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Actually, I just installed the RPM belt and the tensioner looks like its about 30%. Might work. We’ll see, i read this belt stuff can become pretty interesting but nbd
 

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anyone ever threw a starter on an engine that’s on a stand? i kinda wanna make sure it builds pressure before i drop it in…. prime it through the test port and then connect the starter to power to see if it builds pressure without the spark plugs in. does that idea sound sound
 

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I have a stand that I built specifically to run Honda J series engines on. Uses a VW bell housing and adapter plate. It's low to the ground though. Not sure I'd want to do it on a regular engine stand.
 

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ya I went for the in pipe probe, it was 45 bucks but I mean at this point, right... ya it just seems the band type sensor is a little too problematic tbh

so are you using the autocool right not, Mitch? Which setting is the knob on out of curiousity (obviously it will be different for everyone's config)?

You using the big FSR rad etc? whats your cooling setup like
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Discussion Starter · #229 · (Edited)
So my setup has the 10% OD and as of right now 3.3” pulley, with 10mm spacer (pictured) to try to fight off heat soak a bit-

the stock K061098 belt and 8 rib rpm belt (previously mentioned) are definitely too short.
Just posting these numbers because they’re not posted on Gates’ website/length lists and available through rockauto/oreilly since evidently napa stopped carrying these non standard sizes.

i’m getting the tensioner percentage use (zero being no tension applied, 100 being fully exercised) from some mustang forums where guys were/are running green and rpm belts and tryin to figure all that out, fwiw


RPM (30% tensioner, not stretchy)

K081092RPM
K081102RPM
K081110RPM
K081145RPM

HD Green (70% tensioner, stretchy)

K081092HD
K081099HD
K081102HD
K081124HD
K081131HD
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Discussion Starter · #230 ·
Extra 10 mm of height helps out for the rear steam stuff, so that’s a little silver lining there.

and fwiw the stock maggie manifold bolts are
M6 x 1.0 x 65mm Reduced Head bolts

need m6 x 1.0 x 75mm RH, found a joint, should be here soon

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I can confirm that running tensioner at 70% with RPM belt isn't good as I snapped one on my 2300. Then I read the directions and some Mustang sites and backed off to about 50% and haven't had any issues.
Also found that RPM belts coupled with Griptec are a good combination and seemed to carry load better than the green belts.
 

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Looks like the catch can from PCM will work here, Trick Flow has the bolt holes arranged slightly differently so a little choppy chop but that should be ok

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Also emptied about 3 gal of 6 month old fuel from the tank, that’s easy to do by hookin the battery up, connecting engine grounds with vice grips, watch the starter cable and give pin 13 of ECM C1 12v and that will trigger the FP relay fwiw, just posting that for whoever
 
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