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RDOG Offline
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My oil pump went out, and I found metal shreds all through the motor and dizzy, so I decided to drop in a freshened up block with new pump that I had already stored for the next time I blew something up. LOL! Well I installed it and I just couldnt get the darn auto trans to slide into place, and the darn stall converter bolts just wouldnt go through the flex plate. Well...I backed the trans out three times trying to figure out why I could get it aligned right!! Finally a buddy who has many autos came over to help me out. We pulled the trans back, and he looked at it and says, "F*ckstick, there is a pilot bearing in the crank!! Autos dont have pilot bearings!!" DOOOOOH!!!

Well, since all my cars are 5 speed and the block I had freshened up was out of a 5 speed, I never thought to look in the crank for the darn pilot bearing. Popped the pilot bearing out, and trans slid into place with ease. LIVE AND LEARN!!
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#2
I can guarantee you that I would have made the same mistake! Glad you got it all together.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
We have all made mistakes like that many times. Glad it didnt take long to figure out the problem.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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#4
Chip, I guarantee I would have done the same thing. Glad you got it sorted out
Pete Dunham


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