum, boost, nuclear radiation, mars gravity, etc..
Sometimes you just gotta smack 'em to get 'em to shut up. They just gotta deal with it.

P.S. Will it survive a Tyranasaurus Rex attack? If not, it's under designed.
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If you haven't tested it in a hurricane then you haven't tested it.
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did you try the lava test? You know, for heat?
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #217
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Sometimes you just gotta smack 'em to get 'em to shut up. They just gotta deal with it.

P.S. Will it survive a Tyranasaurus Rex attack? If not, it's under designed.
Ok all of you *******, I made some improvements


"version 2.0, limited STFU edition"

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That 'T Rex Approved' sticker looks like it's improperly applied. Better just throw out the whole manifold and start over.
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Lmfao well done!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #220
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Some chassis bracing. I made the headlights as well. ...and shaved the bay. I guess there's quite a bit going on here.


Radiator supports that'll double as mounts for a splitter and under tray.


Rear diff mount. It's a Getrag differential from a Cadillac CTS.


Some more chassis bracing.


Pedal box with dual masters and balance bar. The supports are welded to the dash bar.


Steering wheel spacer, pieced together from an OEM steering wheel, 2.5" exhaust tubing, and a Sparco wheel hub. I'd like to take a hole saw to the tube since this thing is a bit overbuilt.


Exhaust system. I offset the X a bit to help even out the lengths of pipe prior to the X.


Hood pin mounts.


Interior chassis bracing. The goal here is to transmit loads from the suspension to the transmission tunnel, like they were from the factory when the gussets in the back of the engine bay were still in tact.


Another shot of the interior bracing, before I revised it.




Seeing as all of this has been done with a MIG setup that I acquired for $200, I really can't complain about the results. That said, my skills seem to have hit a plateau. I can make beautiful welds on thicker metal, like 1/8", but thinner material is a bit of a struggle. Somebody suggested trying a thinner wire, which is something that I still need to do. The fab work is mostly done for this project, but for future reference, which wire would you experienced people recommend for material 1/16" and thinner? It's a Craftsman welder, if that matters.
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