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  1. J

    Wanted 4.6 v8 for an 03 explorer limited MI only

    If you guys keep your eyes open and know where to look there is endless options with the mod motor. 4.6 2v, 4.6 4v, 5.4 2v, 5.4 4v. aluminum block, cast block.. and a whole fleet of fords running them... if you want to get crazy you can buy the intake adapters and run a 5.4 block (a tuned 5.4...
  2. J

    Pillar Gauge pod *pics*

    I ran into a speed bump with the pillar, I wasn't too happy with the texture so I tried VHT wrinkle paint... bad idea, it looks like crap now, the finish is spotty all over and uneven, im thinking the fact i didn't use a sealer and just a filler primer the paint reacted with the body filler and...
  3. J

    Intake manifold

    I'm really on the fence here because for the price and flow the vic Jr is amazing at $280 from jegs but I'm really leaning hard towards a Mark VIII dohc build I can get a complete motor for $160 and there are sitting everywhere, or I could stay 2v with blower, then there is the mark viii block...
  4. J

    Pillar Gauge pod *pics*

    Its not that bad if you have some experience with body work, you can slap the stuff on but you need to make sure you take your time sanding and feathering all edges, no groves high spots etc. the fiberglass is just a two part mix resin and hardener, I use a paint brush to put some resin then lay...
  5. J

    Pillar Gauge pod *pics*

    no problems at all with heat. but I never drive the dang thing so everyday driving I have no idea
  6. J

    Pillar Gauge pod *pics*

    Miller I don't know if you can tell but look on my dash where the defrost vent is, that's where I placed the tweeters from my type r components and it looks great and sounds amazing, ha it looks so factory the idiots who busted my windows and stole my equipment left the most expensive speakers I had
  7. J

    Intake manifold

    In the process of building my "super cheap budget" supercharger build I ran into a snag.. the supercharger intake box i built was in the way of the heater hose coming out of the intake... no big deal, i can get a 90 deg fitting and trim the hose.. nope.. with a turn of a wrench I hear a...
  8. J

    Pillar Gauge pod *pics*

    well since I couldn't find a pillar pod for my Merc i decided to make one with a universal three gauge pod and some fiberglass. a little trimming and screws makes it ready for glass. The benefits of being a single 26 year old is lack of dining room table (perfect warm place to lay bondo)...
  9. J

    Indiana record snow/ice+ADD= projects

    8mm studs, You can also see the new drive pulley bolted in place poster board for template Bolts welded from behid
  10. J

    Indiana record snow/ice+ADD= projects

    I totally agree with you on the aluminum part but this has been a how cheap can I do it and doing it just to say I can do it. I have read so many forums where people say its too much work, don't waste the money, and the M90 is too small. I just want to show people anything is possible and with...
  11. J

    Indiana record snow/ice+ADD= projects

    If you Indianapolis guys are interested we should all meet up sometime this spring and show off all of our hard work
  12. J

    Wind Splitters/Boat Tails/Kammaback/Aerodynamic Mods for MPG?

    I drove from Indianapolis Indiana to Tampa Florida around 1000+ miles 4 times in a year and averaged 21 mpg (from my info center) cruise set the whole time other than the steep mountain grades in Chattanooga Tennessee... all of this with AWD V8 at 70+....... I think at 17mpg its time to look...
  13. J

    Indiana record snow/ice+ADD= projects

    Yea sounds good, Im a south sider too I live off stop11
  14. J

    Indiana record snow/ice+ADD= projects

    I have been going stir crazy this winter and with a extreme case of ADD this is what I have so far. Its too cold to finish the fiberglass so this one is on the back burner. Homemade Prochamber Dont grab hot pipes Half way done but waiting to remove...
  15. J

    Performance suspension

    I had VERY BAD!!!!! rear "sway" in my 02 mountaineer, I went on on the town for a friends b day and I was "dd" with the third row I had 7 guys in my truck and I couldn't keep the thing in a lane. come to find out it had broken rear springs, so after replacing the rears it still wasn't much to...
  16. J

    03/04 Cobra M112 4.0L - Can it be done?

    Im doing the same thing with a M90, Im building a sort of box to adapt the supercharger to my intake with a opening on top for the charger then bolt to the intake on the bottom. The only thing im thinking is the M112 going to flow to much for the 4.0? My plans are to run a "safe" boost level...
  17. J

    Fuel pump flow rate

    Anyone know the stock fuel pump flow rate. Im building a M90 supercharger and I know the mustang guys are using the SVT Focus pumps but when I compare my 02 mounty pump online there is a $200 price increase for my pump over the focus. So im leaning to the idea there is some difference
  18. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    Ohh I'm sorry, I misread it. I thought you took the shaft out because it was slipping...... that is strange
  19. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    Most likely your tires were the problem, when a vehicle is in 4wd all four tires are connected, the transfer case is fighting the different gear ratios even if the tires were slightly off in size that is a lot when the truck is moving at normal speed. When you took the driveshaft out you removed...
  20. J

    5R55W output shaft

    Im looking to install a 2wd extension housing on my awd trans, Does anyone know if you can swap the output shaft without removing the internals of the transmission?
  21. J

    5r55w Info

    I just thought this was cool and wanted to share http://www.ratiotek.com/5r55w-complete.pdf
  22. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    I believe so, I think at 4 it started to pour out of the fill hole then one more through the cooler line
  23. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    Yes, its like a gasket/screen combo
  24. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    Im sorry I want to re word my earlier post, I didn't pull my valve body it was the solenoid block and the screen was between the block and valve body. it was really easy if you just keep an eye on what goes where Here is a post of a step by step for replacement...
  25. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    I just used a crapy little pump that goes in the bottle that was is the oil section of the parts store. after it started to run run out of the pan I moved to the trans cooler and removed a hose to pump the extra quart there
  26. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    I used a pump that screws into the bottle then filled through the hole on the bottom, its tells you once it starts to pour out its full but I have found its always been a quart low when it pours out
  27. J

    2002 v8 tranny issue??

    My 2002 Mountaineer shifted really bad between 3-4 but off and on, kinda like jerking and couldn't decide what gear it wanted. I removed the pan and the valve body wanting to clean it, I found a screen between the valve body and transmission, the pathways were blocked with gunk, I cleaned the...
  28. J

    Mountaineer Headlight

    I'm sorry i left a zero off, 500 grit, 800, a wetsand with I believe 2000 then a rubbing compound. 50 grit sure would tear some stuff up
  29. J

    Mountaineer Headlight

    I decided to try painting my headlights and using the 3m Headlight restore You can see the damage from years of sun and driving Here is sanding with 50 grit, I suggest once you get to the wet sanding stage and you think you are good, go back and do it two more times then buff, i...
  30. J

    Anyone using one of these?

    techieman33y.... thanks for all your advice, it sounds like you are frustrated with my reply and I'm sorry if it came out wrong but I'm just a real DIY kind of guy.... lynchy wa, I did not know it came with free tunes after, that is a big difference :)
  31. J

    Anyone using one of these?

    Im just trying to learn with what im getting off the web........ so here it is.....I want to do a "eBay turbo" setup on my mountaineer, so pretty much everything china crap....... but I figure if I can squeeze 6-9 lbs of boost its going to be a drastic improvement...... with that said I am a...
  32. J

    Anyone using one of these?

    I though the quarterhorse worked on eec-v what I thought is in all pre 2005 vehicles ( please correct me if im wrong)
  33. J

    Anyone using one of these?

    Its a emulator chip that attaches to the EEC that allows you to use software to log/tune your car on the fly. http://www.moates.net/quarterhorse-for-fords-p-199.html
  34. J

    Specific sct X3 tunes - what have you got?

    I'm thinking really hard on slapping a turbo on the mounty, but I have been worried about the tune. I don't want to spend a load of cash on a dyno tune so has anyone heard of a generic turbo tune of sorts..... I know every setup is going to spool and make boost different than the next but do you...
  35. J

    Subwoofer help!

    I had a truck box, like one than would go behind a standard cab truck seat and it fit perfectly between the third row and my hatch ( i said "had" because people have sticky fingers and like to bust out my windows and steal things)
  36. J

    New Year, New projects for your 3rd Gen Ex?

    You will be blown away, its a whole new world driving at night with HID's. I honestly think the DOT should step up and make them mandatory on new vehicles, if i can get them for $35 on eBay it cant cost than much for manufactures to put them on new cars.
  37. J

    New Year, New projects for your 3rd Gen Ex?

    Here is the start of my newest project.
  38. J

    Roush Explorer

    I got bored, what do you think? ........I'm pondering the idea of chopping my factory bumper at the body line and grafting on a fiberglass mustang bumper, I already purchased the Roush scoop but with my redneck photo shop skills I couldn't find a way to add it to the picture and make it look...
  39. J

    Indiana winters suck!

    I washed the mountaineer today and I was not very happy. The rust is eating away slowly. The Joys of Christmas shopping.... ohh I mean "holiday shopping" left me with a nice dent, and the one lane road by my house that has two way traffic on it forced me to run my truck down a bunch of tree...
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