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    While the transmission is out for a rebuild I am making a few improvements. Adding a second radiator for highway driving in the summer and some duct work to push the radiator heat out thru the hood instead of into the engine compartment.

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    Also swapping out the melted motor mounts since I have replaced the headers with a better design

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    Eeeooo... Good call.
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    Finished up the hot air deflector today

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    Bent up some aluminized exhaust tubing to route one radiator to the other

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    Started wrapping it in heat wrap as the tubing runs along the back wall of the cab

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    Second radiator is in.

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    Also drilled holes in the side scoop and sheet metal to allow the heat to escape. There is a block off plate inside the scoop between the air intake (front) and the radiator exhaust area so that cool air goes thru the trans cooler and is then sucked back out as it is pushed thru the radiator

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    Nice solution.Your veryclever with these custom project you do. What is your background, Engineering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Nice solution.Your veryclever with these custom project you do. What is your background, Engineering?
    Thanks! No, just decades of tinkering
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    Progress

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    Warranty Update:

    Bit of a long story. I basically built the truck around this transmission so 11 of the 12 months of warranty expired before I ever drove it. The transmission was well out of warranty at the time of failure but had actually only seen 12 months of use before it started acting up and only one more month before total failure. Hughes agreed to send a truck to pick it up and emailed me to say that it would cost me little to nothing for the repairs. After they received the transmission and saw that the output splines were twisted

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    they asked me for the details of the vehicle. I sent them numerous build photos and specs..weight, horsepower etc. They responded that they felt the truck was too heavy for this dragster transmission (3020 lbs) and that my large rear tires were providing too much traction for their 650 hp rated transmission (my engine 400 hp). They wanted to upgrade the trans in many ways so that it would hold up without issue. I told them that I was not interested in spending more money on it and too please put it in a box and send it back to me. They countered with warrantying the trans rebuild to original specs, if I would pay for shipping both ways, but that they felt that this version of the trans was not suited for my application. I mentioned that I could install it in my V8 Daihatsu HiJet as it weighs 1800 lbs and has skinny tires and agreed to pay shipping. My intention with the VW was to reconfigure the truck for a 4L80e, but after a conversation with FTI Performance in Florida, I was assured that their 1100hp Powerglide would be more than adequate. The FTI trans is in the truck and nearly back on the road. The big three day Caffeine and Octane event is coming up soon on Jekyll Island with Velocity Channel so I am hard at work finishing it up! Hughes did not have to warranty the trans at all and as something is better than nothing, I am not complaining.

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    That is weird the out put shaft twisted like that. In my opinion you'd have to beat that pretty bad to twist that. Especially with 400hp. I can't imagine you were foot brake launching this a lot were you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That is weird the out put shaft twisted like that. In my opinion you'd have to beat that pretty bad to twist that. Especially with 400hp. I can't imagine you were foot brake launching this a lot were you?
    No, I have been trying to finish it before I break it. It is my opinion that the splines were twisted when it was delivered to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Modified View Post
    No, I have been trying to finish it before I break it. It is my opinion that the splines were twisted when it was delivered to me.
    Either that or it is just a faulty shaft to begin with. You'd have to be beating it regularly to do that IMO.
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    I know how the warranty thing goes, times up before you use it. Glad they will work with you.

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    Caffeine and Octane Show on Jekyll Island GA

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