XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:24 pm

She's alive!

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by MODEL-Turbo » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:28 pm

Just watched the video. That sounds great.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:09 pm

MODEL-Turbo wrote:Just watched the video. That sounds great.
Thankyou!

It was awesome to hear it run for the first time!
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:09 pm

I had a vain hope that the exhaust off the mustang would be somewhere near....no such luck!

so here goes fitting 4 cats in!

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Thats the passenger side. I have one more to fit behind that then I'm going to merge it into the back half of the 3" scrapyard system that was on the car before.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by MODEL-Turbo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:13 pm

Sad you have to run cats
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:11 pm

MODEL-Turbo wrote:Sad you have to run cats
CATS EGR !!!!!!
Everything!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by MODEL-Turbo » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:14 am

That is why i love Ohio. Consealed carry and no regulations on vehicles. Your project is still amazing and is helping me out alot. Keep up the good work.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:07 pm

MODEL-Turbo wrote:That is why i love Ohio. Consealed carry and no regulations on vehicles. Your project is still amazing and is helping me out alot. Keep up the good work.
Hmmmmm guns.........yeah.......they scare me, but it is funny here that as long as the car passes smog its legal. It can have no brakes but that doesn't matter, just smog!
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Exhaust progress.
3 cats in one to go then I have to join it up with the single XR system.

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:20 am

All the CATS are in!

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Now I just have to join all this up!

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:17 pm

So I needed a 2 into 1 exhaust coupler. After looking on ebay they were all $100 so down to the yard I went.

$5 later

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Ive not cleaned anything, I just wanted to get the system on to see what I sounds like!

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It sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:56 am

nathankershaw wrote:Image
I think this alone would have had me moving out of the state! :evil: Good job - you're a better man than I. :cheers

BTW, just noticed the 3000GT calipers reference in your signature - have you installed those yet?
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by jjbmwm5 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:20 pm

man that exhaust looks crazy I agree I woulda moved
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by thedrill » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:35 pm

Only mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun... and also they have tendencies to weld crazy exhaust systems.. :mrgreen:
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:44 pm

Done a little bit more.

With my anniversary coming up I needed to find a cheap solution to fit the rad and fans in with the long old accessories I'm running.

The front crossmember was a little buckled from various knocks its had over its lifetime and a piece of box section from the steel place was $7...solution found.

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I have to remove the old bumper vertical things as that where the rad is going to go.
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