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spitsnaugle last won the day on May 30 2016

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    Work: Photographer and Web Designer.
    Play: AutoX, Road Course, Dragracing
    Been dragracing for nearly 10 years,,, just got started taking corners.
  1. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Spent some time on the Z this weekend. Dropped the engine back in. Tided up a few loose ends. Triple measured the rear diff again.
  2. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Oh my guys, I'm sorry I'm a slacker here. I've been out touring Germany/Austria/Czech for just short of a month, and came back and have been too busy to keep rolling on the car. I had a friend just last week laser out my front mount, I found one of my measurements off. It'll involve scrapping the two bushing mounts I had CNC'd already. I should be able to get that squared away in the next two-three weeks. I'll be out again for a week at september 15th hiking banff national park just west of Calgary, Canada.
  3. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I had planned on doing all with black powder coat on cradle and front mount, but if someone wants raw I can probably put one aside. Eventually. I tried a couple other waterjet/machine shops local as well, but each failed to produce a quote, or I was too small of quantity. A friend recommended teamzmotorsports, and they were lowest price (still) and they were even going to do the powder coat. But its actually getting done now, so thats good. Its in there! Hopefully Ill get this back in there soon, too:
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  5. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Rough drawing of the Front mount is post 37 in this thread http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/125328-ford-88-irs-swap-v20/?p=1184915 I've already made some changes to it, but that'll be pretty close to it. I was unsure about the sandwiched plate as well, but after talking to the owner at SelfMadeFab he said its something they've done previously without issue.
  6. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Its the wife's new car! RHD Rover Mini. Imported from Japan, rust free and only 28000km on the odometer. Picked it up for her on our 6 year anniversary, the "traditional" 6 year present is iron... so i went for old iron
  7. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I have it drawn up, but not cut, I wanted to get the rear in and bolted up first to double check my front mount location's height for driveline angle.
  8. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Just picked up the flat plate today from the plasma cutter. I had to run my drill press to clean up the bolt holes, but otherwise its a perfect fit so far. I hope to get it bolted in this weekend to finish my front mount this upcoming week or two. *Also thats my wife's classic mini cooper in the background, I just had it imported this April.
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  10. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Quick update. Dropped teamZmotorsports. Working with selfmadefab.com just north of Dayton for the cradle, and a CNC shop in New Carlisle for the bushing mounts. Should have the bushing mounts in my hand by next week.
  11. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I'm still around. STILL WAITING ON teamzmotorsports.net I've gone ahead and found another supplier for the CNC bushing mounts, here in Ohio, and at half the cost as team Z. However their flat plate cutting and powder coating was the best quote I had.
  12. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    slow, team z is painfully slow to work with. I'm checking other suppliers while i wait.
  13. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Create your own thread for this. Please.
  14. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Perhaps more reliably: theres is usually stamped metal tag on the rear cover (of most) ford 8.8 diffs. Mine had 3L73 stamped on it, which translated to 3.73 limited slip.
  15. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    PM replied. Measure for fuel cell at your stock dimensions, my diff swap will make no major difference there. Sorry I dont add folks on FB unless I've met them.