XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Camaro5690 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:46 am

whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by hEaT » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:19 pm

Camaro5690 wrote:
whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
Did someone weld with the material still soaked in brake cleaner?
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Camaro5690 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:20 pm

hEaT wrote:
Camaro5690 wrote:
whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
Did someone weld with the material still soaked in brake cleaner?
Not anyone I know, but my group of gearhead friends were sharing the story. Guy cleaned the metal with brakleen, wiped it off, then tried using an acetylene torch to get the rest off. He lived, barely. But will have severe breathing problems for the rest of his life.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Whipped the engine out to put the feet on the mounts

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Then I ran out of welding wire...damn it!
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Firefox » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:15 am

Camaro5690 wrote:
whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
I point you to this article. Can never be to safe. http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm Phosgene is nasty stuff.

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by hEaT » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:50 am

Firefox wrote:
Camaro5690 wrote:
whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
I point you to this article. Can never be to safe. http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm Phosgene is nasty stuff.
WOW! Thank you for the info.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Camaro5690 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:42 pm

Firefox wrote:
Camaro5690 wrote:
whitelx wrote:just don't use brake cleaner to clean the material.
Yea you might end up dead if you do. I just recently read about that on facebook.
I point you to this article. Can never be to safe. http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm Phosgene is nasty stuff.
Thats the exact one i read on facebook.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by jetrinka » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:31 pm

Wow, never knew that about Brakleen. Scary stuff. Now I know what not to do..
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by thedrill » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 pm

I was once using brake cleaner by where someone had cleaned the floor with some acidic chemicals, did not know that I had passed out and woke up in hospital, and could not breath in or out because of the pain in my chest.

Nasty stuff.. :cry:
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 pm

NOOOOOO! Don't take brake cleaner from me!


Mounts in the exterior spray booth!

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And put in the Scorpio master cylinder in place so lines can be made.

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:27 pm

Mounts bolted in.

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Then dropped the engine on them!

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:19 pm

Coming along nicely!

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:18 pm

merkurdriver wrote:Coming along nicely!
Indeed she is!

Took the engine back out today to join it with the trans before it gets shoved back in.
Need to clearance the mounts a little for where the rear sump bowl droops down behind the crossmember.

For now and because I don't really have any money to spend I'm going to keep the "old" long accesories and move the mustang rad forward. I'll need to trim the center light supports but as I plan on running Mustang foxbody lamps with no center lights I don't need the supports.

I need to make brake pipes and tidy up wiring this week then hopefully get it in next weekend.

I have family stuff this weekend so no car playing.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by MODEL-Turbo » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:26 pm

I am also thinking of going the way of the sbf. Yours looks great so far. My problem is time and $. O wait thats everyone. Looks great though. Gives me hope for starting mine some day.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:20 pm

MODEL-Turbo wrote:I am also thinking of going the way of the sbf. Yours looks great so far. My problem is time and $. O wait thats everyone. Looks great though. Gives me hope for starting mine some day.
This really is super budget, pretty much everything is either from the original Mustang or from the yard.
The get the paperwork done with the SMOG people like it says above I'm going go see if I can make the old long accessories fit with the original Mustang rad.

Really for me it's the fact that I'm English, ive never owned a V8 and probably will never get rid of this car because it was my first car after I moved here. So the solution was simple!
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