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delexploder's "Vader" 97 v8 sport

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by delexploder, November 11, 2013.

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    1. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Have you tried smashing the gas pedal down on the street? Does it pull with all four? Any wheel spin?
      How long have you had the electric transfer case in?
       
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    3. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      I have and do smoke the 31s often, as a matter of fact i have to be careful taking off from a stop, also i forgot to mention i kept the brown wire mod from before the V8 swap, its mounted in the cosole next to a small amp
       
    4. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      Oh ive had the e-shift case in for months now , just got back elite status this week lol
       
    5. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      I'd say ive got at least a couple thousand hard miles on it
       
    6. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Well, welcome back! Good to hear from you.
      Congratulations on getting that transfercase in too!
       
    7. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      right. i keep forgetting andy did that (and i have seen he's truck twice lol). ive never really crawled under his truck neither, i have only seen a few cell phone pics of it when i have talked to him
       
    8. delexploder

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      getting ready to start working on vader again,

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    9. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      And this

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    10. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      Spiders and clutches should be here tomorrow, gonna swap out the e-shift 4406 for a manual one and i have a fresh 30,000 mile front diff and all the manual hub stuff and the V8 torsion bars , good times ahead
       
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    11. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Very cool, I missed your thread from years ago and didn't post/subscribe in it. I hope you're enjoying that truck as you get closer to what you wanted.
       
    12. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      Its slow progress and my paint and body are rough at this point but i plan to keep going with it , i hope to do rocker panels and paint next year, and maybe some cubes and forced induction later this year
       
    13. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      im sure you know this but they do sell rockers for 2 doors. cubes and forced induction eh? there are days when i just wished i never went as far as i did......that is until i wack the loud peddle....
       
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      I'm looking at going a slightly different route for the cubes , but will be trying to copy your setup with an M112 , i had heard LMC had 2door rockers now , im not looking forward to that job at all
       
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      got a little work done on vader last night , replaced my weeping radiator , the original one with almost 300,000 mi, swapped the plastic fan out for the metal one , changed the oil , cleaned the tb and maf , i hope to have the front dif swapped with all the new halfshafts and Whatnots for the manual hubs , and im working on getting the manual 4406 ready to swap out with the e-shift 4406 i have in there now , once thats all done its time to go to my friends shop to do the rear and the four door leafs
       
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    16. delexploder

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      Just got done welding two t-case skid plates together like turtle did to make it strong enough to act as a mount to help support the 4406 , im using spacers to step it down from the frame and a large rubber freeze plug ,the kind with the stud sticking out , ill use that with a nut to bolt it to the skid plate so the rubber acts as a reasting point for the case
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      I hope that works, but I think it's way past time to get Brian to make us some special trans cross members for the 4R70W's.
       
    18. boominXplorer

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      Definitely hate the factory trans mount. As soon as you install an even low stage shift kit, they go to crap quick. EXPECIALLY aftermarket factory mounts. I had good success doing a bushing style mount on my old mountaineer. I need to make one on my ranger. Since my Torson bars are gone I can get a little more creative in chopping the factory mount out
       
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      I saw a trans mount laying on the ground at the JY a few months ago. That gave me the idea to send one to Brian, but I didn't have time that day to grab it and buy it. The mount isn't a simple straight across unit, it angles slightly forward/rearward from each side of the truck. That's why I think it'd be best to give him one to work with. Then he would just need to know how high to create the pad for an aftermarket trans mount. I hope to be working on the BW4406 this Summer, one of my first to do items.
       
    20. delexploder

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      got the swap done today ,

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      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      Not quite sure what i did to the e-shift 4406 but its toast, i wanted to swap in the manual one almost immediately after i put the e-shift in
       
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      Congrats on the manual TC install. Will you be taking the TOD version apart to see what's up inside? I hope to get to finding a spare sometime and going through it to see what it takes to build them. Those are getting harder to find in reasonable shape.
       
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      Looks good!
      Now you are fully in control of your 4wd!
       
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      Yea ill probably tear into it over the winter to see what happened , next is the front dif swap for the low mileage unit i have and the new halfshafts bearings and manual hubs, then ill visit my friend with my pile of rear parts for a full rebuild and the four door leafs
       
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      new problem ....od off light is flashing!
       
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      Oh NO!
      When that happens to me it is the transmission blowing up.
      Twice it was a valve body problem and twice it was the transmission self destructing.
       

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