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#1401 Subruise

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

that thing must be really fast with one pouty man power.:brow: ill go ahead and assume you looked at the back of that clutch fork too right? capn double check thats what i am

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

Looks great Tom!

Every time I look at my wagon, and come back and see your thread here, I kick myself for not getting anything productive done. I'll be back at it soon though.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

that thing must be really fast with one pouty man power.:brow: ill go ahead and assume you looked at the back of that clutch fork too right? capn double check thats what i am


Then maybe he can have Arron Rodgers stop by and do a discount double check :banana:

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

JesZek, I was kinda thinking about what you just said. I could do the firewall black and the rest white. But I think the Black will showcase the motor colors more, also will hide some of the wiring for a cleaner look.

Rob, I did not check the back of the fork. I didn't remove it. Don't think I really want to...? What are the odds it has cracking?

James, I am kinda displeased with the progress I'm making. I really wanted to be farther along by now.

I made one boo boo, I didn't mark the flywheel before I took it off. So now I will have to fine TDC #1 so I can put the flywheel back one once I install the new rear mail seal.

#1405 MilesFox

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

The flywheel only fits on one way. you will see that one of the holes on the flywheel are spaced differently. it can only go back on in the same direction to the crank as it ever would.

as far as the the bearing, i wonder if it was for another application that used the same clutch on a different make with a different flywheel with a smaller hole but the same trans spline.

It is an interesting little bearing and i would keep it as a novelty

maybe if you go for a black underhood go for a flat or satin to not outshine the motor and flatter sheens hide imperfections(rusty texture) better than glossy.

For all that work you got going on you could easily stuff a dual range in as you go back together. but then you would need another clutch.

so this dude that liz knows randomly saw your car and sent a picture not knowing that we know that car.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

you may want to take the few minutes to check the back of the fork.......the one i just put in a car looked great on the outside but you could see the cracks in the back more clearly. then i filled it with white lithium grease. just pay attention to the clips and whatnot

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

Fox, yep got the text from Liz. Haha thats pretty funny! Good thing with the flywheel, thats a easier. I hear you on the satin black, that was the plan, I need to wire wheel the rust, maybe grind it and then paint it, might as well do it right.

I will keep the bearing for laughs, amazing how small it is, and how thin the rollers are.

I would total drop in a 5spd D/R if I had one, but these things just don't fall out of the sky around here like out west. The 3.900 4spd D/R isn't to bad, I'm running at 3000rpm at like 75mph, so its about 1100rpm lower than the 3AT Loyale at that speed. Maybe I should just swap a 2.2 Driveline in this car and make a rocket out of it, store the EA81 in my room as a show piece.

Rob, Interesting. I will indeed check out the fork.

Should I apply grease to the face of the throw-out bearing, or no? I did regrease the mount the TOB presses onto, the cast piece that slides on the output shaft, obviously, that is supposed to be greased.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:43 PM

ive only done a couple TOBs but ya, i grease all moving parts in there.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

do not apply grease to the face of the throw out bearing. it's a sealed pre-greased unit.

applying to the face would cause a mess... you don't want grease flung around and potentially getting on you clutch disc.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

I agree with McBrats comment about grease getting on the clutch disc.

40 yrs ago I was taught to only apply grease to the input shaft, the TO brg collar(that the TO brg rides on), the pivot(s) for the fork & the pilot bushing(if it has one). Just enough grease to coat the input shaft & then wipe it lightly with a rag.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

Put the new rear main in. Removed and painted the motor mounts. Cleaned inside of the bell housing (Motor side)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

just remember that i have a whole d/r laying around taking up space....

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

just remember that i have a whole d/r laying around taking up space....


You do! ************, I may have to offer you up some bones and stash that on my place. You have an EA82 Header by chance?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:24 PM

i do not have an ea82 header, sorry. we should coordinate a day for the shop since i need to rescue shelves and toolboxes yet. it is on the pallet with the xt6 motor. that trans has some history!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yeah, I'd be down sometime soon. PM me what its worth to you, I may just swap the Loyale to 5spd sometime!

No worries on the header.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:29 PM

I get paid next weekend, and could probably pay for the trans anytime after that. I need to also get the flywheel turned so I can put the GL back together.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

i had a for sale post and it should still be there if you search it. offer whatever you think its worth to use. maybe you can trade some non soob items, perhaps. the trans is still at the shop by the xt motor. i should call desmond and see about going there. i still have a key to the building.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

I did a search, didn't find much. Its probably buried, or just a lack of correct key words. Anyway, I could offer you $100, I dunno if I'd have anything around that you'd want.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:55 PM

i could work with that. see if you can do 125 and we got a deal.

I'll trade for handyman labor if you can help me work on my house. do you sand hardwood floors? i want to scrub and acid wash the basement floor for epoxy or floor paint. we need to re-engineer the kitchen if you know anything about cabinets. watever's clever

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

I can do $125. I can also lend a hand and what have ya, Just have to see when I'd be free. I'm working two jobs now, doing the ABM cleaning for full-time, and working at Target in the dock from 345am till whenever. I can swing days any time after 11am.

I never sanded floors, but I can't imagine it being too hard, I catch on quick. I can probably scrub the floor, you gonna use a Single disc scrubber or something?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

Scott might know something about cabinets, he's doing all that kinda stuff to his new place.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

cool. i didn't think of that. I will let you know when i make it to the shop.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

Are you in need of an EA82 header? I'd have to ship it, but I have a couple, one is brand new.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

Yeah, I need a header for the EA81, I'd go with an EA82 header so I can eliminate those blocks on the bottom of the heads (As one is stripped out)

I need something until I build my UEL header.

I wonder what shipped would run on that?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

Good question. I could look into it for you if you're interested, and a bit patient.




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