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  1. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Any updates Tim? I am always looking for the latest!
  2. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Tim, I'm sorry but the white flag GIF made me laugh out loud... This is a really big modification you are doing and clearly takes a tremendous amount of patience.. As aggravating as this is for you, you will get it going 1 way or another. You've been through too much together to throw in the...
  3. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Did you get it installed yet??
  4. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Nice work Tim! It sounds like you are getting it dialed in pretty good now!
  5. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Coming along! I hope the coolant leak is something simple for you.
  6. ahodges

    How to: Convert V8 AWD to BW 4406 Manual Shift- A how to thread

    The geometry is different between the transfer case and the front differential once you put the larger 4406 in. I was never able to make the front driveshaft out of the F150 work without vibration. I used a 91 - 96 Explorer front drive shaft with a flange conversion yoke in the double cardan...
  7. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Cool. Not a bad on idea on looking for the oil leaks. Easest way to figure out what the balance is, is to remove the balancer from Don's engine and see what the weight is on it.
  8. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    What valve cover gaskets are on it? And are the valve cover bolts tight?
  9. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Tim, I've pulled the heads on my truck without pulling the whole engine before. I know it can be done but yeah, it is a wrestling match.
  10. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Is that the same degree angle as the wedges? It looks like more in the pictures.
  11. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Looks great! Those extra 2 ribs make a big difference. I bet the tensioner and water pump pulleys will be ok, but it would be nice to have a little more "grace" area on them. Just keep an eye on it and see if you notice any stress on the belt.
  12. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Does it happen to have a turbo under the rear?
  13. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    That Explorer looks eerily familiar...
  14. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Gotcha. I forgot that you already have a larger 6 rib crank pulley. I can't wait to see the results. You've put a lot of work into this thing!
  15. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Yes mine is internally balanced. I know I have options, although they are probably fairly expensive. My current balancer is the stock Explorer balancer shaved down. I was asking about your pulley sizes to see how much boost you are going for. The pulley on my blower is the same diameter as...
  16. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    How are you going about mounting that crank pulley? Are you buying a new balancer as well? This is what I've always been wanting to do. Are you putting a larger pulling on the blower as well to compensate for the larger crank pulley?
  17. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    If I'm looking at this right, without that bolt in the bottom, you could be distorting the snout/ rotor pack as well when you torque the other bolts down, right? Is there room to drill a hole in the M112 snout to allow you to put that bolt in like the M122 was designed? If not, what about...
  18. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    But you would have less to show for your money.. Come on now!
  19. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    True enough..
  20. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    man you can't catch a break...
  21. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    I would love to get the bigger blower for mine.. At a minimum I think I'm going to be changing the oil in my M90 this winter.
  22. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Crap. You are in uncharted territory for me on this one again too. I haven't even changed the oil in my blower yet because i fear having to take it off to drain it and refill it
  23. ahodges

    supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

    Tim, I think it has a 12.0 in it for sure! You didn't even have the fans working on these runs. Nice work!
  24. ahodges

    Betty's "I want to be a mule" progress log thread

    It looks great Jon!
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