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08-05-2005, 02:39 PM
I have posted a few items in the past for Heartland fab on pulleys and other parts as well. Heartland is no longer making any billet parts for the SC. I am planning to now continue with several of the parts and would like to begin with a survey on a few group buys. The survey is at www.trumanlake.com/billet and I would appreciate it if anyone was interested to simply fill in a quantity of any of the 3 parts listed that they might want. This survey is only to verify interest in the parts listed. I will begin making the parts as soon as we have a large enough group to make a minimum buy. In the future they will be on the shelf items available in small quantities.


If you have any questions please let me know at training@trumanlake.com


Mike

Jeff Bratton
08-05-2005, 03:53 PM
Mike,

Welcome back!! I went to each one of the three and placed a "1" in each box and hit "Submit" and up comes "page not found". I tried it a few times but the same... Page not found comes up. Not sure if it's just me or if others are having the same problem, but thought I should let you know.

Good Luck on All this Mike!!

Thank You!
Jeff B.

products
08-06-2005, 08:22 AM
When I posted the survey I put it up before I loaded the redirect page and so it gave a page not found reply.

That should be fixed now. Thanks for the reply as that will help me to know where to start with the parts. I am glad to be back with the group.


Mike

Nettlesd
08-06-2005, 12:17 PM
Welcome back Mike! Drop me an email sometime so that we can catch up.

Do you plan to make the SC Shootout?

racecougar
08-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Well, I voted for the sill plates. But would it be possible to leave the "SC" off of them for my set? They would be going on my 90 XR7.

-Rod

Kurt K
08-06-2005, 03:34 PM
Well, I voted for the sill plates. But would it be possible to leave the "SC" off of them for my set? They would be going on my 90 XR7.

-Rod
Oh sure, trying to be difficult :p :D

racecougar
08-06-2005, 04:54 PM
Oh sure, trying to be difficult :p :D

You know it. :p

-Rod

Thomas A
08-06-2005, 08:34 PM
I also voted for sill plates. I think they will look really sharp!!

Thomas

fastsc92
08-06-2005, 10:25 PM
how about making more P/S pullies? I know the design before had issues, maybe try something different. I got a good and simple design in mind with a press on hub, but the pulley will bolt to that instead. Its something I could model up and have a proto-type made if anyone is interested.

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08-06-2005, 10:27 PM
I can leave the sc off of it and add xr7 or leave it blank. the space provided can say anything.

There will be a variation of what is available soon so any ideas you have are welcome. I hope to have enough information by the middle of August that I can get some idea of what you all will want.


Mike


Well, I voted for the sill plates. But would it be possible to leave the "SC" off of them for my set? They would be going on my 90 XR7.

-Rod

products
08-06-2005, 10:34 PM
I also voted for sill plates. I think they will look really sharp!!

Thomas

Thanks for the comments and one of the issues so far is the length of the sillplate. It appears to not be the same for all SC's and not sure for the Lincoln and Cougar even though they seem similar.


Mike

racecougar
08-06-2005, 10:35 PM
That sounds great, Mike.

-Rod

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08-06-2005, 11:00 PM
how about making more P/S pullies? I know the design before had issues, maybe try something different. I got a good and simple design in mind with a press on hub, but the pulley will bolt to that instead. Its something I could model up and have a proto-type made if anyone is interested.



The pulleys had a minor but noticable impact on useability. Some worked but some did not. To me this means a minor problem even though it was major to those who it did not work for. I really think the problem was in tolerance and not design even though I personally do not like the mounting design. A bolt on or pin design of some sort seems in order to me just for the fact that spinning parts are harder to handle that stationary parts. The real problem to me is the hub mounting design of the previous parts made. The hub tolerance seemed to be inconsistant with pump shaft size. Also Mike says it was a tapered arbor which I can find no data to back up the taper theory. I feel it is a press fit which takes other tolerance values. I do not have any figures on the mis-alignment of pulley ribs and what is too far out of tolerance to accept for a useable situation.

I would like to talk about this further but actually I feel I can still build a full set of custom pulleys for the front of the SC reducing HP requirements and adding to the asthetics of the engine.

Mike

Tazer999
08-08-2005, 10:58 PM
definately interested in the sill plates

seawalkersee
08-10-2005, 06:25 AM
Hey Mike Im glad to hear from you again. If there are any other parts you are going to need that are not SC specific, I have a LX out back of the house that I am pulling parts on now. I also would like to get with you because I still want a quick change set for the blower. Glad to see you found someone to help out on this.

Chris

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08-10-2005, 07:18 AM
Hey Mike Im glad to hear from you again. If there are any other parts you are going to need that are not SC specific, I have a LX out back of the house that I am pulling parts on now. I also would like to get with you because I still want a quick change set for the blower. Glad to see you found someone to help out on this.

Chris

Pretty much all I am doing right now is gearing up for the parts that I had thought we would be making earlier this spring. Now with the ability to hold tolerance on parts they should be consistant and with few problems. I would like to say no problems but almost no problems might be more realistic. At any rate I am working on this every day so we can get back on track. I would like to have a good display of parts including the pulleys in October in Oklahoma.

Good to hear from you again.


Mike

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08-10-2005, 07:26 AM
Hey Mike Im glad to hear from you again. If there are any other parts you are going to need that are not SC specific, I have a LX out back of the house that I am pulling parts on now. I also would like to get with you because I still want a quick change set for the blower. Glad to see you found someone to help out on this.

Chris

As far as the LX I think most of the parts I will make should interchange with the only change being the letters or logos. Once I have the parts I can probably customize them easily for SC's or LX and by laser engraving logos and names the cost will go down and be a higher class of work. I had a request for a console shifter cover and I do not have one of those but I will get the parts I have now finished before I begin any more. I have had a good response to the survey and I will do the same for any new parts I make.

I have worked up few pics and will be adding them to the site today for more opinions.

Mike

seawalkersee
08-10-2005, 10:26 AM
As far as the LX I think most of the parts I will make should interchange with the only change being the letters or logos. Once I have the parts I can probably customize them easily for SC's or LX and by laser engraving logos and names the cost will go down and be a higher class of work. I had a request for a console shifter cover and I do not have one of those but I will get the parts I have now finished before I begin any more. I have had a good response to the survey and I will do the same for any new parts I make.

I have worked up few pics and will be adding them to the site today for more opinions.

Mike
Describe this console cover. I have an 89 console you can use. I dont know what "cover" they want though. Just lemme know and Ill get with you.

Chris

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08-11-2005, 02:17 PM
Describe this console cover. I have an 89 console you can use. I dont know what "cover" they want though. Just lemme know and Ill get with you.

Chris

I actually do not know for sure at this point what was in mind exactly but I asked the person who request it to send me a pic. I have not got the pic yet but I am assuming that there is a bolt on plate of some sort which surrounds the shifter in the center console. I have seen them for mustangs and camaros and I think they would be easy enough to make once I have the pattern. I will get back with you as soon as I find out what it is exactly.


Mike

jc91sc
08-11-2005, 10:59 PM
I hate to change the subject of the thread, but what happened to the tensioner pulleys? Were there a problem with them as well? I went to the site to purchase one of the last "12 or so" sets, and have not seen any sign of them. LMK ASAP PLS. *wonderin how many other acronyms I can some up with*

Thanks.

James E.
AdrenalineTuning@excite.com

products
08-12-2005, 12:22 AM
I hate to change the subject of the thread, but what happened to the tensioner pulleys? Were there a problem with them as well? I went to the site to purchase one of the last "12 or so" sets, and have not seen any sign of them. LMK ASAP PLS. *wonderin how many other acronyms I can some up with*

Thanks.

James E.
AdrenalineTuning@excite.com

Did you place an order for them from the site on trumanlake or from Heartland?

Mike

jc91sc
08-12-2005, 12:31 AM
Did you place an order for them from the site on trumanlake or from Heartland?

Mike

I never got an opportunity to place an order because I didn't see them on the site. Do you have any left? If so, I'll snatch up a set of three ASAP. Thanks.

James E.
AdrenalineTuning@excite.com

89XR7TD
08-19-2005, 09:47 PM
I have posted a few items in the past for Heartland fab on pulleys and other parts as well. Heartland is no longer making any billet parts for the SC. I am planning to now continue with several of the parts and would like to begin with a survey on a few group buys. The survey is at www.trumanlake.com/billet and I would appreciate it if anyone was interested to simply fill in a quantity of any of the 3 parts listed that they might want. This survey is only to verify interest in the parts listed. I will begin making the parts as soon as we have a large enough group to make a minimum buy. In the future they will be on the shelf items available in small quantities.


If you have any questions please let me know at training@trumanlake.com




Mike

How's it going Mike,

Definately interested in the Sill Plates/Gas Cap.. Sweet Looking!!!!!
Let me know when available.. Thanks
Tom :D

products
08-23-2005, 06:42 AM
How's it going Mike,

Definately interested in the Sill Plates/Gas Cap.. Sweet Looking!!!!!
Let me know when available.. Thanks
Tom :D


Thanks for the comments and I thought I would just mention that the examples show mostly SC on them but actually they can say anything. They can have XR7 or anything else as long as space permits.

Mike

Nettlesd
08-23-2005, 04:51 PM
Hey Mike,

I just wanted to let you know, it runs. :) All it needed was a new TPS sensor. Things are looking good for OKC.

seawalkersee
08-23-2005, 10:16 PM
NO FRIGGIN WAY!!!!!!!!!!!...I should kick my OWN @$$ for not checking that...In fact, didnt we check that?

Chris

Nettlesd
08-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Chris,

You did but it was keeping the injectors from firing. The voltage was probably pegged so it kept the injectors from firing when trying to start the car.


Hey, it's all good, now. :D

products
09-02-2005, 08:13 AM
Hey Mike,

I just wanted to let you know, it runs. :) All it needed was a new TPS sensor. Things are looking good for OKC.


All good things come in time. Glad to hear that now maybe we can get some good pics.

Mike

products
09-04-2005, 09:40 AM
I am needing to establish specs on the sillplates. It seems there are different sizes on different years. I have a survey to collect info at the following address:

http://www.trumanlake.com/billet


If you have responded to the survey or would like to provide this information I would appreciate your help.

Mike

Kurt K
09-05-2005, 10:14 PM
I am needing to establish specs on the sillplates. It seems there are different sizes on different years. I have a survey to collect info at the following address:

http://www.trumanlake.com/billet


If you have responded to the survey or would like to provide this information I would appreciate your help.

Mike
I added 2 cars yesterday.

The 2 lengths were 40 1/4 and 41 7/16, for my 92 and 95 SC's respectively. (well I might have the years switched right now, but I did have them correct when I filled out the surveys)

products
09-06-2005, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the reply. I am not sure why Ford used different length sillplates. I am probably going to offer one size for now and I am guessing that most would not notice the difference. The thing is I want to offer the longest and not the shortest length.





I added 2 cars yesterday.

The 2 lengths were 40 1/4 and 41 7/16, for my 92 and 95 SC's respectively. (well I might have the years switched right now, but I did have them correct when I filled out the surveys)

products
09-16-2005, 12:11 PM
Just to give an update on the billet products listed on a survey to assess interest. There has been more than enough interest to build the sill plates even though there might not be enough for additional runs. The gas door is in the same boat but has more promise for additional runs. The license plate had little interest but we sell them in another area so we will probably always have them available in the future. I have listed a radiator cap cover at www.trumanlake.com/billet which is in the works.

All of these products are at the shop in the setup stage. While I wanted them quicker this is how it ended up. I will have more information listed on the above mentioned site if anyone wants to take a look. Thank you for your patients.

Mike

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Nettlesd
09-17-2005, 11:17 AM
Mike,

Will you have any sample or production pieces available at the Shootout? I'm hoping you will be there, but in a pinch, Chris and I could take what you have and showcase that to the guys. Much the same way we did WFC and letting the guys see and feel the products.

Heck, now that I think about it, I bet you could ride up with us.

seawalkersee
09-17-2005, 11:30 AM
I have NO problems with that...there will be plenty of room in your car on the trailer :D :D :D

Chris

products
09-23-2005, 11:07 AM
Mike,

Will you have any sample or production pieces available at the Shootout? I'm hoping you will be there, but in a pinch, Chris and I could take what you have and showcase that to the guys. Much the same way we did WFC and letting the guys see and feel the products.

Heck, now that I think about it, I bet you could ride up with us.




Doesn't look like I will be at the shootout.
Why? No parts back from shop.
Why? I wish I knew...


Mike

92tbird04
10-31-2005, 04:21 PM
just wondering how the billet products are going. Do you know when they will be available to buy?
Thanks,
Sean

seawalkersee
10-31-2005, 07:49 PM
I saw Mike on Saturday. He has had a hard time finding a machine shop that will stand behind their work and give him a SOLID answer on what a trial run will be. I am in the process of trying to cut the rear section off of a quarter panel for him so he can do some more work on his gas doors. I know he is always in need of quality condition used parts like the q-panel. He had had 3 meetings with different places (some places more then one meeting) and has ended up with a shop down by Springfield that will cast parts as well as cut them. He is also currrently making arangements with the boys and girls clubs to have them sell license plate frames for different sanctions like the Negro league baseball club. I KNOW he is trying to get this thing done but if he can not get the support of a shop he does not want to commit to something like say 150 sets of the sill plates for what ever the cost, and then have them jack the cost up on him so he can not make a profit and stay in the business.

Chris

92tbird04
10-31-2005, 09:12 PM
Chris thanks for the update, and best of luck to you Mike.