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Old September 6th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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supercharged 4.0 litre motor

A little background:
I bought Art Vigil's 1995 RRC with a supercharged 3.9 litre motor. The motor had done 125,000 miles with the supercharger until I bought it and with a combination of a lead foot, 9,000 foot pass and a dodgy radiator I managed to hole number 8 piston.
I drove the RRC to Rob Dassler's (250 miles and 6 gallons of oil) shop in Albuquerque. I bought a newly long block rebuilt Disco 4.0 motor from Rob and Empire Engine Builders. He installed a Crower 258 cam recommended by DnD Fabrication. That was about 3,700 miles ago.
Anyway, I had an electrical fire and burned/melted the underdash and engine wiring. My insurance company totalled the vehicle and I kept salvage.
The engine was unaffected.
Now I'm going to sell it.
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4.0 cross-bolted Discovery motor with about 3,700 highway miles and maybe 80 miles offroad.
Crower low-mid range cam
ceramic coated exhaust manifolds (sending back to Performance Coatings for a re-coat as there has been some flaking)
excellent working, PS pump, A/C compressor, Alternator
Eaton 62 supercharger re-built about 4 years and 5,000 miles ago by Magnuson Products
Multiple extra supercharger pulleys of varying diameters. You vary the boost and power gain by switching pulleys.
MSD Boost Timing Master that is programmable to retard the spark as the boost increases.
More power than a 4.6 litre motor and 4.0 gas mileage (if you keep the boost down)
$4,000
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Anyway, I had an electrical fire and burned/melted the underdash and engine wiring. My insurance company totalled the vehicle and I kept salvage.
Nooooooooooooooooo I loved both his RRC's!!!!!
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Yes. Depressing. I had spent months of labor and too much money on gears, lockers, suspension, etc. as it was going to be my last RRC - in my favorite color.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:56 AM
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were you still using the 14CUX?
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:17 AM
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I've used the 14cux the entire time I've owned the vehicle except for two short periods. The first time, I had to return the MegaSquirt to the UK after 2 runs because it had a malfunctioning component. This was discovered by Shaun at V8Developments when he viewed my emailed data logs
I re-installed it again 2 months after receiving it back - about 2 days before the fire.
Motor runs fine with the 14cux. The MegaSquirt makes a difference you can feel and that is before tuning the ecu.
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Are you parting out the rest of the truck.. Looking for a set of lockers..
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Sorry....
The TruTracs with 4:11 GBR gears went fast
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