New fun idea as the refunds are coming in.
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Just to be a bit more specific about my situation...Do a compression and leakdown test on the motor and see how it's doing. Mine was in pretty good shape at 170k, and the bores looked great. I pulled the crank and took it to a machine shop for measuring, and he said put new main and rod bearings in it and roll. I also ported the oil pump, rear main cap, oil cooler adapter and block oil filter ports with a dremel, put it all back together with a new timing chain, stem seals and valvesprings and we're good to go. Another tip while the engine's out - sleeve the front and rear of the crankshaft as the oil seals have surely worn a groove in the crank. The sleeves and tools are available cheap from Rock Auto.
If you do take the heads off, you can pull the rotating assembly and have new cam bearings put in for cheap at a local machine shop, then you have all new bearings which will help even more with oil pressure.
Navy Lifer's original rear disc conversion did not use B-body backing plates, and called for the oem backing plates to be machined to retain TC/ABS. That may not be a concern if you had been contemplating swapping in a complete B- rear without TC. But make sure the B- BPes are compatible with the "reluctors in axles" if wanting to retain ABS. But then there's the requirement to source another R. Side ABS cable for the left side - at least to do the mod according to NL's design......What this means is that I will be building the Fleetwood axle. .....
.... My buddy is going to ship me the 9c1 backing plates, so that I can still do the rear disc conversion.
In theory mine will be, that is if this other nonsense ever ends. I've been working on supporting mods since I got the car (exhaust, Torqhead 24x install, built transmission, fuel system, etc). I have a procharger on hand and the kit to install it, I have a head and cam package for boost from Lloyd Elliot on hand, and I have the money saved up to order a boost built block from Karl Ellwein, but I've been holding off putting in the order until I know we're past this covid crap, just in case I wind up having to live off that money for a little while. I'd planned to have the engine by now and considering the weather has just started warming up I figured I'd be elbow deep into the install by now. But perhaps later this year I'll have it on the road.Question: How many supercharged Fleetwoods are there in existence? I am only aware of two. There is the one drag car in Japan, and there is also one on the Procharger website.