The fun starts tonight.... - TCCoA Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Eleventeenth Gear Poster
 
Aaron K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoFla
Age: 37
Posts: 3,067
The fun starts tonight....

Once I get home from work and the car cools off I'm gonna get started on installing.......

- FRPP 3.73 rear end
- Mark VIII torque convertor and flexplate
- Mark VIII one piece driveshaft
- SSAC headers
- Deleting cats
- Solid rubber motor mounts
- Polyurethane transmission and crossmember mounts
- New valve cover gaskets

Cant wait to see what goes wrong, something always does Now who wants to come over and help?

Any extra tips besides whats in the tech articles?

Sold = 96 Thunderbird
Aaron K. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 11:15 AM
PostWhore
 
CobraRThunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Beavercreek Ohio
Age: 37
Posts: 1,779
Send a message via AIM to CobraRThunder
Just for a heads up...dont punch out the cats...it sounds like A$$. I promice you.

4R70W From DirtyDog
VORTECH BLOWN w/3.12" Reichard ultra-grip pulley
TEA Stage2 PI Heads, 9.5:1 manley slugs/manley H-beams, cobra crank, VTStage3 blower cams, Trick Flow track heat intake, FMIC TR1245 intercooler, ART Dual 2.5" exhaust/Stainless/no cats, KOOKS coated headers, 4.10 w/ Auburn Pro, aluminum 8.8 housing, Dynotech driveshaft, Koni's, Eibach Springs, Baer 13" big brake kit. cobra rear brake/hub conversion, VMP Slot Blowthru setup, #60 Inj. 75mm TB,
615 rwhp/500 torque 15.5psi best of [email protected] still needs tuning.
CarDomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/426794
CobraRThunder is offline  
post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 11:17 AM
Boom.

Moderator
 
Palmguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Niceville, FL
Age: 33
Posts: 5,238
LOL sounds like you have a busy night/morning/day tomorrow Should be a completely different animal when you finish though, good luck! I'd help if I was closer and not going to North Carolina today!

TCCoABAMFC - Founding Member
Official Member of the TCCoA Evil Underground Moderator Conspiracy
TCCoA Gun Club

2003 Mach 1 - 4.6L DOHC V8/4R70W

1995 Cougar XR7 - PI 4.6L SOHC V8
Palmguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Eleventeenth Gear Poster
 
Aaron K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoFla
Age: 37
Posts: 3,067
Quote:
Originally posted by CobraRThunder
Just for a heads up...dont punch out the cats...it sounds like A$$. I promice you.
I wasnt just gonna gut the cats, I was gonna have new 2.5" downtubes made witout cats.

Sold = 96 Thunderbird
Aaron K. is offline  
post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 12:29 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 200
I'd love to come down and help to get away from this 0 degree weather we've been having. Only problem is the 20 hr drive. Sounds like your going to have a lot of fun when your done. Rick
thndrchiken is offline  
post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 01:13 PM
Moderator
Moderator
 
JustinH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 37
Posts: 8,239
Send a message via AIM to JustinH
Quote:
Originally posted by Aaron K.
Once I get home from work and the car cools off I'm gonna get started on installing.......

- FRPP 3.73 rear end
- Mark VIII torque convertor and flexplate
- Mark VIII one piece driveshaft
- SSAC headers
- Deleting cats
- Solid rubber motor mounts
- Polyurethane transmission and crossmember mounts
- New valve cover gaskets

Cant wait to see what goes wrong, something always does Now who wants to come over and help?

Any extra tips besides whats in the tech articles?
I'll come over and help, just send me a delta ticket in the mail

Also you might want to add a set of rear tires to that list.

JH
JustinH is offline  
post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 02:35 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Hey Aaron!

You plan on yanking the engine again? It's almost worth it with the amount of work you have planned. The passenger side valve cover gasket alone would make it worth it. Ask Tim.

Sounds like one of my marathon projects Tim loves to help me with!

Looks like someone else wants to knock on 13's door at the meet!

Good luck man!

Tim: Sounds like you 3.27 trac lok will be available shortly. Why don't we put it in before the meet!
Cam94 is offline  
post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 04:45 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,924
My weekends open. Let me know if you need some company. I'm not the best mechanic, but I can get the drinks.
Pooperscooper is offline  
post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 06:20 PM
Slacks 12 months a year
TCCoAAC Member
Moderator
 
LX-Tasy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Jacksonville Fl
Age: 48
Posts: 2,530
Send a message via Yahoo to LX-Tasy
Quote:
Originally posted by Pooperscooper
My weekends open. Let me know if you need some company. I'm not the best mechanic, but I can get the drinks.
The water sucks, it really really sucks.Have fun.
Chris

"My Other Ride Is Your Girl"
"If Nissan motorsports is Nismo, wouldn't Honda Motorsports be Homo?"
Before the internet, the village idiot would stay in his own village
REAL RACERS DRIVE STRAIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE, WHILE THE OTHERS DRIVE AROUND IN CIRCLES LOOKING FOR IT
05 Supercharged Ranger Edge tuned by www.blueovalchips.com
LX-Tasy is offline  
post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:10 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,924
Quote:
Originally posted by LX-Tasy


The water sucks, it really really sucks.Have fun.
Chris
WTF?????
Pooperscooper is offline  
post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:47 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Palm City, FL
Age: 69
Posts: 2,577
Aaron:

You shoulda called Tim .. he would have helped you this weekend... his wife's outta town

Besides when you were finished with your stuff, he could swap the 3.27's into his...

Sounds like you should be right around where Rob was before he swapped the Bullitt on, and with the colder air you be "jahmmin' mon" at the meet.. Now we know why you organized it... I'm real anxious to see how she runs...

96 GoldBird

'96 T-Bird LX 4.6L Alive & well & living in S. Florida

N/A:
Renegade NPI heads/Comp Cams; OEM intake manifold; Bolt-ons
245 rwhp; 13.713 @ 99.35 (Commerce, GA - November 2003)


BLOWN: Renegade NPI heads; Renegade shortblock; Intercooled T-Trim; some other stuff
Pump Gas Numbers - 547 rwhp / 525 ft.lbs; Best Time - 11.388 @ 118.68 (Commerce, GA - November 2007)
96 GoldBird is offline  
post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
Eleventeenth Gear Poster
 
Aaron K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoFla
Age: 37
Posts: 3,067
Quote:
Originally posted by LX-Tasy


The water sucks, it really really sucks.Have fun.
Chris
It does

Hey Joe, I may take you up on that offer.

Sold = 96 Thunderbird
Aaron K. is offline  
post #13 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:57 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,196
All i can say is good luck with them headers. make sure you go nimble fingers and A LOT of patience with them little bolts!! They may look a bit accesable from looking at them before they go on the motor, but the are definately a PITA to tighten!! But it's worth it.
whitecoug is offline  
post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 08:33 AM
Boom.

Moderator
 
Palmguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Niceville, FL
Age: 33
Posts: 5,238
All I have to say is that I call the 3.27TL if Tim doesn't

TCCoABAMFC - Founding Member
Official Member of the TCCoA Evil Underground Moderator Conspiracy
TCCoA Gun Club

2003 Mach 1 - 4.6L DOHC V8/4R70W

1995 Cougar XR7 - PI 4.6L SOHC V8
Palmguy is offline  
post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 09:06 AM
02 Explorer Pioneer
 
timb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cumming, GA
Age: 51
Posts: 2,880
Nice try
By the time yo get here it will be bolted in under my car
13's here I come

Birdless

There is no limit to what you can acheive if you don't care who gets the credit.
timb is offline  
post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 09:13 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Find those circ clips yet or have you already been to Bev Smith Ford?
Cam94 is offline  
post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 12:23 PM
Boom.

Moderator
 
Palmguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Niceville, FL
Age: 33
Posts: 5,238
Oh come on now...some of you with the FRPP rears have to have an extra 3.27 locker laying around, right?

TCCoABAMFC - Founding Member
Official Member of the TCCoA Evil Underground Moderator Conspiracy
TCCoA Gun Club

2003 Mach 1 - 4.6L DOHC V8/4R70W

1995 Cougar XR7 - PI 4.6L SOHC V8
Palmguy is offline  
post #18 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 12:27 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally posted by Palmguy
Oh come on now...some of you with the FRPP rears have to have an extra 3.27 locker laying around, right?
Unfortunately not. I believe only SC's and 96-97 Sport models had the 3.27's. Not sure if it was an option on the other models.

Tim does have my 3.08 open sitting in his garage though. It will probably be expendable shortly.
Cam94 is offline  
post #19 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 01:39 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Palm City, FL
Age: 69
Posts: 2,577
I don't know about anything before '96, but it was definately an option on the LX in '96, cause that's how ordered GB out of the factory...

and no Palmguy you can't have em.. . they are going in the '95 on Monday...

96 GoldBird

'96 T-Bird LX 4.6L Alive & well & living in S. Florida

N/A:
Renegade NPI heads/Comp Cams; OEM intake manifold; Bolt-ons
245 rwhp; 13.713 @ 99.35 (Commerce, GA - November 2003)


BLOWN: Renegade NPI heads; Renegade shortblock; Intercooled T-Trim; some other stuff
Pump Gas Numbers - 547 rwhp / 525 ft.lbs; Best Time - 11.388 @ 118.68 (Commerce, GA - November 2007)
96 GoldBird is offline  
post #20 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 01:44 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally posted by 96 GoldBird
I don't know about anything before '96, but it was definately an option on the LX in '96, cause that's how ordered GB out of the factory...

and no Palmguy you can't have em.. . they are going in the '95 on Monday...
I should have remembered that from our Wednesday night get together!

Part two has answered my next question! Sweeeeeeet!

Palmguy: Ask Tim if he is going to use my 3.08. If not, grab it from him and install the gears of your choice!
Cam94 is offline  
post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 02:01 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Palm City, FL
Age: 69
Posts: 2,577
I'd give my 3.08, too, but I might put 4.30's in there for those "special occasions."

96 GoldBird

'96 T-Bird LX 4.6L Alive & well & living in S. Florida

N/A:
Renegade NPI heads/Comp Cams; OEM intake manifold; Bolt-ons
245 rwhp; 13.713 @ 99.35 (Commerce, GA - November 2003)


BLOWN: Renegade NPI heads; Renegade shortblock; Intercooled T-Trim; some other stuff
Pump Gas Numbers - 547 rwhp / 525 ft.lbs; Best Time - 11.388 @ 118.68 (Commerce, GA - November 2007)
96 GoldBird is offline  
post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 02:05 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally posted by 96 GoldBird
I'd give my 3.08, too, but I might put 4.30's in there for those "special occasions."
These set ups are not like the old Halibrand "Quick Change" rears you know.
Cam94 is offline  
post #23 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Eleventeenth Gear Poster
 
Aaron K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoFla
Age: 37
Posts: 3,067
Well, as of right now I have the drivers side header and motor mount installed, the passanger side exhaust manifold and valve cover removed as well as my full exhaust sitting on the ground behind the car. Id be farther but of course I ran into a couple problems that took some time to sort out. By the end of the night I want to try and have the pass header and motor mount installed as well as the valve covers on both sides.

Now a question, I know I have read it on here before, but I want to be sure. When installing the valve cover gaskets, RTV only goes where the timing cover and heads meet and none in the grooves the gaskets sit in in the valve cover, correct?

Back to work!

Sold = 96 Thunderbird
Aaron K. is offline  
post #24 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 06:36 PM
Boom.

Moderator
 
Palmguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Niceville, FL
Age: 33
Posts: 5,238
John,

Is your pumpkin a locker? If not I don't think that I would bother as mine is an open 3.08 as well. If it was a locker it might very well be worth it to pick it up, I'd like to put 3.55s in it.

TCCoABAMFC - Founding Member
Official Member of the TCCoA Evil Underground Moderator Conspiracy
TCCoA Gun Club

2003 Mach 1 - 4.6L DOHC V8/4R70W

1995 Cougar XR7 - PI 4.6L SOHC V8
Palmguy is offline  
post #25 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 06:44 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Silver95Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gouldsboro, PA
Age: 36
Posts: 3,178
Quote:
Originally posted by Cam94


Unfortunately not. I believe only SC's and 96-97 Sport models had the 3.27's. Not sure if it was an option on the other models.

Tim does have my 3.08 open sitting in his garage though. It will probably be expendable shortly.
My 95 was ordered with 3.27s and trak-lok (ABS delete). 94-5s did have them as an option, there are a few 3.08 TL's out there too.

96 Mustang GT 5spd. w/ 248A Option (GTS). Stock for now until I get the Roush on.

97 Thunderbird 4.6L LX /w Sport Package
24k B&M Cooler, 1" lowered, Steeda UD Pulleys, Dynomax cat-back, J-mod, 3.73's, PI intake, PI cams, 03 GT MAF/Tube, SCT tuned - Gone but not forgotten.
MAMN12 Drag Racing Team [email protected] In need of updated times.
Silver95Bird is offline  
post #26 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 06:57 PM
02 Explorer Pioneer
 
timb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cumming, GA
Age: 51
Posts: 2,880
Aaron,

To answer your question yes you are right. On the gasket there is a nice wide flat spot where the fron cover meets the head to spread the rtv out

Birdless

There is no limit to what you can acheive if you don't care who gets the credit.
timb is offline  
post #27 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 08:41 PM
On Probation
 
blown96bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: banned
Age: 59
Posts: 2,019
I would say forget the headers unless they are kooks. I know that the 3.27 gear ratio was standard in 96-97 v8s It should have been 3.55s.
blown96bird is offline  
post #28 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 09:28 PM
3rd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Mound MN
Age: 62
Posts: 175
Arron K , easy for you to say what your doing tonight. Have pity on us poor saps up here in the north country. I have to park my Bird for 6 months so it dosen't rust away. HA HA. I hope to visit your nice warm state in April. Good luck on the mods.
PS. Save some beach babes for me.

Rick
stardon is offline  
post #29 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
Eleventeenth Gear Poster
 
Aaron K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoFla
Age: 37
Posts: 3,067
Looks like I'm done for tonight. I got the new drivers side valve cover gasket installed (PITA) and the pass header 75% completed. I didnt finish the rest of the header or the pass motor mount and VC gasket because while tightning one of the header bolts, the socket slipped off the bolt head and I BUSTED my middle finger knuckle on my left hand. I got a nice big gash in it, its sore as hell and I can hardly move it. Tomorrow is gonna suck with a gimpy hand

Sold = 96 Thunderbird
Aaron K. is offline  
post #30 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-18-2004, 07:07 AM
PCD
Confirmed V6 Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Age: 62
Posts: 2,261
I got the window sticker to prove it. My 97 V-6 N/A was built with an 8.8 pumpkin, 3.27 gears with a Trak-lok.

Saves me a little money getting to my goal with this Bird.

I'm going to put a 4.2L Splitport V-6 in the car, and then get the doors changed to be Gull Wing Doors.

The Parts Bin Special is DEAD! It is being parted out.
PCD is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome