Originally posted by whitecat7
Hey, saw you are a trumpet player..Im one too. Music major.
Just thought I would mention that. Sorry, off the subject and random.
Not a problem! I wonder, on occassion, how many musicians are on this site. I majored in performance, at Bachelor's and Master's level, and do freelance work around the Detroit area, after being with the USAF Field Bands for 7½ years. Are you majoring in Music Ed?
Originally posted by chuacw
i'm in michigan too, in midland to be exact. maybe you could offer a little help to me
still needs to get some drill bits and mercon v then i'm all ready to go.
waiting for my new alternator for now.......
I've seen Mercon V at Autozone, in addition to Ford dealerships. Prices are reasonable.
I located all the drill bits at Production Tool Supply in Redford. Their phone: 877-869-8150; their website: www.pts-tools.com
. I heard that Harbor Freight Tools has an inch-pound torque wrench for under $20. They have a location in Southgate, MI. Website: www.harborfreight.com
(734-281-6365). Their website states one is opening in Lansing soon. Sears has ¼" ratchet extension sets for $7, and they'll come in helpful if you're using a ¼" inch-pound torque wrench.
Installing a transmission cooler takes less than an hour. I did it last year, in the cold of Thanksgiving weekend.
Draining the trans fluid for the J-mod, using the method in A-Train's article (see Steps 2 & 3 in this article
), took very little time. Draining the torque coverter took about 20 minutes. Very little oil was left in the pan (less than a quart). I used a 28qt. storage bin ($3-4 at Wal-Mart) to catch the oil. It seems the most time-consuming aspect was removing and installing all the bolts. All told, my brother and I finished in about 3 hours (we did take a one-hour dinner break during the procedure).
90 inch-pounds equals 7½ foot-pounds (using 12 inch-pounds equals 1 foot-pound math).
I had my brother assist, so I'm not certain how much help I can offer. What help are you looking for? Midland is about 135 miles north of my location...