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Old 01-27-2006, 02:26 AM   #41
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Glad you got that second blower, man. What a price! Hopefully you'll find everything in good order when it arrives. You'll be up and running in no time!
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:37 PM   #42
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Ok, Ben came over and I got a little ambitious. Tore the intercooler plate thing off and boy was I shocked! I figure you guys might be interested in seeing this. It'* nothing special, but makes me want to rethink my A/C intercooler to make sure I have enough coolant to have it work.

Now I was told that I can buy some square aluminum tubing to weld in and extend the runners, but look at this plenum! That sucker is HUGE!
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Then we have the mondo intercooler plate which is absolutely filthy(you shoulda seen it before I cleaned it up a little for the picture!)
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I'm guessing this is the IAT sensor, but I'm not certain. Can any of you confirm what this is?
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And the kicker that really shocked me most. The runners... or lack there of!

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Old 02-04-2006, 11:41 PM   #43
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Additionally, I was informed that running the A/C compressor through the intercooler would be a castrophe. I guess the A/C puts out something like 300psi, and that little aluminum doohickey just wouldn't take it?
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Why is it so gooey looking?
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it was full of.... water, or something.....
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Sorry I haven't posted here in a while Doug..... so I guess the A/C idea isn't gonna fly? Are you resorting to your old plan of air-to-air IC?
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I think that sensor is water...but dunno...looks Fordish.
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A water sensor wouldn't poke into the induction of the manifold. I'm 99% certain it'* the IAT. As for intercooling, I talked to my pappy. We're going to shell out the old 94 T-Bird I have, pull the pump for the windshield washer, or the wiper motor, rig that up with a tank and run water to air. Rip the A/C off the car entirely, install a dummy pulley, and use a heavy duty trans cooler and two A/C heat exchangers in the front for a radiator. I'm thinking I may run methanol for intercooler coolant.
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Alright! Now we're getting your dad pulled into this stuff! I imagine only high horsepower can come of this!
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Alright! Now we're getting your dad pulled into this stuff! I imagine only high horsepower can come of this!
Remember. He'* a Chebby boy now. And as we all know, Chebby'* don't make power in any way! Just playing of course. He gots that 4.3L in his truck and he wants that other M112 I have so he can try to rebuild it or get it rebuilt and put it on his pickytruck. I can only imagine he'll destroy the 1st and 2nd synchros because they just sound horrific as it is(Note, this truck is a 2005). Back on track anyways. I think I'll be able to pull this swap off for about anudder $700ish(car toon and all). Soooo.... maybe if I omit my trip to Floriduh in April, I could possible make a running Thunderbird Lightning. Of course, much props attibuted to the guys here that have helped me along the way wif the supachawja. I'm sure I'll post a vid of the run at Cordova if'n I can get a way to record it for those who are interested. I know it'* not a GM, but a car is a car!
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