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Forum: DIY PROM
10-04-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 390,749
Posted By TallTim

Re: Tuning with the EBL

RBob could you elaborate please, once connected to F8 where in EBL do we control the 2nd fan? In my case no A/C and 2nd fan grounds via an under dash toggle switch now.

Also any comments about...
09-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By TallTim

Re: Hello from Germany

I think my daughter and son-in-law are not far from you in Rosenheim. My wife is going there in December for the birth of twins so if you need any parts carried let me know. No exhaust manifolds...
Forum: Electronics
09-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,499
Posted By TallTim

Re: Hacking into the 86-88 Trans Am digital dash odometer

Please show some pictures of the Formula! Did you find it locally? I searched for a year and found mine in DC 1K away from me. Of course in S FL everything is at least 1K away....
09-05-2018, 05:47 PM
Forum: Electronics
09-04-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,499
Posted By TallTim

Re: Hacking into the 86-88 Trans Am digital dash odometer

BizJet,

I have an 89 Formula that I am gathering the DD swap for. I only need harnesses. I have yet to touch the car though and would consider a complete swap dash and all harnesses with you. I...
08-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TallTim

Re: Weekend warriors

Huh while putzing around the car last night noticed a wheel weight has gone missing. Go figure.
08-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TallTim

Re: Weekend warriors

Good info thanks for posting.

I am an amateur having had my car on the track a couple times for SCCA track night and plan on doing more. These are full out 20 min road course sessions around a ~2...
08-09-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,582
Posted By TallTim

Re: Formula 350 drag test (vintage)

Thanks for posting!

Never thought of opening/removing that headlight for ram air.

+1 in the article for the mention of stack of mail (what no email?) and using the typewriter ( that's a manual...
Forum: Brakes
07-02-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By TallTim

Re: Mod the MC to get more rear disc action?

Thanks for the responses.

I have 255-50-16's all the way around. Stock 89 PBR single piston aluminum calipers in the rear. I have bigbrakeupgrade dual piston LS1 calipers up front.

The pedal...
06-26-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,334
Posted By TallTim

Re: Got my first estimate for fuel pump replacement $533.00

Some don't realize a FP change on our cars can involve welding, or using a band clamp or however you want reassembly to go. Would they re-weld?

My point is if a repair warranty matters to you be...
06-25-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,334
Posted By TallTim

Re: Got my first estimate for fuel pump replacement $533.00

Not sure I saw it here but since I just had a new airtronix FP fail so down came the tank again - since it sounds like you are going to have the job done a warranty might appeal to you even if you...
Forum: Brakes
06-21-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By TallTim

Re: Mod the MC to get more rear disc action?

Yeah that makes sense thanks.

I talked to Strange, they suggested I could get 200 lb more pressure by lowering the hole in the pedal from a 6:1 ratio to a 7:1 ratio.

They said a larger bore MC...
Forum: Brakes
06-20-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By TallTim

Mod the MC to get more rear disc action?

I bought this

https://www.burkhartchassis.com/product-page/master-cylinder

which is the Strange Engineering MC.

I've got the Wilwood prop valve all the way open and I'm not getting any...
Forum: TPI
06-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,033
Posted By TallTim

Re: Fuel rail mounted fuel pressure gauge

Me thinks remove the schrader valve.
06-16-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By TallTim

Re: FL 89 Formula Seats

zip is 33435

box is 41x21x23 (this is the box my Corbeaus came in)

Weight est 60 lb.
06-16-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By TallTim

Re: FL 89 Formula Seats - FREE!

Just pay shipping from 33435

Seats have been disassembled. All hardware available.

Take what you want now, I'm getting rid of the whole thing into the fiery furnace in about two minutes.
Forum: DIY PROM
06-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By TallTim

Re: New to tuning and EBL-P4

Well pulling the trigger on the 89 is a perfect choice IMO!

PM me your email addr and I will send you a link to download the PDF it's too big to post on TGO.
Forum: DIY PROM
06-15-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By TallTim

Re: New to tuning and EBL-P4

I have been going down this road for almost a year now (time permitting) and there is a lot to learn. There is no 101 that fits all. Read and re-read RBob tuning 101 articles on his website. Don't...
Forum: Cooling
06-15-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By TallTim

Re: Overheating

Is the radiator cap good meaning building pressure? Having a spare is cheap insurance.

Is the rad in good shape (lots of bent fins, maybe old or corroded).

Is there junk in front of the rad? ...
Forum: Cooling
06-15-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By TallTim

Re: Dual rad fan issues

Research here on normal fan operation. Is it just working normally? There are temp sensors that can go bad. Seems fan motors are ok.
06-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By TallTim

Re: MSD 6AL BOX LOCATION

PO moved the relay bracket from the firewall to the top of the wheel well. The 6A fit right at the top corner of the firewall.

See post 109.
...
06-14-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By TallTim

Re: Re-painted a valve cover and not happy with results

Nice job on the finish, after so many coats it's easy to screw up one pass and get a sag or run then ugh.

I've used the metalcast with their color coat being a tinted clear. Each successive color...
06-08-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By TallTim

Re: Another amusing craigslist ad

Oh it has the "chrome valves" now I gotta have it!
06-08-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By TallTim

Re: FL 89 Formula Seats

TTT. This is on Ebay now.

even just the seat covers are worth it!
Forum: Electronics
05-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,499
Posted By TallTim

Re: Hacking into the 86-88 Trans Am digital dash odometer

WHAAAAT Cehbra is a physician and he's posting binary and a custom app to help TGO members? I've been in IT since the DOS days - man you you have another career waiting for you when you are ready!
...
05-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By TallTim

Re: 89 Formula: How to go to manual brakes?

Thanks for the info. The comments from others and Burkhart took me to the larger one. Perhaps someday I will revisit and try a smaller one.
05-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By TallTim

Re: 89 Formula: How to go to manual brakes?

Burkhart takes the Strange mc and adds some stuff to make the manual mc package complete.

Strange says the mc is 1.032.
...
05-17-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By TallTim

Re: 89 Formula: How to go to manual brakes?

Reviving an old thread, just wanted to mention that I had an unresolved issue of not being able to lock up the rear aluminum caliper PBR disc brakes even with the Wilwood prop valve all the way open....
05-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By TallTim

FL 89 Formula Seats

Price drop $150 plus shipping.

Original seats from my car. Original padding and tracks pretty worn.

A couple years ago I put new black velour upholstery on both from
...
Forum: Interior
05-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By TallTim

Re: Corbeau A4 Racing Seats

Here's the lowered bracket. I also could not use the slide mechanism, my head would just barely hit the T-top with the helmet on if I used it.

Raced with it this weekend, huge improvement. Will...
05-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,872
Posted By TallTim

Re: '89 Trans Am GTA

Nice job caring for another 89!

+1 for Scott and his big brake upgrade, I am getting some road course time on my setup from him and the brakes grab hard every time and don't fade.

So what's...
05-09-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By TallTim

Re: The market on a tastefully modified 88 Formula

I would say your point is not that you can't afford to keep it - you really mean you can't afford to sell it. Because I agree unlike remodeling the kitchen, the market does not see a remodeled...
05-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,223
Posted By TallTim

Re: Twin Turbo 1989 Firebird Formula 350

Some track time last night at http://racepbir.com/.

Changes since the Feb track visit were new seat installed (will update that thread), new Champion CC951 aluminum 3 core, and an oil breather...
Forum: TPI
05-09-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By TallTim

Re: 89 formula 350 fuel problem

Fellow 89 Formula 350 owner here. I suggest you not remove the plenum to get to the injectors unless you know you have to. I didn't see mention of testing the resistance to them. They should all be...
05-05-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,223
Posted By TallTim

Re: Twin Turbo 1989 Firebird Formula 350

I'm still trying to get the right fit for the DS seat, I will update that thread with progress. There is a fine line between headroom and legroom for us tall dudes and aftermarket seats. I got the...
05-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By TallTim

Re: 400K MILE 1990 FIREBIRD 3.1

What strikes me is that drivers seat. Someone sat there for 400K miles and didn't wear it down to the springs?
Forum: Interior
04-25-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By TallTim

Re: Corbeau A4 Racing Seats

Will do.

I've read elsewhere that the seat choice depends to some extent on how long you will be sitting in them. I could sit in the old seat for a 3 hour highway drive comfortably but these...
04-23-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,223
Posted By TallTim

Re: Twin Turbo 1989 Firebird Formula 350

OK so in the past month I

* fixed the loose turbo drain lines (was that me making the smoke on the track?)

* upgraded the seats to Corbeau A4 (started a new thread on that)

* increased the...
Forum: DIY PROM
04-23-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 390,749
Posted By TallTim

Re: Tuning with the EBL

Hey guys I have this whole thread (up to March I think) in searchable PDF. If you PM me I can send you a OneDrive link to download it. It's too big to post here.

It's really good for searching on...
Forum: Interior
04-23-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By TallTim

Corbeau A4 Racing Seats

After my recent track laps where I had a death grip on the steering wheel to avoid sliding out of my worn seat I decided it was time for an upgrade.

After some research, I settled on the above...
04-23-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,239
Posted By TallTim

Re: Trans Am 3.0 - My Build Thread

Curious about those inlets, are you expecting ram air in? I'm thinking that faster flowing air under the car (low pressure) will cause air to be pulled from the top side. Unless you put a scoop below...
03-30-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By TallTim

Re: OTC 7045B spring compressor. Don't cheap out.

I am in the midst of front spring changes now.

I bought the cheapest Amazon one. Why? Because regardless if it's the cheapest China junk or the most expensive Snap-on (?) there is still the...
03-28-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By TallTim

Re: Trans fluid lines installed tips?

Getting my stock lines out I bent the crap out of them. I don't see how you could install new without doing the same.

Consider making your own braided ss lines, the price is not too much for a...
03-12-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By TallTim

Re: 89 Formula: How to go to manual brakes?

Old thread but I thought I had posted what I ended up doing.

https://www.burkhartchassis.com/product-page/master-cylinder
Forum: Brakes
03-12-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By TallTim

Re: looking to convert to manual brakes, need guidance

Did this 3 yrs ago. I'm just off the road course and the brakes worked really well.

I upgraded the fronts, put in a Wilwood prop valve and went to a manual master cyl.

Brakes are hard to push...
03-12-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,223
Posted By TallTim

Re: Twin Turbo 1989 Firebird Formula 350

Was at the road course last week, ran up to 10 lb boost with no problems. That put me to 110mph on the back stretch.

* I'm flopping around in the seat on the corners, gotta do something about...
03-01-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,301
Posted By TallTim

Re: Formula 350 - Production numbers??

Oh that is a beauty. Are those wheels polished? They don't look like they have the factory grooves in them. That's what I'm doing to mine.
We will have to get salt and pepper together. I have a...
03-01-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By TallTim

Re: December 2017 COTM **WINNER**

Very nice job! Can you share some detail of the hood hinge install?
02-21-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By TallTim

Re: WTB 1988 Notchback Digital Dash Ttops Grey

i think I have a pic of it in my TGO twin turbo build thread near the end when he pulled into my driveway one day.
02-21-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By TallTim

Re: WTB 1988 Notchback Digital Dash Ttops Grey

Got a buddy in the neighborhood with a real nice original. Forwarded this to him.
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