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  1. New format

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    Once you're logged in, you can hit the "dot and bar" icon in the upper right area (between the "new" bubble and your avatar pic, if you have one) to see the full forum list. Classifieds were moved to the bottom. Caught me by surprise, too.. Work had me busy for the last week or so, come back...
  2. Isuzu 4BD1t and HE221W turbo

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    Re-opened per [email protected]'s request.
  3. Gear ratio question

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    Cool it, people! Some of you will find some of your contributions to this particular thread now missing. Revisit the behavior exhibited and you may find your accounts missing. I don't care who started what or how, I am ending it. Now, to the question at hand.. On the 50, I've found that...
  4. Why dont I see 4bt's getting better mpg than 6bt's

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    I'd point out that, no matter what you do to make it so it won't break doing the deed, NOTHING you do is going to change the official, legal GCWR. (Well, if you want to go through a BUNCH of paperwork, testing, certification, and other such, then you might..) If you're involved in an accident...
  5. Thanks

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    It was part of some site updates that happened a while back. I want to say a couple of years ago, but can't remember.
  6. Wheel tire balence beads?

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    I've never tried the balance beads / shot / whatever, but I can say that most of the time I've had vibration with big tires it's been something warped / out of round more than simply out of balance, and usually the wheel. Most modern tire balancer machines have the capability to check wheels...
  7. 51 Chevy pickup, zf-5

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    The lower you can keep the engine in there, the better (while keeping adequate clearance for routine maintenance, etc.). It took significant modifications to the cab to fit it around things on the '50. Might consider engine mounts that put the rubber horizontal rather than at an angle, might...
  8. 51 Chevy pickup, zf-5

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Those are only made for diesels as they are primarily for use in places where sparks of any kind are a big no-no, so having one on an engine that has a spark ignition would be pointless. The video andreas_kc linked was a 6BT cranking with one..
  9. 51 Chevy pickup, zf-5

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Might as well ditch that, too:
  10. 51 Chevy pickup, zf-5

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Nice to see another AD getting the Cummins treatment! I'm going to also voice a concern about the Mustang II front end: Attached is a weight slip for the 1950 Dad and I put on the road (build thread is here if you're interested...
  11. Center dump exhaust manifold

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    I'll also note that when flipped to be a bottom dump, you need to trim a couple of threaded bosses off the manifold (they are not through-holes, so no worries about leaks) or they interfere with the oil cooler plate..
  12. Center dump exhaust manifold

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    We used a middle outlet manifold on the '50, but with a 90° home-made adapter to have it kick out (and to adapt from the manifold to the HE300VG turbo inlet). The combo moved the turbo forward and outward enough to where there was room for intake and exhaust plumbing, etc.
  13. Open source automotive movement

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    Ok.. Banned OP for the blatant attempt to spam for their kickstarter, but will leave the thread going for the conversation value.
  14. Crate Engine Program

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    There was a brief discussion on it here: Nice about the 50 state legality, price is the problem..
  15. Daily Driver has shifting problems

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    One thing worth noting is that GL-5 can not only cause it to shift like crap when it's in, it can have an effect on things even once it's out. Many GL-5 lubes are not friendly to yellow metals, so the synchros can be attacked. Oh.. And not very likely but just a thought: If someone has...
  16. Holset He200vg VGT turbo - info and pics

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    Now why would anyone wanna go and do that? ;)
  17. Crate Engine Program

    General Discussion No mention of price, but the part about making 50 State legal swaps in light duty vehicles is interesting.
  18. which hx30 for a 4bt ? links inside

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    From what I learned during a visit to Holset in Charleston a few weeks back, just about all their non-electronic (or non-variable geometry) turbos are now made in China. As long as their QA is on task, I don't have a giant problem with that.
  19. I am permanently signing off of 4btswaps - I can no longer support the new owners

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    I run Firefox w/ AdBlock Plus and all viglink stuff is showing as blocked if I "Open blockable items". It's blocked as part of the "EasyList" filter list. Of course, I'm sure to uncheck that "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" option, too. I've NEVER had a browser crash due to advertising on...
  20. The Diesel Deuce

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    If you find you want boosted brakes AND a clean firewall, might think about air over hydraulic. Air valve for the pedal can fit under the dash, then remote mount the master... Had about the same system in some of the Nissan UD and Mitsubishi...
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