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by thesameguy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6362

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

It's not something most people would think of, but you learn a lot doing IT for law firms for a decade. :)
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6362

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

They switched over to that Much Better System here a few years ago as well. 1-day "moving permits" so you can fail a smog, fix it, and get another smog again within 8 working hours. So easy! Nobody would ever need to spend 3 hours at DMV getting a second moving permit.

:haha
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6362

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

I don't know the laws in every state, but generally speaking you shouldn't even need a driver's license to get car insurance. You don't even need a car. There is the concept of "non-owners car insurance" which covers you in a car accident when you're not driving, like if you got hit by a car while r...
by thesameguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6362

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

That isn't typically how insurance works. Except for the crappiest of crappy budget insurance policies, you will be covered operating any car in any condition up to the limit of your policy regardless of other variables. That's true of any reputable, national carrier. Some discount operators add wei...
by thesameguy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 104
Views: 10378

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

It would not make a great deal of sense to jack the car up by the part you're trying to remove...

The car is on jackstands... A transmission jack is supporting the diff so it doesn't fall to the ground since it's unbolted from the beam.
by thesameguy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 104
Views: 10378

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

Turns out to be quite easy to get the diff out, once axles and drive shaft are already gone... :)

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by thesameguy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2129

Re: SHO Engine Swap

I'm not superstitious or anything, but it sure seems that way.

I get to use the 3614 on the four Saabs, the lawn tractor, and the generator in the motorhome. Can't beat that!
by thesameguy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2129

Re: SHO Engine Swap

Heh... 3614 is the filter all Saab iron-block motors from '79 to 2009 use.
by thesameguy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Working on my oldest car
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Working on my oldest car

I hear you on the global warming. I've been driving the Viggen convertible a month, top down most days. It's been in the 60s and 70s for over a month here. No rain, no frost. I have a feeling summer is going to be horrific.
by thesameguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Up on jackstands, diff out
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Up on jackstands, diff out

Hopefully only long enough for Hansen Machine to modify the stub axles. Although the diff going back into the car was a spare, I'm going to have him do two sets of axles at the same time so I don't have an emergency down the road... so I gotta yank the existing diff out of the car too.
by thesameguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2129

Re: SHO Engine Swap

A few years ago there were always SHOs in the junkyards here, but I virtually never see them anymore. I think like most pre 2010 cars, cash for clunkers was really hard on SHOs and they all got thrown away at the same time. So many great '90s cars got crushed for no reason at all.
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Up on jackstands, diff out
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Up on jackstands, diff out

Any harm to the rear beam or its mounts if it's left hanging without the diff to triangulate it? Or, should it be supported? The car is on jackstands, so no weight other than the weight of the beam itself.
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for advice for top end build and where to spend my money
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Looking for advice for top end build and where to spend my money

You can use a big Philips to get that screw out, but you can also buy pozidriv bits cheaply. Use a little blue Loctite to put it back in. Not red, and only a dab or it'll never come out again. :)
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: I'm Baaaack...
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: I'm Baaaack...

Like a vertebrae!
by thesameguy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for advice for top end build and where to spend my money
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Looking for advice for top end build and where to spend my money

No need to remove the head to replace the cam... It's done easily in an afternoon. But, to be clear, the Ranger cam is no performance upgrade. It's about the same lift and same duration as the stock cam. The only thing it wins you is the roller follower, which *might* free up a hp or two and open up...