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supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

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  1. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    the gas chamber is once again open for brain damage.
    had time to go out there and start playing around with making the adapter. years ago i saw a guy do something like this to one of my old rangers when i had to take the cat out. it has stuck in my mind on how he did it, i thought it was perfect for this.
    started off by squashing one end down in my vise. i have a press that dono gave me years ago, but thought this would be easier and faster. i was right.

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    made sure it fit the collar

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    then cut the sides off the pipe. i took the 2 1/2 inch pipe and cut it on a angle. its not a 100% fit, but i can hammer a little her and there once a have a few tack welds on

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    sad thing is the second side turned out better then the first side, will have to redo it. i was just going at a slow pace doing this, and decided i will finish fitting the other side tomorrow because i was tired........or was in the carbon monoxide fumes.....we just wont know.
     
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  3. 4pointslow

    4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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    That is simply genius!
    I cant wait to see the finished product.
     
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  4. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    the adapter is pretty much roughed in. collar is just sitting there out of love, the rest is tacked however.

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    not sure if i like the way it looks however

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    im also worried that i will have clearance issues

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    after looking at 4point's set up its really hard to say. granted his is a v6, i would have to think that the back of the motor sits in the same spot. which would also mean the blowers should be close to sitting in the same spots as well but i am not sure. i have a feeling it will hit the brake booster.

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    i took this earlier this year when dono had his motor out. i used my (his old) block, layed it in his truck to see how everything fits. guess i will find out the hard way if it fits in there or not
     
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  5. 4pointslow

    4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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    I think you did a great job making that adaptor and it looks great.
    If it doesn't clear I'm sure you can but a bend in it or something to get it straightened out. (if that makes sense?)
     
  6. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    coil bracket done. just have to weld the edges up front

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  7. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Snow Season Staff Member Moderator

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    On a 1940 Ford F1 we built sitting on top of a 97 Explorer frame we had fender to brake booster issues. Much research led me to a early Mustang II booster only 10" in diameter but still provides the same amount of vacuum boost for the brakes. It bolted directly on and worked like a charm.... brakes were way better then they were with the worn out explorer booster......just FYI if you need some clearance. The Mustang II booster was TINY circumference wise........
    I like the home made oval adapter here, it looks great! Sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do.....
     
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  8. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    THAT is good to know! thanks!
     
  9. vroomzoomboom

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    adapter is welded, and ground

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    ill probably pick up some jb weld for all of the welds, then sand it smooth this weekend
     
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  10. 4pointslow

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    You are an artist!
     
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    save $$$$ where we can, my favorite word is
    fabrication!!!!!!
     
  12. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    my favorite word is "i built it, i didnt buy it"......well, thats 7 words i guess
     
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    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    was going to start drilling holes for my vacuum/boost reference fittings, and IAT sensor tonight when i discovered i dont have a drill bit big enough for the tap i need when i found a new problem

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    i figured i would put the "Y" block i bought for the heater hose, and temp sensor on for what ever reason when i fount out three things. first one, i cant move the blower forward enough because of the temp sensor, the heater house fitting it almost in front of the fuel line that will come out of the rail, and the harness for the temp sensor will also go into the snout of the blower.
    i love taking 1 step forward and 3 backwards..
     
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    ahodges Elite Explorer

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    I suggest drilling and taping the hole in the thermostat housing and putting the factory temp sensor there. Once the thermostat opens, it will read the same temperature as it would in the intake. That is what i did.
     
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    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    i did toss that around in my mind but wasnt sure there was enough meat to do that. also looking at the pictures (you can only go off them so much however) on rock auto they even have a plug at the top of them so i might not even have to drill and tap a hole
     
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    If it is the coolant sensor for the PCM then it needs to stay below(behind) the thermostat or you will encounter fueling issues.
    I guess if it is only for the gauge then it may not matter.
     
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    ahodges Elite Explorer

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    I'm talking about switching them around to put the factory gauge sensor in front of the thermostat.
     
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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Did you use an aftermarket thermostat housing which has an extra outlet in it, or tap the OEM part? I had an aftermarket one in mind for mine but hadn't decided yet(want to first have the intake/blower etc, all mocked up like Tim does now).
     
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    I finished drilling the mock/ pilot hole in the OEM part and tapped it.
     
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