Flights 97 Ex build thread

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  1. FF MAYHEM

    FF MAYHEM Well-Known Member

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    Great work .... didn't realize you had a thread, sorry to hear about the ups and downs but I'm excited for ya man. Thanks for sharing a vid with us. :)
     
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  2. Flightmaster127
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    Thanks man. I'll try to get some more footage when it's not so hot outside and I have time off work.
     
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  3. Flightmaster127
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    Gotta find time to put the catalytic converter back in the car. We put a test pipe in while it was being tuned to see if the cat was causing issues and I can't stand the rasp. I'll lose the few hp in exchange for a better exhaust note.
     
  4. Flightmaster127
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    Update:

    Got a high flow cat and threw it on the car today. Also tracked down a pesky vacuum leak and fixed it.
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    Also I found out that the valves were way the hell out of adjustment. Like i must have been asleep when i did them the last time cause i set them to .25 in vs. .25mm. I literally think i found some of my power loss by fixing them. Went ahead and replaced the valve cover gasket, spark plug tube seals, and washer grommets while i had the cover off.

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    Also on the more exciting front these showed up. 15x7.5 +35. Probably gonna need to go ahead and roll the fenders for clearance. Planning on running Toyo R88r tires for autocross on these.

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    And finally the car goes back to the tuner for an AEM water/methanol injection kit install and a much needed retune on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll see some solid gains this time. I took it on a short test drive today and the butt dyno says its faster.
     
  5. Flightmaster127
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    So cars back from water/meth install. Fit in the trunk nicely and really reduced those intake temps.

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    Also picked out and had tires mounted. Seems to fit without any issues but its cold and wet out now so i cant go for a drive to check for rubbing issues.

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    ignore the dirty garage. I need some better storage solutions.
     
  6. bauer311
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    Looking good! I could use some better storage in my garage too, no judgement here.
     
  7. Flightmaster127
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    I'm thinking about putting a shelf in the corner where all the spare tires are. I need something to help contain all the extra parts i have laying around.
     
  8. Flightmaster127
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    After finding a DIY on a replacement shifter bushing i decided to give it a try to see if it got rid of some of the in gear slop in the linkage. I can say im happy with the results.

    The parts uses. All of which can be found at the local hardware store.
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    A little bit of pre-assembly to see how everything was going to work out

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    The old worn out 200K+ piece.

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    And finally the new much more solid DIY bushing in its new home.

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    Glad i had a BFH on hand because the original pin that was in the linkage was in there pretty damn good, also the new bushing was more or less press fit so I had to smash it together.
     
  9. ron v

    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Good ol ***** pin.
     
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  10. Flightmaster127
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    I'm referring to the bolt that's in the last picture. That was originally a press fit steel pin. My actual ***** pin knows who's boss.
     
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    Started installing a universal thermostatic oil cooler kit but ran into an issue where the sandwich plate won’t fit on the back of the block because of clearance issues with the supercharger.

    Now I’m pairing it with a remote oil filter relocation. This is my first time dealing with AN lines as well. Waiting on some fittings in the mail to finish up the install but I have my locations for the adapters chosen. The rivnut tool has been coming in handy.

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  12. bfaided1984

    bfaided1984 Well-Known Member

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    Diggin this build. Staying tuned
     
  13. bootyluvr
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  14. Flightmaster127
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    Havent done anything with the car recently. Durning the off season i'm going to poke around and see if i can find more power or reasons im not making more.
     
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  15. bfaided1984

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    Keep it up. Miss old school build threads like this.
     
  16. Flightmaster127
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    So i should have some updates with this car in the near future. I ran some tests and it seems im leaking about 20% of my compression past the rings. So i;m going to be pulling the pistons for a quick rehone and a new set of rings to see if that makes any improvement. I also may have some parts an services lined up depending on what i find when i pull the head.

    I ordered a new set of injectors to swap out my rc440's that i got from some random guy on craigslist. I also ordered a new skunk2 header to replace my $50 ebay special from 8 years ago that is probably bottle necking the crap outa the exhaust system. Parts should be in next week sometime.
     
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    I demand pictures! :)
     
  18. Flightmaster127
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    pictures will come once i have the thing out back together. im still procrastinating even though i ony have 3 weeks.
     
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  20. webby
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    looks like you did a nice clean job on the header wrap man.
     
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