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Old 01-24-2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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The title is what I'm calling the car. It'* an Eaton M112 off of a Lightning F-150 that I'm gutting out and replacing the bearings on. Intentions are to strap it to the 5.4L PI shortblock with PI heads(9.4:1 CR). Modify the lower to convert from water/air to air/air. Got a mean deal on it so I couldn't pass it up. As you will see, the coating has fallen off of the rotors. It was also full of water a while, hence the rusting bearings in the tail, and the rusty rotor journals. Case looks good as far as I can tell. Whadda ya think? It'* goin in my 95 T-Bird.

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All the crap that fell off the rotors. This is just after taking the blower off. Gross huh?

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IC build into the LIM?

i love how ur working on it in the living room next to the nice furniture
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Katrina Truck I take it? Looks like a fun project.
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I have no idea, I got the LIM and blower second hand from a guy that told me what it was when he got it. He didn't lie about it in the least. In fact, I'm very pleased. The intercooler for the Lightning'* is a water/air setup, so yeah, that is the radiator kinda thing, which I will remove. I want air/air intercooling. Much more effective. I really really hope I don't need to get the rotors recoated. I wouldn't imagine why I would have too, but I'm sure it'd help make more pony.... Time will tell and it depends how much it costs to get them redone.
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Water to air is more effective but it'* more complicated..
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Water to air is good if you can run R134 in it instead.
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Now that just gives me a brilliant idea. I think I'll reroute my A/C plumbing through the heat exchanger in the manifold and have an air conditioned intercooler! BRILLIANT! Just need a ignition on/off switch to turn the A/C pump on/off with the key.
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I looked around on getting rotors coated and it looks like it'* easier to hang in and wait for Ed Morad to get some rotors in stock.

The efficiency will be down probably 2-3 lbs with the coating like you see it.
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But does Ed stock M112 rotors? And if so, how much would they run? www.thehighspeedlab.com will coat them for $100. They want $150 to uncoat them! I think I'll get some acetone or something of the sort and clean them myself. Do any of you think the A/C intercooler will work? I'm looking for opinions as well as advice. I have never been lucky enough to play with a blower until now. This is all new stuff to me!
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I think the Lightning used the AC on its intercooler. I guess they found that the cooler air created more power than the AC compressor robbed.
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