Hydroracer100N - I agree with Trunk Monkey, check your attitude at the door.
Now, to slam the point home - Rob called the idea stupid. He didn't call YOU stupid.
Even Einstein has had stupid ideas. So has Stephen Hawkins. It's called "Being Human". Getting bent out of shape over having an idea called "stupid", especially when someone points out WHY, is ... well, let's just say it doesn't seem to improve the impression people may have of you.
As to altering the lockup - why not pick up XCAL3 and a base tune, and fiddle with the lockup schedule yourself?
Thank you RwP,
That is the responce I was hoping for;
As a New-Be to this site, I should have had more control of my responce but 32 years at the Post Office.......Ten years of racing Hydroplanes and the recent APBA rule changes in MODIFIED hydroplane outboard that are about to doom my class, Eleven years of dirt track in Street Stock and limited lates and the newer driver's quickness to brawls in the pits has me a little "Postal" these days...
And now some unbelievable problems in my recently aquired Super Coupe's harmonic balancer and oil pan that was not repared/replaced to correct the worn hole in it while the mods and motor mounts were replaced while it was out by the previous owner.......Yes those are my problems that I need to talk to my shrink about.
For that Passionate responce and sensitivity to a reply that indicated to this ignorant New-be that the question I sought advice for in a Google search that led me to this thread/site and I took to heart as being told that I was less than smart in my quest for answers for,...... I bow my head in shame.
Thank you again RwP and if you could post any links to your much apreciated and stress relieving reply for a situation that seem'd hopeless other than living with it and try'n to reprogram the woman how to live with and drive her new ride that she loves over her ZX-2 until I can find a Marauder or other HD convertor(Police/Mark VIII?) and have it install'd...and my quest to get more performance and contol of this fantastic ride....it would be preciated.
I am ignorant to what a AXCL3 is and would not have a CLUE how to do a "base tune"......Links?
I understand there is a fella just down the road from my Grandkids in Fort Mill near Rock Hill SC named Dave? who is good with these vehicles and SuperCoupes and could take it to him once I find a reprogramer and/or shift plate kit......I could do it myself but race season is soon here (MODIFIED outboard Winter Nationals in Tabor City NC in April) http://hydroracer.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25484
and I would rather stroke a check to someone smarter...errrr knowledgedable(speel chek!) than me with Ford transmissions.
One other thing that I was excited and hopefull to ask about here was a seemingly simple and inexspencive fix......I stumbled across in my Google searches a diagram that someone came up with for a switch system to control the lock-up with a by-pass resister to the ecm to indicate to the ecm that the solinoid was still "In play"? and several diode lite indicator monitors, and a switch near the shifter in the console to alowe manual control of the lock-up clutch.....but have since not been able to find the diagram... ...if anyone also has such knowledge or a copy of what may be a less than smart way to control the lock up but still answer my quest and would be be will'n to share with this old fart, please post or PM cause I too are hesitant to ask here now...If it is proven to work and your will'n to post, it also would be......... preciated.
I honestly thought my original post was reasonable;
"I realize this is a old thread but I guess I need to cure my 3rd gear shutter and have not found a successfull way to put a switch in the apply curcuit
....Soooooo will the Marauder converter work in my 96 4.6 V-8 Thunderbird and anyone a part# andor a link to git one factory or after market?
Is a police Intercepter a equal/better choice or a mustang and part number/links??"
Apolligies for my Bi-polar flair-up and misinterperated, ignorant, paranoid, reply to the first well intended(?) answer;
"........ putting a switch on it is very stupid
"hmmmmm back North at the local dirt tracks, such a responce misinterperated would have us both rolling on the ground getting my old decrepid butt kick'd after alowe'n the author of such misinterperated responce to have the first swing.........I would hope this analogy is NOT misinterperated as .........serious...... and offer this bit of humor>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7-A-7Zvak
hopefully, it brought a smile and we can all share a cold tall ones in the pits after I leave Ya'll in the dust at the local drag strip.....(if ya spot me enough lengths!!)
Humblely yours with head bow'd,
PS please bear with my lack of speel chek and lack of computer skills, till I fig'r out how ta load it in my membership if alowed to stay ..........
PSS....I went back and edit'd the ignorant, passionate, shout'n out'a my first reply to RobertP's first responce... ...and add'd an extra shot of "Old Crow" to my second cup of Irish coffee to flush down my Bi-polar meds to help me be;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMJB...1&feature=fvwp
.... http://hydroracer.net/forums/member.php?u=171 http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen
1990 Souper Coupe 5-speed, re-faced flywheel, Heavy duty clutch and throw-out bear'n.
Super-6 .020 Wiesco pistons,Eagle rods,And balanced rotate'n Assy.
Super-6 Weld'd and port'd heads+ gasked match'd, ARP head studs.
3" intake and Dyno Max 3" X-40 exhaust, No cats.
Marsh under-drive pulleys and Supercoupe performance 10% O/D jackshaft pulley.
Mark-VIII alum lower control arms and total suspension re-bush.
13.2 ET @ 105MPH on a gentle launch with 225/60/ZR 16 street tires.
1996 4.6 T-Bird
Mint, all original http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128984
With lock-up issues and a woman who is un-happy.........