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Author:  barf [ Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

those pics are automopornographic

Author:  Fred [ Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

I don't usually post up an progress stuff in this thread because its just a showoff thread really, but there was some EFI relevent progress today, so I thought I would for a change!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f323/ ... C_2275.jpg

^ that is how it looked 3 years ago, when most of the other pics here were taken too.

Earlier today it looked even worse because in the mean time there have been quite a few passengers with dirty feet and donuts and windy roads etc etc etc. But tonight I can see the floor!!! and by tomorrow arvo it'll be tidy and neat and lovely and much easier to tap into for say running ms and FreeEMS in parallel ;-)

Fred.

Author:  Robb [ Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

I love your truck Fred. It very much appeals to the 'rebel' in me as it were. 8-)

Looking forward to the FreeEMS ripper vids...

Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Robb wrote:
Looking forward to the FreeEMS ripper vids...

Big end bearing is toast, so it might be a while before FreeEMS does a ripper. I did try to do FreeEMS rippers in the USA but all the videos are sadly embarrassing and will never see the light of day :-)

Fred.

Author:  Robb [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Fred wrote:
Robb wrote:
Looking forward to the FreeEMS ripper vids...

Big end bearing is toast, so it might be a while before FreeEMS does a ripper. I did try to do FreeEMS rippers in the USA but all the videos are sadly embarrassing and will never see the light of day :-)

Fred.


Sorry to hear that. Too bad im half the world away, or I would help you out.

Good luck to you in getting it back together.

Author:  Fred [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Robb wrote:
Sorry to hear that. Too bad im half the world away, or I would help you out.

Good luck to you in getting it back together.

Unfortunately, I spent all my money on wine and fuel and food and flights and somehow ended up broke and jobless with the bottom of an overdraft drawing ever nearer (oh the pun). Thus it's staying together for the forseeable future. It still runs ok, and makes power, but its knockin' bad and won't last long :-) I may install FreeEMS on the bastard regardless, if so, I'll finish the f*cking engine off with the very first FreeEMS ripper just for you.

Fred.

Author:  Robb [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Fred wrote:
I may install FreeEMS on the bastard regardless, if so, I'll finish the f*cking engine off with the very first FreeEMS ripper just for you.

Fred.



Thats the sprit!

Author:  bpt323 [ Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware

dang. i wasn't aware the big end bearing took a crap.
any forseeable reasoning why??

im excited to see free ems in person & running :)

how much are bearings anyhow good sir??

Author:  Fred [ Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware

No idea how much bearings cost, probably not much.

Failure was due to my behaviour and the cheap oil I was "rinsing it out" with. I was bouncing it off the rev limiter at 7500 for a few minutes at full throttle and full boost. The oil got hot (no temp gauge) and thin (no pressure gauge) and stopped lubricating. I nursed it home as soon as I noticed and the knock isn't bad. With some luck, it's off with the sump and out with the bearings and in with new ones and back on the road.

Fred.

Author:  Fred [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware

Well, the knock turned into a major improvement in crankcase ventilation (big hole in block) a few weeks back. I'm just about finished fixing it up now. It's down from 2.0 to 1.8 with the same huge turbo, lower compression, and a few other minor changes.

The new engine:

http://stuff.fredcooke.com/f8dohc/

Fred.

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