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  1. Turbocharged400sbc

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    back on the road again, drove about 20 miles today, no issues, exhaust is tons quieter inside the car but still quite loud when stomped on.... i think i need to tuck the tip further under the bumper. sounds good, dunno yet how it sounds from the back...
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    We built our own machine to be able to print all the way up to the extremely high temperatures of polycarbonate. You'll notice that the build surface is sized to be able to do the entire Grille in one piece. It will be doing a large portion of the work making lightweight parts for our twin engine Oldsmobile
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    Thanks! I only used the baling wire to hold it up while I made the actual mounts and Hangers. Yeah I really like this little freak as it's pretty much a 3/4 scale Buick Roadmaster station wagon. I've been wanting to use the 3D printer I've been building to print out a vertical slat Grill that would make it look even more like a turbo Brick...um buick. I don't know how much of the underpinnings are exactly like the 7's but this is an mx62. I'm guessing that's one of the reasons why it was a 3-day road trip to the South Carolina for me to find the interior parts I needed from a car in the junkyard.... I see 85 and later Cressida's all the time but I never see one of these older ones. Actually it always seems bad. But maybe I'm being a little flippant about it since you sort of get used to stepping over the bodies and chalk outlines. Regards, James W.
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    kinda went simple and polished a turndown and slapped it together with the edelbrock victor series truflo i keep looking at some sweet old supra's exhaust and tips but free.99 beats em hands down ....god i hate these bumpers....i heard a crack as i was getting my fatass off the ground and pushing off of it.....im pretty sure the foam inner cracked...fuck tips just barely past the bumper...subtle and classy
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

  6. Turbocharged400sbc

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    good point, keep it NA 3800 on a side note the toothed locks for the damn bumper cover are annoying.... working on the muffler today, tuck it up on an angle....make sure you can read the Edelbrock logo real well. pretty well decided on a 5" crome straight/slash cut tip. still in the air on straight back or kick it out to the corner like them sweet ricecars what do you think?
  7. Turbocharged400sbc

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    har har hardy har been thinking about tossing on the turbo and snapping the weak 7.1 inch rearend
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    you and me both brother. all i can hope is that the key off power draw from the auto seatbelts results in a fire every damned issue i come against is all toyota. i havent had any problems with the buick powertrain. now i gotta hope i can rip apart the a pillar and see what the forward limit switch looks like and if i can even find one. fuck id probably get rid of it if it wasnt for the fact it looks so much like a 3/4 scale buick station wagon if you squint just right after slamming your dick in a car door i started it up sans muffler. the additional piping to the back of the car sure makes the inside quieter..... ...but im definitely considering leaving it a straight pipe so i can let the 3800jz roar
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    Finally got around to finishing the last of the mid pipe to behind the axle. I set up the V band angle to point behind the drivers rear tire and an angle that I can do a straight pipe with the tip set up similar to the old turbo buicks slash cut tip. just on the driver's side of the car instead of the passenger side. The Edelbrock straight through Muffler does fit in there I kind of have to sit it on an angle. Still trying to think about if I really want to set up a 5 inch stainless "coffee can" exhaust tip on the end of it maybe with that angle kicked out to the corner like all those sweet Poopras Well I'm going to get back to this I still have to stick a couple of sanding pads to my hands and go over this thing to give it a nice even brushed finish. 'Cause Racecar Regards, James
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    I really hope whoever welded it had it fixtured. I've seen them welded where the tubes pulled excessively forward and caused wheel bearing issues. Do yourself a favor and have the person rebuilding it put a straight edge across the cover gasket surfaces with the carrier out and see if the axle tubes have pulled forward. The axle splines actually get worn into a barrel profile if bad enough.... the alignment rack actually showed 0 rear toe but the axle bearings were nearly a 1/4 inch forward of carrier axis....checked with a 3/4inch bar through the gutted carrier. I'm willing to bet that the pinion bearing was Rusty and you're going to find plenty of bearing damage there but while you have it apart it takes 5 minutes with a straightedge and a couple of rulers to make sure that you're not going to have more problems or dump good money into bad parts
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    Did you pull that axle yourself? Or was it on a pile/rack? Be aware that unless you pull it yourself it was swinging from a chain on the end of a loader and unceremoniously dumped on the pile. Water gets in through the vent tubes and because the pinion almost always points towards the ground in the pile...because of gravity. your pinion bearings end up rusting and spalling. You'll know more Once you pull the carrier and pinion yoke out. But you might be able to get away with just replacing the pinion races and bearings. Also to give you a heads up pretty much every one I've done has been a 0.028 shim for the pinion depth. When you go to measure your original one you're going to want to grind away the ridge that gets squeezed up around the edge on the outside and the inside making it very difficult to check the thickness with a caliper. I've only ever installed Ford Racing gears but from what I've heard from other guys even aftermarket gear sets tend to use the .028 shim although some go as high as 030 Even if you don't get new gears it is worth it to spend the extra money for the kit with matched bearings where one of the pinion bearings has the bore ground open to allow you to do slip fits for testing the pinion and ring gear pattern. But you'll probably be fine with the point o28 if you don't want to spend time digging around with presses and potentially replacing the bearing a couple of times anyways..... you got to be real careful pressing them off otherwise you damaged the cage and then you're buying a new bearing anyways.... I've heard these things make some awesome howling noises and wine with just the pattern being off.... one is a Crown Vic that has about 75,000 miles on those noisy gears by now. 4.56 in a crown vic lol For the foxbodys I always end up welding the tubes to the pumpkin but I end up doing that with it fixture to my welding bench to try to keep it from pulling ... so if you're planning on any sticky tires I'd say that'd be a good time to weld em. Heat the pumpkin with a torch up to at least a hundred fifty degrees before you start welding and keep in mind the tube isn't super heavy wall thickness so you're going to bias your puddle more towards the case. Cover it with a welding blanket or a pile of rags to let it cool down slowly
  12. Turbocharged400sbc

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    Lol truth all around.
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    If there was rust on this thing I probably take your advice but thankfully I don't care what anyone thinks. I have a junkyard amalgamation of a rednecks hot rod with a dirtbags jap car. Totally radical man
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    It and the radius arms sure didn't seem that bad. I just had to shorten it. I just looked at his website and he now sells the exact length bar needed for the mx62. Yeah Penn Hardwoods are generally just a cheap compromise they work well enough when there's only a few guys like you or I who care. I loved the Watts link on my 79 RX7 I miss that car. Maybe I'd make one for the Cressida whenever I get around to the 8.8 Ford rear end. Its stock ride height the bar is actually just below level I'm kind of falling out of favor of the baseball bat routine when the magazines and jumping on the bumper work so well
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    Gonna have to roll em. I modified the Techno toy tuning panhard bar and even adjusting it dead center, I can't keep it from slicing one or the other of my drag radials. Now I got to remember where I stashed my Eastwood Fender roller I'm pretty sure I loaned it out to a buddy last year. I should probably go old school and just use a stack of magazines
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