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Something to talk about / Re: Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by dsrace on June 07, 2021, 02:13:48 PM »
My car is together and running. New paddle tires. New seats being built. Wastegate spring set at 13 psi, and waiting for my turn on Chris's dyno.  It will be in July sometime. He is extremely busy. I have ran the motor and changed oil once already.  DS, I bought the Lucas oil additive for engine break in on the dyno. I installed 2 new cv's and boots. Cleaned, inspected, and regreased others. They all appeared just fine, even after all the use. My new air filter system is almost done. At this rate, my buggy is going to weigh as much as a frickin SxS! Do you have your head and manifold off for repairs? I hope you kicked that illness completely by now.

you went way beyond a fresh motor  :m  so from 6 psi to 13 psi huh.....on the road to mendi-ville??  ;D     or 3rd gear wheelies??  ;D
 do not have my engine pulled yet. soo enough though and my garage has ac so all good in the dead of summer lol   even new seats!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Torque for jam nuts - MD5
« Last post by dsrace on June 07, 2021, 02:10:17 PM »
my megasand is a boat anchor when it blows. i understand what you up against.    11 years is damn good! maybe put the better bearing in and see how long she lasts.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Torque for jam nuts - MD5
« Last post by fabr on June 07, 2021, 11:15:35 AM »
I know the feeling!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Torque for jam nuts - MD5
« Last post by budlight69 on June 07, 2021, 09:22:12 AM »
how did the repairs go? did you use the 2 piece bearing jerry suggested?

Well, still messing with it.  Deciding on a full rebuild since it is 11 years old.  I have broken 2 pullers trying to remove 5th gear.  Then I called Weddle to ask some questions.  They say that my transmission (MD5) is no longer available.  WTF?  And anything I try to fit in there will have either different mounts, different shift shaft location, possibly bigger to interfere with gas tank, radiator, cutting brakes, etc.  Not happy with that phone call and answer.  More to follow   :nw
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Something to talk about / Re: Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by BrianN on June 06, 2021, 09:07:55 PM »
My car is together and running. New paddle tires. New seats being built. Wastegate spring set at 13 psi, and waiting for my turn on Chris's dyno.  It will be in July sometime. He is extremely busy. I have ran the motor and changed oil once already.  DS, I bought the Lucas oil additive for engine break in on the dyno. I installed 2 new cv's and boots. Cleaned, inspected, and regreased others. They all appeared just fine, even after all the use. My new air filter system is almost done. At this rate, my buggy is going to weigh as much as a frickin SxS! Do you have your head and manifold off for repairs? I hope you kicked that illness completely by now.
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Something to talk about / Re: Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by dsrace on June 06, 2021, 08:20:47 PM »
i wondered if the truck project would take the lead. he spoke of it a few times. it might make a better winter project. brianN...... hows the motor swap coming along? budlight.....trans update?  douggy sold his rv, have you put yours up for sale? i know how much you want a prevost  :D

i have been ill the last 1.5 weeks. worst of it was 72 hrs and its going around up here like wild fire! lingering heafty cold symptoms afterwords and fatigue, pretty bad fatigue. the 2nd day of it i felt like i weighed 400 lbs i was so weak. hope none of you guys get it! no its not covid, cause the test said so   :m
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Torque for jam nuts - MD5
« Last post by dsrace on June 06, 2021, 08:18:28 PM »
how did the repairs go? did you use the 2 piece bearing jerry suggested?
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Something to talk about / Re: Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by fabr on June 06, 2021, 06:05:21 PM »
Damn,I was looking forward to seeing it this fall.
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Something to talk about / Re: Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by budlight69 on June 06, 2021, 05:12:05 PM »
I think it got side tracked with a truck project, last I heard.  Maybe a winter project
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Something to talk about / Mike's 2 seat conversion
« Last post by BrianN on June 06, 2021, 01:15:25 PM »
Anybody heard how Mike's 4 seat to 2 seat conversion is coming along?
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