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TPI SBC refresh with G6 6 speed trany upgrade by Alex4mula
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Report this Post10-25-2007 08:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for arte444Click Here to Email arte444Send a Private Message to arte444Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You sure take the saw to your car a lot but everything has turned out awesome so far. Great work! I'm interested in seeing that scoop also.

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Report this Post10-25-2007 09:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. Drove it today and you can hear the hissing sound when you open it up similar to when you put a pipe in the other side in a V6. But it is much less annoying. I like it.
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Report this Post11-27-2007 01:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just cut the original panel and installed this temporary "flower pot" scoop. I think it looks less bad than the previous. I also painted it practicing with the BC/CC I have for the whole car soon. It hisses a little at partial throttle like my old one with the V6



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Report this Post01-20-2008 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well to keep this around let me post the latest on this car. I committed the mistake to tackle the paintjob myslef. Bought couple books, some equipment and talked to a lot of people. A V8 swap seems like piece of cake compared to this. Too much prep and sanding when all I want to do is paint! LOL! Oh well. Here is an extreme summary.

I wanted to solve this peeling all over the top.



Then started sanding. And sanding and keep sanding. Oh well. This was just at the begining. All roof went down another layer plus I needed a new front hood to speed up as I was having some bubble primer reactions on my original



Yesterday I finished all wet sanding and almost all is ready to paint. I only need to finish sanding the interior of the rear hood as I decided to go red inside too. So bye bye my 35+ decals.

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Report this Post02-05-2008 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Went to the body shop today to complete the job. Should be ready this Saturday Ever driven one without the front hood on? Got some funny looks. Was so excited that drove over 10 miles without tag because I forgot to put it back


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Report this Post04-22-2008 09:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So to finish this (by now) here is the final result. Later on I still need to build a passenger side scoop for the final intake. But now the yellow car needs some long due (say 2yrs down!) attention.





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Report this Post04-22-2008 09:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Matt HawkinsClick Here to Email Matt HawkinsSend a Private Message to Matt HawkinsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It looks fantastic. I have always been impressed with your cars.

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It looks fantastic. I have always been impressed with your cars.



Ditto!! You want to trade??
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Report this Post04-23-2008 11:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks guys! It is feedback like that what keeps me motivated when the going gets tough
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The paint looks great, especilly with all the moldings painted as well.
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Report this Post01-14-2009 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just to keep this alive. Nothing too new. It went from FL to MI and back for the 25th without problems. I finally finished these and installed them. The only other thing I plan for this car are some 13" brakes and the low profile double round headlights.


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Report this Post05-28-2009 05:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey this is up! I only have plans for two more things. One is a set of low profile headlights (Fierofan?) and a big brake kit. But I heard Fieroaddiction is not selling more of those so will have to wait for some other to come up.
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What size wheels tires are those?
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What size wheels tires are those?


I receive more PMs on that question than anything else. Those are TSW Kyalami 18x7 42mm front and 18x9 35mm rear. Tires are 225-40-18 and 265-35-18.
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I receive more PMs on that question than anything else. Those are TSW Kyalami 18x7 42mm front and 18x9 35mm rear. Tires are 225-40-18 and 265-35-18.


Probably because you do the best job of almost anybody on the forum in getting the right size and the right stance on both of your cars.
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Report this Post09-15-2010 02:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I didn't know this was still active. The only thing I need on this car is a brake upgrade. It really doesn't stop well.
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Originally posted by Alex4mula:

I didn't know this was still active. The only thing I need on this car is a brake upgrade. It really doesn't stop well.


I'll bet.

I remember the first time I drove my '88 after I got the 4.9 running, I got on the gas and it gathered speed much faster that I had anticipated, almost ran over the car in front of me when he stopped short, I'm adding 'Vette rotors be fore the Northstar swap is done.

Your car is lookin' good.

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I didn't know this was still active. The only thing I need on this car is a brake upgrade. It really doesn't stop well.


Wow so are you saying this car will actually be finished once you get the big brakes ??

i didn't think we ever reach the finish line with these cars hehehe.

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Wow so are you saying this car will actually be finished once you get the big brakes ??

i didn't think we ever reach the finish line with these cars hehehe.


That's so true. But that is the key big ($$) item. The othe one I had and was finished were the low profile headlights. I need to post pics of that. So no more for this for now. The yellow one needs paint but that will have to wait too. The white GT is sucking the budget pretty fast!

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That's so true. But that is the key big ($$) item. The othe one I had and was finished were the low profile headlights. I need to post pics of that. So no more for this for now. The yellow one needs paint but that will have to wait too. The white GT is sucking the budget pretty fast!



Your yellow one is one of my favorite fieros,..you going to repaint it yellow, when the time eventually comes for new paint ?
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Bump...just cause it reminds me of mine.

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Where did you get the intake elbow? It looks really good! Also do you have a part number and or dimensions? Thank you.

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Where did you get the intake elbow? It looks really good! Also do you have a part number and or dimensions? Thank you.

Bryan B.


Wow! This is still around. I haven't done anything else than just enjoying the car when I can. But haven't driven it all summer Currently I am working very hard on finishing the white GTs 3800sc swap. The yellow one was sold last March.

Regarding the intake, are you talking about this one below? If so the rubber piece I got it at Ebay if I remember correctly. The pipes are 4" single units (straight, angle, etc.) sold at PepBoys at one time. I think they may be APC. I never finished the qtr panel intake scoop so I only installed this intake for testing. Sounded pretty nice then. I will finish it some day. Just low on priority

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Alex,

I'm curious seeing that the motor and trans are solid mounted. How noticeable is that? Are you able to perceive it as distinct from conventional rubber mounts? Do you find it acceptable or do you find yourself wishing that you had conventional mounting? I'm presently building a TPI (TPIS Bigmouth base and runners) with a 6-speed. Solid mounting certainly appears to simplify things. The heads you have chosen are exactly what I want to add to my motor once I get everything running; Excellent choice.

Ken

Edit to add: I too am curious about your rubber intake tube. I've been able to locate an EPDM reducer elbow, 4" Ø to 3 1/2" Ø; is that what you employed? It appears both tidy and tight.


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Originally posted by kennn:

Alex,

I'm curious seeing that the motor and trans are solid mounted. How noticeable is that? Are you able to perceive it as distinct from conventional rubber mounts? Do you find it acceptable or do you find yourself wishing that you had conventional mounting? I'm presently building a TPI (TPIS Bigmouth base and runners) with a 6-speed. Solid mounting certainly appears to simplify things. The heads you have chosen are exactly what I want to add to my motor once I get everything running; Excellent choice.

Ken

Edit to add: I too am curious about your rubber intake tube. I've been able to locate an EPDM reducer elbow, 4" Ø to 3 1/2" Ø; is that what you employed? It appears both tidy and tight.



Solid mounting was the only way I could keep the engine from moving too much with all that torque. I started with rubber mounts which were like butter. Then I tried poly mounts which worked so so but still engine moved more than 1/4". Solid solved that. Yes you feel all the vibration but this is not a Lexus. I can deal with it ok. Some may not. I guess is all in taste. I do know how nice it feels a stock rubber mounted 2.8 and would love a V8 to be like that but it ain't going to happen.
On the elbow all I remember is I got it from Ebay long time ago. I think both sides are 4". TB gets oval just because the shape and the other round.

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Report this Post02-06-2012 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Finally the last upgrade I wanted is coming

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Looking forward to installed pics!
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Details on the brakes please.

Congrats !
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Report this Post02-21-2012 10:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just got Fieroguru's 13" brake kit installed. Soon will test

Rotor comparison;



Installed;




With wheel before & after look;



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