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I Don't know too much about Diesels in small vehicles...except that a buddy of mine had a '89 escort with a little 4 banger deisel, was a POS, but it ran. anyways, i do know a little about suspensions, and im sure you to, but the suspension is gonna have to be hefty in the front to support the extra weight from the motor, and the center crossmember, which im assuming is being replaced, would also have to be a bit wider and thicker, i also agree with fully boxing the rest of the frame as well. good luck with the project, and post up pics of it in progress please!
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Thanks, but its pretty far past all that now. We have had a lot of setbacks, but a lot of progress has been made as well.
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He must not have read all 33 pages Tim. lol
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....sooo, Tim, when can I come see it?
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Anytime you want Matt.

HMMMMMM, what could this be that was sitting on my doorstep today? Oh yeah, new super secret High pressure oil system.

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Answer your phone once in a while

haha I work till 1 on Monday and Wednesday, does any time after that work? Is it still down at the shop or back at your house?
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Its at the shop. I haven't seen you call even once????
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haha
I'll give ya a shout tomorrow or something.

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Had to change out the rocker box covers due to a mistake on my part, (04 HPOP, using 05 rails needs 05 rocker boxes, ), and the good folks at ARP sent me out a brand spankin new set of ARP's with their new ARP lube.







Also today, got the tranny ready to drop in, and A bunch of wiring done.




Had to go a different route with the brakes, the one I had will not fit with the motor in there. Looks like manual brakes.
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Spent much of the day rewiring the relay panel, closing in the firewall where the AC and Heater box used to live, Filled the engine with oil and wiring. (I hate wiring).

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Well all your hard work you've done looks wonderful.
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Once its all done, I am gonna spend a bunch of time cleaning up the wiring harness and everything else.
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You better supply us with a bunch of burnout vids! LoL this project has come a long way very nice build.
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Once its all done, I am gonna spend a bunch of time cleaning up the wiring harness and everything else.

Looks clean to me. I'd loom it some and be done.
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Awesome day today. Did some more wiring, got the power steering resevoir mounted, and the starter in. Then I had to atleast try it out, and sure enough, turns over just fine. It was great to hear the life come back into it after so long. No fuel lines in it yet, and I still have to wire up the FICM, so its not quite ready to start. It is on a trailer on its way to Trusted Performance to get the turbos mounted. WOO HOO!






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I ARE JEALOUS!! need videos when you get it running.
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I know you did a multi link setup in the back, but what did you end up doing for springs? Can you post up some pics of the rear suspension? I looked through some of the pages but didnt find what i was looking for.
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HELL YEAH!! I can wait to hear this beast!!
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Where is Trusted Performance? I was dead tired after work monday and busy wednesday, tomorrow I'll be free.

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I know you did a multi link setup in the back, but what did you end up doing for springs? Can you post up some pics of the rear suspension? I looked through some of the pages but didnt find what i was looking for.
I'm pretty sure he's doing coil overs if thats what your asking.
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Its a coil over, 4 link setup. I'll get some pics of it here before too long.

Trusted Performance is a shop in Ft. Worth.
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OOOOOHHHHH Baby, me likey:

Just got the fuel and oil lines run,a nd the High Pressure turbo set.

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still up in Dallas?
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