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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:28 am    Post subject: Nice to take the car for a ride. Reply with quote

Took the 2002 Camaro out for a ride. Swapped in 3.42 gears from 2.73. Now it looses traction in 2nd gear. I need to put some sticky tires on but worried if the rear end and/or trans will let go!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear that you got it going. I just did the clutch on my focus this past weekend. Not a simple job but hey if you want to play... One of the clutch hub springs decided it wanted out at 270000 miles. Disk was still good.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking of taking the Camaro to the dyno and to the track. I need to install the wideband and get some drag radials ordered/installed. Shooting for the weekend of the 25th.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticky tires are going to be hard on parts, but it will hold for a while.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul have you had the valve seats fall out of the head yet on the focus? It has happened to me twice on two cars.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knarley Darley wrote:
Sticky tires are going to be hard on parts, but it will hold for a while.

I know, that's what I'm afraid of. Trying to save my pennies for a 9" rear end and a 4L80E.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange engineering has a bolt in 12 bolt for that car. Might be cheaper than a 9"???
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knarley Darley wrote:
Paul have you had the valve seats fall out of the head yet on the focus? It has happened to me twice on two cars.


No problem with that. It is a rebuild head 95k ago. Never heard of this issue. Was it a Zetec (DOHC) or SPI (SOHC)engine you are talking about? SPI is a POS. Zetec is what I am running.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOHC. they get parked running fine, when it cools down the open valve lets the seat drop out of the head, and when you crank it the next time, the valve can't close because of the seat, the piston smashes into the valve, bends the rod, breaks the seat, and starts up sounding like a bag of gravel got dumped into the intake. It's a real mess.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I have the Cosworth Zetec DOHC. Very good engine. getting 33mpg with 270000+ miles on it. Doesn't burn oil at all either.
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