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Afternoon Project

Postby geoffinbc » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:30 am

I'm in the middle of an engine refresh/swap from my old blue Trooper to my new one. I needed a better lifting device than a chain with a bolt through it so I took a page from the carb lifting plates you always see in magazines and on TV and made one for my TBI intake. A bit of 1/4" plate some holes and a few stitch welds and away we go. It also serves as a way to keep something from going into the intake.
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1990 Trooper, 3.2L (3.1L .040 over) Pushrod V6, 5 speed manual. 33X10.50X15 BFG M/T KM2's. 3" OME Lift. Cowl Induction Intake. ARB Lockers front and rear. HD Tierods.
Off the road for an overhaul right now.

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Re: Afternoon Project

Postby Von » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:44 am

Good job. On the piece and for actually doing it.
That's one of those things I keep meaning to do but never do. On the back burner until I'm scrounging for longer bolts to attach a chain with...
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Re: Afternoon Project

Postby geoffinbc » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:04 pm

Yea the chain works but it's hard to choke up tight to the engine in order to get high enough to get over the rad support. Plus I don't want to scratch my new engine paint lol.
1990 Trooper, 3.2L (3.1L .040 over) Pushrod V6, 5 speed manual. 33X10.50X15 BFG M/T KM2's. 3" OME Lift. Cowl Induction Intake. ARB Lockers front and rear. HD Tierods.
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Re: Afternoon Project

Postby itsmehb » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:31 am

If I welded that, it would probably break. I speak from experience. Many years back I was replacing a 289 in my 66 mustang with a 302. Had the engine and tranny over the fender when the homemade lift weld broke. A loud crash. It missed me. The shock tower took most of the impact and the only real damage was a busted bell housing and a damaged ego.
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Re: Afternoon Project

Postby geoffinbc » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:03 pm

That sucks but at least you made it out un scathed.
1990 Trooper, 3.2L (3.1L .040 over) Pushrod V6, 5 speed manual. 33X10.50X15 BFG M/T KM2's. 3" OME Lift. Cowl Induction Intake. ARB Lockers front and rear. HD Tierods.
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