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  1. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    Let's just say her family is probably going to freak out when I do it, but I really don't care. :rockon: Our reception is at the church to save on cost, so we are driving to a nice hotel.

    That ThumpRRR tension is in my near future, maybe February. Thanks for the info NxCoupe. :beer:
     
  2. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    *** UPDATE ***

    I just installed the ThumpRRR tensioner ...what a NICE piece. It's a little more of a pain to use a breaker bar on it because of how thick it is (everything else tends to be in the way), but I have more clearance between the tensioner and the blower bracket than with the stock tensioner. I won't be able to see if this cures my chirp problem for a week or so ...the roads here are still a mess from the snow storm this past weekend.

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    I also did a little mod to prevent the BPV from creating dust clouds around my car when I drive over the slightest bit of dirt! I got a 2" I.D. radiator hose from AutoZone (see p/n below) and used the elbow section. I pointed it sideways instead of up to deter water buildup in case I ever get stuck in the rain.

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  3. speedofsound

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    *** UPDATE ***

    The ThumpRRR tensioner did not fix my chirp issue. Now I am completely clueless as to what the issue could be. I might have to take on the task of finding the Timken part numbers for all of my pulley bearings. :shrug: It started to chirp after a 2nd gear burnout testing my linelock today ...so lame.
     
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  5. don cobra

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    I have a psc1 on my cobra and i want to upgrade to the F1a. How much are the F1A heads and is its going to fit on the psc1 bracket like yours?
     
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    flowgoode F it! Established Member

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    $3400 new. Yes it will fit on the same bracket as the P1SC.
     
  7. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    Actually, $2875 new from superchargers4less.com. :beer: This is where I purchased mine.
     
  8. cobrasvtcoupe25

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    Looking good speedofsound! Also congrats on getting married too! I'm also getting married, but haven't set a date yet. Still looking at a few places. You know how that is I'm sure.

    How do you like the Eibach sway bars? Worthy Mod? Thanks
     
  9. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    Thanks man. It was definitely an experience, I'll say that much.

    The swaybars are a worthy mod yes; just use plenty of grease on the bushings. If you are patient and want to have the mounts modified to have grease-fittings, I would definitely do so.
     
  10. cobrasvtcoupe25

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    Yeah, I've already learned, yes dear, and whatever you want. :beer:

    So it was a noticeable difference right away when you drove the car? How do you modify the mounts to have grease-fittings? Thanks
     
  11. flowgoode

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    yeah I forgot about that place. Procharger wants $3400 though.
     
  12. speedofsound

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    Yes, it was defiinitely noticable. Drill/tap into the mounts/bushings based on the grease fitting thread size. I have not done this to mine yet, so I cannot post any pictures.
     
  13. speedofsound

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    *** UPDATE ***

    I contacted Procharger about my chirp issue and they suggested looking at the crank pulley. They explained that a Ford crank pulley has a cast center section, rubber ring around that, and steel where the belt rides on. They have seen/heard of cases where the steel part and the rubber slip, thus causing the crank pulley to wobble slightly. :shrug:

    If this is really my problem, I'm stepping up to an IW 10%OD and a 3.9 pulley or something ...shoot for 650+whp and calling it a day with this thing.
     
  14. AntiHeightPunk

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    im having the same chirpiing with my YSI right now im glad u did the footwork and figured it out! btw wanna trade ur rims for my semi-mint condition gay cobra r's? Thats what i thought we will meet in georgia for the straight trade!
     
  15. speedofsound

    speedofsound Centrifuged Established Member

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    :lol: Iseewhatyoudidthere.

    I'm going to jack the car up this weekend to try and see if the crank pulley wobbles. I'll update this thread as always. :beer:
     
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    damn everyone is getting married. add me to the list
     
  17. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    ttt. updates?? my car sometimes has a squeak of some sort but goes away once my car is warmed up and very rarely does it.. looking for some answers lol..
     
  18. speedofsound

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    It's like you read my mind. I finally was able to get the car out after work yesterday to test out the changes (Gates HD belt and a slight tweak of blower alignment) ...........no chirp. I'm holding my excitement as I was only able to get on it once. I'm about to head out on a 200mi drive and will be able to get the belt warmed up to really test it out.
     
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    *** UPDATE ***

    Well, after a long day of driving and quite a few spirited WOT runs ...the verdict is:

    NO CHIRP! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

    The Fix: I spent a good hour realigning the blower, making it as perfect as humanly possible. I also have a Gates HD belt. Not sure which fixed the problem, but I could care less right now. :rockon:
     
  20. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    Awesome man congrats!! that's good to know.. I have a stock tensioner though so I know that's going to have to go eventually, and then the innovate west 10% crank pulley as well. then a good belt.. mine very VERY rarely chips and when it does it's only when the car is cold..
     

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