Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    Don't get that in your head. Racing is largely mental, think Little Engine that Could.. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx9xO98kcBU (I'd never noticed that the Coyote powered engine was being pushed by an LS...)
  2. Random thought thread

    You've got me by several seconds right there!
  3. Random thought thread

    Shoot, even my armchair is broken.
  4. Random thought thread

    ^ I think there is a point of "diminishing return". I'm prefer almost mechanical and manual stuff. The populous buys cars with power/automatic/programmable butt defrosters. And I make a living driving a simple vehicle to work on their broken complicated vehicle. But if I had STUPID money, after I'd done many important things, I'd do this (and I don't mean get a Jesus tattoo on left forearm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Cwn4Gb3qc
  5. Random thought thread

    Did you read about the "dual fuel", both high pressure direct injection AND low pressure port injection? Ford's ability to consistently over-engineer the simple things is more amazing than the tech, IMO. Next to any Ford video bragging on their over-engineered creations there should be a video of customers cringing at repair estimates/bills for the same. (I've seen PLENTY regarding the Tritan 5.4 or 6.0 FORD engines fiascos.
  6. Random thought thread

    Who thinks a bigger prop and an LS swap would fix these:
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    No, ugly is the picture you posted....
  8. Random thought thread

    A new Jim Carey movie: Turd and Turder??
  9. 6.0 diesel no start

    The customer had me put a Jasper trans in it a couple weeks ago. Maybe I'll get to bang my head against his driveability problem again soon.
  10. 6.0 diesel no start

    Got a 2004 6.0 "diesel" that will crank over fine, will sometimes fire a couple times, but will not start. It blows vaporized fuel out the tailpipe the whole time. Data shows CAM/Crank sync OK, good supply and output voltages in the FICM, and high pressure is hitting desired figures with average dwell time on the IPR solenoid. So, I checked fuel quality. Seems like clean diesel to me. I musta overlooked something, or a piece of data is wrong. And ideas?
  11. Random thought thread

    ^ A global moderator posts that? *insert Buford voice* What's the world commin' to??
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  13. Random thought thread

    Or you need a different water pump pulley?? I'm not a old shebby small block guru, but I can't recall any alternator shims.
  14. I read about qualifying, so do you have any elimination results by now?
  15. Dude! Walk on your hands! Your feet will shade you! (And hundreds of others.)
  16. Random thought thread

    ^ It dawned on me later that the 4l80e was installed behind the 6.5 turbo. A slug of an engine, but quite torquey compared to a sbc. Trannys held up fine in those trucks.
  17. Random thought thread

    I wish I new more anything about the fuel mods necessary for that. And if the front suspension would tolerate that much engine, I'd look at that the 12v option. I wonder what a 4l80e would think about that torque/vibration? I've love to fix the KDP issue, install the engine, close the hood, and not have to think about the engine ever again.
  18. Random thought thread

    lol at it all! I'm tempted to put a 12v Cummins in it just to eliminate this confusion... Hmmm..it's worse when the drunk teacher schools ya...
  19. Random thought thread

    5.7 as in 350 as in "small block chevy". As in sheetmetal oil pan, distributor, plug wires, ect . I think I hear the bell. Class dismissed.
  20. And sunny. So it's a good time to set fire to your freckles.
  21. Random thought thread

    I've seen so many rear mains leak (actually it's almost always the housing gasket) that almost every one gets replaced when I R&R the trans. Interesting on the rewire of the trans connector. I've seen enough lifters/lobes to almost be nervous. Thanks for info.
  22. Taking it back a few years....

    lol Disney
  23. Random thought thread

    Thanks for the link. About what $$$ in the swap? Congrats if you didn't have to put the LS AC compressor back down there...worst part of an LS IMO (other than failed lifters). I looked at a 2001 3500 van, I think 5.7 w/4l80e, it's got almost 350k! I'll offer low enough to cover an LS swap in the near future. Stupid Qs my potential swap: would a 6.0 flywheel for a 4l80e fit a 5.3? Would I need the PCM from an LS equipped with a 4l80e? What engine mods do you prefer on a junkyard engine: new main seal, new O ring on pickup tube, new lifters? Maybe valvesprings?
  24. Taking it back a few years....

    If anyone has vids of that day I'd like to see that ragged 78 TransAm pop those miniature wheelies...