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Postby Bob w/ a trooper » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:31 am

Madcat,

Thanks for the pics of the injectors. They are a really close match, and solving the fuel delivery issue is such a huge step to getting this all working out in practice rather than just theory.

I really like your mock up pics for the intercooler and scoop. As long as you think the intercooler will be big enough and get enough flow, I'd say go with what you've got. The offset scoop is going to look awesome, too. That will certainly turn some heads.

Also, thanks for the pics about modifying the common chamber. If I decide to go that route eventually I'm glad to know what I'll have to do to mod it.

Any updates on anything else lately? It was starting to look like you were at the point of bolting some stuff up and getting it rolling.
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Postby IsuzuGeek » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:45 pm

Yeah shooter, as much as I want the scoop for looks, I think it would be really cool if it was functional and rammed air into the top of motor as well. I don't think the fab would be too hard...

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Postby Madcat88/89 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:47 pm

Bob w/ a trooper wrote:Madcat,

Any updates on anything else lately? It was starting to look like you were at the point of bolting some stuff up and getting it rolling.



I was about to put it back together, then decided to test my injectors. They were clicking but weren't flowing :roll: So I've been getting them ready.

About to pull the lower int mani to get better access to the AC comp and oil filter adapter. Oil coolers going in this weekend or so.


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Postby Madcat88/89 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:46 pm

Got the lower mani pulled.

Couple more odds and ends to wrap up before I bolt it back on.

Spot I chose for my temp gauges sendor:

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Also eliminated the TB coolant lines. The ports are pressed into the lower manis water passage.

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Tapped the holes and plugged them up

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Decided to ditch the AC system altogether. It never worked properly in the 1st place anyway.

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Gave me better access to the oil filter bracket too.

Oil Cooler

Trooper bracket on left:

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The pressure relief valve nut is too big on the Impulse bracket and hits the mount bracket. So I swapped over the smaller Trooper nut and spring. Still a tight fit, I'll add a pic tomorrow.

Also of note is the bolts are different between the 2.

Impulse bolts on left:

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Postby Madcat88/89 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:49 pm

Not much room to spare:

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And cooler is done.

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Postby Bob w/ a trooper » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:43 pm

*nudge*

Hey, where you been?

I need you to keep up with this so I know what to do when I start my turbo build.

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Postby Madcat88/89 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:22 pm

Hey Bob haven't had much time to do anything to the Trooper.

I have been collecting parts and stuff though. I'll try to get something done next weekend.


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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:50 pm

I'M BAACK!!! and under my original screename noless *scratches head* whatever LOL

Got some stuff done to the Trooper lately.

2nd gen brake upgrade and manual hub swap:

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Finished installing the 93 Rodeo big TB and MAF:

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Finished wiring and installing the AutoMeter gauges:

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Removed all the carpeting for a layer of rhino lining:

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When I dropped the tank to mount the fual guge sending unit I noticed I need a new fuel pump and carrier :x

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby thebigbread » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:51 pm

nice to see another louisiana trooper!

ive always wanted to do the TB/MAF swap, just didnt know how feasible it was..
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:46 am

Heya Bread nice to see another LA member as well.

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby ImpulseRocket89 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:08 pm

That carrier doesn't look much worse than the one that came out of your Impulse. Why do you need a new one? Is there something broken that I am not seeing?

Also, I still have that manifold and turbo from my stock motor if you want it. I know you asked about it months ago, but its been difficult for me. It still has your name on it if you are interested in it.

Word of advice when Rhino Lining that floor. Pull every through bolt you can and plug the holes with corks or something else you can easily get out of there. I helped a friend do the same thing to his Bronco a couple of years ago, and we had to drill a few holes back out, which is a PITA and rather annoying.
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:31 am

The carrier isn't the issue, its the leads that go to the pump have corroded enough to come off.


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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:09 pm

Scored a carrier and pump from a 92 Trooper at the Pull A Part.

currently chasing down the nest of vacuum lines lol.

It runs but idles high.


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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:36 pm

Gauges at night... sorry for the crappy pic, camera doesn't like nightime.

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Upgraded my radio and added a 12" sub.

Waiting for my taxes to get some decent tires on my Snowflakes.


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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Rim refinish update

How they started
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Stripped and sanded the coating
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby hessmess » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:06 pm

It will be interesting to see how the painted snowflakes look with the new tires. Did you try to match the Trooper paint or go with a contrast? I have a set of snowflakes that I plan on refinishing myself but have not decided if I want the new look or painted.
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:33 pm

I'm planning on painting the Trooper dark grey with rhino lining along the bottom following the wheel arches.

Tires will be installed once I get my taxes.

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:15 pm

New tires mounted on refinished Snowflakes

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby AlexXx » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:39 pm

What's up!? Ha did not know you were a member here. Good to know then!
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:43 pm

Took a trip to the Pull a Part today. Snagged a 12 bolt LSD out a 93 Trooper

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby hessmess » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:04 pm

I put one in my Trooper last fall and used the heck out of it during October's deer hunt. It worked extremely well! I used dino oil instead of the synthetic stuff, I have been told the synthetic is just to slick for the clutches, squatch told me that. I changed the traction characteristics a bit in snow and ice but I adapted and would not have it any other way now.
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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Hhmm good to know


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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby Madcat » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:43 am

Had some fun in the mud today after a fresh rain.

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Re: Madcat88/89s Trooper

Postby wesharris » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:16 am

thats a sweet ride how did you run your tubes and wires for your autometer gauges
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