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Old 07-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #57
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Looks like I screwed up the link for the 2nd video. This one should work.

2nd attempt at starting (video) - about 500 meg

Sorry about that!

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #58
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Congratulations on getting it going, it sounds great. I'm taking up a collection to get you a fire extinguisher for your birthday.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:23 AM   #59
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Good point, having a fire extinguisher handy isn't a bad idea. I actually have two in the shop, one at each end. I wasn't too concerned about the flames and the first time I actually thought they had gone out. I guess I was trying to focus on to many things at once.

Looks like I was wrong

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #60
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A fellow Argosy owner uploaded the videos to youtube. Thanks Joseph!

1st startup attempt

2nd startup attempt
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A fellow Argosy owner uploaded the videos to youtube. Thanks Joseph!

1st startup attempt

2nd startup attempt

very entertaining, lol. Did you just walk away to celebrate and let the wires burn ?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #63
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A fellow Argosy owner uploaded the videos to youtube. Thanks Joseph!

1st startup attempt

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Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together!

Here's a link to project I did a few years ago transporting a computer controlled drivetrain into a classic vehicle.

http://classicbroncos.com/forums/sho...47#post1259047

You should be very comfortable keeping it running on the road with the intimate relationship you've developed!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:09 AM   #64
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very entertaining, lol. Did you just walk away to celebrate and let the wires burn ?
Naa, had to track down my wire cutters so I cut cut the burning spark plug wires off The darn things just kept burning. Once the one burning wire reached the tie wrap where I had them bundled together the other three started on fire.

I still haven't found anything definitive as to what could have caused it to burst into flame.

Annoying to say the least
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:39 AM   #65
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Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together!

Here's a link to project I did a few years ago transporting a computer controlled drivetrain into a classic vehicle.

OBD II Engine/Transmission Swap - The Next Generation - Page 5 - ClassicBroncos.com Forums

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Dakota,

That's an interesting radiator you used on your test stand I don't think I've ever seen anything like that arrangement before.

Between dismantling the 345 and scrapping it out and pretty much rebuilding this Argosy from the ground up, I feel pretty confident that I'll be able to fix anything in it if I need to
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Dakota,

That's an interesting radiator you used on your test stand I don't think I've ever seen anything like that arrangement before.
It's good for about 10 minutes and doesn't get in the way. Easy to flush out an engine to. I use it mostly to check out engines from wrecks for transplant into classics. I look for the most modern version of the engine with electronic controls and transplant the entire system. I look for 98 to 2000 5.0L Ford explorers when I have an application for a 302. You get a dry runner sequential port fuel infected engine with roller cam, serpentine belt system, and all the advancements in economy, emissions, and performance. Usually for a fraction of the cost a bolt on TBI system.

That was my plan for the AS until I found the diesel pusher. However, I am keeping my eyes open for a Ford diesel organ donor! A 2112 F350 Super Duty would be nice.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:43 AM   #67
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I'm finally getting back to my motor that's been sitting on the test stand for way to long

Last night I did a test fit of the new Thorley headers and I really like the way they fit. However nothing ever seems to go quite as planned. On my last test run I was using an old set of headers and new spark plug cables. At the time one of the a spark plug cables was either to close or touching the header and caught on fire which quickly put a stop to any testing until I could get new headers and cables.

While searching for replacement spark plug cables they seem to sell two types, over the valve cover (straight) and under the headers (90 degree). The Thorley headers need the over the valve cover style so that's what I bought. Unfortunately I'm still not happy with the routing of the cables. If you look at the pictures below you'll see how close the plug ends come to the headers.
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Thorley recommends a minimum of 1" clearance to any cable or plug.

I've installed the GM sheet metal plug guards which helps but the length of the straight plug end is to long and hangs out over the header pipes.

The problem I have is if I order the 90 degree style which would point the wires up and away from the headers the cables will be way to long because they are designed for running under the headers.

My issue just might be in the brand/type of cables I bought that seem to have the extra long spark plug end. I guess I have two choices, find over the valve cover style cables that have shorter ends or buy a universal 90 degree set and cut to fit.

I'm not thrilled about the universal fit idea but will do so if that's the best option.

Any suggestions?!

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I installed Banks headers and did not have your clearance issues with my spark plug wires. I did use this GM wire loom kit I got from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o05_s00

I was really impressed with this. Bolts on using valve cover bolts and gives a nice neat installation. Lots cheaper than the fancy billet aftermarket wire loom setups.

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I installed Banks headers and did not have your clearance issues with my spark plug wires. I did use this GM wire loom kit I got from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o05_s00

I was really impressed with this. Bolts on using valve cover bolts and gives a nice neat installation. Lots cheaper than the fancy billet aftermarket wire loom setups.

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Keith, any chance you can post a picture or two showing your installation?

Thanks!

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