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Bruce Goodwin commented on Gearhead's group FORD TRUCKS
"Would anyone know a reputable transmission shop near Ocala, Fl ? I got a 2000 F150 that needs a rebuild but I have been burned by trans shops before. Any help is appreciated."
Aug 28, 2014
Bruce Goodwin replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 60's inline 6cyl modern upgrades. in the group MUSTANGS
"Thanks for the info, that sounds like a great place to start."
Apr 30, 2014
Rick Zappia replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 60's inline 6cyl modern upgrades. in the group MUSTANGS
"Hey Bruce, as a long time owner of a Mustang I have found ways to update my car without destroying it's value. Pertronics make an electronic ignition module to fit in your stock distributor to make the ignition more dependable. They also make a…"
Apr 29, 2014
Bruce Goodwin added a discussion to the group MUSTANGS
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60's inline 6cyl modern upgrades.

Hey guys, I have a 66 mustang with the original 200 inline 6cyl. Since the car only has 25k original miles I want to keep it as stock as possible. I have repeatedly told friends and family that im not cutting up a 50 year old survivor to drop in a v8. What I would like to know is do they make a TBI carburetor and an updated electronic distributor for the old inlines? My car is just going to be a nice driver to take out on weekends and maybe a little more. I would just like reliability and maybe…See More
Apr 29, 2014
Tommy replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion F150 transmission removal in the group FORD TRUCKS
"HEY Bruce. Don't know about the bolt size but you can check with a tech at your local Ford store and he will probably be glad to tell you if it is a special tool (which ford is known for) or what size. go buy a can or two of the new WD-40 with…"
Nov 18, 2013
Bruce Goodwin added a discussion to the group FORD TRUCKS
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F150 transmission removal

I have a 2000 F150 5.4 2wd with a 4r70w 4spd auto trans with no reverse. I have a junkyard trans to go in but am having a few problems getting the old trans out.  The first problem I ran into was the exhaust. I dont think the tailshaft is going to clear the crossover from the drivers side so dropping the trans is going to be a problem. I tried to unbolt the exhaust from the manifolds but the bolts wont budge and im afraid im going to snap the studs. As Im doing this job in my driveway I dont…See More
Nov 18, 2013
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FORD TRUCKS

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Nov 15, 2013
Ron Christensen replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 89 corvette goin backwards in the group CORVETTES
"I understand your reluctance to junk yard parts but they can be a reasonable alternative if in good condition but, some junk yard stuff is just that - junk. Your explanation regarding the wiring only supports my suggestion though, as just converting…"
Jan 8, 2013
Bruce Goodwin replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion rebuilding my first bug engine and seeking advice in the group VOLKSWAGENS
" As an update, I decided to go with new heads and cylinders since the bottom end was still tight and the car had low mileage. I have been focusing on the body and getting all the body seals and gaskets together so when it gets painted I can get…"
Jan 7, 2013
Bruce Goodwin replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 89 corvette goin backwards in the group CORVETTES
"Its not just the computer. The car has 2 electric fans and one was so coroded it wouldnt even turn, the other didnt work with the temperature sensor so I had to hotwire it to a toggle switch on the dash so when im in town or going less…"
Jan 7, 2013
Bruce Goodwin replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 89 corvette goin backwards in the group CORVETTES
"I was thinking of doing that but wanted to see if anyone else had a better solution. I'll look up under the car and see about placing the fuel pump there. Thanks for the info."
Jan 7, 2013
Ron Christensen replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 89 corvette goin backwards in the group CORVETTES
"Bruce, your post is kind of confusing to me. Seem like you could get a used computer from a salvage yard for nearly the cost of converting to an "old school" carb and manifold. Remember it is not just the engine that is controlled by the…"
Jan 7, 2013
Aaron Acker replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion 89 corvette goin backwards in the group CORVETTES
"I mounted my electric pump on the hump infront of the rear end kind of over the pumpkin. If you take out just the pump in the tank and run a longer hose from where the pump used to go. "
Jan 6, 2013
Bruce Goodwin added a discussion to the group CORVETTES
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89 corvette goin backwards

 I have a 1989 corvette convertible and although it only has 89k miles, it has seen better days. The car was parked beachfront for 2 years so the underhood wiring is coroded and the computer quit talking to the engine. I am now on a limited budget and after several failed attempts to sell the car for under $3,000 I decided that rather than sell a corvette convertible for less than $2,500 I would park it in the front yard, gut the interior, pull the engine and trans, and fill it full of dirt and…See More
Jan 6, 2013
mark david tucker replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion rebuilding my first bug engine and seeking advice in the group VOLKSWAGENS
" a biger motor will get better mpg and be safer if if has to be in a hurry because that truck is coming faster.and a very mild cam.biger better stainless valves.up grade the breaks up grade the rest."
Mar 30, 2012
Bruce Goodwin replied to Bruce Goodwin's discussion rebuilding my first bug engine and seeking advice in the group VOLKSWAGENS
" Thanks for the advice guys. I am looking to keep this car all stock and as original as possible but I want to make it as reliable as possible as my daughter will probably end up with it when she has a few years experience behind the wheel. The…"
Mar 29, 2012

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My Makeover Submission-the long version

Back in 2000 I was living in Chicago and working as a union construction foreman. I was also working with a local band on weekends and I had recently purchased a new motorcycle, life was going good.At the end of November my job was shutting down for 10 days so the factory could get caught up for the holidays but I was told the new phase of the job was approved so I would have three more years at this site. The job was less than two miles from my house and anyone that works construction can tell… Continue

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At 8:12am on May 13, 2011, John Crescenti said…

Hi Bruce,

I have a 69 that I will be converting after the resto work is complete. I have been collecting information for a couple of years. Just be aware that this can be an expensive conversion and offer limited range with current battery technology. So unless you are committed to electric the 27mpg of a stock VW engine will be the least expensive way to go. Below are a couple of web sites that may interest you. They will also provide links to sampel cars to give you some idea of what's involved. Let me know what you think and good luck with the project.

http://www.electroauto.com/index.html

http://www.e-volks.com/index.html

 

 
 
 

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