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Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by IZwack, January 28, 2008.

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  1. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Scored a brand spanking new (zero miles) manual 1354 -- ever so shiny this be :)


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    The weird thing is that its from "ROUSCH" (whatever that is), so I'm expecting at LEAST another 120 additional horsepower from it (on top of the 4 my engine produces).

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  3. John_Rock

    John_Rock Elite In Memoriam

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    Did you order it with that U-joint end for the front driveshaft?

    How come the bolt holes for the shift motor aren't there?
     
  4. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    All my other 1354s have a U-joint yoke at the front so I'm assuming thats pretty much the norm.

    Cauz its a manual and it doesnt need a shift motor ;)
     
  5. Diff Whack Daddy

    Diff Whack Daddy And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Just curious why you are going with a 1354 when there are so much better options, like an Atlas.
     
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    ahhh! stick a piece of cardboard or an ESD bag under there at least... that metal laptop table scares me that you are going to accidentally short it.
     
  7. seafarer76

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    ESD bags are conductive as well. Don't operate electronics on top of ESD bags. They may not be highly conductive, but they are conductive by design.
     
  8. John_Rock

    John_Rock Elite In Memoriam

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    Is that a norm? Both my trucks have a CV axle at that location. Or is that a norm with the manual 1354s?
     
  9. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Atlas is like over $2k - I can get four 40" Maxxis Creepies for that price.

    There's a piece of foam under that board to support most of its weight. But fear not, I am now the proud owner of a DB9 serial cable - yes all six feet of it :).

    My guess is that there is a true CV-based 1354 manual out there because the Ranger must've switched to the CV front driveshaft at some point. But I have had three 1354 manuals now and they are all U-joint yokes at the front - which is good becuse the U-joints are serviceable where as the CV is not.
     
  10. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Snow Season Staff Member Moderator

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    the late model edge and sport trac 1354 is cv style, unfortunatley

    where in the world do you buy a new 1354 manual? is it a reman or is it a never used unit?
    regardless nice find!
    now you just need to double it
     
  11. Diff Whack Daddy

    Diff Whack Daddy And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I know the Atlas is pricey, but it's worth it and I guess I am just a little confused on why you would do such an awesome build on the truck, and then skimp on the drivetrain.

    For the price of those three 1354 manuals, you probably could have gotten an Atlas.

    Jusyt my .02 cents, but I totaly understand the fact that in a build yo have to figure out where the money will be spent. It's still going to be awesome when it's done.
     
  12. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    I found it on E-bay and yep, its totally brand new -- must've been sitting in the corner somewhere for years!

    And I have my doubler :)
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  13. sn0border88

    sn0border88 Master Apprentice Elite Explorer

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    wait, didnt you already have a 1354 man case? or was it just an auto in front of the doubler
     
  14. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah I already have a manual 1354 but all this talk of the 4 vs 6 gear planetary in the doubler made me want to butcher up the current 1354 and use its 6 gear planetary in the doubler.
     
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    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Video of MegaSquirt now reading input from the Stimulator with me playing around with the knobs on the Stimulator (changing values of IAT, TPS, O2, RPM, etc...)

     
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    I remember doing that when I assembled my MS. Good feeling isn't it?
     
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    You Know you an Explorerholic when your mesmerized by such a video :D

    (ya i know wrong thread so sue me :p:)
     
  18. 95exploderboy

    95exploderboy Locked and Loaded

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    Where are the vroom vroom noises??

    Woah, welcome back. Now get a rig and get into the woods with us.
     
  19. JTX

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    Your WAY out of tune! Your gonna blow your throw out bearing if you dont watch it! :salute:
     
  20. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Most definitely is!! :)


    As for today: some sort of a front panhard mount on the chassis end:

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  21. RockRanger

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    What are you doing in this spot. More pictures of how you did it.
     

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