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Old 04-23-2020, 12:10 PM   #226
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Thanks for the tip.

Something like this might be a good alternative:

Fragola 604604
That would be ideal. It's what I use.
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:29 PM   #227
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Glad those gauges are getting used for something!

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Yep, definitely steel fittings(but great idea). Aluminum fittings work better elsewhere.
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If I remote mount senders, I just use pre-made sections of -3 (dash 3) steel braided brake line and steel JIC fittings. About $20 in parts from the local hose shop.
Thanks for the input. I'll probably re-do it with steel fittings for a better long-term solution.
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:12 PM   #228
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Rev 2 of the remote oil pressure sender.
I used a steel fitting at the block and a 18" pre-made line (16" would have been ok in retrospect)
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:32 PM   #229
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One concern for the remote oil sender: your wires will be vibrating with the engine, and your sender anchor point for those wires is stationary. Knowing how these bangers vibrate, that doesn't look like a solution that will survive long term. Is there any way to built a support for the wires that you show cantilevered out thru space? Pretty work, just caused my Engineering spider sense to tingle.......
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:37 PM   #230
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:07 PM   #231
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One concern for the remote oil sender: your wires will be vibrating with the engine, and your sender anchor point for those wires is stationary. Knowing how these bangers vibrate, that doesn't look like a solution that will survive long term. Is there any way to built a support for the wires that you show cantilevered out thru space? Pretty work, just caused my Engineering spider sense to tingle.......
Fair point. IMO there is enough slack in the two wires to absorb some engine vibration. Something to keep my eye on I guess .
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:23 PM   #232
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:09 PM   #233
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Sounds great!
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:51 PM   #234
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Very nice and linear!
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Old 05-11-2020, 01:48 AM   #235
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Holy **** I recognize Donnerville Road!

Nice dude!
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:13 AM   #236
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:40 PM   #237
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Very nice and linear!
Just imagine what adding ~ 6psi would do for it. Sounds like the little B21 is happy with that airflow.... valve shrouding be damned!
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Just imagine what adding ~ 6psi would do for it. Sounds like the little B21 is happy with that airflow.... valve shrouding be damned!
Yea would be a hoot for sure.

I'd like to turn it into a "B204GT" clone, but fitting the turbo + manifold + downpipe in a 240 is a challenge without getting out the sledgehammer or sourcing rare parts.

It can be done of course...Exhibit A:
http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/sh...d.php?t=110658
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:04 PM   #239
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Just imagine what adding ~ 6psi would do for it. Sounds like the little B21 is happy with that airflow.... valve shrouding be damned!

11 PSI nets me 300 whp. It does a lot!
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:48 PM   #240
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11 PSI nets me 300 whp. It does a lot!
Ahh yes, a head that has good flow in stock form.
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Old 11-10-2020, 10:00 PM   #241
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I decided to give a 960 throttle body a try...was a bit fiddly to get the TPS oriented and the throttle linkage sorted out, but it is installed and did make a difference in throttle response (as expected), engine revs a bit smoother too IMO.

Thanks to pat244ti for the TPS writeup.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:48 PM   #242
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T5 decel rattle is GONE!
I installed the large slip yoke damper. I found one attached to a driveshaft from a 94 V6 Mustang (most I saw had the smaller damper, YMMV). This yoke seems to be the same as the Ranger damper, but has 1310 u-joints.
I had previously raised the tail of the transmission as much as I could, and needed to remove approx 1/8" of spacers to make the damper fit. As others have noted, the x-member needs to be lowered to remove/install the driveshaft.
I re-adjusted the pinion angle using the Tremec app. All checked out ok, and no more decel rattle. w00t.



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Old 01-23-2021, 04:28 PM   #243
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Nicely done! Welcome to the club!
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:51 PM   #244
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The noise was the only thing keeping me from finishing my T5 swap project. I'm stoked this seems to be the solution .
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