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ROTW: Moonshine

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by GLTHFJ60, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. cruisedeisel

    cruisedeisel Toyota's for life

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    Wow the frame is bent! The bumper is barely bent. Thats sucks, but it could have been alot worse. Hope you get top dollar for it.
     
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  2. GLTHFJ60

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    I hear you my man. That last parts posting is interesting, they have a late F550 front frame section for sale with the axle. Problem is I don't need another project right now, I just want the truck back to the way it was :crybaby:
     
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    Finished engine bay shot:

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    First time she's been out of the garage in ~4 months. Feels good to drive her again. Despite not running for that long, batteries held the charge just fine and she turned over in less than one engine revolution as always :grinpimp:

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    Intercooler install was a resounding success!! Drove for a few hours last night. EGTs are down 2-300* across the board. That is despite the cooler ambient temps, as I'd have EGT issues year round. Accelerating on the highway from 50-80 in 4th gear with the throttle on the floor resulted in 1150* EGT max. Insane. Doing that before would have brought me up to 1500* if I wasn't watching. 5th gear accelerating from 60-80 same thing, couldn't get it to break 1200* EGT. I'm a HAPPY camper!!

    Max boost is down from ~40psi max to ~30psi max. Doesn't sound like I'm overspeeding the turbo (in case of a boost leak). It seems like I'm hitting the wastegate. Weird, I'd always be able to push past the wastegated pressure before, I guess because I was running that much hotter. Boost comes up to ~28-30psi pretty quick and just stays there. Guess it's time to get out the wastegate regulator and turn up the boost :bounce: :bounce2: :bounce:
     
  4. fourtrax

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    If you need an extra hand let me know.
     
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    Thanks brother :cheers:

    Just got word that the Ford is NOT TOTALED!! Getting a check for $6300 to cover repairs with the contingency that if it costs more than expected, they will adjust the payout.

    Going to have the shop repair the frame, then think about a front end conversion with some of the other $$. If I can swing it, I'd love to put 2007 axles under this beast. 10 lug axles instead of 8 and a wider front end for decreased turning radius :hmm:
     
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    Good to hear glad it's not totaled
     
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