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 on: June 10, 2019, 11:47:43 PM 
Started by swerks - Last post by swerks
ATF  ??

 on: May 22, 2019, 04:51:21 AM 
Started by psychohamster - Last post by ReelDeal
Oh man, that really sucks. I have been thinking about a 7MGTE swap for a couple of years now myself. My 22RTE runs very well but an extra 100-200 HP is hard to pass up. Good luck with whatever you decide.


 on: May 12, 2019, 04:14:41 AM 
Started by psychohamster - Last post by psychohamster
Just a final update, sorry it's been so long but life happens sometimes.

I haven't done anything beyond constantly change plugs, add oil and clean out the intake system of blowby oil. It's a bitch to burn so much oil(even on small trips of 50 miles or so) because of a defective block. I replaced the o2 sensor about 500 miles ago but it has long been fried by the cylinder blowby oil and my Check Engine Light comes on constantly because of it. I'm just driving it around town. Hopefully it won't lean out to much and seize, although it might anyway from the defective cylinder wall damage. BTW, it had the turbo pistons in it.

The last time I talked to the tech at Yoda1 Performance I knew I was shit out of luck with any issue. I had found out from my sons mechanic who originally ordered this engine that it was delivered seized and had to be shipped back to Yoda1. When I asked the tech about that issue he stated that they had sent out 10 seized engines with the problem being the companies "Connecting Rod Torque Machine" was malfunctioning. WTF is a "Connecting Rod Torque Machine"? I knew right then I was being played and treated like a fool. It is not possible to over tighten a connecting rod end to the point of making its diameter smaller. All that will do is snap the bolt not squish the rod end and clamp it down on the crank. I believe the seizure was due to the cylinder wall failed upon assembly and when it was sent back it was forced past the cylinder wall defect and resulted in the damage. It is the only scenario that makes any sense. I was informed my only course of action was to ship the vehicle to them so they could run it, remove it, disassemble it and determine the problem. I would be liable for all shipping, labor and storage costs, then, upon their determination, I might receive replacement parts at a discount they would determine at their discretion. So I figured with that scenario I'd have a vehicle at some distant location, torn apart in pieces and then informed how many more thousands I'd have to fork out to replace the block, assemble and install it. Sorry, but F You.
I talked to my son about what he thinks and he said just drive it till it blows and we'll swap in a 7MGTE or a pumped up Beams 3SGE.

My advice is if you purchase an engine from them you should scope it thoroughly, pull the pan and valve cover, and check all torques especially with the bottom end since there might be an issue with specs due to the torque machine malfunctioning.

 on: May 05, 2019, 09:53:40 PM 
Started by ReelDeal - Last post by ReelDeal
Like the title says, factory stereo and speakers free. Great for a factory restoration. You pay shipping. PM me if interested. Tim

 on: March 24, 2019, 01:10:32 AM 
Started by extremepower - Last post by extremepower
Has anyone converted from the mechanical cable throttle to drive by wire?

 on: March 20, 2019, 04:20:07 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by trd4life87
Hey all!!!
I've been diligently working away on it!
I left ya off with the fan shroud that I was building. I was able to weld all the corners up on it sand it down and grain it. I'm not sure if ill leave it grained or paint it black. What do you guys think?!

After working on the shroud I bounced over to the air box. I checked the area that the box fit into and decided that I could fab the box up without having the inner structure of the hood completed. I started with the typical beer box template and ended up with this.

Since I had the skin of the hood off It made it a breeze to contour the top edge to the inner structure of the hood.

final result of the air box. Its mounted off of the dryer mounting stud on the core support, ties into the lower rear original air box mount and a spare mounting hole on the inner fender. The top has a 3/4" wide flange that will hold the camper foam to seal to the hood. Prior to welding the flange onto the top the air box was cut down 1/4" to allow for the camper foam to compress and seal against the hood.

I stitch welded the inside of the air box to prevent any cracking down the road from vibration.

Once the box was built, I moved on to making mounting rings for the air intake tube. I took two pieces of 1/4" flat plate aluminum and cut rings out using the rotary table on the manual mill at work and laid out a symmetrical bolt pattern while I was at it to allow ease of installation.
Heres the ring material I didn't get much of the machining process but the end result is kinda self explanatory.

Rings all finished up and mounted on the air box.

Once the rings were built it was on to finishing the air intake tube and welding the flange to the tube. Heres the finished result. I went through after welding and spot faced the weld where the bolts were so that the bolts would seat flush.

I have a tendency to bounce around so I hopped back onto the hood and started the rear flange of the inner structure. I took a scrap piece of 20ga sheet metal and shrunk the edge of it to match the desired curve of the hood structure.

I did some small sections to transfer from the original hood down the the cowl section of the hood and welded them together before welding the flange to the inner structure.

I have more pics to come!!

 on: March 05, 2019, 07:13:44 AM 
Started by spideynut - Last post by spideynut
Hi, Looking for a water return hard line for my stock ct20. A pic would be great.

 on: March 05, 2019, 07:08:27 AM 
Started by Manke5 - Last post by spideynut
LMK if you find any? Looking for a pickup grey. They make std interior panels maybe one day.... Cry

 on: March 05, 2019, 06:57:02 AM 
Started by ReelDeal - Last post by spideynut
Hi, gang Ive been wrenching on mine here and there. Actually came here looking for a water return for my ct20 mine rusted in half. will post in classifieds also.

 on: February 19, 2019, 05:17:18 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by trd4life87
Thanks ReelDeal! its a super slow build and I know the traffic on the site is slow but I figured I'd share what I've learned and found works so far! I've been lucky with working at a hot rod shop for the past 10yrs, so my experience and knowledge has grown quite a bit since Ive started the project. It has definitely saved me some coin in the process of building it not having to pay someone else to bring my ideas to life lol!

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