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Forum: Brakes
Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: What kind of Brake Caliper is This?

Twin:

If you want to say r°cer, use the upside-down exclamation point. Key code is alt-0161 using the num pad with num lock ON.

You KNOW you want to, it's … the RIGHT word for this. :D
Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Putting a 1991 T5 into a 1989 TH700R - speedo cable

Correct: the 700 and T-5 use different stuff.

Somehow it seemed as though he was going from one T-5 to another. Kinda like when I put a 91 or 92 T-5 into my 83. But maybe not.

Regardless, all...
Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Alignment experts - advice sought

Right: the CAMBER adjustment is the slots in the strut mount; CASTER adjustment is slots in the strut tower itself. Makes an "x-y" sort of pattern.

There's enough slot length to move the caster...
Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Transmission input spline count.

Yup; 26 splines on all the V8 T-5s in these cars.
Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Putting a 1991 T5 into a 1989 TH700R - speedo cable

Yes it is straight-up plug & play.

At most, you might have to move the drive gear over from your existing trans to the new one. Look at them... if they're the same color, you don't even have to do...
06-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Possible to remove PS Pulley with pump in car?

No problem.

Go to the parts store and "rent" a PS pulley puller/installer set.
06-17-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Alignment experts - advice sought

Toe-in should be around 0.05 INCHES on each side, not DEGREES. Major difference. 2 ◊ .05" = .100"; 3/32" total = .09375". Pretty much the same thing.

That chart Skinny posted is very similar to...
Forum: Brakes
06-16-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Brake hose question

About 99% of what's on the market is Sunsong. I bet you take a AC Delco outta the bag, it's Sunsong.

Moral of the story: if the part is the same from multiple sources, pay more attention to price...
Forum: Electronics
06-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Wrong speed reading on digital Dash?

Describe in what way it's wrong.
06-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,140
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Will a 305 starter fit a 350 starter?

Yes. That is true, for SOME blocks. I have a similar one myself. For some years, happily mounted on the 400 block in the photo you may have seen by now, in fact.

But that works IF AND ONLY IF the...
06-13-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Starter for '69 350 to match up with '86 T5

350 blocks starting in about 78 or so, when the smaller flywheel was introduced, often have the correct hole. By around 82 or 83 they all had it.

I will NEVER build a motor out of a 70s block...
06-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Loud clunking in rear end

Sounds like the torque arm bushing.

Get up under the car and look closely at everything. It's probably somewhat obvious.
06-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: 3.31 Gears for Track Use

I think EVERYTHING in a T-5 is a weak point. ;) Although as I understand it, in racing situations where 5th is used such as road courses, it's an issue. Somebody used to offer an upgraded rear...
06-13-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Converting from Turbo 350 to 700r4 tranny

Your car lacks one of the holes for the 700 crossmember (farther back); needs to be added, but needs to be more than just drilling and tapping the sheet metal, the factory used "cage" nuts but other...
06-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Shimming starter with T5

Put it on and try it. It's usually really obvious if it needs shims. If it sounds quiet and spins fast, and disengages properly when you let go of the key, it's fine. If you then think you want to...
06-11-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Starter for '69 350 to match up with '86 T5

Funny how every 010 block somebody comes up with is from a "69 Corvette". That must have been that year they made about a million of em and they had that real bad body rust problem, and everybody...
06-11-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Recommended sealant for water pump & bolts?

NOT Indian Head. Whatever else, NOT that.

Teflon paste is the perfect right stuff for bolts. Permatex 200 (brown gooey gunk), or Ultra RTV, or Right Stuff, is good for the gaskets.

Those parts...
06-11-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: 3.31 Gears for Track Use

In the 7.5" 10-bolt, there are 2 carrier "series"; 3.08 and lower, and 3.23 and higher. It's not like the post above.

You probably have 3.08 now, if your gears are original.

There are no 3.31...
06-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Resolved: Window Crisis

Yup, that's just a band-aid, it's not going to last long.

OE was a rivet but it was steel. Somebody has had it apart.

With the sheet metal all cracked like that, it has no chance of permanence....
06-08-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Replacing Shocks and Struts

Rears are stooooopid eeeeeeeezy. Change the springs at the same time. Moog CC635 (variable rate) or 5665 (constant rate). It takes longer to jack, support, and let back down, than to change the...
06-07-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Starter for '69 350 to match up with '86 T5

Tired of answering this question.

Good luck.
06-07-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Transmission Lines

If you're asking about the fluid cooler lines, they're 5/16". You can get sticks of brake line that size at most any parts store and bend up new ones.
06-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Bell Housing Question

They are not only different, but non-interchangeable.

The hyd one has the big flange thing to bolt the slave to. The mech one doesn't. (no "features from the future")

For 84, you need a 84-92...
06-02-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Rear Gear Size Question

That was right about the time they added the extra 1/8" to that model of rear. (went from 7.5" to 7.625")

Parts catalogs might list it either way.

7.75" is different, if you see that in a...
06-02-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Is t56 really the best option??

The main advantages to the 2nd design are that the countergear bearings are tapered rollers instead of straight (in fact the 1st design rear CG brg is the same part # as a 10-bolt axle bearing); the...
06-02-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Is t56 really the best option??

The w... w... wo... worl …[ppppppppppuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkkkkkkke] … sorry, I just can't force myself to repeat that 80s "PIT Team" "TQM" "six sigma" BUZZWORD... 2nd design case only...
06-02-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Is t56 really the best option??

Of course. ;) That's where they all do. That's how that transmission fails.



I would say, more than "high". More like, near 100%.

Then, even if it was somehow PERFECT when you get it, as in...
06-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: To 5-speed swap my 85 yellow Iroc or not...

It's pretty invasive...

Trans tunnel (or SERIOUS modification of your existing one... eeeeeeeezier to cut it out and weld/rivet in the corresponding part out of another car), console top, shifter,...
06-02-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Oil Pressure Low

Sounds like you got a crappy OPSU. Try this one.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/bwd-oil-pressure-gauge-switch-s996/20975771-P?searchTerm=oil+pressure+switch+%26+sender

Any signs of metal...
06-02-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Camaro / Oldsmobile

If you're talking about the one on the drive shaft that plugs into the transmission, yes. It's the same as all the other transmissions from that era that weren't TH400 size.
06-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Is t56 really the best option??

You're definitely at a crossroads.

"Rebuild" won't fix the fluid leak, in all likelihood. Odds are, the place it's leaking, is the front countergear bearing. That looks a bit like an upside-down...
06-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Oil Pressure Low

Yours also sounds like it needs a sending unit. Just swap it out. They go bad all the time.

I simply do not understand the reluctance on the part of others to just swap that thing out. The point...
Forum: Carburetors
06-01-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Why Do I Need The Little Ruler W/Rebuild Kit?

I've always done it by the tuning method described above. I put them back together the same as they came apart for a starting point, and tune from there, asking the engine what it wants to make it...
05-31-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Blown out trans cross member/ motor mounts?

Not really... the parts store variety (Anchor) seem to be fine, no weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeker than factory, but not really stronger either.

I've also used Energy Suspension...
05-31-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Oil Pressure Low

Low oil pressure

Metal chips in the oil
05-31-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Oil Pressure Low

I'm not a big fan of blindly swapping parts either. BUT... I'd suggest swapping the OPSU anyway... costs less than a mech gauge, and is MUCH eeeeeezier. THEN, if the stock gauge still reads low (and...
05-31-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Engine will not turn to start yet everything checks good HELP!!

Did you try the tire-tool/BFH test? It's VASTLY more useful and reliable than the "parts store counter" looks-enough-like-a-test-to-fool-the-nšive.
05-31-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Engine will not turn to start yet everything checks good HELP!!

You've already done all the troubleshooting there is to do. It has demonstrated that your starter is defective.

The "parts counter test" is ALL BUT WORTHLESS. The only thing it will find is a...
05-31-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,509
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: 85 z28 build 305

Sorry you're going through all this. It's what we warned you about.

Thanks for being honest though, I know it hurts sometimes to admit in public that some hard-fought decision turned out to be...
05-31-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Blown out trans cross member/ motor mounts?

Yup, trans mount is trashed, same as everybody else's. They're weeeeeeeeeeek to begin with, and even moderate stress (clutch dump) is about guaranteed to break it.

Effff "get a look at". Just...
Forum: Carburetors
05-31-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Why Do I Need The Little Ruler W/Rebuild Kit?

Setting the solenoid about 4 turns down is about right... maybe a little low, but reasonable. I use 5 turns, but the threads are REALLY fine, so it's not all that much different. Similarly, the idle...
Forum: Carburetors
05-30-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Why Do I Need The Little Ruler W/Rebuild Kit?

Sounds like the upper stop is set wrong.

"Travel" is the DIFFERENCE between those 2. Since the lower (lean) stop setting, which is the height of the solenoid off the bottom of the bowl, is in the...
05-29-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Engine will not turn to start yet everything checks good HELP!!

Sounds pretty obviously like a bad starter.

What happened when you replaced it? (not "test", whatever that is)

A somewhat more definitive "test" - more reliable BY FAR than what they do at...
05-29-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: 1989 RS...Z28 Package? Is This A Thing?

Sounds kinda like typical used-car-seller monkey-spank.

Too bad people can't resist the temptation to make up some wild-a$$ bullplop story and try to use it to take advantage of the uninformed.
Forum: Carburetors
05-29-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Why Do I Need The Little Ruler W/Rebuild Kit?

Right: it's not so important that you use THAT PARTICULAR ruler, as that you use A ruler at all.

Not everybody has one. The paper one is cheeeeeeeep and will keep people out of trouble if they...
05-28-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Idol Only???

Your problem is fuel DELIVERY.

Not, fuel "pressure"... fuel DELIVERY. The AMOUNT, otherwise known as the VOLUME, of fuel the system can flow (DELIVER), when the engine demands more fuel in order...
05-28-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Adjusting downshift cable with a aftermarket shift kit

The cable's job is to tell the transmission where the throttle is.

PERIOD.

That's all it does. If the trans thinks the throttle is somewhere besides wherever it actually is, it has NO CHANCE...
Forum: Carburetors
05-28-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By sofakingdom

Re: Why Do I Need The Little Ruler W/Rebuild Kit?

Yup, and acoupla other details most easily established that way.

Use it. Follow the instructions. AT LEAST, if nothing about your carb us fornicated in some unrepaired way (*cough* leaking plugs...
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