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Mtn8er

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Well here are the newest pictures of my engine bay after my full roller rocker arm install/new Comp Cam pushrods, new FMS valve covers, braided stainless steel vacuum hose sleeves and new set of Magnecore wires that I finally got around to installing. Best of all, my new chrome powder coated intake/elbow from Jon...Thanks Jon it looks awsome! The plaque cover is still in progress.

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Plaque cover finished:
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Oh--how does it run? Tell them Mike!
It runs harder than before thats for sure! I must say...putting in the full roller rocker arms made a big difference I thought. I can honestly tell that it revs a little faster and when I get on it, it seems to hit over drive sooner. It seems like it pulls a little harder and really wants to go. Putting in the full roller rocker arms definitely free'd up some friction and now it runs great. I didn't really expect this project to take me 3 months lol...but I ran into some difficulties when my intake broke on me. Got a new intake and had it powder coated by Jon and now it looks even better than before... :thumbsup:
 




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Looks great, nice work!
 




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hell yeah, pulls harder then before is an understatement
roller rockers and the cam wake up the exploder big time compared to stock

First thing I did when I got mine running with the cam and rollers was get sideways in a wet intersection, way too easy
 








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hell yeah, pulls harder then before is an understatement
roller rockers and the cam wake up the exploder big time compared to stock

First thing I did when I got mine running with the cam and rollers was get sideways in a wet intersection, way too easy

That's awsome, a cam is my next project...I should have waited to put my rockers in along with a cam but I couldnt wait plus I wanted to see how much of a difference just the rockers made alone. I'm taking a week of vacation when I do that project lol.
 




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Wait a minute!

Where did you get those plug wires again?

I got my Magnecor wires from horsepowerfreaks.com. There really expensive but are supposed to be top of the line. That horsepowerfreaks.com is located right here in my home town in Portland. I always get emails from them wanting me to come down and dyno my Mounty. You get 3 pulls for $50, I would have to drop my front dive line though to get the AWD to 2WD. Here's the link:

http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/pri...cor/Ignition/Spark_Plug_Wires/part/KV85_8.5mm

Magnecores website that will tell you everything about ignition wires:

http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm
 




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magnecore # 85270 $196.00

correct?
NM
that site looks like it has a good deal on them--
 












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I like those Nology they any good? anyways I will cancel my order on those Taylors that are B/O and get them Magnecores

Yeah there supposed to be good never used them, waaay out of my budget though. For the price of Nology wires I would hope they would at least add like 10hp :rolleyes:
 




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That looks great!
Maybe it's the angle but the oil fill cap looks like it's almost touching the TB.
 








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looks nice
 




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Very nice Mike, sweet and clean. That makes us all a little more motivated. Regards,
 




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my oil filler neck is similar in location to his, slightly different valve covers witha stock explorer oil cap. I just remove my intake tube from the tb and use a funnel

I have the intake spacer, it helps make it clear
 




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Does it run a little better as well as look real good? :)
 


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I'm glad to see that the Magnecor wires dropped in price slightly, they were $145 per set.
 




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