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Old 09-16-2019, 07:16 AM   #331
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Musta been fun. Wondering if i took longer backing it up there or pulling teh block once the car was in the garage.
I wanted to unhitch the trailer and put the truck in the garage to avoid a repeat of the hickory nut damage that happened last year, so I backed it up there right after getting back from Lincoln last Saturday. With Marisa directing, I actually got it up there in one shot

I really need to cut down that huge hickory tree and cut back the railroad ties... with those gone it would be really easy to get up and down that driveway. Unfortunately that tree is going to be big money to remove.

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Haha. Just one. Though at $300 apiece it's tempting to buy more than one even though I don't need them.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:44 AM   #332
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I wanted to unhitch the trailer and put the truck in the garage to avoid a repeat of the hickory nut damage that happened last year, so I backed it up there right after getting back from Lincoln last Saturday. With Marisa directing, I actually got it up there in one shot

I really need to cut down that huge hickory tree and cut back the railroad ties... with those gone it would be really easy to get up and down that driveway. Unfortunately that tree is going to be big money to remove.


It was used very rarely, but my F550 had a 2" receiver in the front Ranchhand bumper and brushguard.

Your driveway is a place where a front hitch could come in handy.



Or, just don't bring home dead cars (saying this with a smile, don't get mad at me)
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:57 AM   #333
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Or anchor a winch at the top of the hill.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:44 PM   #334
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Or anchor a winch at the top of the hill.
Probably not a bad idea.

So I called the local salvage yard (Condon's, up in Westminster). The guy who answered the phone was curious what I was doing with a 2.5L Fusion engine and a 2006+ Miata automatic transmission, so I gave him the 30 second spiel about the car and he knocked $50 off of the engine and $40 off of the transmission and waived the core charges. I thought that was pretty cool.

So... why the automatic transmission?
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:31 PM   #335
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So... why the automatic transmission?
Having your left leg amputated?

(I thought I'd take a wild stab in the dark)
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:32 PM   #336
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Bell housing cut, or are you going two pedal?

Edit: seems like you could do fun things with a torque converter on a car that never sees street time, or gets run for more than a minute or so at a time.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:07 PM   #337
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going to make your own SMG type thing?

With as much torque as that thing makes, could you do some kind of crazy CVT like transmission doesn't require you to shift on the course?
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:11 PM   #338
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Probably not a bad idea.

So I called the local salvage yard (Condon's, up in Westminster). The guy who answered the phone was curious what I was doing with a 2.5L Fusion engine and a 2006+ Miata automatic transmission, so I gave him the 30 second spiel about the car and he knocked $50 off of the engine and $40 off of the transmission and waived the core charges. I thought that was pretty cool.

So... why the automatic transmission?
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Bell housing cut, or are you going two pedal?

Edit: seems like you could do fun things with a torque converter on a car that never sees street time, or gets run for more than a minute or so at a time.
That's awesome!

Jericos don't come with bell housings?
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That's awesome!

Jericos don't come with bell housings?
Good point. The 2 speed would be perfect.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:49 PM   #340
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That's awesome!

Jericos don't come with bell housings?
Jerico makes transmissions (manuals). Bellhousings are engine specific.

Fortunately, Mazda made the automatic NC and it has a bolt-on bellhousing.
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