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Offline Smitty

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82 SX/4 Engine
« on: September 16, 2005, 11:07:45 AM »
The SX/4 is steadily consuming vast amounts of U.S. currency.  The first thing I did to the car after it came home was to change the valve cover and this is a shot while the work was in progress.




This is what it looks like now  ???



I hope to have it all back together soon (I said that about 3 weeks ago too) and will provide an update once it is done.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 11:46:13 AM »
Hey Smitty!  Somebody took your engine!  What a great opportunity to take care of other issues from the windshield forward.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 03:18:57 PM »
Its all so a good time to clean and check the condition of the wire harness.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006, 02:46:04 PM »
I don't see any vacuum hoses coming off your idle selonoid!!  Is yours electric only, or am I just blind?

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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 03:03:29 PM »
Smitty took my engine. just joking is that 4 cylinder or streight 6 cylinder
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 07:27:11 PM »
The idle solenoid is unhooked in that pic cause the carter was on there just to move it around.  It is now running the motorcraft carb.  BTW it is a 258 under all that crap.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 10:16:03 PM »
Nice work.  Can't wait to see it when it is finished.  By the way that reminds me I am not sure whether I posted pictures of the finished product when I rebuilt my engine.  I will have to check on that. 

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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 03:29:52 AM »
where you get that cool carb with the wires going into it, i have a 82 and have the wires but the carb aint got no wire hole in it to plug that plug into..
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 10:16:00 AM »
where you get that cool carb with the wires going into it, i have a 82 and have the wires but the carb aint got no wire hole in it to plug that plug into..
Sounds like you are talking about the feedback carb.   And, it sounds like you have the non feedback version which many here would say you have a good thing.  And, if you have a non feedback version then more than likely you have had the computer bypassed and many here will add, leave well enough alone as you are envied by many.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 12:23:04 AM »
i was thinking if im gonna get it to pass emissions i might need to get one of them, and what ever else i need, is the computer inside the cockpit and does a big green plug go into it, with i think 8 or 10 large silver pins on it? because i have one big plug with nothing attached to it up by behind the stereo area.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 06:18:14 AM »
The computer is hidden behind the passenger side kick panel.  Typically, the bypass is done under the hood.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 02:55:11 PM »
maybe i still have that in there then! i will have to check. still wondering what that big green plug is for tho.
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 07:11:47 AM »
Do you have a picture of the big green plug?
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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 07:47:46 AM »
Do you have a picture of the big green plug?

funnyyou should ask that, i have a bad picture of it, let me know if you need a better one then this one.



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Re: 82 SX/4 Engine
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 07:39:37 PM »
I have no idea.
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