The Jalopy Journal
After talking to Ross Pistons rep about re grooving my pistons for a more conventional ring packsge they said no way.
So I have a new set of...
I took the rods to Jimmys today after inspection and reconditioning the big end they are all good. Pin ends were perfect as well as the...
I sold my 2002 Camaro SS todayTo support the XO/PP 640 project. WITH THIS MONEY AND DONATIONS IM PRETTY CLOSE TO HAVING ENOUGH TO REPAIR THE...
Big shout out to D-Russ and seadog hear on the H.A.M.B. your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Your shirts are on the way
Thanks Guys so much
Just wanted to put this out there.
Funding for the Virginia
H.A.M.B. Special have been as follows
About 5 persent comes from Tee shirt Sales.
Lakewood Bell Housing
More mock up of the rear.
Centered pinion housing
Setting up pinion angle [ATTACH]
Just need to trim out for the shifter..
Todays mock up of the T5
Looks like its gonna fit
Just right [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Thank you Bill Reid for supporting the XO/PP 640
with your Tee Shirt purchase. You are most appreciated. Your shirt is on its way.
[ATTACH] paying it foward, the team tutoring young Scott some mechanical skills. Scott really got schooled on many things automotive
Yes i do expect to pay my dues and in every format of racing I have been involved there is a learning curve. I know that it would not be easy to...
What ever do you mean
6000 RPM with no oil pressure is not good for bearings. Time for an up grade.
Really need to sell some Tee Shirts for sure now..
well this is not what i wanted to see 3 burnt
bearings and the rods don't look to good. The crank looks pretty good it is discolored but no...
Funding getting low for the project so if you would like to purchase Tee ashirts in support they are $20.00 shipped to the lower 48 States.
Thank you Gabby for the monetary donation to the truck.
Got some Tee shirts coming your way.
New centered pinion rear housing and axels purchased.
The Ford factory offset the engine and rear end to accommodate clearances. I placed our...
thank you Speedhunters for the photos
Working on the T5 adapter and pilot bushing[ATTACH] [ATTACH]
I don't normally do the pressure test at Jimmys Engine Service but he was busy and I figured I would give it a try.
I read the Right side Guage...
No, reading the wrong gauge
I think i may have done the test wrong. I'll have
Jimmy re check the head..
I'll learn from the master
The head is sitting on a dence foam pad and the vacuum pump uses the same foam and we oil thenm lightly the vacuum pump pulls a vacume of 30 lbs....
Good news the pressure test on the head is good
NO LEAKS WHOOO HOOO!![ATTACH] [ATTACH]
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Finishing touches to the T5 tranny 295 close ratio W/.86 OD
T5 rebuilding today, New 295 close ratio cluster and new bearings, new synchronizes, new shims and spacers. Should be like factory new again.
Thanks Dave Russell and Scott Robinson for pulling 3 T5 trannys today for the Bonneville truck. Now to rebuild them into WC units 295 close ratio...
Now I'm wondering if the fuel we bought at Speed Week which has some methanol in it could have corroded the #3 cylinder and left a watery rusty...
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