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by thesameguy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

IDK... Ranger or Mustang parts probably.
by thesameguy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

I did not like the way everything looked retaining the grommet, so I am welding in a 1/2" NPT bung to the top of the VC. There will be an NPT to AN adapter at each end, and an -8 AN hose between them. NO MORE GROMMET! Seems like eventually I always get to the right solution, and with each solution "...
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

After gathering parts, I realized the flaw in Step 1 … the Ranger valve cover's PCV nipple points directly into the intake plumbing, making it useless. I'd need to switch to a rotated upper to make that work. I *would* like to switch to a rotated upper, but that's a project for another time (EGR is ...
by thesameguy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Yeah, finding them isn't the issue... it's the time it takes to do it!
by thesameguy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Yeah, I am not worried about the mounts. I am not looking forward to the pan, however. New Felpro gasket came in today, so I'm gonna try to put that Ranger valve cover on and see if it fits. While I am at it, does anyone know if there is an aftermarket NON adjustable cam sprocket for a round tooth t...
by thesameguy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

I am hesitant on gel-filled mounts in terms of longevity - they will probably age out rather than wear out. Do you know what the casing is made of? EPDM, etc? The breather grommets are available from most outlets, but they don't last. They are rock-hard within a few months and start leaking air pret...
by thesameguy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

I *think* I may have dodged my oil pan leak as long as I can... I think it crossed the point of no return over the past few weeks - it visibly dripped on the ground. I can't handle that. Before I tear it apart, I cleaned up the underside so I could be sure it's not the front main seal. I'm honestly ...
by thesameguy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

Makes sense. I think this one was sized to match engine displacement, but I'd really need to test it and see. It's one of the older 40Bob plenums welded to an inline lower, which a bunch welded onto the runners to port them. There are also goal variances between turbo and non-, but I'm not smart en...
by thesameguy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

It does! Google "intake velocity" for some theory. TL;DR is you want the volume of the intake system to be big enough to pass enough air, but no bigger as excess reduces intake velocity and costs power. There are formulas for right-sizing the intake.
by thesameguy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: PCV tube blocked?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: PCV tube blocked?

I found the PCV hoses had hardened and didn't seal well, which reduced PCV effectiveness. Replacing the hoses did help. My current battle is the VC breather, which sucks. I cannot get a good seal on the grommet in the head, and I don't know why. It's been that way for 15 years, first with the origin...
by thesameguy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

The other side of that argument is that smaller lines react faster, so it's a matter of figuring out what's at the other end, and whether you want fast reaction or more consistent behavior. :)
by thesameguy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NOS Coolant Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: NOS Coolant Hoses

Hey - sorry for the delay in responding - just shoot me a PM and we can sort out the details.
by thesameguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer
Replies: 89
Views: 12128

Re: Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer

Make those for a 2.3l and I'll bet you'd have some takers!
by thesameguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NOS Coolant Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: NOS Coolant Hoses

IDK... ? The trash? I just felt bad about throwing away... anything. :)
by thesameguy
Mon May 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NOS Coolant Hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 801

NOS Coolant Hoses

Not sure if these are trustworthy, but they are brand new! Been stored for decades, and they will not work on my car!

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqwvoBt9ZBp2gpMT_iG6t42OYHXiAw

$1, you pay shipping.