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Old 09-05-2016, 04:44 PM   #561
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Is it possible to use my 11" clutch on an 8 bolt flywheel?
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Awesome. I found a 96 GT being parted out and should be able to pick up the motor for cheap. I'm trying to compile a list of parts I can reuse and parts that I'll need to buy.
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Minor update. The motor hasn't been removed from the 96 yet, which has been a minor annoyance. I picked up some shorty headers for a pretty good deal and ordered the Ford Racing head changing kit. Aside from the motor the only major items I need now are a flywheel and a midpipe. Once I get some more funds I plan on going with the Mcleod lightened steel flywheel and a VRS O/R Xpipe.
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Turbo still in the plans?


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Not right now, I'm too impatient and I haven't gotten any serious interest in my blower. For now the plan is to slap in a NPI engine with PI heads and reuse my blower. That way I can hopefully still enjoy the car for a little while.
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That should get you an easy 400-420whp. Should be good for a while until you get everything planned out. That turbo build would be nice though.
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I was at 400whp on 91 so I hope I would make more than that. The goal for this temporary setup would be hopefully around 450whp through an intercooler.

It will probably get a turbo eventually, I'm just impatient and hate seeing the car sit while all my buddies get to go drive theirs around.
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Should be picking up the motor next weekend. For some reason I thought NPI motors had 8 bolt crankshafts but from what I've found hey are you bolt. Can anybody confirm that?

In other news, I may have an IRS swap lined up.
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Most of the NPI cars came with Romeo engines that have the six bolt flywheel design. It is entirely possible that the engine has been swapped out at some point for a Windsor though.
The only SN-95's that received Windsor engines from the factory were in 1999 and most of 2000, due to the fire at the Romeo engine plant.
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That's good to hear! All I need now is a mid pipe and some gaskets and I'll be good to go.
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Well after playing phone tag for 5 weeks and trying to get a date nailed down, I finally got the motor picked up. Now I just need a basic engine gasket kit (intake manifold, oil pan, etc), tob, pilot bearing, and a midpipe. Teardown may start tomorrow if I'm feeling up to it. I'm running out of garage space.
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Got the block torn down and torqued down my PI heads. The cylinder walls look decent but this engine either had some **** oil through it or went a long time without changing it.
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You should have seen my 460 when I took it apart at nearly 400k miles to replace the head gaskets! On one hand, I was ashamed that I let it get that bad. But on the other hand, I was pretty damned proud of myself for building an engine that ran for that long without needing any major work. It is getting a little bit tired, but it still runs good!

Did you clean the carbon off of the tops of the pistons, and make them shiny again?
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That's pretty amazing!

I did not clean the carbon off, I was planning on running some sea foam through the engine once I got it up and running.
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Current progress. Heads are torqued down and I'm just waiting to pick up all the basic gaskets for it. I'm hoping to be going back in the car in around 2 or 3 weeks.
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Alright well the plan has changed yet again. I sold my blower today. The current plan is to buy the parts necessary to get the car up and running in N/A form so that I can drive it for a bit. Once I get my tax returns I plan on buying an On 3 turbo setup and running that while I build a motor. As it sits I will need a CAI, 1 upper radiator hose, 2 idler pulleys, 1 heater core hose, a serpentine belt, a midpipe, and a tune to get the car up and running. I should be ordering all those in the next few days and will hopefully have it running in a few weeks.
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Sweet!

It's too bad that you have to buy a CAI that you will only be using for a few months.
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I know, if only the car had come with the stock one. Oh well, the JLT RAI looks pretty damn good and is the most affordable of all the intakes I've found.
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No junk yards around your area? Seems like if your only going to have the stock stuff for a while is it worth it?
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No junk yards around your area? Seems like if your only going to have the stock stuff for a while is it worth it?
So the factory Bullitt air intake is extremely rare and is getting expensive when you do find one. As far as pulleys and stuff, they aren't that expensive new so I don't mind paying for that. I'm not the biggest fan of used parts for the most part, especially when it comes to midpipes and coolant stuff.
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Oh yeah i forgot you had a bullitt. I know what you mean with paying for the right product. What's the time line for this to be back on the road? I keep contemplating selling mine but can't just do it yet.
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Oh yeah i forgot you had a bullitt. I know what you mean with paying for the right product. What's the time line for this to be back on the road? I keep contemplating selling mine but can't just do it yet.
Around 2-3 weeks depending on friends, parts, and how soon I can get it on a dyno. I don't mind buying this stuff right now because I know I can get most of my money back later on.
My only advice is to really think about it before you sell, I regret selling my old GT every day.
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Getting a little closer. I got my timing chains on and set, though I was a little annoyed that I couldn't use the chain guides out of my 01 block. It took me two tries to set it right though. The first go around I set my timing on the passenger side head and while I was grabbing the tensioner the chain jumped a few teeth on the crank gear. Didn't notice it until I started rotating the engine over, but I noticed immediately when the valves made contact with the pistons. A quick check of my timing marks revealed what had happened and I got everything straightened back out. Now I'm stuck waiting on gaskets to show up so that I can install my valve covers and timing cover. I'm hoping to get the engine installed on Friday with the hopes of firing it up that night. I contacted another local tuner about getting a startup tune and setting a time for a dyno session, but if his price is outrageous then I might look into an email tune. I was looking at MPT but their website doesn't list that they do 4.6 2V tunes. Any recommendations for other email tuners? No, I am not going to go with a Bama email tune..
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Engine is in, but I haven't gotten any further than to. We used a load leveller and installed the engine and transmission as a unit and that honestly did not go very well. I've run out of time this weekend to work on it, but I'll get after it again later in the week.
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I have always removed/installed the engine/trans separately.

What problems did you encounter by installing them both as a unit?
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That's how I removed them, but I didn't have a transmission jack so I was looking for ways around having to try and get the trans installed from the bottom. We got a little overzealous with all the parts we had installed on the engine before installing. I had the downpipes for my midpipe bolted on (loosely) and the starter installed. The pipes ended up catching on the motor mounts and then after we removed those the starter caught on the motor mounts. We happened to get the engine far enough in to the point where we couldn't pull it back out easily.

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Ive been talking with some email tuners, and it seems that it would be a good idea to swap to stock injectors, or at least something a little more Ford friendly. Apparently there isn't any tuning scales for my current injectors. They also mentioned a stock MAF might be a bit easier to tune

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You almost need a donor car to return that car to stock!
Are you sure that it is going to be worth it to drive it for a few months until the turbo?
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I've been waffling on the turbo idea. My buddies actually want me to fix up all the major body work and get it looking nice instead of going with a turbo. The lure of buying another corvette is what's making this decision the hardest because I know I would have a way better platform to work with

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That's not a bad idea.
Did you ever get the fender fixed?
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Not yet, I haven't really thought about it with the car being down. All the local donor cars seem to have some sort of damage to the drivers front fender so far. I know my fender is fixable, but I think fixing it will be more expensive than prepping a new fender.

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Made some good progress today. Intake manifold is on and torqued, most of my accessory drive is bolted down, and the main wire harness is all installed. I'm discovering that I gave away some of my hardware when I sold the blower and now I've gotta try and source some new bolts and a coolant hose. I did have a couple requests for those with a Bullitt intake manifold. I didn't pay close enough attention to my small coolant lines and vacuum lines on the back of the manifold on the passenger side. I also didn't pay attention to where the grounds/noise reducers go near the alternator. If I could get pictures of those then that would awesome. We are supposed to have a cold snap this week so we will see if I make any further progress.
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Yep that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. One of these days I will learn to take detailed pictures of what I'm taking apart.

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