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by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Megasquirt Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 3073

Re: Megasquirt Swap

I bought a MS3 when they had a promo going (18% off) wish I had gone for the 3X at the time. If you are looking to run a basic batch or bank fire setup a MS2 will do it jsut fine (as will a MS1 on the extra code) The SEFI MS3x setup is very flashy looking but really all you gain from the drivability...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil type for quick cold lubrication / piston slap
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: Oil type for quick cold lubrication / piston slap

if you have a 7 main motor I would run 10w30 or something even lighter like a 5w20....you have plenty of bearing surface to support the crank. my 170 I always ran 20w50 in since it was only a 3 main motor and had much less bearing surface area. The 350 in my s10 (same year motor as the truck...1997)...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Ideas for wet-sanding
Replies: 8
Views: 2925

Re: Ideas for wet-sanding

Ditto on the sponge (think like a large sponge you use for grouting tile) use it to wipe up the "dust" and check your progress. it doesn't take much. if you can put the car on jackstands and take off the wheels so you can really squeegy the floor well. You cna use some blue painters tape t...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Pre-install T5 healthcheck
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Pre-install T5 healthcheck

rebuilt a couple T5's....they all use RTV...

but for the trouble I would just install one of the boxes and see how it goes. worst case is you spend an afternoon swapping boxes.....or an afternoon pulling each one apart and seeing which is best...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: another 'glass project
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: another 'glass project

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/Fiberglassing/th_IMG_0732.jpg not as far along as I would like to be. ran latex caulk aroudn the edge tonight to get a cheap fillet made that can be removed later on (with minimal effort and it was CHEAP) going to touch it up in the morning (most like...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit

Let me know how it goes. I'm probably going to pull my cable clutch soon. I don't like it at all. What cable setup are you running? very impressed with the Modern driveline kit and quality so far. Instructions suck (like 4 pages of mostly text and a handful of pictures) As a few more pictures could...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit

as I am still putting the car together it is un tested..... but I am running a 88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe pump (just a plain old C2,this would be the ~79 to late 90's style ford pump but with a remote res cover on it) with a sn95 hydroboost setup. I think I have a 2.3L SVO dual groove pump pulley on...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit

Kit arrived today. Very impressed with the quality of parts. The flat parts are laser cute and zinc plated. pivot points have nylon bushings. nyloc nuts for all fasteners. The master cylinder kit was in a box and the slave cylinder kit in its own box. downside is the instructions have like 4 picture...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Cam sensor?

Box showed up today!

Guess I am talking to my machinist to get a 36-1 setup on my crank now!

I have a whole box full of coils (two different sets of LSX coils and a set of Ford DIS coils)

I swear this car keeps changing as I go along!
by XFlow_Fairlane
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: another 'glass project
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: another 'glass project

so I blocked out the hood today. I had been trying to figure out how I was going to attach the flanges (temp) while I laid up the glass on the top side (I can use the topside as support for the flange on the bottom side) I ended up using a hotglue gun. I figured I would remove the glue later on fair...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: another 'glass project
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

another 'glass project

Well since my hood has some terminal rot (on the inside) I figured I would give a shot at building a new one since I had good luck with the pillar covers. Spent this afternoon sanding the bottom side (stupid liberal use of glue fo rth ehood insulation) should have it finished in the morning. then I ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Just ordered a Hydraulic clutch kit

Well on my XFlow project I had purchased a mustang steve cable clutch kit to use with my aussie T5 bell (well I think it is a New Zealand bell) went ot route the cable and it was hitting my shock tower brace (aftermarket) and the shock tower, and the intake, and the hole in the bell was too small. I...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just got the "go ahead" for the CI head....
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Just got the "go ahead" for the CI head....

personal preference I would skip the DUI if it is a budget and do a TFI distributor. It will still run the FAST setup and with a latemodel coil it will be just as hot with the spark. While the FAST setup is nice it is a little pricey and on a chassis no setup for EFI there is more costs to be rolled...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: giving a shot at making some fiberglass parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: giving a shot at making some fiberglass parts

I only mixed up my gelcoat first (about 3 oz) and brushed it on. once it started to gel/tack up I laid out the first layer of fiberglass and mixed up the first batch of resin. Took alot more resin then I thought it would for this simple mold. But it is laid up and waiting to cure. once I get home fr...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: giving a shot at making some fiberglass parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

giving a shot at making some fiberglass parts

so I have been wanting to try this for about 10 years or better.... so I took my a-pillar covers and used some clay to stick them down to a glass table top I had (from my road furniture I inherited) gave it a coat of mold wax and sprayed some PVA over it all. should be set up here in a few more minu...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: New To MS, Learning basics
Replies: 45
Views: 11244

Re: New To MS, Learning basics

why not fab an elbow to bolt on a standrd TB and then have a pair of injector bungs on it with a small fuel rail? I think trying to get enough fuel through 2 injectors to feed a turbo 200 will be tough. I think you need to seriously look into a port conversion on the log. At the bare minimum a direc...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Cam selection for turbo 200
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Re: Cam selection for turbo 200

67chrrybucket wrote: I want to pull hard off the line at the light :D


This will be accomplished by turbo selection.
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Fuel enrichment with a blow through setup
Replies: 37
Views: 7951

Re: Fuel enrichment with a blow through setup

my only carb mods: choke delete with JB weld in the old linkage hole (I mileld the horn but that was not needed.....only did it since I had access to a mill) Solid float. Thats it. You can get into drilling out the power valve passages and changing the power valve rating (this is where alot of your ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Hinge rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Hood Hinge rebuild

I have been kicking around the idea of getting some mild steel sleeves and bronze bushings and shoulder bolts to rebuild them. just not sure if it will work out ok.

I have one spare full set of hinges with springs and one extra hinge with no spring Iw as thinking off playing with.
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Hinge rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Hood Hinge rebuild

my hood hinges are sloppy (hood will not close flush unless you push it down and will rub on the cowl when you lift up on it) is there an easy way to rebuild these that will hold the test of time? Anyone know what other hinges will interchange with a 62 fairlane? I have a 1.5 spare sets to play with...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo header 200ci
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Turbo header 200ci

Your square tube was more toward where I was going with mine. I still have the pics somewhere for reference. Only thing I wanted to do was add in a plate between flange and square tube to space turbo a little farther out. I can give some lessons learned on that one. 1. avoid putting the flange dire...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Fuel enrichment with a blow through setup
Replies: 37
Views: 7951

Re: Fuel enrichment with a blow through setup

how much boost are you talking? Linc was running a fair amount of boost on his setup. I was running just a plain 350 cfm holley on my turbo setup with no real problems (I fought a partially blocked fuel line for a long time) your best bet would be a hobbs switch (pressure activated switch) triggerin...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo header 200ci
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Turbo header 200ci

I was thinking of making mine from .080" or so sheet and some banding.it will make for alot of welding but no fitting tubes (very time consuming) there was my old 200 "header" made from a length of 1.5" square tube and some plate. was done on the cheap as a college student.... I ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Cam sensor?

That would be awesome if you can!!
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Cam sensor?

That would be great if you could. I was looking into using a 2.3L OHC cam sensor body with the shaft from a point dissy turned down but if there is a drop in option that would be worlds better. I am still going to have to have the 36-1 wheel mount made up though. Who knows maybe I will be ditching t...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Cam sensor?

I looked at the local wreckers here but I can't find any EF or AU Falcons.

:rolflmao:
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Diving in...
Replies: 25
Views: 5851

Re: Diving in...

Finished the board up and powered it up this weekend. ITS ALIVE!!! I got it speaking on the USB cable and started playing with my file. I still need to finish building my harness for this thing but I am getting closer. I think I am getting close to just having a good weekend terminating wires and ru...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Just a thought on Ford CFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Just a thought on Ford CFI

I will have to look into it. I know on MS3x you can (use the two mainboard injectors for stages) not sure you can do that on the stock drivers. would it be possible to mod the stock CFI unit to take standard injectors? Like a small bolt on rail on the top of it with larger passages? don't forget you...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 xflow Fox body
Replies: 7
Views: 4831

Re: 250 xflow Fox body

I have heard the I6 K member is very similar to the 4.6 K. if you are having to import it I would just get a Tube K and rework it. There were a couple I6 cars at my local u-pull. the only difference on the K member is the motor mount pads. if you can fab I would jsut buy some local motor mounts for ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starting a rebuild
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: Starting a rebuild

Only a couple things I would change about your build plan would be: adding a mild cam as opposed to the stock one. Very little cost upgrade for a noticeable difference. Other thing would be to use the Duraspark II ignition, as opposed to the DUI. Much cheaper, all stock parts (though from the late ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this starter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Will this starter work?

so I take it that is a yes?

jsut with all th talk about different starters it seems no one here has ever made the change (or not to many at least) I guess I will pull the trigger on this starter and see how it works out.
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this starter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Will this starter work?

so is there a mini starter out there that will fit a 200?
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this starter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Will this starter work?

The high mount Aussie 250 block uses a hotch potch of early US 200 high mount and early 221/260/289 flywheel with a wider block. Still uses same size clutch and six bolt on 3" pilot crank snout as the US 250 though. It allowed Ford Australia to use the later 250 clutch and torque converter siz...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this starter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Will this starter work?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PWM-9103/

I am looking for a mini starter to help clear my downpipe (high mount starter on my 250) right now the solenoid is hitting my down pipe and if I can get a starter I can reclock then I will be gravy
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: "Sheetmetal" intake
Replies: 19
Views: 6272

Re: "Sheetmetal" intake

ok I had to make a post over in this section.....been real tempted to post in the small six area too but I am holding out....

Image
by XFlow_Fairlane
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

made some more progress tonight. I need to finish up the collector area and do a little more grinding and blending but by the end of the weekend I should be there. I think before I weld the flanges on I will bolt them to my stock iron manifold and run a drill through them all to make sure they are l...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: alluminum head is on
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: alluminum head is on

Ok that isn't too bad on RWHP then!! Esp if you have a couple degrees of timing left out.

What transmission are you running? an auto is gonna eat up more on the RWHP numbers.
by XFlow_Fairlane
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

Made some progress today but not as much as I was planning. had to run some errands and do some laundry so I had to stay clean part of the day. Pix http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/crossflow/Turbo%20Header/th_IMG_0642.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/crossflow/Turbo...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

If you want, sign me up for a set of those headers. Gladly pay you for them. It might tip the balance in my war of the garage engines. Too many engines, not enough cars. I do have enough bits leftover to make a second one (well I am short a turbo flange but that is no biggie to get) I might conside...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

well I had a couple spots where I needed some gap filling abilities so I used the MIG on them. Up until then I had only been tacking with it. It welds a little nicer looking but lots of splatter. I am trying to get this all welded up this weekend so I will just have to make do with the 1/16 rod. Loo...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

Well I got bored tonight and kinda had set the goal of having a header by the end of the weekend.... Got most of the rest of it fit up tonight. I need a short piece on #5 still but can really get most the rest of the header done before I fit and weld it in. Just as a warning my welds look like crap ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: alluminum head is on
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: alluminum head is on

how much compression?

has the AFR been checked?

sounds like you might be giving some up with compression being low or not enough timing maybe?
by XFlow_Fairlane
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Cam sensor?

Well what I was looking at doing was running a 36-1 on the crank and if I can get a cam sensor I can run sequential fuel and coil pack ignition on a MS3 board. The 36-1 mounting is not too much of an issue to solve but the cam sensor is. I had swapped some parts around on a 2.3L OHC TFI dissy to wor...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Cam sensor?

I was trolling some other boards and forgot where I saw it but I cam across a XFlow guy running a dummy shaft in place of the distributor while using a 36-1 setup. Was there a setup in like this in the newer cars that ran a cam sensor in its place? I had been planning on using one from a 2.3L and ha...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

fiddled with the header a little over the weekend and some tonight. Kinda stole some of an idea from SSheaders.com in using PVC. on #3 you can see a section I was fitting. I just cut it using a hacksaw, die grinder (with non-ferrous cutter) and a coarse 3" rol-lok disc. I think wrap it in paper...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

I might sell this one in a year or two after I get the car running and on the road. Looks like I will be needing an upgrade to a large frame turbo to support my goals.

I am not too sure I want to make another one of these yet....been a real pain so far and I am not even done fitting the tubes up!!
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Diving in...
Replies: 25
Views: 5851

Re: Diving in...

about finished on the assembly. I have powered it up and ran the first two rounds of checks successfully.

I need a resistor for the ignition mod and then I am ready for the final check before popping in the MS3 daughter board.

Now to build a harness....
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

some teaser pics. My flanges got finished today. they are plasma cut and I think the torch was jacked up some (tilted one way) but I can't complain....$80 for three sets of flanges in SS. It will get me by for now. I think a T4 based header will be inthe near future after I max out this T3/T4. http:...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: "Sheetmetal" intake
Replies: 19
Views: 6272

Re: "Sheetmetal" intake

currently just tacked up. Dropped it off today to get finished welding. I had to cut a step out of the backside to clear the brake booster (thought of a 45 but would not be enough clearance) Should have it back at the end of the mounth (my guy picked it up on his first day of traveling for vacation ...
by XFlow_Fairlane
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: My new build
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: My new build

I have everything here to start building headers...EXECPT for my stinking head flanges. shop is claiming they are gonna run them first thing tomorrow morning.... cool part is tha tI had to buy a big hunk of SS plate (2'x2'x3/8") from another shop since they had none (off road fab shop so they m...

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