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    2.6 (g54b) turbo swap project thread

    Here's a link to the old thread: http://www.mightyram50.net/phpbb3/vi...php?f=70&t=267

    I'll just continue from the old thread since its still accessible. Besides the starion/conquest turbo swap info, the thread contains info on the toyota 5 lug swap for the front, LSD swap and taurus electric fan conversion.

    No real updates, but the truck has been running great for about 3 years now. Needs a new spray bomb paint job though.

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    glad to see you made it ...i was wondering if we would see you....like your project ..keep it up

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    Wassup man. Glad to see your truck is still running. Mine ain't but will again soon. Hopefully by the end of the month, garrenteed by summer though.

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    Yeah, truck has been running great with really no problems. Its been my daily for quite awhile now. I still need to do a rear 5-lug conversion. Also, my original spray bomb is fading quite a bit.

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    You did the Toyota front swap already? Are you thinking about an explored rear end for the 5 lug or Toyota?

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    since I swapped in a montero LSD I'm going to get the axles redrilled. I originally was looking for a toyota axle, but they did not come stock with a LSD and a TRD LSD was pricey. I got my montero LSD for $45 a the local u-pull and was also able to swap some 3.54 gears for a better mpg. A explorer axle with disc brakes would be nice, but the stock brakes have been sufficient.

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    Now you will have a fresh start to make the build thread into a nice thread. Pennyman is going to re do his old build thread as a magazine article. Once he has it done I can promote it on the front page of the site. I can do the same with yours. This is just one of the reasons why I went with vBullitein publishing. This way when some one comes up with a clean article it can be easily promoted to the front page. I guess I need to make a list of qualifications for the front page. I really need to get buzzy with cleaning up the site. But the weather is good and my truck is calling me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camoit View Post
    Now you will have a fresh start to make the build thread into a nice thread. Pennyman is going to re do his old build thread as a magazine article. Once he has it done I can promote it on the front page of the site. I can do the same with yours. This is just one of the reasons why I went with vBullitein publishing. This way when some one comes up with a clean article it can be easily promoted to the front page. I guess I need to make a list of qualifications for the front page. I really need to get buzzy with cleaning up the site. But the weather is good and my truck is calling me.
    The old thread has a link under my sig. of a pdf file with my basic swap info extracted from the original thread. Take a look and see if that would work. Here's the link:http://home.fuse.net/remo/2.6_turbo_swap.pdf

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    Here's some old pics.

    2.6 turbo swap with RX-7 turboII intercooler


    spraybomb paint from a few years ago (photoshop rear wheels)


    sideview with modified starion/conquest rockers (photoshop rear wheels)


    custom bumper, grill & wrx hood scoop


    oem tach & gauges

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    When cleaning out the garage this past weekend I found my old aftermarket wiper delay module (that I bought maybe 10 years ago) that I was supposed to install on my old Jeep Cherokee (got rid of Jeep 8 years ago). I've been looking for a stock intermittent wiper column switch at the local yard for awhile with no luck, so I went ahead and installed the wiper delay module. After an hour or so, I finally figured out the wiring and hooked it up. Works great.


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    That wiper delay box will come in handy. Always seems like my wipers drag if its not raining hard enough. If I turn my wipers on when the windshield is dry they go up a little and then slow down to a crawl. I finally put on some new blades and it helped a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crvtec90 View Post
    That wiper delay box will come in handy. Always seems like my wipers drag if its not raining hard enough. If I turn my wipers on when the windshield is dry they go up a little and then slow down to a crawl. I finally put on some new blades and it helped a lot.
    Mine did the same thing. Another trick is to open the wiper motor and change the grease. Remove the plate attached to the electrical connector, should be 3 or 4 screws. You should see gears surrounded by alot of grease. Clean the metal connectors and remove some of the old grease and replace. The grease gets pretty thick over time.

    Yea, I'm glad I found the wiper delay. I totally forgot I had it. Its been the cabinet for a long time.

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    Got a drawing for the final wiring on the delay? I got one of those things laying around too, and have been too lazy to sit down and figure it out. Only had the damn delay box since 82 or 83...
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    here you go. keep in mind this is for a 2nd gen wiring

    delay - black => ground
    delay - red => +12V
    delay - white => cut blue/red wire from wiper switch (blue/red wire powers slow speed)
    delay - green => cut blue/red wire going to wiper motor
    delay - blue => spliced into blue/white wire (blue/white wire parks wiper motor)

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    great info - I will compare it to a 1st gen and post the info here when I finally use it.
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    Added a hitch to the truck.


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    My Dad's 88 sportcab had a hitch like that on it - it became the rear crossmember when the spare tire carrier rotted though so bad you could push holes in it with no finger pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyman1 View Post
    My Dad's 88 sportcab had a hitch like that on it - it became the rear crossmember when the spare tire carrier rotted though so bad you could push holes in it with no finger pressure.
    my rear crossmember is starting to rust out too.

    my hitch actually came from a dodge caravan and was nowhere close to being bolt on. I had to do alot of cutting and welding to get it to fit.

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    you did a nice job with it

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    His was actually made for the truck - he installed it in 1989 to tow a 13 ft travel trailer with the truck.
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    I was originally looking for a hitch made for our trucks, but I was given one off a dodge caravan for free. I thought it would be easy to mount, but ended up being a pain. It might have been easier if I took the bed off first.

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    Haven't really done anything with the truck in awhile but just drive it. While at the junkyard awhile back I found a remote oil filler cap assembly from a V6 montero, so after 5 years of doing the swap, I finally have and easier way of filling the engine with oil. With the top mount IC, I had to remove the intercooler every time I needed to add oil, since the original oil cap sits under the TMIC. I just had to weld a bracket for the oil cap and a nipple to the mechanical fuelpump blockoff plate and just connect a rubber hose. This mod will makes oil changes so much easier.

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    Very cool mod, bet you were super happy when you found that
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroppedMitsu View Post
    Very cool mod, bet you were super happy when you found that
    yeah, I was surprised when I first saw it. Bonus since it uses the same mitsubishi oil cap. Don't know if any other car manufacture has a similar setup.

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    MPG?

    Sence you upgrade what kind of MPG are you seeing?

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