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Getting things Sync'd
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Written by Trever   
Mar 06, 2007 at 08:50 AM

After struggling to get the cam/crank sensors to sync up with the AEM box in this "non plug-and-play" setup, I finally borrowed some data acquisition gear so I could scope the signals coming from the sensors.  I was slightly off on my calibration and I would have to say scoping the signals like this would be an absolute must unless you're using hall effect sensors.  After tweaking some settings in the calibration and the sensors I was finally able to get the engine to sync with the sensors more reliably.

I'm working from a short list of "to-do's" before I can drive this thing.  Brakes need to be bled and a new battery thrown in the trunk and it'll be up to my buddy's house to get a custom exhaust fitted.  Anybody else up for the PowerTour in June?  Drop me a line and let me know if you're going to be there!

Last Updated ( Mar 06, 2007 at 09:17 AM )
The Missing Link
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Written by Trever   
Feb 08, 2007 at 08:13 AM

After alot of time trying to find a driveshaft that would fit this application and considering finding a used one to shorten, I finally broke down and ordered a brand new driveshaft from Dynotech Engineering in Detroit.  Boy am I glad I did.  I shipped them my 4R70W slip-yoke and they built a driveshaft to fit my application out of 3.5" diameter .085" DOM steel with 1330 ends, a 1330 flange and Spicer U-joints.  It's a very nice piece that will give me alot of security knowing I have a high quality driveshaft under the car.

Driveshaft Flange
Custom Driveshaft Flange

If you're looking for a nice driveshaft, check out their website and give them a call.  They've got good prices and are great to work with.  http://www.dynotechengineering.com/

Last Updated ( Feb 08, 2007 at 02:49 PM )
Progress: January 13th Update
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Written by Trever   
Jan 13, 2007 at 06:30 PM

Restomod Futura
Project Restomod Futura
Alot has been going on as I try to finish the little details with the Restomod Futura.  There are couple major things holding me back from driving the car like a driveshaft, but for the most part it's just been little details that just need to get done.  My schedule has been to work on the car two times a week and I've been able to stick with that pretty well, so I've been making steady progress.  Here's an update:

  1. Transmission Range Sensor - The stock 2003 DTR wouldn't work with the AEM so I had to convert to a '95 Mustang Transmission Range Sensor.  No big deal, just took a couple days to figure out what to do and a couple trips to my local Ford Dealer.  I've gotta say thanks to the guys at Boshear's Ford in Marshall, MI for helping me out with the technical details.  For anyone trying to use an AEM box on a 4R70W made after '96, you may need to do this swap as well.
    Transmission Range Sensors
    '95 Transmission Range sensor on left, 2003 Digital Transmission Range Sensor on Right
    TR on top, DTR on bottom
    TR on top, DTR on bottom
    Transmission Range Sensor Wiring Diagram
    '95 Transmission Range sensor on left, 2003 Digital Transmission Range Sensor on Right

    Park/Neutral/Reverse Safety Plug
    Old Park/Neutral and Reverse Backup plug from transmission
    Park/Neutral/Reverse Safety Plug
    Old Park/Neutral and Reverse Backup plug from transmission
    Metripack Connector
    My new Park/Neutral and Reverse Backup plug that I wired in. This will plug into the Transmission Range Sensor wiring.

  2. Transmission Pan - My friend and colleague Jim Sheren did a nice job welding a drain tube onto the bottom of my transmission pan.  This was mandatory since the salvage yard had already put a hole in the bottom of the pan to drain the fluid.  I also took the opportunity to powdercoat the pan and I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  I think I'm getting the hang of the process. 
    Powder Coated Ford 4R70W Transmission Pan
    Powder Coated Ford 4R70W Transmission Pan


Last Updated ( Jan 23, 2007 at 12:05 PM )
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