XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Esteban » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:58 am

Where are the compression struts from? Brett?

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:09 pm

Esteban wrote:Where are the compression struts from? Brett?
Yeah I went down to get the exhaust off him as he's not far from me and saw them on the ground in his shop, so had to have them even though ones bent.

Obviously the passenger side needs straightening.

All in good time.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by Esteban » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:18 pm

Aww man. If I knew he had them, I would have grabbed them too. Can the TCA's be used with the stock sway?

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:05 am

Esteban wrote:Aww man. If I knew he had them, I would have grabbed them too. Can the TCA's be used with the stock sway?

I assume they can, but I don't know why you would.
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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:14 am

Progress! Well....a little.

So finally felt like doing a bit on the old girl.

All the front short accessories are fitted, alternators not wired yet.

Going to price having a longer high pressure steering hose tomorrow.

Next gotta fire her up and see if the water pump leaks.

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Re: XR4Ti 302 V8 swap

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 pm

Made a bit of progress.

Did the alternator wiring and fitted the radiator.

It now sits about 3" further back.

I have to figure out how to mod the top hose so it goes around the back of the alternator with some clearance.

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