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Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 08-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Hehe, I didn't say I bent the frame! :jester:...

Hehe, I didn't say I bent the frame! :jester: Actually, considering the abuse, I think it's holding up rather well.

I checked out everything in the suspension. Boots look fine, bushings and...
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 08-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Yep, Escapes have had IRS since forever I...

Yep, Escapes have had IRS since forever I believe. Considering I'm beating this thing to bits - broke two steering shafts, tore the front valance off several times, lost the inner fenders, and bent...
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 08-07-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Escape rear wheel hop

Can't believe I remembered my password... anyhow, gotta question about rear brakes that I hope someone can answer. 08 Escape, 4wd, rear drum brakes. When accelerating from a stop, I'm getting...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 05-11-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By SkurdalenFox
The password for the ALLDATA site that I posted...

The password for the ALLDATA site that I posted doesn't work anymore.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 05-03-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By SkurdalenFox
There are pressure pulsations in an intake...

There are pressure pulsations in an intake manifold for obvious reasons. The amplitude and frequency of the pulsations depends on the intake manifold. As Lee said, one can tune the pulsation to...
Forum: Mod Motor Tech (4.6 & 5.4) 04-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By SkurdalenFox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_clutch As...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_clutch

As for the mounting brackets, there are a number of things you can do. You could just get some bar stock, and bend up some brackets. You just need to make...
Forum: Mod Motor Tech (4.6 & 5.4) 04-15-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By SkurdalenFox
The reason I asked about the fan clutch is...

The reason I asked about the fan clutch is because aftermarket fan clutches may not work as well as the OEM. My old F150 sounded like a jet because the aftermarket clutch I got didn't disengage. If...
Forum: Mod Motor Tech (4.6 & 5.4) 04-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I seriously doubt you'd gain 15 horsepower. What...

I seriously doubt you'd gain 15 horsepower. What year/engine? Is it the OEM fan clutch?

In any event, since you've got the electric fan already, it wouldn't be a bad idea.

Don't use crimps....
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 03-15-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Fly wheel, pressure plate, and driveshaft bolt...

Fly wheel, pressure plate, and driveshaft bolt kits are all available from your local Ford store. Price is in the ten dollar region for the fly wheel bolts kit.

ARP also makes kits.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 03-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Floating around in here is probably more than...

Floating around in here is probably more than half of the Ford 87-9x EVTM diagrams. Just search my name and EVTM.
Forum: Interior, Sound, and Shine 03-02-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I have the summit off road H-pipe. I had to...

I have the summit off road H-pipe.

I had to relocate one of the HEGO sensor bungs, and rework the crossover so that the thing fit.

But hey, it's cheap!
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 02-17-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Bulkhead Electrical Connector

I've been looking around for the titular item, but can't seem to find anything.

I need something to connect through a bulkhead, seal the hole, carry about 30 amps continuous, and not degrade due...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 02-11-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Ya, think really crappy helmholtz resonators. :) ...

Ya, think really crappy helmholtz resonators. :)

Assuming the stock exhaust system didn't drone, do you know how FoMoCo did it?

The optimist in me wants to believe that they had some trick...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 02-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Fundamental Frequency is 134 Hz. C = 380 m/s....

Fundamental Frequency is 134 Hz. C = 380 m/s. Lambda is 111". Quarter wave is 27.75" An inch here or there is meaningless.

It's like walking across Iowa. You go a long way, but there isn't much of...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 02-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
The H pipe has nothing to do with it for a number...

The H pipe has nothing to do with it for a number of reasons.

High frequencies have short wave lengths, low frequencies have long wave lengths.134Hz is 100.7756" even at room temperature. 134Hz...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 02-10-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Ah, lower temperatures is better- shorter tubes.

Ah, lower temperatures is better- shorter tubes.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 02-09-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Basic formula is: speed of sound = wavelength *...

Basic formula is: speed of sound = wavelength * frequency, which means

wavelength = (speed)/(frequency)

Quarter wavelength = wavelength/4 (as one would guess)

Speed of sound is from
...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 09-20-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By SkurdalenFox
What cam?

What cam?
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 09-10-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By SkurdalenFox
These are in fact, what you want, ...

These are in fact, what you want,

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/Q.jpg .
Forum: Mod Motor Tech (4.6 & 5.4) 09-04-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Buy a power bleeder. ...

Buy a power bleeder.

http://www.motiveproducts.com/index.html

1. Jack up the car.
2. Take off the wheels.
3. Fill power bleeder, and pressurize.
4. Walk around the car and open one valve...
Forum: Mod Motor Tech (4.6 & 5.4) 09-03-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By SkurdalenFox
RR, LR, RF, LF- all cars.

RR, LR, RF, LF- all cars.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 09-03-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By SkurdalenFox
PNPS wiring diagram.

PNPS wiring diagram.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 09-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By SkurdalenFox
An auto what?

An auto what?
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 08-12-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By SkurdalenFox
That's true. What? Someone was trying...

That's true.



What? Someone was trying to sell you a knock sensor for a 95 Cobra motor for $66.00?

I'm fairly certain older Windsors in pickups had a knock sensor. That sensor would be...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 08-12-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By SkurdalenFox
The dealership is an idiot. The wire is for...

The dealership is an idiot.

The wire is for the low oil level sensor. There is no knock sensor.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 08-11-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By SkurdalenFox
http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6881
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 07-30-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By SkurdalenFox
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autof...

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=TFS-51400265&N=700+115&autoview=sku

Summit is friendly enough to also list the bolt size.
Forum: Project Cars 06-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,137
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Yes, yes. I was going to say something about this...

Yes, yes. I was going to say something about this guy's horrible writing.



Get that trademarked.
Forum: Project Cars 06-19-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,137
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Oddly enough, I was bored, and leafing through an...

Oddly enough, I was bored, and leafing through an engine building book. This is what the guy says in regards to forced induction piston clearance:

"I prefer to bore the cylinders to within .004"...
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-16-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I had been considering those. I looked over a C-C...

I had been considering those. I looked over a C-C and there are several threads detailing structural integrity issues with these tires. Those threads are all several years old though. They're okay...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 06-14-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I agree w/ Matt and Ehardy. Also make sure you're...

I agree w/ Matt and Ehardy. Also make sure you're not over tightening the bolts.
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-13-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
When do they fall apart?:jester:

When do they fall apart?:jester:
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/10...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/100_0081-1.jpg

prep'd...
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-10-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I know most of y'all are into drag racing, so I...

I know most of y'all are into drag racing, so I wasn't expecting much. :)

Anyhow, after talking to some people, I think I'm going to go with dedicated street tires, and dedicated AutoX tires.
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-07-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Can anyone comment on the Michelin Pilot Sport...

Can anyone comment on the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires?
Forum: Chassis, Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes & Tires 06-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Street/AutoX tire suggestions

I need some new tires.

Car is a 92 sedan, H/C/I 302. Cobra 13" front brakes, 98 GT rear; ABS. I'm running 8x17inch wheels. Current tires are BFGoodrich g-FORCE KDWS in 245x45-17. I'd like to stay...
Forum: 2.3 Tech 05-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Just run a continuity check. There can't be that...

Just run a continuity check. There can't be that many.
Forum: 2.3 Tech 05-29-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Posted By SkurdalenFox
It's not a fuselink at the starter solenoid? I...

It's not a fuselink at the starter solenoid? I think it's a brown 18ga.
Forum: Project Cars 05-24-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By SkurdalenFox
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/10...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/100_0194.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k30/skurdalen/100_0198.jpg

I still need to refurbish the trim and whatnot...

The color looks...
Forum: Project Cars 05-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By SkurdalenFox
The warranty on this particular film is seven...

The warranty on this particular film is seven years outdoor. I have no idea it will actually last. But, in seven years I'll probably have re-wrapped it several times. I'm not too worried about it...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 05-20-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Flip the plunger in the lifter. That'll simulate...

Flip the plunger in the lifter. That'll simulate a fully pumped up lifter accurately enough. Even if the flipped plunger shows a bit less P-V clearence than what is actually occurring in a running...
Forum: Project Cars 05-19-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By SkurdalenFox
To make it shine, I got bought 3M Performance...

To make it shine, I got bought 3M Performance Finish. It's just a swirl remover. No need to wax!!!
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 05-19-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By SkurdalenFox
You could have just searched. ...

You could have just searched.

http://www.streetstangs.net/showthread.php?t=8303&page=4
Forum: Project Cars 05-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Vinyl wrap is very common for commercial...

Vinyl wrap is very common for commercial vehicles. Police cars, delivery trucks, news vans... etc, etc. For private vehicles, it's mostly about putting wild graphics on a car.

Shiny is sort of...
Forum: Project Cars 05-18-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Vehicle full vinyl wrap - DUW

So, while I'm not too interested in "pretty" when it comes to my Mustang, the thing had become pretty ragged.

New fenders, rust free doors from Alabama and a bit of body work started the...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 05-01-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,149
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Yeah.

Yeah.
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 04-28-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
I don't suppose you recall where you saw this...

I don't suppose you recall where you saw this write-up.

Anyhow, I've got some more body work to do on the car before I start this project, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Reproduction...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 04-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Yes, I'd like to try to cancel the 2000 RPM...

Yes, I'd like to try to cancel the 2000 RPM drone.

I am going to weld in flanges on the exhaust pipes so that I can put quarter tubes (perpendicular to the main tubes, obviously) between the axle...
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 04-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SkurdalenFox
Quarter wave tubes

Has anyone here developed an effective pair of quarter wave tubes/quarter tube resonators for the exhaust side on a five liter engine?
Forum: Ford Pushrod Tech (5.0 & 5.8) 04-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By SkurdalenFox
It will cause your car to pollute more, and...

It will cause your car to pollute more, and perhaps run poorly. That is all.

see: http://www.streetstangs.net/showthread.php?t=10713
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