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post #211 of 652 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Nah, I have enough other uses for snap ring pliers that I'll just buy a new pair. I've been abusing the current ones since 2008 so they had a good run

I may just take you up on the torx bolts though. I may have been able to disassemble the whole trans with them in place, but it happened so fast I can't remember exactly how to do whatever it is I did in reverse

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Got second and it's hub out finally.

Fixed my pliers and got the snap ring off but the hub still needed coaxing and the 3 jaw puller, even with my custom extensions, was way too short to reach. I had to improvise

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Got second and it's hub out finally.

Fixed my pliers and got the snap ring off but the hub still needed coaxing and the 3 jaw puller, even with my custom extensions, was way too short to reach. I had to improvise

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Tell me that's not blood, that red smear under the hammer ...

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Tell me that's not blood, that red smear under the hammer ...

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Heh, it's just paint but I guess I subconsciously placed it there


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THats a great LP start to finish, a fun listen. DOHC with 5 speed in an mn12 sounds badass.

Spinning pies like wheels.

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Now with new ball joints...again
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That's an awfully big hammer for trans work. Cant wait to see the finished product good luck with your build.

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How's the 5 speed coming along? Haven't heard much lately.

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Waiting on/looking out for parts. Only thing I've done to it recently was start building it's wiring harness. Mostly though I got back to working on and finishing the 4V's engine harness(es) after FINALLY sourcing some ridiculously hard to find connectors and clips. I'll be posting pics when they're complete (I'd post them now but since I've been leisurely putting all this wiring together over the past 4 months I need to organise the pics I've taken, which I think will be easier all at once).

Overall It's all coming together at snails pace. Juggling the DOHC, the T-45, the exhaust, engine management (yes I'm swapping PCMs too) and every other little doodad I throw in the mix is taking patience and $$$. Everything I need I hold out for deals/discounts for, so parts aquisition(and thus progress) is pretty random.

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Well snails eventually get where they're going ! Can't wait for pictures though. Can't wait to put a manual in mine even if its just a NA 3.8 but it will still be fun, even more with a 4.2 when the time comes.

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I've thought about pressing a steel sleeve over the cracked boss, drilling/tapping the hole deeper and using a ball pivot with a longer stud(if I can find one).
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I would tig weld the broken pivot boss smooth it, sleeve it around it, weld the sleeve to the boss, fill it with weld, redrill a slightly smaller hole, tap it with the correct threads, lock it in place with JB Weld just to go over the top, and if all goes well you'll have a stronger than stock repair.

Or, or, I can do this instead

old/new

Got a good deal it from a guy on CMC so this will make things a bit less complicated. In the midst of all the other crap I'm in the middle of doing for this project, I really didn't need to engineer a fix for an old broken part.

I'm phoning in this update. There's not a whole lot of other progress on the other various tasks in this build I'm ready to share yet... so here's a several more pics of boring old bellhousings

Borg-Warner

Old one was a Borg-Warner, 96-98 according to my research.

Here's it's "issue"

Borg-Warner bellhousing inside

BW cracked/stripped pivot boss

The new one's a tremec, so from 99-mid 01 apparently.

Tremec

Tremec bellhousing inside

This one's got a better condition throwout bearing retainer as well.

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Overall It's all coming together at snails pace. Juggling the DOHC, the T-45, the exhaust, engine management (yes I'm swapping PCMs too) and every other little doodad I throw in the mix is taking patience and $$$. Everything I need I hold out for deals/discounts for, so parts aquisition(and thus progress) is pretty random.
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We'll see. He keeps putting ideas into my head, thus sabotaging progress

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Glad to see you found a bellhousing! Hopefully this one doesn't snap off like the other one did :p

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No kidding The guy I got it from was initially selling another bellhousing but it turned out that it not only had a broken boss, the boss was apparently completely gone!

This one's got a good pivot stud so I'm not touching it lol

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Well the time has come for the update you've all been waiting for....









I finally found a pair horizontal ALPS lock switches!

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Well the time has come for the update you've all been waiting for....

I finally found a pair horizontal ALPS lock switches!



I couldn't help but notice that you have a Grey Interior Door Handle Trim on one side, and a Black Interior Door Handle Trim on the other side..

Are you looking for a matching Grey Interior Door Handle Trim for the Driver Side as well?

I've been waiting for this update for awhile..



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Have you never seen a 94-97 Thunderbird interior? Excluding saddle, they're all like that

And no. I swapped in the black Tbird bezels on purpose. The stock ALL grey bezels Cougars come with(which includes the dash/radio surrounds and console tops) was just too bland.

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Have you never seen a 94-97 Thunderbird interior? Excluding saddle, they're all like that

And no. I swapped in the black Tbird bezels on purpose. The stock ALL grey bezels Cougars come with(which includes the dash/radio surrounds and console tops) was just too bland.


I figured if I brought that up you would school me on MN12 interiors..

That's why you're the Moderator of the Interior section of TCCoA..Who knows more about MN12 interiors?..waits

Don't be too surprised if someone copies your idea..That is..If you share what car the switches came from..



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Any idea what the original application was for those switches?

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Hey no secrets here(though I'll never tell how to make outside temp display automatically! lol). The window switches are passenger and rear door switches from a gen IV Taurus(the drivers door switches are a 1 piece cluster on them so those won't work) and the lock switches in horizontal form can be found on 02+ Explorers and Expeditions.

Wiring them was the hard part since the connectors aren't even close. The illumination circuit in the window switches had me racking my brain as I recall as well, as they internally share the ign circuit with the window motor, rather than having their own ignition feed. Took lots of dissection to figure those out(the diagrams were useless for the new switches)

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Too lazy to read into it again, why did you change the switches, again?

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I like the look

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That's why you're the Moderator of the Interior section of TCCoA..Who knows more about MN12 interiors?..waits

Ehhh .. I dont think its fair to say one is more knowledgeable than another, perhaps in different aspects of the interior. Matt may be more keen on color trims and options ( not that I couldnt get the information ), but I definately have more "experience".
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Hey no secrets here(though I'll never tell how to make outside temp display automatically! lol).
Send me a compatible SATC head from the secret model year and I'll figure it out for myself!

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Ehhh .. I dont think its fair to say one is more knowledgeable than another, perhaps in different aspects of the interior. Matt may be more keen on color trims and options ( not that I couldnt get the information ), but I definately have more "experience".
True..I could have worded that differently, but yeah his knowledge of color trims also options is pretty extensive..

I have no doubt that your "experience" with interior swaps, and rewiring of MN12/FN10 far exceeds many here..

As a whole there are a quite a few knowledgeable members here that know their way around an MN12 interior..

"Active Members" ..Now that's a different story..



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I like those switches Matt. Cool mod!

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Knowledge of color trims and options is the extent of my "experience"?

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