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Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,969
Posted By MCHN8
There are many grades of Loctite between red and...

There are many grades of Loctite between red and nothing.

Red is binary; use it and forget it with the plan to never remove the fastener. If you like to sleep at night degrease and dry the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,529
Posted By MCHN8
Agreed, no shame! The clutch pedal will...

Agreed, no shame!

The clutch pedal will function without trimming the push-rod but I'm not sure it's possible to get it to line up with the brake pedal sans the trim (understood you are referring...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,529
Posted By MCHN8
Looking good! Glad I'm not the only one who...

Looking good!

Glad I'm not the only one who had to shorten the pushrod on the MC. I was wondering when I installed it but forgot until now.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Thank you! I could do a better job of posting...

Thank you! I could do a better job of posting progress but life..
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Nonsense! I would have bought it anyway. ...

Nonsense! I would have bought it anyway.

Besides, we all know the real value here in "Cali". Nothing beats The Smurf's Big D!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers and thank you! Hard to believe it's...

Cheers and thank you!

Hard to believe it's March already. Crazy. We had a kiddo last fall and the relativity of time has become increasingly evident. What a trip.

Some how, some way, morsels...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 489,321
Posted By MCHN8
Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers Gents! Well, things happen. I...

Cheers Gents!

Well, things happen.

I started working on forming the fenders to fit and found an interesting Easter Egg working towards the stern:

https://i.imgur.com/AGF204mh.jpg

What...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-12-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Rainy days are good, they equal time in the shop!...

Rainy days are good, they equal time in the shop!

Got the rear end finished and started checking for interference. I started with 265/35 18's on a 9.5" rim. The plan is to make these fit with room...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers :) Hopefully it helps the next guy/girl...

Cheers :) Hopefully it helps the next guy/girl down the line! Confirmed on the alternating weld locations, especially the axle tubes to the diff housing.

The lift is mostly for work, but gets...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Well thank you! I'm not the best at framing a...

Well thank you! I'm not the best at framing a project. Big picture this is supposed to be the DD family car with stink, longevity, and the ability to play on the track from time to time. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Well after a busy summer and a new kiddo the gods...

Well after a busy summer and a new kiddo the gods are finally letting me tinker again, and it's good. The project goals have stayed relatively fixed and luckily there haven't been many surprises...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,504
Posted By MCHN8
Awesome! Thank you for the quick response....

Awesome! Thank you for the quick response. Ordered.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,504
Posted By MCHN8
Awesome progress, and thank you for sharing the...

Awesome progress, and thank you for sharing the details.

Quick question: Does the Russell "648070" really work on the rack and the pump or was that a typo?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 109,007
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers! Happy to assist. Lots of planning...

Cheers! Happy to assist.

Lots of planning but not much physical progress so far with the Smurf. The associated pile-o'-parts is growing: Parts Car, Engine, Wheels, EFI, Brakes, Tranny, and Clutch...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 109,007
Posted By MCHN8
Packaging can certainly be a challenge! I ended...

Packaging can certainly be a challenge! I ended up running a relocated Hydroboost fed by a KRC pump on my E30 with good results. KRC also has a range of valves to play with for dialing in the amount...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 524,658
Posted By MCHN8
Fan trigger temps are too low. There should...

Fan trigger temps are too low.

There should be a temp window between the thermostat open temp and the fan shut off temp for the radiator to do it's job. Ideally, most of the heat transfer should...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Hey Erik, cheers! Yeah I shamelessly took spy...

Hey Erik, cheers! Yeah I shamelessly took spy shots of your car. Thank you. :)

I'm in the Bay area too. If you're ever around SFO and bored I'd love to chat 5.3 turbo stuff. That's the route I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Talk to me Goose! There's nothing like the...

Talk to me Goose! There's nothing like the results from some good iterative product development to make a Smurf tumescent.

Comparing the maps it's pretty amazing how much fatter the efficiency...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Oh great turbo whisperer! If I understand...

Oh great turbo whisperer!

If I understand correctly we would be on the edge of the %70 efficiency island and thus have the higher efficiency area at lower flow rates aka regions "normal" drivers...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
I heard rumors at Davis of an OEM Ford bracket...

I heard rumors at Davis of an OEM Ford bracket kit for the Explorer 8.8 that allowed for SN-95 Mustang rear calipers and vented rotors. Digging around it looks like these might be the right parts,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers Chris! As you know I will defer to your...

Cheers Chris! As you know I will defer to your turbo recommendation any day.

I lurked and snooped around Erik's car but did not get to meet the man. Definitely impressive! If I understand...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
It was great meet crew at Davis. Cool crowd, a...

It was great meet crew at Davis. Cool crowd, a friendly and sharing bunch, and definitely a day of inspiration and ideas. Many thanks!

Slowly but surely this project is getting traction. The short...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 273,883
Posted By MCHN8
Wise man. I'm still learning to ignore that...

Wise man. I'm still learning to ignore that little voice in my head that says "Wing It"! Plus you can probably fit more goodies in the back of the 60.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 273,883
Posted By MCHN8
Oh man! That sucks.

Oh man! That sucks.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Yep, and a clean amazon.

Yep, and a clean amazon.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
That was in Boise. A cool Father/Son hobby yard....

That was in Boise. A cool Father/Son hobby yard. Not sure if they're on the forum.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers! Didn't know about that movie, but yes. I...

Cheers! Didn't know about that movie, but yes. I think the answer is yes. :omg:



The perks of being married! Invisible is good. Nothing to see here.

The scavenger hunt has been in full...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 109,007
Posted By MCHN8
Cheers Chris! Were stoked on the addition to the...

Cheers Chris! Were stoked on the addition to the family, and thankful for your taking good care of her. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,257
Posted By MCHN8
The Smurf: 84 245, LC9, G42-1200C, 8.8

Greetings everyone!

First post here in what will hopefully be a relatively quick project. Many thanks for the wealth of information in this group.

It's a familiar story: A lovely 245 meets a...
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