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DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
11/3/23 9:48 a.m.
BuildItYourself said:

In reply to DILYSI Dave :

You beat me to it! haha

 

I liked. I subscribed. I'm kind of a big deal.

 

Question for you - IIRC y'all are using LS drive by wire throttle bodies.  I'm putting an LS into an S197. Any wisdom on getting my Ford pedal to talk to the LS throttle body?  
 

I could toss it all and go cable, but maybe no need. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/3/23 10:38 a.m.

hell yeah!

Shavarsh
Shavarsh HalfDork
11/3/23 11:13 a.m.

Loved the video, massive success! Well done

RossD
RossD MegaDork
11/3/23 12:06 p.m.

I watched the video last night. Great job guys. I love the car selected for it too.

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
11/3/23 12:15 p.m.

Awesome!

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
12/2/23 12:08 a.m.

Nice work on the chassis.

 

You went in to how you centered the subframe and positioned it fore / aft. But I didn't hear anything about how you determined the height. What did you do there?

TimM
TimM Reader
12/2/23 7:46 a.m.

Wow...just rebuilding a factory engine was a feat for my skills...can't believe doing this kind of work!  Amazing...

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
1/31/24 3:30 p.m.

In reply to DILYSI Dave :

The height of the subframe was a bit of a EJ and what we knew we needed to fit the engine under the hood. We essentially ended up lining up the subframe mounts to the plane where the original continentla subframe mounted to the body. We probably could have gone a bit higher in all honesty, but we were worried about hood clearance. Turns out we have plenty to spare.

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
1/31/24 3:32 p.m.

It's been a while but wanted to post an updated!

We've been hard at work getting this thing shoehorned into the Continental. 

Last video updated went live a few days ago, we're starting to work on the sheet metal.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/33fwuIMu0Ho?si=TwRYPcUDhUlUky7d

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mblommel
mblommel GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/31/24 10:15 p.m.

In reply to BuildItYourself :

Nice job guys! I'm really impressed with how this is turning out. I wonder how an aftermarket A/C system will play nice with the CANBUS. Is there a way to chop/cut/ the existing HVAC to fit behind the new firewall? Maybe pull a project Binky and create a custom plenum from aluminum? I'm sure you guys will find a solution.

For the pedals I guess an S550 wouldn't fit?

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
2/1/24 5:14 p.m.

Re: AC - I'd love to see someone show that this is either awesome or garbage - https://www.amazon.com/electric-conditioning-compressor-Modified-consumption/dp/B09FGY1S7Y?th=1

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
2/20/24 8:07 a.m.

New vid. They made a tunnel. It looks rad. And now I have to buy a bead roller. 

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
2/22/24 12:31 p.m.
DILYSI Dave said:

New vid. They made a tunnel. It looks rad. And now I have to buy a bead roller. 

You keep beating me to it lol 

Thanks for keeping this one updated Dave!

Here is the link for those of you interested. SO happy with how our tunnel turned out :)

https://youtu.be/ZZT3lgeTVcA?si=m3Siy5KPP7F-SGYS

 

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
2/22/24 12:35 p.m.

In reply to DILYSI Dave :

We are still brainstorming the whole AC idea. We are definitely going to do it, but we are thinking about tearing into the OE unit and making our own box with only things we need. Still not quit sure where it will go, maybe in the trunk, maybe glove box compartment. Should be a fun project!

mblommel
mblommel GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/22/24 4:51 p.m.

Thanks for giving us the badass RWD  towncar Ford never did. 

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
2/25/24 6:59 p.m.
BuildItYourself said:
DILYSI Dave said:

New vid. They made a tunnel. It looks rad. And now I have to buy a bead roller. 

You keep beating me to it lol 

Thanks for keeping this one updated Dave!

Here is the link for those of you interested. SO happy with how our tunnel turned out :)

https://youtu.be/ZZT3lgeTVcA?si=m3Siy5KPP7F-SGYS

 

All hail the algorithm. 

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
3/25/24 11:48 a.m.

New Episode is Live!

We tore down and rebuilt our new-to-us MT82 6-spd transmission - Lots of people have been asking why we went to this transmission as opposed to a T56 or 6060. Contrary to popular believe, we are very cost-conscious, so we didn't feel like dropping $2K+ on a transmission. At the end of the video, we did a cost breakdown of this rebuilt, including updates we think will fix the common issues of these MT82s. https://youtu.be/OS6UZ0mE790

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
4/23/24 2:50 p.m.

Equal Length headers are loading! check out our latest video where we 3D scanned the engine & engine bay to design custom headers.

This one was a lot of fun, and the designs came out really sweet, if I say so myself. Also threw in some part porn in the form of stainless steel 3D printed 5-1 collectors :)

Check out the latest video!

https://youtu.be/wK8DXTDz_vI?si=hrsvSH-BkUkEP2Ri

Parker with too many Projects
Parker with too many Projects Dork
4/23/24 2:57 p.m.

Those collectors are dope! Are they SLS or something like an FDM printed-then-sintered approach?

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
4/24/24 9:01 a.m.

I haven't quoted a 3D printed metal doodad in a while. It was still pretty unobtainable then. I think I was north of $10k for a turbo manifold. Dare I ask how much the collectors cost you?

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
5/7/24 12:19 p.m.

In reply to Parker with too many Projects :

They are SLS! It's crazy to image the parts that can be made with this process. We are so happy with how they came out :)

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
5/7/24 12:23 p.m.

In reply to DILYSI Dave :

I can see how a turbo manifold can get pretty expensive, although I bet you could find a place that could do it for less than 10k now-a-days, especially if you're willing to look overseas. I can't recall the exact amount they cost for us, we've had them since the end of last year - but I want to say it was definitely less than 1k.

BuildItYourself
BuildItYourself New Reader
5/29/24 11:37 p.m.

New Episode is Live!

We finally get around to finishing the oil system (windage trays, pick up tube, and oil pan).

Started out by not wanting to make a whole project out of it, but of course, we all know how that always turns out. Now on to the headers!

https://youtu.be/NN1z14ZB74Q?si=OiUScJKaQDw-M-QR

Asphalt_Gundam
Asphalt_Gundam HalfDork
5/30/24 9:06 p.m.

In reply to BuildItYourself :

Been there with modifying pans and hopefully no leaks. It was fun to see you guys go though the same process I did, even water testing. FYI, even if it doesn't leak water it might leak oil though pin holes. 

I once repaired an oil pan that had a bunch of rust holes with JB weld by slathering on both sides. Might be worth laying some on the outside over the welds but haven't tried that myself.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
6/6/24 7:18 p.m.
Asphalt_Gundam said:

In reply to BuildItYourself :

Been there with modifying pans and hopefully no leaks. It was fun to see you guys go though the same process I did, even water testing. FYI, even if it doesn't leak water it might leak oil though pin holes.

Uh huh.  REAL irritating thing to discover after it's been zinc plated.

 

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