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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby jonahs_3sgte » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:48 am

let us know how your test drive goes
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby Andy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:55 am

Thanks guys,

I'm glad you found it. I was concerned I was sending you down a rabbit hole, but the "White Cloud" just sounded so familiar... I could almost smell the gas from here.

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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/21 BGB EFI System Check!!!

Postby Lamont » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 am

88gt4DE wrote:Dewd mad props on the find ! to think I swapped ecus and was that close to the issue ... :roll: Now mines acting up , I think you should roll to DE and check it out :twisted: hehehe j/k :)


:lol: I wouldn't mind taking a trip, but you and I both know I would be an assistant at best :oops: :oops: I can help you swap ratchets and stuff :rofl: :rofl: .


soarer.jzz30 wrote:OMFG! that's crazy, not really. Andy steered you correctly. i am very happy for you man. maybe now you can get a vid of it running :wink: . Good to see everything worked out so far, helps me if any of my solders don't hold what to look for. Not that I think they will. good work, remember to hold the iron under the wires and let the solder melt into the wire, maybe twist 'em up a little tighter/cleaner, not hating, just saying. :D
Good work again... :notworthy:


I accept all advice & criticism, and frankly I need it. I will clean the wires up today, and heat shrink wrap them also for a permanent fix. I was just in a hurry because I was losing daylight fast :doh: .


jonahs_3sgte wrote:let us know how your test drive goes


Sure thing Jonah :wink: :wink:


Andy wrote:Thanks guys,

I'm glad you found it. I was concerned I was sending you down a rabbit hole, but the "White Cloud" just sounded so familiar... I could almost smell the gas from here.

Andy


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Thanks man that was like the call of the century, you just saved me from a nervous breakdown because if I would have swapped in another engine and it did the same thing to me I would have lost it :twisted: :twisted: . On par with Doug Fluties Hail Mary, or Michael Jordan’s buzzer beater 8) :smokes: 8) :smokes: .

Thanks for following Project Phoenix guys & for all the help :notworthy: :D :notworthy: :D
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:04 pm

I'm just kidding about mine , but when you get yours tagged up you need to come down for some brews and chill one night man ...
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby Lamont » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:09 pm

88gt4DE wrote:I'm just kidding about mine , but when you get your tagged up you need to come down for some brews and chill one night man ...


Definitely 8) 8)
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:26 am

Wow its been a week man ... you spin that thing down the road yet ? 8)
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby UtahSleeper » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:09 am

Surprised I didn't see that the issue got fixed. Congrats and glad you didn't try another motor lol!!!.
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby Lamont » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:16 am

Hey guys, just wanted to give a brief update. The car is up and running so I decided to take a test drive :D :D . To my surprise the brakes have renewed life and seem to bite very well. I guess the pads just needed to knock off the years of rust on the rotors :twisted: :twisted: . I didn't really plan on test driving it because of the air to air top mount intercooler and the CS/RC hood :nono: :nono: :nono: , but I was kind of talked into it by my neighbor :roll: :roll: . OK OK, he only twisted my arm a little :lol: :lol: . I was out putting some gas in the tank around 9:30pm and he asked how everything was coming along. I explained that I fixed the wiring and now the car ran fine, so he said "well let's go for a ride then" and at first I said nah, but then I thought hey if it breaks down I'll have help to push it, so I agreed to go for a little spin. We took a nice leisurely lap around the block at around 40mph not boosting much really. I was a little afraid because the brakes needed to be broken in. So I did the routine 10mph increments to a full stop up till 40mph then the brakes seemed to work fine, so we both agreed on a second lap around the block :) :wink: . This time with some confidence that the brakes would stop the car at speed. So I punch it and get her up to around 80mph and it got there pretty quickly I might add :D :D . So after doing a check on all the blinkers and other lights I just parked it for the night and haven't driven it since.

I have however done a little more mechanical work to it that needed to be addressed. First I replaced a couple wheel studs, one was completely broken as you can see in the pictures below and the other had flattened threads that stripped out any lug that you put on it :doh: :doh: . Second I decided to replace the drivers axle, you can see in the pictures that the inner boot was torn, and I had a spare axle so replacing it was cheaper than buying a boot kit. Lastly I replaced the drivers side door lock mechanism because when I would lock the door the motor would just grind like it had a stripped gear. Also if I tried to lock the passenger side lock the drivers side would remain unlocked, so it had to be replaced. This by far was the hardest of the three, not only because of the finicky plastic clips that hold all the levers in place, but because it was like 100 degrees and I think my brain was cooking because I was making all sorts of mistakes :oops: :doh: :oops: . First mistake was I put the new door lock in, and installed all the clips then noticed that I didn't remove the three bolts from the lock before I installed all the clips. So with everything connected I couldn't take the bolts off so I had to remove the lock and start over :cry: :( . Second mistake was after removing the lock to get the three mounting bolts off I reinstalled the lock, then put the access panel back in place only to find out that I didn't replace the two bolts that hold the door latch in place :twisted: :oops:. Last mistake was that after I removed the access panel and installed the two bolts to hold the handle in place, I reinstalled the door panel only to find out that my inner latch handle was sticking up like 2 inches because the latch was from a car that had a busted drivers window and a small piece of glass was lodged inside the lock holding the lever from sitting properly :doh: :doh: . So off with the entire door panel, and the lock, and the door handle again, this time to jiggle out a 1/4" piece of glass from the inside of the lock :oops: :twisted:. By this time my brain is sizzling from the intense heat, and I'm pretty sure that played a major roll in me being so confused by what should have been a simple lock swap :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: . My doors now lock normally without that annoying gear grind, and I can lock the doors from either side without any issues :smokes: 8) :D. So here are a few pics of what I was working on this weekend. Thanks for following Project Phoenix guys, and fingers crossed I will be working on getting Phoenix tagged and on the road soon :wink: :wink:

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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:22 am

Dewd ... couple more short runs and tags and you can start runnin that thing around a little ... you gonna daily drive it ?
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby Lamont » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:45 am

I'm not sure if I can afford to daily drive it :lol: :lol: . Honestly I am thinking of about running around in it atleast until its painted, after that maybe a few times a week :shrug: :shrug: . I have also been thinking of purchasing a 6'th gen and swapping in a 3SGTE, I already have 95% of the parts :wink: :wink: , not sure though. I'm really on the fence on this one. I don't want a trailer queen or a beater something in the middle would be good :shrug: :shrug:
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby jay4prez » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:01 pm

been a while since I was here, good work on the car Lamont, glad you got that issue sorted out with the overfueling.

Lets see some vids man :) keep the 5th by the way, it looks way more sleeker in my opinion, plus in another few years we will be eligible for historic plates :D
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby Lamont » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:03 am

Hey jay4prez, I am keeping the Alltrac for sure, just thinking of getting a 6'th gen as a daily driver :shrug:
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby YerRandO » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:09 am

Lamont wrote:Hey jay4prez, I am keeping the Alltrac for sure, just thinking of getting a 6'th gen as a daily driver :shrug:


sounds familiar.... honestly my 6th gen is a great car, had it for 10 years this last month. Never a problem just maintenance and not alot of that was needed. Wish I didn't have to sell it soon I'll miss her. If you found one in good shape I dont think you would regret it, fun little car.

Your project has come along, I'm amazed keep up the good work!
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby UtahSleeper » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:55 am

My choice would be to buy something you don't want to fix up. Something that your ok to drive, but don't want to spend extra money on.

A 6th gen would be nice, but if it were me, I would then want the alltrac hood. Then you won't want to roll with a 5sfe when you know enough about the 3sgte to put one in lol. Could add up quick :)
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Re: Project Phoenix 1990 Alltrac!! 6/22 Phoenix Lives!!!

Postby LegacyofDan » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:32 am

wow man, great great progress!! its been a while since i was last on here, so all i knew about was from what you told me through texts, good man! seriously good job!
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