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1  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: 727 tf adapter
 on: Today at 20:22:21 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by idrambler
http://www.bulltear.com
 
has the crank adapter ring but the crank must be machined
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2  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: Yesterday at 22:35:05 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
Alright, now that its a week later....
 
We went autocrossing. 10 runs total between three drivers. Hit 96 degrees in the shade. Unknown what the temps on course were, as the asphalt is as black as can be. crappity smacking nuclear inferno hot. I volunteered to work first and run last. Reason being im on medication that has the warning label of don't be in direct sunlight. It should say “welcome to being a vampire”. After about an hour, im cooked. But the meds work, and I work with the side effects.  
Anyway, there were 220 cars registered. 4 run groups. Lots of cars...
 
So, when we got to the track, we set up the pits. Two tents, coolers, chairs, tools, etc. We checked everything over one last time before tech. Only issue they found was that we didn't have our numbers on. Took care of that, and started to look at the course.  
20170715_064842 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
Novice walk went well, walked the course four or five times. Big course, few tricky spots. Mostly decreasing radius and slalom sections with some nasty offset components.  
We started getting Steve fit in the car, doing a nut/bolt/fluid check. Steve ripped the steering wheel off. While I scrambled to find a torx bit so our day wasn't over, Dallas ran up the road to get 10 gallons of race gas. We don't know if this thing needs it or not, but the compression sounds pretty healthy. Better safe than sorry. We all got back at about the same time, and a fellow competitor caught this picture (almost all pictures come from other autocrossers, as we were busier that one armed wallpaper hangers being all professional and scientific and nuts).  
I'm the fat guy in the green gumby shirt in the car.  
FB_IMG_1500420355945 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
You will notice a CAM class duster in the background. I'm a mopar guy if y'all aint figured that out by now. We pitted next to a guy running two new hemi challengers, invited duster guy (Scott) to join our tent city and share our sandwiches and shade, and had a grand old time. Turns out he knew some of the mopar guys I run with, and had wound up with some of my old parts via them. Small world.  
20170715_082008 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
FB_IMG_1500239457296 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
While I was out working, Steve and Dallas started adjusting tire pressures and shaking the car down and seeing what the deal is. Steve picked up 5 seconds throughout his runs, and was able to do a good systems check and make sure the car didn't try to kill us. They also discovered that the thing is a greenhouse in the sun. Dallas had the idea to cover the glass with a packing blanket he found in my truck. Good idea.  
FB_IMG_1500239716650 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
FB_IMG_1500239375527 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
FB_IMG_1500239389072 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
Dallas ran next, and we worked on tire temps and pressures. We got an even 150 across the slicks at 25.5 psi front, 26.5 rear. Kind of worried that tires never got up to temp, but we never ran out of grip. All Dallas runs were in the low 70 seconds range. Fast guys were in the low 60s and high 50s. We were way off pace, but none of us are very experienced autocrossers. During Dallas runs, we kept getting more and more oil on the ground under the car, and reports of noise from the drive shaft while turning. It also started running like crap at idle, but still rand good enough to keep going.  
Steve was working course during my runs. I have to say, this car is quite incredible. I couldn't find the limits. Its disturbingly fast, and I couldn't keep up with the car. The driver wasn't fast enough. Very controllable under trail breaking, WFO through any and every sweeper, and only really needed brakes when I took the wrong line. The clutch by this point in the day was engaging very close to the floor, we were having horrendous noises from the flywheel area, I found that the drive shaft was making continual noise, and we lost the ability to find any gear with the trans. Oh, and its incredibly hot and loud. Holy crap. Think of being in a dryer on high heat with about a d
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3  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: 727 tf adapter
 on: 07/20/17 at 13:14:37 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by amx390ssc
Ok Thanks...... I will try.........Anybody else sell these?
 
Aris
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4  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: 727 tf adapter
 on: 07/20/17 at 00:18:10 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by tufcj
American Performance Products.
www.oldcarparts.com
 
You'll probably need to call them.
 
Bob
tufcj
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5  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / 727 tf adapter
 on: 07/19/17 at 12:35:34 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by amx390ssc
hello everyone,
Who sells the early flat crank to 727 tf  adapter  ....Aris
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6  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 07/15/17 at 00:43:02 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
We then went for our first test run!!
https://youtu.be/A77QfsTvpEA
https://youtu.be/8byB8ZFToTk
After that, we parked the car for a minute. Until this week. See, we realized that if we didn't get any testing in, there's no point in going to the challenge. So we all registered for the autocross tomorrow at zmax in concord NC. Dallas and I got the other seat in, hood and hoodpins on, fluids checked, etc this week after work and loaded on the trailer. He spent tonight installing the roll chge padding that got delivered this morning. So hopefully tomorrow will be a good test and tune session, with no failures and a better developed car at the end. Gonna be hot though....
20170711_202323 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170710_194600 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170710_194605 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170711_203048 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170711_205834 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
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7  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 07/15/17 at 00:41:47 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
20170610_112710 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170610_135945 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170610_135853 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
When he was done doing that, he whipped up some mounts out of 16 gauge metal wall stud scrap from the plumbing truck, and some chunks of 1/4 plate from the bucket.  
20170610_154149 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170610_172415 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
Meanwhile I was installing the clutch line and bleeding clutch and brakes and such. I also made front sway bar end links from the scag mower control rod heims, the bushings that came with the car, and some bolts.  
20170710_201046 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
Dallas was busy fiddling with a hundred little details. Like tire clearance. At the outset of this project, I was adamant that I wasn't going to cut the car. So was Dallas. We all know how that worked out....
20170610_191235 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170610_193854 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
Somewhere in the previous few weeks, I had gone to Hoosier Tire South and bought a set (or 4) of scrubs. These are f40 in 27x10x15. We got the worst set (front right corners all with 13 laps) mounted up for our initial break in tires. The stack I bought was a little more volume than I was expecting....
20170606_172727 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170606_192511 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
The other sets are tagged, bagged, and in climate controlled storage.  
Back to the workday....
We also got all the front trim and such on, but needed some assistance from my daughter. None of us could fit our hands in to put the hood hinge bolts back on.  
20170610_155153 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
20170610_155002 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr
We then went for our first test run!!
https://youtu.be/A77QfsTvpEA
https://youtu.be/8byB8ZFToTk
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8  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 07/15/17 at 00:40:22 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
Challenge Budget: Car/parts $200  
Donor Lincoln town car: 410  
Engine crossmember: 120  
Sold transmission crossmember from Lincoln: 10 Sold rear axle from lincoln: -50 Scrapped what was left of lincoln: -89  
Sold AOD from lincoln (300, but can only recoup 261)
Engine swap: 5.0 plus 300 boot  
Sold kelstar wheels-200 (cant recoup more than we spent)  
2x2 angle iron, tractor supply 12.05  
Brand new Watkins glen nascar slicks and wheels, which were bought for $50, and promptly sold to Dallas dad for $50 and some weld wheels with really old drag slicks. So, slicks were $0, but $50 taken out of the recoup limit.  
6 5/8 heim and jamb nuts, as well as threaded tube for the front suspension: $65  
Pair of aluminum seats, $40 and on;y usng 1 so $20. .  
Sheet of flame retardant high density foam $10  
Fire suppression system parts (not included in challenge budget. But ive had 2nd degree burns on the boys before, so were getting safety gear come hell or high water)  
1/4 plate, scrap metal yard: 7.50  
Mustang convertible mounts 22  
Bending plate cost 25
Swedged tubing, ebay: 31.90  
Threaded adjusters and 650lb springs, SRI performance: 65
2 used billstein shocks, pull-a-part: 14
Cage materials: 271.40
Spool welding wire: 33
Leaf spring sliders: 40
Clamps for spring adjusters: 23.59
Adjustable brake bias valve 18 (amazon)
2 cans of flat black spray paint (lowes project source) .97 ea
Half melted, used 21 circuit ez wiring harness cut from my duster after the mice chewed it up and it had a meltdown. $5 is what I was quoted as FMV due to the fact that copper prices are down.
Accessories and flexplate: see link in update
Battery cables and relays, pull-a-part: 12.75
Steering box, pull-a-part: 27.50
25feet 3/8 steel fuel line, ebay: 25.75
Bypass fuel pressure regulator, ebay: 29.23
fuel pump: 23
Used mix and match nitrous kit: 32
Two half cans of ford engine blue $7
3/8 plastic line clamps, lowes: 1.78
1/2 metal line clamps, lowes: 3.48
Throttle return springs and brackets: 5
3/8 2x compression fittings, 3x npt-compression, 1x t fitting from plumbing supply house: 6
battery hold down, oriellys 5.99
2x 36 inch 1x1 holey tube: 2
Driveshaft safety loop (dad bought it at an auction last week) 5
Tractor supply run for bolts and angle iron: 18.08
Wheels for monster slicks: 50 from facebook marketplace
Lower radiator hose: 14.82
Oil filter: 4.17
Bucket of hose clamps (pull-a-part doesn't charge for these, so I added the admission charge to the yard): 1
Scrap chunk of 16gauge sheetmetal: .25
Suspension and 3.73 posi 8.8, offerup: 100
Traded ultralights and sun tach for pro-tach, mechanical 2 5/8 gauges and chunk of diamond plate from a 4x4 buggy guy down the street
Rear brake hose: Challenge budget exempt
Spark plug boot insulators, ebay, 11
Spring perches, amazon 17.49
Pipe standoffs (5) and 3/8 allthread, rhulens supply 8.22
Chunk of diamond plate: unknown. dad scrounged it somewhere, and said he got got for free. I just dont know where, or if I need to FMV it.
Misc crap (zipties, sheet metal screws, wiring terminals, used toggles, nuts and bolts, etc.  
Pretty much the little oddball crap that goes into every build that I had laying around from over the years) 50
Starter solenoid: 12ish (placeholder till I find the receipt or a cheaper one)
2 inch glasspacks, chunks of 2 inch exhaust tubing, and a little bit of stainless 2 inch: steves buddy: 15
Tow hook: 3?
Steering wheel from swap meet 5
Quick release, ebay: 19.99
Manual trans: 50
Flywheel: 45
2 dog leases 1.98
2 u joint straps 5.99
Clutch kit, clutch master, clutch slave: 107.13 shipped
Power steering hose: 15.99
3/8 coupler: 2.50
Welding: 5
Alternator plugs: 2
Starter: 34.39
Driveshaft from 99 explorer 4wd: 22.95
ARP pressure plate bolts: 12:50 bradley auto parts
Shocks from scrap metal pile: 5
Hood pins: 7.50. Ebay
Hoosier f40 scrubs (budget exempt, byt I bought 16 with a max of 13 laps for 15 each!!!)
Hydraulic clutch line: 25 from the local tow company
New challenge budget total: 1824.81
 
So, im trying flickr now due to photobucket being jerkwads. I know that as of this writing, my photos through them are still visible. But, sometime next year they wont be. I probably will not go back and redo all the links on all the forums this is posted on, so I apologize to the reader of the future. Blame photobucket and send them hate mail.  
 
Our last work day was like a month ago. Life has gotten in the way since then, and I also forgot to update.  
First up, rear shocks. I had a pair of bent bilsteins from a suburban in the scrap pile. The top eyelet had been bent due to them being too long for the application, and bottoming/binding. Steve looked at them, pressed the eyelet bushing out, took them apart, cut them up, welded them back together, and then made mounts. Hes a darned genius. I have never seen anybody cut and weld shocks before, but it makes perfect sense now that I have seen it. Dunno why I didn't think of it before.  
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9  Tech Talk / General Tech Questions / Re: Carter AFB  M7A 4623S
 on: 07/01/17 at 12:38:00 
Started by jimjam186 | Post by Class Guy
1968 343 Automatic, all models.
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10  Tech Talk / General Tech Questions / Carter AFB  M7A 4623S
 on: 06/28/17 at 23:45:38 
Started by jimjam186 | Post by jimjam186
Carter AFB M7A 4623S.  I have this carb.  It is in nice rebuildable condition.  What is it's application?  Thanks.
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