998 Motor and Auto Trans for Pup

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  1. Minidave

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    So a couple more projects have arrived - this one is another 998 Automatic destined to be installed in a Mini Pickup. This one will also get a full overhaul, and may also get an EFI system if I can get it all to fit and work with the automatic. This motor is all dusty and crusty, it's been sitting for over 10 years in a barn on a dirt floor......

    This is mostly a placeholder thread as I won't start on this one till the spring after my knee gets replaced.

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  2. 00Mini

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    Actually looks pretty decent as I’ve seen things not fare as well in a shorter time in barns on dirt floors.
     
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    Musta been a fairly dry barn, huh?

    The owner and I talked today and he wants to go whole hog on this one, make as much HP as it will and still be reliable, so that's what we'll do!
     
  4. Crashton

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    I'm sure that little A Series lump can make reliable power. What I wonder about is that automatic transmission sitting under it.
     
  5. DneprDave

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    As I recall the early automatic transmissions for the A series engines were problematic, but there were rebuild kits that fixed many of the faults. It has been many years since I worked on A series engines, but I seem to remember that if the auto transmission was painted the engine color it wasn't updated and if it was aluminum color it was.
     
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    I know a guy in California who rebuilds these automagics using the latest and greatest upgraded parts, I'll ship it off to him and let him have at it. While I'm completely capable of doing the work, it requires some special tools that I do not have and he does.....sometimes it's easier to just let "the guy" do it, just like they let me build their motors and manual transmichigans.
     
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