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571, Take II

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Offline MrMindless

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2014, 03:34:31 PM »
Good plan on the loctite. I don't think I diffed hard enough to break it, I'd remember that, and I don't remember even touching diffs. Cumulative damage from years of smashing I'm sure. It was clearly cracked from inside, but from outside it was just a tiny wet spot. I didn't take a pic.

I don't think there's enough meat to go up a hole size in the bottom bolt but I might try anyway. It probably needs to be welded shut and red redrilled. That sounds terrible.


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« Last Edit: April 29, 2014, 04:32:23 PM by MrMindless »
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline smichaelR22

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 03:12:18 PM »
my rear diff had 3/4 of a quart in it, pulled and reasealed.  didnt look at the front, it isnt leaking any more..... haha
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Offline MrMindless

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2014, 09:16:35 AM »
New tires came in and look GREAT.

swapping vacuum lines around made it run right as rain, I was definitely fighting the PCV system.
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline etk300ex

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2014, 07:20:07 AM »
Saw 572 front diff take a full throttle tires in the air to head-on hit on a massive pointy rock.   Cracking one must be serous! Haha
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Offline MrMindless

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2014, 07:31:03 AM »




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Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 01:13:36 AM »
Can't thank smike enough for help.

Link fixed
Bad bushings in front uppers replaced (owe Matt (2) roughstuff BUSH)
Driveshaft fixed (owe Matt (1) 1350)
Coil straightened
PCM mounted
Orbital moved
Hood trimmed and installed
Shifter mounted
Intake flip fully finished
Bad injector lower o-rings replaced
5 tired dis/mounted

Needs
zip tie check
Passenger harness
Tools and tire strapped down
Full fluids check
Secure tcase shifter pivot
Tin installed


Prefer
Rear brake pads (lookup or pn?)
Paint squirted
Replace switches
Fan controller
Fix lower bolt in front diff
Loctite front diff bolts
Tcase shifter pivots

That's all I can think of for the short list


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Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline MrMindless

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Re: 571, Take II
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2014, 10:05:49 AM »
It's been a while since I've posted an update here.

I roasted a trans in the May 10th RCROCS race after two laps. It was getting soft, and I called it before it had no more go. It stayed in the car for a couple local short trips but definitely wasn't right. The transmission temp gauge was non-op so I have no idea just how bad it was. I decided to head to AOAA over the 4th of July so with Smike's help we pulled the motor again, got it rebuilt and I wrapped up the install along with an additional trans cooler and some fresh gauges and after hustling through the week and departing a day late, I made it down to Shamokin, where after 6-8 hours of run time over 2 days, reverse physically broke.

I chopped up the floor instead of taking the motor out again. I was seriously considering replacing the TH350 with a 700R4 to get some better gearing but after Smike Troy and I stared at it in my garage for a little while on Monday night before Saturday's race, I decided it was much too much work to push the transfer case back ~6" and adjust mounting and driveshafts accordingly. Instead of rushing a local rebuild again, I bought a TCI Super Street Fighter from Jeg's along with another new torque convertor and had it Thursday. I'd pulled an all nighter getting the floor ready to go back in wednesday night, and took Friday off from work to get it buttoned up. Installing a new water pump and replacing a squeaking alternator added to my list of musts before going racing, and of course nothing came easy with the water pump install. I'm currently running no thermostat because the water neck didn't fit the new water pump correctly...

I had to stop on my way down to Line Mountain for a 15 minute nap, and that was the sleep I raced on, but I made it to the track and put down some fast lap times! I did have some electrical issues on lap 1 from the additional fan I'd added with the second trans cooler which kept me off the podium. I was also having some serious shock fade at the end of the 25 mile race, so that's something to be dealt with as well.

My short list of big projects is to get a functional winch again, and to rewire the car to avoid and ease the troubleshooting of any future electrical issues. I've also got to straighten a mangled bumper from the race - but after decent finishes, Smike and I both wheeled AOAA for a few hours on our way home from Line Mountain without having to turn any wrenches on the cars.

I've got new bushings on order to replace those I wasted in the race (that being: most of them), a new trans dipstick to get rid of a kink so I can actually read fluid level, and a kickdown cable for the trans to maybe let it actually work as a fully automatic automatic - or at least help it keep the line pressure it needs to live a long happy life...
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon