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  2. Back in the game I guess..

    Not really, just enough to get past the warranty period.
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  4. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    But...but...I now have alot of room in the back for a case of Andale and maybe a couple Aribbas!! Matt
  5. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    No Habla.
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    Didn't every MFG of every car have to extend a warranty for something here and there? Do you think they would take what they learned and improve upon it? And how wants to tow with a Rogue anyways? And yes, you are skeptical. No, not every MFG that has tried CVT has left it. GM did. new Honda, Toyota, Subarus, and Nissans still rock the ol slipper trans.
  7. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    Ill bring it by one evening after work so I can show it some of the Fox Magic you have laying around, maybe give it a pep talk and let it know what its in for. Matt
  8. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    L O V E IT!!!!!
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    Nothing makes your minivan cool Ashley...sorry bud Yeah, its not many people's cup of tea, but I never liked tea anyways! Its a goofy fun little car tho and I look forward to seeing where things go with it. It was the change of pace I needed I think. Simple, easy to work on and I can still have fun with it at the Hill. Shouldnt take much to get it to run with most of the bolt on 5th gens out there and if I get bored running mid 8's Ill spray it into the 7's. First I gotta sort a few small things out and then go get some HUMILIATING baselines. If you want your chance to FINALLY beat me, feel free to join us Matt
  10. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    Not my cup of tea, but at least it has a 302 HO. Now I get to pick on you, right? Get a plate "SloWagon" or something similar.
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    Off Thank you. You've made my minivan a couple steps cooler.
  12. Back in the game I guess..

    Must have changed it, last I looked at was a Rogue. Call me skeptical but every manufacture that has tried the CVT ended up abandoning it. Didn't Nissan release an extended warranty (as a result of a lawsuit) not too long ago because of the transmissions issues with the CVT in the Maxima? The turning point I think is when they put it behind a class 8 diesel as they have a narrow power band
  13. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    Well...Im officially off my meds. Title says it all. From Focus ST to Mustang GT to LTD Wagon... Drove through the torrential downpours to South Indiana yesterday to pick up this gigantic nugget. I checked it out last weekend when we were on the way up to South Bend for the weekend and after alot of thought and a little bit of negotiation the previous owner (super super cool guy) and I had a deal worked out. Shes dingy and dinged up but extremely solid and the paint actually has some potential. The interior is WAY better than I was expecting and as comfy as an old Grandpa could hope for. The main reason for the purchase lies under the skin tho... Exploder 302 and 4R70W with an 8.8 with 3.73's and SN95 discs in all 4 corners. Painless wiring harness, A9 computer, all new AC components. He put it on a lift to let me look around and its cleaner underneath than my 2015 GT was. Everything was straight and solid. The 4r70W is controlled by an older Quick 1 controller and shifted like complete DOG **** when I went on the test drive and drove it home but I didnt let that bother me cause 1) I was gonna mess with the tune and try to get it right and 2) part of the deal was a Fox clutch pedal setup and aluminum quadrant . Initially on the drive home I got to wondering wtF I was doing and the usual "buyers remorse" set it...tho thats being a bit dramatic...just wasnt 100% sure I was in my right mind really. Bout an hour in, shortly after the gas station pics were taken and we were back on the highway my doubts started to fade and how truly good this little POS is started to shine. She runs like a TOP, cruises down the highway with only minimal vibration (all 4 wheels are curbed pretty bad before being put on this car), AC blows cold, defrost works great, wipers did their job etc etc. I made it home with only one puicker moment thanks to some bump steer and a very bumpy and narrow construction area with concrete barriers on both sides. Now on to what I need/want to sort out here soon. 1) Trans tuning. When I got the car it would shift 1-2 near 4K rpm at light throttle and would shift so hard it wouldnt "chirp" the back tires, it would CHIRP em lol. Lifting to shift helped but got old quick. The rest of the gears were similar and OD wouldnt kick in till damned near 70mph. Downshifts were fairly brutal as well. I figured Ide give it one shot at getting the shifts in order and if it didnt work, T5 swap would start immediately. Got out the laptop last night and after a little trial and error I saw some improvement which encouraged me to keep going. This morning she drove to work at light throttle like any other factory 4r70W car/truck would. Ive never been so happy with an Auto before . Shift firmness was dialed down and it no longer breaks your neck but when you step on it she barks the tires and rolls out. I still want to T5 swap it but not anytime soon now which is nice. Were about to find out the closing dates (owners and I both want to move it to as soon as possible) and I would be a fool to have the guts of this car hanging out when trying to move. 2) Bump Steer. Its nowhere near as bad as the 66 used to be back in the day nor the Blue Coupe before I fixed it on both BUT its enough to be dangerous and at times on the drive home I was truely spooked that I was gonna add some pinstripes down the side of the car. From what I can tell tho, its gonna be an easy fix as it appears that the PO used 97+ SN95 spindles which is a NO-NO when using a Fox K member. It needs a new rack as the old one is leaking so Ill replace it and put some 94-95 spindles up front to get it dialed in nicely. 3) The motor is a bone stock Explorer rebuild, cam, springs and all. As it sits, it floats the valves shortly after 5K rpm from what I can tell. Im gonna set the WOT shift points to go no further than 5K for now but thats not gonna cut it for long. Ide like to put some Andy's Parts valve springs in and an aftermarket cam of some sort to solve that nonsense. 4) Typical little 30+ year old car stuff. Certain windows dont work, or work poorly. Power locks dont power lock. I want to hide some of the electronic stuff/wiring better. Tint the windows, buff the paint and maybe have some small dents removed. New wheels and tires, these GOT TO GO! Im excited to be able to work on this turd over the next little bit and will be taking it out to the Hill to see if I can break into the 9's with it as it sits. Depending on how much fun I have will determine if I start tossing bolt-ons and tires at it. Next morning hangover shot. wasnt a bad dream LOL Matt
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    Not true at all. Pathfinder has CVT and Class III hitch and 6,000 tow rating. I've towed my trailer with a mustang on it with my wife's pathfinder. Factory 7 pin and trailer brake wiring factory installed.
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  16. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Finally got back to work. So i was all ready to go and remove the intake and it was a giant pain in the butt!!! The distributor is stuck in place, everything is in the way. I had to use a pry bar to break the manifold free. But ive got it off and cleaned. Next comes installing it but i need to wait on a couple parts. Weiand 7515 Intake came with the car so i did test fit it and leave it in place to prevent dustOn the bright side..Engine looks clean
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    I got the truck in the background. It gets around 8mpg and makes vroom vroom noises
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    Got new wheels for the truck.
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    I was looking at a white 15 Z28 the other day. Had AC option too. I'd love to have one of those someday.
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    I'm confused.....
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    2014 Ashen Gray Z28 Hennessey (603hp to the tire) for sale:
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    And if the CVT keeps it at peak HP it'll move the car fastest. I've admitted that the CVT is the ultimate trans. But I'll balk at any automatic with planetary gearing beating a manual. There's a power loss due to planetaries to potentially exploit.
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    CVT, no shift tuning. It works absolutely perfectly at keeping the engine right in their torque band to maximize acceleration........... To bad more manufactures do not use this excellent technology......... Oh yeah I know why, it is about as durable as tissue paper clued by the note in every owners manual......"DO NOT TOW TRAILERS"
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    Over by World Outreach Church off Barfield Matt
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    Your side of town I think.
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    nope. came from right around the corner from that station. East side off OHB
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    Matt, where is the new house located
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    Didnt get it from the Boro did you? We just bought a house and didnt want the hot tub LOL Matt
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