Strengthrehab's Better Late Than Never Build Thread

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  1. bauern

    bauern TMO Intermediate

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    If you're buying the parts yourself, fordparts(dot)com has a 20% discount thru the end of year for orders over $150. Code is parts20., useable three times. Shipping seems to be free (was for my order). Use dealer of your choice. (Dealer's own online prices might be lower than their prices on Ford's website but the disc./free shipping should beat it)
     
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    captdistraction I am the breaker of things

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    WHAT'S MY WIFE DOING ON YOUR VALVESPRING?! (lol)
     
  3. strengthrehab

    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    Few parts showed up. Headers are 1-7/8 stainless and intake is a factory 2018 piece.

    OPG/crank gear will arrive today and Ford parts should arrive tomorrow.

    Head is at machine shop and I will be dropping off the new valve springs on Monday for install onto the head. When I dropped it off, a guy took a brief look and didnt think the valve was damaged in any way. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Nice, can't wait to hear it.....


    BTW, you need to change your location. You are in a better place now.... ;)
     
  5. strengthrehab

    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    I'm instructing at MSR-H on Dec 16th. I'll be learning the setup then.

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    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    Dropped valve springs off at machine shop today. All parts are in from Ford. Just waiting on the call from machine shop to pick up the head and hope to have the car back maybe this weekend. Or Monday.

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  7. strengthrehab

    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    Got the head checked and valve springs replaced. Intake valve was perfectly straight so I really lucked out.

    Got it back last night but couldn't really get on it at all due to traffic.

    It is very (almost excessively) loud so I may quiet it down somehow.

    Had the broken valve spring (and all the others) replaced and added:

    2018 IM
    Texas Speed LTH
    GT350 CAI
    OPG/Crank gear
    Tune revision.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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    TMSBOSS TMO Addict

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    Wow. Glad to see the damage was limited to a small part.
    The Steve Austin rebuild should add a few ponies. Any guess on HP/TQ improvement?
     
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    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    Based on similar combos, probably picked up 40ish hp to the wheels.

    Short video of cold start.



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  10. APEXRaceParts

    APEXRaceParts Race Proven, Street Approved

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    Wow that makes some noise now. Happy to see it back in your hands though, good luck out there!

    Cory
     
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    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Glad it's back together with no additional drama or costs!
     
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    Which springs did you go with?
     
  13. strengthrehab

    strengthrehab TMO Race

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    Stock replacements

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    Well got car back together and drove to work today. It definitely picked up power. Though roads were a bit wet, I was able to tickle it up to about 6500 rpm with a huge grin afterward.

    Now, of course I have a new issue. Last track time, I was getting 3rd gear grind on downshift. Now I'm getting it intermittently on quick upshifts or shifts above 5k rpm.

    I'm gonna swap fluids (just did that back in May) and see what happens, but I fear synchro issue since every other gear is fine, so it probably isn't the clutch (newish hyper single) or shifter (MGW Race Spec).

    Ugh.
    [​IMG]
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    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Bummer but it happens. The third gear in my Boss 302 sheared in half but that was much better than breaking into several little parts. I was at a track day and just lost third gear but everything else worked fine. I was able to drive it 100 miles home and then to the dealer to have it rebuilt. Good luck.
     
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    Having fun on track with the new setup. This is the first session on track since the engine repair/upgrades. I actually picked up another couple of seconds off the best lap time on here later in the day. This session was a 4 second PB, but I ended up with a 6 second PB by the end of the day.

     
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    Another video. A little faster.



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    APEXRaceParts Race Proven, Street Approved

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    Nice videos and driving! How did the trans do throughout the day?
     
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    Few nibbles here and there. Nothing major.

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    Nice driving, very smooth. So now that your lap times have dropped what to you think of the NT01's?
     

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