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10-15-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By RB83L69

Is your chin spoiler GM, or aftermarket? If...

Is your chin spoiler GM, or aftermarket?

If it's GM, I'll take it.
06-26-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By RB83L69

Moog CC635 springs Change them yourself,...

Moog CC635 springs

Change them yourself, takes longer to jack the car up than the actual spring change takes. Gotta be the single easiest suspension mod there is.

All you do, is jack up the car...
06-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By RB83L69

I think you'd do better to work on getting...

I think you'd do better to work on getting traction, rather than downgrading your car. Better tires; followed by LCA lowering brackets.

There is no "better HP" from the grocery-cart gear.

A TPI...
06-26-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By RB83L69

Valves themselves don't tap. What usually...

Valves themselves don't tap.

What usually taps, is poorly adjusted rocker arms.

It will cost you a set of valve cover gaskets to adjust them.

As far as paying somebody else to do it, I...
06-26-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By RB83L69

That is a Link-Belt style chain; yerabsic stock...

That is a Link-Belt style chain; yerabsic stock type. It's much much better than the cheap roller, aka "truck chain", bushing roller", etc.

Here's an actual roller one. Note the price....
06-26-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By RB83L69

Yes, that will work; as long as the wires will...

Yes, that will work; as long as the wires will reach. The 2 holes are functionally equivalent. Each of them is actually part of the block's internal passage drilling, and merely covers the end where...
Forum: Brakes
06-26-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By RB83L69

No the backing plates off a 10-bolt will not...

No the backing plates off a 10-bolt will not work.

No the PBR calipers will not work on your existing backing plates.

The only thing you can do, is to try to find a pair of 9-bolt PBR backing...
06-26-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By RB83L69

It should have come with a 9-bolt posi with 3.45...

It should have come with a 9-bolt posi with 3.45 gears. Pull the cover and make sure BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING.

Putting 3.73s in that would be one helluvalot of maze, and very little cheese at the...
06-26-2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By RB83L69

Hole 21 is not for oil pressure; it's for the...

Hole 21 is not for oil pressure; it's for the clutch ball stud, in vehicles with clutch linkage.

The hole you have marked with orange is where the OPSU should go. I can't imagine how your sending...
Forum: Carburetors
06-24-2005, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By RB83L69

081s came on 87-up carbed and TPI cars. ...

081s came on 87-up carbed and TPI cars.

Anything TBI, you don't want. They'll be swirlies. Guaranteed losers.
06-24-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By RB83L69

I prefer to do so. The stud kit is real cheap,...

I prefer to do so. The stud kit is real cheap, like $20 or so, and easy to install, so it makes for a cheap upgrade and extra insurance. With this weenie little rear, anything you can do, is probably...
06-24-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By RB83L69

http://www.atiperformanceproducts.com/products/dam...

http://www.atiperformanceproducts.com/products/dampers/index.htm

Read all the tech articles (links at bottom left)
06-24-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,544
Posted By RB83L69

Right; same pump, different relief spring. ...

Right; same pump, different relief spring.

You can build the same thing yourself for about half the price, by buying a regular M55, and adding the Mr Gasket spring, part # 26.
06-23-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By RB83L69

You're right, now you're getting somewhere. ...

You're right, now you're getting somewhere.

The 74 heads are trash.

That's why the motor is weak.

You have a cam designed for 11:1 or higher compression, and a motor with about 7.8:1...
Forum: Engine Swap
06-23-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By RB83L69

Well, we'll overlook the slip of the keyboard...

Well, we'll overlook the slip of the keyboard then....

I suspect you should be able to turn that intake into a substantial fraction of a HSR's price; people REALLY want to put TPI on top of Vortec...
06-23-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RB83L69

Yeah, the Ministry of Love does strange things to...

Yeah, the Ministry of Love does strange things to one's mind. Now, if I only had a mind....

I always go straight to the truth. I'm rather blunt at times. Sometimes the truth hurts.
Forum: Carburetors
06-23-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By RB83L69

The 434s were the old 305 2-barrel head from the...

The 434s were the old 305 2-barrel head from the late 70s. My 78 El Camino 305 2-barrel (120 HP or some such..... very very weak) has those.

The advice about swirlies is good; you definitely don't...
06-23-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By RB83L69

Block and heads don't matter. The thing that...

Block and heads don't matter.

The thing that changed, was the intake. The early motors used a stud instead of a bolt at the pass side of the water outlet, and the bracket went there. The later...
Forum: Engine Swap
06-23-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By RB83L69

Looks an awful lot like the SDPC Vortec intake...

Looks an awful lot like the SDPC Vortec intake too; not a ZZ4 one.
06-23-2005, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RB83L69

Well, even Eagle and Scat get their entry-level...

Well, even Eagle and Scat get their entry-level product forgings from overseas; but at least they have a bit more control over their supply line than the absolute lowest-bidder would.

So if you're...
06-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RB83L69

My advice obviously is, stay away from cheeeeep...

My advice obviously is, stay away from cheeeeep foreign junk; no matter how attractive the price. A cheeeeeep chinesium crank is a cheeeeeeep chinesium crank, no matter whether it comes off ebay,...
06-23-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By RB83L69

No, not really. The only thing is that the...

No, not really. The only thing is that the material won't stand up to heat real well, so they tend not to last real long. The Fel Pro exhaust ones are not "positive" like the intakes, they are merely...
06-23-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By RB83L69

You left out one important word: insert between...

You left out one important word: insert between "later" and "heads", the word "iron".

The aluminum heads have the early-model bolt pattern; only the iron heads have the different one.
06-23-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RB83L69

Well, when the next freighter from China docks...

Well, when the next freighter from China docks with some of those cheeeeepies on it, then maybe that guy will have some more to sell.

That's just how third-world international trade works. As we...
06-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RB83L69

Stock it was between 9.3 and 9.4:1, depending on...

Stock it was between 9.3 and 9.4:1, depending on production tolerances.

Either the PO was lying, or he put dished (cheeeeep) pistons in it when he rebuilt it, and hoped his buyer didn't know the...
06-23-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By RB83L69

No. The "Duntov" aka "DZ 302" cam was a...

No.

The "Duntov" aka "DZ 302" cam was a flat-tappet; 324/324 advertised, 254/254@ .050", .485"/.485" lift, IIRC. It adjusted to .030"/.030" lash. It's been about 25 years since I last had one,...
06-23-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RB83L69

Take it to the dyno. The dyno measures HP....

Take it to the dyno. The dyno measures HP. Anything you read here is a guess. Nothing more.

Want to know how fast it is, take it to the track. The track measures speed. See above.

Those cars...
06-23-2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RB83L69

Kind of reminds me of Nigeria; people over there...

Kind of reminds me of Nigeria; people over there are used to the notion that when a freighter docks and a container unloads and it has Nike shoes in it, then you can buy Nikes. When they run out, you...
06-23-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RB83L69

About the same as stock, maybe a little less,...

About the same as stock, maybe a little less, with the horrible mismatch cam in it.
06-23-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By RB83L69

It didn't exist. The mushroom cams came out...

It didn't exist.

The mushroom cams came out in the late 70s IIRC, as strictly race-only parts. They were NEVER put into production engines of any kind.

355, basically, you don't have enough...
06-23-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,307
Posted By RB83L69

THey hold somewhere around 11 quarts, starting...

THey hold somewhere around 11 quarts, starting out dry.

If you're using a used converter, it'll probably take about 9 to fill it.

Put about 5 quarts in it before you start it; add 2 more as...
Forum: Carburetors
06-23-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By RB83L69

Either of those heads will work fine. In point of...

Either of those heads will work fine. In point of fact, both of those castings were used on LG4s and L69s, as well as TPI. Not that the induction system has anything to do with whether the heads are...
06-23-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By RB83L69

Hook it up from the big post on the alt, to the...

Hook it up from the big post on the alt, to the terminal where the battery cable goes on the starter. Use about #8 wire. Don't splice anything, just put it on that same terminal with a ring connector.
06-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By RB83L69

I didn't say anything about having a choke; only...

I didn't say anything about having a choke; only a "Choke" light.

Does it work? What lights come on on your dash when you turn the key on with the engine not running.
06-21-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By RB83L69

No. They are not even "genuine faux" Vortec...

No.

They are not even "genuine faux" Vortec heads.

They are 87-95 swirl-port low-perf TBI truck heads.
06-21-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By RB83L69

What's the rest of the combo?

What's the rest of the combo?
06-21-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By RB83L69

The ball doesn't "run" the power brakes. All...

The ball doesn't "run" the power brakes.

All it does, is accumulate enough vacuum to work the A/C and heater doors in the interior, and the cruise control, while engine vacuum is low (like when...
06-21-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By RB83L69

Rod bolts is THE weak link After that, the...

Rod bolts is THE weak link

After that, the crank
06-21-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RB83L69

You don't need the driver's side harness; that's...

You don't need the driver's side harness; that's the one for the gauges and such.

You DO need the pass side one. THat one is actually part of the engine, as the car is assembled (go tour an...
06-21-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By RB83L69

Does your dash have a "Choke" light? If so,...

Does your dash have a "Choke" light?

If so, does it come on when you turn the key to "On" with the engine not running?

If it doesn't, put a new bulb in that spot, and see if that helps.
...
06-21-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By RB83L69

As always, I'm guessing the smog pump has been...

As always, I'm guessing the smog pump has been hacked off your car?

Put a short bolt in the upper of the 2 bolt holes for its bracket, with a drop of silicone on its threads, on the pass side...
06-20-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By RB83L69

Just put a bolt in that upper hole with a little...

Just put a bolt in that upper hole with a little silicone on the threads and see what happens. Cheap, quick, easy, doesn't weigh much.
06-20-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By RB83L69

What he said.... Worst thing is, the reason...

What he said....

Worst thing is, the reason it leaks, is probably because the axle is wasted.

If the place where it runs in the bearing is anything but smooth and flat, like practically...
06-20-2005, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By RB83L69

Let me guess... The smog pump has been...

Let me guess...

The smog pump has been hacked off, right?
Forum: TPI
06-19-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By RB83L69

Get the picture? The motor's inches aren't...

Get the picture?

The motor's inches aren't the HP limit; TPI is.

TPI is a flow restriction. Horsepower = flow. Basically, TPI makes whatever HP it makes, and that's that; because that's all it...
06-19-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By RB83L69

Sounds to me like basically a bunch of drivel. ...

Sounds to me like basically a bunch of drivel.

As said, 69 Z28s didn't come with 350s; they came with 302s. However the "base model" SS did come with a 350; it was as I described.

You don't...
06-19-2005, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,418
Posted By RB83L69

A 69 Camaro with a 350 would have been the...

A 69 Camaro with a 350 would have been the standard 4-barrel model, possibly with double-hump heads.

929 cam, 186 heads.

That cam is dung, if that's what it is (stock 69 Camaro 350 cam). It's...
06-19-2005, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By RB83L69

And idler arm, center link, sway bar bushings,...

And idler arm, center link, sway bar bushings, perhaps a rag joint for the steering column, maybe strut bearings, wheel bearings. Add a "wonder bar".
06-19-2005, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By RB83L69

No. Rebuild kits don't have gears in them....

No.

Rebuild kits don't have gears in them. They contain the parts that wear out, and that have to be replaced during a rebuild; such as bearings, selective fit snap rings, O-rings, etc.

But,...
06-18-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By RB83L69

It's just yet one more packaging of the old...

It's just yet one more packaging of the old 292/234/.488" cam that's been around since the 60s. Paying the extra cover charge for getting it in the Edelbrock box doesn't make it special.

It's an...
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