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Steve

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« on: October 06, 2007, 05:03:34 PM »

Oh why not. . .
 
This is what I was working on last night while Round 1 was running on the chat.
 
40 Amp Relays. 30 and 20 amp fuses.  I think I took out 15 feet of wire.  All the connections are soldered and shrink wrapped.  Feeders are over sized then branched. 
 Remember, I had to merge 2 different harnesses into this.  the 72 and the 92.  Plus I had to add the electric fans, heater. .  On and On
Before

 

 
After.  I can lift that out and service the battery connections behind it by just taking those two nuts off.  Don't need to remove the battery either
 

 

 
I neatened this up too.
 

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 05:13:20 PM »

Steve, this is really nice work for sure an inspiration to re-organize my own wiring-maze. VERY well done


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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 05:37:03 PM »

The blocks are made by Hella.  You want the part numbers?
 
Only thoise are the srong relays.  I had to cut the tabs off to put the covers on
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 06:03:46 PM »

How to avoid the "spaghetti incident..LOL
Steve,I know how wiring can be tedious work.Got to have patience of a brick wall sometimes.
Good work!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 09:56:01 AM »

Good Job Steve!, hope you didnt burn your fingers and hands too bad
while putting this all together. Its looks nice and neat under there as
all your engine bays do.

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 02:20:30 AM »

lookin great. that gives me SOO much inspiration to rewire uner my hood too. maybe when i get the time and a viper V10   
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 03:09:41 PM »

In trying to fix all the recalls on Polaraco because of bad parts, I have been replacing pieces.  In the last month, i have installed the new springs and redid the right lower control arm bushing.  I'll be installing this puppy this week sometime.  Another 2 hours out of my life.  But so far, all this done in the last few weeks have given me a big pay off.  It handles much better and the ride is improved considerably.
 

 

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 08:59:16 PM »

WOW...nice work on the wiring Steve!!!
 
And I seem to have a set of lower control arms that look a lot like yours.....
 

 
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 05:48:47 AM »

The wiring was for the state-o-the-art wiring. . . . Mel bing in the EFI to the chassis, upgraded head lights,  New interior feeds to take a load off the bulk head.  And room for futures.
 
On the control arms, did your look like those before paint?  That Ultra One is something else
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 11:38:56 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 06:01:35 PM »

Oldie but goodie
I have a question
I'm starting to build this 5.9 Magnum for Polaraco.  I'll get it done and shove it in the corner until spring.
Here's the plan.  As we may have discussed, I need to focus on the torque more than the Horse power.  This will give me better MPG.  No matter what improvement mods I make, I will get HP out of it, but the torque is going to be focused on. So!
It is suggested I leave the original cam in place.  I am looking at replacing the heads with a set of EQ high flow heads. (2 for $500 with hardened seats) These use the stock valves.  I will be putting my Hughs air gap intake on it and machining a 550 CFM throttle body to go up to 670 CFM.  I will reuse my cold air intake and may, JFTHOI put one of those cheap electric blowers on it to get 50 more HP, 60 FT Lbs. and lower torge curves, just by forcing more air in.  Cheap and dirty but will do what I want it too.  For the price?
I was wondering if I should go from 1.6 rockers to 1.7's.  They're expensive, and can be done later if I want.
I am struggling to keep the engine up to full operating temperature, especially this time of year.  It starts to run too rich. At 185, I am running 15% too rich.  Do you think I should put a set of cats on it?  This engine was made to run with cats.  I have an EX pipe 2.5" exhaust and I told them to use 2" on a small block. . . Boy I'm telling you
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 10:19:44 PM »

I would focus on getting that fan system to run less.....or go with only one fan 

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 03:55:38 AM »

My strong opinion is that head work is a waste of money if your concentration is on torque.
The higher the flow, the lower the HP at the low end of the RPM range.
In theory, you want as high a torque figure at the lowest possible RPM.  Head work will move the peak torque figure up higher in the RPM range, thus defeating your desire to maximize fuel economy.  You know rule #1:  Keep the rpms as low as possible.

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 04:53:34 AM »

I think Stan is right about the heads... since an engine is essentially
just an air pump, true horsepower is really measured by total air flow
thru it in units to measure BMEP, brake mean effective pressure,
lbs/in2, and thus power is acheived by increasing rpm to pump more air.
F1 engines are the perfect example.   Increasing air flow by
better heads and carb/throttlebody will not necessarily increase torque
at low rpm. In fact, the traditional way to increase torque was to
increase stroke, ie make the eninge more undersquare/ less oversquare.
Look at the bore/stroke ratio on that 2 stroke diesel ship engine, it's
all about max torque at 600~ rpm. Maybe what you really need to do for
your objective is change the crank to increase stroke. Even if not,
head flow may not be the way to go within the parameters of your given
5.9 bore/stroke. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 07:24:43 AM »

Because of the cost, stroking is out of the question.  I can get more torq and economy with a shorter duration, higher lift cam though.  I may not necessarily get allot more torque, but it moves the torque curve down to lower RPM's.  The stock engine is 330 FT LBs at 3300 RPM.  I figured the existing 5.2 engine for 320 2800 RPM.  Since the cam in the 5.2 is almost brand new, I was considering moving the cam over with the intake.  That cam has proved to be very successful.
Cold air is another way of getting more torque.  I have that licked.
 
Air flow is important, but I am getting mixed opinions on the heads.  Some guys say better air flow will be better performance and Torque with the cam mentioned above, and others talk like you guys.  It was always my understanding to the contrary with you guyz.  Even Eherenburg was useless on this topic.  He only knows performance.
 
I was also under the impression, like my diesel, if I got my peak power at lower RPM's and sucked every HP out of it I could, I would get better MPG because the Weight:HP ratio is better.  It takes less gas to keep it at speed.  ie Better comustion.
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