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  1. #181
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    Not much has happened lately. In another post, I saw a link to a company that made polyurethane motor mounts. I contacted the company, and they noted that they hadn't made those mounts for years. The contact did offer up another company that made such parts for turbo T-birds/Cougars/SVOs. I contacted them, and they said they had one set for the SVO in inventory, but were about to make another run and build more. I ordered that last set they had today. I'll report on how they look when they arrive. For reference, the company is here:

    https://tbirdcougarparts.com/index.php

    Their Series 2 mounts are $175 shipped. They also make EGR block off plates.
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    Gene, let us know how they work for ya. I am sure all those drag racing launches over the years I did them have taken their toll on my factory mounts and it may be a good idea to swap them out. You can see some 'decent' engine movement on my one track day session video where I put the camera looking at my front suspension movement here:

    https://youtu.be/7UtxgjLjctU

    Not sure if that is a 'lot' or 'normal', but they would likely better compliment my urethane trans mount too.
    Ted
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  3. #183
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    Well, the mounts arrived, and they are very impressive-looking! I don't think I can do any better at picture taking then what is on their website, so I won't bother. The parts were well-wrapped. These will, for now, be spares, since I'm still trying to get other things done on the car, but could install them in the future.

    I don't think that's a lot of movement in that vid. I've seen probably 1/2" of movement of the intercooler on our car. I noted that it took some careful adjustment of the TC IC to keep it from hitting the strut tower brace while autocrossing. It currently sits about 1/2" away from the bar, but still occasionally taps the bar.
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    I got some time in the shop, and figured I'd just bite the bullet and put the IC together. The plan was to take a picture every step of the way, but I immediately had issues with the tube of RTV (I got the stuff that's in the pressurized can with the trigger on it. A lot like Cheese-Wiz. Anyway, the trigger kept popping out when I tried to squeeze it. I ended up having to hold the can with one hand and push down on the trigger with the other). So, with all that drama, All I got were pictures of the empty housing, and the finished IC:

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    I tightened the bottom bracket using a nut driver, going around the perimeter, tightening the bolts one turn at a time until it seated against the IC housing. I ran a thin bead of RTV in the slot for the gaskets, then a bead in the little 'slot' the gaskets had for the OEM core, and repeated that process when I got to the other side. Had to 'tuck' the corners of the lower gasket back into the housing, using a gasket scraper, since it was thin and wide, to it at least looked good. I couldn't see the top gasket, so I hope it set correctly. It fit the top of the housing better, so I could tuck the corners in first and set the IC onto it, which seems to have worked well.

    I got the bolts are little more than hand tight, using the nut driver. Hopefully, it's sealed well enough to at least work. If not, I still have the TC IC.

    I also got a chance to clean the lower core support bolts and the water pump pulley and got a coat of paint on them. I need to flip the parts and paint the other side. That'll probably happen this afternoon.
    Last edited by gbeaird; 08-19-2019 at 05:56 PM.
    Gene Beaird,
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    While out in the shop, I did a quick test of the IC. I capped my hand over one end, and blew into the other. I heard no leaking air, and it held the pressure well. Not a thorough leak-down test, but it feels tight enough to at least not cause a vacuum leak. So I think I can at least use the IC, even if it doesn't do anything for me. Now to get to the rest of the engine compartment.
    Gene Beaird,
    86 2R SVO, G Stock,
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    It certainly can't leak if it ain't runnin' Gene...just say'in...
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    Indeed it can't! It's keeping the air in it at ambient temperature, though. I need to get to it and just tear it apart and put things back together again. It's just a matter of time.
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    No taped lines on taillights. Sorry if you guys are aware of them.https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1986-M...53.m1438.l2649
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    I had also bought a set of repros for the 7B and didn't notice they were taped. I guess I should get my eyes checked...I'll be doing the re-tape and spray paint as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob4321 View Post
    No taped lines on taillights. Sorry if you guys are aware of them.https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1986-M...53.m1438.l2649
    Wrong thread?
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  10. #190
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob4321 View Post
    No taped lines on taillights. Sorry if you guys are aware of them.https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1986-M...53.m1438.l2649
    Wow that is from a really old thread.

    All the reproductions from Carpenter use pinstripe tape where the factory ones / NOS are painted. The pinstripe tape is in the correction locations and is the correct width. Simply mask off / tape all around them and then peel off the pinstripe tape put on by Carpenter and then spray paint the correct lines.

    Also of course 84s need black trim paint. The 85, 85.5, and 86 need the grey trim paint.

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    Even though I was on call, the weather was just too good to pass up. Got some quality time in the shop today, and worked on the SVO. I wanted to get the intake off, and get the cooling lines exposed so I could R&R them with the stainless bits I have. Struggles with seized tubing nuts hampered progress. I ended up having to cut the water line to the turbo so I could get the nut out. Even then, it came out by the fitting that goes into the turbo. After that was out, a quick zip with an impact wrench got the nut out of the way.

    I then tried to remove the breather line to the turbo inlet. That nut, too, was seized, and turning things with a wrench only caused the entire fitting to rotate. Soooo, I pulled the inlet, and got the tubing assembly out. After messing with the fitting and tubing nut a while, I finally got the nut to break loose. I could have just created a new line, but didn't want to unless I had to. While the inlet was off, I cleaned it and coated it with RPM. It's not perfect, but will do for this ride.

    While trying to get the bolts to the inlet loose, the upper bolt kept spinning, which was soon going to compromise the ground wire. I started hunting for a wrench to get behind the wire lug, and spent a while trying to find the right size until I determined it was 10 mm, NOT 7/16", or 3/8"! Really, Ford?!? What, you had some GM design engineers on staff when it came time to put the turbo on? Mixing SAE with metric is REALLY annoying.

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    ^^ So in the attachment, the nut is 7/16", while the stud head under it is 10 mm!!

    Anyway, I mostly won. I also got the upper intake off, so I am staring the injectors in the eyes, so to speak. Hopefully, I'll be able to pull the rail, then the injectors this weekend. It felt good to get out in the shop and it not be 2000 degrees out there!
    Gene Beaird,
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbeaird View Post
    <snip>
    While trying to get the bolts to the inlet loose, the upper bolt kept spinning, which was soon going to compromise the ground wire. I started hunting for a wrench to get behind the wire lug, and spent a while trying to find the right size until I determined it was 10 mm, NOT 7/16", or 3/8"! Really, Ford?!? What, you had some GM design engineers on staff when it came time to put the turbo on? Mixing SAE with metric is REALLY annoying.

    ^^ So in the attachment, the nut is 7/16", while the stud head under it is 10 mm!!

    <snip>
    Good to hear you got some quality time with your SVO. I am sure the mix was due to (2) different areas of assembly, where the turbo assembly area was populated with Metric tools and the production line was populated with Imperial tools. Not that is an excuse in any way, as I can say I have to deal with giving my assembly line folks what works for the application, regardless of whether Imperial or Metric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svono50 View Post
    Good to hear you got some quality time with your SVO. I am sure the mix was due to (2) different areas of assembly, where the turbo assembly area was populated with Metric tools and the production line was populated with Imperial tools. Not that is an excuse in any way, as I can say I have to deal with giving my assembly line folks what works for the application, regardless of whether Imperial or Metric.
    It was probably a different set of assembly lines, like you say, but it seemed very 'GM' of them. I got my first set of metric tools a long time ago, not for anything foreign, although we later added a Toyota to the fleet, but because of GM's stupid idea of 'going metric', well, except for anything inside a cover (valve cover, oil pan, trans pan, diff cover), where you needed SAE tools.

    Anyway, now that I know, I know. :-)
    Gene Beaird,
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