Got tired of of tracking down 112.5" belts and waiting for shipping as they're never in stock, got tired of fighting belt slip and the last straw was of course the "custom" crank pulley that no one wanted to build (for less than $600)
1999 Windstar Engine being built up on the stand - 3,028 miles ~6/2006
Just picked up a jackshaft, the tensioners, crank pulley and waterpump pulley from a supercoupe (already have the alt and ac
Its time to find a way to mount the jackshaft,crank and accessories from the supercoupe. This will give me access to sc aftermarket parts to over/underdrive by any ratio I want.... without hunting for a custom made [xxxxx] again.
More of a status update than anything but there is a question here though...
The supercoupe waterpump I picked up doesn't quite line up on the windstar timing cover, it does however bolt right up to the 95 Taurus timing cover.
It would have been nice to use everything from the new engine but is it really so bad to reuse the taurus timing cover? Besides the oil pump there really isn't anything that "wears out" after 100,000 miles is there?
Also, with the jackshaft in place there doesn't appear to be room for the distributor so for now I stabbed the cam sensor back in, obviously i'll have to make a bracket for the tensioner. No such thing as a slim/low profile dist for the 3.8 is there??