I bolted on the new aFe Mach Force cat-back system yesterday. The fit and finish were excellent and I was a simple install. It has a nice mellow sound and is just slightly louder than stock, which is perfect for me. It did not give me a seat of the pants/butt Dyno increase, but I did not really expect it too on a Ford 3.0. I was hoping for an increase in hill climbing ability, which it actually gave
I've had the shifter in for almost a week now. It's completely changed how the truck feels and I love clicking through the gears. The only thing I have a problem with is that Hurst did not build a vent into the shifter. The OEM shifter has a vent groove built into it which releases pressure from the transmission. You actually have to cut a vent into the mounting plate or it will cause your transmission to leak. Despite
And another little goody for the Ranger. I didn't plan on purchasing this but notices Jegs was offering a $50 mail-in rebate on Hurst products. The rebate expired on 02/28/18, so I caught it just in time!
I just pulled the trigger on a stainless cat-back system from aFe. Full 409 stainless with a stainless polished tip. I chose this exhaust because of the price and materials. It's not a brand I've ever used before so I'm pretty excited to try something new and different than Flowmaster or Magnaflow. CarID price matched for a total of $115.00 discount. I highly recommend shopping through CarID.
Pulled the cam and it is completely ruined. I'll need a regrind or a new cam, but luckily they are cheap to come across. I'll also need new rocker arms. I've heard you can have them resurfaced, but I've also found g180 rocker arms NOS for dirt cheap. Today I'm going to pull the head and see what the cylinders look like. I've got one stuck head bolt that's been rounded off, so I'll have to use a bolt
Luckily I had a random bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil in my tool shed, so I put the whole bottle in the spark plug holes and into the engine itself. I haven't been able to turn the engine over with the crank shaft bolt yet, but I'm hoping letting this thing sit for a couple days with that oil in it will break some of the gunk down.
Picked up this 1979 Chevy LUV 4x4 today. Previous owner said he put a rebuilt engine in it, but let it sit. Since then, the engine seized up. Got it home, pulled the valve cover, and saw the engine is freshly rebuilt; however, it sat and rusted throughtout and it won't turn over. I'm thinking about rebuilding the engine and getting it running as stock. It's an Isuzu 1.8 4 cylinder. If anyone has any experience with these engines,
While I know 4 wheel drive is preferable to 2 wheel drive when leaving pavement, I'm stuck with my 2 wheel drive pickup, so that's what I use for camping and exploring fire trials. Has anyone here used traction aid boards to get themselves unstuck from mud in a 2 wheel drive pickup? I've never put myself in a position to get stuck, but the more time I spend off road, the braver I get. Hahaha
Went for a little drive down to Lake Oroville. It was empty and I hiked to the bottom with @skippercait. What did you guys and gals do with your car today!? #lsnation #pontiac #transam #carcouple #dailydriven
Got stopped by the good old California Highway Patrol because my driver's side pop-up headlight doesn't work anymore. The officer told me my headlight wasn't working and to hurry home before it got too dark out. Super nice guy!!! What are your "good cop" stories?