Flat black 1998 Build(3.8L to 4.6L)

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by brendancunningham, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Your fuel rail shouldn't be an issue at all to make the crossover lines. Just make sure you use a good quality fuel line and you may need to use a heat gun on the hose ends to get it stretched on to the barbs on the rails.
     
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    I used the soft style fuel line with fuel line hose clamps, So far it isn't leaking.
    If it leaks in the future I'm going to switch to the hard nylon fuel hose(which i hate with a passion)
     
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    Yea pretty much. Turn the key on before the pump or you'll get an annoying theft light flashing. That's what happened to me anyway..
     
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    lol my theft light flashes anyway,
    I made a fused wire so ill update later on how it goes
    Im going to jump straight from battery to pump witH a 15 amp fuse in-between no switch of relay(will add a relay if this fixes problem)
     
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    its definitely a computer control issue, PATS i guess
    I ran it for about 2 minutes longer than it normally stalls at
    and every time i took the wire off the battery after 50 seconds of running when it stalls. the fuel pressure drops, connect it back up, pressure goes back up
     
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    Shoot, that sucks man. I hated PATS when I did mine. I got fed up with all the crap with the computer issues so I carbed my car haha
     
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    It's kind Ida bummer
    Wasted money on a tuner. I'm going to wire up a circuit to hook the pump up for now
    I plan on putting g my speedcal on the same switch
     
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    Car should be driving by the end of the week waiting on a new proportioning valve
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    [​IMG] got the new fuel pump wiring all wrapped up. Still waiting on parts for the brake stuff
     
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    Right! Just about there!
     
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    Wow fun project. V6 to v8 nothing betterh than that keep it up!
     
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    Sweet! Can't wait for this to be up and running.
     
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    Welp I was sent hydroboost lines instead of the prop valve and brake lines, so that set my back another week
     
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    I drove the car
    I still have to adjust the clutch(to low for my liking)
    Wrap/tuck the wires
    Bleed the brakes
    And maybe eventually get a cat back(exhaust ends at the mid pipe)
     
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    Congratulations, sir. Glad to hear that you are driving it. Post some pictures. Or don't. It's your choice.
     
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    Well I guess ill update LOL,
    I got most of the engine things sorted out except a slow return to idle(not IAC) I think its a shitty tune from BAMA
    The stalling after 50 seconds of running is NOT due to PATS(which makes sense because PATS wouldn't be able to turn on with the car running)
    It is due to not having the fuel pump resistor, going to keep my switch for now because the part is obsolete from ford.
    Since Ive last updated:
    I broke a U-joint
    and the trans grinds gears while shifting, so i am currently disassembling that.
    Maybe ill take pictures of the rebuilding
     
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    These cars are really slow too, my friends 2014 wrx shits on me all day
     
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    Your car just needs some lovin. It can go fast!
     
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    Great work, it's refreshing to see someone follow through on a full v6-v8 swap. Keep up the good work and hopefully you get the transmission sorted out.