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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #615 on: February 05 2019, 05:13:22 PM »
No, I'll rent a U haul car carrier if I wanna attend an event.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #616 on: February 06 2019, 12:25:27 PM »
I need to check and see if the trans lines are -6 or -8. There is only enough line to mount the transcooler under the passenger side floor. Itís a nice derale dual core with a ten inch fan. Itíll all work if I send the exhaust out the fender - but Iím pretty sure I want full exhaust. Iíve got enough -6 laying around to put the cooler up front or out back. Fender exit exhaust makes everything easier - but it also screems race car.
The trans is tapped for 1/8 npt on the vent - so Iím probably going to grab an overflow tank that bolts to the pan rail. Need to decide and get one coming as once itís in the car good luck getting to it.
Trans has an sfi bell but no shield. Iím pretty sure he said it had an aluminum drum with a clean neutral. I donít think a steel/aluminum shield will clear the floor - So that leaves me with a blanket so Iím still looking at options. Iíll probably just send it.
Need to order gears too!
This is a whole lot of work for a 12 second slug... :P


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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #617 on: February 06 2019, 04:46:31 PM »
So, when is the first track day with it?

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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #618 on: February 06 2019, 06:18:45 PM »
Depends on how many problems Iíve created for myself. Still got a ways to go. Iíd like to dial it in this summer and lean on it a little this fall.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #619 on: February 07 2019, 09:50:50 AM »
Anxiously awaiting your payoff
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #620 on: March 16 2019, 04:30:30 PM »
So - I got some stuff done today. Trans is installed, driveshaft is in. Still needs the shifter, cooler + lines, torque converter bolts, dipstick and fluid before I can test it.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #621 on: March 16 2019, 10:05:04 PM »
I see 9's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #622 on: March 17 2019, 11:35:21 AM »
One step at a time. Youíre getting there
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #623 on: March 18 2019, 01:42:20 PM »
Torque converter bolts are in - what a pain in the ass. LS1 flywheel to sbc torque converter makes it so you have 1 spot that you to feed the bolt thru the flex plate into the converter. They included 4 shims with the bolts each .020 thick the first one went smooth but the other 2 fought all the way. Using the resources I had, a nylon rope was sacrificed. I used strains from the rope rope to tie the shims/washers together. It's done but I was struggling today.


Driveshaft seems short, but I have almost 1-1/4" slip. With the yoke in the trans, there is some play, I know my other one did too. I think its one of those things that always bothers me, I cringe look away and forget about it.  I'm just hoping it doesn't have any driveline vibrations.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #624 on: March 18 2019, 08:04:00 PM »
At the end of the day, progress is still progress slow that it may be
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #625 on: March 18 2019, 09:40:16 PM »
Am I overthinking this? Or is this about 1Ē to short?
3.5Ē yoke - hanging almost 2.5Ē out of the trans?
I donít think itís in far enough to hit the bushing and feels loose. I smoke a lot of weed but I donít think this will work.....am I wrong?
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #626 on: March 18 2019, 09:42:23 PM »
I need to measure but I can go with a longer yoke on the 9Ē that would gain me that 1Ē.
https://www.quickperformance.com/Ford-9-1350-Long-Billet-Yoke_p_4028.html

I know these last two posts are loaded with some thatís what she said jokes!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #627 on: March 19 2019, 12:21:03 AM »
Jeremy, I always aimed for the yoke to be about 1" from bottoming out in the tailshaft when measuring the driveshaft at ride height.  I have seen a few that were closer to 1.5"
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #628 on: March 19 2019, 07:55:17 AM »
My GN isn't my DD...so when I get it done...then I get it done...no rush. I Crazy glue the shims for my convertor together...mak es life easy.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #629 on: March 19 2019, 09:07:20 AM »
for the yoke to be about 1" from bottoming out in the tailshaft when measuring the driveshaft at ride height. 
I will add my .02 cents, without charge.
Measuring as Steve Woods, I see 3/4" as perfect. Even with solid bushed suspension mounting. As close as possible works.

I would add, the converter has to turn free before I want it bolted to the flex plate. For me, verified clearance even with shims.
Just my opinions.