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Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-17-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By jimbbski
You answered one of your own questions. Replace...

You answered one of your own questions. Replace the caliper and it's best to do this in pairs, that is replace both at the same time! The other possible causes can be bad flex hoses that act as one...
Forum: Performance & General Engine Building 04-15-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By jimbbski
I hate to tell you but the 2.3L has no higher...

I hate to tell you but the 2.3L has no higher performance parts available from the junk yard other then doing a swap with a Turbo 2.3L engine or swapping the parts from one on to your engine. The...
Forum: 4 Cylinder Engines 04-08-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jimbbski
VW also converted a gaser into a diesel back in...

VW also converted a gaser into a diesel back in the late 70's.
Forum: 4 Cylinder Engines 04-08-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By jimbbski
I hear ya! I owned 3 of those Fiesta's, a '78, a...

I hear ya! I owned 3 of those Fiesta's, a '78, a '79, & an '80. All bought used. They all ran good and the '80 which I bought in '87 was built into a road race car (SCCA Improved Touring) and even...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-07-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By jimbbski
I bought some seals from RockAuto. They were a...

I bought some seals from RockAuto. They were a well known brand that sells direct to the comsumer but the price from RockAuto was less then what they were selling it direct.


They were actually...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 04-01-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By jimbbski
The factory didn't use them because when the...

The factory didn't use them because when the engine was built/installed both the cylinder head and exhaust manifolds were new and the mounting flanges were smooth, straight, and rust free. Unless...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 04-01-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By jimbbski
IF your going with a 5sp manual then all you need...

IF your going with a 5sp manual then all you need to do is look for Mustang parts. The flywheel, bell housing and clutch all work with the engine you have. Did the RX7 use a cable or hydraulic ...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-01-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By jimbbski
Ditch the Cat, install a 4 inch exhaust, delete...

Ditch the Cat, install a 4 inch exhaust, delete the EGR cooler, and you'll see a bit more power with out any other mods and better MPGs too.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-30-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By jimbbski
There is no intake that you can use from any 5.0...

There is no intake that you can use from any 5.0 Mustang on the 5.8L engine. The '95 Cobra R is the only Mustang built since 1974 that came with a push rod engine larger then the 302 and they only...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-27-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By jimbbski
If you have a PU then you can use a few of the...

If you have a PU then you can use a few of the Mustang based intakes with a single TB IF their maker offers the correct lower half of the intake for the 5.8. Since the 5.8 has a taller deck you have...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 03-21-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By jimbbski
Throwing a set of new rod bearings in an engine...

Throwing a set of new rod bearings in an engine when you drop the oil pan to change the oil pump is not a senseless act. On an engine like the 5.8L a set of rod bearings can cost a less then $20....
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 03-20-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By jimbbski
I have had similar issues with a BB Chevy in the...

I have had similar issues with a BB Chevy in the past. What I did was buy a HV oil pump and when I dropped the pan to install it I checked the rod bearings for wear. The mains look good but the rod...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By jimbbski
I have stuffed some pieces of wet paper towel...

I have stuffed some pieces of wet paper towel down the port. When you're finished you pull the paper wad out along with most of the shavings! Also have a shop vac handy to suck the shavings out as...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 03-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By jimbbski
The fact that you changed all the parts and still...

The fact that you changed all the parts and still have the problem may mean that you have crossed wires somewhere. Try to check all the wires from the Ign. switch to the starter solenoid and then to...
Forum: Performance & General Engine Building 03-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By jimbbski
If it won't bolt to the intake, change the...

If it won't bolt to the intake, change the intake.
Most of those aftermarket FI units are designed to bolt up to an "old school" style 4 bbl carb intake.
I know that there are aftermarket intakes...
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