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by thesameguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Here is the thread... I need to reread it!

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by thesameguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

john keefe wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:18 am
Go for the later, max torque WC T5's out of a V8.
I think the last V6 SN95s are every bit as strong as the V8 version... there's a whole thread about that from maybe 18 months ago I need to dig up!
by thesameguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

No, simply because engaging the clutch makes it go away. When I heard it, my gut was it's the transmission. The crap part is that - If that's the case - I'm going to be 100% compelled to built a last generation Mustang V6 box or something. The old, cheap 2.3 box got me going and put in a lot of work...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Well, the DS is new in that it's only 12 years old and the car is 35 years old, so there's that. :D The DS was not explicitly balanced, but the shop that sold it (Mustang shop) and the shop I normally use for that work indicated they generally don't balance aluminum driveshafts. I've never had any v...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

The noise is tied directly to road speed - full stop, no sound regardless of anything else. The faster I go, the faster the thwacking. While moving, there is only noise with the clutch out. Clutch in, noise stops instantly. With very, very light throttle, the noise is quiet or non-existent.. that co...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I could definitely live with a rattle, but this sound is very loud. Loud enough to get the attention of other drivers and make them want to not drive near me, In a way, that's kind of a nice thing, but I've been reppin' the XR in NorCal for 15 years and I demand RESPECT!
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

The Turbo TBird Coupe had a big, weighted damper which bolted onto the top of the tail housing. The geabox is from a TC, and I'm pretty sure that weight is there still... it's been ten years since I looked though! When you're next to another car/wall, etc., can you hear it under load and when coast...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

The car has a T5 gearbox and a one piece FMS driveshaft. The gearbox was old when I installed it, the driveshaft was new. Diff is the original one (auto ratios) but has routine service and at last oil change looked great. Diff has an original style MC2 poly mount, engine & trans are on stock Ford pa...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Random thought: how's the clearance for the shaft at the rear brake line mounting tabs? Understand those need to be trimmed to allow the DS to clear. I think you may be onto something - I wonder if that little horseshoe guide is bouncing around off the driveshaft. I inherited another XR where the P...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

On the table, but I think the sound is too far forward and too loud. But, the CVs are VERY old, so I couldn't rule them out. They aren't untouched originals, but they're at least 20 years in the car... though the boots are intact. Here's The Sound, captured remarkably well! https://youtu.be/sgo1JJrI...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I'm not sure what I'd be hiding - I thought the OP was pretty complete!
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

It can't be that, because there isn't one. :)
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 31
Views: 198

Awesome. A new noise!

Man, I had ten years of rock-solid motoring with this car but it seems I can't win over the last three or so... one mystery after another. The current noise a clunking, but not a low-pitched one. It sounds sort of like someone tapping on a metal bucket, but I could also describe it as a grinding noi...
by thesameguy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Yep, there is no more separator. *Probably* this will result in some oil spray but I'm really not worried about it. None of my other turbo cars (Saabs, Volvos, Audis, Jeeps) have such a device and they aren't suffering. However, I used AN fittings so that if I observe a problem I can insert a formal...
by thesameguy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Things are looking extraordinary since the new PCV system. Not only has the major leak disappeared, but it seems like even the minor leak I've had for years is lesser. The deflector on the bottom is totally spotless... hopefully this stays good, and I can ignore some maintenance a little longer. htt...