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by thesameguy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Shocks and struts

Shocks don't control ride height, springs do. You can run Konis with stock-height springs. I do. Hell, my XR is probably taller than stock!
by thesameguy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 28
Views: 13358

Re: XR4ST

Dammit! :)

So what this means, I guess, is that I'm going to take the T5 out of my Falcon and put it in an XR4Ti, then take the T9 out of that XR4Ti and put it in the Falcon with a 1.6 Ecoboost. FUN. :D
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Yeah, there is the Dremel Max stuff (I think?) but then you lose access to the vast majority of accessories. I find tool creep to be a big issue - buy something to make one job easier and then never touch it again. I go down that road all the time, but so far I've resisted temptation with the Max st...
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

For small drill bits that fit into the regular Dremel arbors you can. I've used it mostly with side cutter bits, like a tiny scroll saw, but it's come in handy when drilling out things that are 3D printed as it's small and portable. :) It also makes a nice stand/holder for the Dremel when using the ...
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Shocks and struts

Strongly, strongly agree. MC2 springs & konis is probably the single best thing I ever did for the car. Even when it was a 150hp automatic with drum brakes that was a big deal.
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

This thing? https://us.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/tools/220-01-workstation I don't have a lot of work surface available, so I gotta keep it clean or I end up working on the ground. TBH, that's what usually happens, but I happened to have room for this. :) I really need to sort out my s...
by thesameguy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Here is the diagram that accompanies the text above: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_t5inputpreload.JPG So here I go... This seems perfectly safe: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_t5inputpreload1.jpg Distance between transmission case and top of input shaft bearing race, distance "A" above: https://img...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Eh, here's what the manual says: 6-19. ADJUSTMENT OF T5 WC INPUT/OUTPUT SHAFT BEARING PRELOAD. a. Position transmission with input shaft end up. b. Remove bolts (59, figure 6-21) attaching input bearing retainer k(60) and remove bearing retainer. c. Using hand pressure, press down firmly on input sh...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Yeah, that thrust washer under the bearing race is there to control end play of the input shaft. There is only a spec for end play ("none") - I can find nothing about preload. I read multiple indications that wobble of the shaft is normal and expected, the pilot bearing basically controls wobble. I ...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 28
Views: 13358

Re: XR4ST

Nothing to do with the OP, really, but in case anyone finds this thread and wants to pursue something similar, they should be aware of OMC part number 0914081 .... It's an outboard bellhousing from the '80s, that is the Ford Pinto/Zetec/Sigma pattern on the engine side and small block Chevy on the o...
by thesameguy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I've looked at dozens and dozens of sites - they all generally agree on the process. It's the reuse vs. replacement of thrust washers they disagree about.

The new input shaft and bearing retainer are just new parts. They're not "from" anything other than a T5 parts distributor. :)
by thesameguy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

After reading, Step 1 in replacing the input shaft is to prop up the transmission with the nose down.... there be loose needle bearings in there and you do not want them falling out inside the transmission case. https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_v6trans1.jpg Nothing much to see here: https://img.sacsaa...
by thesameguy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I am probably not the person to ask .. I already had Turbocoupe brakes on the car and don't really remember what the drum setup entailed. But, at the very least you do need to remove the axle nut and bearing carrier to install the caliper bracket, so you've basically done all the steps necessary to ...
by thesameguy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 170
Views: 24668

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Well, today it finally happened. https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_v6trans.jpg Finally sourced a T5 from a '98 Mustang V6. No surprise, the MDL spacer fits like a glove. Next step is learn what's involved in replacing the input shaft and bearing retainer. Already have a brand new shaft with the snout a...
by thesameguy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Broken downpipe elbow bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 86

Re: Broken downpipe elbow bolts

No, it's the best way to avoid future complications. :P