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Forum: Power Adders
06-19-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By sgp0511

Re: For all the 305 haters

[QUOTE=Drew;6146456]Dude.

Did you miss the part where they installed a $120 cam, $800 heads, $200 roller rockers, a $200 intake, and a $550 carb? Plus they conveniently left out the details of...
Forum: Power Adders
06-19-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By sgp0511

For all the 305 haters

For all the people saying a 305 can't be made into a good motor, here ya go, watch and see what a measly 305 can do. Even if u look at the initial baseline non sprayed run, at 300+hp it's obviously a...
Forum: Power Adders
06-19-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,803
Posted By sgp0511

Re: How much can a 305 block handle?

Watch this and this might answer the op original question, I know it's sprayed but u get an idea what a 305 can handle
https://youtu.be/AScojLj139A
06-08-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Shudder with high-load, low rpm. Ignition issue?

I had this annoying shudder for a while, thought trans was giving up, but was the only had 1 of 3 torque converter bolts in, other bolts fell out, after new bolts, no shudder, just an idea
06-06-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Smoke cloud

Yes it was oil whitish with blue tinge, looking like a 2 stroke, I am familiar with the differences between oil and coolant, but oil is fine coolant fine this is about 3 weeks later guess just a...
06-04-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Smoke cloud

Trans fluid proper level, it for sure was off of the exhaust and was oil I just wonder why it did that.
06-03-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By sgp0511

Smoke cloud

88 firebird 305 quadrajet 700r4, was doing a high speed run the other day vs this little HHR , I was doing 95-100, pedal mostly to the metal, rpms were up but not sure exact numbers as no tach. I was...
05-09-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Oil leak

I am having the exact same leak been dealing with it for a few months now I drive so much haven't really got to diagnose til last weekend. My 305 was leaking down the rear so I also thought rear...
05-09-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Shatter noise in motor!?

Sorry buddy sounds bad better start taking her apart
05-09-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Finally running, but wont stay steady.

Sounds like a vacuum leak to me, if u have a vacuum leak it will run just as you described. Had a blazer one time do the same exact thing and ended up being a disconnected vacuum line. Check all your...
04-12-2016, 06:09 PM
04-12-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By sgp0511

T5 swap parts list

I have been searching everywhere for a complete parts list to swap a 700r4 for a T5 transmission. I got a used T5 from a friend and the day I picked it up my automatic transmission started slipping,...
02-28-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,528
Posted By sgp0511

Re: WHEN THEY WERE NEW

The third pic from the top with white iroc and gray Firebird, I didn't know the Firebird came factory with those wheels.
Forum: Exhaust
02-28-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Removing blocked up cat with smog

If u don't need inspection just get rid of the cat , see if the shop will do it, don't worry about if the shop could get a fine or lose their license, if you don't own the shop, don't worry about it,...
Forum: Exhaust
02-27-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Removing blocked up cat with smog

Just call the exhaust shop and ask, they might do it, shop i used didn't even mention a cat when I got full exhaust.
Forum: Exhaust
02-27-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Fumes

So after taping up rear hatch best I could, fumes are noticeably less, still a little there. With windows up, hardly any fumes penetrate inside, but there's still a little smell. Is weird on turns I...
Forum: Exhaust
02-27-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Fumes

Was messing with charcoal canister And pulled vent line from tank on top of charcoal canister and blew into the line. I heard gas bubble then I couldn't put any more air into line, I opened gas cap...
Forum: Exhaust
02-27-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Fumes

No heater or ac box installed, PO removed, so all the holes from ac box on firewall have been sealed, I've triple checked firewall inside and out and there are no holes for fumes that I can see. Been...
Forum: Exhaust
02-26-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Fumes

So thanks for the replies, but I have been filling every hole in the. cabin trying to stop the exhaust smell from entering. There are no other holes where I could imagine exhaust coming in. Yet with...
Forum: Exhaust
02-24-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Fumes

More info, my charcoal canister has the tank vent line running to it, that's it, one other port is plugged, and the other line going to nowhere, there's really no gas fume smell while running or not.
Forum: Exhaust
02-24-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By sgp0511

Fumes

My 88 Firebird was running a straight pipe as the exhaust had been cut off by previous owner and it's been fine just loud, but no fumes. Last week it started getting fumes inside the cabin. finally...
Forum: Carburetors
02-16-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,418
Posted By sgp0511

Re: tbi to carb swap what do i need

What's wrong with your tbi setup? A few months ago I finished my tbi to carb swap, did the swap bc my tbi setup was non functioning and the wiring was a nightmare. Was easy enough, I swapped intakes,...
Forum: Electronics
02-12-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By sgp0511

Ignition switch

88 firebird no vats has a weird problem where after driving my car throughout the day, sometimes I who put the key in and then and nothing will happen. I have dummy light for alternator and when I...
02-08-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By sgp0511

Starter

So lately I've noticed I had a hot start issue, 305 carb on 88 firebird. What happened was starter would rapidly click if I tried to restart when operating temp. If I kept trying to start for a few...
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Carbed 350 swap help

But if it's electronic quadrajet that's different.
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Carbed 350 swap help

And for electric choke just run keyed power to choke and that's it. Going to have to wire up fan also. No biggie
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Carbed 350 swap help

Just electric choke? No other electronic connections on carb? If so it's easy enough just keep quadrajet, better gas mileage and as long as its tuned right a great carb, no need to change carbs for...
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Carbed 350 swap help

Is your current qjet electronic?
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Idiot light

and just for reference this light bulb is not going in the factory location I am running a brand new wire to switched 12volts so I need the light bulb and its socket thanks
Forum: Electronics
01-12-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By sgp0511

Idiot light

okay guys I am trying to wire up my 3 wire alternator and I am having trouble finding out what size light bulb I should use for the exciter wire, I am going to Radio Shack later today to get the...
Forum: Electronics
01-10-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,160
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Whats a good car alarm?

Go to the local animal shelter and adopt the big mean dog in quarantine BC it bit someone and give him a permanent home in your front seat. ;)
Forum: Electronics
01-10-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

Once again I know factory is best, but that isnt within my possibilities right now, as I'm not having any other issues but this, so no need to get an all new harness just for the alternator. So I...
Forum: Electronics
01-10-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

Looks like your not understanding me, the harness is UNRELIABLE BC ITS SO HACKED EVERYWHERE ELSE THAT I WOULD RATHER KEEP IT SIMPLE AND not rewire into it. The only thing the factory harness does now...
Forum: Electronics
01-09-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

This is your problem, right there. Un-fornicate your wiring. Put it back like it belongs. No excuses, no "I can't", NONE of that, JUST DO IT. Your alt will then work just fine. (unless of course, if...
Forum: Electronics
01-09-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

And sorry it's a 305 quadrajet with hei
Forum: Electronics
01-09-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

The battery is less than a year old, so I just drove the car and I know the alternator is not putting out enough amps or something BC when I have the car on and lights on, then turn car off while...
Forum: Electronics
01-09-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator not charging

I've had the battery tested 3 times, the first time they said it was bad, took it to Walmart, they tested it said it was good, went back to autozone and it tested good, so 2 times out of 3 it tested...
Forum: Electronics
01-09-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By sgp0511

Alternator not charging

I just put in a rebuilt alternator in my 88 bird. The problem is when I drive at night lights on, my battery will be dead the following morning when I go to start it. It is carbd, no electronics to...
Forum: Electronics
11-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator wiring

Ok thanks got it hooked up now, couldn't figure out why the alternator was getting voltage when car off so I just wired in a switch for alternator now it's good to go.
Forum: Electronics
11-14-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Alternator wiring

Sorry car is a 88 firebird tbi converted to hei carb setup
Forum: Electronics
11-14-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By sgp0511

Alternator wiring

Ok been having a problem where my alternator has this humming sound when car is off. Been doing lots of research and basically my alternator is getting power somehow when car is off. Went out to look...
Forum: Carburetors
11-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By sgp0511

Re: No idle when warm

I found 2 burnt plug wires that I didn't route correctly just laying on top of my manifolds so I temporarily got them off the manifold and electric taped the burn spots for the time being. Have to...
Forum: Carburetors
11-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By sgp0511

Re: No idle when warm

Ok so now I really have to get this figured out as I let someone borrow my daily driver blazer and a drunk driver rear ended her and totaled my truck :/ thank god no one was badly hurt but my trucks...
Forum: Carburetors
11-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By sgp0511

Re: No idle when warm

Vacuum advance got rid of the tbi dist. I plugged all vacuum ports on carb to eliminate any bad vacuum lines and still won't idle
Forum: Carburetors
11-05-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By sgp0511

Re: No idle when warm

Just regular hei
Forum: Carburetors
11-04-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By sgp0511

No idle when warm

I just finished at tbi to carb swap. Yesterday, which would be day 3 of driving my 305 auto firebird with non cc quadrajet and he I, car would cut out at highway speeds. I found out was not getting...
05-13-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Time to pull car out after 17 years

You got it down basically any fluid and you will have some rubber seals and gaskets go bad since its been sitting so long. We need done pics, and why did you lock her away for so long?
05-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By sgp0511

Re: Firebird as a First Car

Get whatever car you really want, all cars need maintenance even the "reliable" Honda's I've had many cars and the only 2 cars I've had that ever had catastrophic failure was my Honda accord and my...
05-13-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By sgp0511

first ride

Went for my first ride around the block tonight with my 88 bird 305 700r4, other than choking on fumes since the exhaust ends right under passenger floor seemed to run well on my short five min...
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