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Old 01-18-2017, 11:58 AM   #181
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What a great looking Thor. I understand the void, you feel. I always like
"traveling buddies" too. Get that bus going, soon. It will help to take your mind off your lose, sooner.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #182
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Thanks, 1olfart & double07 there is definetly a void after 13+ years of walks & chaseing rabbits threw the fields everyday, but the circle of life must go on ( Ahhcooonamatada) < not how you spell it but no worry's.

Tango. that sounds like a horrible idea to me aswell i just spent alot of money rebuilding my turbo would hate to destroy it.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:27 PM   #183
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Sorry to hear about your dog. Never easy.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:35 PM   #184
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Horrible idea?...I agree. But a bunch of guys on the 4BTSwaps forum have apparently done it (?).
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:09 AM   #185
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Trying to stay busy, but it is hard. Rubber undercoating,? fire proof spray.? I don't know what the hell this crap is but It is gone, dam I love power tools.

What is next.?

* upgraded transmission cooler going to drop in a 21 row get rid of my crappy little 12 row. drop temps in half

*full transmission service

*performance tuner chip

* beilstien shocks & steering stabilizer whenever I get a day off work.

* rear air suspension install.







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Old 01-28-2017, 08:22 PM   #186
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1"1/8 whole saw & a cordless yea i will have to change filters more often but but she can actually breathe now, it's like trying to run a marathon while trying to breath threw a straw just does not run well.

I also got my steering stabilizer in so quick swap out done, & got the the egt properly drilled & tapped.

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Old 01-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #187
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8-glow plug's
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Kick ass & take names, busy weekend for sure got the driver side all done took half a day tomorrow will be passenger side.









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Old 01-28-2017, 08:36 PM   #188
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My intake manifold has been haunting my dreams, it keeps telling me "why the hell would you port & polish everything else but me.?" so Monday I'm taking it into work to knife edge the ports & polish the **** out of it, than ceramic coat it, i know know you are wondering why.? cause i have done so dam much why should i fall short on this one last thing.?



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Old 01-28-2017, 08:41 PM   #189
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Upgraded transmission cooler to replace the stock.

In transit is my 4 bilstein shock's in the mail they should be here monday or tuesday, i am also waiting for my an upgraded power steering cooler that should be here in a day or two as well, so a lot of good things are happing.
Enjoy.!!!

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Old 01-28-2017, 10:11 PM   #190
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So after reading your thread. I'm left with one big question...
If I buy a Ford 7.3 and don't do any of your mechanical upgrades,
Would it still have a decent bus?

Amen to you ! Thanks for sharing.

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